Memorial Day Weekend Filled With Parades, Commemoration

The long Memorial Day weekend kicks off Friday with the Huntington YMCA’s four-day carnival, with commemorations of the holiday throughout the long  weekend.

Most school districts are closed on Friday because no snow days were required this year.

A wreath-laying ceremony is scheduled for Sunday at 10 a.m. at  Veterans Plaza in front of Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main St., with the Northport High School Choir performing, in honor of lost military service members.

Five parades are scheduled around the Town of Huntington on Monday, and another in the Village of Northport.  Huntington Town Hall is closed; trash pickup scheduled for Monday is canceled.

There will be no postal service on Monday, and schools are closed.

The Newton carnival gets underway Friday at 6 p.m. on the YMCA grounds.

“Proceeds from this holiday weekend event ensures that everyone — regardless of age, income level, or background — has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive with Huntington YMCA’s programs and support services,” said Nicole Dinolfo, Executive Director, Huntington YMCA.

The carnival schedule is:

  • Friday from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday  from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Monday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a Character Meet-&-Greet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and musical entertainment from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those attending YMCA Summer Camp are encouraged to wear their camp T-shirts and visit the camp table on Saturday and Sunday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to receive a prize.

The Village of Northport’s parade is scheduled for 10 a.m., moving from Laurel Avenue onto Main Street down to Northport Village Park.

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