America dedicates Memorial Day to honoring our national heroes and their endless sacrifices for our great country. This federal holiday mourns the loss of the U.S. military personnel while celebrating their bravery, selflessness, and achievements. Families and friends visit the cemeteries and resting placing of our veterans and also come together as a community to organize events and parades in New York.
The Memorial Day commemoration will happen at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on Pier 86. It will include the unfurling of the American flag, the playing of taps, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a rifle salute. In addition, New York City honors the heroes who’ve fallen with parades in five boroughs.
The largest parade will begin at Jayson Avenue in Queens and end at the Northern Boulevard. The 155-year-old historical parade in Brooklyn is another spectacular event that will celebrate and memorialize the men and women who’ve served our country while welcoming the summer season.
Book a Carmel Limo on our mobile app for a comfortable ride to this ceremony with your family. Our fully-sanitized vehicles are available for different group sizes. If you’re in New York City, you’ll find many things to do in and around the city.
Here’s our curated list of Memorial Day Weekend Things to do in New York City.
Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade
The 155th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade starts at 11:00 am on 78th Street and Third Avenue and finishes at Bay Ridge’s John Paul Jones Park with a 21-guns salute by the Army, NYPS, FDNY, and Brooklyn high-school bands.
Fireworks will follow at this parade to mark the grand finale. After that, New Yorkers go on a picnic, indulge in patriotic parties, and enjoy BBQ hangouts at top restaurants and eateries.
Time Out Market New York
Head over to this buzzing market hosted by Time Out magazine with an open waterfront to welcome a refreshing summer. You can enjoy some delicious All-American dinner and watch entertaining shows.
The 24000 square-foot market boasts food made of fresh local produce prepared by the local chefs. From the most happening D.J.s to engaging acts and some incredible pop-up performances, the exciting pages of Time Out magazine come to life here. In addition, the fifth-floor rooftop restaurant offers happy hours from 4 pm to 7 pm, Monday through Friday.
Live music performances will include Reggae Calypso and Soca on Sunday at noon. To get here at the best prices in New York, download the Carmel Limo NYC app and book the vehicle of your choice for your group.
Take a Serene New York Sightseeing Cruise
If you love sightseeing and want breath-taking views of New York City, then the Landmark Cruise will take you past the city’s top skyline and waterfront attractions. In this two-and-a-half-hour tour, you can see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park, One World Trade Center, the USS Intrepid, the Chrysler, Wall Street, and more.
The Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise is another iconic tour of Brooklyn, the Island of Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, and more. Are you looking for a safe ride to these cruising destinations? Carmel Limos has got you covered! Book a ride now on our app.
Stroll through Central Park
This verdant and expansive park has been featured in many movies and is truly an iconic spot to enjoy the warm summer breeze after a good mid-day meal. Nearly 500 acres of green patches, lakes, ponds, and tall wooden trees cover the space.
You will find children flying a kite, families enjoying a picnic, and tourists exploring the monuments around the park. Central Park offers a quintessential New York experience if you want to ride a rowboat from the Loeb Boathouse at Conservatory Water.
A walking tour of Central Park is very famous among tourists, especially the movie sights and locations that will be covered.
The Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass excursion provides a fun walking tour through some of the off-beaten New York City paths starting from Brooklyn. You can view the Manhattan skyline from the Statue of Liberty and go to the top of the Empire State Building for a surreal view of the city. Indulge in some street food near Brooklyn Bridge Park at the pop-up food stands, or follow the crowd to grab a delicious slice of Grimaldi’s world-famous pizza.
You can shoot some hoops at Pier 2, try some refreshments, or take on the roller-skating rink to try your skills. Then, take a refreshing stroll along the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace for its beautiful landscaping while checking out the outdoor art exhibits by street artists.
While this is an All-walk excursion, taking a Carmel Limo for a shopping sprint at Fifth Avenue won’t hurt. We’re offering great discounts at some of the top restaurants and shopping outlets in the city. Call our customer support team for more information.
The Brooklyn Museum & Botanical Garden
Visit the Brooklyn Museum, housed on fifty-two acres of lavish botanical gardens adorning Brooklyn since the 19th century. A warm afternoon will be well-spent here with a visit to the museum that houses an impressive collection of multicultural artifacts and paintings. In addition, this ideal location will offer a memorable Memorial Day where a wonderful marriage of nature and art exists.
