Top 10 Memorial Day Events in New York City

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It’s already May, and that means that Memorial Day is quickly approaching.  So it’s time to start planning what we’re going to do on Memorial Day weekend!

And if you live in or are traveling to the New York City area, you are in for a treat.  Because there are a lot of great Memorial Day events in NYC.  We’ll go over the best ones so you can start planning!

1. Memorial Day Friday Blackout Cruise Boat Party

Start your Memorial Day weekend off the right way: partying!  You can do just that on the Jewel Yacht Memorial Day Friday Blackout Cruise Boat Party, which sets sail at 11:45 PM on Friday, May 26, 2023.  A ticket for this cruise normally costs $40, but you can book the boat party for as low as $13 per person here.

2. Latin Vibes Memorial Day Weekend NYC Cabana Yacht Party Cruise

Want your Memorial Day weekend party to have more of a Latin flavor?  Then check out the Latin Vibes Sunset Party Cruise that takes place on Saturday night (May 27th) at 6:00 PM.  This one normally costs $40, but you can get it as low as $12 per person here.

3. Hip Hop vs. Reggae Party Cruise

Hip hop music more your style? How about reggae?  Then maybe the MDW Hip Hop vs Reggae NYC Jewel Yacht Party Boat would be the perfect activity for your Memorial Day Weekend.  It takes place on two different days (both Friday and Saturday).  It normally costs $40 but you can book a ticket for as low as $13 per person here.

4. America’s Red, White & Blue Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Night

Want an activity on land?  How about stand-up comedy?  America’s Red, White & Blue Comedy is a unique stand-up experience celebrating America.  They’ve featured impersonators impersonating famous American politicians like Bernie Sanders, Sarah Palin, Ron DeSantis, and Donald Trump.  They book great talent you may have seen before on America’s Got Talent, MTV, Netflix, and more.  It takes place around the 4th of July, Labor Day, and then on Memorial Day Weekend.  You can book a ticket for the May 27th show here.

5. Memorial Day Weekend Sunset Party Cruise

If you love sunsets, then you’ll love the Sunset Party Cruise that takes place the day before Memorial at 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 28, 2023.  And you’ll especially love you can take this cruise at a price of over 50% off here.

6. Memorial Day Sunday NYC Party Blackout Avalon Cruise

Here’s another Sunday night cruise at 6:00 PM you can take the day before Memorial Day.  This one takes place on the Avalon Yacht and is a great way to cruise around Manhattan.  It normally costs $40 per person, but you can book a ticket for as low as $12.50 here.

7. The Brunch Club: Memorial Weekend Yacht Party

Looking for a Sunday cruise a little earlier in the day?  Then consider taking part in the Brunch Club Memorial Weekend Yacht Party!  With a club-like atmosphere, great views, and great food, what could be a better way to spend your Sunday afternoon?

You can also book this experience at a discounted price – get a coupon for up to $20 off here.

8. Memorial Day Dinner Cruise

Want a meal on a cruise but would also like to take one at night?  Then take a Memorial Day Weekend Dinner Cruise!  There’s one available on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  You’ll enjoy a buffet dinner and great views.  And there’s a live DJ onboard.  You can book your dinner cruise here.

9. All White Affair Memorial Day Weekend Party Cruise

The annual All White Affair Memorial Day Weekend Party Cruise takes place late Saturday night at 11:00 PM.  Partying on this multi-level Cabana Yacht is a great way to start your Memorial Day off the right way.  And you can book it for over 50% off the regular price here.

10. Yankees Memorial Day Weekend Games

And finally, what could be a more iconic New York City way to spend Memorial Day Weekend than at Yankee Stadium?  The Yankees will be playing home games against the San Diego Padres on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  And if you buy this Yankees Memorial Day Weekend Special Ticket Package, you can get:

  • a New York Yankees hat with the American flag
  • a regular-sized hot dog
  • your first drink (a 12 ounce domestic beer if you’re 21 years of age or older and have a valid ID, a Pepsi product or a Poland Spring bottled water otherwise)

Oh, and by the way – if you want to see a Yankees game on another day, you can find cheap Yankees tickets here.