Westchester's 2019 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: The Bronxville PTA's Memorial Day country fair will take place on the front lawn of the Bronxville School on Friday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The town's parade will begin on Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m., where the mayor will give a speech and commemoration of the war dead.
Hastings-on-Hudson: On Sunday, May 26, a memorial parade will kick off at 2 p.m. at VFW Park. Details are sparse, but past years' events have included marching bands, firetrucks, classics cars, Marines, naval officers, and even a three-star admiral. Afterwards, a ceremony will be held at the local VFW.
Larchmont & Mamaroneck: The parade kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 at the Larchmont train station, starting from Chatsworth Ave. and ending at Village Hall.
New Castle: Ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at Victory Corners Monument, and a parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of 117 and Ridgewood Terrace.
New Rochelle: There will be a grave decoration at Beechwoods Cemetery starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 26. The New Rochelle Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at Memorial Plaza on Monday, May 27.
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.
Valhalla: Valhalla’s parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 starting from 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. to 11 a.m. Monday, from Church Street to the Rural Cemetery on North Broadway. This will lead directly to a ceremony at Rural Cemetery's Soldiers and Sailors monument.
Yorktown Heights: Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the town will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. at the Memorials at Town Hall around Patriot Garden. Then a parade, speeches, and ceremony will follow at 11:15 a.m. at the John "Jack" DeVito Gazebo located 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 Schultze Field and proceeds through Crestwood to the American Legion Plaza for a brief ceremony.