—Unofficial End of the of the Summer Season Features Outdoor Events in the City—

New York City (September 2, 2009)—NYC & Company, New York City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced Go Local highlights for the three-day Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of the summer season. This week’s picks feature free and low-cost outdoor activities around the City. NYC & Company's Go Local initiative encourages New Yorkers to explore the five boroughs, discover their own backyard and take advantage of the more than 1,500 free activities and events being offered throughout the five boroughs this summer.

“Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season, so we want to encourage New Yorkers and visitors to get outside and experience the best of the City’s outdoor events,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. “The summer is a great time of year to enjoy the City’s parks, waterfronts and plazas, and our Go Local program offers up opportunities to do so without breaking the bank.”

This week’s Go Local highlights include:

Summer in Little Italy Festival In its last weekend of the season, the Summer in Little Italy Festival on Mulberry Street concludes with a bang. Listen to a free concert by Johnny Alleyva, watch the first annual Miss Little Italy competition and sample traditional Italian cuisine from 6–11pm this Friday, 11am–11pm on Saturday and 11am–9pm on Sunday. (

West Indian-American Day Carnival Returning for the 42nd year, the West Indian-American Day Carnival kicks off its weekend-long festival this Thursday in Brooklyn. The celebration culminates on Labor Day with a parade that is among the City's largest. More than a million of spectators line the parade route along Eastern Parkway, from Rochester Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, to view masqueraders, elaborately designed costumes, live performances and more. (

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit This weekend, Washington Square Park welcomes its 158th Outdoor Art Exhibit, a biannual event started in 1931 by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Works by more than 200 craftsman, photographers, sculptures, jewelry makers and other artists will be on display Saturday through Monday, from noon to 6pm. (

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About NYC & Company NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide.


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