Memorial Day is going to be busy for us – it is a day off from work to catch up with family and friends. But I am going to take some time today to remember and honor those who died while serving our country today too. It is a summer kickoff day filled with promise of great weather and summer fun, but it is also a time to reflect on those who are no longer with us because they paid the ultimate sacrifice.
I am wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day surrounded by loved ones and will hold your family and friends currently serving and who have passed in my heart.
Here are a few Memorial Day celebrations happening around town:
Summer Salute to Heroes at INTREPID Sea, Air, and Space Museum (MIDTOWN)
What a great way to celebrate Memorial Day! The Intrepid will honor our service men and women. Pier 86 will be filled with displays, hands-on activities, and live performances. There will also be a free screening of Top Gun on the Flight Deck, a Memorial Day Ceremony featuring the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, a panel discussion focused on African Americans in WWII, and more.
Details: Pier 86, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, NYC. All ages welcomed. FREE for all, but some activities require admissions. Contact: 212-245-0072. Visit the website for more information.
Historic Greenwood Cemetery Memorial Day Concert (Greenwood Heights)
Bring a blanket and enjoy this early summer performance. Food and refreshments will be on sale all day. Directly after the concert, enjoy a special trolley tour with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman. Click here for more information on the tour, and reserve your spot now – that tour fills up quickly!.
Details: 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY,11232. All Ages. FREE for all. Contact: 718-210-3080. Visit the website for more information.
Memorial Day Medals at Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Crown Heights)
Little ones craft their own gold medal to give to a special hero in their life while learning about the importance of soldiers who serve the community.Ages 5 and under. 11:30 and 2:30
Details: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY,11213. Ages 5 and Under. Visit the website for more information.