Memorial Day is finally here! Whether you’ve spent the weekend thus far partying, or down the shore, there’s still plenty left to do on the official holiday.
While Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of Summer, it is the National Holiday where we observe all of our fallen soldiers whose bravery contributed to our freedoms today. Here are 4 things to do in Philly today for Memorial Day
1. Memorial Day Brunch & Live DJ At LMNO
In celebration of Memorial Day, Fishtown hotspot LMNO will be serving up a special brunch service. Indulge in unique brunch dishes inspired by Baja Mexican cuisine, including: Coal-Roasted Oysters (roasted garlic aioli, chiltepin, tomatillo-chile relish), Tres Leches French Toast (strawberry, sweet brioche, whipped requeson, maple syrup), Birria Benedict (beef birria, Puerco beans, blue corn sope), and of course a variety of Tacos, Nachos, and Tostadas.
Pair your brunch with one of LMNO’s signature cocktails incorporating Baja tropical elements, such as the “It’s all Guava Baby” (tequila, aperol, guava, strawberry, lime, strawberry salt) or the “Our Daily Veg” (mezcal, ancho reyes verde, green juice, lemon, veggies).
DJ Craig Dash will be on the turntables from 12pm-4:00pm and brunch is available from 10:30m-3;00pm.
Where: 1739-1749 N Front St
2. New York Sports Club’s Outdoor Pool Is Now Open
Stay cool at The Pool at NYSC Society Hill, the largest private swim deck in Philadelphia. With a capacity of 1000+ on the deck and just over 80 in the pool, it’s the place to be this summer. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day the pool will be open daily to guests of all ages to enjoy. Guests can take their pool experience to the next level with private cabanas available for rent in advance. Cabanas include a sectional with a table, daybed or loungers and can accommodate up to 10 people. Grab-and-go vending will be available. You can learn more about daily passes and memberships by visiting their website.
Where: 220 S 5th St
3. Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches
Enjoy captivating stories 0f our nation’s history in places where they actually happened! Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches includes 6 benches within Philadelphia’s Historic District. Specially-trained, uniformed Storytellers delight and entertain with free, short 3-to-5-minute stories while sharing the secrets of Philadelphia’s and America’s history. This is a perfect thing to do with the little ones on Memorial Day. You can find out more about the locations by visiting their website.
Where: Various locations
4. National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center is celebrating Memorial Day by offering free admission to the museum all day long. Special programming includes Memorial Day scavenger hunts, make a memorial, history of the American flag show and more. You can find a complete list of museum happenings by visiting their website.
Where: 525 Arch St