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Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend In Queens

May 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm by mikewood

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Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend in Queens NYC

Things To Do In Queens Over The Memorial Day Weekend of 2022

Updated _ May 29, 2022 / Things To Do Queens NY / Queens Buzz NYC.

queens memorial day weekend things to do memorial day queens nycThis is a report containing things to do in Queens over the Memorial Day Weekend. 

This was first published when Memorial Day Weekend was a few weeks away. But given New Yorkers' interest in resuming some level of normalcy post pandemic, I thought you might want more time to figure out how you're going to spend the weekend.

Weather. The temperature highs will be near 80 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, rising to the mid 80's or higher on Monday. The temperature lows will be in the 60's all weekend. Over a half inch of rain is expected between about 2 pm Friday and about 4 pm Saturday, and the rest of the weekend will be dry. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph on Friday, Saturday and Monday, falling to 3 - 5 mph on Sunday. The humidity will be 80% on Friday, 70% on Saturday, and 60% on Sunday and Monday. All in all a pretty fair weather for the three day weekend.

Click for an up-to-date forecast of Queens Weekend Weather.

The things to do in Queens on Memorial Day Weekend include art exhibitions, theater, live music, comedy, dance, shopping, outdoor activities such as soccer, kyaking, baseball, parades, street fairs, museums and dining in the Astoria, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Long Island City, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jamaica, Forest Hills, Flushing, Corona neighborhoods in Queens NYC.

Be sure to check our Memorial Day Weekend things to do on Friday afternoon leading into the Memorial Day Weekend in Queens NYC.


Brief History of the Memorial Day Holiday in Queens NYC

Memorial Day first started out as Decoration Day in Waterloo, New York on May 30, 1866 - a year after the Civil War - to honor those who fought in it. In the 1880's the day came to be known as Memorial Day.

According to a May 25, 2012 report in Time Magazine, ten states - Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee also officially observe some version of a Confederate Memorial Day, sometime between late April and early June [in Texas it's in January]. It's been reported that unofficially most of the former Confederate states still commemorate it, but not without some controversy as to the former Confederate diaspora it's to honor their ancestors, while to the former diaspora of the slaves it seems a remnant of these states racist past.

About ten percent of the nation travels more than 50 miles over the weekend. Memorial Day differs from Veterans Day which is held on November 11th of each year. Veterans Day began by honoring those who fought in World War I which ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Both honor those who served in the U.S. Military. Veterans Day coincides with a similar holiday in Europe for the same reason, which is called Remembrance Day and Armistice Day.


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Memorial Day Weekend In Queens NYC 2022

Things To Do In Queens, Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Corona, Jamaica & Bayside Over The Memorial Day Weekend

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Relative to last year, much more is open and available for the Memorial Day Weekend, including the return of the big parades and events like Fleet Week.


Memorial Day Events In Queens NYC 2022

Military News announced that the U.S. Navy is holding Fleet Week in person this year, after two years of virtual Fleet Week due to the CoVid pandemic. The annual celebratory week in NYC is scheduled to run from Wednesday, May 25 to Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 2 pm, the 101st College Point Memorial Day Parade marches from 28th Avenue and College Point to MacNeil Park in College Point. For further information see their FB page at www.facebook.com/CPmemorialdayparade/.

Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 1 - 3 pm, the Maspeth Memorial Day Parade marches from Walter Garlinger Memorial Park at 72nd Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth. The parade marches down Grand Avenue ending at 69th Street at Maspeth Memorial Park where there will be a ceremony and community gathering. ECCA antique autos are participating in the parade. I couldn't find an official site for this event, but a number of websites, including one by the government confirmed the event.

Sunday, May 29, 2022 from 12 noon - 2 pm, the American Legion Forest Hills Memorial Day Weekend Parade marches from Ascan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue to [not sure of end destination, but possibly St. Johns Cemetery] in Forest Hills.

Monday, May 30, 2022 the Douglaston - Little Neck Memorial Day Parade returns live. The parade begins between Monday at 2 pm at Jayson Avenue in Great Neck, marching southwest along Northern Blvd and ending at 245th Street in Douglaston. This is said to be the biggest Memorial Day Parade in the city. There are related activities leading up to the parade that begin at 10 am. See www.lndmemorialday.org for details.

On Monday, May 30, 2022 from 11 am - 1 pm the Ridgewood / Glendale Myrtle Avenue Memorial Day Parade - Begins at Myrtle Avenue and Cypress, marching up to Cooper Avenue. There will be short ceremonies at both the beginning and end of the parade. Organized by the Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Ridgewood and Glendale. ECCA antique autos are participating in the parade.

On Monday, May 30, 2022 from 11.30 am - 2 pm the Whitestone Memorial Day Parade marches from 149th Street and 15th Drive to [not sure of end destination]. It begins with a short ceremony. I believe it's organized by the Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association which lists this phone number on the web 718.767.4323.

