Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of beach season in the City. Head to Brighton Beach and Coney Island to people-watch; Rockaway Beach to surf; and Orchard Beach to observe Pelham Bay Park’s range of wildlife. Lifeguards are on duty daily (10am–6pm) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
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"Armistice Night" (1918) by George Benjamin Luks. Gift of an anonymous donor. Courtesy, Whitney Museum of American Art.