New Yorkers love parades. I don’t know what it is, but there’s just something about a group of people walking down the street to the rhythm of a high school marching band that makes us go mad. Naturally, Memorial Day will feature its fair share of parades throughout the boroughs, but Manhattan will not be stealing the show.
Every year, the Memorial Day parade in Queens dwarfs the parade that takes place in Manhattan. In fact, the parade in Queens is the largest Memorial Day parade in the United States! Here are two of the parades this year in New York City that we would recommend stopping by.
This parade, the largest in the nation, travels from Jayson Street to Alameda Ave. in Queens. It begins at 2 p.m. on Monday and goes until 4:30 p.m.
The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade is the oldest in New York (145 years) and will begin at 11 a.m. The parade begins at Third Avenue at 87th and continues onto Fourth Avenue and into John Paul Jones Park.
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