African Americans’ First Memorial Day In Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Join The Harlem Renaissance 100 Memorial Day Weekend Concert

The free Memorial Day Concert at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine features Bruckner’s Eighth. “Beauty is what Bruckner is talking about,” says Jaap van Zweden. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: This Memorial Day From Harlem To Hollywood – Don’t Just Bow Your Head

By Seth Jordan

This year, as during each Memorial Day weekend, a small minority of Americans may attend a parade — or post something on social media that will cause #NeverForget to be a trending topic. Continue Reading →

Metro-North’s Memorial Day Weekend “Getaway” Service, May 26-29, 2017 (Update)

To help you get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer – Metro-North Railroad has extra early getaway service on Friday, May 26 , 2017, and plenty of trains to get you to your destination during the long holiday weekend. Continue Reading →


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