Weekend Events

Send in your most interesting term papers, photos or videos for us to post. RobinQhood @ yahoo.com Most events are in Manhattan unless noted. Saturday: Brooklyn College Graduation Recital, Early Baroque to Jazz with Shirel Gidekel-Mezzo Soprano Roosevelt Hall  Studio 312 3rd floor 8-9 pm free, light refreshments.                                        New York Aquarium Reopening. There was damage from Super storm Sandy and a partial reopening of its 14-acre campus. Back in working order are Glover’s Reef, exhibitions in Conservation Hall, the outdoor spaces of Sea Cliffs (including walrus, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and penguins) as well as a newly remodeled Aqua Theater that features a new sea lion demonstration. GIA’s 9th Annual Family Festival 12–4p.m. Live music, blow gigantic bubbles clowns at the Governors Island Alliance’s 9th Annual Family Festival. It’s a free and creative arts and harbor education-focused jamboree. Nolan Park, Governors Island free ferry next to the Staten Island Ferry.                                  Historic New York: The World’s Fair 1p.m. Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City.  Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks.  Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. Rockaway Barrier Painting Design Competition 2–6 p.m. This event repeats every day between 5/25/2013 and 5/26/2013. Meet at the Dome to view the proposals and cast your vote for the Rockaway Barrier Painting Design Competition.  The barriers will be placed along Shore Front Parkway from Beach 74th to Beach 107th Street to protect bicyclists and pedestrians.  Volunteers will help paint designs on the barriers later this summer. Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Beach, Queens.                          Beaches open Saturday. The City boasts 14 miles of beaches. While Staten Island and Brooklyn remain the most beach-rich boroughs, Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens all have something special to bring to the table- including fishing, waterfront beer gardens and picnicking on Governors Island. Lifeguards are on duty 10am–6pm during the season. Sunday: Memorial Day Parade is a time to honor those citizens who’ve served the United States in times of war. The Little Neck–Douglaston parade in Queens is reputedly the largest. You can also follow Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade (over 145 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. Food Truck Rally at Grand Army Plaza. It is the first and third Sundays.  Grand Army Plaza near the arch and library in Brooklyn.  Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum salute to heroes till May 28. It includes film screenings, interactive displays, live performances and the ship’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. Programming highlights include a screening of Top Gun, performances by The Voice’s Angie Johnson, and the USO Show Troupe. All Memorial Day Weekend programming is free see events list at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/. One Intrepid Square, Twelfth Ave. & 46th St. (12 Av/46 St).

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