What to do in New York in May 2021

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 Governors Island or go shopping at Woodbury. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in May 2021

  • Boat Tours by Day

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

  • 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 City FC Soccer

    Football in New York? Go see the New York City FC team play a Major League Soccer game.

  • New York Knicks Basketball

    Basketball is one of the sports in New York! Why not visit a New York Knicks game.

  • 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!

  • Rooftop Bars

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

Find events
26 Apr - 2 May
26 Apr - 2 May
Watch Met Opera online
The New York Metropolitan Opera is streaming free performances! Check the schedule and enjoy a new opera every day.
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
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
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
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!
1 May
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
1 May
Saturday
New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire
Start time: 13:00 | Soccer | Starting at $56.00
1 May
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $19.00
1 May
Saturday
PBR: Unleash the Beast
Start time: 19:00 | Rodeo | Starting at $68.00
1 May
Saturday
Joan Osborne
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $152.00
2 - 16 May
Macy's Flower Show
See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world at Macy’s Herald Square. Free!
2 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.
2 May
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $22.00
2 May
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $14.00
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 - 9 May
Watch Met Opera online
The New York Metropolitan Opera is streaming free performances! Check the schedule and enjoy a new opera every day.
3 May
Monday
New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals
Start time: 19:00 | Hockey | Starting at $56.00
3 May
Monday
New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins
Start time: 19:00 | Hockey | Starting at $44.00
4 May
Tuesday
New Jersey Devils vs. Boston Bruins
Start time: 19:00 | Hockey | Starting at $45.00
4 May
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $24.00
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
Keb Mo
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $202.00
5 May
Wednesday
New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals
Start time: 19:00 | Hockey | Starting at $56.00
5 May
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $15.00
5 May
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
5 May
Wednesday
Keb Mo
Start time: 21:30 | Concerts | Starting at $195.00
6 May
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
6 May
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $12.00
6 May
Thursday
Keb Mo
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $180.00
6 May
Thursday
Melissa Errico & Adam Gopnik - Concert Mystery
Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $95.00
6 May
Thursday
Peach Pit
Start time: 21:00 | Concerts | Starting at $48.00
6 May
Thursday
Keb Mo
Start time: 21:30 | Concerts | Starting at $195.00
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 $19.00
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
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $31.00
7 May
Friday
Matthew Morrison
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $98.00
8 May
Saturday
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!
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
New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC
Start time: 13:00 | Soccer | Starting at $58.00
8 May
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $20.00
8 May
Saturday
McDonald's Gospelfest
Start time: 17:00 | Concerts | Starting at $36.00
8 May
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
8 May
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $40.00
9 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.
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
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
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $22.00
9 May
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
9 May
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $33.00
9 May
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 13:10 | Baseball | Starting at $15.00
10 - 16 May
Watch Met Opera online
The New York Metropolitan Opera is streaming free performances! Check the schedule and enjoy a new opera every day.
10 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
11 May
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
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 $171.00
12 May
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 12:10 | Baseball | Starting at $26.00
12 May
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles
Start time: 12:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
12 May
Wednesday
Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs
Start time: 20:00 | Basketball | Starting at $55.00
13 May
Thursday
New York Knicks vs. San Antonio Spurs
Start time: 19:30 | Basketball | Starting at $65.00
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
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
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!
15 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
15 May
Saturday
Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls
Start time: TBA | Basketball | Starting at $55.00
15 May
Saturday
New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Hornets
Start time: TBA | Basketball | Starting at $65.00
15 May
Saturday
Django a Gogo Music Festival
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $80.00
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.
16 May
Sunday
New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics
Start time: TBA | Basketball | Starting at $46.00
16 May
Sunday
Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Start time: TBA | Basketball | Starting at $55.00
17 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
18 May
Tuesday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Start time: 18:30 | Baseball | Starting at $40.00
19 May
Wednesday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Start time: 18:30 | Baseball | Starting at $56.00
20 May
Thursday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Start time: 18:30 | Baseball | Starting at $56.00
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
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Start time: 19:00 | Baseball | Starting at $56.00
21 May
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $33.00
21 May
Friday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
21 May
Friday
Rachael & Vilray
Start time: 21:45 | Concerts | Starting at $104.00
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
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!
22 May
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $35.00
22 May
Saturday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
22 May
Saturday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Start time: 16:00 | Baseball | Starting at $48.00
22 May
Saturday
Mega Mezcla: J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Karol G, Natti Natasha & Arcangel
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $36.00
22 May
Saturday
Patti Austin
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $66.00
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
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.
23 May
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: TBA | Baseball | Starting at $23.00
23 May
Sunday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Hudson Valley Renegades
Start time: 13:00 | Baseball | Starting at $56.00
23 May
Sunday
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
Start time: 13:05 | Baseball | Starting at $30.00
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
24 May
Monday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $20.00
25 May
Tuesday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Aberdeen IronBirds
Start time: 18:30 | Baseball | Starting at $56.00
25 May
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $20.00
25 May
Tuesday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $15.00
25 May
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $15.00
25 May
Tuesday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
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
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Aberdeen IronBirds
Start time: 18:30 | Baseball | Starting at $56.00
26 May
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $12.00
26 May
Wednesday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
26 May
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
26 May
Wednesday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $18.00
27 May
Thursday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 12:10 | Baseball | Starting at $9.00
27 May
Thursday
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies
Start time: 12:10 | Baseball | Starting at $26.00
27 May
Thursday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Aberdeen IronBirds
Start time: 18:30 | Baseball | Starting at $56.00
27 May
Thursday
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Start time: 19:05 | Baseball | Starting at $17.00
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
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Aberdeen IronBirds
Start time: 19:00 | Baseball | Starting at $51.00
28 May
Friday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $16.00
28 May
Friday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:10 | Baseball | Starting at $40.00
29 May
Saturday
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
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 Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC
Start time: 13:00 | Soccer | Starting at $58.00
29 May
Saturday
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Aberdeen IronBirds
Start time: 16:00 | Baseball | Starting at $39.00
29 May
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:15 | Baseball | Starting at $19.00
29 May
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:15 | Baseball | Starting at $46.00
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
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 - 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
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Aberdeen IronBirds
Start time: 13:00 | Baseball | Starting at $56.00
30 May
Sunday
Mother's Day Concert With Tono Rosario & La Insuperable
Start time: 17:30 | Concerts | Starting at $87.00
30 May
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Start time: 19:08 | Baseball | Starting at $36.00
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 $21.00
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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