Memorial Day Parades

Forest Hills

When: Sunday, May 25, at noon

Parade steps off from Metropolitan and Ascan avenues and proceeds toward Trotting Course Lane. The parade will conclude with a ceremony at St. John’s cemetery. Grand marshals are Mgsr. John McGuyirl from Our Lady of Mercy, Community Board 6 Chairman Joseph Hennessey and the city’s Veterans Affairs Commissioner Terrance Holliday


When: Sunday, May 25, at 1 pm

The annual Maspeth Memorial Day parade will emphasize women’s contributions to the military this year.

Karen Burke, who has helped coordinate past parades and is involved with the United Veterans & Fraternal Organization of Masepth, and Leonard Masone, president of the Maspeth Kiwanis Club, will lead the parade as grand marshals.

The procession will depart from the Walter A. Garlinge Memorial Park, at 72nd Street and Grand Avenue, head toward 61st Street and then loop back toward Maspeth Veterans Square, at 69th Street and Grand Avenue.

Leo Wasilkowski, a Maspeth resident who served 35 combat missions in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and Anthony “Lefty” Simone, who was drafted into the Army and deployed in the Korean War, will be honored during a ceremony at Veteran’s Square after the parade.

Jane Crowley, who joined the U.S. Marine Corp. Women’s Service in 1943 and remained on active duty until World War II ended, will also be commended.

Capt. Laura Zimmermann, who spent close to 25 years in the armed forces, will speak in the square.

College Point

When: Sunday, May 25, at 2 pm

Parade begins at the intersection of 28th Avenue and College Point Boulevard and ends at 5th Avenue and 119th Street.

The grand marshal is State Sen. Tony Avella Isabella. Joan Holloway has been chosen Poppy Queen


When: Monday, May 26, at 9 am

The 25th Annual Laruelton Memorial Day Parade will depart from Francis Lewis and Merrick boulevards and proceed toward the Veterans Memorial Triangle, at 225th Street and North Conduit Avenue.


When: Monday, May 26, at 11 am

Starts at Ridgewood Memorial Triangle, Myrtle and Cypress avenues, and end at the Glendale War Monument, Myrtle and Cooper avenues. Grand marshal is Charles Dunn, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Sergent Miller Post in Glendale


When: Monday, May 26, at noon

Parade begin at Whitestone Memorial Park (149th Street and 15th Drive), then goes up to 12th Avenue, 150th street, Cross Island overpass, 17th road, 149th street and ends at the starting point. The grand marshal is Dr. David Copell

Little Neck-Douglaston

When: Monday, May 26, 2 pm

Parade begins on Northern Boulevard at the Queens-Nassau border and ends at St. Antastasia’s School on 248th Street. The grand marshals are John McHugh Sr., John Peterkin, Rocco Moretto, Thomas Dent and Lucy Salpeter