Memorial Day 2019

  Last modified on May 24th, 2019

Memorial Day 2019 is coming up, and there are a whole bunch of both indoor and outdoor activities to be enjoyed here on the UWS. Here are a few choices for your Memorial Day weekend celebration!

Ceremony at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

May 27th from 10am-12pm

89th and Riverside Drive

The annual event is a Memorial Day tradition; flowered wreaths will be placed at the monument and there will be speakers from the US Marines, local politicians and veterans, and a US Navy Band will be there to perform. Plenty of seating will be provided.

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New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert

May 27th from 7-8:30pm at St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)

This free concert will be the first of several free concerts the NY Philharmonic will be performing at the beautiful church. Seating is offered on a first-come, first-seat basis and will open at 5pm.

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Paint & Picnic In Central Park – A Bucket List Event!

May 27th from 2-4pm

85th Street on the north side of the Met Museum 

Eat, drink, and paint in the park! Bring your own food and beverages; canvasses and paint will be supplied.

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Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk

May 27th from 11am-1pm

Meet at Maine Monument @ Columbus Circle entrance

The Central Park Conservancy will provide this tour to highlight how the park has been used to honor veterans over the year. They’ll be taking patrons to spots including the Maine Monument, Merchant’s Gate, 7th Regiment Memorial, the Arsenal and more.

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan Activities

May 25th, 26th and 27th from 10am-5pm

212 West 83rd Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

CMOM will be offering two activities on each day of the long weekend.

From 10am to 5pm, Art Studio Leaders will help visitors create miniature replicas of statues dedicated to veterans.

And from 1-1:45pm, kids 5 and under can design their own American flag themed wind chime!

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American Ballet Theatre – Whipped Cream

From May 24th – 29th

30 Lincoln Center Plaza (between 62nd and 63rd Streets)

If you like ballet and you like desserts, this is definitely a Memorial Day 2019 event for you! Here’s a trailer:

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Mamapalooza

May 26th from 12-5pm

Pier I in Riverside Park South 

One of the most anticipated Summer on the Hudson events, Mamapalooza will be provide UWS moms and their kids with a full day of outdoor fun.

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Hip Hop Karaoke at Whispers Restaurant & Bar

May 25th from 8pm-close

210 West 94th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

There will be a live DJ and special deals on chicken and beer!

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Swing Remix & Swedes at the JCC

May 25th from 6:30pm – 12:45am

334 Amsterdam Avenue (between 75th and 76th Streets)

This dance spectacle celebrates Swedish contributions to The Lindy Hop during the 1980s. Expect some fabulous dance performances and live music, unique vintage video clips and panel discussions.

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