Happy Labor Day! Have a barbecue. Or don't.

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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

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To donate to Hurricane Harvey victims, head to Columbus and Washington and look for the tractor-trailer. Items needed include:

  • New and gently used clothing in all sizes, for men, women, children and infants.
  • Bottled Water
  • Blankets and bedding
  • Non-Perishable food
  • Canned meats
  • Dry Goods
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Baby Diapers
  • Personal Hygiene Items – Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste
  • First-Aid Kits and standard medical supplies
  • Trash Bags
  • Tarps

Other events you can attend

Johnny Brenda’s Credit: Danya Henninger

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Want to get out of town?

Pennsbury Manor

Billy Penn has compiled a bunch of day-tripping guides for places that are either just outside the city or only require a couple hours of driving. Here are some of our favorites:

And be sure to check out this guide for how to avoid traffic and this guide on where to eat if you’re planning on hitting up the shore in Jersey at some point this weekend.

And if you’re sticking around…

Credit: Photo by M. Stanley for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation via Visit Philadelphia

Be sure to catch the Blue Cross Riverrink Summerfest today, the last day the summertime oasis along the Delaware River will be open for the year.

Anna Orso was a reporter/curator at Billy Penn from 2014 to 2017.