THE MOST exciting EVENTS
As lifelong New Yorkers, we know that May is one of the best times to be in the city. The weather is finally warming up, and the city is coming alive with exciting events and happenings. In this article, we'll share some of the most exciting things
to do in New York City this May
MAY IN NEW YORK CITY: FESTIVALS & PERFORMANCES
One of the biggest art festivals of the month is the Frieze Art Fair,
which takes place May 17-21, 2023 at The Shed (Hudson Yards)
. This four-day event features over 60 galleries from 27 countries showcasing the best in contemporary art.
Another must-see festival in May is the DanceAfrica
, which takes place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
May 26-29, 2023. This festival celebrates African dance, music, and culture, with performances by some of the best dancers and musicians from around the world.
MAY IN NEW YORK CITY: NEW (RE) OPENINGS
Century 21: A Fashionable Comeback.
After a temporary closure of almost 3 years, Century 21, the iconic discount department store, will make a triumphant return to the heart of the city. Located in Lower Manhattan, this popular shopping destination offers incredible deals on designer brands, making it a favorite among savvy shoppers. You can browse through their wide range of clothing, accessories, and home goods to snag some fantastic bargains while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
The Remodeled Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue: Tiffany & Co.
, the world-renowned jeweler, has recently undergone a breathtaking transformation of its flagship store on Fifth Avenue. This remodeled Tiffany's is a must-visit for jewelry enthusiasts and design aficionados. Experience the elegant and modernized space while admiring their exquisite collection of diamonds, engagement rings, and iconic Tiffany Blue Boxes. Don't miss the opportunity to take a stroll down the legendary aisle, where Audrey Hepburn graced the screen in "Breakfast at Tiffany's.
MAY IN NEW YORK CITY: FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVALS
May is a great time for food and drink festivals in New York City. One of the biggest events of the month is the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
, which takes place on May 20 and 21, 2023. This festival features food from around the world, as well as live music and entertainment. (9th Ave between 42nd and 57th street)
For beer lovers, the Craft Brew Festival
is a must-see event. This festival features over 150 breweries from around the world, showcasing some of the best craft beer in the city. You will have two dates and two locations – Jersey City on May 5th, 2023, and Brooklyn Navy Yard on May 13th, 2023
If you love Japanese food and culture, don't miss the world's largest Japanese Food Festival
with two dates in May – May 20, 2023, in NoMad and May 21, 2023, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
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MAY IN NEW YORK CITY: SPORTING EVENTS
May is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, so why not attend a sporting event like a baseball game
at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field?
If you're looking for something more active, check out the TD Five Boro Bike Tour
, which takes place on Sunday, May 7, 2023. This 40-mile bike ride takes you through all five boroughs of the city and is a great way to see the city from a different perspective.
MAY IN NEW YORK CITY: SPECIAL DATES
Cinco de Mayo Celebrations:
Cinco de Mayo is a big celebration in New York City, with events happening all over. One of the biggest events is the Cinco de Mayo Street Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park
presented by Time Out Market. This festival features food, music, and dancing, and is a great way to celebrate Mexican culture.
The Met Gala:
The Met Gala is one of the biggest fashion events of the year, and this year, it takes place on Monday, May 1. The popular and extravagant event is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and features some of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment. People will line up along Fifth Ave to get a glimpse of their favorite idols sporting unique dresses.
: Fleet Week is a celebration of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The 35th annual Fleet Week takes place from May 24, 2023, to May 30, 2023
, and features a variety of events, including ship tours, military demonstrations, and parades.
The popular summer sunset event
happens twice a year usually in May and then again in July. The Museum of Natural History, and other experts, say we will have a half sunset on Tuesday, May 29, 2023 at 8:13pm + a full sunset on Wednesday, May 30, 2023 at 8:14pm – Get those cameras ready!
HOW TO PLAN YOUR MAY IN NYC ITINERARY
May is a bustling month
in New York City, with countless events and activities to choose from. Whether you're interested in art, food, music, or sports
, there is something for everyone. To make the most of your time, it's important to prioritize the events that interest you the most and plan your schedule accordingly. Don't forget to leave some free time for exploring the city on your own and soaking up the unique atmosphere that only New York City can offer.
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