What to do in New York in May 2023

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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 2023

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1 May
Monday
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
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
5 May
Friday
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!
6 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
7 May
Sunday
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7 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
7 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.
8 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
13 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
14 May
Sunday
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14 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
14 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.
15 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
20 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
21 May
Sunday
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21 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
22 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
24 May
Wednesday
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.
25 - 30 May
Fleet Week
A week-long event honouring the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
27 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
28 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.
28 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
28 May
Sunday
National Hamburger Day
The making of a good burger is a true craft. Check out the 5 best burger spots in New York here.
29 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.
29 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
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