10 Last-Minute Things to Do in NYC on Memorial Day Weekend

From free concerts to Memorial Day parades, here are 10 events that will make your Memorial Day memorable.

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What to do This Memorial Day in NYC
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Smorgasburg is returning to South Street Seaport. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday there will be <a href="http://www.brooklynvegan.com/sheer-agony-katie-von-schleicher-rips-more-playing-free-shows-memorial-day-weekend-at-seaport-smorgasburg/?trackback=tsmclip" target="_blank">free shows</a> from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Take your family and friends down to Fulton and Front streets for a day full of Smorgasburg’s original <a href=”http://brooklynflea.com/markets/seaport-smorgasburg/"_blank">food vendors</a> and awesome music.
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Manhattanhenge, the moment when the setting sun aligns precisely with the street grid in Manhattan, can be seen this weekend. To watch Manhattanhenge get as far east in Manhattan as possible, making sure to look west. The best views are on 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th streets. Make sure to keep a look out for the beauty of <a href="http://www.amnh.org/our-research/hayden-planetarium/resources/manhattanhenge/?version=meter+at+3&module=meter-Links&pgtype=article&contentId=&mediaId=&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&priority=true&action=click&contentCollection=meter-links-click" target="_blank">Manhattanhenge</a> as you celebrate your Memorial Day weekend.
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Fleet week, which runs through Monday, has brought a myriad of events such as, ship tours, parades, and parties. A full list of the events for the weekend can be found <a href="http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork/events.html" target="_blank">here.</a>
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Baseball games are a great way to spend an afternoon, especially with the beautiful <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/" target="_blank">weather</a> in store this weekend. The <ahref="http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=nym#y=2016&m=5&calendar=DEFAULT" target="_blank">Mets</a> have games scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday against the Dodgers and Monday at 1 p.m. against the White Sox.
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Relax outside and watch a free movie. Free outdoor movies are offered Saturday and Sunday in Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. The movies include Spider-Man, Jurassic World, and Minons. A complete list of movies, locations and show times can be found <a href="https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_movies " target="_blank">here.</a>
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Governor’s Island opens Saturday. This weekend there is expanded ferry service from Pier 6 in Brooklyn to and from the island. The island offers bike rides and enjoyable views of the harbor, lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Historic sites, art galleries, festivals, and free concerts are just some of the events <a href="https://govisland.com/" target="_blank">Governor's Island</a> has to offer.
Various Memorial Day parades are scheduled throughout the city to commemorate the brave individuals who served this country. The biggest parade starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday on Grand Avenue and 72nd street in Queens. Other parades happening in the city will take place on Monday. The locations can be found <a href="http://www.timeout.com/newyork/memorial-day" target="_blank">here.</a>
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Boogie on the Boulevard is a free event with music, art and fitness programs. On Sunday you can boogie the day away at the Bronx Museum. Starting at 162nd street the center lanes of the Grand Concourse will be closed to cars and <a href="http://www.bronxmuseum.org/events/boogie-on-the-boulevard_1?version=meter+at+14&module=meter-Links&pgtype=article&contentId=&mediaId=&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&priority=true&action=click&contentCollection=meter-links-click" target="_blank">open to a world of fun.</a>
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This Saturday and Sunday you can catch the 2016 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jets, including the legendary U.S. Navy Blue Angels, will give the final performance of the show at approximately 2 p.m. <a href="http://mommypoppins.com/events/bethpage-air-show-at-jones-beach-state-park " target="_blank">For more information click here.</a>
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If none of these events tickle your fancy you can always have a traditional Memorial Day barbecue. Have fun and stay safe with <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Six-Safe-BBQ-Tips-Memorial-Day-Weekend-381019231.html">these tips.</a> Gather friends and family and have a cookout, remembering the reason for the day off and the people who have fought for the protection of our country.
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