Where to Celebrate Memorial Day in NYC

Where to Celebrate Memorial Day in NYC


UPDATED MAY 2017: Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, but the celebrations will occur all weekend! Remember those who served in the armed forces this year at one of these Memorial Day events in Manhattan, including Memorial Day parades and activities. Find out where to celebrate Memorial Day in Brooklyn and QueensWestchester and Rockland counties, and on Long Island.

Memorial Day at CMoM
WHEN: May 27-28, Saturday, 10am-7pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
WHAT: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with two workshops. Make a star-spangled wind chime and a red, white, and blue fruit salad. 
WANT TO GO? $12; $10 seniors; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223. cmom.org.

FREE Governors Island Family Fun Day
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Nolan Park, Governors Island
WHAT: Family Fun Day celebrates Governors Island's green spaces and its playful, free-range attitude. Held Memorial Day Weekend, this outdoor festival will feature live music, theatrical performances, storytelling, arts and crafts, educational workshops, ice cream, and a build-your-own playground. Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 at foot of Atlantic Avenue.
WANT TO GO? 212-440-2200. govisland.com.

FREE Memorial Day Parade and Service
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Riverside Drive and West 89th Street, Upper West Side
WHAT: Annual Memorial Day ceremony featuring a parade of servicemen, plus wreaths laid by veterans and civic organizations.
WANT TO GO? riversideparknyc.org.

FREE Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum: Memorial Day Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 11:30am
WHERE: Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum at Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Chelsea
WHAT: On Memorial Day, join hundreds of veterans to honor the armed forces with this special annual ceremony organized by the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. It will include the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the playing of Taps, ceremonial wreath laying and 3-volley rifle salute.
WANT TO GO? 212-245-0072. intrepidmuseum.org. 

Memorial Day Badge-Making
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., Harlem
AGES: Families with children ages 6-12
WHAT: Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died, as well as those who continue to serve in the United States armed forces. Visit Muslim in New York to discover the photograph of Debbie Almontaser and her son who served in the National Guard. Create a badge to honor and thank those who work hard to keep our country safe and free. This family program is geared to families with children ages 6-12 years old, and include a snack. Activities are designed for adults and children to complete together.
WANT TO GO? Free with museum admission: $18, $12 students; free for children. 212-534-1672. mcny.org. 


FREE Summer Movie Series
WHEN: Friday, May 26, 7pm
WHERE: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Chelsea
AGES: tween-adult
WHAT: Watch a free movie under the stars! Sit back on the ship's flight deck, and take in a great movie, the city skyline and a view of the Hudson. You're welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as well as food and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the show. The flight deck opens at 7pm, and the movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening. Space is limited. The first movie of the season is of course Top Gun! May 26: Top Gun. Series runs through Aug. 8.
WANT TO GO? 212-245-0072, intrepidmuseum.org/movie-series. 


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