New York City Events May 2014

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NYC May Activities, Things to Do and Events Calendar

New York City Events May 2014 include Cher and Lady Gaga in concert, the long-awaited 9-11 Memorial Museums opens, 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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The 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 23rd for the whole weekend. Please check sightseeing hours for Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014 and be sure to treat Mom on Sunday, May 11th.

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Half Price Tickets May in New York City

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May Half Price Tickets

  • James Franco & Chris O’Dowd – Of Mice and Men on Broadway
  • Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman – Annapurna Off Broadway
  • New York Yankees and Mets Baseball
  • Rock of Ages on Broadway
  • Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil
  • Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Gazillion Bubble Show
  • Big Apple Circus
  • Stand-Up Comedy at Dangerfield’s Club
  • Chinatown and Little Italy Food Walking Tour

Current List of Half Price Tickets

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New York City Events May – Concerts and Shows

NYC Concert Ticket Coupon

More New York City Concerts and Ticket Discount Codes

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9-11 Memorial Museum Opens – Reserve Now!

9-11 Memorial MuseumMay 21, 2014 – Tickets on Sale Now!

Learn all about the new 9-11 Memorial Museum including facts, fees, free admission night and Insider Tips. Review 9-11 in depth, commemorate those we lost and see WTC artifacts.

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Memorial Day NYC

Memorial Day NYCMonday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend New York City offers a ton of choices for enjoying NYC and paying tribute to those who fought in our US Armed Forces. Free Museum Admission for Military Members, FREE outdoor movies, Art Exhibits and much more! Read More: Memorial Day NYC

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FREE Walking Tours of New York City

New York City Walking Tours - NYC by FootMay has some of the year’s most perfect weather for a Walking Tour of NYC, so why not try the city’s BEST and FREE walking tours?

NYC Insider Guide May Pick: Central Park

NYC by Foot offers tours through Central Park, Lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village, Midtown and most every other area and neighborhood in NYC. Their guides are all licensed, passionate about NYC and work just for tips! With about 2-4 tours around the City daily, what’s not to love about NYC by Foot? More New York City Walking Tours.

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Polo Classic Veuve Clicquot NYC

May 31 2014, Tickets on Sale April 16th
Liberty State Park, NJ

Includes round-trip ferry transportation from Battery Park Pier, Gangway 3 in Battery Park, Manhattan or shuttle service from the New Jersey Transit Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Liberty State Park Station. Tickets must be purchased in advance; there will be no opportunity to purchase tickets onsite.

POLO STYLE – Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear a summer suit and ladies their most daring hat! This popular event attracts a chic, fashionable crowd from around the globe. Guests are invited to watch world-renowned polo player and event co-host Nacho Figueras and his team, Black Watch, go head-to-head against some of the best polo players in the world, all while sipping Veuve Clicquot and enjoying food offerings from Silkstone, well known for chic farm-to-table establishments, The Fat Radish in New York City and Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk. More Info: www.vcpoloclassic.com

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Mothers Day in New York City

Mothers Day in New York CitySunday, May 11, 2014

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

Choose from special Brunches and Dinners, 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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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

Download over 100 pages of NYC maps, information and recommendations in less than 5 minutes! Our NYC Insider Printable Map Guide Book includes organized, easy to follow, color coded guides to NYC, detailed maps of every neighborhood, weekly chart of Free Museum Days and Times and free weekly neighborhood tours, Best of NYC Categories and lists by ALL native New Yorkers and much more.

New York City Travel Guide

The New York City Travel Guide is your NYC PRE VACATION Guide, sort of like, “New York City 101.” This book is an overview of NYC to help you PLAN your trip so you make the absolute MOST of your time and money here. Think of this book as the guide to answer all the most commonly asked questions and avoid the most common NYC Vacation and Trip Planning mistakes.

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

The NYC Map Printable Bonus Guide is a 14 page downloadable Bonus Guide, compiled of the best free, downloadable local neighborhood maps with stores and shops block by block put together by our local NYC neighborhood associations; all formatted and ready for you to print.

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Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

Amaluna by Cirque du SoleilMarch 20 – May 18, 2014

Experience an amazing night of high-flying feats and stunning imagery from Cirque du Soleil. This magical romance, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, takes you to a mysterious island where goddesses walk the land and the rhythm of life is ruled by the cycles of the moon. More Info: Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Roof

April 29 – November 2, 2014
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

Skyline Views, Art and Cocktails – what more can you ask for?

Every summer, the Met opens the Martini Bar on the Roof Garden Café, an 8,000-square-foot, informal, outdoor setting with breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park. More on the 2014 Met Roof Martini Bar Schedule.

