Bethpage Air Show to fly Memorial Day as rain dampens holiday weekend

The Bethpage Air Show will fly for the first time on Memorial Day, after heavy rain forced the cancellation of the weekend performance.

This will be the first time the performance is held on Memorial Day since being launched at Jones Beach State Park in 2004. 

In a tweet, the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds confirmed that they would be staying an extra day to put on a show for the crowds.

All tickets for either Saturday or Sunday’s show, including all passes issued to Long Island’s health care heroes, will be honored.

The show was forced to move thanks to inclement weather this weekend, which washed out not only the air show, but many people's holiday weekend plans as well.

Beachfront businesses had been hoping for lots of sun and big crowds to kick off the holiday weekend this year, but were left disappointed as record-cold temperatures and rain looks set to wash out the unofficial start of summertime.

On Coney Island, the rides were open but the boardwalks were much quieter than usual at this time of year, leading some business owners to skip opening up.

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"I'm crossing my fingers that July 4 is much better," said Maya Haddad Miller, owner of the Brooklyn Beach Shop.