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Get Your Memorial Day Weekend Cooking and Full of Spirit

Get Your Memorial Day Weekend Cooking and Full of Spirit

Looking for some fun things to do this Memorial Day Weekend. Here is what we found.

 

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts
Poets, musicians, thespians, dancers and comics of the Lower East Side and the East Village show off their talents during this three-day multicultural performance. 155 First Ave at 10th St (theaterforthenewcity.net). Sat 28–Sun 29 at various times; free.

Memorial Day Weekend Yacht Cruise
Set the tone for the long weekend by guzzling all the alcohol you can drink, dancing until your legs give out and waving to Lady Liberty.Pier 16, South Street Seaport, 89 South St (iclubnyc.com). Fri 27 9pm–midnight; $30.

CookOut NYC food party on the pier
This alfresco festival with gorgeous East River views has all the makings of a kick-ass picnic: beer, cider, grilling and live music. Sat 28, Sun 29 at various times; $10–$75.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Anniversary
Coney Island’s high-energy spirit makes the destination a great spot to ring in the unofficial start of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. The extra incentive? Nathan’s Famous hot dogs are going for five cents a weiner in honor of the food chain’s 100th anniversary. Nathan’s Famous, 1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn (718-333-2202, nathansfamous.com). Sat 28 11am–2pm; free.

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend

Fleet Week is still on so try some of these fun events:

Memorial Day WeekendOn Saturday Military Day at Battery Park from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Battery Park. Event will include military band performances, boot camp-style exercise session, military static displays, demonstrations, and more. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: General Public Ship Tours: Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. events are free and open to the public.

  • Pier 88S: USS Bataan (LHD 5)
  • Pier 92S: HMCS Athabaskan (D 282), HMCS Kingston (MM 700), HMCS Moncton (MM 708)
  • *Pier 86N (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum): USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552) (*Tours will begin at 10 a.m.)

The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Military Island in Times Square at 10 am. Event is free and open to the public.

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86N The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will perform on Pier 86N in Manhattan. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: Fleet Week Regatta

Sunday, May 30th

General Public Ship Tours Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. | Events are free and open to the public.

  • *Pier 86N (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum): USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552) (*Tours will begin at 10 a.m.)

Event: U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team Performance Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Location: Military Island, Pedestrian Plaza between 42nd and 43rd streets (Times Square)

Event: Navy Band Concert Time: 4 p.m. Location: Military Island, Pedestrian Plaza between 42nd and 43rd streets (Times Square)

 

  • U.S. Fleet Forces Brass Band will perform on Military Island in Times Square. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 30, 2016 (Memorial Day)

Event: General Public Ship Tours Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. | Events are free and open to the public.

 

 

  • Pier 88S: USS Bataan (LHD 5)
  • Pier 92S: HMCS Athabaskan (D 282), HMCS Kingston (MM 700), HMCS Moncton (MM 708)

*Pier 86N (Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum): USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552) (*Tours will begin at 10 a.m.)

Event: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance Location: Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Dr. & 89th StreetNew York Time: 10 a.m.

 

  • Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony will take place at Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Manhattan. This year’s event will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the death of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. Event is free and open to the public.

Event: U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86N | Manhattan, New York

 

  • In conjunction with Fleet Week New York, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter will conduct a Search and Rescue demonstration over open water near the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Pier 86N on May 30, from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. During the demonstration, a Coast Guard rescue crew will drop a mannequin into the water to simulate a person in distress. A rescue swimmer will then jump into the water to secure the mannequin. Both the rescue swimmer and the mannequin are then lifted securely back into the helicopter, and the helicopter will depart the area. Event is free and open to the public.

The New-York Historical Society hosts historians from the Third New Jersey Regiment on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by as they share what it might have been like to be a soldier in the American Revolution. Visitors can peek inside a soldier’s tent, check out period-style equipment and uniforms and stand at attention to learn some military drills. The museum welcomes the Second Continental Light Dragoons, a cavalry troop recreation from the Revolutionary War. Learn what it was like to fight on horseback, see the period-specific helmets and more. Free with paid admission.

 

 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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