How Should You Spend Your Labor Day in NYC?

Summer, as wonderful and fun as it is, has one major flaw. It isn’t long enough. After spending the warm months with friends and family exploring the city, experiencing new events, and reconnecting in our old haunts, when the end of August draws near our brain switches from summer mode to back in business. Thankfully, we have one of the best long weekends of the season to look forward to, Labor Day! Meant to celebrate the hardworking labor force, Labor Day is all about relaxing, unwinding, and celebrating you. So, if you’re back in New York City for the summer, here are some events and activities you can check out over Labor Day with help from our parking app.

An NYC Day in the Sun
New York City is a city with countless nicknames – why isn’t “The Green City” one of them? Soak in one of the last few glorious summer weekends in NYC at one of our lush parks. Pack a picnic and head to Central Park, Madison Square Park, Riverside Park, The High Line, and Washington Square Park; the options are endless. Once you arrive, spread your blanket out and lounge in the sun, paddle around a pond, or grab a sweet treat. You can make your trip even easier by parking close by. Icon Parking has nearly 200 places to safely leave your vehicle while you jaunt around the urban jungle.

Game, Set, Match: Big Apple Style
The U.S. Tennis Open is not only the most popular NYC event during Labor Day but also the biggest sporting event in NYC for the entire year. It’s a must for any sports lover and the culturally attuned alike. You may be able to secure your seats with specific tickets at The U.S. Tennis Open, but that won’t help you when you are looking for parking. According to, New York drivers spend an average of 107 hours each year looking for parking spots, leading to late arrivals and missed events. Make parking a breeze and avoid the racket (see what we did there?) with Icon’s website and app for booking and mobile check-in, check-out, and payment.

Brooklyn, Bronx, Beaches
Everyone loves a good beach day, and with winter right around the corner, it’s best to get them in while you can! New York has some beautiful beaches, such as Cherry Grove and Fort Tilden; all of which are perfect for a Labor Day bash with friends and family. The best part about the beach is how you magically forget all your stresses the moment you hear the lapping waves. When it comes to parking, let us take the stress away with our commitment to great customer service and focus on keeping you and your car safe while you enjoy your time relaxing.

See the City Like a Tourist
Whether you are a local or new to the city that never sleeps, the classic attractions and monuments around New York have to be experienced to appreciate them and their impacts on American life. Check out the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, MoMA – the list goes on and on!

Extend Summer Well Into Fall
Labor Day may ceremoniously mark the end of summer, but the real last day of the season is September 23. If we’re lucky, the weather will be on our side well into October and we’ll have lots of time to relish in the sun before it’s time to start thinking about snowflakes. As you cruise around New York City during what we consider the prettiest time of the year, be sure to take advantage of our exclusive offers and deals. We update our specials frequently, so check back often.

Parking is Just the Start
When you jet around New York on a busy holiday weekend, you don’t want to spend time searching for a parking space. Park with Icon Parking and get to what matters most faster, while having the built-in benefit of making it a seamless, safe experience.

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