Beaches open and Coney Island rides are open weekends. The Library Cafe is open Sunday only from 10 am-4 pm, closed Monday and opens Tuesday 1 pm. Commencement is Tuesday. All the 4 bathrooms in the Library Cafe are closed. In Whitehead’s lobby one stool is usable and missing a door and the elevator is out. All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free. If it sounds too good, then check with the venue. Many are bars so check if under age. If you can’t drink you might be able to eat there.
Saturday, May 27: Literati, 8 pm, 10 ($8 in advance). Comedians in character perform hilarious readings, making for a show that promises to be sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes include wigs. Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.
Secret Mausoleum Club, The Rub, 10 pm, $10 before midnight, $15 after. The infamous dance party with soul, hip hop, funk and techno. Bell House, 149 Seventh St. at Third Avenue. Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood Cemetery open selected mausoleums for an extraordinary series of intimate after-hours immersive experiences, with inspiring performances and a historic persona or two, 9 pm, 21+, $100. Green-Wood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.
Sunday, May 28: Sun Gaze, join the Amateur Astronomers Association to gaze at the central star of our solar system with special scopes. 1-4 pm, Pier I at 70th St, on the west side of Manhattan. Best of BAMKids FilmAfrica film, 2 pm, $7 ($10 or adults) as part of BAM’s annual DanceAfrica celebration. BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave. between Lafayatte Avenue and Hanson Place. Dark Spots, 8:30 pm, $10 ($8 in advance). Comedians perform their darkest, saddest, and most traumatic – but still funny – material. Union Hall, 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue.
Several Days: The Rites of Spring” Pier Art Show, see last weekend. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-6 pm. DanceAfrica Festival, Music in Motion, Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? see last weekend.
Monday, May 29: Hot diggity, the first 150 people in line will get a free dog, the rest will have to shell out $4.25 for the eight-inch, all-beef frankfurters. The news reported a recall of some hot dog brands. Noon at Feltman’s of Coney Island (Surf Avenue at W. 10th Street in Coney Island.
Memorial Day; College is closed. Memorial Day Parade, 11 am, from 78th St. and Third Ave., along Third Ave. to Marine Ave., up to Fourth Ave. and over to John Paul Jones Park on 101st St. and Fourth Ave. for the memorial service. All marchers will enter the park in formation to pass in review by the grandstand. Marchers will then be directed to a location on the field for the ceremony. NOTE: There will be no band performances in front of the grandstand and no solicitation or campaigning along the parade route.