What to Do in New York This Memorial Day Weekend – The New York Times

Brooklyn Academy of Music

The Rwandan dance troupe Inganzo Ngari during rehearsals. The group is making its United States debut this weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.CreditAndrew White for The New York Times

In remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, the DanceAfrica festival and its artistic director, Abdel R. Salaam, have dedicated the performance portion of this year’s festival, running through Monday, to that African country. Gia Kourlas talked with Mr. Salaam ahead of the premiere of his new work for the festival, “Rwanda Reborn: The Remix.” More information: bam.org

Various Channels


Kristen Bell in a new revival of “Veronica Mars,” debuting July on Hulu.CreditMichael Desmond/Hulu

Our TV critic Mike Hale offers 22 new and returning TV shows to put on your calendar this season, from “Veronica Mars” on Hulu to “Stranger Things” on Netflix. In all, more than 50 new and old shows are premiering over the next three months.

Metropolitan Museum of Art


“An Imperial Celebration of Autumn Foliage,” from the 17th century. These Genji album leaves, mounted as hanging scrolls, are attributed to Mitsuyoshi, and are included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “The Tale of Genji” exhibition.CreditHarvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Roberta Smith reviews “‘The Tale of Genji’: A Japanese Classic Illuminated,” a glorious exhibition of art works inspired by a “narratively rich saga of life and love at the Japanese imperial court.” The show is as sumptuous and seductive as the Japanese novel that begot it. More information: metmuseum.org.

In Theaters Nationwide


Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, “Booksmart.”CreditAnnapurna Pictures

Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever are a classic comedy duo in Olivia Wilde’s feature film directorial debut. A.O. Scott calls it “a fast, brainy, nasty-but-nice teenage comedy.”

New York and Beyond

There’s plenty to do in the city this weekend, including Fleet Week NYC events, a free Memorial Day concert at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn (with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein) and the Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade in honor of fallen soldiers. It’s also a great time to catch up on some of the cultural offerings you’ve missed over the last season — or two. Choose your adventure — whether it’s reading about what our critics plan to read this summer or finally making it to the multiplex for “Avengers: Endgame” — from some of our suggestions below: