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Pearl River Memorial Day Candle Light Vigil and Parade
When/Where: Candle light vigil to honor the war dead of Rockland County begins at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27 in Braunsdorf Park. Pearl River Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 28. It begins at 10:15 a.m. at HSBC Bank on Middletown Road and ends at Braunsdorf Park at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: Honor those who gave their lives in military service and show respect for veterans. Sunday night’s ceremony is a short one and traditionally includes residents of all ages.
Rockland Boulders Fundraisers
When/Where: Pearl River High School Ice Hockey Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.; Franklin Avenue Playground Committee Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m.; Billy Kayser Memorial Foundation May 27 at 2 p.m. All games at Provident Bank Park in Pomona.
Why Go: Support a Pearl River organization while taking in an opening-weekend Rockland Boulders game. Saturday’s game includes fireworks. Sunday’s enjoys family-friendly tailgating (bring lunch). The groups will be be included in welcome and public address messages and may be selected to take part in lineup presentations or the first pitch.
Cost/Contact: Tickets cost $15 for Friday, $16 for Saturday and $14 for Sunday. Tickets for each group are limited. For Friday’s game, go to www.rocklandboulders.com and search for Pearl River High School Ice Hockey, one of the fundraisers under the promotions tab. For Saturday’s game, send a check payable to Franklin Ave. Playground Committee to school with your child or by mail to Franklin Ave. Elementary School. For more information about Sunday’s game, contact the Billy Kayser Memorial foundation by calling Diane Kayser at 845-735-4157 or Tom Clifford at 845-642-3845.
Nanuet Spring Concerts
When/Where: auditorium. Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.—6th grade Spring Concert. Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.—5th grade Spring Concert
Why Go: Come out and enjoy a night of music and support these students for their time and hard work.
Make & Take Craft
When/Where: from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26
Why Go: AC Moore has free Make & Take craft project this Saturday. Stop by and create a duck tape and velcro cup cozy. There are also 220 kids craft projects for only $1.
Cost/Contact: Free /
Congers Memorial Day Parade
When/Where: Saturday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m./Kings Highway & Bluebird Drive in Congers to Veterans Memorial Association of Congers Building on Lake Road.
Why Go: Show your support and respect for veterans. Marchers include Retired Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey and her adopted military working dog, Sgt. Rex, veterans organizations, school bands and more. The parade ends with a memorial service at the Veterans Memorial Association of Congers on Lake Road.
63rd Annual Memorial Day Parade
When/Where: Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m./North Main Street & Calvary Drive in New City to Rockland County Courthouse
Why Go: Be a part of what is considered Rockland County’s largest Memorial Day Parade and honor veterans. The parade is organized by the New City American Legion and brings together veterans organizations from across the county. The parade ends at the Rockland County Courthouse with a memorial service.