Events Around the County for Memorial Day Weekend

There are lots of Memorial Day events going on in Clarkstown this 3-day weekend. Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann says it’s important to remember our military heroes…

Audio: George Hoehmann

Additionally, starting this weekend, Congers Pool will be open Saturdays and Sundays until June 23rd when the pool begins daily operation for the summer.

List of Memorial Day events taking place in the county:

Friday, May 25

New City: Town of Clarkstown ceremony to honor veterans 11am Street Community Center, Promenade of Heroes, 31 Zukor Road, New City. Guest speaker: World War II Veteran, Alan Moskin. Refreshments will be served in the community center auditorium after the ceremony.


Saturday, May 26

Congers: Parade 10:30am starts at Kings Highway north to Veterans Memorial Association Building on Lake Road.


Sunday, May 27

Airmont: Veterans Remembrance Ceremony 10am Village Hall.


Montebello: Ceremony at 9 am on the front lawn of Village Hall.


Spring Valley: Rockland County Veterans’ Coordinating Council hosts a noon ceremony at Frederick Loescher Veterans Cemetery, 220 Brick Church Road.


Suffern: Rockland County Veterans’ Coordinating Council hosts a 1pm ceremony at Gary Onderdonk Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 145 Viola Road.


Monday, May 28

Blauvelt Lions Club Memorial Day Ceremony 12:00 noon – 2:00pm. There will be guest speakers, music, and a ceremonial laying of the wreath.


Haverstraw: Town of Haverstraw will hold Memorial Day services at the following locations: 9 am at Haverstraw Town Hall; 9:30 am Calico Hill Veteran’s Memorial at Railroad Avenue, Garnerville; 10am at Civil War Monument, Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw; 10:30am at World War II Monument, Maple Avenue, Haverstraw; 11 am at World War I Monument, Mt. Repose Cemetery, Haverstraw. Medal of Honor Monument Dedication: 12:30pm at Haverstraw Town Hall.


Hillburn: Parade starts 9am at Ramapo Central Administration Building, proceeds through the village to the World War I Monument, corner of Lake Avenue and 4th street for a ceremony.


Nanuet: Ceremony at the firehours, 10:30


New City: Parade begins 9am on Collyer Avenue, continues south on Main Street and ends at County Court House.


Nyack: Parade begins 11am on Artopee Way, continues east on Main Street, south on Broadway, ending at Memorial Park, where a ceremony will be held.


Pearl River: John H. Secor American Legion Post 329 of Pearl River will host annual parade starting at 10:15 am from the former HSBC Bank, now Key Bank, across from the former Pearl River Bowling Alley on Middletown Road. The parade then heads south to East Central Avenue and down to Braunsdorf Park. Guest speaker: Kevin Whelan, a U.S. Army Combat Veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom II/III.


Sloatsburg: Ceremony at 10am at municipal building, 96 Orange Turnpike. A parade will follow at 10:30am from Route 17, it stops at the library and concludes at Sloatsburg Cemetery.


Spring Valley: American Legion Post 199 will host a service at 1pm at the Spring Valley Memorial Park.


Suffern: Parade kicks off at 11am from Parking Lot A and proceeds up Lafayette Avenue to the Soldiers Monument on Washington Avenue. Ceremony to follow parade, free barbecue at the Suffern Gazebo.


Tappan: Parade at 11am on the Masonic Fair Grounds on Western Highway, Tappan. A memorial service will follow at the Village Green, Old Tappan Road and Main Street. Parade sponsored by the Carl A. Schelin, American Legion Post 1271, in conjunction with the Volunteer Fire Association of Tappan. Following the ceremonies, refreshments will be served at the Tappan Fire House, 123 Washington St., Tappan.


Stony Point: Veterans Service at 8:30am at Mount Rest Cemetery on West Main. Parade starts 9:30am at TenEyck Street (includes service at the Spring Memorial after kickoff), ends on East Main Street at Town Hall where a service will be held at 10:30am.


West Nyack parade, 11am


Midnight Tuesday May 29th

Vietnam Veterans of America will light the annual Memorial Day Watch Fires to remember soldiers who are in service abroad and the troops who did not return from war. Watch Fires will burn for 24 hours at the following locations: Bowline Point Park, Haverstraw; Eugene Levy Memorial Park, Route 45 in Pomona; top of Clausland Mountain, Orangeburg; East End of Piermont Pier.


June 2

Pomona: A pig roast in memory of Jerry Donnellan will be held at noon. Enjoy food, beverages and music. Tickets: $25 per person before May 25; $30 per person at the door. Children under 5 are free. 20 Station Road.


June 3


10:30 am – 1:00 pm


GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II is the first documentary to tell the profound and unique story of the 550.000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II. The film brings to life the little-known story of Jews in World War II- as active participants in the fight against Hitler, bigotry and intolerance. Jewish soldiers, including Alan Moskin and Eliot Herman, were among the first to reach the concentration camps liberated by American troops. Many spoke Yiddish, so they could offer the survivors their first words of solace and comfort.


The film will be screened at: Lafayette Theater  97 Lafayette Ave, Suffern

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