Memorial Day 2024: Events and Parades Around NYC

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Memorial Day 2024: Events and Parades Around NYC

Memorial Day is when families unite to honor the brave who have fallen while serving in the US Armed Services. In New York, it is a time to come together with parades, ceremonies and events that bring communities together.  

Manhattan

Memorial Day Weekend At The Seaport

Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, see website for schedule
The Seaport, 12 Fulton Street, Downtown Manhattan
All Ages
Free

Spend the weekend at the Seaport and enjoy live music, delicious food, ship tours, and more.

Fleet Week

Friday, May 24, 7 pm; May 25-27, Saturday – Monday, 10 am – 6 pm
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, Hell’s Kitchen
All Ages
Free

Fleet Week activities will kick off with their annual free movie night on the flight deck, featuring Top Gun: Maverick. Throughout the weekend, enjoy musical performances and explore a variety of displays, activities, and demos from the military, including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Naval Research, and many more! 

Memorial Day at CMOM

May 27-31, Monday-Friday, 2 – 4:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W 83rd St., Upper West Side
Ages 2-7
$16.75

Celebrate our heroes through thoughtful art-making projects all day long! 

Bronx

Van Nest Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 12:15 pm
Parade begins at Van Nest Memorial Plaza, at White Plains & Mead Street, Bronx Park South
All Ages
Free

Join this Memorial Day event to honor our fallen heroes. The procession will be followed by a ceremony and flower drop.

Brooklyn

157th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 11 am
Parade begins at 3rd Ave. & 78th Street, Bay Ridge
All Ages
Free

Brooklyn’s 157th Memorial Day Parade will proceed to John Paul Jones Park for a memorial service that includes Bagpipes, Flag Raising, Wreath Laying by Veteran Service Organizations, a 21-gun Salute by the Veteran Corps of Artillery and the playing of Taps.

Bedford Stuyvesant’s 13th Veterans Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Parade begins at 1368 Fulton Street, Bedford Stuyvesant
All Ages
Free

This annual parade will commemorate those who are serving, those who have served, and those who have lost their lives for this country.

Queens

Memorial Day Ceremony in Kew Gardens

Saturday, May 25, 11 – 11:30 am
Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens
All Ages
Free

Pay tribute to those who gave their lives while in service to our country. Troop and Pack 177 Color Guard, and reading of the soldier’s names at the Lake behind the Center at Maple Grove.

Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 26, 11 am
American Legion Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave. Forest Hills
All Ages
Free

Join the community to honor our service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. The day begins with an opening ceremony followed by the Parade and ends at the Remsen Family Cemetery. After the final marchers reach the cemetery, there will wreath-laying ceremony. For over 60 years, it has been a tradition in the community during Memorial Day weekend to honor local veterans.

103rd College Point Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 26, 2 pm
Parade begins at College Point Blvd. and 28th Ave., College Point
All Ages
Free

Honor our fallen heroes at the longest running parade in Queens with a ceremony to follow. 

Staten Island

Staten Island Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 12 pm
Parade begins at Forest Ave. and Hart Boulevard, Silver Lake
All Ages
Free 

March in support and solidarity with those who have lost their lives in service to their country in the annual Staten Island Memorial Day Parade. 

Fleet Week: Celebration Concert

Saturday, May 25, 12:30 pm
USS The Sullivans Homeport Pier, 305 Front St.
All Ages
Free

A celebration concert featuring the United States Quantico Marine Rock Band, along with Harbor Search & Rescue Demonstration by the Coast Guard and performances by Johnny Fish & The Fins and Liz Wojital Next Of Kin.

Nassau County 

2024 Bethpage Air Show 

Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, 26, 10 am – 3 pm
Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh
All Ages
Free

This Long Island tradition will feature the The United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team making their 17th appearance, with other military performers joining the lineup including the U.S. Navy F-35C Tac Demonstration Team, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the 106th Rescue Wing NY Air National Guard HC – 130 / HH 60 Demonstration Team, Jessy Panzer, a widely-known female aerobatic pilot, is flying for the second time at Jones Beach, along with the American AirPower Museum Warbirds, Long Island’s own David Windmiller, and the SUNY Farmingdale State College Flying Rams.

Long Island Fleet Week 2024: NAVY Helicopter Landing

Saturday, May 25, 10 am – 2 pm
Eisenhower Park – Field 2, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow
All Ages
Free

A combined team from the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard will bring helicopters to Eisenhower Park. The event will also have an EOD fast rope demonstration, performances by Navy Band Northeast and Navy Ceremonial Guard, and military displays to view.

Cedarhurst-Lawrence Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 26, 10 am
Cedarhurst-Lawrence Memorial Day Parade, Central and Cedarhurst Avenues, Cedarhurst
All Ages
Free 

The Villages of Cedarhurst and Lawrence, together with the Lawrence Cedarhurst Volunteer Fire Department and Lawrence-Cedarhurst American Legion Post 339, invite everyone to the largest Memorial Day Parade in the Five Towns. Enjoy watching and cheering for the Veterans groups, police and fire departments, many local organizations, and schools that will march along Central and Cedarhurst Avenues to pay tribute and remember those who gave their lives for our country.

