As most of you probably know it is Memorial Day on Monday the 26th of May. Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season.
All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends. This can cause some congestion on highways and at airports.
For those of you that are not planning on working this day, here is an article from TimeOut New York with suggestions on how to get the most out of Memorial Day: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/memorial-day