What to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

nycgo.com staff

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Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer. You should celebrate by doing something fun in New York City. Here are some of our best ideas.

Shakespeare in the Park
May
27

Arts & Culture Shakespeare in the Park

These free productions at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park are a beloved summer tradition.

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Fleet Week
May
27

Attractions Fleet Week

Thousands of men and women from the US Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard will touch down on dry land during Fleet Week.

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Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
May
27

Arts & Culture Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

This annual festival celebrates its neighborhood’s artistry and diversity.

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New York Yankees Baseball
May
27

Sports New York Yankees Baseball

The Yankees have won a staggering 27 World Series championships.

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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
May
27

Arts & Culture Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

This annual street art fair is set in and around Washington Square Park.

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Robert Rauschenberg
May
27

Museums & Galleries Robert Rauschenberg

See the first 21st-century retrospective of the artist's work.

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Marlon Wayans
May
27

Comedy Marlon Wayans

Marlon, of comedy’s very prominent Wayans family, has starred on television and in the movies for decades.

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Memorial Day Parade
May
29

Festivals & Parades Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day commemorates US military members who died in war, and the City honors them with parades throughout the five boroughs.

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New York Mets Baseball
May
29

Sports New York Mets Baseball

New York City's National League franchise has a reputation as a plucky underdog.

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