Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade
from Great Neck through Little Neck and Douglaston
Recognized as the largest Memorial Day parade in the United States, this annual march draws enormous crowds and leaders from across the city and state—including the governor, mayor, Queens borough president, City Council members and members of the state legislature.
This year, the parade celebrates its 91st anniversary, and its theme will involve the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Korean War ceasefire. The featured military branch for the 2018 parade is the U.S. Navy.
Events for this year’s march include an interfaith service at the Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center at 10 a.m., a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument in Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy’s schoolyard at 11:15 a.m., breakfast for veterans at Father Smith Hall at 11:45 a.m. and the lineup for the parade at 1 p.m. at the corner of Jayson Avenue and Northern Boulevard.
The parade steps off at 2 p.m. and travels 1.5 miles down Northern Boulevard. Food and beverages will be served after the parade and a closing ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. The parade’s grand marshals have yet to be announced.