Memorial Day parades, events on Long Island

Tuskeegee Airmen Julius Freeman, left, William Thomas Jr.

Tuskeegee Airmen Julius Freeman, left, William Thomas Jr. and Frank Neal stand for a moment of silence during the Village of Hempstead Memorial Day services held at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale on May 26, 2013. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

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Here's a list of Memorial Day parades and other events happening across Long Island on Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26.


SUNDAY, MAY 25

CENTEREACH
PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins 1 p.m. at the corner of Middle Country Road and Henry Road, ends at VFW Hall Post 4927 on Horseblock Road; memorial service follows; 631-585-7390.

FARMINGDALE

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SERVICE. Assembly at 1:30 p.m.; service at 2 p.m., Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Ave.; 631-454-4949.

HEMPSTEAD
CEREMONY AND PARADE. Ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery on Greenwich Street; parade begins 2:30 p.m. at Hempstead Legion Square; sponsored by the village; 516-489-3400.

HUNTINGTON

WREATH CEREMONY. At war memorials on the front lawn of Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main St., wreaths are placed at the World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam and Women's Veteran Monuments; a special tribute to remember Michael J. Colamonico, a World War II POW, 9:30 a.m.; 631-351-3012.

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INWOOD
PARADE. Begins at noon at LIRR station parking lot on Doughty Boulevard to John J. Oliveri VFW Post 1582 at Mott Avenue; service follows parade; 516-295-3285.

MONTAUK
PARADE. Begins at noon at the Kerk Park parking lot, east down Main Street, ending at the village green; 631-668-2428.

SOUTH SETAUKET

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SERVICE. Starts at 9 a.m. at Crowley Memorial Park, Old Town Road and Greenhaven Boulevard; service follows at American Legion Post 432; 631-473-9774.

WANTAGH
BETHPAGE AIR SHOW AT JONES BEACH. The Navy's Blue Angels and the Army's Golden Knights, along with civilian planes, perform aerial stunts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jones Beach State Park, $10 parking; bethpageairshow.com; 631-321-3510.

YAPHANK
PARADE. Begins at noon at Yaphank Avenue along Main Street to Everett Drive, ending at Yaphank Fire Department.

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MONDAY, MAY 26, MEMORIAL DAY

ALBERTSON
CEREMONY AND PARADE. Ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. at the VFW Post 5253, 155 Searingtown Rd., followed by the parade, which goes down Evans Avenue to Willis Avenue, ending with a ceremony at the Albertson Fire Department on I.U. Willets Road; 347-386-2505.

AMITYVILLE
CEREMONY AND PARADE. Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. by parade at the Broadway triangle gazebo; hosted by the Hunter Squires Jackson American Legion; 631-598-1486.

BABYLON VILLAGE
PARADE. Begins 11 a.m. at Foster Boulevard and Deer Park Avenue; service at Argyle Park Gazebo following the parade; 631-669-0094.

BALDWIN
PARADE. Starts at Linden Street and heads south to Silver Lake Park, 9:30 a.m.; 516-867-9873.

BAY SHORE
SERVICE AND PARADE. Memorial services at 9 a.m. at Bay Shore LIRR station, parade starts at 10 a.m. at Lanier Lane/Main Street; hosted by Bay Shore American Legion Post 365; 631-383-3808.

BAYVILLE
PARADE. Ceremony on the steps of Village Hall at 12:45 p.m., followed at 1:30 p.m. with a parade that begins at Village Hall; 516-628-1644.

BELLMORE-NORTH BELLMORE
PARADE AND SERVICE. Memorial service begins at 9 a.m. at the LIRR station at Veterans Memorial, with a brief service and laying of the wreaths, followed at 10 a.m. with a parade starting at the corner of Bedford and Petite roads; 516-785-5130.

BETHPAGE
PARADE. Begins at Bethpage Community Park at Cherry Avenue, 10:45 a.m.; 516-933-6300.

BLUE POINT
PARADE. Starts at Blue Point Avenue and Middle Road; sponsored by the Fire Department, 11 a.m.; 631-363-6310.

BOHEMIA
PARADE. Begins at Hubal Street and Ocean Avenue; sponsored by Bohemia Fire Department, 10 a.m.; 631-589-2555.

BRENTWOOD
PARADE. The American Legion Joseph Loeffler Post 1006 hosts, starting with a 9 a.m. service at the Brentwood cemetery at Madison Avenue and Jackson Street; parade follows at 9:30 a.m. starting from the cemetery; 631-273-4443.

