Memorial Day is being celebrated every last Monday in the month of May and declared as a federal holiday in the US to honor the men and women who died in the country's armed forces. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to commemorate the ones who died serving the country by placing American flags on their graves. But for most, people enjoy the additional day to spend with family or friends or just another day for relaxation and fun as it signals the unofficial start of the summer season.


1. Levittown Carnival

When:       May 25 - 29, 2017

Time:         5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Where:      Levittown Carnival Grounds, 3025 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown

There's something for everyone at the carnival! Enjoy your favorite fair food, games, and rides for all ages, from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides. Take your family or friends for a good night of fun at the carnival on Memorial Day weekend.

Admission and parking are free. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 on Thursday and Monday and $30 Friday - Sunday. Ride tickets are also available onsite for $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. Rides take 3 or more tickets each.


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2. 2017 Jones Beach Air Show

When:       May 27 - 28, 2017

Time:        12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where:     Jones Beach

Get ready for the biggest air show in Long Island this weekend! The 14th Annual Bethpage Air show in Jones Beach kicks off on Saturday, May 27th with all the spectacular stunts and tricks that people have come to expect from the show. The event is free and open to the public but parking is priced at $10. Parking is filled up quickly and it's best to come in early for the event. Last year's air show drew more than 400,000 people to the show in 2 days and with this weekend's favorable weather forecast, it is expected to draw larger crowds to the event. 

This year, we are expecting great performances from the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Army parachute team, the Golden Knights. Also, you don't want to miss many other aerial performances from local and civilian pilots and groups.


3. Memorial Day Murph

When:       May 27, 2017

Time:        12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Where:     CrossFit Stony Brook Kids / Teens, 7 Flowerfield, Ste 42, Saint James, New York 11780

Kids may think that Memorial Day is the signal that school is almost over and summer's just about to begin but at Cross Fit Kids Stony Brook, it's a day to remember the sacrifices of our heroes. Come and join in the fun on May 27th at Cross Fit Kids Stony Brook celebrates Memorial Day with workout and BBQ. Please wear red, white and blue.


4. Patriotic Color Fun Run

When:      May 28, 2017

Time:        10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where:     Nesconset Chamber Of Commerce, 22 Southern Blvd., Nesconset, New York 11767

Get your running shoes on and run for the benefit of the 911 First Responders Memorial Park and the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce. Be prepared to come in clean and end the race sweaty and a little more colorful than usual. This is a family friendly event and kids can join in on the fun.


5. Jones Beach Air Show Lunch Cruise

When:       May 28, 2017

Time:         1:30 PM

Where:      Party Boat Central of Freeport, Inc, 85 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520

Enjoy a sumptuous lunch while cruising along Jones Beach with the spectacular Bethpage airshow overhead. Feast on delicious appetizers, gourmet salads, sandwich wraps and pasta dishes catered by Rachel's Waterside Grill. Entertainment aboard is also provided by a live DJ. Fees are $50 for adults and $35 for kids ages 1 - 12 years old. 

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