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Summer Wind Down

Events to help you enjoy the last days of summer this Labor Day weekend.


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1. The sad news is that it's the last MOMA PS1 Warm Up of the summer. The good news is that it's a sweet lineup. DFA-approved neo-disco dancemasters Holy Ghost! headline, with D.J. sets by House of House and D.J. Mehdi.

2. Rather some techno? Randall's Island hosts the weekend-long Electric Zoo festival. With heavy hitters like The Chemical Brothers, Kaskade, and Armin Van Buuren, it'll be impossible to keep your feet from shuffling.

3. If you're up for Governors Island instead, it's open from Friday to Sunday, and it's chock full of events like the NYC Unicycle Fest (for you one-wheel enthusiasts) and the Parked Food Truck Festival, with contributions from the Jamaican Dutchy Truck, Rickshaw Dumpling, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, among others.

4. Food lovers can also hit up Snout 'N Stout, a "North Carolina-style pig roast & sidewalk party." It's free to check it out and $10-$15 per plate of food with advance tickets...

5. ...or check out Williamsburg's Monster Island ion Saturday, as they hosts their third annual Block Party with BBQ, art shows, and a carnival installation.

6. For culture-seekers there's a multitude of shindigs, like the three-day Rockabilly Fest at Coney Island. Slick your hair back, daddy-o, and enter your baby in the Pin Up contest. Also, while you cats are there, check out the last of the summer fireworks, Friday at 9:30 p.m., best viewed from the boardwalk or somewhere up high, like the Wonder Wheel.

7. International offerings include the Brazilian Day parade on Sixth Ave. on Sunday or the West Indian Day Carnival Monday in Brooklyn. Pre-game with a Caribbean dance party Saturday night at Santos Party House, hosted by Va$htie.

8. Want to make a splash? It's the last weekend for the Floating Pool Lady, the barge that was converted into a seven-lane, 82-foot-long parks department swimming pool. She'll be anchored in Baretto Point Park until September 6, open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

9. Or keep things indoors at the Met, which will be open this Monday for the holiday...

10. ...or catch the excellent Moving Sounds Festival, which pairs contemporary classical and electronic composers. Highlights include world premieres of works by seminal Austrian composers Georg Friedrich Haas and Bernhard Lang; performances by electric guitarist and composer Christian Fennesz, and the world premiere of a work by American Ed Campion.

11. Round the weekend off with some more dancing on Monday, first with a free Day Off party in the City Winery back yard. Thrown by A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs's Fool's Gold Label, it features guest raps by Yelawolf, Pill and Donnis, DJ sets by The Brothers Macklovitch (A-Trak & Dave1), Just Blaze, Craze, Klever, and more, and a live performance by The Suzun...

12....or shake it like a tambourine with the inimitable Big Boi, who was forced to split from his label to release his latest Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty and will be showing the young 'uns how rap is done at the Brooklyn Bowl in the evening. Happy Labor Day!


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