Poltergeist; Opens in theaters
Can the remake of the 1982 supernatural horror live up to the original? The smart cast ensemble (including Sam Rockwell) inspires confidence.
Fleet Week; Various times and prices.
It’s that mari-time of year where you can show your love for members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corp during their downtime in NYC.
Tomorrowland; Opens in theaters
Brad Bird is the animation genius who smartened up the genre with The Incredibles. He’s made a decent run in live action as well (Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol); his latest effort stars George Clooney and looks like a popcorn-munching fantasy.
Permission; Lucille Lortel Theatre, West Village, 8pm. $69–$85.
His splendidly rude Hand to God is currently running on Broadway, and now Robert Askins has a new religious satire in which a couple tries to live by the rules.
"Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960–1971"; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Midtown West, 10:30am. $25.
Before she “broke up" the Beatles, Yoko Ono was an artist with considerable reputation as a conceptual and performance artist. MoMA examines Ono and her work in the years prior to her celebrity status.
Intrepid Summer Movie Series: Top Gun; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Hell's Kitchen, 7:30pm.
Head to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s inaugural summer films series show with everybody’s favorite Navy movie (Top Gun, duh).
Lower East Side Festival of the Arts; Theater for the New City, East Village, Various times. Free.
The 20-year-old artist collective is still free and as weird as ever, with LES poets playwrights and acts by troupes including Suspended Cirque, Rod Rodgers Dance Company and Baba Kunle, to name a few.
The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum; Location TBA, Contact site to request a free visit.
Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan were two of the best skaters in the early 1990s, and now their controversial legend lives on in this Kickstarter-funded project with a collection open for anyone to see.
Jeppe Hein, "Please Touch the Art"; Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights, 6am–1am. Free.
Hein's innovative work is not just set in a public space, it welcomes visitors to engage with it in the most playful way.
Night Lights; Wave Hill, the Bronx, 6:30pm. $25.
Fun fact: Did you know 2015 was named International Year of Light? This year's show features Chris Doyle's new, luminous outdoor installation, The Lightening: A Project for Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden.
Mad Max: Fury Road; In theaters
Writer-director George Miller hits the post-apocalyptic wasteland once again with a reboot of the revolutionary series, this time with Tom Hardy in the lead role.
Yayoi Kusama, “Give Me Love”; David Zwirner. Free.
Polka-dotted pumpkins, paintings "obliterate" by applying colored stickers on the walls are al part of the mix in the artists latest show.
When Marnie Was There; Opens in theaters
If this ends up being the final bit of magic from the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki and animators at Japan's Studio Ghibli, they're going out on a note of pure effervescence, via a tale of adolescent awakening.
Shilpa Ray + James Chance; Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg, 8pm. $15, advance $12.
Punk-caberet chanteuse Ray celebrates the excellent Last Year's Savages, her latest set of harmonium-driven black-comedian dirges, with help from a No Wave legend.
The Color Run; Citi Field, Queens, 9am. $55 team runner, $60 individual.
Many events are described as colorful, but this one really is. Billing itself as the "happiest 5K on the planet," the Color Run isn't a competitive race. Participants kick off in 15-minute intervals between 9 and 10:15am and can take their own sweet time to cross the finish line.
Smorgasburg; Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11am. Free.
Nosh like no one's watching once again at the weekly foodie fair full of artisanal goodies like gluten-free baked goods and oysters.
DanceAfrica Bazaar; Asland Pl and Lafayette Ave, Free.
Celebrate the many cultures of the second-largest continent with this diverse marketplace featuring 180 fashion, food and crafts vendors.
Locals Summer Kickoff Party; Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Rockaways, 7pm. Free.
Music by Oriental BLVD and food from Tacoway Beach will keep you going through the night as you rock out under the (almost) summer sky.
LIC Flea & Food; Long Island City, 10am. Free.
Vintage lovers will enjoy this open-air bazaar, which organizers hope will become Queens’ answer to the Brooklyn Flea.
Mysteryland; Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, day pass $109-$229, weekend $214-$369.
Don’t stop grooving this Memorial Day weekend at the U.S. edition of the world’s longest-running dance-music festival. Electronic bands and DJs—including AudioFly, AndHim and Diplo—take the stages in Bethel Woods, home to the legendary Woodstock festival.
Governors Island; Opens for the season
Hop on a ferry for the opening weekend, with a family festival today featuring live performances by Arm of the Sea, Story Pirates and more from 12pm–4pm.
Lazer Zoo; Highline Ballroom, Chelsea, 2pm. $15.
If you want a wild, wild Sunday, head to Highline Ballroom, one of our favorite venues in Chelsea. A professionally designed Lazer Zoo will make you scramble about like a monkey to beat your opponents.
The Muppet Vault: Miss Piggy's Moi-Morial Parade; Union Hall, Park Slope, 7:30pm. $8.
The Memorial weekend party hosted by the wonderfully geeky Muppet fan site Tough Pig is right in time for the upcoming ABC premiering this fall.
Craig Robinson; Carolines on Broadway, Midtown West, 7:30pm. $53 plus two-drink minimum.
Prepare to be blown away by the Hot Tub Time Machine star’s musical and comedy talents at Carolines.