Some events on the bottom are for several days. Saturday: Governors Island Opens for the Season. All Day Event See Coney Island events under ongoing near the bottom.
Sunday: World’s Fair Train Show, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. This event repeats every day between 5/24/2014 and 5/26/. Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden (additional fee applies). Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Queens.
Monday: Memorial Day Concert, 2:30 p.m. free, Green-Wood Cemetery with stately gothic architecture and rolling meadows. The ISO Symphonic Band performing works by Leonard Bernstein, Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and other “permanent residents” of Green-Wood. Historian Jeff Richman also leads a special edition trolley tour. Be sure to bring along a picnic blanket: Food and drinks are available during the show. Karaoke on the Boardwalk, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, 059 West 12th Street. Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends on the Boardwalk in front of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park on Memorial Day.
Ongoing or several days: The Face of Steeplechase Park, Coney Island History Project, 3059 West 12th Street. The Coney Island History Project’s first special exhibit of the season will be “The Face of Steeplechase Park: Gams, Garters, and Stockings!” May 24 – May 26, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Admission is free of charge.
Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of beach season in the City, and there are plenty of sunbathing and swimming spots open for public recreation. Head to Brighton Beach and Coney Island to people-watch; Rockaway Beach to surf; and Orchard Beach to observe its range of wildlife. Starting on May 24, lifeguards are on duty daily from 10am to 6pm. Kings County Fair at Aviators Sports (past Kings Plaza) till May 26. Fleet Week till May 27. The public can tour ships docked along Manhattan’s Pier 92 and the Homeport Pier in Stapleton, Staten Island; view military demonstrations; see firsthand the current capabilities of the maritime services; and enjoy musical performances from the sailors and marines themselves—with many events held at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The schedule is still coalescing, so for updates.
Parades: The City honors our fallen heroes with parades all over the five boroughs. The Little Neck–Douglaston parade in Queens is reputedly the largest. You can also follow Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade (147 years old!), which begins at 87th Street and Third Avenue. In Manhattan, head uptown for a smaller parade in Inwood, which begins at Dyckman Street and Broadway. Check the City’s events calendar for a full list of events and start times. Free Tours by Foot (Central Park and more) 12:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from May 25 until October 1 @ Central Park. Each tour is pay-what-you-will after you’ve completed your walk. Rooftop Films Summer Series, 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 16, $13-$23, “Residents of New York”. 0:00 a.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until June 19 @ Washington Square Park, free.


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