What to do in New York in May 2021

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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 2021

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1 May
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
1 May
Saturday
Opening Day Governors Island
This peaceful island is located just five minutes by boat from Manhattan. Visit the island on a nice day for a relaxing picnic or bike ride.
1 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
1 May
Saturday
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.
1 May
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
1 May
Saturday
PBR: Unleash the Beast
Start time: 19:00 | Rodeo | Starting at $68.00
1 May
Saturday
Madeleine Peyroux
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $82.00
2 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
2 May
Sunday
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.
2 May
Sunday
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2 May
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $22.00
2 May
Sunday
Maurizio Pollini
Start time: 14:00 | Concerts | Starting at $61.00
2 May
Sunday
PBR: Unleash the Beast
Start time: 19:00 | Rodeo | Starting at $68.00
3 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
3 May
Monday
New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals
Start time: 19:00 | Hockey | Starting at $68.00
4 May
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $29.00
5 May
Wednesday
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!
5 May
Wednesday
New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals
Start time: 19:00 | Hockey | Starting at $68.00
5 May
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
6 May
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
6 May
Thursday
Jose Luis Perales
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $64.00
6 May
Thursday
Mike Delguidice & Big Shot - A Billy Joel Tribute
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $46.00
6 May
Thursday
Peach Pit
Start time: 21:00 | Concerts | Starting at $48.00
7 May
Friday
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.
7 May
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
7 May
Friday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $14.00
7 May
Friday
Matthew Morrison
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $103.00
8 May
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
8 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
8 May
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
8 May
Saturday
McDonald's Gospelfest
Start time: 17:00 | Concerts | Starting at $36.00
8 May
Saturday
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $57.00
8 May
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
8 May
Saturday
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band
Start time: 21:00 | Concerts | Starting at $62.00
9 May
Sunday
Mother's Day in New York
Are you visiting New York on Mother's day? Here are my tips on how you can spoil your mother.
9 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
9 May
Sunday
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9 May
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $18.00
9 May
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $15.00
10 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
10 May
Monday
Black Pumas
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $48.00
11 May
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
11 May
Tuesday
Jadu Heart
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $75.00
12 May
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 12:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
14 May
Friday
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.
15 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
15 May
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
15 May
Saturday
Django a Gogo Music Festival
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $59.00
15 May
Saturday
Evgeny Kissin
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $61.00
16 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
16 May
Sunday
Free New York newsletter
Every other Sunday I send out my latest newsletter! Stay up to date on what's happening in New York. Click on 'more info' to subscribe.
17 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
21 May
Friday
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.
21 May
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
22 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
22 May
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
22 May
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
22 May
Saturday
Patti Austin
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $66.00
22 May
Saturday
Mega Mezcla: J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Karol G, Natti Natasha & Arcangel
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $36.00
23 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
23 May
Sunday
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Every other Sunday I send out my latest newsletter! Stay up to date on what's happening in New York. Click on 'more info' to subscribe.
23 May
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
24 May
Monday
The Brooklyn Bridge's birthday
The Brooklyn Bridge was officially opened on this day, in 1883. Celebrate the birthday of this New York icon by walking or cycling over it.
24 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
24 May
Monday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
25 May
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
25 May
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
25 May
Tuesday
Russ
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $50.00
26 - 31 May
Fleet Week
A week-long event honouring the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. In 2021 the event will be virtual.
26 May
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $12.00
26 May
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
27 May
Thursday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 12:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
27 May
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $15.00
28 May
Friday
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.
28 May
Friday
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
Friday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
29 May
Saturday
NYC Donut Tour
Try some of New York’s most delicious donuts during this unique tour. Also available on Fridays and Sundays.
29 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
29 May
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:15 | Baseball | Starting at $19.00
29 May
Saturday
Kaskade's Redux
Start time: 22:00 | Concerts | Starting at $75.00
30 May
Sunday
Free New York newsletter
Every other Sunday I send out my latest newsletter! Stay up to date on what's happening in New York. Click on 'more info' to subscribe.
30 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
30 May - 11 Jul
30 May - 11 Jul
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
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:08 | Baseball | Starting at $14.00
31 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.
31 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
31 May
Monday
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $20.00
31 May
Monday
Various Broadway shows
Start time: 20:00 |
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