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A roundup of LI parades and ceremonies happening for Memorial Day

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Memorial Day parade

Communities across Long Island are gathering this Memorial Day weekend to celebrate and honor those who have served our country.

Here is a list of some of the towns hosting a parade, ceremony, or both in your area.

BAY SHORE

  • Brightwaters Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony
    • This tribute is on May 28 at 10 a.m. at the top of the canal in Ackerson Plaza. 
  • Bay Shore-Brightwaters Memorial Day Parade
    • The parade is on Memorial Day, May 30 from 9:30-11 a.m. on Main Street in Bay Shore
    • Line up begins at the Newins Bay Shore Ford (Lanier Lane and Main Street) and the parade ends in front of the St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Brentwood Road. 

BABYLON

  • Annual Memorial Day Parade in Babylon Village 
    • Sponsored by the American Legion Post #94, the parade starts at 10 a.m. on Foster Boulevard and Deer Park Avenue. 
    • The parade route continues south on Deer Park Avenue to Montauk Highway, then west to the Village Gazebo for Memorial Day ceremonies. 

PATCHOGUE

  • Patchogue Village’s annual Memorial Day Parade 
    • The rain or shine event kicks off on May 30 at 11 a.m. 
    • Paraders step off at Route 112 and will proceed towards Memorial Park on South Ocean Avenue. 
    • Following the parade, the United Veterans Organization will host a ceremony at the park. 

STONY BROOK

  • Stony Brook Harbor Memorial Day Ceremony 
    • This ceremony will be held on May 30 at 9 a.m. near the Stony Brook Fire Department. 
  • Three Village Memorial Day Parade in Setauket 
    • Before the parade on May 30, a ceremony will kick off the festivities at 10:30 a.m. at the Village Green across from the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library. 
    • Sponsored by the VFW Post 3054, the parade begins at the Setauket Presbyterian Church and the Village Green at 11 a.m. 
    • The parade continues east down Main Street on Route 25A. 
  • Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park 
    • Following the Three Village Memorial Parade, attendees will gather for a ceremony at 12 p.m. at the corner of Route 25A and Shore Road. 

FIRE ISLAND

  • Memorial Day Parade in Ocean Beach 
    • On May 29, the Village of Ocean Beach’s Memorial Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the firehouse on Bayberry Walk. 
    • Special guests include the Veteran’s American Legion, American Legion’s Joseph Loeffler Post 1006, the United States Coast Guard and Don Robbins. 

HUNTINGTON

  • Huntington Memorial Day Weekend Wreath Ceremony 
    • In commemoration of Memorial Day, the public will gather in front of Town Hall on May 29 and place wreaths on several monuments in honor of our veterans and troops. 
    • This year’s ceremony honors World War II “Ghost Army Soldiers” of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. 
    • The Northport High School Choir will perform patriotic music. 
    • Refreshments will follow the ceremony. 
  • Huntington Memorial Day Parade 
    • Sponsored by Nathan Hale VFW Post #1469 and the American Legion Huntington Post #360, the parade starts on May 30 at 10 a.m. across from the Huntington Post Office.
    • Paraders will begin on West Neck Road and head south to Main Street, then make a left turn heading east on Main Street to Stewart Avenue.
  • Centerport Fire Department 
    • On May 30 at 10 a.m., paraders will assemble at the corner of Centershore Road and Mill Dam Road. 
    • The route begins at Centershore Road, Harrison Drive and then paraders head east on Mill Dam Road Centerport, southeast on Prospect Road and south on Little Neck Road. 
    • The parade ends at 9 Park Circle in Centerport. 
  • East Northport 
    • The Knights of Colombus #6893 Fr. Judge kick off their Memorial Day parade on May 30 at 12:15 p.m. 
    • Paraders step off at the Larkfield and Clay Pitts northeast parking area and head north on Larkfield Road to John Walsh Park in East Northport. 
  • Northport 
    • The Northport American Legion Post #694 is celebrating Memorial Day on May 30 with their parade, which starts at 10 a.m. 
    • The parade route begins at the north end of Laurel Avenue and participants will walk down Main Street to Northport Harbor at the Village Park.

Find the full list of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies at locations throughout the Town of Huntington here

 ROCKVILLE CENTRE

  • Village of Rockville Centre Memorial Day Parade 
    • Rockville Centre’s American Legion Post 303 is hosting its annual parade on May 30 at 10 a.m. sharp.
    • The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Herb Rosenberg and is a rain or shine event. 
    • Marchers step off at Field #2 North Village and North Centre Avenue in Rockville Centre. 
    • At approximately 11 a.m. a ceremony will be held at Veterans Park at the John A. Anderson Recreation Center, located at 111 North Oceanside Road. 

CENTER MORICHES

  • The VFW Post 414 is honoring all veterans with its parade on May 30 at 9 a.m. 
    • All veterans are encouraged to march and join in at 437 Main St. in Center Moriches. 

FARMINGDALE

  • Farmingdale Village Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 
    • The Farmingdale Village community is coming together to honor our country’s heroes on May 30 with its annual Memorial Day Parade on Main Street. 
    • The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Northside School and proceeds down south on Main Street, ending at Village Hall. 
    • The event is rain or shine. 
    • A ceremony with the VFW Post 516, VFW Auxiliary Post 516, American Legion, troops, groups and more will follow after the parade on the Village Green (361 Main St.)

RONKONKOMA 

  • Ronkonkoma Annual Memorial Day Parade
    • The Ronkonkoma AmVets Post 48 kicks off its parade on May 30. 
    • The parade ends at Raynor County Park with a memorial service.