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 2016 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 30, 2016.
Things to do on Memorial Day 2016
The best parks for Memorial Day
Find an outdoor plot that suits your holiday plans, whether they’re by the shore or above city streets
The 50 greatest war films
What better way to honor the sacrifice of Memorial Day than with a ranked list of cinematic greatness?
NYC's best rooftop bars
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by taking in spectacular views with cocktails high above the city
The 10 best beaches in New York City
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with our picks of the best beaches around the city
Weekend getaways and day trips
Escape the city at the drop of a sun hat with these weekend getaways and day trips