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By Willette Francis

FarewellSummerimage Summer is winding down to its final days, so let’s send off the last summer holiday with a bang. Don’t know how to spend Labor Day? No worries, BN’s got you covered. Here are a few Labor Day weekend events perfect for you and your girls (or guys).

Enjoy the festivities at the 42nd Annual West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival. This is the city’s biggest parade and celebration. The festival begins with live concerts and events on Thursday, September 3, 2009 and culminates on Monday, September 7th with a Labor Day parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

If parades aren’t your thing, then take in a film this weekend. Rooftop Films is viewing ‘Storms Expected” a series of short films, Saturday, September 5, on the open road rooftop above New Design High School. Tickets are $9 at the door or online. Go to for more info.

Yoga fans can celebrate National Yoga month, this holiday weekend, at the Evolve Music and Yoga Festival. This celebration takes place from September 4 to 6, combining live music, yoga, visionary art and so much more to honor the creative human spirit. For more information, go to

Planning a Labor Day bash? Mix this cocktail for unadulterated fun!

Captain Parker’s Punch

2 cups Mount Gay Eclipse
1 cup Mount Gay Eclipse Silver
.5 cup Single Malt Scotch
.5 cup Grenadine
1 cup Lime Juice
1 cup Orange Juice
1 cup Tangerine Juice
1 cup Pineapple Juice

Mix all ingredients into a chilled bowl, and dust individual glasses with freshly grated nutmeg. Visit, for more cocktail ideas.

Originally published September 2009
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