BROOKHAVEN
PARADE. Begins at 9:30 a.m. at Bellport High School, with ceremony to follow; sponsored by Brookhaven fire department.

CALVERTON
SERVICE. Starts at 1 p.m., Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Blvd.; 631-727-5410.

CENTER MORICHES
PARADE. Begins 9 a.m. at Lake Avenue and Main Street, east to Mount Pleasant Cemetery for 10 a.m. ceremony; sponsored by VFW Victory Post 414; 631-878-4908.

CENTERPORT
PARADE. Begins at Harrison Drive to Park Circle; sponsored by the fire department, 10:30 a.m.; 631-351-3012.

CENTRAL ISLIP
PARADE AND CEREMONY. Parade starts at Moloney Funeral Home, Irving Street and Carleton Avenue, to Alfano School, 50 Wheeler Rd., for ceremonies, 10 a.m.; 631-234-5440.

COMMACK
PARADE. From Jericho Turnpike and Larkfield Road; sponsored by VFW Post 9263, 10 a.m.; 631-368-9463.

COPIAGUE
PARADE. Kicks off at Dixon Avenue and Great Neck Road, 10 a.m.; 631-671-3630.

CORAM
MASS CELEBRATION. Memorial Day Mass, "A Salute to Our Heroes," Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3442 Rte. 112, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; holyroodcemetery.org, 631-732-3460.

DEER PARK
PARADE. Starts 10 a.m. on Lake Avenue and West 21st Street; hosted by the Edward K. Peisker VFW Post 5348; 631-586-2299.

EAST ISLIP
PARADE. Begins 10 a.m. at Saxon Avenue and Main Street; sponsored by American Legion Post 411, assemble at 9 a.m.; ceremony at Town Hall at 11 a.m.; 631-277-8383.

EAST MEADOW
PARADE. Begins at East Meadow High School, ending at Town of Hempstead Veterans Memorial Park, 10 a.m.; 516-359-4269.

EAST NORTHPORT
PARADE. From Clay Pitts and Larkfield roads to John Walsh Memorial Park, 12:15 p.m.; 631-351-3012.

EAST NORWICH
PARADE. Begins 9 a.m. at Walnut Avenue and Route 106; sponsored by the East Norwich Volunteer Fire Company.

EAST ROCKAWAY
PARADE. Begins at VFW Post 3350 at 164 Main St.; sponsored by American Legion Post 958 and VFW Post 3350, 10 a.m.; 516-887-8170.

EAST SETAUKET
PARADE. Begins at Emma Clark Library to East Setauket Memorial Park for the ceremony; sponsored by the VFW Post 3054, 10:30 a.m.; 631-751-5541.

ELMONT
PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins 10 a.m. at Sewanhaka High School to Elmont Memorial Library, 799 Hempstead Tpke., for services at 11 a.m.; sponsored by American Legion Post 1033; assembly starts at 9:30 a.m.; 516-351-5057.

FARMINGVILLE
READING OF NAMES. Vietnam Veterans of America, Suffolk County Chapter 11, sponsors the event at Vietnam Memorial, Bald Hill, 5 p.m.; 631-751-1813.

FLORAL PARK
PARADE. Begins on Elizabeth Street, to Memorial Park for ceremonies; sponsored by American Legion Post 334, 10 a.m.; 516-437-1295.

FRANKLIN SQUARE
PARADE. Starts at VFW Post 2718, 68 Lincoln Rd. to the gazebo and veterans memorial at the south end of Rath Park; sponsored by VFW Post 2718, 10 a.m.; 516-354-9393.

FREEPORT
PARADE AND CEREMONY. Assemble at Freeport High School, begins at South Brookside Avenue, ending at the library with a wreath-laying ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post 342, 10 a.m.; 516-867-3941.

GARDEN CITY
PARADE. Begins 10 a.m. on Cherry Valley Avenue at 10th Street, ending at the monuments by the Garden City Library, 60 Seventh St.

GARDEN CITY PARK
PARADE. Begins at Denton Avenue and Jericho Turnpike to Garden City Park school for a brief ceremony; breakfast served following ceremony at firehouse, 2264 Jericho Tpke.; hosted by the Garden City Park VFW Post 120, 9 a.m.; 516-790-1719.

