Bookmark This Guide to Memorial Day Events Around Westchester

From Katonah to New Rochelle, communities throughout Westchester County host ceremonies and parades to honor those who served.

Memorial Day weekend is a time of year when we stop to honor those who served and lost their lives while protecting the nation. From local ceremonies and memorials to community-wide parades, there are a number of ways to celebrate throughout the region. Check out these events throughout Westchester for the upcoming weekend.

Larchmont: On May 23, the Village of Larchmont will hold its Memorial Day parade. The parade will kick off at 7 p.m. from Chatsworth Avenue Bridge and end at Larchmont Village Hall.


Katonah: Katonah will host a Memorial Day service at Lasdon Park and Arboretum on May 24 at 11 a.m. You can watch the event live on Facebook.

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Yorktown: The town of Yorktown will host a Memorial Day parade on May 27 starting at 11 a.m. The parade will walk from Yorktown’s Town Hall to John “Jack” DeVito Gazebo located at Albert A. Cappellini Community and Cultural Center. The town will walk in remembrance of loved ones who paid service to the country.

Mount Vernon: St. Paul’s Church in Mount Vernon will have a brief ceremony at 11 a.m. on May 27 to honor veterans. This will be followed by a tour of the historic cemetery, where many World War II veterans are buried. At 1:30 p.m., there will be a talk about the ethnic dimension and diversity of the American Revolution by historian Eric Chandler. The city of Mount Vernon will hold its parade the same day at 10 a.m.


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Harrison: The town of Harrison will host its Memorial Day parade and ceremony on May 29 at 9:30 a.m. After a brief ceremony, the parade will kick off at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, head over the Veterans Memorial Bridge, and end at the Veterans Building. Honored guests will be in attendance to make remarks.

Rye: On May 27, The Rye American Legion Post Auxiliary will host the Memorial Day parade down Purchase Street at 9:30 a.m. The parade will feature Legionnaires, marching bands, cyclists, and more. Post-parade, The City of Rye will continue its tradition and honor deceased veterans at Rye City Hall.

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White Plains: The City of White Plains invites everyone to join its Memorial Day parade on May 27 at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at Church Street in Downtown White Plains.

New Rochelle: On May 27, the American Legion New Rochelle Post 8 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. The city will remember and honor veterans and families. Andrew Sandor, the New Rochelle Fire Commissioner and Veteran is the keynote speaker. Complimentary barbecue for all attendees will follow the ceremony.

Valhalla: Join the Valhalla community on May 27 for a Memorial Day parade and ceremony. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes from Westlake Drive down Columbus Ave. At 10 a.m., there will be a ceremony at the village green gazebo. After the ceremony, the American Legion Post 1038 will host a reception with hot dogs, ice cream, and refreshments.

Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow: The Central Veterans Committee and the Villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow are hosting a Memorial Day parade on May 27 at 10 a.m. The parade will start on Main Street in Tarrytown and continue down Route 9 to Beekman Avenue through downtown Sleepy Hollow before concluding at Patriots Park. At the park, a memorial ceremony will take place.

Pelham: Pelham will host a Memorial Day parade on May 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The parade will be at The Manor Club.

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