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TODAY Show Toyota Summer Concert Series

TODAY Show Toyota Summer Concert SeriesMay – September; Fridays
49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza

The 2014 lineup includes Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Usher, Sara Bareilles, Austin Mahone, Phillip Phillips, Ed Sheeran and more! More Info: TODAY Show Summer Concert Series

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Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

Good Morning America Summer Concert SeriesMay – August Every Friday, 6:00 am (Concerts 7am to 9am)
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

The 2014 lineup includes Jennifer Lopez, Kings of Leon, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Brad Paisley, Robin Thicke, Lady Antebellum and more!  More Info: Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

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Sports New York City Events May 2014

Come see Derek Jeter in his last baseball season or head to baseball’s nicest stadium, CitiField, to cheer on the Mets. Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! The sports atmosphere in New York is exhilarating year round and some of the most intense competition is within our own rivalries!

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Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Ninth Avenue Food Festival NYCMay 17-18, 2014; 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: http://ninthavenuefoodfestival.com/

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Celebrities and Newest Broadway Shows May

Which celebrities will YOU see on Broadway this Spring? So many choices…Denzel Washington, Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris, James Franco, Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams, Michael C. Hall, Marisa Tomei, Toni Collette, Danielle Radcliffe!

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Will a New York City Discount Pass Save You Money?

New York City Attractions Pass Compared. Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York City Pass? Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Pass Discounts for your NYC vacation.

Customize Your NYC Pass - Choose from 55+ attractions and pay ONLY for the attractions you want to see. Build Your Own Pass And Save 20% Off Regular Admission - GUARANTEED! Option for easy, pre built itineraries like NYC Land & Sea or Top 4 Attractions.

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New York CityPASS

CityPASS - 41% off Top 6 Attractions. Choice of 9/11 Memorial & Museum or Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Includes Empire State Building, Circle Line Cruise, Museum of Natural History and more.

Learn More: CityPASS

The New York Pass

New York Pass - Save on 1-10 day New York Passes - 80+ Attractions included, use 1-10 days. Can activate passes and bus packages one year from purchase date, so buy when on sale! Includes 9-11 Museum, all major attractions and dozens of expensive tours.

Learn More: New York Pass

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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit – FREE

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit NYCMemorial Day Weekend 2014 May 24-26 and May 31-June 1, 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: http://www.wsoae.org

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NYC Steals and Deals: Join FREE and Save!

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Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Manhattan Cocktail Classic NYCMay 9-13, 2014
www.manhattancocktailclassic.com

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is an annual celebration of the myriad points of intersection between cocktails and culture. With over 100 events spread across five days and five boroughs, the MCC offers a vast array of unique experiences to enthusiasts and professionals alike. The festival takes place in dozens of bars, restaurants, event spaces, galleries, rooftops, gardens, and museums. The big opening night Gala at The New York Public Library anchors the festival.

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Which is Best? NYC Limos, Taxis, Shuttles, Car Services

Airlink Shuttle
Less People, More Time
GO Airlink Airport Shuttle NYC

Carmel NYC Limos
Not As Much As You Think Carmel NYC Limos

NYC Taxis
The New Yorker Way New York City Taxi Cab

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NYC Designer Sample Sales May

New York City Shopping Designer Sample SalesNYC Designer Sample Sales are some of our best hidden gems. New Yorkers know how to get almost ANYTHING at a major discount off the retail price! Most sample sales are announced with only a few days notice, but often, they take place the same time every year.May 2013 Sample sales included Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Theory, Botkier, Rebecca Minkoff, Furla, Hickey Freeman, Bobby Jones, Nanette Lepore and Twinkle by Wenlan, Catherine MalandrinoL’Oreal and Max Mara. Stay up to date with this year’s sales at NYC Designer Sample Sales.

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New York City Movie and Television Tours

New York City Tours - Movie and Television Take a guided tour of the New York sites you know and love from your favorite TV shows and movies! Choose from the Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour, Gossip Girl Sites Tour, Sex and the City Hotspots Tour, NBC Studio Tour, Sopranos Sites Tour, New York City Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Walking Tour and many more!!!

See the complete NYC Insider Guide to Movie and Television Tours.

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Taste of Tribeca

Taste of TribecaMay 17, 2014

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. Learn more at Taste of Tribeca.

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Five Boro Bike Tour (by TD Bank)

NYC Five Boro Bike Tour Sunday, May 4, 2014 (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: http://www.bikenewyork.org

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Sixth Annual Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie SeriesMay 23 – August 14, 2014

Enjoy FREE sea, air & space themed movies under the stars all summer long on the Flight Deck! 2014 Movies: Top Gun, Independence Day, Gravity, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Hunt for Red October, Spaceballs and Captain Phillips!

Doors open at 7:30, film begins at sunset. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, however no outside alcohol is permitted.

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Fleet Week New York City 2014

Fleet Week New York CityMay 21-27, 2014

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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Tickets on Sale in May

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Prior New York City May Calendar (stay tuned for annual updates):

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Best May New York City Vacation Packages

New York City Events May

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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