Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Remembering Day

This coming Monday, May 28, the US celebrates Memorial Day. The holiday started in the US South as a way to commerate the soldiers that fell in the Civil War but now it serves as a day to recall the men and women of the US Armed Forces that died while serving.

Most of us think of the holiday as the first weekend of the summer and true to this concept the city overflows with activites both honoring those to be remembered and welcoming the promise of the warm summer months.

Here are just a few in and around the city -

On Saturday, May 26,  there is a family festival on Governer's Island -

The Cloisters Museum has its own Family Festival on Saturday{B036E84A-EC1D-44B4-97F6-82E62F9E350D}_20120307145536

On Monday, May 28, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

And of course there will be Parades!
The Kings County Memorial Day Parade
The KCMDP is in its 145th year and is the oldest continously run Memorial Day Parade in the US. It kicks off at 11AM at 87th Street/3rd Avenue and ends at John Paul Jones Park ( )

Remember, Recall & Honor

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