Credit John Taggart for The New York Times
Good morning on this fabulous Friday.
It’s a splendid weekend to stay in the city — we’ll be graced with comfortable highs around the 70s for the next few days, and enough sunshine to hold us over into the first unofficial week of fall. (We’re expecting a small stretch of rain, but only late Saturday into early Sunday.)
If you’re planning to stick around, here’s our Labor Day weekend guide, with festivities for those looking to celebrate, and quiet for those hoping to relax. The events are free, unless otherwise noted.
• Join the annual New York City Unicycle Festival, “four days of one-wheel madness,” with rides, classes, shows and contests. Today’s Brooklyn Unicycle Day event, a 13-mile ride across the Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island, begins at 3 p.m. Full schedule here.
• Watch a production of “The Tempest,” Shakespeare’s play about anger, love and forgiveness, on the upper terrace of Bryant Park in Midtown. 7 p.m.
• Catch some holiday fireworks on Coney Island. The best place to watch is on the beach or boardwalk, between West 10th and West 15th Streets. 9:30 p.m.
• Check out the final event of Warm Up, an outdoor performance series with live music, at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. Noon to 9 p.m. [$22]
• Celebrate Beyoncé’s birthday, which is on Sept. 4, during a Bey Nite tribute dance party at Brooklyn Bowl on Wythe Avenue. 11:30 p.m. [$15]
• Take the “Labor History and Madison Square” walking tour — about labor conditions and labor rights in the 1800s and 1900s — starting at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park in the Flatiron district. 11 a.m.
• Listen to live music and do Zumba as part of the Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach, in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. 1 to 5 p.m.
And if you’re looking to satisfy your sports fix, you can watch the Liberty (hosting the Stars on Friday), Yankees (hosting the Red Sox on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or Mets (hosting the Phillies on Monday). The U.S. Open also continues in Queens.
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