Family-Orientated Labor Day Activities for 2016

September 2nd, 2016 by

Labor Day Family Activities

Looking forward to the three-day weekend? We have plenty of family-orientated activities to keep you occupied!

Located in Leonia, New Jersey, Field Station Dinosaurs is the perfect combination of family-friendly fun and education. Recently re-opened, the park offers over thirty life-sized realistic dinosaurs across twenty acres of woods. There are also plenty of workshops, games, and shows to partake in.

Make sure to arrive early on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at Pier 83 for the 24th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competitions. Families can board the Spectator Boat at 9AM for a close-up of all the action. Afterward, families can engage in a number of contests and competitions, including the famous spinach-eating contest. Do you think your child has what it takes to eat more spinach than Popeye? Come down to find out!

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is offering a weekend Back to School special to help kids in your life get ready for a new school year. Children will design their own school supplies, dance and sing along, as well as help Llama Llama get ready for pre-school. Please make sure to check their website to confirm event schedules.

Happy Birthday, Herry Monster! Stop by at the Children’s Museum of the Arts on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 to wish our lovable monster a very happy birthday and make your own puppet to celebrate.

Families should also take a ferry ride to Staten Island to visit the Richmond County Fair but please make sure to purchase tickets in advance. The fair will be open rain or shine so everyone can take advantage of various amusement rides and contests. Children can enjoy the petting zoo, craft contests, and take a pony ride or two. Just be careful when you visit the Flea Circus!

Riverside Park South is also holding its own West Side County Fair on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 at Pier 1. There will be live band performances, sideshow performers ad aerialists, and enjoy local food and merchandise.

On Monday, journey over to Prospect Park for some nature-filled fun. Children can visit the Audubon Center and learn how to identify birds by using binoculars and field guides. Participants can create their own tube of lip balm, receive a Discovery Pack, and engage in a Citizen Science project as well. After some old-fashioned games such as potato sack and spoon races, families can take a walk down to the Children’s Corner for a carousel ride.