By Shara Levine
Long Island Memorial Day Parades and Events 2022
Bethpage Air Show
The 2022 Bethpage Air Show is pleased to welcome back the United States Navy Blue Angels as their headliners, as well as many other incredible performers. Please note, parking is available on a first come, first-served basis. Parking lots will fill quickly, so an early arrival is key! Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh. Free; $10 parking fee per car. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 28 and May 29.
137th Memorial Day Parade
The Hempstead Memorial Day Parade is the oldest parade on Long Island and honors those who have died in our nation’s service. Greenwich Street and Marvin Street, Hempstead. Free. 2-3:30 p.m. May 29.
2022 Memorial Day Parade
Watch the largest parade of the Five Towns as Veterans groups, police and fire departments, various local organizations and schools march along Central Avenue to honor those who gave their lives for our country. Central and Washington Avenues, Cedarhurst. Free. 10 a.m. May 29.
Memorial Day Weekend Air Show Cruise
See the Memorial Day weekend airshow from a public 28-passenger tour boat! Just remember to bring along your camera for some breathtaking photos. Freeport Water Taxi & Tours, 211 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. $60; $40 ages 5-10; free for children younger than 4.
Noon May 29.
Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
Witness one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the Nation and salute the men and women in uniform that made the ultimate sacrifice. Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard, Great Neck. Free. 2 p.m. May 30.
Annual Memorial Day Parade
Come pay tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation. Broadway and Commonwealth Avenue, Massapequa. Free. 10 a.m. May 30.
Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
Please join in honoring those great Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and preserve our freedoms. Memorial ceremony follows at the end of parade at the Wantagh American Legion (3484 Park Ave.) Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh. Free. 10 a.m.-Noon May 30.
Port Washington Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
American Legion Post 509 and VFW Henderson-Marino Post 1819, together with the Port Washington Fire Department, the Port Washington and Sands Point Police, and members of the community will march from Campus Drive to the Sousa Bandshell. A Memorial Day ceremony will take place following the parade. Spectators are asked to observe social distancing. Volunteers from the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce will give out hand-held flags to spectators before the parade starts. The parade starts at Campus Drive to Main Street and Main Street to the Sousa Bandshell in Sunset Park. Campus Drive, Port Washington. Free. 10 a.m. May 30.
Memorial Day Parade followed by Open House
Local veterans, youth organizations, and Raynham Hall educators dressed in Revolutionary clothing will remember the fallen, beginning at the Gulf station on South Street at 10am. After the parade, rediscover the American Revolution at Raynham Hall with free Augmented Reality demonstrations, play historic games on the lawn, and enjoy space for picnicking in the garden. Raynham Hall Museum, 20 West Main St., Oyster Bay. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 30.
Levittown Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
The Levittown Memorial Day Parade begins in front of Island Trees Middle School and continues to the Levittown Public Library located at 1 Bluegrass Lane. The parade will feature marching bands and veterans floats. A Memorial Day ceremony will take place in front of the library at the conclusion of the parade. 45 Wantagh Ave., Levittown. Free. 10 a.m. May 30.
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with live music, great food, and family fun. Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck. Free admission to farm; $23.95 for Barnyard Adventure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 28-30.
Babylon Memorial Day Parade
Come together in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The parade will begin on Deer Park Ave and Foster Ave and continue to the American Legion Post 94, 22 Grove Place, where a ceremony will take place. Deer Park Avenue, Babylon. Free. 11 a.m. May 30.
Southold Memorial Day Parade
The Southold Memorial Day Ceremony begins at Front and Main Streets and continues to the Greenport American Legion Burton Potter Post 185 located at 102 3rd St. At the conclusion of the parade there will be hot dogs and drinks for the community. Front St. and Main St., Greenport. Free. 10 a.m. May 30.
Memorial Day Parade
The parade will start at Breslau Cemetery, head west on Newark Street, south on Delaware Avenue to Charles Street, to Fireman’s Park and the Fire Department placing of the wreaths. Parade route then proceeds to Wellwood Avenue south, to the World War I Memorial for a ceremony and wreath placing. Parade then proceeds to Village Hall for the final services of the day. N Monroe Ave. & Newark St., Lindenhurst. Free. 8-10 a.m. May 30.
This event roundup first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.
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