Memorial Day Parades in Queens

Including the Largest Memorial Day Parade in the Nation

Memorial Day Parade in Whitestone
Photo Credit: © Nicholas Biondo

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade is billed as the largest Memorial Day Parade in the nation. This year the 82nd annual parade will be held on Monday, May 25. The grand marshal is Master Sergeant Chester L. Marcus, Jr. of the US Army Reserve, and Mayor Bloomberg and Queens Borough president Helen Marshall are the honorary grand marshals.

  • Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
  • Monday, May 27, 2013 - rain or shine - Parade starts 2 p.m.
  • Interfaith service at 10 a.m., Zion Episcopal Church, 243-01 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY
  • Wreath-laying ceremony, the Veterans Monument and Flagpole, St. Anastasia's courtyard, Northern Blvd and Alameda Ave., following the interfaith service
  • Parade Starts at 2 p.m. - Northern Blvd and Jayson St in Great Neck.
  • Parade route is along Northern Blvd from Jayson St in Great Neck, west to St. Anastasia's courtyard at Alameda Douglaston
  • Closing ceremony at St. Anastasia's, 4:30 p.m.
  • The following details will be confirmed closer to the parade date, but this is traditionally what goes on:
  • Brunch at St. Anastasia's Father Smith Hall, following wreath-laying
  • Free hot dogs, burgers, and drinks at St. Anastasia's schoolyard throughout day
  • Jitney - Catch a ride back or forth. Ollie's Taxi Service - Noon-2 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. In front of St. Anastasia schoolyard, on Northern Boulevard.

    Woodhaven's Memorial Day Remembrance

    May 23, 2013, 7 p.m., "We do it because it needs to be done," Forest Parkway Plaza at Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue.

    Sunnyside Gardens Park Annual Memorial Day Fair

    May 25, 2013, rides, arts & crafts, BBQ, games, music and dancing, 48-21 39th Ave, Sunnyside, 718-672-1555

    Rockaways - Queens American Legion Memorial Day Parade

    Parade starts at May TBD, noon, on Rockaway Beach Blvd. Contact the American Legion Post # 272.

    Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade

    Parade starts at noon, May 26, 2013, at Ascan and Metropolitan Aves.

    Maspeth Memorial Day Parade

    Parade starts at May 26, 2013, 1-3:30 p.m., Grand Ave and 72nd St, United Veterans and Fraternal Organization of Maspeth.

    College Point Memorial Parade

    Parade starts at May 27, 2013, 1 p.m., at 23rd Ave College Point Blvd in College Point. College Point Citizens for Memorial Day.

    Laurelton Memorial Day Parade

    24th annual parade starts at 9 a.m. on May 27, 2013, at Francis Lewis and Merrick Blvds in Laurelton, Queens. Contact 718-525-7655.

    Glendale and Ridgewood - Veterans Memorial Day Parade

    Parade starts at 11 a.m., May 27, 2013, at Myrtle Ave and 70th St, in Glendale. Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Greater Ridgewood and Glendale Parade.

    Whitestone Memorial Parade

    Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association's Memorial Day Parade starts May 27, 2013, noon, at 149th St and 15th Dr in Queens. VFW Post 4787. 718-757-8546.

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