Memorial Day Events & Activities in the Capital Region


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Nothing ushers in the approaching summer quite like a sunny Memorial Day Weekend.

Looking to make some plans? Here are some ideas for how to spend Memorial Day Weekend in and around New York’s Capital Region.

Lansingburgh Memorial Day Parade
Looking to stick close to home? Just down the road from Stoneledge Terrace Apartments, you’ll find the Lansingburgh Memorial Day Parade, which begins at 11 a.m., at 123rd and 5th Avenue. The Reviewing Stand is located on the east side of 2nd Avenue in front of Standard Manufacturing Company. Grab some ice cream at local favorite The Snowman, located at 531 5th Avenue in Troy.

Downtown Albany Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2016 – 9:00 AM
Ontario Street & Central Avenue

Head on down to downtown Albany, and enjoy its grand Memorial Day celebration! Watch the parade, and head to Washington Park for a picnic, or enjoy a meal and drink at one of the many downtown restaurants and bars!

Saratoga Springs Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Thursday, May 26, 2016 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Union Ave. & Nelson

Head on up to Saratoga to enjoy a parade with local community members and veteran groups as they honor members of the military lost in service. You’ll see local marching bands, vintage cars and more parade down the route, which travels right through downtown. The event is free to attend, and you’ll find plenty of shops to browse, restaurants to eat in, and public spaces to enjoy the sun!

Lake George Memorial Day Parade 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 11:30 AM
Lake George, NY

Fun in the sun – and in the water. Head on up to Lake George to enjoy the town’s Memorial Day Parade, and enjoy the beaches, shops and restaurants. Can’t make it Saturday? Head to nearby Bolton Landing, where a parade will take place in Rogers Memorial Park on Monday, May 30, at 10:00 AM.

Around the Region…
Not looking to attend parades, but just want to enjoy some time outdoors? Consider visiting local outdoor parks such as:

Grafton Lakes State Park
Peebles Island State Park
Thatcher State Park

From all of us at Stoneledge Terrace Apartments, we hope you have a great and memorable Memorial Day Weekend!

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