The United States Department of Labor states: "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." The U.S. Dept. of Labor mentions nothing about the person in the cubicle next to you. Sigh.
So let's eat. We're having an end of Summer with an S and a beginning of Fall with an F potluck in Long Island City Queens. Bring a vegan dish to share (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy or honey). If you're not feeling inspired or culinarily challenged then hit the grocery store in the building for a terrific selection of vegan takeaway. http://foodcellarandco.com/
Labor Day is just one of those holidays, you know? Whaddaya do? Reorganize that closet? Focus on the tile surrounding the bathtub? Buzz kill!
So if you're lucky enough not to be on the L.I.E. or any other major transportation conveyance, then join us for a farewell kiss to Summer and a welcome embrace to Fall, the real New Year.
Our Plan: We'll assemble between 4:30-5:00pm. We'll eat at 5:00pm. There is a microwave oven available, if needed. The roof deck also has two bathrooms, and fridge/freezer (bring sorbet!, please?). If it's infernally hot, we'll bring the potluck indoors. All plates, glasses, and utensils will be provided. Our Preserveware will carry us through.
Our venue is one stop from Manhattan on the 7 train (Vernon/Jackson) and then an 8 minute walk to the roof deck. Be at the back of the 7 and exit onto Vernon Blvd. Walk north (parallel to Manhattan) to 47th Ave. Go left for one and a half blocks. Building entrance is on your left opposite sports field.
All trains are scheduled to be operational albeit on a holiday schedule. The G train is a whole other story. Check mta.info for anything specific to your line.
Accessibility: The Court Square 7 stop is wheel chair accessible as is the Queens Plaza E, M, R stop. Check mta.info on Labor Day for status. The venue is entirely accessible.