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Memorial Day in NYC guide to memorial services and parades

Have the ultimate Memorial Day weekend in NYC offers a chance to fill your extra day off with food, drinks and fun.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

Memorial Day 2023 is going to be a trifecta of celebration—memorializing the men and women who've died serving our country, welcoming the summer and celebrating a reopened New York City! From parades to parties, there's so much to do this weekend, and we've rounded up the best Memorial Day weekend events in the city.

You can enjoy your three-day weekend by dusting off your grill or just lounging around watching the 50 best family movies, or you can get out and take advantage of all NYC has to offer this weekend, from a parade in Brooklyn to drink specials at great bars and more.

When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is on the last Monday in May every year. This year it falls on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Where are the Memorial Day Parades in NYC?

The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade is at 11am on Monday, from 78th Street and Third Avenue, along Third Avenue. to Marine Avenue, up to Fourth Avenue and over to John Paul Jones Park on 101st Street and Fourth Avenue.

The Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade steps off at 2pm from Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard.

Things to do for Memorial Day in NYC

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