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What to do in New York in May 2019

What to do in New York in May 2019

Highlight of the month
Ride a bike!
Ride a bike!
New York is becoming more and more bike friendly. Rent a bike and cycle through Central Park or explore the whole city!
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New York in May is perfect for walking and cycling tours in the sun! For an unforgettable experience you book a helicopter flight. Fancy escaping the city? Then visit the Niagara Falls or go shopping. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in May 2019

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Monthly events in New York in May 2019

24 Apr
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5May
24 Apr - 5 May
TriBeCa Film Festival
Join one of the most influential film festivals in the U.S, the annual TriBeCa Film Festival!
1 May
Wed
The Empire State Building's Birthday
Celebrate the Empire State Building's birthday today: visit the 86th-floor observation deck for an incredible view of the city.
1May
Wed - Start time: | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $252.00
1May
Wed - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
1May
Wed - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $7.00
1May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
1May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $57.00
1May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Opera
1May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $81.00
1May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $49.00
1May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $34.00
2 May
Thu
Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor
Enjoy an exclusive and intimate jazz concert in an historic Harlem brownstone. Nibble on hors d'oeuvres and help yourself to wine and dessert. A "must" for live music lovers!
2 May
Thu
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerto for Two Pianos and Strauss
2 May
Thu
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
2May
Thu - Start time: 12:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $11.00
2May
Thu - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
2May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $165.00
2May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $139.00
3 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
3 May
Fri
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerto for Two Pianos and Strauss
3 May
Fri
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
3May
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $153.00
3May
Fri - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
3May
Fri - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $24.00
3May
Fri - Start time: 19:30 | Opera
3May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
3May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $136.00
3May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $52.00
3May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Country | Starting at $79.00
3May
Fri - Start time: 21:30 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $165.00
4 May
Sat
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerto for Two Pianos and Strauss
4 May
Sat
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
4May
Sat - Start time: | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $251.00
4May
Sat - Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
4May
Sat - Start time: 11:00 | Opera
4May
Sat - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $46.00
4May
Sat - Start time: 14:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $63.00
4May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
4May
Sat - Start time: 19:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $158.00
4May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Country | Starting at $121.00
4May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $132.00
4May
Sat - Start time: 21:30 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $146.00
5 May
Sun
The Five Boro Bike Tour
This annual bike tour covers all five of the boroughs in New York. Watch from the side lines or just join the party at the finishing line, on Staten Island.
5 May
Sun
Cinco de Mayo
Do you like Mexican food? Then today is the perfect day to have some tacos, margaritas and enchiladas at one of my favourite restaurants!
5May
Sun - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 19:00, 19:30 | Broadway
5May
Sun - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $28.00
5May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
5May
Sun - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $68.00
6May
Mon - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $14.00
6May
Mon - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $24.00
6May
Mon - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
6May
Mon - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $402.00
7May
Tue - Start time: | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $293.00
7May
Tue - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $13.00
7May
Tue - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
7May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
7May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $114.00
7May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | CONCERT
8May
Wed - Start time: | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $508.00
8May
Wed - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
8May
Wed - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $14.00
8May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Opera
8May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
8May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $57.00
8May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $20.00
8May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $25.00
8May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $126.00
8May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | CONCERT
9 May
Thu
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
9May
Thu - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
9May
Thu - Start time: 18:00 | MMA, Sports | Starting at $41.00
9May
Thu - Start time: 18:30 | Concerts, Rock | Starting at $68.00
9May
Thu - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $14.00
9May
Thu - Start time: 19:00 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $80.00
9May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
9May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $147.00
9May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $45.00
10 May
Fri
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
10 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
10May
Fri - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
10May
Fri - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $19.00
10May
Fri - Start time: 19:30 | Opera
10May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
10May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $127.00
10May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $82.00
11 May
Sat
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
11May
Sat - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
11May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
11May
Sat - Start time: 17:00 | Concerts | Starting at $73.00
11May
Sat - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $25.00
11May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $73.00
11May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $127.00
11May
Sat - Start time: 21:00 | Concerts | Starting at $117.00
12 May
Sun
Mother's Day
Are you visiting New York on Mother's day? Here are my tips on making the day special for your mother.
12 May
Sun
Yoga on a New York rooftop
Fetch your yoga mat and get ready for a yoga lesson on a roof top. Afterwards, you can reward yourself with a glass of wine (included in the price).
12 May
Sun
Mother's Day Champagne Brunch Cruise
Treat your mum to something special on the American Mother's Day, with this buffet brunch cruise, including live entertainment and drinks.
12May
Sun - Start time: | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $691.00
12May
Sun - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 19:00, 19:30 | Broadway
12May
Sun - Start time: 13:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $17.00
12May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
12May
Sun - Start time: 19:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $75.00
12May
Sun - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $440.00
13May
Mon - Start time: | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $350.00
13May
Mon - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $14.00
13May
