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By Geoff Rynex

Very soon, you might start offending people by wearing white. Personally, we’re year-round-wearing-white proponents. Nevertheless, yes, Labor Day is upon us, and you’ll want something to do on the last federal holiday before Columbus Day, which you might not even get off. In sum, here’s your New York Labor Day Guide, all the best things to do to celebrate. Enjoy.

On the Up and Up

On the Up and Up

What: April Bloomfield tacos and watermelons filled with gin, basil and black peppercorn from one of the great rooftop views in the city.
Why: this one’s actually Sunday, so you’re free to celebrate the proletariat two days in a row. And nothing says “let’s appreciate the labor movement” like gin-filled melons.

Standard Issue

Standard Issue

What: a garden cookout at the Standard East Village, featuring ribs, sausages, strawberry shortcake cupcakes, et al. from Narcissa.
Why: you heard the part where Narcissa is doing a cookout in a garden, right?

Social Presence

Social Presence

What: a huge Hell’s Kitchen rooftop full of Israeli street food from the guy who created Shuka Truck, and an abundance of the drinks you like to drink on days off.
Why: your grill so rarely features Israeli street food.

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

What: a poolside party with DJs all day (including one of the big-deal mystery variety), beer tastings and lobster rolls.
Why: pool season will soon be but a memory.

Mon, 1-6pm, $65, McCarren Hotel & Pool, 160 N 12th St (between Bedford and Berry), Brooklyn, 718-218-7500

Body Check

Body Check

What: unlimited tacos and beer in a nice, cool speakeasy in the East Village.
Why: that “unlimited” part sure sounds like they don’t believe in your taco-eating ability. You going to let that stand?

Mon, 4pm, $30, The Body Shop at Pinks, 242 E 10th St (at 1st), 646-918-6231

Geoff Rynex is the only person named Geoff Rynex in the history of mankind. He would rather have the best burger than the best steak, likes hearing bartender stories and spends too much money on clothes.

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