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The 10 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn on Memorial Day

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Dance your face off with DJ Ali Coleman (#6)

1. Plan for a cruelty-free feast at Haymarket’s Vegan Memorial Day Sale, with 10 percent off all BBQ supplies, plus treats by pop-up vendors Ponycakes, Brooklyn Whiskers, and Yeah Dawg. (Haymarket’s Corner, FREE)

2. Compete for swag prizes at Syndicated’s Downeast Cider Popup, featuring an oh-so-challenging single-hole putt-putt course, plus cider cocktails and a special cider-infused meal. (Syndicated BK, FREE)

3. Gorge and groove and gorge again at the YES Memorial Day BBQ // Pig Roast & Dance Party, with tunes by Tunico, Bonzai, and Saint Glock. (House of Yes, FREE)

4. Find some splendor in the grass at Green-Wood’s 18th annual Memorial Day Concert, with a performance by the ISO Symphonic Band followed by a holiday-specific trolley ride. (Green-Wood Cemetery, $20)

5. Get freaky at Sideshows by the Seashore, a 10-in-one continuous roster of human wonders and curiosities, including Betty Bloomerz, Alejandro Dubois, Leo The Human Gumby, Zoe Ziegfeld, Nola Star, and Mr. Strange. (Coney Island USA, $10)

6. Dance the day away at Beats & BBQ: The Mid-Spring Fling, with soulful music spun by DJ Jose G, Ali Coleman, Siren, Eddie S the Dancing DJ, and more. (LP n Harmony, FREE)

7. Keep it simple (and cheap!) at the Freddy’s Memorial Day BBQ, with $2 and $4 beer specials all day. (Freddy’s Bar, FREE)

8. Giggle through the evening at Side Ponytail Comedy Show, with Jon Laster, Sue Funke, Nat Towsen, Kristin Manna, and Alejandro Morales. (Over the Eight, FREE)

9. Get real dark at the season finale of Charming Disaster’s Murder Ballad Mondays, featuring ghoulish folk tunes from Kenwyn Dapo, Debe Dalton, Don Paris Schlotman, Carl Banks, and Alexa Dexa. (Branded Saloon, FREE)

10. Or lighten up at Night Train With Wyatt Cenac, full of funny folks like Sasheer Zamata, Baratunde Thurston, Nick Turner, and Rob Cantrell. (Littlefield, $5)

Happy Memorial Day!

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