Labor Day Done Right: Rub-a-Grub
Head to Bed Stuy's Do or Dine for a whole roasted pig, Bloody Marys, and beer and shot specials all afternoon.
Burn it off: Snack an app and then get down with the soul stylings of DJ Akalepse before the afterparty.
Sun 2-10p. Do or Dine, 1108 Bedford Ave. (Lexington Ave.), Bed Stuy. $20-35 here.
Nearby: Woodwork; SUD; Cornelius
A Buncha Animals: Electric Zoo
Spend your holiday weekend in a haze of EDM and all of the potentially unlawful fun that goes along with it.
On deck(s): Danny Tenaglia, Tiësto, David Guetta, John Digweed, Armin Van Buuren and dozens of other DJs light up the island.
Fri-Sun. Randalls Island, directions here. $139-1,200 here.
Aliens on the Pier: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Close out summer at South Street Seaport with a screening of the Spielberg classic, and don't forget the mashed potatoes.
That afternoon: Get to the Seaport early for live DJs and several hours to get your drink on at Smorgasbar.
8p. South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (Water St.), Financial District. Free.
Nearby: Clinton Hall; Toloache; Jeremy's Ale House
Shell of a Time: Maison Premiere Labor Day Party
Who said Labor Day is nothing but barbecue? Maison Premiere classes it up with West and East Coast oysters all day.
Fairy'd away: After oysters, hit up Maison's long absinthe list, then move on to grilled lobster and crab gratin.
Mon 2p-midnight. Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Ave. (Grand St.), Williamsburg. Free entrance, menu à la carte.
Nearby: Nitehawk; Iona; Wythe Hotel
Look Like a Million: Barneys Warehouse Sale
It's okay to feel a bit smug when you find the perfect deal on the perfect suit at the Barneys New York Warehouse Sale.
Androcentric: This year's Warehouse Sale is the most menswear-focused sale Barneys has had in years.
Thru Mon. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th), Chelsea.
BBQ & Striptease:
I'm going to have a Saturday brunch at Bone Lick Park, it is an amazing brunch and you get 1 hour of free mimosas. Afterwards I'm going to take a class at StripXpertease, I recommend it to all your significant others (sorry fellas, no men allowed).