GLENWOOD LANDING
PARADE. Begins 9 a.m. at Fire Station 1 on Grove Street, ends at Fire Station 2 on Glen Head Road followed by a brief ceremony and refreshments; sponsored by American Legion Post 336.

GREAT NECK
PARADE. Begins at Susquehanna Avenue and Middle Neck Road to Veterans Memorial at village green, 9:30 a.m.; 516-487-0025.

GREENLAWN
PARADE. Begins at East Maple Road to Memorial Park at Pulaski and Broadway; sponsored by the fire department, 9 a.m.; 631-351-3012.

HICKSVILLE
PARADE. Begins at Sears on North Broadway to Hicksville Middle School on Fourth Street; sponsored by United Veterans of Hicksville, 9 a.m.; 631-374-4473.

HOLBROOK
PARADE. South on Main Street from Holbrook Plaza to Alex Diguardia Memorial, 10:30 a.m.; 631-471-2725.

HUNTINGTON
PARADE. Begins north on New York Avenue from Big H shopping center and ends on Main Street; hosted by Nathan Hale VFW 1469, 11:30 a.m.; 631-351-3012.

KINGS PARK
PARADE. Begins at RJO School, Old Dock Road and Church Street to Veterans Plaza for flag ceremonies; sponsored by American Legion Post 944 of Kings Park, 9 a.m.; 631-269-4140.

LAKE RONKONKOMA
PARADE. Begins at the American Legion Post 155 on Church Street to Raynor Beach County Park for a service; sponsored by the American Legion Post 155, 10 a.m.; 631-588-8608.

LAWRENCE-CEDARHURST
PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins 11:30 a.m. at the Lawrence-Cedarhurst firehouse toward Cedarhurst Memorial Plaza, in the Andrew J. Parise Park where a service follows; 516-295-5770.

LEVITTOWN
PARADE. Begins at Island Trees Memorial Middle School on Wantagh Avenue to the Levittown Library; sponsored by American Legion Post 1711, 10 a.m.; islandtrees.org, 516-731-9114.

LOCUST VALLEY
PARADE. Begins at 280 Forest Ave., ends at athletic field on Bayville Road; sponsored by American Legion Post 962, 9 a.m.; 516-674-3430.

LONG BEACH
PARADE. Starts at Ohio Avenue and Beach Street, ends at Kennedy Plaza in front of Long Beach City Hall, 9:30 a.m.; 516-431-1000.

MASSAPEQUA PARK
PARADE. Sgt. Peter F. Colleran 督 of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 1066 host, starts 10 a.m. from Broadway and Commonwealth Avenue to Brady Park, where a memorial service takes place, 10 a.m.; 516-798-0244.

MASTIC
PARADE. Begins at Montauk Highway and Mastic Road to the Mastic firehouse for a ceremony, 11 a.m.; 631-281-8660.

MASTIC BEACH
PARADE. Begins at Neighborhood and Commack roads; sponsored by American Legion Post 1533, 11 a.m.; 631-395-1981.

MATTITUCK
PARADE. Starts at 10 a.m. on Main Road to Pike Street; a memorial follows parade; northforkchamberofcommerce.org, 631-765-3161.

MEDFORD
PARADE. Begins at school on Tremont Avenue to Medford Memorial Park; sponsored by VFW Post 2937, 11 a.m.; 631-758-0221.

MELVILLE
PARADE. Begins at Bertucci's Restaurant parking lot, Route 110 south of Northern State Parkway to firehouse, 531 Sweet Hollow Rd., 10 a.m.; 631-351-3012.

MERRICK
PARADE AND CEREMONY. The parade starts 9:30 a.m., Veterans (Broadcast) Plaza between Merrick and Brooklyn avenues and proceeds north on Merrick Avenue to the Veterans Monument at Lee Avenue; 516-521-6989.

MINEOLA
PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins 11 a.m. at Wilson Park to Mineola Memorial Park Veterans Monument for a ceremony at noon; sponsored by American Legion Memorial Post 349; in event of rain, ceremony is held at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Ave.; 516-741-4152.

MONTAUK
MORNING COLORS. Coast Guard and Scouts flag-raising ceremony and remembrance with guest speakers; flag is lowered and folded. Flags in need of retirement are burned under the watchful eye of the Montauk Fire Department, 8 a.m., Montauk Village Green, Main Street; 631-668-2428.

