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Where to Celebrate Memorial Day on Long Island

Where to Celebrate Memorial Day on Long Island

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 on Long Island such as parades, festivals, an air show, and ceremonies throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, including Farmingdale, Old Bethpage, Mount Sinai, Riverhead, Seaford, and Wantagh. Also see where to celebrate Memorial Day across the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and Westchester and Rockland counties.


Memorial Day Events in Nassau County

FREE Post Oyster Bay Memorial Day Parade & Open House Event 
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 11:30am
WHERE: Raynham Hall Museum, 20 W. Main St., Oyster Bay 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy Ralph's Famous Italian Ices, lemonade, face painting, colonial games, and spy games. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Music fans will appreciate a live performance by a duo of American Banjos. 
WANT TO GO? 516-922-6808. 

Sensational Kids (Autism Exclusive) 
WHEN: Feb. 4- July 29, Mondays, 6-8pm
WHERE: Bounce! Trampoline Sports, 310 Michael Drive, Syosset 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Bounce and play in a sensory-friendly and accomodating environment. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Staff members have experience working with the special needs community.   
WANT TO GO? $12, 60 minutes; $18, 90 minutes; $24, 120 minutes; $3 non-slip socks. 516-762-1300. 

FREE 2019 Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 2pm
WHERE: The Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Assoc., Inc., Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard , Little Neck 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Commemorate Memorial Day at the 92nd Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.  
WANT TO GO? 718-279-3200. 

FREE Levittown Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10am
WHERE: Island Trees Middle School, 45 Wantagh Ave., Levittown 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Commemorate Memorial Day with the The Levittown Memorial Day Parade. 
WANT TO GO? 516-731-9114. 

FREE Hewlett Woodmere Memorial Day Celebration
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 9am-12pm
WHERE: Hewlett Woodmere Business Association, Irving Avenue, Woodmere 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The Memorial Day Parade ends at Hewlett High School, with activities to follow! 
WANT TO GO? 516-295-4636. 

FREE 2019 Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10am
WHERE: Northside Elementary School, 55 Powell Place, Farmingdale 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join the community to honor and salute our veteran heroes. 
WANT TO GO? 516-249-0093. 

'My Butterfly' 
WHEN: May 16- June 8, See Website for Schedule 
WHERE: Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: An elf befriends a caterpillar helping with its journey to becoming a butterfly.   
WANT TO GO? $14 plus $9 theater ticket; $13 plus $9 theater ticket for seniors 65 and older; $12 theater ticket only; $7 theater ticket for members; free for children 1 and younger. 516-224-5800. 


Kids Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
WHEN: May 25-27, daily, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury 
AGES: 5-17 
WHAT: Uncover clues and solve riddles during fact finding hunts through Westbury House and gardens. 
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with valid ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger. 516-252-3392. 

Art Exhibit: May We All Grow Up to be Children
WHEN: March 1- May 31, daily; 12-5pm
WHERE: Sands Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See this special exhibit celebrating friendship and childhood wonder. 
WANT TO GO? $10 per car; $4 on foot. 516-571-7901. 

Memorial Day Events in Suffolk County

Strawberry Festival 2019 
WHEN: May 25- June 23, 9am-6pm daily
WHERE: Garden of Eve Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Pick strawberries and have fun at the farm.  
WANT TO GO? $7.95; $5 in advance. 631-722-8777. 

FREE Smithtown Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 12pm
WHERE: Holy Mother Mary Knights of Columbus, Route 111 and Main Street, Smithtown 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate Memorial Day in Smithtown. 
WANT TO GO? 631-360-7620. 

FREE American Legion Port 944 Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 9am
WHERE: Kings Park RJO School, 99 Old Dock Road, Kings Park 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Commemorate Memorial Day with a parade and flag ceremonies at Kings Park.  
WANT TO GO? 631-360-7620. 

FREE VFW Port 395 Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10am
WHERE: Woodlawn and Lake avenues, Saint James 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Commemorate Memorial Day at the VFW Port 395 Memorial Day Parade. 
WANT TO GO? 631-360-7620. 

FREE Memorial Day Parade
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 10am
WHERE: Home Depot, 5025 Jericho Turnpike, Commack 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Commemorate Memorial Day at the Elwood-Commack Parade.  
WANT TO GO? 631-360-7620. 

Memorial Day Weekend 
WHEN: May 24-27, Friday, 10am; Saturday-Sunday, 11:30am; Monday, 11am
WHERE: Adventureland, 2245 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale 
AGES: All 
WHAT: All Military/Veterans receive a discount on the POP Bands with proper Military ID. 
WANT TO GO? $33.99 for a Pay One Price (POP) bracelet; $1.50 per ticket (each ride costs 3-5 tickets). 631-694-6868. 

WHEN: May 20- Sept. 16, Monday 10-11am
WHERE: Madoo Conservancy, 618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The children’s librarians will read a story in this hour long program.  
WANT TO GO? 631-537-0015. 

Guild Hall Game Night
WHEN: Monday, May 27, 6-7:30pm
WHERE: Guild Hall of East Hampton, 158 Main St., East Hampton 
AGES: 13 and older 
WHAT:  Play some of the best modern games on the market.  
WANT TO GO? $10; $8 members. 631-324-0806. 


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