Haute Top 5: Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

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With Memorial Day approaching, we’re all scurrying to gather the squad and make plans. MDW kicks off the summer, and what better way to celebrate our troops than making friends with Fleet Week members? Here are Memorial Day Weekend’s best events in New York, whether you’re looking to party, grill, or just hang out with some sailors.

1 The Great Brooklyn Grill Out

Head to Brooklyn on Saturday, May 27 for the Great Brooklyn Grill Out and spend the day feasting! The Food Sciences Academy of Long Island University Brooklyn will be setting up grilling stations in their pavilion, manned by local grilling talent. The $65 admissions ticket covers all the food and drink you physically consume.

2 Fleet Week

Take part in the celebration of our sea services! Festivities will be taking place all around the city from May 24th-May 30th.

3 Memorial Day Yacht Party

Sail aboard the Deck Yacht and catch sweeping views of the city while dancing to a live DJ all night long. Boarding begins at 8:30 p.m. from Pier 83 with departure scheduled for 9:15 p.m. You will return to Pier 83 at 12 a.m. Ticket prices start at $30.

4 The Freedom Party NYC: Memorial Day Weekend

Named by Papermag as the People's Choice for Best Party, the Freedom Party returns to Manhattan on May 28 starting at 11PM. Dance all night long to 90's jams and dress up in your best 90's garb for a chance to win $500 cash.
Irving Plaza

5 Outdoor Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hang out and relax while watching a movie under the stars. The free event takes place in Field 81 from 8:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan