Sunday, May 24, 2009

Brooklyn Memorial Day Events

Staying in Brooklyn on Memorial Day? We are, too. We're thinking picnic, maybe at Green-Wood. (See the event listed below.)

There's lots of other relaxing Memorial Day happenings here in Brooklyn -- here's a few we dug up:

Memorial Day Events in Brooklyn

142nd Memorial Day Parade: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Parade kicks off at 11am on Third Ave. & 87th St. Route along Third to Marine Ave. to 4th Ave. and over to 101st Street at John Paul Jones Park. Ceremony immediately following the parade. Third Avenue & 8th Street, Brooklyn. 917-873-1508

Canarsie Memorial Day Parade: 11:30 am- 5:00 pm. 92nd Street & Conklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Green-Wood Memorial Day Concert: 2 p.m. Green-Wood Historic Fund presents the ISO Symphonic Band under the direction of its founder Brian Worsdale. The concert will feature works by Green-wood residents Leonard Bernstein, Louis Gottschalk and fred Ebb, as well as a tribute to the history of Green-Wood Cemetery. Bring a folding chair, a blanket and a picnic lunch. Cookout food, snacks and drinks, as well as Historic Fund books and apparel will be for sale. Free.

DanceAfrica 2009 at BAM: May 24 & 25 at 3pm
A Memorial Day weekend tradition, DanceAfrica is packed with dance, music, art, and film events—plus the DanceAfrica outdoor Bazaar.

DanceAfrica Bazaar: Mon, May 25, 12noon—7pm
Lafayette Ave and Ashland Place. Over 250 vendors from around the world converge on the streets surrounding BAM, transforming the neighborhood into a global marketplace offering Africa, Caribbean, and African-American food, crafts, and fashion.

Human Powered Amusement Park and Funhouse: 6 p.m. Cyclone runs on human muscle and clever tricks. Soar to death-defying heights, spin, splash, and float over a sea of smiling faces. Join the 'carnies' and help make rides possible for everyone. Sideshows galore! 632 Grand Street in Williamsburg.

Street Fair: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. East 21 St. between Foster Ave. and Farragut Rd.

Cyclone Coasters West 10th Street Festival: 10:00 am- 11:00 pm. West 10th STreet between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk.

Graham Ave, BID Sidewalk Sale: 10:00 am- 7:00 pm. Graham Ave. between Broadway and Boerum Street.

5th Ave. Sidewalk Sale: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fifth Ave. between 38 and 64 St.

Tour Victorian Brooklyn Heights, with Friendly Native New Yorker Tours. 12:45 p.m. Meets in front of Borough Hall. 2 spots left — RSVP deadline: May 25, 2009 11:00 a.m.

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1 comment:

Irina said...

Parade kicks off at 11 AM on 87th Street and Third Ave. goes to Marine Ave. then up to Fourth Ave. and over to John Paul Jones Park, for a ceremony that includes a Wreath Laying, Flag Raising, Playing of Taps by Richard Cuccurullo and Keanu Manning from the Fort Hamilton HS Band, and a 21 gun-salute by Soldiers from the US Army Fort Hamilton Garrison.