2017 Memorial Day Parades & Events in the New York Metropolitan Area

Memorial Day Parades & Events in the New York Metropolitan Area

…’and just beyond

Memorial Day, May 29, Closures: NYC Public Schools // Federal Holiday, State Holiday, City Holiday; Post offices and other government buildings are closed. New York City public schools are closed.

 

Saturday, May 27

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Host
1940’s-Style Swing Dancing Event
As Part Of Fleet Week New York 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
7:00 pm – 1:00 am

Tickets On Sale Now!

Fleet Week Related:

  • General Public Ship Tours
    8 am – 5 pm; 10 am- 5 pm (Intrepid, Pier 86)
    Multiple locations
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.
  • Marine Day
    8 am – 4 pm
    Brooklyn, New York (Prospect Park)
    U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Prospect Park. Event will feature a formation run followed by military static displays, demos, and a performance by the USMC Battle Color Detachment. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Seabee STEM Challenge
    9 am – 5 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86)
    U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge for visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Joint Aviation Static Display Event
    10 am – 2 pm
    East Meadow, New York (Eisenhower Park)
    U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps will host displays of aviation and personnel equipment. Navy Band Northeast scheduled to perform from 10 am – noon. Event is free and open to the public.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo
    Noon – 12:30 pm
    Staten Island, New York (In view from Homeport Pier)
    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration in the water of the Homeport Pier for visitors and ships to see. During the demo, a USCG rescue crew will drop a mannequin into the water to simulate a person in distress. A rescue swimmer will then jump into the water to secure the mannequin. Both the rescue swimmer and the mannequin are then lifted securely back into the helicopter. Event is free and open to the public.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment Performance
    8 pm – 9 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Father Duffy Square, Times Square)
    U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors Detachment will perform at Father Duffy Square in Times Square in front of the TKTS red steps. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Jones Beach Air Show in Long Island
    May 27 & 28, 2017
    Admission Price: FREE
    Parking Cost: $10.00

Sunday, May 28

Greenpoint Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
LEONARD STREET between Driggs Avenue and Nassau Avenue Brooklyn,

Maspeth Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Grand Avenue between 72 Place and 72 Street Queens,

Memorial Day Parade
May 28, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Crossbay Boulevard between East 20 Road and East 6 Road Queens

Fleet Week Related:

  • Freedom Run
    7:30 am – 10 am
    North Cove Marina to 9/11 Memorial Site
    Sea service members, and New York-based first responders, will participate in annual Freedom Run. U.S. Marine Corps Battle Colors Detachment scheduled to perform following the run. Event is free and open to the public to view.
  • General Public Ship Tours
    8 am – 5 pm; 10 am- 5 pm (Intrepid, Pier 86)
    Multiple locations
    Lines may be capped at 3 pm
    Ship tours will be held in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.
  • Seabee STEM Challenge
    9 am – 5 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86)
    U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation will host a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge for visitors at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Veterans Appreciation Day & Memorial Tribute
    11:45 am – 4 pm
    Rye, New York (Rye Playland)
    Event will include a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day, U.S. Marine Corps aviation static display (2 pm – 4 pm), and more. Event is free and open to the public.
  • 2nd Annual Fleet Week at Liberty State Park
    Noon – 5 pm
    Jersey City, New Jersey (1 Audrey Zapp Dr., Liberty State Park – take Exit 14B off NJ Turnpike)
    Event will include the U.S. Navy (USN) Parachute Team, The Leap Frogs; USN Dive Tank; Navy Band Northeast performance; USN helicopter static display; U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Silent Drill Team performance; USCG Search and Rescue demonstration; U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment performance; military static displays; kids activities; and much more. Event is free and open to the public. View event flyer here
  • Fleet Week New York Community Music Festival
    Noon – 8 pm
    Staten Island, New York (40 Mithorne St., Flagship Brewery)
    Flagship Brewery and community memebers will host a music festival in honor of Fleet Week. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Navy Band Concert
    5 pm – 6 pm
    Manhattan, New York (Military Island, Times Square)
    Navy Band Northeast “Rhode Island Sound” will perform a concert at Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day)

Black Veterans for Social Justice (BVSJ) Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 29
Parade’s participants begin arriving at 10:00 am
at Restoration Plaza on Fulton St., Brooklyn.
Parade will process up Marcy Ave. at 12:00 pm, turning onto Willoughby Ave. to end at BVSJ headquarters at 665 Willoughby Ave. (bet. Throop & Marcus Garvey Blvd.).

Memorial Day Observance
at the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 am
(89th Street & Riverside Drive)
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance
10 am – noon
Manhattan, New York (Riverside Dr. & 89th St.)

NY Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert
At the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Monday, May 29, 2017
8:00 – 9:00 pm

Summer on the Hudson Memorial Day Fitness Celebration
May 29, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pier I – West 70th Street,
We’re celebrating adding these classes to the Summer on the Hudson progr:00 amming lineup and the veterans who lead them.

