There’s no better way to kick off your summer than spending a weekend in the big city! While the natives are fleeing to the Hamptons or Fire Island you can take advantage of all there is to do and see.
Of course, let us not forget the real reason why we can spend a day at the beach or have a beer soaked BBQ. Don’t forget to thank a soldier or take a moment to honor all our servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives. And if you’re here in NYC, finding one won’t be too hard!
Celebrate at a festival! New York City street fairs are famously fun and this weekend you have your pick no matter what borough you’re in.
Below is a list of Festivals and Street Fairs happening this weekend!
Saturday, May 26th
Sixth Avenue Festival – Sixth avenue between 23rd and 14th street
Greenpoint Avenue – Greenpoint Ave Between Queens Blvd and 44th Street.
Lexington Avenue Spring Festival - Lexington Avenue between 42nd and 57th Streets.
Sunday, May 27th
Flushing Festival - Sanford Avenue between Main Street and Kissena
Main Street Islip Festival - Main Street between route 111 and Smith Avenue.
The Anuual Spring Jubilee – Lexington Avenue between 23rd and 34th Streets
25th Annual Livable West Side Festival – Broadway between 73rd and 86th Streets
Marine Day Times Square Fleet Week Celebration (Astoria) – Broadway between Steinway and Crescent Avenues
Monday, May 28th
Broadway Astoria Festival – Broadway between Steinway street and Crescent Avenues
Fleet week – Broadway between West 43rd and 44th Street
Marine Day Times Square Fleet Week Celebration (Astoria) - Broadway between Steinway and Crescent Avenues
What better way to thank a soldier than in person?
Well, you’re in luck because Memorial Day Weekend is smack in the middle of Fleet Week!
That special time of year when the ships come in and our city’s lovely ladies go out!
Spoken for? Fret none there are still plenty of wholesome fleet week activities too.
Here are some Fleet Week inspired events:
Governor’s Island is open! Take a ferry and visit this historic island
The Intrepid – See the Armed Forces compete at a friendly game of tug of war on the city’s very own Air Craft Carrier!
On Sunday, May 27th you can hear military bands play in Times Square from 2:00 – 5:00pm.
Also on Sunday you can visit The Intrepid for an afternoon of live music
On Memorial Day The Intrepid is also hosting a commemoration ceremony from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
All weekend long are free ship tours!
Pier 90 & 92, 51st Street/West Side Highway
This year is also the Bicentennial of The War of 1812
If you found these events helpful or enjoyed one or two yourself, let us know!
We always love to hear NYC stories!