Birmingham Zoo to Open for Labor Day First Responders and Healthcare Workers Receive Discounted Admission

In celebration of the Labor Day holiday, the Birmingham Zoo will be open on Monday, September 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Zoo will be offering a discounted admission of $8 to First Responders and Healthcare Workers (with valid ID/badge) and up to four (4) guests at $8 each from Saturday, September 5 until Monday, September 7. Discounted admission tickets will only be sold onsite at the Zoo’s front entrance ticket booths.

The Birmingham Zoo is incredibly grateful for all our first responders and healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly through the Covid-19 pandemic. The Zoo is a fun and relaxing place where frontline workers can enjoy time with their friends and family while connecting to wildlife and the natural world. “We want First Responders and Healthcare workers to know their Birmingham Zoo supports them. We are thankful for the sacrifices they make, every day, and especially during this pandemic,” said Birmingham Zoo President & CEO, Chris Pfefferkorn. “They are true heroes whose dedication, commitment, and courage deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration.“

Labor Day at the Zoo offers something for everyone to enjoy! Visitors can take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train* and spin on the Protective Life Carousel* at Children’s Zoo (*Additional cost). Daily activities, rides, and animal encounters at the Zoo are weather dependent.

The Red Diamond Express train and Protective Life carousel are operating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and tickets are available for purchase onsite and online at The Zoo’s main Gift Shop is open for guests to purchase their favorite specialty items. The Predator and South America/Primate buildings are open for visitors to see indoor animal habitats in these areas as they travel the one-way path through the Zoo.

All guests and members of the Zoo are required to follow our health and safety guidelines, including face coverings for individuals over the age of six (6), in accordance with the State of Alabama ordinance mandating the wearing of face coverings in public places. For the health and safety of our staff, guests, and animals, the Birmingham Zoo will continue to monitor and evaluate our operations and modify our procedures as needed.

Lybethras Brazilian Bikinis for your Labor Day Weekend

With Labor Day steadily approaching, now is the perfect time to figure out what you’re going to pack for the long weekend in the sun! If there is one thing you will need to ready your vacation wardrobe, it is a swimsuit. Luckily, we have Lybethras’ Brazilian Bikinis to help you rock the long weekend. Here are some of our favorite Lybethras swimsuits that double as swimwear and equally chic fall street wear.

Julia Pereira One-piece Bodysuit

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If you like to stay simple and classy, there’s nothing like a great black suit to get you through the Labor Day weekend. With so many dazzling swimwear options, black is perfect for every personal style. This Julia Pereira one-piece bodysuit features a deep neckline, a statement tie up back and fitting silhouettes. It works as a chic poolside piece or layered as a bodysuit for day and night – even during the fall.

How To Throw A Labor Day Party – Limor Suss

Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert, Limor Suss shares tips for the perfect Labor Day Party






  1. How do you select a theme for your Labor Day Party?

Pick a theme that’s simple to put together and utilizes items you have in your house already so you’re not going out and buying a bunch of stuff.

The theme all depends on what type of party you want to throw. If you’re hosting a casual backyard barbecue, then the theme should be just as simple, but if you want to throw a lavish cocktail affair, then it’s fun to be a little more creative.

  1. What’s the best location to celebrate with family and friends?

An outdoor location is definitely best, especially if the weather is nice. Labor Day is one of your last chances to celebrate the summer with friends and family, so having a party in a park or someone’s backyard is preferable.

  1. In your opinion, should the menu be potluck meal or grilled delights?

It really depends on the size of your party. If you’re having a small, intimate gathering, it’s nice to give your guests a home grilled meal, but for larger parties, I like to do a combination of potluck and day-of grilling.

  1. What are some popular activities to help create a fun environment?

Setting up different games and sports for the kids is always fun. You want to make sure they are having fun while the adults are socializing. I also love a good grill-off – it’s fun to have the self-proclaimed “best grillers” show off their skills and the results are delicious.

  1. Should there be a dress code or come as you are?

You don’t have to have a dress code because you want everyone to be comfortable, but one thing I like to do is create a custom t-shirt for my friends and family to wear – I like to use because they make the design process really easy. Having a custom t-shirt that everyone can wear is a great way to bring everyone together as one big family, and it makes a nice surprise gift. Your group selfies will also look really cool if you’re all wearing the same t-shirt.

  1. Where can we go to learn more tips?

Head over to my blog, I’m always sharing great tips for planning family gatherings.


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About Limor Suss:

Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert, Limor Suss. Limor has appeared on TODAY Show, FOX and Friends, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz,  PIX11,  New York Live & many others talking about entertaining tips, DIY crafts, the hottest tech gadgets,  gift ideas and the latest beauty trends.

Arundel Mills Labor Day Super Sale

Labor Day Weekend signals the end of summer and the start of the fall fashion season with blow-out deals on top of everyday discounts of up to 70 percent during the Arundel Mills Labor Day Super Sale, September 4 through 7. Arundel Mills Super Sales are not-to-be-missed opportunities for unsurpassed savings. Savvy shoppers can enjoy an extra day of bargains on Monday, September 7.

Bargain hunters and fashion lovers alike will find incredible Super Sale savings at almost all of Arundel Mills’ 200+ brand-name retailers, including Neiman Marcus Last Call, NIKE Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Cole Haan, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Oakley Vault, Kenneth Cole, Charlotte Russe Outlet, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Guess Factory Store, and The Limited Outlet, as stores deeply discount summer merchandise and show off new fall arrivals.

For more information, call (410) 540-5100, visit, or follow Arundel Mills’ Super Sale Weekend on Facebook.

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About Arundel Mills
Arundel Mills is Maryland’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination with more than 200 stores, including Coach, Coach Mens, J.Crew Factory, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Michael Kors Outlet and Nike Factory Store.  Shoppers can enjoy quality dining and entertainment at Buffalo Wild Wings, DuClaw Brewing Company, Dave & Buster’s, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Cinemark Egyptian 24 Theatres.  Arundel Mills is also home to Maryland Live! Casino, one of the largest commercial casinos in the country with 189 live action table games, more than 4,200 of the latest slot machines and two High Limit rooms, as well as a lineup of nationally-acclaimed restaurant brands, live entertainment at Rams Head Center Stage and the unique, interactive R Bar.

Arundel Mills is located at the intersection of the Baltimore Washington Parkway and Route 100.  It is 10 miles south of Baltimore and 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. and just 2 miles west of the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Regular hours are 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday.  For more information on Arundel Mills, please call (410) 540-5100 or visit  Like Arundel Mills on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @ArundelMills and on Instagram @ArundelMills.

About The Mills, A Simon Company
The Mills®, one of Simon Property Group’s five real estate platforms, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is a S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry. Simon currently owns or has an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 243 million square feet. Simon is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., and employs approximately 5,500 people in the United States.  For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at