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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend

Sep 2, 2021

Whether or not we’re ready to admit it, the upcoming Labor Day weekend typically marks the last chance for big summer fun. We want to be sure you make the most of everything going on near Newport, so we’ve rounded up the best sporting events, activities, weekend getaways, and more happening in and around Jersey City this holiday. Read ahead and get ready to enjoy the three-day weekend with lots of good times to look forward to! 

Attend the US Open   

The popular US Tennis Open, held annually at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, is once again welcoming fans into the stadium this year! Now until September 12th, catch the world’s biggest tennis stars competing in this exciting, prestigious tournament. Individual tickets are available for purchase here. Fans will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to attend the event. Learn more here.


Celebrate at Corgi Spirits

Local distillery Corgi Spirits will host “IRL Summer” this Saturday, September 4th from 5pm until midnight. Come listen to live DJ sets from some of Jersey City’s hottest musical talents. Sip a tasty Corgi Spirits beverage on the outdoor patio, and don’t forget to stop by the on-site food trucks too while you’re at it. For more info and to reserve tickets, check here.


Football Season Returns

Labor Day weekend signals the unofficial start of fall, which means it’s also time for football season to return! Close to Newport, we’re lucky to have both the New York Giants and the New York Jets to root for. Find schedule and ticket info for the Giants here and for the Jets here.


Grab Lunch at Smorgasburg

This excellent outdoor food market is open harborside in JC every Saturday from 11-6pm. Smorgasburg features highlights from over 30 fantastic local vendors, with past participants including Jersey City favorites like Cake Jars, Bang Cookies, and Jerkin Chicken. Vendors rotate each weekend, so you can always expect to find something new and delicious! Find more information here.


Labor Day Getaway

While it’s still warm out, Labor Day’s long weekend is the perfect time for a quick little getaway. About an hour drive from Newport, check out Monmouth Beach for the perfect ocean-side beach day. On Saturday, September 4th, Monmouth Park will host a BBQ and craft beer festival from 11-5pm. Or take a Labor Day weekend trip to Wildwood, NJ. The NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum will host a Labor Day Airfest, and be sure to stop by the boardwalk craft show for even more Labor Day weekend fun.


We can’t wait to see how you make the most of the holiday weekend! Be sure to share your adventures with us by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Wishing you a restful and enjoyable Labor Day weekend, from all of us at Newport