This weekend represents the last hurrah for the season—Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. This federal holiday that was set up as a means of paying homage to the economic and societal contributions of the working man/woman is usually marked by parades, barbecues, pool parties and a myriad of athletic events. This three-day respite from all work-related matters may be a cue to some that they shouldn’t wear white beyond Monday but more importantly, it’s a chance for families and friends to spend some quality time together before the ensuing chaos of school and autumn is upon us. Between gas prices and traffic, it’s the perfect time for a staycation. So whether it’s at the Floral Park Recreation Center or Stewart Manor Country Club, it’s a perfect time to get together with those you care about and enjoy each other’s company before life’s madness ensues.
— Dave Gil de Rubio