Monday, May 26, free
As more controversy swirls around the treatment of our men and women in uniform at VA hospitals, you can honor U.S. service members at the many Fleet Week events going on throughout the city and the surrounding suburbs. On Memorial Day, tall-ship tours will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Pier 92 in Manhattan and the Sullivans Pier in Staten Island. A special observance will be held from 8:00 to 11:30 am at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address; there will also be a memorial ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. At noon, the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a search and rescue demonstration at Pier 86, while the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Air-Ground Task Force will present a helo demonstration in New Rochelle’s Hudson Park from 2:00 to 5:00. In addition, Memorial Day Parades will take place in Bayville, Brooklyn, Pelham, Bogota, Glendale, Little Neck-Douglaston, City Island, and Staten Island.