MOUNT SINAI
PARADE OF AMERICAN FLAGS. 100 local, state, territory, armed forces and Old Glory flags are on display; a parade scavenger hunt is available to help you discover the symbols and representations in the parade, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., North Shore Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Rd.; rain cancels; msheritagetrust.org, 631-509-0882.

NORTHPORT
PARADE. Begins on north end of Laurel Avenue, proceeds to harbor, then to village park; sponsored by American Legion Post 694, 9:30 a.m.; 631-351-3012.

OYSTER BAY
PARADE. Begins 10:30 a.m. on South Street and continues on Main Street which becomes Audrey Avenue, ending at the bandstand opposite the post office for services; 516-922-7135.

PLAINVIEW
PARADE. Begins 9:30 a.m. at Old Country Road, east to Plainview Community Park on Washington Avenue where it concludes; ceremony held at the Plainview American Legion; 516-931-7030.

PORT JEFFERSON
SERVICE. Begins at Veterans Memorial Park across from village hall in Port Jefferson Harbor; sponsored by American Legion Post 432, 9 a.m.; 631-473-9774.

PORT WASHINGTON
PARADE AND CEREMONY. Begins 10 a.m. on Main Street, service follows at bandshell; sponsored by American Legion Post 509 and VFW Post 1819; 516-708-5819.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE
PARADE. Begins 10 a.m. at South Side High School to Rockville Centre Recreation Center; memorial service after parade; rvcny.us, 516-442-1005.

SAYVILLE
PARADE. Steps off from Handsome Avenue at 9 a.m., moving east along Main Street to Sparrow Park; service begins at 11 a.m. in Sparrow Park; concludes with a memorial at Sayville Fire Department headquarters; 631-589-4830.

SHELTER ISLAND
PARADE AND CEREMONY. Lost Sailor ceremony at Bridge Street at 8:30 a.m.; parade begins in the Island Center at 10 a.m.; hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream at the Legion Hall follow; sponsored by the Legion and the Lions; 631-749-1180.

SMITHTOWN
PARADE. Begins at noon at Main Street and Route 111 to Town Hall, ceremony follows; 631-360-7620.

SOUND BEACH
SERVICE. The Sound Beach Civic Association sponsors a memorial service on New York Avenue (Sound Beach Veterans Memorial Park) across from the post office, noon; 631-922-3773.

SOUTHAMPTON
PARADE AND SERVICE. Begins 10:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2 S. Main St., to Agawam Park, Pond Lane for service at 11 a.m.; 631-283-0247, ext. 222.

ST. JAMES
PARADE AND SERVICE. Starts at Woodland and Lake avenues to St. James Elementary School for services; sponsored by VFW Post 395 and Sherwood Bros. American Legion Post 1152, 10 a.m.; 631-862-7965.

STONY BROOK
PARADE. Begins at Stony Brook Shopping Center to Veterans Memorial Park, followed by a ceremony; sponsored by the VFW Post 3054 and American Legion Irving Hart Post 1766, 9 a.m.; 631-751-5541.

VALLEY STREAM
PARADE. Begins at Rockaway Parkway and Wheeler Avenue, ends at Veterans Monument at Hicks and Valley Stream boulevards; hosted by the American Legion Post 854 and VFW Post 1790, 9:30 a.m.; 516-791-9719.

WANTAGH
PARADE AND CEREMONY. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Beltagh Avenue by the Wantagh Middle School and ends at the American Legion Post at 3484 Park Ave.; ceremony starts promptly at the conclusion of the parade and includes a presentation of remembrance; 516-785-9497.

WEST BABYLON
PARADE AND CEREMONY. After assembling at Arnold Avenue and Route 109 at 9:30 a.m., the parade begins at 10 a.m. and proceeds to the American Legion Post 1634; refreshments served; 631-669-3931.

WEST HEMPSTEAD
PARADE. Begins at Nassau Boulevard and Hempstead Avenue, ends with ceremony at Echo Park, 10 a.m.; 516-733-0879.

WEST ISLIP
PARADE. Begins 10 a.m. at Roderick and Udall roads to Memorial Park to opening service, to Paul J. Bellew Elementary School to closing service; sponsored by American Legion Post 1738; open house follows services at the Post; 631-422-1738.

WILLISTON PARK
SERVICES. "Everlasting Service" at American Legion Post 144, 730 Willis Ave. followed by parade through village, 9 a.m.; 516-746-9310.

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