Memorial Day

PHOTOS: Memorial Day at Boston's Florian Hall

Avoiding the rain, a crowd packed Dorchester's Florian Hall today to recognize veterans for Memorial Day. Mayor Marty Walsh, Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry andGov. Charlie Baker each at the event, remembering the more than 37,000 from Massachusetts who have died in battle since the Revolution....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:39pm

Is Starbucks open on Memorial Day, and what about other coffee shops?

We’ll tell you from first-hand experience: caffeine addictions don’t take holidays. You don’t want to end your long weekend with a full-out migraine — especially when there are parades and cookouts on the line — so you don’t blame you if you have one question...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:59pm

Here are the street closures for Memorial Day parades around town

There will be several NYC Memorial Day parades and other activities to get into this weekend and if you’re looking to celebrate Memorial Day by attending a parade you have a few to choose from. While there may not be Memorial Day parades in Manhattan on Monday, other boroughs in the city...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:20pm

Are liquor stores open on Memorial Day? Where can you buy booze?

Memorial Day is sort of the mullet of federal holidays. At the beginning of the day, it’s all business, and we take honoring the soldiers who have served the United States very seriously. Then when the parades are done and we’ve paid our respects, it’s time to relax, barbecue and...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:45am

What's open and closed on Memorial Day?

Maybe you’re planning a big blowout to celebrate the arrival of summer and honor the soldiers who have served the United States. Maybe you just want to get your errands done and enjoy a burger sometime over the course of the long weekend. No matter where you fall in the spectrum, you’re...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:31pm

Is McDonald's open on Memorial Day? Because nothing beats the heat like a McFlurry

Memorial Day means summer is here. If you’re a fast food lover, that means the long weekend is the perfect excuse to usher in the season by hitting your favorite drive-thru and adding a McFlurry to your standard order. But wait, is McDonalds open on Memorial Day? The fast food giant boasts...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 3:08pm

Is Costco open on Memorial day? What about Walmart?

You go big for the three-day weekend that ushers in the warmer weather and celebrates the soldiers that served the United States. You’re the resident grill master or the hostess with the mostest. That first barbecue of the summer is yours, all yours, and you hold it every year —...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:42am

What to expect from the MTA this Memorial Day weekend

For many New Yorkers, Memorial Day weekend will start Friday with shortened work days or, if you’re lucky enough, no work at all. Like most holiday weekends, the MTA will offer extra getaway trains on Friday to help you get an early start to the long weekend. LIRR The Long Island Rail Road...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:26am

Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in New York City

From a new Coney Island ride to a Cuban brunch, cookouts and a DragonBall Z party, here are the best things to do on Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in NYC.   A post shared by Big Gay Ice Cream (@biggayicecream) on May 22, 2018 at 9:50am PDT Try Cheetos-flavored...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:15am

12 fun things to do in Boston over Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is almost here, which means summer is unofficially about to begin. From patriotic tributes to prehistoric zoo exhibits, we've got you covered on all the best things to do in Boston over Memorial Day weekend. Things to do in Boston over Memorial Day weeekend ARTS & CULTURE...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:34pm

The best times to leave NYC for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, but nothing can derail the weekend’s celebratory mood quite like getting stuck in traffic or a mass delay on mass transit as many New Yorkers flee the city in droves. But thanks to Clever Commute, a mobile app that combines crowdsourced user...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:12pm

The best (and most affordable) places to visit this Memorial Day weekend

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. That means, soon enough, you’ll be honoring the military men and women who died protecting our country. The days leading up to Memorial Day are often treated as a mini vacation for people who want to get away before the surge of heat...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 3:52pm

President Trump acts like everyone's drunk uncle at memorial event

For politicians, Memorial Day is generally a solemn occasion, with an appropriate level of gravitas required at any event. Not so for President Trump, who seemed to be in a party mood yesterday at a memorial, energetically singing along to the National Anthem. The setting was Arlington National...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 6:14pm

Ivanka Trump's brand thinks Memorial Day is about champagne popsicles

Ivanka Trump’s brand stirred up some controversy this Memorial Day after her business account had the audacity to suggest on Twitter that people celebrate the long weekend with champagne popsicles. The tweet from the Ivanka Trump HQ account said, “Make champagne popsicles this #...

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 7:39pm

The best things to do on Memorial Day weekend

Get in the water Time to leave dry land behind and get some water action on one of New York City’s amazing public beaches, opening for the season on May 27. Whether it’s crowding the sands of Coney with some local characters or checking out the newly completed Rockaway Boardwalk (now...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 2:16pm

Honor the fallen this Memorial Day on the virtual poppy wall

In the 100-plus years since World War I began, more than 645,000 men and women have given their lives to defend the United States in conflicts across the globe. While Americans honor those who have served or are serving in various ways, one of the universal symbols of remembrance is a red poppy...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:07am

10 ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Boston

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, as well as the return of open-toed shoes and chilled rosé. Whatever your reason to celebrate, here’s your guide for how to savor the season with activities ranging from the fun and to the patriotic. 1. Pay tribute If you walk around the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 3:51pm

New England beachgoers warned: No selfies with seals!

As residents head to the region’s coastal areas for Memorial Day, authorities are cautioning beachgoers not to take selfies with seals, no matter how cute or harmless they may seem.On Thursday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a statement instructing beach visitors that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:38pm

PHOTOS: Flags on Boston Common honor fallen heroes

Boston Common was awash in a sea of American flags on Thursday after hundreds of volunteers stuck them in the grass to honor Massachusetts' fallen heroes.The 37,000 flags, which will be there throughout Memorial Day Weekend,represent the service men and women from the state who have died since the...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 3:52am

Philly Airport wants to make your holiday travel easier

Memorial Day Weekend is nearly here, and so are the infamous travel delays that it brings to roads and airport security lines. Butthe Philadelphia International Airport is trying to alleviate the pressure on travelers, and is partnering with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to do so...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:00am