American Ballet Theatre: All Performances at The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, New York: Now through July 6, 2013
Memorial Day, officially the beginning of summer, is a wonderful long weekend holiday to spend in the city — and, specifically, in Brooklyn. This holiday falls on the final Monday of May, and, while it’s a great time for barbeques and picnics, it actually commemorates those Americans who have lost their lives in military service.
The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade
United Military Veterans of Kings County
May 27, 2013 kicks off at 11:00AM
“Lest We Forget”
All Veterans Are Invited To March
You Don’t Have To Belong To An Organization to March
For more Information call Anthony Giovinco at 917-664-8850 or 718-748-4530
Here are a few Memorial Day Weekend events that you can do or see only in Brooklyn!
Don’t miss the hugely popular Dance Africa program, one of the highlights of the Memorial Day weekend in New York City.
300 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM, transforming the neighborhood into a global marketplace offering African, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion. Open noon till 8 PM, and till 10 PM on Saturday.
Kids can enjoy face painting and crafts at the Children’s Village.
Bring the family to Aviator Sports for rides & more.
Hop onto one of 6 different tours at the fabulous Brooklyn Navy Yard this Memorial Day weekend.
Saturday, May 25, 2013: Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour
Don’t miss this very special foray into one of Brooklyn’s most fascinating corners: the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Memorable.
Sunday, May 26, 2013: Bike Special – Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour
Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2013: Yard Inspection Tour
Step into the shoes of an inspector in-training on this Yard-wide adventure! Follow clues through the Yard to uncover its hidden treasures. Search for industrial cranes, street lamps powered by wind and the sun, and much, much more on this hands-on guided Yard-wide family tour/Appropriate for children ages 6 to 13 and their parents.
11 – 4 on weekends only, through June 23,2013
From the website: On Sunday morning, May 26th, the skirl of bagpipes will awaken the residents of Manhattan Avenue. They will signal the approach of a Veterans Memorial Parade from the St. Stanislaus Memorial American Legion Post to St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Church for a “Massing of the Colors” and Memorial Mass for all Veterans, living and deceased. Co-sponsored by the Legion Post #1771, Lexington Council #293 of the Knights of Columbus, The Slovak Club and The Polonia Club.
As poignant as can be, Brooklyn’s many local memorials to the large fallen of 9/11 range from the Wall of Remembrance at Coney Island’s MCU Stadium, to modest street names changed in honor of a lost neighborhood resident.
2:30 TO 5:00 PM
Outdoor Free Concert; Bring a Picnic Blanket
Green-Wood’s annual Memorial Day concert has become a true neighborhood favorite. This year Green-Wood celebrates 15 years of bringing Memorial Day music to visitors from all over the area. The concert features the ISO Symphonic Band, founded in 1995 to sponsor talented students throughout New York City. Each year the concert features the works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, and many others.
Bring a blanket and enjoy this early summer performance. Food and refreshments will be on sale all day. The concert is a free event. Groups should register in advance.
Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn, NY
Get Tickets for The Shins’s upcoming concert with Man Man at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn on 26 May 2013 at 5:30 PM.
Have a great holiday weekend! Go out and enjoy!
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