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What To Do In New York City For Memorial Day Weekend

For the first time in two summers, Americans are getting into, and taking their automobiles out of the city. For those of you who plan to spend the weekend in the “greatest city in the world”, we have a few things you might not want to miss.


First, have a happy summer. We’ve all been waiting for it and it’s here.

For the first time in two summers, Americans are getting into, and taking their automobiles out of the city.

For those of you who plan to spend the weekend in the “greatest city in the world”, we have a few things you might not want to miss.

The Memorial Day Parade is the most symbolic way to commemorate Memorial Day. There are parades in all five boroughs. In Manhattan, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ observance takes place on Riverside Drive, 89th Street. 

After the parade, the city is peppered with picnics, brunches and barbecues from where to watch the fireworks. Like Virgil’s Real BBQ on 44th Street. The day before the parade, New York Marble Cemetery is opening for a park picnic. The cemetery opens only twice a year. The tour of the historic cemetery includes the engravings on the marble-plaque walls, where the family names are displayed, an introduction into the unique burial methods, and a chance to picnic on their lawns. The vaults are, however, not accessible. 

What To Do In New York City For Memorial Day Weekend

The City is also opening up with many live events. Like the Governors Ball Music Festival at the New York Aquarium, in Brooklyn. 

The weather on Memorial Day 2021 is going to be around 69 degrees, the rain might hold off. A boat ride in the park is a great way to spend time outdoors but in the city. Hunts Point Riverside Park in the Bronx has some free rowing options, starting Memorial Day weekend and lasting through the summer. 

What To Do In New York City For Memorial Day Weekend

It wouldn’t be a trip to New York without visiting the museums. New York’s museums are its best memorial. Every struggle, every moment of joy, anxiety, relief, every fight for freedom and opportunity is memorialised in Ellis Island alone. The American Museum of Natural History is a further walk back in history that explores the origin story of many species including ours. For more recent history but a constant reminder of sacrifices made and the reminder of freedom, is the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Check out the New York State Tourism Directory to find accommodation, rentals and more on your vacation. 

Again, here’s wishing you a happy summer guys.

Make the most of it.

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