Let the summer begin! We haven’t had much of a spring this year (it’s been pretty cold the past few weeks) but here we are at the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend.
There is a ton to do over this long weekend in the Big Apple and since it looks like the weather will be nice for the long weekend, why not start out by having a little picnic in one of the city’s gorgeous parks. There’s always room at The Great Lawn in Central Park or if you’re more like a beach person, check out this list of the city’s best public beaches.
Take a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend in honor of its 125th anniversary. There are a variety of festivities throughout the weekend, starting tonight with the lighting ceremony and Grucci firework show tonight at 9:00pm.
If you’re staying at The Roosevelt Hotel, then you’ll be just blocks from the Times Square Fair this Sunday. Streets will be closed on 7th Avenue between 47th and 57th Streets and filled with good food, performers, and shopping. There’s also the Lower Third Avenue Spring Festival in the East Village (Third Avenue from 5th to 14th St) and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit (University Place from E 12th through Bobkin Place).
It’s still Fleet Week, so you may want to take the weekend to go over to New York Harbor or stop at the Intrepid Sea, Space & Air Museum. There are also quite a few parades around town on Monday like the Manhattan Memorial Day at Broadway & Dyckman from 1-2pm on Monday.
So much to do!! Yesterday, I posted that going to Coney Island is my favorite thing to do on Memorial Day Weekend. What’s yours??