Activities for the Start of Summer

5 Suggestions for Memorial Day Weekend

Updated 3 years ago Peter McCarthy
Memorial Day Observance
Memorial Day Observance
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For many of us, Memorial Day weekend is the official gateway into summer. Schools that haven't already are wrapping up. Vacations and summer homes are scheduled.

But as this we welcome the season, it's important to remember that Memorial Day's reason for being is in honoring Americans who died serving our country at war.

With that in mind, we'll start our list of things to do this weekend with a parade.

  1. New York City's biggest parade steps out on Sunday, a day early, 1:00 p.m. at Grand Avenue and 72nd Street in Queens. Brooklyn has a parade on Monday, launching from Bay Ridge at 101 Street and 4th Avenue at 10:00 a.m.
  2. Fleet Week is in full swing. A busy schedule of celebrations and events includes watching Top Gun at dusk on Friday from the deck of an aircraft carrier at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
  3. On Monday at 8:00 p.m., the New York Philharmonic offers its annual free Memorial Day Concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at West 112th Street. "Tickets are required and will be distributed at 6:00PM the evening of the concert."
  4. On Sunday, The Museum of the Moving Image, Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 host a street fair "New York On Location" from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00. Events include how stunts are done and access to location trailers. Where? Kaufman Astoria Studios back lot on 36th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets in Queens and surrounding blocks, including the museum.
  5. Would you like to escape the city for a day? A short hour's drive away is the Storm King Art Center, a 500 acre landscape dotted with sited sculptures, in New Windsor, New York, in the Hudson Valley. Click here for several options available for getting there
We wish everyone a pleasant holiday weekend.  
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