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The Sherry-Netherland Things to Do in New York City on Memorial Day


Looking to beat the crowds in New York City? Try visiting the Big Apple during Memorial Day weekend, when many New Yorkers embark on their own vacations.

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Five things to do in NYC during the Memorial Day weekend

Looking to beat the crowds in New York City? Try visiting the Big Apple during Memorial Day weekend, when many New Yorkers embark on their own vacations, making this the perfect time to celebrate New York’s unofficial start to summer and to remember America’s fallen soldiers.

Here are five Memorial Day activities for your New York itinerary:

Throughout the Memorial Day weekend Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Throughout the weekend, visitors can peruse the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, dedicated to military and maritime history with a collection of museum ships in New York City. A weekend lineup of events will honor America’s heroes, view historic footage and explore interactive exhibits.

Central Park walking tour

During a stay at The Sherry-Netherland, take a stroll (or a guided walking tour) through Central Park, where a number of fountains, monuments, and sculptures honor past lives. The Sherry-Netherland is located directly across from Grand Army Plaza. Completed in 1916, the Plaza takes its name from the Union Army in the Civil War. A bronze statue Union General William Tecumseh Sherman stands at the entrance.

Fleet Week

Fleet Week New York marks a weeklong celebration where active military ships deployed in oversea operations dock in a variety of major cities for a week of celebration. Crews from the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard enjoy New York attractions, while the public can take guided tours of the ships in Manhattan and in Staten Island. During the Memorial Day weekend, the fleets hold a number of planned events to remember America’s heroes.

New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert

Enjoy the New York Philharmonic’s heavenly music during the orchestra’s annual (and free) Memorial Day Concert, a New York tradition since 1992. Seating is first-come, first-serve with ticket distribution starting around 6 p.m.

One of the Nation’s Oldest Memorial Day Parade

At the Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade, roughly half an hour away from The Sherry-Netherland, New Yorkers line up along the route to celebrate one of the nation’s oldest Memorial Day parades, a tradition that started in 1867, just two years after the end of the Civil War. Featuring bands and floats, along with a 21-gun salute in John Paul Jones Park, this parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on 87th Street and Third Avenue. The route travels to Marine Avenue, then up to Fourth Avenue, finishing at the park.

Special Offers

Memorable Weekend

Memorable Weekend

Stay at The Sherry-Netherland for a very Memorable Weekend! Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, birthday or just a visit to the Big Apple, our Memorable Weekend package is sure to leave you with long-lasting memories.

The New York Experience

The New York Experience

Stay in New York a minimum of 4 nights, and you will pay almost half price for one of our luxurious suites, plus applicable taxes. Each suite is approximately 750 square feet and includes a small kitchenette, all in the center of New York City.

The Family Getaway

The Family Getaway

Book The Family Getaway package and receive a stuffed giraffe named Louis, four $10 MetroCard's, four tickets to the Central Park Zoo, and four tickets to the historic Central Park Carousel.

The ABC's of Luxury Shopping

The ABC's of Luxury Shopping

Stay at The Sherry and experience the joys of shopping in our mid-town location. We will give you three $50 gift certificates, one for use at the Apple Store, one for Barneys New York, and one for Coach, to help get you started.

Picnic Package

Picnic Package

Stay at The Sherry, in a room or a suite, and we will provide you with a luxurious picnic basket, filled with delicious cheeses, fruit, charcuterie, and cookies, accompanied by a bottle of wine, to enjoy in your room or suite, or in Central Park. This package is available only with a two night minimum, and may not be combined with any other package