Mon - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Rap | Starting at $60.00
13May
Mon - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
13May
Mon - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $215.00
14May
Tue - Start time: | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $684.00
14May
Tue - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $16.00
14May
Tue - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
14May
Tue - Start time: 19:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $28.00
14May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
14May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $159.00
14May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $76.00
15May
Wed - Start time: | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $464.00
15May
Wed - Start times: 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
15May
Wed - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $16.00
15May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
15May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $62.00
15May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $61.00
15May
Wed - Start time: 21:00 | Concerts | Starting at $66.00
16 May
Thu
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
16May
Thu - Start time: | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $371.00
16May
Thu - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
16May
Thu - Start time: 19:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $52.00
16May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
16May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $74.00
17 May
Fri
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
17 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
17May
Fri - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
17May
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Country | Starting at $141.00
17May
Fri - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $25.00
17May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $68.00
17May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
17May
Fri - Start time: 21:00 | Concerts | Starting at $127.00
18 May
Sat
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
18May
Sat - Start time: | Boxing, Sports | Starting at $89.00
18May
Sat - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
18May
Sat - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $31.00
18May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
18May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $107.00
19May
Sun - Start time: | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $691.00
19May
Sun - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
19May
Sun - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $14.00
19May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
19May
Sun - Start time: 17:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $30.00
20May
Mon - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
20May
Mon - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $10.00
21May
Tue - Start time: | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $515.00
21May
Tue - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
21May
Tue - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $13.00
21May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
21May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $324.00
21May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $99.00
22 - 27 May
Fleet Week
A week-long event honouring the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
22May
Wed - Start time: | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $791.00
22May
Wed - Start times: 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
22May
Wed - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $424.00
22May
Wed - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $9.00
22May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $254.00
22May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $206.00
22May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
22May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $65.00
22May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $22.00
22May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $87.00
22May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $76.00
22May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $56.00
23 May
Thu
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
23May
Thu - Start time: 12:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $11.00
23May
Thu - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
23May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
23May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $176.00
23May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $91.00
23May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $105.00
24 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
24 May
Fri
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
24May
Fri - Start times: 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
24May
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $102.00
24May
Fri - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $20.00
24May
Fri - Start time: 19:30 | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $43.00
24May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $43.00
24May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $94.00
24May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
25 May
Sat
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
25May
Sat - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
25May
Sat - Start times: 14:00, 20:00 | DANCE
25May
Sat - Start time: 16:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $22.00
25May
Sat - Start time: 18:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $60.00
25May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $93.00
25May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $140.00
26May
Sun - Start time: | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $610.00
26May
Sun - Start time: 12:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $72.00
26May
Sun - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
26May
Sun - Start time: 13:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $19.00
26May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | DANCE
27 May
Mon
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 dat to visit Governors Island.
27May
Mon - Start time: | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $1,185.00
27May
Mon - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $36.00
27May
Mon - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
28 May
Tue
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Music of Conscience: Beethoven's Eroica
28 May
Tue
Hamburger Day
The making of a good burger is a true craft. Check out the 5 best burger spots in New York here.
28May
Tue - Start time: 18:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $17.00
28May
Tue - Start time: 19:00 | Alternative, Concerts | Starting at $48.00
28May
Tue - Start times: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
28May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $145.00
28May
Tue - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
28May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $73.00
28May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $108.00
28May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | CONCERT
29May
Wed - Start time: | Hockey, Sports | Starting at $1,185.00
29May
Wed - Start times: 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
29May
Wed - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $16.00
29May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
29May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $70.00
29May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | CONCERT
30 May
Thu
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
30 May
Thu
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Music of Conscience: Mozart and Corigliano
30May
Thu - Start time: | Basketball, Sports | Starting at $1,304.00
30May
Thu - Start times: 13:00, 14:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00 | Broadway
30May
Thu - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $71.00
30May
Thu - Start time: 19:30 | DANCE
31 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
31 May
Fri
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
31May
Fri - Start times: 11:30, 19:00, 20:00 | Broadway
31May
Fri - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $84.00
31May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $197.00
31May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | DANCE
31May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | CONCERT
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