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Memorial Day Weekend Events
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Looking for some fun activities this Memorial Day weekend in the big city? Here’s a list of events to keep you busy and on your toes! Grab your friends and family and get ready for the best weekend ever!

Flat Week
Fleet Week is a seven-day celebration in New York City, which honors members of the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. Every year, the party kicks off with the parade of ships, vessels and tall ships that cruise along the Hudson River. A unique experience you won’t want to miss!
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Artists from New York and around the world gravitate to Washington Square to exhibit their products. A range of jewelry, metalwork, ceramics, graphics, and art are laid out. People crowd this sidewalk show from University Place at 13th Street to the West 3rd Street. It’s a day full of fun and color!
Hill Country BBQ in Chelsea
Nothing says American like some good old barbeque! One of the best BBQ restaurants in New York City is Hill Country. It is full of smoky warmth with a Texan touch to it. There is also lots of beer, scoops Blue Bell ice cream, rootsy, two-step tunes and, most importantly, slices of some killer beef.
Memorial Day Concert
Grab a seat for a free annual hour-long concert performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Held at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, this wonderful concert offers a spiritual way to remember those who lost their lives while serving our country.
Governor’s Island
Enjoy a weekend getaway to an Island by taking a ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn. Visitors can take bike rides, check out art and cultural exhibits, swing in the hammock zone, and explore the castle and fort. The island hosts different Memorial Day activities such as popular music festivals and a family fun day.
9/11 Memorial
The 9/11 Memorial sits in the exact spot of the fallen towers. Take a walk around this beautiful space during the holiday weekend to pay respect while taking in the mesmerizing waterfall. Go on and pick a shady spot under the trees and enjoy the day with loved ones.

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