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Memorial Day Hotspots for Latino Tourists: New York, Miami, Los Angeles

First Posted: May 24, 2014 01:58 PM EDT

While Memorial Day weekend is a time to honor the country's fallen veterans, Americans and tourists alike will also take the opportunity spend the long weekend relaxing and soaking up the spring sun. 

Many cities across the country will hold Memorial Day parades and festivals to honor veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces. But in addition to the parades honoring those who bravely served, many cities will host parties and events to kick off the summer season.

Latino and other foreign tourists can attend memorial day parades and parties in major cities like New York, Miami and Los Angeles to honor veterans and kick off the summer. 

New York

1. Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade 

Americans and Latino tourists alike can honor the fallen members of the armed forces at the city's largest Memorial Day parade. There will be local military members, veterans, Boy Scouts and a wreath laying ceremony. 

Monday, May 27, 11 a.m., 245th St at Northern Blvd, Douglaston, Queens

Parade route: Northern Blvd from Jayson Ave to 245th St, Douglaston, Queens. Subway: 7 to Flushing-Main St, then take the N20/N21 bus to Northern Blvd-Jayson Ave.

2. Lower East Side Festival of the Arts (through Sunday)

A free cultural celebration with indoor and outdoor performances of music, theater, comedy and more. 

Saturday from noon to midnight; Sunday from 4 p.m. to midnight, 155 First Avenue, at Ninth Street

3. Various Street Fairs

Celebrate the beginning of the summer season with food, entertainment and activities throughout Manhattan. 

There will be a street fair Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the 17th Precinct Community Council Street Fair on Lexington Avenue, between 42nd and 57th Streets. There will also be many on Sunday, with the Loisaida Street Fair in the East Village on Avenue C, between Sixth and 14th Streets; the 13th Precinct Community Council Street Fair, Lexington Avenue, between 34th and 42nd Streets; and the Livable West Side Festival, on the west side of Broadway, between 72nd and 86th Streets. 


1. Memorial Weekend Splash Down 

Kick off the summer with a pool party that features jet skis, boats, and even a $500 "twerk" contest. Special guests and performances TBA. 

Saturday, May 25 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Finnegan's River, 401 SW 3rd Ave

2. Miami Madness 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Party 

Check out a nonstop party that features A-list celebrities, top DJs and radio personalities. The party will feature Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, G-Unit and more. 

Monday, May 26, 6 p.m., Sea Level Lounge, 825 Washington Ave. 

3. Miami Memorial Day Weekend Annual All White Yacht Party

Experience a luxurious party aboard the South Beach Lady yacht with drinks, DJs and nonstop partying all night. 

Sat., May 24, 11:30 p.m., South Beach Lady Yacht,  301 Biscayne Blvd, Bayfront Park, North Miami

Los Angeles

1. Rose Hills Memorial Day Observance

A family-friendly memorial day event with chamber singers, veterans of foreign wars, the American Heritage Ensemble, tributes and a key note address. 

Monday, May 26, 11 a.m. to noon, The Gardens at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier

2. Fiesta Hermosa at Hermosa Beach

An event featuring arts and crafts, entertainment, over 400 vendor booths, a petting zoo and a Beer and Wine Garden. 

Saturday, May 24, to Monday, May 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Hermosa Beach

3. Grand Park's Got Moves Salsa Festival 

A celebration of all things Salsa, with bands, dance performances and traditional Latino cuisine. 

Monday, May 26, 2-6 p.m., Grand Park, downtown Los Angeles, 200 N. Grand Avenue, between Spring St. and North Broadway

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