SUNDAY, MAY 1st – SUNDAY, MAY 8th
FOOD | Sample A Borough’s Culinary Offerings At Taste of Queens
Tuesday, May 3rd
For Queens residents, this month’s hottest dinner reservation isn’t at a restaurant at all.
ART | Explore The Best Of Global Design At NYCxDesign
Tuesday, May 3rd – Tuesday, May 17th
Highlighting fashion, interior, graphic design, and more, this far-reaching art fair offers something for everyone.
FILM | Celebrate African Culture At Lincoln Center’s New York African Film Festival
Wednesday, May 4th – Tuesday, May 10th
Film fans rejoice; this showcase of independent African cinema is coming soon to a theater near you.
FILM | May The Fourth Be With You On Star Wars Day
Wednesday, May 4th
Pack some popcorn and your lightsaber for summer’s first free outdoor flick.
CULTURE | Join NYC Parks For A Festive Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Thursday, May 5th
Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate Mexican culture at this free community event.
ART | Delve Into The International Art World At Frieze New York
Thursday, May 5th – Sunday, May 8th
Celebrated international art show Frieze New York sets up shop on Randall’s Island this month.
ART | Explore The Technology Of Fashion At Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology
Thursday, May 5th – Sunday, August 14th
It’s man versus the machine at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new tech-centric costume exhibition.
MUSIC | Bask In Mozart’s Genius At The Metropolitan Opera House
Friday, May 6th – Saturday, May 7th
Mozart’s comic opera, Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail, shows at the Metropolitan Opera for a final weekend.
CULTURE | Sample The Best Of Japanese Culture On Japan Day
Sunday, May 8th
Japanese crafts and cuisine take center stage in Central Park in honor of Japan Day.
MONDAY, MAY 9th – SUNDAY, MAY 15th
FOOD | Taste Your Way Around The World At The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival
Saturday, May 14th – Sunday, May 15th
International food, crafts, and family fun are on the menu at the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival.
FILM | Discover Tomorrow’s Leading Filmmakers At The Columbia University Film Festival
Friday, May 13th – Tuesday, May 17th
Don’t call them amateurs; the artists behind this year’s Columbia University Film Festival are pros in the making.
DANCE | Salsa On Down To The Cuba Festival: DanzAbierta
Saturday, May 14th – Tuesday, May 17th
DanzAbierta graces the stage of the Joyce Theater this month.
MUSIC | Jam With Mac DeMarco At Webster Hall
Sunday, May 15th
Mac DeMarco brings his blue wave tunes to the East Village of Manhattan.
MONDAY, MAY 16th – SUNDAY, MAY 22nd
PERFORMANCE | Get Cultural At Central Park’s SummerStage Series
Monday, April 16th – Friday, September 23rd
Concerts, theater performances, and more take the stage at this multi-genre entertainment series.
CULTURE | Join Industry Players For Internet Week New York
Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
Dating sites, virtual reality, and more are on the menu at this month’s tech fest.
FOOD | Immerse Yourself In Greek Culture At Taste Of Greece
Wednesday, May 18th
Embark on a cultural getaway without ever leaving the city at Taste of Greece.
MUSIC | Indulge In Popular-And-Proud-Of-It Music At NYC Popfest
Friday, May 19th – Sunday, May 22nd
The season’s most summer-appropriate music festival is one you may not have heard of before.
FOOD | Sample Local Fare At The Harlem Eat Up! Festival
Friday, May 19th – Sunday, May 22nd
An eclectic festival of culture, spirit, and food hosted by Harlem’s best eateries, the Harlem Eat Up! Festival returns this May.
FOOD | Hone Your Oenological Pallet With Wine Tasting In Brooklyn
Saturday May 21st
The Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival brings the Napa Valley to the East Coast for a day of boozy fun.
ART | Dare To DIY With Indie Retailers At The Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday, May 21st – Sunday, May 22nd
Shop small this month at artsy pop-up emporium, Renegade Craft Fair.
MONDAY, MAY 23rd – SUNDAY, MAY 29th
THEATER | Enjoy A Modern Twist On Tradition At Shakespeare In The Park
Tuesday, May 24th – Sunday, June 26th
A bold take on the classic battle-of-the-sexes narrative steals the spotlight at Shakespeare in the Park’s The Taming of the Shrew.
CULTURE | Talk Street Style At Strand’s The Sartorialist + Amy Arbus
Wednesday, May 25th
Fashion meets function at this talk by A-list street style shutterbugs.
CULTURE | Meet Maritime Professionals On Dry Land During Fleet Week New York
Wednesday, May 25th – Tuesday, May 31st
Sailors and Marines and Coast Guards, oh my! Celebrate America’s servicemen with this long-standing local tradition.
FOOD | Enjoy The Finer Things At Brooklyn Uncorked
Thursday, May 26th
Taste the best of New York State at this one-night-only foodie fest.
MONDAY, MAY 30th – TUESDAY, MAY 31st
ART | Peruse Art Under The Arch At The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Saturday, May 28th – Monday, May 30th
Started by famed artist Jackson Pollock, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is a must for art aficionados across the city.
HISTORY | Honor U.S. Heroes At The 2016 Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30th
Honor our nation’s heroes across the five boroughs at one of several 2016 Memorial Day Parades.