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Memorial Day Weekend 2023

May 26, 2023 | 3 min Read

Get ready for the long weekend! Memorial Day Weekend in New York City offers a plethora of ways to enjoy NYC and also pay tribute to those who fight in our US Armed Forces. From Fleet Week, Free Museums, Yankees Baseball, military discounts to Art Fairs and Parades, you’ll find plenty of things to do on Memorial Day and weekend events.

Watch the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

The Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade is a classic Memorial Day parade steeped in history. It starts at 2pm from Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard where it has begun every Memorial Day since 1927. The tradition started with the American Legion Post #103 whose members created a march to remember their fellow soldiers who died in battle in World War I.

As part of the parade experience, there are free refreshments, including American classics such as hot dogs, White Castle sliders and more. While it is a bit outside of Manhattan, it’s a great way to spend Memorial Day in New York.

May 29, 2023


Cheer for the Yankees

There’s nothing more American than a little baseball. Come to Yankee Stadium to help cheer the New York Yankees on against the San Diego Padres. Tickets are available at Stubhub and multiple other online ticket sellers.

May 26-28, 2023

Yankee Stadium

1 E 161 St

Bronx, NY 10451

Catch the Excitement of Fleet Week

Get ready New York City! Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships will descend on NYC May 24 and have annually since 1984. Fleet Week is the city’s biggest celebration of the naval services and provides an opportunity to meet US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard personnel, and see the latest capabilities of today’s Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Team.

Things kick off Wednesday, May 24, with the iconic Parade of Ships, and events run through Tuesday, May 30. This year, expect three U.S. Navy ships, two U.S. Coast Guard vessels and four U.S. Naval ships. For a complete schedule of events see: Military News.

May 24-30, 2023

Enjoy Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families

NYC Museums are proud to offer free Admission for military families beginning on Memorial Day and running through Labor Day in September. Over 40 New York City Museums and gardens are participating in the program. This nationwide initiative is sponsored by Blue Star and allows all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families access to 1,600 art exhibits, science centers, and amazing museums all over the country.

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Watch Some Top Level Pickleball

With its growing popularity, Pickleball fans are in for a treat this weekend as the crown jewel of the APP (Association of Pickleball Professionals) New York City Open tour calendar lands in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Come watch your favorite Pickleball players match off against one another. The five-day tournament is part of the 2023 APP tour – open to professionals, senior professionals, super senior professionals and amateur pickleball players. The event is sure to be a blast for all who participate.

May 24-28, 2023

Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadow

Corona Park

Flushing, NY 11368

About The Lombardy Hotel

The Lombardy Hotel’s timeless elegance is iconic to Midtown Manhattan. Our rooms are spacious, comfortable and thoughtfully designed to make you feel at home. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to New York City.

*Due to Covid-19 our restaurant, cafe and gym will remain closed for a time.

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