On Monday, May 27, Americans will come together to honor our fallen service members. However, since Memorial Day weekend is also considered a symbolical beginning of summer, you can expect several fun and exciting events for all ages. If you’re still looking for plans from Saturday to Monday, here are a few Memorial Day activities that we’re looking forward to.
The Top Memorial Day Activities of 2019
King County Memorial Day Parade
This upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, take a moment to honor those fallen by visiting the King County Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Believe it or not, it’s one of the oldest parades of its kind in the country. It began 152 years ago when Catholic war veterans led local service organizations in remembering lost service members.
On Monday, May 27, starting at 11 a.m., this commemorative service starts at 78th St. and Third Ave., goes along Third Ave. to Marine Ave., up to Fourth Ave. and ends at John Paul Jones Park on 101st St. and Fourth Ave.
Along with the Grand Marshall, former New York State Senator Marty Golden, the American Legion will be on hand as Deputy Grand Marshals, celebrating their 100th anniversary. During the procession, you can expect to see marchers from the NYPD, FDNY, local high school bands and veteran organizations.
Following this Memorial Day activity, there will be a 21-gun salute at Fort Hamilton by the U.S. Army.
Commemorative Fireworks at North Hempstead Beach Park
If you’re looking for fun Memorial Day activities for the entire family, why not visit the commemorative fireworks at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington?
On Saturday, May 25, in addition to fireworks, this event will feature live music by Beginnings, a Chicago tribute band, and The LP’s, playing hit songs from the 1970s and ‘80s. Keep in mind that, although the festivities begin at 6 p.m., the fireworks won’t start until its dark at 9:15 p.m.
If you’re strictly looking to eat well and party this Memorial Day, look no further than the 2019 DopeBBQ celebration on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.
Taking place at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, this Memorial Day activity will feature free bites, drink specials and plenty of fun party favors. Not to mention, DJs Trueblends, L Squared, Proper Edakit and DJ Olivia Dope will be spinning today’s top hits all night long. Click here for tickets.
Memorial Day activities like these are what can ultimately take your holiday weekend to a whole other level!