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BP Weekender: Six things to do in Brooklyn May 20-22

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Rooftop Films will celebrate the start of its 26th season at Green-Wood Cemetery on May 20, one of many things to do in Brooklyn this weekend.
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Friday, May 20 

This is What We Mean by Short Films: Rooftop Films will open its 26th summer series with a night of live music and a line-up of shorts that came out over the past year. Head to Green-Wood Cemetery for an opening night celebration, featuring pre-show music by J. Hoard and a special post-screening performance by New York Liberty’s Timeless Torches — the Big Apple’s favorite over-40 dance group — who are featured in Quitting Time, one of the evening’s short films.

$16. 7:35 pm. Green-Wood Cemetery at 500 25th St. at the intersection of Fifth Avenue in Greenwood Heights. 

Saturday, May 21 

NIA 5K Community Run and Walk: Want to spend your Saturday getting some fresh air and doing some good? Run or walk to raise funds for expanded food access and health services and and give kids an opportunity to go to summer camp, while taking in the sights and sounds of the Shore Road Promenade.

$15. 8 am. American Veterans Memorial Pier, at Bay Ridge Avenue near the intersection of Shore Road in Bay Ridge. 

Coney Island Scavenger Hunt: Search for clues to solve the mystery of the Riegelmann Boardwalk that is rooted in Coney Island history. Good for friends and families of all sizes.

$25. 1-4 pm. Meet outside of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, 1310 Surf Ave. between Stillwell Avenue and W. 15th Street in Coney Island. 

Abba 70s Glitter Disco: Gimme gimme gimme! Pull your glittery vintage out of the wardrobe and dance the night away to the Swedish Beatles that the world didn’t know it needed. 

$20. 10 pm. Quantum Brooklyn at 177 Second Ave., between 13th and 14th streets in Red Hook. 

Sunday, May 22

Oyster Fest: Stop by Brooklyn Crab on Sunday to celebrate the return of a fishy fun festival that offers unlimited oysters, beer tastings and wine pairings that’s taken a hiatus since 2019. Those who buy tickets get unlimited oysters, according to the event page, and those who don’t “get the shell.”

$75. 2-5 pm. Brooklyn Crab at 24 Reed Street between Conover and Van Brunt streets in Red Hook. 

Powerhouse Musical Storytime: Catch New York City musician Willie Devargas as he reads his brand-new childrens book, Teddy, about a toddler who wakes up to find his teddy bear missing, and sings his accompanying song. 

Free. 1-2 pm. Powerhouse Books at Industry City Building 2, 238 36th St. between Second and Third avenues in Sunset Park.

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