Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. The day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873.
Lots of fun stuff happening this weekend!
16th Annual Troy Hidden Garden Tour
When: Thu, May 21, 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Downtown Troy – Russell Sage College Parking Lot
Troy’s popular annual Hidden Garden Tour invites the public into the private sanctuaries of city dwellers. Now in its 16th year, the Hidden Garden Tour is a fundraiser to benefit Troy’s Prospect Park held rain or shine.
Art for Veterans
When: Thu, May 21, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: The Mill, 20 Elm Street, Glens Falls
Come view local artists and sample local food and beverages at the Glens Falls Art for Veterans event. Proceeds will be donated to Code Blue and the Adirondack Veterans House.
Steven Wilson performing LIVE at The Egg
When: Thu, May 21, 8:00 PM
Where: The Egg, Performing Arts Center
Cost: $31.50 – $36.50
One of the most eclectic and prolific artists in rock music, Steven Wilson is perhaps best known as the lead guitarist/singer-songwriter for progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, but his projects are numerous.
Tech N9Ne and guests at Upstate Concert Hall
When: Fri, May 22, 7:00 PM
Where: Upstate Concert Hall, North Country Commons
Cost: $22.50 Adv | $25 Day of Show
Don’t miss the opportunity to see Tech N9Ne, Krizz Kaliko, Chris Webby, Murs, King 810, Zuse and Ishad Overdrive perform LIVE at Upstate Concert Hall!
Sunset Sightseeing Cruise
When: Fri, May 22, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Dutch Apple Cruises, 141 Broadway, Albany
Enjoy a narrated scenic trip on the Hudson River on our Sunset Sightseeing Cruise from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Boat will begin boarding at 6:30pm. Cruise departs from 141 Broadway, Albany..
38th Annual East Durham Irish Festival
When: Sat, May 23, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Where: MJQICSC, 2267 Route 145, East Durham
Cost: 15.00 – 24.00
38th Annual East Durham Irish Festival, hosted by the MJQICSC over the Memorial Day Weekend. This event is expected to be the best ever with great bands from both sides of the pond.
Science Zone – Robots: Race a Bristle Bot
When: Sun, May 24, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: miSci- 15 Nott Terrace Heights Schenectady
Assemble and play with bristle bots and see which bot makes it to the finish line faster at this educator-led activity.
Sprint For Soldiers Albany
When: Sun, May 24, 9:00 AM
Where: Albany Corning Preserve
Cost: Military $20 Others $25 +
Plan Ahead Events is pleased to present the Sprint For Soldiers 5K & 10K benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. This event will be held on Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at the Albany Corning Preserve.
Dinner at The Saratoga Winery!
When: Sun, May 24, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room, 462 Route 29 West, Saratoga Springs
Cost: Free Admission
Sundays at The Saratoga Winery are fun, relaxing and inspiring! Join us for Dinner by The Lunch Brake Gourmet Food Truck from 3-7pm. Wine Tastings, Beer Tastings, Cheese & Chocolate Pairings and so much more.
Memorial Day at Fort Ticonderoga
When: Sat, May 23, until Mon, May 25, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $17.50 adults, $16 seniors (65+), $8 children (5-12), FREE for children 4 and under
We salute the service of the armed forces of the United States on the grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed. Parade into Fort Ticonderoga behind the Fife and Drum Corps.
147th Crown Point Memorial Day Celebration
When: Sun, May 24 until Mon, May 25
Where: Veteran’s Park in Crown Point
The Crown Point Memorial Day Committee is pleased to announce the schedule of events for the 147th Crown Point Memorial Day Celebration which will take place Sunday, May 24th and Monday, May 25th, 2015.
Warrensburg Memorial Day Parade
When: Mon, May 25, 9:00 AM
Where: Elm Street, Warrensburg, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
2015 Albany Memorial Day Parade!
When: Mon, May 25, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Albany, New York
The Albany Memorial Day Parade forms at 9:00 a.m. at Ontario Street and Central Ave, steps off at 9:30am and proceeds east on Central Ave, continuing east on Washington Ave to parade’s end at N. Hawk St.
Annual Glens Falls Wiener Walk
When: Mon, May 25, 9:30 AM
Where: Glens Falls, New York
Live free, live long! Don’t miss the Annual Glens Falls Wiener Walk part of the Glens Falls Memorial Day Parade – from the Civil War Monument on Glen Street to Crandall Park Pond Glens Falls, NY. (10am to 1pm).
Hoosick Falls Memorial Day Parade
When: Mon, May 25, 10:00 AM
Where: Wood Park and Main Street
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Please help us celebrate those who have fought and continue to fight for our country! The parade kicks off at 10 am at Wood Park and Main Street.