139th Memorial Day Parade

Sunday, May 26, 2:30 pm
Parade begins at the Corner of Greenwich St. and Marvin St., Hempstead
All Ages
Free

Don’t miss the 139th Memorial Day Parade followed by a brief ceremony at the monument.

Plainview-Old Bethpage Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 9 am-12 pm 
Plainview-Old Bethpage Memorial Day Parade, Old Country Road, Plainview
All Ages
Free 

Take part in this Plainview Old Bethpage tradition honoring our heroes. 

East Meadow Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 10 am – 12 pm
East Meadow High School, 101 Carman Ave. East Meadow
All Ages
Free 

Join Veterans, local groups, the East Meadow Fire Department, and other first responders to honor our fallen heroes. The Parade begins at East Meadow High School, then travels east on Hempstead Tpke onto Prospect Avenue, ending at the Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Elmont American Legion Post 1033 Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 10 am
Sewanhaka High School, 500 Tulip Ave. Floral Park
All Ages
Free

Join American Legion Post 1033, first responders, community groups, and more at this annual parade. 

Annual Memorial Day Parade in the Massapequas

Monday, May 27, 10 am
Parade begins at Broadway and Commonwealth Ave., Massapequa
All Ages
Free

Sgt. Peter F. Colleran Post #7763 Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post #1066, in cooperation with the Village, will conduct the Annual Memorial Day Parade in the Massapequas. Pay tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation.

Long Beach Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 10 am
Parade begins at Ohio Ave. and West Beech St. Long Beach
All Ages
Free

The Joint Veterans Organization and the City of Long Beach will hold the annual Memorial Day Parade and march to City Hall. Come out and line the streets to honor and remember those who served and sacrificed for our country.

Mineola Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 11 am
Parade begins at Wilson Park, 94 Union Street, Mineola
All Ages
Free

The Mineola Fire Department and Boy Scout Troop 45 will host a Memorial Day Parade with a memorial ceremony to follow at the Mineola Memorial Park Amphitheater.

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 2-4 pm
Parade begins at Northern Blvd. from Jayson Ave., Great Neck
All Ages
Free

The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade is a quintessentially American hometown tradition, organized by ordinary folk from many walks of life: local business people; working or stay-at-home moms and dads; retirees, and the young. As part of the parade experience, free refreshments, including traditional hot dogs; and more treats from local merchants (limited availability) will be served, commencing when the first marchers arrive at the Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy schoolyard.

Suffolk County

Lindenhurst Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Monday, May 27, 10 am
Parade begins at Newark Street, Lindenhurst
All Ages
Free

The Village of Lindenhurst & the United Veterans Council of Lindenhurst Wade-Burns Post 7279 Veterans of Foreign War (VFW), along with American Legion Feustel-Kurdt Post 1120, will host the 2024 Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies. This year’s Grand Marshal is surviving Korean War Veteran Thomas Aloisi. 

Holbrook Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Parade begins at 1069 Main St., Holbrook
All Ages
Free

Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice at this parade that will culminate at the Vietnam Memorial.

Village of Babylon Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 11 am – 12pm
Parade begins at Foster Boulevard, North Babylon
All Ages
Free

Village residents, families, children, and guests are invited to the Memorial Day Parade in the Village of Babylon hosted by The American Legion Post #94. The parade will conclude at the Village Gazebo for Memorial Day Services.

Rockland/Bergen

Wyckoff Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 11:30 am
Parade begins at Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
All Ages
Free

Come together as a community to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. 

Old Tappan Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 9:30 am
Parade begins behind 100 Central Ave., Old Tappan
All Ages
Free

The Parade will step off from the back of Northern Valley Old Tappan High School and end at Oakes Park where a Memorial Ceremony will be conducted. The Ceremony Includes parading the colors, the National Anthem, Invocation, the Mayor’s address, memorial wreath placement, rifle salute, and taps.

Glassboro’s Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 10 am – 12 pm
Parade begins at 1 S. Main Street, Glassboro
All ages
Free

With a rich history spanning over a century, the patriotic Glassboro Memorial Day Parade serves as a poignant tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in battle. The parade features award-winning string bands, the beloved children’s bike brigade, local businesses, and nonprofits, as well as a diverse array of military veteran groups.

Pearl River Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 10:15 am
Parade starts in front of KeyBank Pearl River, 93 N Middletown Road, Pearl River
All ages
Free

Pearl River American Legion John H. Secor Post 329 hosts the Annual Memorial Day Parade with a Memorial Day Service to follow.

Village of Nyack Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 27, 11 am
Parade begins at Main St. and Franklin Avenue, Nyack
All ages
Free

CR & RO Blauvelt American Legion Nyack Post 310 – continues a proud Village of Nyack tradition of honoring the men and women of the community who made the ultimate sacrifice preserving our freedoms. The parade kicks off from Main Street with a ceremony to follow at the upper level of Memorial Park. The Grand Marshal will be past Post Commander Frank Pappalardo, a proud Korean Era Army Veteran. Guest Speaker will be Col. John H. Leighton, USMC (Ret), a highly decorated Vietnam Era helicopter pilot and Past Commander of the RC Marine Corp League.

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