What to Do on Labor Day (Aside From Party)


How do you plan on spending the first long weekend of the summer?



Folks have likely filed their VL’s for this one already.


Labor Day is just around the corner and people are itching to head out of town and slip into vacation mode for a quick escape or a little recuperation. The public holiday is, true enough, a cause for celebration. We’ve come a long way since working taxing 12-hour shifts, rallying to have labor laws put in place and protesting for better working conditions.


As one of the most awated long weekends of summer, hardworking Pinoys naturally will want to let their hair down (read: party). It’s well-deserved, yes. What we've noticed, however, is the obvious shift in people’s priorities. Some would rather explore other Labor Day party destinations than contribute to the country’s trash problem in paradise. Incidents like the closure of Boracay leave the LaBoracay-loving party-goers no choice but to face reality. While others insist on taking the party someplace else (another beach like La Union, for example), the signs of the times are an invitation to consider other Labor Day activities.



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Whether the plan is to get some R&R or simply enjoy life outside work, you deserve a good time over Labor Day. Scroll through for all the cool things you can do over the holiday aside from party:


Something for you and your bae: book the couple's retreat package at The Spa.

Treat yourself and your S.O. to two hours and 15 minutes of pure bliss and pampering. You can choose between The Spa’s signature Casmara Facial or The Spa Signature Men’s Facial and the Executive Suite or Villa.


via @thespawellness on Instagram


Address: B8, 9th Avenue Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Phone Numbers: (2) 856 5858, (2) 856 6868 and (928) 550 4891

Operating Hours: 1PM to 10PM from Monday to Thursday and 1PM to 11PM from Friday to Sunday

Other Branches: Alabang, Rockwell, TriNoma, Shangri-la Mall and Greenhills Promenade 3

Get in Touch: [email protected]

Stay Connected: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Feed your creative soul at Fully Booked’s Summer Art Buffet.

Try your hand at portrait drawing at the #SummerArtBuffet this Friday with art brands Cretacolor, Faber-Castell Philippines and Sakura. Hurry and secure your slot as there are only 25 slots available for each session.


via Fully Booked on Facebook


Ticket Price: Free!

Date: Every Friday of April and May 2018

Time: Registration starts at 11AM; Workshop are from 3PM to 5PM and 6PM to 8PM

Location: G/F B6, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

Phone Number: (2) 856 3357

Get in Touch: [email protected]

Stay Connected: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Prepare yourself for life at the Adulting Starter Pack 2018 event.

How do you make use of your influence and voice? What makes a great leader? How can I find happiness? Is this the career for me? How do you survive adulting?! Is there a manual for this? At the Adulting Starter Pack 2018 event, you’ll find out!


via Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy‎ on Facebook


Ticket Price: It's free!

Date: April 27 (Friday) and April 28 (Saturday)

Time: 10AM to 10PM

Location: Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig


Listen to Up Dharma Down Live at The Shang.

Last-minute errands, a good dinner, an intimate musical session with UDD and movie night after: You can enjoy all these in a single location on Saturday. It’s a great way to get a lot done while escaping weekend traffic, too.


via UDD on Facebook


Date: April 28 (Saturday)

Time: 7PM to 9PM

Location: East Atrium, Mid-Level 2/3 East Wing Shangri-la Mall EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong

Phone Number: (2) 370 2500


Gather the kids ‘round and get them to try yoga.

Teacher Karrots of Evolve Yoga is holding a free class on Sunday just for the kiddos.


via Evolve Yoga and Fitness on Facebook


Date: April 29 (Sunday)

Time of Event: 2PM to 3PM

Address: G/F, One Parkade, 7th Ave. corner 28th St. Lane O, Taguig

Phone Number for Event Reservations: (0906) 552 9777

Get in Touch: [email protected]

Stay Connected: Official Website, Facebook and Instagram


Experience Koval whiskey tasting at The Distillery in Fort Bonifacio.

Koval, the award-winning whiskey brand, will be treating whiskey aficionados and drinkers alike to Bourbon, Rye, Oat and Millet tasting.


via The Distillery Fort Bonifacio on Facebook


Ticket Price: P1,000

Date: April 30 (Monday)

Time of Event: 7PM to 9PM

Address: Unit 108 Forbeswood Heights Condominium, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Phone Number: (917) 518 2164

Stay Connected: Facebook and Instagram


Head to Caravan Black for La Marzocco Local, the perfect Labor Day event for coffee lovers.

Here’s something for coffee folks, enthusiasts and hospitality professionals. Four distinguished guests will be speaking at the event to share their expertise about coffee, the industry and La Marzocco; you will definitely want to stick around for the Latte Art Throwdown, too.


via Yardstick on Facebook


Ticket Price: P500

Date: May 1 (Tuesday)

Time: 6PM to 10PM

Address: Caravan Black Coffee Company, Net Park, 1634, 4th Avenue, Taguig

Phone Number: (2) 946 3610

Get in Touch: [email protected]

Stay Connected: Facebook and Instagram


Treat yourself to eat-all-you-can ribs and wings at SIZE Matters.

Block off May 1 for this gastronomical treat! All-American comfort food at SIZE Matters just got better as the resto goes unli for one day only.


via SIZE Matters SM City North Edsa The Block on Facebook


Date: May 1 (Tuesday)

Address: 4/F The Block SM City North EDSA, Golden Acres Rd, Quezon City

Phone Number: (2) 376 4693

Operating Hours: 10AM to 9PM Sunday through Thursday and 10AM to 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

Stay Connected: Facebook and Instagram


Do some good and join the Labor Day Outreach.

Here’s your chance to visit and distribute goods to the cancer patients staying at Bahay Aruga. Donations such as cleaning supplies, alcohol, face masks, Kool Fever pads, medical supplies, school supplies, toys, mattresses, slippers and toiletries are also welcome.


via Pauline de Guzman on Facebook


Registration: Contact Miggy Quinto at (927) 136 1163

Date: May 1 (Tuesday)

Time: 10AM to 11AM

Address: Bahay Aruga A Free Halfway House for Pediatric Cancer Patients, 1131 San Marcelino St, Ermita, Manila

Stay Connected: Facebook



Labor Day calls for celebration but remember: it’s also a day for commemoration. Should you choose to do something more constructive with your holiday, we tip our hats off to you!



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