What to do in New York in May 2024

Highlight of the month

Go cycling!

Go cycling! New York is becoming more and more bike-friendly. Rent a bike and discover Central Park or explore the whole city!

Eric’s Tips

New York in May means it’s time for walking and cycling tours in the sun! For an unforgettable experience, book a helicopter flight. Fancy escaping the city? Then visit Niagara Falls or go shopping at Woodbury. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in May 2024

  • Boat Tours by Day

    Boat tours are perfect for sightseeing in New York during the day.

  • Broadway Shows

    Visit one of the many wonderful Broadway musicals in New York.

  • Cycling in New York

    Biking along the two rivers and in Central Park, the most ideal way to see a lot of the city.

  • Dinner Cruises

    Combine sightseeing in New York with a lovely dinner and take an evening dinner cruise.

  • New York Mets Baseball

    Visit a game of New York's second baseball team in the new stadium Citi Field.

  • New York Yankees Baseball

    Want to visit a baseball game? The New York Yankees are the best baseball team!

  • Niagara Falls Day Trip

    Discover the mighty Niagara Falls on a day trip from New York.

  • Rooftop Bars

    Want to be on the top? Go to one of my favourite rooftop bars!

  • Whale Watching

    Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York!

Find events
22 - 28 May
Fleet Week
A week-long event honouring the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
27 May
Monday
Memorial Day
Memorial Day honours the men and women who died serving in the American armed forces. It also marks the unofficial start of the summer season. A good day to visit Governors Island.
27 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
27 May
Monday
The Banksy Museum
Dive into the world of Banksy: With over 160 pieces on view, The Banksy Museum has the world\'s largest collection of the artist\'s work. For every street art lover!
27 May
Monday
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Don't miss out on seeing superstar player Shohei Ohtani play!
Start time: 16:10 | Baseball | Starting at £17.00
28 May
Tuesday
National Hamburger Day
The making of a good burger is a true craft. Check out the 5 best burger spots in New York here.
28 May
Tuesday
Private Walking Tour
Take a private walking tour with an excellent New York guide. This is a great way to see a lot within a relatively short time, all tailored to your wishes!
28 May
Tuesday
The Hours
Start time: 19:00 | Opera | Starting at £48.00
28 May
Tuesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Starting at £52.18
28 May
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Don't miss out on seeing superstar player Shohei Ohtani play!
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at £11.00
28 May
Tuesday
New York City Ballet
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at £74.00
29 May
Wednesday
Atmospheric jazz cruise
Enjoy an evening on the water with a complimentary drink and a live jazz band. Experience the illuminated Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty by night. This 1920s style yacht is perfect for a romantic night out!
29 May
Wednesday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour.
29 May
Wednesday
VIP Family Day
You are in for a treat! Tour the iconic FAO Schwarz Toy Store with a toy soldier before the doors open to the public. After some shopping, it's time for the fun Gazillion Bubble Show. Finish off the exciting day with lunch at the deli-diner!
Start time: 9:00
29 May
Wednesday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at £52.18
29 May
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Don't miss out on seeing superstar player Shohei Ohtani play!
Start time: 16:10 | Baseball | Starting at £11.00
29 May
Wednesday
Turandot
Start time: 19:00 | Opera | Starting at £124.00
29 May
Wednesday
New York Liberty vs. Phoenix Mercury
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at £22.00
29 May
Wednesday
New York City Ballet
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at £74.00
29 May
Wednesday
Amateur Night at the Apollo
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at £28.00
29 May
Wednesday
New York Red Bulls vs. Charlotte FC
Start time: 19:30 | Soccer | Starting at £14.00
30 May
Thursday
Manhattanhenge
Possibly the most 'Instagrammable' sky phenomenon of the year, as the sunset aligns with the east–west streets of Manhattan. Head to a rooftop bar for a spectacular view!
30 May
Thursday
Speakeasy Tour
Discover hidden bars that transformed New York City's nightlife during the Prohibition Era.
30 May
Thursday
VIP Broadway Night: The Notebook
Have a truly unique night on Broadway! Enjoy a cast party with a meet-and-greet with the actors and a 3-course meal. The icing on the cake: premium tickets to the show! Note: different show every week.
Start time: 16:45 | Nightlife
30 May
Thursday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at £47.74
30 May
Thursday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at £5.00
30 May
Thursday
Orfeo ed Euridice
Start time: 19:30 | Opera | Starting at £49.00
30 May
Thursday
New York City Ballet
Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at £75.00
30 May
Thursday
Diljit Dosanjh
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at £232.00
30 May
Thursday
Aventura
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at £136.00
30 May
Thursday
NHL Conference Finals: New York Rangers vs. Florida Panthers - Home Game 3 (Series Game 3)
Start time: 20:00 | Ice Hockey | Starting at £420.00
31 May
Friday
Alive After Five Happy Hour Cruise
Raise a glass to the weekend and enjoy this lively happy hour cruise with some friendly New Yorkers.
31 May
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
31 May
Friday
Metropolitan Opera: The Hours
Start time: 19:00 | Opera | Starting at £49.00
31 May
Friday
US Darts Masters
Start time: 19:00 | Sports | Starting at £61.00
31 May
Friday
X Ambassadors
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at £41.00
31 May
Friday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Starting at £58.84
31 May
Friday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at £8.00
31 May
Friday
New York City FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Start time: 19:30 | Soccer | Starting at £10.00
31 May
Friday
New York Liberty vs. Washington Mystics
Start time: 19:30 | Basketball | Starting at £20.00
31 May
Friday
New York City Ballet
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at £74.00
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