6. Living History: Memorial Day Weekend and Memorial Day at the New York Historical Society

If you’ve got history rather than burger on your mind, check out Living History: Memorial Day Weekend, an event sponsored by the New York Historical Society. On Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29 from 11 am to 4 pm, the museum will be commemorating soldiers from the American Revolution. This event is free with museum admission, and will include historical reenactments, replicas of uniforms and weapons and a military drill tutorial. On Memorial Day, historians from the Second Continental Light Dragoons will be available to discuss how soldiers fought on horseback.