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Memorial Day weekend 2017 for kids in NYC

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend 2017 for kids with these amazing NYC events, ranging from shows and performances to festivals

Photograph: Courtesy; Lance Cpl. Martin Egnash/US Marine Corps

Celebrate the lives of those who have served our country this holiday by making Memorial Day for kids a special opportunity for family time. You can start by packing a picnic and heading to one of our favorite NYC parks, or by exploring our favorite things to do with kids in NYC this spring. You'll also want to investigate our favorite Memorial Day weekend events for kids, as seen below!

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 29, 2017.

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