By Robin Shapiro
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. These dates tend to be family days and real estate usually slows up.
Real estate slows up on Memorial Day as well. This national holiday falls on Monday, May 29 this year. It always takes place on the last Monday in May and serves as a remembrance for American soldiers who’ve died in military service. There’s a national moment of silence scheduled for 3 p.m. Memorial Day was established after the Civil War and originally called Decoration Day. It marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. NYC will open our beaches on Saturday, May 27 for the holiday weekend – lifeguards begin working that day. There are usually several Memorial Day parades in NYC – watch for detailed announcements if you want to participate in them and for travel advisories if you plan on driving around.
Fleet week in NYC begins on Wednesday, May 24 and runs through Tuesday, May 30. There are many activities scheduled at the Intrepid Museum and elsewhere around those days. The Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins on Thursday night, May 25 and ends on Saturday night, May 27. No work is permitted for the observant. Call me. Love, Robin