Memorial Day this year is on Monday, May 28th. Looking for something to do, or just want to see what's going to be open? Check out our full list of what's open on Memorial Day in Central New York:

Banks: Closed.

Grocery Stores: Open but many, including Hannaford and Price Chopper, have limited hours that vary by location.

Libraries: Closed.

Liquor stores: Most are open but with limited hours.

Museums: Most museums have regular hours. For example, The Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute is closed Memorial Day, as it is every Monday, but the Children's Museum of History, Science, and Technology and Utica is open. The best bet is to check with the museum directly to see if its staff is observing Memorial Day.

Post offices: Closed.

Schools: Closed.

Stores: Open - Many have sales!

Looking for something to do? Here are Memorial Day and Veteran-related events

taking place in our area:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Veterans' Memorial Gala

CNY Veterans Outreach Center

Chadwick's American Legion

3454 Oneida Street

Chadwicks, NY 13319

For information: (315) 765.0975 ext. 4


Friday, May 25, 2012

"Symbols of Freedom," Oneida Memorial Day Parade

Traditional Ceremony begins at: 6:30pm in Triangle Park

Parade begins at 7:00pm


Monday, May 28, 2012


New York Mills Memorial Day Parade



Sponsored by Utica Post 229 and the City of Utica, wreath-laying Ceremonies begin at 11:00am at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Oneida Square.  The group then moves, in the following order, to: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Parkway, Purple Heart Park in West Utica, and the All Veterans Memorial at Utica's Main Post Office on Pitcher Street.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Hastings Parish VFW Memorial Day Service

Ceremonies begin at 12:00noon at Hastings Cemetery on Route 11 in Hastings. Refreshments will be served at VFW Post #8823 on Route 45  following the ceremony.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Note that wreath-laying ceremonies commence at 11:00am.


Utica Memorial Day Parade


Monday, May 28, 2012


New Hartford Memorial Day Parade and Open House at the New Hartford Fire Department

The parade begins promptly at 7:00 and leaves from the New Hartford Shopping Center, proceeding north on Genesee Street, turning right onto Pearl Street, left on Sanger Avenue, and left onto Oxford Road, ending at the Fire Station.