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Memorial Day 2019: NYC parade routes and street closures

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There are no fewer than seven Memorial Day parades throughout the boroughs

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Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and like so many holidays, this one is celebrated with parades throughout New York City. You’ll notice we said parades, plural—there isn’t one dedicated event in Manhattan, but a bunch that are located in various parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Two of these are especially noteworthy: In Brooklyn, the Kings County Memorial Day Parade has been going strong for 152 years, with current and former members of the armed forces coming together to commemorate those who’ve given their lives in service. And in Queens, the Littleneck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade—a neighborhood tradition since 1927—lays claim, allegedly, to being the largest parade in the nation.

But those aren’t the only spots where people will honor fallen soldiers this weekend: read on for more information on parades—including street closures—in the Rockaways, Maspeth, Staten Island, and more.

Brooklyn’s 152nd Kings County Memorial Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

Formation

  • 3rd Avenue between Bay Ridge Parkway and 77th Street

Route

  • 3rd Avenue between 78th Street and Marine Avenue
  • Marine Avenue between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue
  • 4th Avenue between Marine Avenue and 101st Street
  • 3rd Avenue between Marine Avenue and 101st Street

Dispersal

  • 4th Avenue between 101st Street and 101st Street (John Paul Jones Park)

Maspeth Memorial Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Sunday, May 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

Formation

  • Grand Avenue between 71st Street and 72nd Street

Route

  • Grand Avenue between 72nd Street and Maspeth Avenue
  • Maspeth Avenue between 64th Street and 61st Street
  • 61st Street between Maspeth Avenue and 56th Drive
  • 56th Drive between 61st Street and Perry Avenue
  • Perry Avenue between 64th Street and Borden Avenue
  • Borden Avenue between Perry Avenue and Grand Avenue

Dispersal

  • Grand Avenue between Borden Avenue and 69th Street

College Point Citizens for Memorial Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Sunday, May 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.:

Formation

  • 28th Avenue between Ulmer Street and College Point Boulevard

Route

  • College Point Boulevard between 28th Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between College Point Boulevard and College Place

Dispersal

  • Poppenhusen Avenue between College Place and 119th Street

Rockaway Beach Memorial Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Monday, May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

Formation

  • Beach Channel Drive between Beach 130th Street and Beach 129th Street

Route

  • Beach Channel Drive between Beach 129th Street and Beach 95th Street

Dispersal

  • Beach Channel Drive between Beach 95th Street and Beach 94th Street

Allied Veteran’s Memorial Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Formation

  • Myrtle Avenue between 70th Street and Cooper Avenue

Route

  • Myrtle Avenue between Cypress Avenue and Cooper Avenue

Dispersal

  • Cypress Avenue between Myrtle Avenue between Cornelia Street

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Monday, May 27; the parade begins at 2 p.m.:

Formation

  • Northern Boulevard between Glenwood Street and Morgan Street

Route

  • Northern Boulevard between Morgan Street and 247th Street

Dispersal

  • Northern Boulevard between 247th Street and Alameda Avenue

Staten Island Memorial Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Sunday, May 26 from noon to 3 p.m.:

Formation

  • Hart Boulevard between Forest Avenue and Castleton Avenue

Route

  • Forest Avenue between Hart Boulevard and Jewett Avenue

Dispersal

  • Forest Avenue between Jewett Avenue and Decker Avenue