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Five Can’t Miss Long Island Events for Labor Day Weekend

Posted at Tue, Aug 27, 2019 4:00 PM

With summer winding down, people are trying to make sure that they enjoy the warm weather for all it’s worth before it’s gone. The Labor Day weekend marks the transition into fall but it’s also one last hurrah for summer and to that end, we here at Westbury Toyota have put together a list of local Labor Day weekend events fit for family and friends alike. You can bid summer a proper goodbye by partaking in any number of these fun activities that you can find right here at home.

Labor Day Championship

For any baseball lovers, this is a can’t miss event! Taking place at Long Island’s premier baseball destination, Baseball Heaven, the Labor Day Championship is a great way to get your sport’s fix over the holiday weekend. Complete with a restaurant, concessions, and all the first-class amenities you’d expect, Baseball Heaven will provide you and your friends and/or family everything you need to enjoy fast-paced ball games the way they’re meant to be enjoyed.

Labor Day at Adventureland

If you’re in search of a family-friendly Labor Day weekend outing, you’re going to want to be in Farmingdale on September 2nd. Adventureland, a Long Island amusement park that’s been open since 1962, has so much to offer people of every age that you might actually have to go for more than one day in order to experience every attraction. Park admission is free and POP wristbands are $33.99 per person. The park opens at 11:00 A.M. and closes at 7:00 P.M., so you’ll have hours of uninterrupted fun. For more information, visit the event’s website!

The Robert C. McAvoy Labor Day 5 Mile Race

For those who enjoy a bit of a physical challenge, why not sign up for the Robert C. McAvoy Labor Day 5 Mile Race? If this sounds right up your alley, be sure to register early for a fee of $25.00 (though same-day registration is also an option with a fee of $30.00). Every registered participant gets a free T-shirt during number pick-up at 6:30 A.M. on race day (September 2nd). The course is fast, flat, and five miles precisely. There are multiple awards being given out as well, so there’s even more incentive to participate!

Southampton Artists Association Labor Day Show

If you like to spend your free time appreciating the fine arts, you should probably head to Southampton over the long weekend in order to check out this art show. This event is free to attend and will showcase over one hundred works of art in a number of different mediums, including:

  • Sculptures
  • Photography
  • Mixed Media
  • Oils
  • Acrylics

This is a great way to support local artists while also learning more about their technique, styles, and inspirations. There will be bin items open for purchase if you’d like to come home with a souvenir. For more info, be sure to check out the event website!

48th Mother Cabrini Italian Feast

If great food, exciting rides and an upbeat carnival atmosphere are your kind of thing, then you definitely need to check out the 48th Mother Cabrini Italian Feast taking place at Suffolk Community College, Grant Campus, from August 23rd to September 2nd. Admission and parking are absolutely free, so why wouldn’t you head there in order to partake in delectable food, rides, and fireworks? There’s a reason this event is billed as “Long Island’s Largest Italian Feast,” so be sure to bring your appetite. In case there’s too much to take in over the course of one day, be sure to come back for multiple days in a row!

Send Summer Out in Style

Nobody wants summer to end, so that’s why you should make the Labor Day weekend a memorable goodbye before the onset of autumn. The local events we’ve listed here are a great way to enjoy what’s left of the warm weather and support your community at the same time, so round up your friends and family and start making some plans!

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