Memorial Day Celebrations in New York City

Beltmann Group

Memorial Day is a special day for many reasons. On this day we honor the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in the United States Armed Services and by marking the start of summer. New York City is the place to be to celebrate Memorial Day with many events honoring the holiday. As you continue to unpack your moving boxes from your household relocation to New York City, remember to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend by checking out one of these events in the New York City area.


New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert | May 26th, 2014 | 8:00 pm

This free performance at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is a special treat for all ages. Tickets are required for the performance so you will want to show up before 6:00 pm to claim your spot for this moving Memorial Day concert. If you are unable to get a ticket for the performance, there will be a live broadcast of the audio at the adjacent Pulpit Green.


Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade | May 26th, 2014 | 11:00 am

Being one of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the city, many flock to honor fallen veterans with pomp and circumstance. The parade takes place in Bay Ridge and includes many organizations in the New York area. The Brooklyn Memorial Day parade begins on 87th Street and Third Avenue and ends at John Paul Jones Park for a ceremony.


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