Many Instagram-worthy corners in the museum will appeal to the senses of a true art connoisseur. Want to visit this iconic location with friends? Book a multi-point pickup service on the Carmel App and make your friends ride along for a memorable time together.
Memorial Day Fair
This fair is located at Sunnyside Gardens Park and takes place on Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Live performances like Americana music, a magic show, and theatre acts fill the fair with fun. Some things to expect are arts and craft vendors, lip-smacking food, and small rides for children. The location is off-beat and far away from the bustling city.
Need the best prices for a round-trip to the fair? Book the service with Carmel Limos, New York. We’re offering competitive hourly waiting prices too. Visit the Carmel Limos website for more information, or call us directly.
Memorial Day Weekend Rooftop Day Party
This party at the Hudson Terrace is a low-profile yet loud celebration for cocktail drinkers and free-spirited movers from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. By paying the $10 cover charge, you will be privy to the latest numbers played by the in-house DJ. In addition, you can enjoy complimentary Hennessey for an hour. Don’t want to miss this offer?
Call out for a Carmel Limo NYC to reach early and leave late with family and friends. We’re offering the best deals for large group rides in our SUVs and Minivans for Memorial Day. Connect with our customer support team to learn more.
Top of the Rock Observatory
Located in the Comcast Building, the Top of the Rock observatory is the perfect spot to sink in the breath-taking views of New York City’s landmark buildings. Like the Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock building gives you a panoramic view of Central Park and even the Empire State Building. The sunset view is a treat to the eyes and is preferred by New Yorkers and tourists, while the daylight offers a brighter city view in its zone. While you watch the sky’s shades change, the city starts to sparkle in the dark.
This is an excellent spot for kids to enjoy the sights of the Big Apple and take note of its iconic monuments and skyscrapers.
Want to visit iconic places near the Top of the Rock Observatory? Download the Carmel Limo New York app and book a multi-spot drop-off service.
Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari
Starting on 27 May 2022 until 8 September 2022, this event will take your family for a real-deal feel of life during the fossil days.
Watching animated dinosaurs dance can make you snort and laugh. Kids will also enjoy the unique Ice Age arts & crafts that are engaging and spectacular.
The new walk-through experience will give you goosebumps when you have close encounters with fifty-two life-sized pterosaurs, Quetzalcoatlus, and animatronic dinosaurs. This one-of-a-kind safari costs $33.95 for adults and $23.95 for kids.
Take a Carmel Limo with your gang from your hotel or apartment to the safari and head back home comfortably after a tiring day. Download our app today!
Enjoy a Memorial Day Brunch
If you’re in the upper east side of New York City, we recommend Maya by Chef Richard Sandoval.
This elite restaurant will serve unlimited brunch and cocktails for $55 per head. The exquisite menu includes bottomless Mimosas, Margaritas, and Mexican specialties like Chilaquiles.
The classic menu will include delicacies like Carnitas Tacos, Tuna Ceviche, Maya Dog, Enfrijoladas, shrimp Enchilada, Chipotle crispy bacon, and other delicacies. In addition, you can dig into their mini waffles and ice cream or try their Guacamole if you’re health conscious.
Another must-visit place on our list is Mary’s Fish Camp. If you’re not leaving for Long Island on Memorial Day weekend, this dine-in fish shack serving up a fresh and delicious fish fare in West Village is the place to be. The Atlantic Cod Sandwich with fries, the lobster roll, butter prawns, fried oysters, and seasoned clams are taste and Instagram-perfect.
Take roundtrip to this unique eatery located at 64 Charles Street with Carmel Limos because we’re offering competitive prices. Call our customer support team to get the best roundtrip offer.
Memorial Day weekend is all about patriotism and remembering our brave hearts. It brings out the American spirit that fights everyday battles inspired by the strength and audacity of our unsung heroes.
Whether you plan to visit a parade or museum or spend some fun time with friends, New York City has everything on its platter. Carmel Limos New York will help you discover the city like never before. Download our App today!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend from the Carmel Limos Family!