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Barclays Center releases May 2024 calendar: eight ticketed events, plus free APPI Night Market. Unmentioned: five graduation ceremonies.

The Barclays Center on Monday circulated its May 2024 event calendar, with just eight ticketed events: three concerts and five WNBA New York Liberty games.

Also listed on the May Community Notice below is third annual free AAPI Night Market, from 6-9 pm on Monday, May 13. (The arena website says 6:30 pm). "Celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander community with complimentary food from local vendors, music by Barclays Center’s own DJay Jung, performances & more." Click here to RSVP.

As in previous months of May, they had to leave some dates open to accommodate a potential playoff run for the Brooklyn Nets, but the Nets didn't even make the playoffs.

Graduation ceremonies

While last year the arena has returned to listing, at least in the calendar shared with the community, non-public events like graduation ceremonies, this year it did not.

I pieced a list together, with five events this month, and two for June. (This may not be comprehensive.) The information is worth sharing, so neighbors know when there might be crowds, especially early in the morning.

May 16: Long Island University Brooklyn, Global, Hudson & College of Pharmacy; student line up at 8:30 am (Dean Street entrance), event at 9:30 am

May 16: NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 4 pm

May 24: Brooklyn College, 9 am

May 28: Baruch College, doors open at 7:30 am for 9 am commencement ceremony

May 28: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 3:30 pm (ceremony start time)

There are also two listed for June.

June 5: Borough of Manhattan Community College, graduates must arrive by 7:30 a.m. and enter at
Dean Street

June 5: New York City College of Technology (aka City Tech), line up at 2 pm and procession at 4 pm

May 2023 calendar

As I wrote, the May 2023 calendar had just six ticketed events, plus four graduation ceremonies (in two days).

I counted two double-commencement days: May 18 for NYU Tandon and Long Island University, and May 30 for Baruch College and Hunter College, starting at 7:30 am and 8 am respectively.