May 27, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Truth is – with Memorial Day in NYC, it officially marks the start of getting tan, flying kites, and swimming in the ocean – BEACH SEASON! There are ample amounts of beaches to go to from Fort Tilden, Brighton Beach, Coney Island – you name it! My only suggestion here is get there nice and early – just saying! This one is a fan favorite of Memorial Day!
If you have never done this yet – this is a must do! It’s such a beautiful spectacle that is bound to stun you! The biggest parade takes place at 1pm on Grand Ave at 72nd Street in Queens. Check this parade out this Sunday! If this doesn’t seem feasible for you, head to the 149th Brooklyn Parade at Bay Ridge (101 street and 4th avenue) These are the top two must see NYC Memorial Day Parades – do it! Easily one of the best things to do in NYC this Memorial Day Weekend!
Okay – you had to think I would incorporate something about a NYC Rooftop Bars right ladies? But here’s the deal – if you are looking to have classy and soiree type of night – head to the NYC Empire Hotel Rooftop Bar. Now here’s the thing with this special weekend, celebrate it here with some BBQ specials and live jazz music by Stephanie Wrembel. Don’t know her? Head there and find out! Once you’re watching the sunset over Lincoln Center, you will say thank you and be blessed for the beautiful country we live in and realize it was one of the best things to do this Memorial Day weekend in NYC.
Even if you are not into the creative arts or not an artist yourself, you definitely need to head down to Washington Square to witness the magic. It’s a twice-a-year event that demonstrates and showcases local NYC artists all around Washington Square. What to expect? Fun, conversation, and laughter over some paintings, ceramics and so much more that you can drop a couple benjamins on!
If you ladies are seeking to learn this Memorial Day Weekend in NYC, head to Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum. It’s one of the most beautiful experiences that will truly shake your roots. This annual event is all about honoring the U.S. Military and those men and women who have fought and fight every day for our country. On top of the screening of Top Gun, it’s an experience of a life-time there. Check it out and you will realize why it’s one of the best things to do in NYC this Memorial Day Weekend!
If you are feeling a little clever, you can maximum your learning by heading over to the museums this Memorial Day Weekend in NYC because all of those people who would go to the museum are most likely heading to the beach or to those parties. So while you get your learning on, you can look cute and then go to the NYC Rooftop Bars after! How does that sound?
Instead of cooking for all your girls, why not get all dolled up and head to The Gander for a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend in NYC-style dinner! The Chef, Jesse Schenker, will be promoting his new-American cuisine, which has been recently critically acclaimed. Will all different foods for your choice, and happy hour specials, you and your girls will not be disappointed. Check out The Gander at 15 W 18th Street!
If you are new to this – Green-Wood Cemetery puts together a NYC Memorial Day concert as a form of remembrance and gratitude for all of the soldiers who have served and serve every day. With a beautiful sight all around you, sitting on your blanket and listening to the student-manned Symphonic Band play some local favorites – it’s a beautiful way to spend the weekend. On top of this, there is a trolley tour and it’s free! Ladies, gather your friends and appreciate the weekend! Easily one of the best things to do in NYC this Memorial Day Weekend!
If you are feeling less inclined to want to head to the cemetery, this one is totally for you. The island of Governors opens on Saturday, May 23rd and this is a family-fun event and festival! On top of taking a ferry over to the island, you get to celebrate life through live music, theatre and literally so much more! Check it out! P.s. IT’s free! Totally one of the best things to do in NYC this Memorial Day Weekend!
Okay – this is where it’s gets a little wild ladies. This party is an annual one that provides live music, The Deep DJs, open bars, dancing and so much more! If you think you are about getting a little weird, get your tickets asap and to find out where the top secret location is! Easily one of the best things to do in NYC this Memorial Day Weekend! Totally one of the best things to do in NYC this Memorial Day Weekend!