New York City Events May 2017

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NYC May Activities, Things to Do and Events Calendar

New York City Events May 2017 include Barbra Streisand, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Billy Joel in concert, Ninth Avenue Food Festival, Fleet Week, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Five Boro Bike Tour and so much more.

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May weather is delightful and the Central Park foliage is fully blooming, making one of their free tours an ideal thing to do in May. Memorial Day Weekend is officially the start of the summer, so expect New York City to clear out on May 26th for the whole weekend. Please check sightseeing hours for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 and be sure to treat Mom on Sunday, May 14th.

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May New York City Shows & Concerts

May New York City Concerts Shows

See All: NYC Concerts Shows May – includes Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, Today Show Summer Concert Series, Jones Beach, Central Park Summerstage, Coney Island, Forest Hills and more.

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Sports New York City Events May 2017

May is a great sports month in NYC! Baseball and Football Club seasons are well under way and, hopefully, we have a basketball or hockey team in the Playoffs. The sports atmosphere in New York is exhilarating year round and some of the most intense competition is within our own rivalries.

If the Rangers or Islanders are in the the playoffs, schedules will be posted here. Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! NHL hockey playoffs start April 12th and NBA basketball playoffs (sorry, NYC, not this year) start April 15th.

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Mothers Day in New York City

Mothers Day in New York City

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day in New York City offers a ton of choices for every budget and interest.

Choose from special Brunches and Dinners, Broadway shows, free cocktails and open bars, tons of special Manhattan Cruises, chocolate tours, the Mets, Broadway, private movie screenings and so much more.

More Info: Mothers Day in New York City

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Best May New York City Vacation Packages

Memorial Day & Fleet Week NYC Vacation Package

With the great weather, and many New Yorkers escaping on the weekends, May is a great time to book your NYC Vacation Package. Choose from all inclusive:

All New York City Vacation Packages include Hotel, Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Vacation Planning Assistance and more.

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May Things to do with Kids in New York

Things to do with Kids in New York

Festivals, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Baseball, Central Park, the Zoo and more. Great things to do with kids in May include:

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Shakespeare in the Park 2017

Shakespeare in the Park NYC

May 23 – August 13, 2017
Delacorte Theater, Central Park

Every year, stars such as Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and James Earl Jones perform modern interpretations of various Shakespeare plays in Central Park at the 1,800 seat open-air theater and they are attended by over 80,000 people. 2017 Shakespeare in the Park plays are Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

More Info: Shakespeare in the Park 2017

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Central Park NY Hotels

These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just “near” Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be…but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Many other hotels are nearby, or within a few blocks, but these are the closest, and all offer Park views from select rooms.

Central Park NY Hotels

Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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Fleet Week New York City

Fleet Week New York City

May 24-30, 2017

Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships have come to NYC nearly every year since 1984. Fleet Week is the City’s celebration of the sea services and provides an opportunity to see the latest capabilities of today’s Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Team.

Fleet Week includes dozens of military demonstrations and displays, as well as public visitation of many of the participating ships. Ship Tours are held at Pier 88 and in Staten Island, daily Thursday – Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Things To Do in New York in May

Things To Do in New York in May

The best Things To Do in New York in May include boat & sailing tours, exploring NYC on bike, volleyball, tennis, cheering on the Mets and Yankees and basically anything else outdoors as May is a phenomenal weather month. Celebrate May with a cocktail and skyline view from a rooftop, take a free tour of Central Park, sail around the Statue of Liberty, save huge at Sample Sales and so much more.

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Fun Things to do in New York in Spring

Things to do in New York in Spring

There are hundreds of fun things to do in New York in Spring. With the cherry blossoms, green foliage, sparkling rivers and warm weather as your backdrop, Spring is the time to take advantage of rooftops, biking, tennis, volleyball, walking tours and so much more.

Here are some of our top picks for Fun Things to do in New York in Spring.

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Five Boro Bike Tour (by TD Bank)

NYC Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 7, 2017
(usually the first Sunday in May)

Watch or ride with over 32,000 cyclists spinning 42 miles through all five NYC boroughs, ending in Staten Island, where a fun outdoor Festival awaits. See bike demos, a mountain bike stunt show, food, product samples, massage and more.

More Info: www.bikenewyork.org

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Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

Ninth Avenue Food Festival NYC

May 20-21, 2017; 12:00 – 5:00 pm
42nd-57th Sts, along 9th Avenue

Voted the Best Street Fair in NYC, taste the best of the best Manhattan food, on the cheap, on one street. Kids and adults will be entertained and fed until you’re stuffed! Admission free, food costs vary.

Come for Argentinian, Brazilian, Cajun, Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Indian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Moroccan, Pakistani, Polish, Puerto Rican, Peruvian, Senegalese, Sicilian, Southern, Spanish, Thai, Trinidadian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese food – and more!

Info: www.ninthavenuefoodfestival.com

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New York City Hotel Rooftops

New York City Hotel Rooftops offer some of the best skyline views and amenities in the whole City. Our top picks for the most surreal views and cocktails include:

New York City Hotel Rooftops

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Celebrities on Broadway

Sunset Boulevard Broadway Musical

Full List of Broadway Shows

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Lincoln Center - Opera, Ballet, NY Philharmonic, Jazz, Broadway

You really haven't been to NYC until you experience THE beating heart of our Arts & Culture scene, Lincoln Center, home to the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Ballet, Julliard School, The King and I and so much more. See what NYC's (always amazing) classic cultural scene has to offer while you are here.

Lincoln Center NYC

More: Lincoln Center Venue Guide

NYC Ballet Spring Season: April 18 – May 28, 2017

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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit – FREE

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit NYC

Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 27-29 and June 3-4; 12pm – 6pm

Walk around Greenwich Village browsing tons of artwork displayed by original artists. Paintings, sculpture, eco-friendly art and lots of other unique pieces to see or purchase, at far less than gallery prices.

Location: near NYU, University Place from E 10th Street, South along Washington Square Park to W 3rd Street. The South end of the show, Schwartz Plaza, is also known as Bobkin Lane. More Info: www.wsoae.org

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Taste of Tribeca

Taste of Tribeca

May 20, 2017

A great event for both adults and kids, this culinary festival brings together Tribeca’s best restaurants: Bouley, Bubby’s, Chanterelle, Tribeca Grill and more. Prior event cook offs included the Lamb Meatball Masters Challenge and Tang’s Natural Dumpling Challenge. General tickets allow for 6 tastes from some of New York’s finest chefs. $40 advance, $45 day of. Info: www.tasteoftribeca.org

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New York Yankees Schedule

New York Yankees Tickets

The New York Yankees, 27-Time World Series Champions, and likely the most simultaneously loved and hated team in baseball, return to the new Yankee Stadium. There are few things in NYC better than a Yankee game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games May 2017

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New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Schedule

Catch NYC’s National baseball team, and last year’s World Series contenders, in action at the awesome Citi Field, one of baseball’s nicest stadiums. Tickets are easy to get and the Mets are an easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central. Grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action. Check out the NYC Insider Guide to New York Mets Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games May

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New York Rangers Schedule

New York Rangers Tickets

Get your New York Rangers tickets and check the schedule to see our NY hockey team live in action at Madison Square Garden. The NY Rangers consistently make the playoffs and bring tons of high-paced NY action to the ice. Their games are the easiest sporting events in NYC to attend, right in Midtown Manhattan, a block from the Empire State Building.

NY Rangers Schedule – Home Games May

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