Celebrate Memorial Day in NYC

May 15, 2024 Desiree Homer

Memorial Day in New York City is a time-honored tradition to celebrate and remember the sacrifices of America’s fallen heroes. As the city pays homage to those who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, there’s a palpable sense of patriotism that resonates through every corner of each borough. It’s a day to embrace the spirit of unity and gratitude, and NYC has numerous opportunities to commemorate this significant day.

When is Memorial Day This Year?

Memorial Day is happening on Monday, May 27th, 2024.

Where Are the Memorial Day Parades Happening in NYC?

There are a number of Memorial Day parades happening all over the city. Here’s your parade guide:

  • Staten Island Annual Memorial Day Parade - Starting at 12:00 pm and located at Forest Ave & Hart Blvd.
  • Brooklyn’s Kings’ County Memorial Day Parade - Starting at 11:00 am and located at 78th St & 3rd Ave. 
  • Queen’s Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade - Starting at 2:00 pm and located at Jayson Ave & Northern Blvd.

Things to Do in NYC During Memorial Day Weekend

Check out all the festivities of Fleet Week! Fleet Week is a tradition for service members from the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard to dock in major cities all over the country for one week. It is a celebrated tradition in its 36th year and will be happening right here in NYC from May 22nd to 28th. Fleet Week has a weeklong itinerary of events and is a great opportunity to see the Parade of Ships or check out all the events planned in Times Square. 

Memorial Day weekend is a perfect time to visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the only floating museum in all of NYC. This aircraft carrier has numerous military and maritime vehicles. It is docked right on the Hudson River and offers a rich military history that’s great for all ages!

This weekend is also the official yet “unofficial” kickoff to summer, so check out some of NYC’s best beaches! The weather is warming up, and it’s a great weekend to enjoy the waves and get some sand in your toes. Whether it’s Coney Island in Brooklyn, Rockaway Beach in Queens, or Jones Beach in Long Island, there are a lot of great beachy spots to check out!

As Memorial Day weekend draws near, there are a lot of exciting events happening all over NYC. Remember those who had the most courage and leave behind a legacy for their ultimate sacrifice. It’s a day of commemorating and appreciating the best among us. 

EMRG Media is your partner on all your upcoming event planning this year and beyond. We have our pulse on all things NYC, and we want to help you plan all the details for every party and corporate event. Contact us today!

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