Commander and Chaplain Rabbi Melinda Zalma stands with Peter Galasinao, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Association President at a previous Memorial Day ceremony in Riverside Park. Photo by Jake Sigal.

The West Side Federation of Neighborhood & Block Associations sent out notice of this year’s Memorial Day observances, which coincide with Fleet Week:

This year the annual Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Memorial Day Observance will be held on Monday, May 29, 2017 from 10 A.M. to 12 Noon on 89th Street & Riverside Drive in Riverside Park.

In conjunction with New York Fleet Week, active duty Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will also participate. At 10:00 am, the United States Navy Band will perform a musical prelude.

The Procession sets off at 10:30 am, led by the New York Scottish Pipes and Drums, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in period uniforms, and the Veteran Corps of Artillery. In addition, there will be numerous dignitaries and elected officials joining us at this ceremony.

The West Side Federation is proud to have been the first community organization to provide seed money to help support the renovation of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument project – and we continue to help this effort.

A destroyer in the Hudson this week. Photo by Jake Sigal.

The United War Veterans Council listed observances throughout the city:





NEWS | 4 comments | permalink
    1. Li says:

      The soldiers and sailors monument is closer to 89th and riverside. Not 82nd.

    2. Rodger Lodger says:

      I’ll be there. Went two or three years ago to see what patriotic celebration was like for the first time in my life. It felt good.

    3. PT says:

      How does one get involved in the renovation of the soldiers and sailors monument. It honors some of the bravest men and woman in US history
      It is an embarrassment that it is in such bad condition.

      • Nelson says:

        I agree. I took my 92 yr old Dad (Navy Vet) to see it & was embarrassed by its condition. I attended the Memorial Day services last year (which were great in spite of a light drizzle) and one of the speakers enthused that the monument was soon to undergo Restoration. I can’t see a difference yet, cosmetically.
        Happy Memorial Day, UWS! 🇺🇸