It’s first thing on the morning of Labor Day and you just realized you weren’t actually invited to take part in any holiday festivities today on your day off. We’ve all been there at one point or another.
Though many of Philadelphia’s fine establishments are closed today, there are still plenty of things to do on this random September Monday, Labor Day-related and not. Here are some ideas for how to spend your day, whether it’s in addition to boozin’ and barbecue-in’ on a porch somewhere or instead of it:
The parade begins at 9:15 AM marching from 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard and Washington Avenue and travels north to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, where the participants will celebrate the festival. The Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council and the AFL-CIO Philadelphia Council will set up a large tractor-trailer on the parade route near the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Parade-goers are asked to contribute items to donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 at 1301 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Mondays for the month of September is the only outdoor, happy hour, West Philly karaoke event. Jet Wine Bar, with partner restaurants REX 1516 and Cafe Ynez, will offer an extensive food and drink menu, including specials with Constellation Brands top labels Corona and Modelo Especial and cocktails made with Philadelphia Distilling’s Bluecoat Gin and Penn 1681 Vodka.
PHS Pop Up Garden at UCity Square at 36th and Filbert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
It’s Open Mic Monday at Good Good Comedy. Throw your name in the bucket, then do a five-minute set. Sign-ups are at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for audience members and free for performers.
Good Good Comedy Theatre at 215 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107