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Last chance Labor Day: Summer's top events and exhibits ending this weekend

Summer is ending and so are many of its best events. We round up everything you need to put on your to-do list this Labor Day weekend, before it's too late.

Seafood boils: Final days for crab feasts

Regular Southern-style seafood boils have been a summer staple around town, but this weekend is your last chance to crack into many of them. AtBack Forty, Sept. 3 and 5 close out Crab-a-Palooza 2015, where $50 gets you a tableful of Old Bay-spiced crab with a bunch of traditional sides and summer fruit cobbler for dessert.Narcissamakes it Carolina style, with a lowcountry boil ($45) on its patio Sept. 5-6 with blue crab, shrimp and sausage, plus hush puppies and carrot cake. And the Jamaican Jerk Crab Boil atMiss Lily's 7ahad been set to end (an amazing deal at$38 for a shareablefeast of six crabs, sides and banana pudding)this weekend but has been extended until Sept. 21 or 28, depending on market availability.

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Leonard Bernstein’s shore leave musicalOn the Townis ending its run on Sept. 6, just as it’s getting a boost from a two-week stint by newly minted prima ballerina Misty Copeland. It surely won’t be her last turn on Broadway, but it’s one worth catching. Pulitzer-winning Annie Baker’sJohnhad been sold out through the end of its run Sept. 6 but just added an evening performance that day, so don’t miss this ghost story about a young couple’s haunted stay a Pennsylvania bed & breakfast. And catch Alex Sharp in the role — his first out of Juilliard — that earned him a Tony inThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timebefore he leaves the production on Sept. 13.

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Yes, summer is about being outside as much as possible before winter makes shut-ins of us all, but there have been some exceptional reasons to get to the city’s museums, and three of them are closing this weekend. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is keeping the doors open until midnight Sept. 4 and 5 beforeChina: Through the Looking Glassends on Sept. 7; the Museum of the Moving Image packs up the sets ofMatthew Weiner’s Man Menon Sept. 6; and MoMA’s sprawlingYoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971closes Sept. 7.

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The weather may still be good, butpublic poolswill close for the season on Monday, so get your final splashes in at McCarren Park and soak in the last of the sun and sights from the glorious deck of Astoria Park. (Beachesclose Sept. 13, except for Staten Island's Cedar Grove and Wolfe's Pond, which close Monday.) and And while theRiis Park Beach Bazaarmay be open until Sept. 27, the easy-accessferryfrom Pier 11 stops running after Labor Day. So get to the Rockaways this weekend to check out the bazaar, which goes way beyond just eating until you’re high on sugar, like ultimate Frisbee.

Eva Kis is on Twitter @thisiskis, where she talks about pop culture, cats and media almost as much as food. Looking for something to do? Plan your day, week or month with our events calendar.

 

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