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Memorial Day Activities for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties

Memorial Day Activities for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties

Remember and honor those who have served our country.

Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 27 this year and is a federal holiday to honor and remember the brave men and women who served our country’s armed forces and military. Get into the spirit of patriotism and remembrance by celebrating Memorial Day all weekend long at one of these events happening in Westchester and Rockland counties, including services in Mount Vernon and Nanuet, parades in West Nyack, New City, and Suffern, and a fair in South Salem. Also see where to celebrate Memorial Day across the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and on Long Island.
 

Memorial Day Events in Westchester County
 

FREE Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 11am
WHERE: Yorktown Community Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join in the tradition of Memorial Day to actively remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts and in wars.  
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will be a service, parade, speeches, and a ceremony for the whole family. 
WANT TO GO? 914-736-1450. yorktownny.org. 

 

Wolves of North America on Memorial Day 
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 11am 
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run, South Salem 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families. 
WANT TO GO? $14; $11 children younger than 12. 914-763-2373. nywolf.org. 

Historic Grounds & Modern Gardens: Juried Exhibition
WHEN: April 11- June 23, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See an exhibit made up of about 30 works from digital submissions. 
WANT TO GO? 45-minute tours: $10; $8 seniors 62 and older; $6 students; free for children younger than 8 and members. 90-minute tours: $20; $18 seniors 62 and older; $16 students; free for children younger than 8 and members. 203-838-9799. lockwoodmathewsmansion.com. 

FREE White Plains Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10am
WHERE: City of White Plains, Church Street in Downtown White Plains, White Plains 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The parade will be followed by services at the Rural Cemetery. 
WANT TO GO? 914-422-1336. 

FREE Elmsford Memorial Day Parade and Service
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10:30am
WHERE: Legion Park, Main Street, Elmsford 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The parade ends at Village Hall where a service will be held. 
WANT TO GO? 914-592-6555. 
 

LEGO® City: Report For Duty 
WHEN: May 25- July 7, Sunday, 10am-7:30pm; Monday-Saturday, 10am-9:30pm
WHERE: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald St., Yonkers 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Build a police badge and super rescue helicopter, take your heli on a test flight, see LEGO® City 4D Movie: Officer in Pursuit, and meet the LEGO® City Policeman! 
WANT TO GO? $24.95 and up. 866-243-0770. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester. 

 

FREE Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children  
WHEN: May 6-27, Monday, 11:15-11:45am
WHERE: Mount Kisco Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco 
AGES: Newborn-5 
WHAT: A story time for children. 
WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041. mountkiscolibrary.org. 

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Memorial Day Events in Rockland County
 

Zerbini Family Circus 
WHEN: May 24-27, Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 2pm and 5pm; Sunday, 1pm and 4:30pm; Monday, 5pm
WHERE: Museum Village, 1010 NY-17M, Monroe 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Watch in awe as jugglers, high flyers, camels, and clowns do their thing! 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Tickets are affordable and showtimes are convenient for families with young kids! 
WANT TO GO? $12-$15. 845-782-8248. museumvillage.org. 

Storytime 
WHEN: March 4- Dec. 30 , Mondays, 11:30am
WHERE: Glaze, 34 Orangetown Shopping Center, Orangeburg 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Children enjoy 30 minutes of a new book, then paint a piece of pottery. 
WANT TO GO? $20. 845-359-9020. glazeartstudio.com. 
 

FREE Sugar Loaf Spring Festival  
WHEN: May 26-28, daily, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Sugar Loaf, 1371 Kings Highway, Chester 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Check out local stores, visiting arts and crafts artisans lining the streets, a variety of cultural and local authentic cuisine from food vendors, and live music all weekend.  
WANT TO GO? sugarloafnewyork.com. 

 

FREE Memorial Day Parade 
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 11am
WHERE: Village of Nyack, Artopee Way, Nyack 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The parade starts on Artopee Way and ends at Memorial Park, where a ceremony will be held. 
WANT TO GO? 845-358-0548. nyack-ny.gov. 

FREE Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Town of Ridgefield, 554 Shaler Blvd., Ridgefield 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The parade is followed by a Memorial Day Ceremony.  
WANT TO GO? 917-524-6561. patriotbrass.org. 

FREE New City Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10-11am
WHERE: New City , Main Street, New City 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The New City Memorial Day Parade steps off from Higgins Funeral Home and concludes at the courthouse. 
WANT TO GO? newcitychamber.com. 

FREE Nanuet Memorial Day Ceremony 
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Nanuet, Rose Garden by Nanuet Train Station , Nanuet 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Commemorate our soldiers at the Nanuet Memorial Day Ceremony.   
WANT TO GO? nanuetchamber.com. 

FREE West Nyack Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 12-1pm
WHERE: West Nyack, Clarkstown Reformed Church 107 Strawtown Road, West Nyack 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The parade starts in front of Clarkstown Reformed Church and ends at West Nyack Hamlet Green. 
WANT TO GO? nyackchamber.org. 

FREE Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10am
WHERE: Piermont , 554 Piermont Ave., Piermont 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The parade will begin at the firehouse and runs to Memorial Park with concluding services to be held at Piermont Pier. 
WANT TO GO? piermontchamber.org.