All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. Public Beaches open so head to Brighton Beach and Coney Island to people-watch; Rockaway Beach to surf; and Orchard Beach to observe its range of wildlife 10 am-6 pm https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/beaches
This weekend: new ride the Endeavor at Luna Park, Coney Island. Roode Hoek, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Annual Spring Pier Show, DanceAfrica 2016, Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum, see last weekend fleetweeknewyork.com.
Saturday May 28: the following events are in Coney Island. 5-cent hot dogs at Nathan’s, 11 am-2 pm only, Surf & Stillwell Ave. Dreamland Plaza holding live auditions for performers, those selected for the series will receive a small stipend for their performance as well as tickets to participating amusements, 12-3 pm, West 12th Street and the Boardwalk. Cotton Candy Festival and a Dunk Tank on site, $1 from each Cotton Candy and beer sold will go to the Coney Island History Project, 12-6 pm, 1904 Surf Ave. Steeplechase Saturday Music Series, 4-8 pm, 1904 Surf Ave.
CIUSA & The King and Queen of The Mermaid Parade ’15 Present: Rock At The Beach, 10 pm, rock music, a new series of shows, at the Shooting Gallery also local punk/hip hop heroes REBELMATIC and others 10 pm-1am, $15 1214 Surf Ave.
Sunday May 29: Wasabassco’s Pirate Show, Arr! No booty be safe at this burlesque show on the high seas of striptease, 9 pm, $25 ($35 VIP), Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. Nocturnal Wildlife in Marine Park, 9–10:30 pm, New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle, Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd Street and Avenue U. Hike the Blue Trail, 10 am–3 pm. The Greenbelt hike begins at the entrance of Seaview Hospital (460 Brielle Avenue) and ends at Staten Island Boulevard (behind Petrides School). This is a one-way hike, approximately 12 miles, 460 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island. Studio of the Vanities with Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop’s discusses his photographs of Africa’s creative class. Followed by a rooftop reception, 4:30 pm, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl. between Hansen Place and Lafayette Avenue, check price with BAM. Spring Fling ’98 is a celebration of all that was dope about being a teen in the ’90s, with cover bands, trivia, and a dance party, 6:30 pm, Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Street, $10. Obstacle Course at Alley Pond Park Adventure Course in Queens with trust fall stations, climbing walls, human swingshot, every Sunday through November 6 at 9:30 am and 1 pm https://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/adventure-course/free-sundays
Monday May 30: Memorial Day Parades in the five boroughs, including the famous Little Neck–Douglaston parade in Queens and Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade begins at 87th Street and Third Avenue. Memorial Day Music, 3 pm, the Johnny Guitar Trio at Steeplechase Beer Garden, 1904 Surf Ave.
In the parks: barbecue in the park, only allowed in designated areas https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/barbecue
free movie night in the park https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/film concerts in the park https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/concerts
Sports clinics for kids https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/keyword%20summer%20sports%20experience/f2016-05-28/t2016-05-30
Honor our fallen soldiers and discover memorials in parks that honor those who served our country https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/history/veterans