Events, Features, Health and Safety, Municipal Government, New York

New York City Excursions that Celebrate Labor

August 20, 2019

By Michelle Zettergren

If you’re looking for ways to entertain the kids this summer, why not take some day trips that celebrate union workers?  Here are some sites that will be enjoyable and educational for kids and adults alike:

City of Workers, City of Struggle – This exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, 1120 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, explores the fascinating history of Labor in NYC, and how the Labor movement changed New York. Learn more

New York Transit Museum – Located below ground in a historic 1936 IND subway station at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights, the museum tells the story of New York’s transit system. Displays include historical subway cars and turnstiles through the decades, interactive exhibits, and a history of the work that went into the construction of the tunnels and tracks. Learn more

Firefighter museums – The New York metropolitan area is home to several museums dedicated to firefighters that are great for the whole family. They cover history, fire safety and prevention, and will give kids a taste of what it’s like to be a firefighter.

  • Fire Zone, 34 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10020 Learn more
  • New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013 Learn more
  • Nassau County Firefighters Museum, 399 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Uniondale, NY 11530 Learn more
  • Newark Fire Museum, 49 Washington Street at the Newark Museum, Newark, NJ 07102 Learn more
  • FASNY Museum of Firefighting, 117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534 Learn more

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum – A beautiful and touching museum that pays respects to those who lost their lives on 9/11 and to all responders. 180 Greenwich St, World Trade Center, New York City, NY Learn more

Brooklyn Bridge – Why not acknowledge the workers who build and maintain our bridges – including ditch diggers, welders and other iron workers, bridge painters, and electricians – by taking a walk across the charming Brooklyn Bridge? It provides an especially enjoyable walk across the East River due to its dedicated walkways. Learn more

We have so much to be thankful for, and we’re fortunate to have so many venues where we can show our appreciation for the hard-working men and women who keep our city running.

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August 20, 2019

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