A Memorial Day Weekend to remember!

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Take in the tunes of decades past during your long weekend in the Ridge!

Start your weekend by parading over to the Brooklyn Firefly (7003 Third Ave. at Ovington Avenue), where you can hear the Grand Street Stompers pound out some New Orleans-style hot jazz that would be at home in the 1920s. The free, two-hour show kicks off on Friday night at 8 pm.

On Saturday night, fly 40 years into the musical future at Greenhouse Café (7713 Third Ave. between 77th and 78th streets), where the Fried Chicken band will perform a free show of classic rock hits from the 1960s and ’70s, beginning at 10 pm.

The next night, saunter to the Owl’s Head (479 74th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues) for the Bay Ridge Poets Society’s monthly open mic night, which is open to poets, musicians, writers, and thespians. There is no cover fee, so you can spend your cash on a cup — or a bottle! — of wine, a beer, or a plate of charcuterie. The creative types will take the stage at 7:30 pm.

On your day off work, honor the soldiers who made it possible by marching to Brooklyn’s 151st annual Memorial Day Parade, which sets off from 78th Street and Third Avenue at 11 am. The West Point Army Band will travel alongside the military school’s superintendent, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr. — who is also the parade’s Grand Marshal — up to Marine Avenue and over to Fourth Avenue before ending at John Paul Jones Park (101st Street at Fourth Avenue) for a Memorial Day service.

Once Memorial Weekend is over, you can use your memory for trivia! Wednesday night, visit Lock Yard (9221 Fifth Ave. between 92nd and 94th streets) for the its weekly trivia contest and its 16 taps of craft beer. Saddle up to the bar at 8 pm.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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