While Memorial Day for many is a way to kick off the summer season, it’s also meant to be a day of remembrance. With its origins as Decoration Day following the Civil War, it’s long been a chance to remember and honor soldiers who have died in war. Brooklyn has… Read More >The post Remembrance and Celebration: Memorial Day in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
Editors note: This post originally ran in 2013 and has been updated. You can read the previous post here. We celebrate Memorial Day with food, festivities and perhaps even a day at the beach, on the semi-official start of the summer season. Some of us plan to go shopping, taking advantage… Read More >The post Remembering the Origins of Memorial Day in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
A carpet of bluebells is blooming at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo: BBG Memorial Day weekend is nigh, and if you are jetting off the Hamptons, the Catskills, the Shore, or somewhere even more exotic, well, good for you, lucky duck! The rest of us will be here holding down the fort, but don’t feel too bad for us because there is–as always–a lot to do around these parts over the course of the …
This Memorial Day, you can spend your Monday off at Green-Wood Cemetery with an afternoon of live music and tours of one of the country’s most picturesque cemeteries. On Monday, May 29, the ISO Symphonic Band, a group that sponsors talented young New York City musicians, will lead the show with… Read More >The post Catch Some Tunes at the 19th Annual Green-Wood Memorial Day Concert appeared first on Brownstoner.