Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day weekend in Brooklyn

 Memorial Day weekend is upon — and if you're sticking around town, there's plenty to do.

Check out our guides to weekend festivities, including DanceAfrica at BAM (pictured), Green-Wood Cemetery festivities, and a Luna Park birthday party; a roundup of Brooklyn's best beer gardens, since it's finally stopped raining so that you can finally grab a drink outdoors; and a preview of what's in store at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 starting Saturday.

Also, for a traditional Memorial Day, here's a look at the parades happening in a neighborhood near you:

Canarsie Memorial Day Parade
May 30 at 10 am
Start: Canarsie Cemetery (Remsen Avenue and Avenue K)

Gerritsen Beach Memorial Day Parade
May 30 at 10 am
Start: Plumb Second Street and Whitney Avenue

May 29 at 9 am
Start: Manhattan Avenue and Driggs Avenue

Bay Ridge Memorial Day Parade
May 30 at 11 am
Start: 87th Street and Third Avenue


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