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5 Memorial Day Weekend Events For Long Islanders

With so many current military members and veterans living on Long Island, it's no surprise that Memorial Day holds a special place in the hearts of our residents. You and your family can celebrate this important annual holiday as well by attending one of these Memorial Day events.

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Long Island National Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration

Memorial Day Flag Placement at Long Island National Cemetery – Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY 11735

What better way to honor those who have died for our country than at the Memorial Day Flag Placement Ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery? Beginning at 6:00 am on May 26th, volunteers will place flags at the headstones of our beloved veterans who have defended our freedom. At 2:00 pm, a ceremony will take place at the Memorial Garden. If you would like to show your respect and appreciation for our fallen soldiers, donate your time and make sure each headstone is not without a proud American flag. Just down the road from Farmingdale homes for sale, the ceremonial events at the Long Island National Cemetery offer an admirable way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend.

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Levittown Carnival - Levittown Carnival Grounds, 3025 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756

Levittown Carnival - Levittown Carnival Grounds, 3025 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756

The carnival is coming to town beginning May 23 to through Memorial Day. Bring your family and friends to the Levittown Carnival to thrill at daredevil circus acts, dine on favorite fair food, play carnival games, and to ride the midway rides--there will be something for all ages will be featured. The Levittown Carnival Fair Grounds in only a short drive from some of the nicest homes for sale in Levittown.

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Little Neck – Douglaston Memorial Day Parade – 45-14 245th St., Douglaston, NY 11362

Little Neck – Douglaston Memorial Day Parade – 45-14 245th St., Douglaston, NY 11362

The Little Neck – Douglaston Memorial Day Parade has been a favorite local celebration since 1927. On May 27th, the 92nd edition of the parade returns with a theme of "What So Proudly We Hail" that celebrates the 205th birthday of The Star Spangled Banner. This year, the event is also paying special recognition to the U.S. Merchant Marines, the Vietnam War, and the D-Day invasion. Head down to Douglaston, only blocks away from Little Neck homes for sale, and show your support!

Bethpage Air Show | at Jones Beach State Park

For a Memorial Day you and your children won't forget, head over to Jones Beach State Park. For 16 years, the Bethpage Air Show has honored America's military by letting them showcase their aerial talents. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds and the United States Army Golden Knights are among the many pilots who will fill your weekend with high-flying stunts. Not far from Oyster Bay homes for sale, the Bethpage Air Show is the perfect way the spend your Memorial Day Weekend!

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Memorial Day Fireworks at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W Shore Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050

Memorial Day Fireworks at North Hempstead Beach Park, 175 W Shore Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050

Beginning on Saturday, May 25 at North Hempstead Beach Park, you can start your Memorial Day weekend with a BANG! Port Washington will begin its Memorial Day weekend celebration with a commemoration ceremony at 6:00 pm, live music with Beginnings and The LPs, and fireworks at 9:15 pm. Luckily, you won't have far to travel to the festivities when you're in the area searching for Port Washington homes for sale over the weekend.