VFW Post 107 Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Whitney Avenue between Plumb 2 Street and Gerritsen Avenue Brooklyn,

150th Kings County Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
3 Avenue between 75 Street and 77 Street Brooklyn,

6th Annual Bedford Stuyvesant Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
1368 Fulton Street Brooklyn

Canarsie Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 11am to 2pm
Flatlands Avenue between Rockaway Parkway and EAST 98 Street, Brooklyn

Central Park Tour Memorial Walk
May 29, 11am to 1pm
Maine Monument – Columbus Circle
Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the Park as a place to remember their veterans.

Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 11am to 2pm
Myrtle Avenue between Cooper Avenue and 70 Street, Queens

Rosedale Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 11am to 1pm
243 Street between Mayda Road and 145 Avenue, Queens

Memorial Day Parade
May 29, 11:30am to 1pm
Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 129 Street and Beach 130 Street, Queens

Van Nest Memorial Day Procession
May 29, 12pm to 12:40pm
Van Nest Avenue between White Plains Road and Victor Street, Bronx

Fleet Week Related:

  • Greenwood Cemetary Annual Memorial Day Concert
    Monday, May 30, 2:30 pm5:00 pm

    Bring a blanket and enjoy this free early summer performance – a NYC favorite! The concert features the ISO Symphonic Band, founded in 1995 to sponsor talented students throughout New York City and led by the band’s inimitable founder and conductor Brian P. Worsdale. Each year we feature the works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, and many others. Enjoy the beautiful landscape with your fellow New Yorkers, as well local vendors selling food and drink throughout the day.

  • General Public Ship Tours
    Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Last day for ship tours; Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.
    Ship tours will be held on Piers 88S and 92S in Manhattan; the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Brooklyn; and USS The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. Events are free and open to the public.
  • General Public Ship Tours
    Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Last day for ship tours; Lines may be capped at 3 p.m.
    Ship tours will be held at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86N, in Manhattan. Events are free and open to the public.
  • Bayville Memorial Day Parade
    Bayville Ave. | Bayville, New York
    Time: 8 a.m.
    Service members will participate in the annual parade hosted by American Legion Post#1285. This year the event will inclide 70th Anniversary of the American Legion Post and the renaming of the main street in Bayville in memory of Lance Corporal John Schaefer. Event is free and open to the public.
  • New Rochelle Memorial Day Ceremony
    Glen Island Park | New Rochelle, New York
    Time: 8 a.m.
    Event will include a ceremony, BBQ, military static displays, and free concert hosted by American Legion Post #170. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Crestwood Memorial Day Parade
    St. Eleanore’s Lane & Bronanen Place | Yonkers, New York
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Service members will participate in annual parade which starts at Schultze Park. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance
    Location: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Dr. & 89th Street | Manhattan, New York
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony will take place at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Manhattan. This year’s event will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the death of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Pelham Memorial Day Parade
    Pelham Manor | Town of Pelham, New York
    Time: 10 a.m.
    Service members will participate in the annual parade. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Bogota Memorial Day Parade
    375 Larch Ave. | Bogota, New Jersey
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Service members will participate in the annual parade hosted by American Legion Post#117. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Kings County Memorial Day Parade
    101 St. & 4th Ave. | Brooklyn, New York
    Time: 11 a.m.
    Service members will participate in the annual parade. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Glendale/Ridgewood Memorial Day Parade
    Myrtle Avenue & 70th Street | Glendale, New York
    Time: 11 a.m.
    Service members will participate in the annual parade. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Rochelle Park Memorial Day Parade
    365 W. Passaic St. | Rochelle Park, New Jersey
    Time: 11:30 a.m.
    Service members will participate in the annual parade. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Staten Island Memorial Day Parade
    Forest Ave. | Staten Island, New York
    Time: 12 p.m.
    Service members will participate in the annual parade. Event is free and open to the public.
  • Annual New York Mets/USO Military Appreciation Day
    Citi Field | Flushing, New York
    Time: 1:10 p.m.
    New York Mets and the USO of New York will host the annual Military Appreciation Day. Mets will take on the Chicago White Sox. Events will include: first pitch, military enlistment, national anthem, flyover, U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs” demonstration, and more.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
    Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86N | Manhattan, New York
    U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a search and rescue demonstration in the water off Pier 86N in Manhattan for visitors and ships to see.Event is free and open to the public.
  • Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
    Monday, May 29.
    Participants are to gather at 1:00 pm and the parade kicks off at 2:00 pm at Jayson Ave. /Northern Blvd. in Queens.
    Prior to the parade at 10:00 am, there will be an interfaith service at St. Anastasia Church at 45-14 245th St. Immediately after the service, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place near the monument in the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy schoolyard. At 11:30 am there will a Veterans breakfast located at Father Smith Hall in the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy schoolyard. The closing ceremony will take place at St. Anastasia Church’s outdoor parking lot from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
  • City Island Memorial Day Parade
    Monday, May 29
    Parade begins 1:45 pm at City Island Ave. & Belden St.
    Prior to the parade, UWVC will participate in two wreath-laying ceremonies in the area: the first, 10:30 am at Bicentennial Veteran Memorial Park (Throgs Neck Expressway at Pennyfield and Elisworth Aves.); and the second, 11:15 am at Throgs Neck Memorial Post – American Legion (1456 Shore Dr.).
  • Mamaroneck Memorial Day Parade
    189 Prospect Ave. | Mamaroneck, New York
    Time: 3 p.m.
    Service members will participate in the annual parade. Event is free and open to the public.