City Beaches Open and Rockaways Beach (Queens) restored from the storm.
Brazilian Rhythms DanceAfrica celebrates the African culture through dance, music, and film at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street, http://www.bam.org, Saturday, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday, 3 pm, Monday, 3 pm, $20-$55 (half price for ages 16 and younger). Roller skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park, http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/brooklyn-bridge-park. Alley Pond Park Adventure Course (Queens), the course features a zip-line, human swingshot, a climbing wall, and more. It’s free on Sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/adventure-course. Madison Square Park Art Installation, Manhattan as you stroll under this reflective canopy that wraps around the park’s Oval Lawn. Forest Park (Queens) from birding to magic shows, come to Forest Park this weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forest-park/events
Learn about nocturnal animals in Central Park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife
interactive art show featuring free ice cream cones the color of the sunset. http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/drifting-in-daylight
Bryant Park Juggling 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Manhattan. Summer Sports Experience 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. at Chelsea Field, Chelsea Park, Manhattan.
Sunday: Governor’s Island Reopening Day, free, govisland.com. Family Fun Festival, featuring kid-friendly arts and crafts, music, theater performances, and games there is a free ferry near the Staten Island Ferry. http://www.villagevoice.com/events/governors-island-reopening-day-5340596/. Words Sunday: Celebrating Brooklyn’s diversity, “Words Sunday” brings writers from a variety of backgrounds—gay and straight, Black and White, native-born and immigrant to perform and recite their work at POP-UP, 351 Tompkins Ave. between Madison and Monroe Streets, Sunday, May 24, 4–6 pm, Sunday, June 7, 4–6 pm. Night Lights at Wave Hill (Bronx) 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Take in The Lightening: a Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, an immersive, plein-air installation by acclaimed artist by Chris Doyle, with music by composer Jeremy Turner, recorded by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to see Chris Doyle: Landscape Fictions. Visit The Shop, The Café and the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory, and enjoy informal piano performances in Wave Hill House. This evening’s pianist is Janice Friedman. Same-day tickets for Night Lights at Wave Hill: $25/$20 Wave Hill Member/$12 children. Purchase tickets in advance and save $2. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Rain or shine. Tickets available online and onsite.
Monday: Memorial Day in Prospect Park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/memorial-day-in-prospect-park. Memorial Day Commemoration as re-enactors and musicians lead a procession to Green-Wood’s Civil War Soldiers’ Lot, followed by a concert by the ISO Symphonic Band. Also a trolley tour with historian Jeff Richman featuring some of the Cemetery’s highlights and veteran connections at Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street,www.green-wood.com/toursevents, 11 am–6 pm, free, trolley tour $15.