Memorial Day for kids in NYC
Spend the long weekend exploring Governors Island, browsing a boardwalk and hitting up free family events
Fri Oct 24 2014
Photograph: Courtesy; Lance Cpl. Martin Egnash/US Marine Corps
Summer may not officially start until June 21st, but Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to warm-weather season, and the Big Apple sure knows how to celebrate (it's just one of the many reasons we think New York is the best place to raise a family). Usher in summer with our guide to the best ways to spend Memorial Day for kids in NYC, including beach trips, festivals, museum exhibits, family attractions and more. After a jam-packed long weekend, kick back and take in the sunset at one of our favorite city locales. Summer, we're so ready for you.
What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a federal holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. It originated after the Civil War and is often marked with parades and memorials.
When is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day takes place on the final Monday of every May. This year, it's on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Things to do on Memorial Day for kids
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