For most people, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial beginning of the summer season. That’s why this three-day weekend is always jam-packed with fun and exciting activities for the whole family, especially in the New York/Long Island metropolitan area. So, without further ado, here is Ollie’s 2018 Memorial Day party guide.
Ollie’s 2018 Memorial Day Party Guide
If you’re in the mood for a little New Orleans flair this Memorial Day Weekend, we have you covered. Come out and visit Bourbon Street for an authentic taste of the French Quarter in Bayside, Queens. Their spacious rooftop lounge has some of the most scenic, breathtaking sunset views in the entire city.
All weekend long, from May 26-28, Bourbon Street will be offering drink specials and their traditional Cajun fare, such as:
- Seafood Gumbo
- Blackened Catfish
- French Quarter Seafood Boil
Also, on Sunday, May 27, Bourbon Street will be hosting live music, starting at 9 p.m. The band, Damaged Goods, will be making their triumphant return to play all of your favorite tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. Click here to make your reservation today.
Eisenhower Park Memorial Day Weekend Carnival
If you’re a thrill seeker, then the Eisenhower Park Memorial Day Weekend Carnival in Westbury is perfect for you. There will be tons of thrill rides, attractions and games for your children to enjoy. Stop by the Dover Gourmet Food Court for tons of amazing local vendors.
Admission to the carnival is free. However, if you’re looking to ride some of their quality attractions, you can save money on your pay-one-price wristband by buying it ahead of time here.
From Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28, the carnival’s hours of operation will go from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday.
New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park
If you want a real New York Memorial Day party, pay a visit to Floral Park’s Belmont Park on Monday, May 28, for their annual New York Showcase Day. The event will feature over 100 of the top New York-bred horses.
If you arrive early, you can occupy one of their free picnic tables and enjoy a one-of-a-kind view of the paddock and apron. The day’s festivities and races will begin at 11:30 a.m. sharp! Just remember, this is a popular event and tickets will go quickly, so purchase yours today.
If you’re looking for an amazing Memorial Day party to enjoy with family and friends, you can’t go wrong with any of these three options.