Thousands flock to NYC Pools and beaches to celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. But there are some final hurrahs.

Intermediate and Olympic-sized pools operated by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will remain open through Sunday, September 9th.

Beaches were packed all weekend due to the hot and sunny weather. Lifegaurds are off-duty after this holiday.

At Coney Island, kids savored the last few hours of freedom.  Most schools are back in session by Wednesday.

"We need another week. We had too much rain," Pamela Wolcott said as she relaxed on the sand. Her daughter begins kindergarten this week.

Ten-year-old Eden Gnoutou enjoyed cotton candy on the boardwalk but said she is excited for school.

"I love school the best," she said.

Coney Island's attractions have new hours that begin this week and run through the last weekend in October. Check the schedule here.

Luna Park and the Wonder Wheel are now open on weekends and school holidays.