Guide: 2021 Memorial Day Events in the tri-state area

Some Memorial Day parades and events are planned across the tri-state area after being canceled last year due to COVID-19. Here is a list of some parades and events. 

Long Island

Saturday May 29, 2021
Town of North Hempstead Drive-Up Fireworks Show - POSTPONED
This even has been postponed due to the forecasted wind and rain.  The rescheduled event will be held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 4.     
Location: Hempstead Beach Park
Monday May 31, 2021
Williston Park Memorial Day Parade
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Parade quicks off from American Legion Hall
Massapequa Park Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Location/Route: The parade will begin on Front Street in Massapequa Park
Merrick's Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location/Route: Post Members and Auxiliary members will meet at Merrick Veteran Memorial Park at 10 a.m. for a 10:30 a.m. ceremony.
Mineola Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Mineola Memorial Park

New Jersey

Monday May 31, 2021
Township of Colts Neck Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Time: 10:30 am
Location/Route: Township Hall, 124 Cedar Drive and concludes at Memorial Park, 242 Heyers Mill Road.
Freehold Memorial Day Parade Committee
Time: 10 a.m.
Location/Route: The parade begins at the corner of Brinkerhoff Avenue and Main Street and walks down Main Street to the center of town. Units will then take the left fork onto Broadway and then turn left onto Murray Street. The parade will continue down Murray and take a left onto Schanck Street before turning right onto Monument Street and ending in the parking lot of the Monmouth County Courthouse.
Glen Ridge Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11 a.m.
Location/Route: Starts at Sherman Avenue & Baldwin Street
Hawthorne Memorial Day Service
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Borough Hall
Ho-Ho-Kus Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Starting at Sheridan and Ardmore Avenues and concluding at the War Memorial on East Franklin Turnpike for a Remembrance Ceremony conducted by the V.F.W. Washington Post 192.
New Providence Virtual Memorial Day Tribute
Rockaway Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11:30-1 p.m.
Summit Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Behind 25 DeForest Avenue
Wyckoff Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location/Route: The parade will proceed starting from Wyckoff Reformed Church heading north along Wyckoff Avenue, turning right onto Main Street, then turning right onto Franklin Avenue and ending at Town Hall.


Sunday May 30, 2021
Town of Orange Memorial Day Parade - CANCELED
Parade canceled due to the weather. Ceremony still taking place at 10:30 a.m. inside High Plains Community Center.
Stamford Memorial Day Parade - POSTPONED
Sunday's event in Stamford is postponed due to weather. A new date and time will be announced. 
Bantam Memorial Day Parade - CANCELED
The Bantam Memorial Day Parade for Sunday is canceled due to weather.
Organizers say there will be a short ceremony at the Borough Hall at 1 p.m. with no hot dogs or ice cream.
Woodbury  Memorial Day Parade - CANCELED
Canceled due to weather.
Monday May 31, 2021
Darien Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Location/Route: The parade will step off from Goodwives Shopping Center on Old Kings Highway North at 10 A.M., proceeding up Brookside Road and turning left onto Post Road. The parade will proceed westbound on Post Road and end in the area of Spring Grove Cemetery.
Derby/Shelton Memorial Day Parade
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Howe Avenue at the Intersection of Route 8 in Shelton. Ends at Cottage and Elizabeth Streets in Derby.
Fairfield Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: The line of march will run East from South Pine Creek Road along the Post Road to the Library, then South along Old Post Road to Flint's Corner, and then East along Old Post Road passing the Town Green and continuing beyond South Benson Road.
Norwalk's Annual Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Begins at Veterans Park and ends at the Town Green on East Avenue.
Trumbull Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Main Street, Trumbull
West Haven Memorial Day Parade
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Campbell Ave.

New York City

Monday May 31, 2021
Brooklyn's Kings' County Memorial Day Parade
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: 78th Street/3rd Avenue
Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony
Time: 2 p.m.

Hudson Valley

Monday, May 31, 2021
Dutchess County War Memorial & Convoy
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Poughkeepsie
More Info
Monroe Memorial Day Parade
Hyde Park Memorial Wreaths
Time: 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Location: Town Hall
Hillburn Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Time: 9 a.m.
Village and the Fancher Nicoll American Legion Post Ceremony
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Memorial Plaza in Pleasantville
More Info
Piermont Fire Department Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Time: 10 a.m.
John H. Secor American Legion Post 329 Pearl River Parade
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Suffern Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Time: 11-12 p.m.
Location: The parade will proceed up Lafayette Avenue to Soldiers Monument for a ceremony.
White Plains Memorial Day Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Delfino Park
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