Here’s your guide to local events for the next week. And you can always reference our full events calendar here.
Parades and Festivals
May 25, 11am
78th Street and Third Avenue to John Paul Jones (Cannonball) Park
First organized in 1867 and held in Bay Ridge since 1992, the Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade is one of the oldest commemorating the service of those that have died serving in the armed forces. The parade will make it’s way south from 78th Street and Third Avenue to Marine Avenue, then east to Fourth Avenue, then south until it reaches John Paul Jones (Cannonball) Park for a 21-gun salute.
May 31, Noon to 6pm
Fifth Avenue from 69th to 85th Streets
The annual spring festival on Fifth Avenue, featuring funnel cake, diabetic socks, Maloik cards and more.
Includes the pizza-eating contest at Rocco’s (7818 Fifth Avenue) at 3pm.
Now through June 28
The annual Storefront Art Walk (SAW) gives artists the chance to work with merchants to create art that has an aesthetic connection to its surroundings. Storefronts along Fifth Avenue will exhibit these works, offering Bay Ridge residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the visual arts and explore the dialogue between commerce, art, and community.
For details, see our recap from earlier this week.
Film, Music, Theater and Opera
Regina Opera presents Carmen
May 23 and 24, 3pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium, 5902 Sixth Avenue
Southern Brooklyn’s local opera company brings Bizet’s hit-tunes tragedy to OLPH. General admission $26, seniors/students $21, teens $5, children under 12 free.
Park Slope Singers Concert
May 30, 3pm
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 Fourth Avenue
Art on the Corner’s month of choral music continues with this concert from this 20-year-old community choir.
The Bay Ridge Poets Society
May 31, 7pm
Owl’s Head Wine Bar, 479 74th Street
The monthly open-mic series welcomes more than just poets: short-story writers, songwriters, whatever.
All photos by Hey Ridge.