What to do in New York this weekend

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Go cycling! New York is becoming more and more bike-friendly. Rent a bike and discover Central Park or explore the whole city!
Do you want to know what there is to do in New York this weekend? Take a look below where you can find an overview of weekend activities in the city. For example, catch a sports game. Almost every weekend throughout the year there’s a range of sports games on and the atmosphere in the stadiums is always awesome! Feel like some music? There is a huge range of concerts each week throughout New York. See the biggest stars live on stage at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall or Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Of course, it’s also very important to know if you happen to be in New York on National Pizza Day or National Burger Day! In the below breakdown, you can see a daily account of things to do in NYC this weekend.

NYC Activities This Weekend

Seeing a Broadway Musical is a must during your New York trip. During the weekend you can see a Matinee show on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and also evening performances on both days. Go and see a classic show that has been running for years or see one of the exciting new musicals and enjoy the modern storylines and impressive sets.

If you feel like going out on the town during the evenings and are looking for the best of New York’s nightlife, the Rooftop Bar Tour on a Friday is something for you. Saturday is the perfect day to see a show of some sort and grab a drink afterwards. Alternatively, make it an early night and head back to your hotel so you can be up bright early on Sunday to board the bus for a gospel tour through Harlem!

New York Weekend Calendar

As I am sure you already know, there is always something to do in New York City. They don’t call it The City That Never Sleeps for nothing! Take a look at the calendar below and see for yourself what is happening in the city during your stay. I have put the best NYC activities this weekend together in one handy list for your Friday, Saturday and Sunday so you never have to ask what to do in New York this weekend. You can buy tickets directly, safely and easily by clicking on the links!

Weekly events in New York in May 2024

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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
1 Jun
Saturday
NYC Pride Bike Tour
Explore New York by bike during Pride month! The guide will take you on an interesting journey through the LGBTQIA+ landmarks, history and culture of New York City.
Start time: 14:00 | Tours
1 Jun
Saturday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 16:30, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 | Starting at £58.84
1 Jun
Saturday
Turandot
Start time: 13:00 | Opera | Starting at £115.00
1 Jun
Saturday
US Darts Masters
Start time: 13:00 | Sports | Starting at £43.00
1 Jun
Saturday
New York City Ballet
Start time: 14:00 | Concerts | Starting at £74.00
1 Jun
Saturday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Start time: 16:10 | Baseball | Starting at £16.00
1 Jun
Saturday
UFC 302: Makhachev vs. Poirier & Strickland vs. Costa
Start time: 18:15 | Sports | Starting at £318.00
1 Jun
Saturday
Monster Jam
Start time: 19:00 | Sports | Starting at £30.00
1 Jun
Saturday
New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC
Start time: 19:30 | Soccer | Starting at £11.00
1 Jun
Saturday
Luis Miguel
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at £26.00
1 Jun
Saturday
New York City Ballet
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at £74.00
1 Jun
Saturday
Monster Jam
Start time: 23:59 | Sports | Starting at £33.00
2 Jun
Sunday
Field of Light
Stroll through an enchanting field of 17,000 lights gently glowing and changing colours. Book your tickets for guaranteed access to this unique installation!
Freedom Plaza | Start time: 20:30
2 Jun
Sunday
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2 Jun
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
2 Jun
Sunday
Whale Watching in New York
Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York! The cruise departs directly from Manhattan.
2 Jun
Sunday
Hot 97 Summer Jam
Start time: TBA | Concerts | Starting at £61.00
2 Jun
Sunday
Various Broadway shows
Start times: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 19:30 | Starting at £56.73
2 Jun
Sunday
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Free gift for the first 15,000 visitors
Start time: 13:40 | Baseball | Starting at £11.00
2 Jun
Sunday
New York City Ballet
Start time: 15:00 | Concerts | Starting at £75.00
2 Jun
Sunday
New York Liberty vs. Indiana Fever
Don't miss out on seeing new superstar player Caitlin Clark play!
Start time: 19:00 | Basketball | Starting at £47.00
2 Jun
Sunday
Aventura
Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at £124.00
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