Westchester's 2018 Memorial Day Events Guide
Parades, ceremonies, and family activities abound in the county to mark our nation's day of remembrance.
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Memorial Day weekend brings the opening of beaches, pools, and country clubs across the county, but it's important to remember why we have the day off in the first place — to show our veterans much deserved appreciation. Here's a few Memorial Day observations taking place around the county, so you can honor our veterans while enjoying the company of family and friends.
Bronxville: There will be an assembly at 8:45 a.m. in the Leonard Morange Memorial Plaza. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and stretches to the Bronxville High School, where a ceremony will be conducted and wreaths placed by community groups. A ceremony at the Bronxville Cemetery will follow.
Cortlandt: The Town of Cortlandt will hold a special ceremony honoring veterans and those who dies in service to their country on Friday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Muriel H. Morabito Community Center on Westbrook Drive.
Hastings-on-Hudson: On Sunday, May 27, a memorial parade will kick off at 2 p.m. at Reynolds Field, down Main Street to Warburton and Maple. Expect marching bands, firetrucks, classics cars, Marines, naval officers, and even a three-star admiral. Afterwards, a ceremony will be held at the local VFW.
Mamaroneck: The parade kicks off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at Mamaroneck Avenue School, heading down into the village to American Legion Post 90 on Prospect Avenue. A remembrance ceremony will follow.
New Castle: Ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. at Victory Corners Monument, and a parade starts at 11 a.m. at Ridgewood Terrace at Bedford Road.
New Rochelle: The New Rochelle Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Memorial Plaza, followed by a veterans appreciation event at Glen Island Park waterfront featuring live concert and barbecue till dusk.
Pleasantville: The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Bedford Road School and head to Memorial Plaza for ceremonies at the World War II Monument.
Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow: There will be a parade in Tarrytown from 9-10 a.m. on Main Street, proceeding up Main to Patriots Park for a service at the memorial.
Valhalla: Valhalla’s parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Westlake Drive and proceeds south on Columbus Avenue. A ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Village Green following the parade. Hot dogs, ice cream, and beverages will be served after the ceremony around 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion Post 1038.
White Plains: The city parade runs from 10 a.m. until noon on Church Street in White Plains. This will lead directly to a ceremony at Rural Cemetery's Soldiers and Sailors monument. This year's Grand Marshal Vietnam U.S. Army veteran Edward Dunphy.
Yorktown Heights: Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the town will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. on Mondy at the Memorials at Town Hall. Then a parade, speeches and ceremony will follow at 11:15 a.m. at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center.
Yonkers: Yonkers is holding a Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. at City Hall's Veterans Memorial Plaza. The parade starts at 10 a.m. from Schultz Field and proceeds through Crestwood to the American Legion Plaza for a brief ceremony.