This year Memorial day will be celebrated on Monday, May 25, 2020.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
It is a time for parades, flags, and wreath-laying ceremonies paying tribute the who died serving our country.
Memorial Day is also the unofficial beginning of summer in New Jersey with the Jersey Shore beach communities coming alive with activities.
Many of these activities include music festivals, ethnic festivals, fireworks, auto racing events and special events geared to the kick off of summer.
Despite the many restrictions on events, festivals and large public gatherings, there is still plenty to do this Memorial Day Weekend. Until further notice, New Jersey state parks are open for passive use only, While a limited number of restrooms will open, pavilions, and visitors centers will remain closed. Social distancing will be enforced. Municipal Parks status is determined by local Governments.
Hiking, Horseback Riding, fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking, recreational campgrounds, both public and private are permitted. Parking lot capacity at 50%
The restriction on people gathering outdoors has been lessened from 10 to 25, including Memorial Day cookouts. However, indoor gatherings are still limited to 10 people.
Fortunately New Jersey is loaded with a wide variety of hiking, biking and boating activities.
Check out our web page page for outdoor recreation in New Jersey.
New Jersey's beaches are severely affected by the CoVid-19 pandemic. Most NJ Beaches and Boardwalks are currently planning to be open by Memorial Day with some restrictions. Social distancing, as a minimum is expected to be enforced. This year, beach goers are advised to check the on-line status of the beach before visiting the beach of your choice, to ensure the restrictions are clearly understood before venturing out.
Please Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the State and Municipality's announce their plans