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5 Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend

The forecast calls for rain -- and fun!

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Relish Monday Night Barbecue

This hip Williamsburg "dining car" adheres to Memorial Day tradition with a barbecue on the patio. They'll be serving up grilled favorites like burgers and corn on the cob, and more ambitious dishes like whole cornish hens. Chow down, and knock back a few "Green Lawns" (vodka, lemon-lime juice, fresh mint, soda) while taking in the view of Slick's motorcycle shop across the street.
Relish, 225 Wyth Ave., Williamsburg, 718-963-4546

New York Yankees

The skies are bound to stay clear for at least one of the Bronx Bombers' home games this weekend, right? Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Yanks take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The big game is on Memorial Day proper, when those damned Boston Red Sox saunter into town. For tickets and more information, go to the Yankees' web site.

Fleet Week

It's not just about snagging a sailor. The Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum at 46th Street and the Hudson River plays home to more than a dozen docked battleships and air craft carriers, most of which are open to the public free of charge, through Tuesday May 27. So if you see a man or woman dressed in white from head to toe and wearing a cute little cap, give 'em a kiss and thank 'em for a job well done. And then go see where they work...
Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, Pier 86 at Twelfth Avenue and 46th St., 212-245-0072.

Central Park in Blue

Chances are the weather's going to prevent you from actually going to Central Park, but you can still enjoy the splendor of Vaux and Olmsted's creation at the Museum of the City of New York's tribute to the patch of grass's 150th birthday. The museum is staying open on Monday in honor of Memorial Day.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd St., 212-534-1672

24-Hour Play Festival

For the second straight year the Poetry Project presents its one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, in which a group of writers, directors, and actors have less than 24 hours to conceive, write, rehearse and stage a series of original ten-minute plays. At 8pm on Monday evening, you get to check out the madcap results.
St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th St., 212-674-6377. For more information, visit the .


Related:

  • Articles by Matt Dobkin
  • From the May 20, 2005 issue of New York
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