It’s Memorial Day Monday. Everybody’s gone off to Fire Island and you’re stuck in the city with a day off from work and nowhere to go. Whatchagonnado?
Whether you’re the bunker-up-at-home type or looking for adventure, we have a few ideas for you:
1. Hit the Beach
Kick off summer in the proper way– at the beach, of course! New York City’s beaches open this weekend, and you can get from sweating it out in your apartment to soaking your feet in the water in less than an hour. Old standby Jones Beach is accessible via the LIRR, but a subway ride will get you to Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and the Rockaways in minutes.
Check out Timeout’s comprehensive list of NYC beaches: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/attractions/best-beaches
2. Check Out Some Baseball
Nothing says summer like baseball. And lucky for us, both N.Y.C. teams are playing at home on Monday:
3. Get Cultured
Go high-brow this Memorial Day Monday with The New York Philharmonic’s Memorial Day Concert at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. The annual event is free, and seating is general admission. Tickets are required and will be distributed at 6:00PM on the evening of the concert. One ticket per person. 8PM concert time.
4. Go Shopping
A Memorial Day tradition: spend money! Stores and merchants nationwide will be offering great sales and discounts to entice shoppers. Just a sampler of the kind of deals you can get:
Home Depot knows summer is all about home repairs and improvements. Look for store-wide sales and 10 % off all appliances.
Best Buy is offering store-wide discounts on electronics in their 4-Day Memorial Day Sale.
Time to get in shape and work off that winter padding? Sports Authority will be holding sidewalk and parking lot sales at all locations with sales and huge savings on shoes and sports equipment. Free shipping and deals will be offered on most items on their site.
5. Watch a Movie or TV
Or grab the remote and check out what’s on the tube:
Tennis French Open, First-round action begins on NBC at 12PM.
Saving Private Ryan hits AMC for three showings, at 10AM, 2PM and 6PM.
Pawn Stars, 13 hours of this cable favorite starts at 8AM on the History Channel.
Real Husbands of Hollywood, BET kicks off 12 hours of RHOH at 12PM.
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, the 6-hour marathon starts at on 6AM on TLC.