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Things to do in NYC during Labor Day weekend

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - For those staying closer to home during Labor Day weekend, there are plenty of ways to de-stress and relax in New York City.

Jen Murphy, deputy editor of Afar magazine, shared the following suggestions ranging from sight-seeing, to visiting museums and even exercising!

Hop on a bike and go up the West Side Highway to the Cloisters in Fort Tyron Park.

Use the BikeShare program.

Visit  the Gotham West Market, rent a bike bike and pick up a sandwich.

Visit the Cloisters museum dedicated to Medieval Europe. Eat at the restauran on-site and bring a book and chill in the garden.

Visit the Museum of Modern Art. 4-8 pm is free on Friday nights. 

Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is a suggested $25 donation. Head to the roof-top bar for a drink and a fantastic view.

Visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum—a real 1860 tenement house. While in the area, check out the local restaurant scene including Morgan Sterns ice cream.

Take a class at the Alvin Ailey extension school which is opened to the public. Classes include yoga, Pilates and all forms of dance.

Take a $2 ferry ride to Governor's Island. Rent a bike or hang out in hammock grove.

Take the Staten Island Ferry. Ride is free; drinks for sale. Enjoy the NYC skyline and get up, close and personal with Lady Liberty.

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