Honor the heroes whose lives have been lost while defending our country and welcome the start of summer at these five family-friendly Memorial Day events on Long Island.
Memorial Day Commemoration and Fireworks Extravaganza
North Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington
May 24, 2014
Park opens at 3 p.m., Ceremony starts at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music by the LP’s and Mack and Soul and marvel at a spectacular fireworks display all while paying tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our nation. Parking is $10 per vehicle and attendees should arrive early to secure a spot.
Bethpage Air Show
Jones Beach, Wantagh
May 24 & 25, 2014
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Don’t miss Long Island’s biggest Memorial Day weekend event, the 11th annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach starring the incredible U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Army Golden Knights. Witness military and civilian aviators take to the skies to perform high-flying stunts and aerial acrobatics that wow the large crowd on the beach year after year. There’s a $10 fee for parking and attendees are urged to arrive before 10 a.m. as the beach and parking lot are expected to fill up quickly.
Montauk Memorial Day Parade
Route 27, Montauk
May 25, 2014
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Attend Montauk’s 4th annual Memorial Day Parade where Montauk Veterans and service club members will march in tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving this great nation. The parade will begin at Kirk Park at noon, travel east on Main Street, and end on the Village Green where a commemorative service will be held.
Bay Shore Memorial Day Parade
Lanier Lane and Main Street, Bay Shore
May 26, 2014
The parade starts at Lanier Lane and Main Street and comes to an end at Oakwood Cemetery. Parade-goers are encouraged to also attend memorial services being held at the Bay Shore LIRR station at 9 a.m.
Medford Memorial Day Parade
Tremont Avenue School, Medford
May 26, 2014
Motorcycle riders will lead the Medford Memorial Day Parade to honor our fallen servicemen and women. The march will begin at Tremont Elementary School, continue north down Route 112, and end at Medford Memorial Park.