Labor Day

What stores are open on Labor Day?

Some holidays are known for their sales. Labor Day is definitely one of them. But you also know that plenty of stores close to recognize holidays, especially those that fall on long weekends. So how do know which are which? Who has sales and who’s shutting their doors? Don’t worry, we...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 1:39pm

Is IKEA open on Labor Day?

Not everyone was raised on Swedish meatballs like I was. That means when you ask, is IKEA open on Labor Day, you’re probably not thinking about meatballs like I am, but rather wondering about the sales going on over the long weekend. I can only hope that your long weekend plans potentially...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 1:24pm

17 fun things to do in NYC on Labor Day Weekend 2018

Bad news: The last weekend of summer is almost here (how's that bucket list going?) Good news: The 2018 edition of our annual guide to the best things to do on Labor Day Weekend in NYC is here. It may be unofficial — the calendar says summer technically lasts until Sept. 22 — but...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:51pm

Here’s the Labor Day schedule for Metro-North

As many New Yorkers will end their workweek early on Friday to get a jump on their Labor Day weekend festivities, Metro-North aims to get them on the road, err rails, without a hitch. The railroad is adding 17 extra “getaway” train departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m....

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:01am

Is Starbucks open on Labor Day?

If you thought Starbucks was the golden child of the coffee shop world before, this summer certainly cemented it. At the beginning of the warmer months, they announced they were bringing back the beloved Starbucks Happy Hour and have been dishing out drink deals (almost) weekly since. We’re...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:57pm

Are banks open on Labor Day?

There’s a holiday coming up. No, we’re not talking about Labor Day, we’re talking about pay day. But we’re probably talking about both since the first of the month, when many workers get paid, falls over a long holiday weekend. So what’s going to happen to your...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:20am

10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend for Labor Day 2018

If you’re looking for plans for the long weekend, we’ve got you covered. From laughs and history to food and fireworks, here are the best things to do in Philly this weekend for Labor Day 2018. Things to do in Philly this weekend for Labor Day 2018 COMEDY Amy Schumer If you miss the...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 10:53am

12 fun things to do in Boston for Labor Day weekend 2018

We hate to say it, but summer is coming to a close, so there isn't much time to explore the season's best things to do in Boston. Before we officially say goodbye to the warm weather and hello to fall foliage and back-to-school season, there's still some time to enjoy a bit of summer...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 9:05am

Is Dunkin Donuts open on Labor Day?

Coffee drinkers all know that your caffeine needs don’t recognize holidays. There’s no magical energy that comes the morning of big events when you might not have time to grab your beloved brew. Even worse, they don’t quit when your go-to coffee shop might be closed. With a...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:10pm

Is Target open on Labor Day?

This superstore’s wide supply of things you need, but usually just want, might be bad thing under normal circumstances — for your wallet, at least — but it’s ideal for holiday prep. Skip the running around town and just hit Tarjay, where you can get everything from red Solo...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:56am

Here are the worst times to travel for Labor Day weekend

Labor Day is nigh, which means that you may be hitting the road to squeeze in one more ounce of fun before summer unofficially comes to a close this weekend. As millions of other Americans are expected to be traveling alongside you, there’s a very good chance your Labor Day weekend will...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:20am

Are liquor stores open on Labor Day?

In case you haven’t noticed and haven’t been counting down the days, this coming weekend is a holiday weekend. (Please also tell us the secret to your stress levels if you’re not anxiously waiting for a long weekend.) As you look ahead to your weekend full of parties and barbecues...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:25pm

Is Chipotle open on Labor Day this year?

There’s never a wrong time for a burrito bowl. It’s only a question of availability. It doesn’t matter if you have a big celebratory barbecue to get to over the weekend. To steal an idea from Taco Bell, there’s always room for fourth meal. But is it even an option to dig...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:17am

Is Chick-fil-A open on Labor Day?

Maybe you’re headed to a backyard cookout for Labor Day, maybe you’re not. Maybe you’re not big into the holiday get-togethers, but you do feel like treating your family to their favorite semi-healthy fast-food dinner. Maybe you’re just in the mood for something delicious....

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:04am

Is Costco open on Labor Day?

Whether you’re stocking up on your weekly groceries or party supplies, Costco is a shopper’s wonderland. We’ve talked a lot about all the food deals going on this summer, from Starbucks Happy Hour half-off drinks to $1 for a dozen donuts to celebrate the Krispy Kreme 81st...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:37pm

Is Walmart open on Labor Day?

Think of Labor Day as the high school graduation of the summer. One amazing thing might be over, but you’ve got another one coming up down the road. And, unlike college graduation, you’ll only wait a year for next summer to come around. Just like graduation, the wrap up to the warmer...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:46am

Mayor promises 'extraordinary efforts' to protect J'Ouvert revelers

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday pledged “extraordinary efforts” to safeguard revelers who will attend this weekend’s J’Ouvert festivities, the annual celebration of Caribbean culture.The mayor and police officials have in recent days held several news conferences to announce their specific...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 3:04am

Bolaris' Weather Watch: A Labor of love this coming holiday

After this scorching summer, it's my weather pleasure to inform you that a gorgeous Canadian air mass will descend upon the entire Northeast just in time for your getaway Labor Day festivities, as yet another summer for the record books across much of the nation turns the page toward the autumn...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 2:30pm

Road closures announced for Budweiser Made in America Festival

A week before Jay-Z's two-day Made in America Festival takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city has announced road closures that begin Sunday and last through Labor Day weekend.Sunday, Aug. 28Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum will be closed as needed...

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 3:18am

SEPTA: Regional Rail pairing with express buses for rush hours

For commuters on SEPTA’s Regional Rail, crowding and delays aren’t expected to crush your ride as vacations end and students go back to school. SEPTA announced supplemental Express Bus service during rush hours starting Sept. 6.On weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and again 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.,...

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:00am