Memorial Day 2015 in New York City

Get the most out of Memorial Day weekend with our handy guide to holiday events, memorials and things to do in NYC

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What is Memorial Day? Well, it isn’t just about day-drinking and savoring extra time away from your desk—it honors the men and women who have died while serving in our armed forces. Pause during your BBQ to remember the sacrifices made for the red, white and blue, and check out one of the Memorial Day 2015 parades happening in each of the five boroughs. Memorial Day weekend also marks the unofficial start to summer in New York. Here are the best beaches, parks, memorials, weekend getaways and other things to do throughout the three-day weekend.

When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is on May 25, 2015.

Things to do on Memorial Day 2015

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Memorial sites in New York

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American Veterans Memorial Pier

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Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Green-Wood Cemetery

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