Today its Memorial Day and if you don’t know what to do New York Design Agenda can give you some suggestions!
Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.
Memorial Day Parade
Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade (148 years old!), which begins at 87th Street and Third Avenue. In Manhattan, head uptown for a smaller parade in Inwood, which begins at Dyckman Street and Broadway.
The city—and city adjacent—is overflowing with good music, from the Electric Daisy Carnival at MetLife stadium, the last weekend ever at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (so sad), to the free concert at House of Vans.
The beaches are open!
For the price of a subway ticket you can get the city’s free, public beaches. If icy waters don’t scare you, take surfing lessons at Rockaway Beach or let that nice sea breeze hit your face at 60 MPH on a Coney Island roller coaster.
Picnic in the park > picnic on the beach
New York pigeons may be ferocious but they’re sure easier to fight than seagulls.
Outdoor fun on rooftops
Those first rays of summer not only feel great, but look amazing reflected off the city’s skyline.
Films under the stars are better than new movies with big stars
Guys, let’s face it, it’s not that hot right now, you don’t need to sit in air conditioning or, for that matter, to spend $14 on a subpar flick. Instead see Top Gun at the Intrepid or Krush Groove at Habana Outpost, for zero dollars.
More room at the Museums
While all those suckers work on their tans, you can get a head start seeing this summer’s most anticipated exhibits like Yoko Ono at MoMA or Frida Kahlo at the New York Botanical Garden.
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