How to Celebrate Memorial Day in Manayunk

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial opening to summer!

For many Philly residents, that means hopping in the car and heading down to the Jersey Shore for some fun in the sun. However, Memorial Day Weekend is also a great opportunity to stick around Philly and enjoy the lighter-than-usual crowds and the city’s own outdoor attractions (not to mention, skipping all that traffic on the Atlantic City Expressway!).

Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to the veterans who have sacrificed for our country, and there are lots of opportunities near your The Isle apartment to do just that. As the weekend also rings in summer with a day off from work for most, it’s also an opportunity to give back to the local economy by getting out and about in the neighborhood to enjoy a meal and some shopping.

Here are a few ways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in Manayunk:

Laurel Hill Cemetery: The historic cemetery, 2.5 miles from your The Isle apartment, was the site of Philadelphia’s very first official observance of Memorial Day, in 1868, so it’s only fitting that you pay it a visit this year. Organizers will lay a wreath at the grave of General George Gordon Meade, a Civil War hero, and honor all veterans. Following the ceremony, noon on May 27, guests are invited to enjoy complimentary beer and refreshments.

Explore the Schuylkill: Take advantage of Manyunk’s riverside location to have a wet and wild Memorial Day Weekend! Throw on your bathing suit and head to Hidden River Outfitters, three blocks from your The Isle apartment, for a guided kayak tour, including lunch at Manayunk Brewing Company.

Support Local Biz: Manayunk may be in a big city, but it feels like a small town, with its Main Street full of family-owned shops and restaurants. Spend the weekend patronizing local businesses (and score some great holiday sales!). Stop into the new Pilgrim Roasters, three blocks from your The Isle apartment, for a caffeine pick-me-up to see what all the buzz is about the recent winner of Best of Manayunk’s Best New Store category.


Laurel Hill Cemetery

3822 Ridge Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19132



Hidden River Outfitters

4120 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127



Pilgrim Roasters

4120 Main St.

Philadelphia, PA 19127