Photograph Courtesy of artist Kurtz Will and 4Heads
It’s sad but it’s true, the end of summer is upon us. We have selected some of the best Labor Day weekend events to help you end the season on a high note. This year, Labor falls on Monday, September 2nd, making a three day. From unicycle festivals and tug boat races, to art fairs and historical show-and-tells, check out 10 alternative ways to send off the summer!
1. Portal: Governors Island
Previously known as the Governors Island Art Fair, Portal: Governors Island marks the 12th annual art fair organized by the Nonprofit 4heads, Inc. on the island. The fair features a diverse range of artists from across the United States and across the world. Eight historic homes along Colonel Row will be taken over by the fair. Each artist will have an individual room, connective space or exterior green space in which to display their work in the form of an exhibit or to create an immersive installation.
Since the first Governor’s Island Art Fair in 2008, up to 100 artists each year have been selected through an open call and jurying process. You can see all of the amazing artwork starting Saturday August 31st. Portal: GI will be open every Saturday and Sunday through September 29.