Memorial Day is right around the corner, falling on May 29th this year. In observance of the holiday, we’ve rounded up a list of activities taking place throughout the city in honor of those who lost their lives while serving in the country’s armed forces. In addition to the various Memorial Day parades, here is our pick of 10 alternative activities — from a film screening in Times Square to two viewings of Manhattanhenge.
1. Memorial Day Concert and Celebration Events at Green-Wood
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The Green-wood Cemetery is hosting its annual Memorial Day concert, which takes place from 2:30 – 5:00pm on May 29th. Now in its nineteenth year, the event includes works from permanent residents liked Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Leonard Bernstein. This year, it will also feature the ISO Symphonic Band, which was founded 1995 to sponsor talented New York City students. While the concert is free, RVSPs are recommended, and special Memorial Day walking and trolley tours will also be taking place following the concert.