2017 Memorial Day Ceremonies, Parades and Events

Thursday, May 25

PRESS CONFERENCE: ETERNAL LIGHT RESTORATION

11:00am | Eternal Light Monument (Madison Square Park)
Please join us for a press event to announce the relighting of the Eternal Light, and to launch a major effort to open up a memorial plaza around the base of the monument, restoring it to its former position of prominence.   RSVP: rsvp@madisonsquarepark.org

RELIGHT: ETERNAL LIGHT RELIGHTING

NOTE: NEW TIME!
8:30-8:45pm | Eternal Light Monument (Madison Square Park)
Join us to restore the Eternal Light!  Learn more.

Sunday, May 28

MASPETH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

1:00pm | Parade Kick Off:  Grand Ave & 72nd street
2:00pm | Closing Ceremony which begins on Grand Ave and 69th Street
Organized by the United Veterans & Fraternal Organizations of Maspeth.  Parade starts at Walter A. Garlinge Memorial Park – 72nd St & Grand Ave.  Wreath Laying – immediately following parade at Maspeth Memorial Park: 69th St. /Grand Ave.

GREENPOINT VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

9:00am | Parade steps off at St. Stanislaus Memorial American Legion Post #1771 and proceed up Manhattan Avenue to St. Anthony’s Church
9:30am | Mass will be offered for ALL Veterans, living and deceased
10:30am | The parade will then re-form outside the Church and march down Manhattan Avenue and return to the Post
11:00am | Brief memorial service, with a flag-raising and the playing of Taps.

COLLEGE POINT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

2:00pm | Parade starts at 26th Avenue and College Point Boulevard, moves north along College Point Boulevard and closes out with a ceremony held at MacNeil Park.

Monday, May 29

LAURELTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE (QUEENS)

9:00am | Parade begins @ Francis Lewis & Merrick Blvd and ends at The Veterans Memorial Triangle (225th street & North Conduit Avenue)

LITTLE NECK-DOUGLASTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE (QUEENS)

10:00am | Interfaith Service @ St. Anastasia Church (45-14 245th Street; Douglaston NY)
11:00am (approx) | Wreath Laying; Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy schoolyard
11:30am | Veterans Breakfast @ Father Smith Hall (Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy)
2:00pm | Parade steps off at Jayson Ave/Northern Blvd, Queens, NY
3:30pm (approx) | Closing Ceremony at end of Parade (St. Anastasia’s Church parking lot)

KINGS COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE (BROOKLYN)

11:00am | Parade begins @ 78th St./3rd Ave. End of Parade: Memorial service at John Paul Jones Park.  150th Annual Parade!

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

10:00am | Participants muster; opening ceremony at Restoration Plaza
12:00 noon | Parade steps off; proceeds up Marcy Ave, turns on Willoughby Ave. to BVSJ HQ 2pm | Closing Ceremony @ BVSJ Headquarters – 665 Willoughby Avenue (btw Throop Av/Marcus Garvey Blvd).  Organized by Black Veterans for Social Justice.

SOLDIERS’ SAILORS’ MONUMENT MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY

10:00am | Riverside Park & West 82nd St

FOREST AVENUE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE (STATEN ISLAND)

11:30am | Hart Blvd. & Forest Ave Staten Island NY

CITY ISLAND MEMORIAL DAY PARADE 

10:30am | Wreath Laying Ceremonies– Bronx Veteran Memorial Park, Throgs Neck
11:15am | 
Joint Wreath Laying Ceremony – Throgs Neck Memorial Post 1456
12:30pm |Joint Wreath Laying Ceremony 
AmVets Post Shore Drive
1:45pm | 
Parade: Leonard Hawkins Post 156, 550 City Island Ave., 1 ½ mile Parade

Saturday June 3

GOLD STAR FAMILIES NAME READING CEREMONY

12:00 noon | Veteran’s Memorial, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, Long Island