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May 26, 2017 NYC Ferry

What do you have planned for Memorial Day Weekend? If you are still looking for ideas on what to do, we’ve got you covered. Check out what the big city of New York has to offer for this weekend.

New York Shakespeare Festival                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

What do you know about the great Roman politician and known author of Latin prose? Julius Caesar played an important role in the events that led to the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the great Roman Empire. From May 23rd to June 18th, the New York Shakespeare Festival will be playing Shakespeare in the Park’s Julius Caesar (off-broadway). The event is free, but tickets still need to be acquired. Don’t wait and join the crowd at The Delacorte Theater right off Central Park.

Queens Book Festival

Love books? This is your chance to mingle with other lovers of literature and explore new and exciting books from over 100 authors and hundreds of exhibits. The Queens Book Festival is a popular project begun by Queens’ residents in the fall of 2014. Over 10,000 diverse people of all ages are expected to attend, so head to queens and enjoy this outdoor fair that has access to plenty of literary resources for everyone. Looking to volunteer? You have options. Visit for more information.

Movie Under the Stars

Enjoy an outdoor movie screening this long weekend at Randall’s Island this Sunday. Admission to the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is free, but make sure to bring snacks and a blanket for comfort. Screening begins at 8:30 p.m.. For transportation and more information about this event, visit

Official Opening of NYC Beaches

                                                                                         (Photo credit: NYC Parks)

We know you are ready for the summer. So find some friends and head to the great beaches of New York. Whether you feel like Coney Island, Rockaway, or any other beach in the city, NYC Parks provides you with the latest information and updates for the summer. Opening this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for a list of beaches to visit, updates, and more.


Fleet Week NYC

A parade of ships pulled into New York Harbor on may 24th. ​Five Navy vessels, four Naval Academy yard patrol boats, two U.S. Coast Guard cutters, and one ship from the Royal Canadian Navy made their way up the Hudson River. The festival will continue through Memorial Day at the Intrepid Museum in Pier 86 and will include a set of activities, events, and performances. Don’t miss it. Visit for more information.

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