Memorial Day in New York City

Get the most out of Memorial Day with our handy guide to holiday events. We list the best spots to BBQ, sunbathe and commemorate war heroes; as well as easy weekend getaways.

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 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 events, beaches, parks, memorials, concerts, vacation spots and other things to do throughout the three-day weekend.

When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is on 26 May 2014.

Events calendar for New York City

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    Celebrate the martyred 3rd-century bishop and patr...

  2. Brooklyn Flea

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  3. Kayak on the Hudson

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