Also this weekend there are Queens street fairs in Queens NYC, which are back to their full schedule since the CoVid pandemic knocked them out of commission in 2020 and we have a soft half season in 2021. It appears all of the big events are returning to us this Memorial Day Weekend including attending Queens parades NYC. Other activities not available last year like watching theater and visiting the Queens art museums NYC are also nearing full slates of activities.

Things continue to move in the right direction. Eating out at one of the Queens restaurants NYC is now a great option and we posted some of the restaurants suggestions for Mother's Day in our Mother's Day Restaurants in Queens report.

Shopping is Back. Last year Shopping in Queens, was limited to groceries, pharmacies and home improvement stores [aka essential services], while local Queens farmers markets in Queens NYC were classified as an essential service. This year most retail stores are open and farmers markets appear to be opening more or less in line with tradition.

You can also go bicycling around Queens so be mindful to observe the rules of the road [click link]. The 5 Boro Bike Ride 2022 went off without a hitch this year.

So there are many things happening right here in our favorite borough - Queens. Click here to obtain information about things to do Memorial Day Weekend 2022 in Queens. The events calendar is traditionally updated monthly with about 100 different Queens fun / cultural events. Visit the front page of Queens Buzz on Friday for weekend updates.


Queens Public & Private Parks & Swimming Pools

Queens has a number of New York City Parks, which will be mostly open / back to normal.  Here are some highlights.  Effective March 7, 2022, proof of vaccination, temperature checks, and health screenings are no longer required to enter our recreation centers.

New York City beaches will re-open for swimming on Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 28, 2022 and remain open through September 11th. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 am - 8 pm daily. The city outdoor pools will reopen on June 28th, while the indoor pools remain open year round.

City playgrounds, golf courses and driving ranges, skate parks and grilling areas have all reopened.  Dog runs, basketball, handball, tennis, bocce, and volleyball courts have re-opened.

All NYC Parks recreation centers and nature centers are open.
The City's historic houses are working to safely reintroduce visitors to their museums. Check individual house museum websites for updated hours and visitation information.  The Wildlife Conservation Society re-opened its zoos and aquarium to all guests.

Queens has one of the best collection of parks and golf courses in the NY Metro area, if not the best. Queens has at least 17 great parks. Click here for a listing of the Queens Parks 2022 including maps showing their locations along with a bit of park history.


Golfing In Queens Now Open

Queens has four golf courses and all of them are open over the Memorial Day Weekend [May 2021]. Click here for details about Queens Golf Courses 2022 including maps and links to the operators' websites. Brooklyn also has two golf courses, and both Staten Island and the Bronx each have three golf courses - and they're open over the Memorial Day Weekend.


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Street Fairs Memorial Day Weekend in Queens

On Memorial Day Weekend in Queens there are a number of farmers markets and street fairs planned in Sunnyside, Jackson Heights and Astoria. Click here to view the Queens farmers markets, including dates, times and map links.


Shopping In Queens

This is a great weekend to do a bit of shopping during the pleasant weekend weather. Click here to view our shopping sections of the following neighborhoods: Astoria Shopping, LIC Shopping, Sunnyside Shopping, Woodside Shopping, Jackson Heights Shopping.

Each of these shopping sections includes links to home pages, which have slide shows of merchandise as well as maps, store hours, phone numbers and telephone numbers.


bike shops in queensBicycling in Queens

Queens has a long and growing list of bike paths. Click here to view bicycling events in Queens. And we're working on a useable map of bike trails in Queens, since we couldn't find one we liked.


Kyaking Along the East River in Queens

Click here to view a story about kyaking along the East River in Queens with the LIC Boathouse. Click here to view the date, time, map link and site link to the LIC Boathouse which sponsors kyaking along the East River in Queens on Memorial Day Weekend.


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Food in Queens has always been good. The authentic ethnic restaurant choices are difficult to match anywhere, and the prices too. Click here to view the Queens Restaurants section of the site, which includes reviews of the restaurants we've selected to review.


Celebrity Music Festival in Jamaica

There's a celebration going on down at Roy Wilkins Park on Sunday or Monday. There will be performances of Afro Caribbean music. Not sure this year - 2021.

Or visit one of the Memorial Day Weekend Street Fairs in Queens.


Theater in Queens - Memorial Day Weekend 2021

queens memorial day weekend things to do in queens memorial day weekendClick here to view the Theatre section of the Queens Events Calendar to see what's doing this Memorial Day weekend theater in Queens.


Art Exhibits In Queens - Memorial Day Weekend

Click here to view some of the in-progress art exhibits in Queens this Memorial Day weekend.


Things to do in Other NYC Boroughs Memorial Day Weekend

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