New York City Events May 2015

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NYC May Activities, Things to Do and Events Calendar

New York City Events May 2015 include Iggy Azalea, The Who, Billy Joel and Eric Church 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. Broadway has an all-star line up, including Larry David, Helen Mirren, Jim Parsons, Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer, Peter Gallagher and Kristen Chenoweth!


New York City Events May – Concerts and Shows

MSG

  • Billy Joel- May 28, 2015


Barclays Center

  • Iggy Azalea – May 7, 2015
  • The Who – May 26, 2015
  • Ed Sheeran – May 31, 2015


Prudential Center (NJ)

  • Eric Church – May 2, 2015
  • Iggy Azalea – May 8, 2015
  • Ed Sheeran – May 30, 2015


Beacon Theatre

  • Paramore – May 6, 2015

More May Concerts:

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Sports New York City Events May 2015

The New York Rangers have made the Eastern Conference Finals. The games vs. the Tampa Bay Lightening will be at MSG: May 16, May 18, and if necessary, May 24 and May 29.

NYC welcomes our newest professional sports team in 2015, the Major League Soccer New York City Football Club, a joint venture between the NY Yankees and Manchester City of England!

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! Head to Yankees Stadium to grab a hot dog or head to baseball’s nicest stadium, CitiField, to cheer on the Mets. 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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Celebrities and Newest Broadway Shows May

Which celebrities will you see on Broadway in May? So many fantastic choices…Larry David, Helen Mirren, Tony Danza, Peter Gallagher and Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer!??

Fish In The Dark Broadway Comedy - Larry David

Fish In The Dark Broadway Comedy – starring Larry David

Larry David stars as Norman Drexel, who (not) surprisingly is curmudgeonly and cynical, just like….Larry David! Fish in the Dark revolves around a family funeral and showcases an all-star cast. (February 2 – June 7, 2015)

The Audience Broadway Play starring Helen Mirren

The Audience Broadway Play – starring Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren returns to Broadway, starring as Queen Elizabeth II, just as she did in the film The Queen. Follow the queen as she meets with 12 British prime ministers — from the imposing Winston Churchill to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher. (Feb 14 – June 28, 2015)

Finding Neverland Peter Pan on Broadway

Finding Neverland (Peter Pan) – starring Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer

Follow playwright J.M. Barrie as he finds inspiration when meeting the beautiful widow Sylvia, and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter and conjures the magical world of Neverland. (Previews begin March 15, 2015)

An Act of G-d Comedy Play

An Act of G-d Comedy Play – Starring Jim Parsons

The Almighty and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. Dishing celebrity gossip from the One who sees it all, He’s here to set the record straight, and He’s not holding back!. (May 5 – August 2, 2015)

Full List of Broadway Shows

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Memorial Day Weekend NYC

Memorial Day NYC

Monday, May 25, 2015

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 Weekend NYC

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One World Observatory Opens

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View from One World Trade Center, 88th Floor (May 2012)

Opening May 29, 2015

One World Observatory, located on the 100-102 floors of the new World Trade Center will open to the public on May 29, 2015. The experience includes unparalleled panoramic views from atop the tallest building in the United States, educational movies, history and dining options.

More Info: One World Observatory NYC

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Whitney Museum of American Art Re-Opens

Whitney Museum NYC

May 1, 2015 – Grand Re-Opening in Meatpacking District

The Whitney Museum offers the most complete overview of twentieth-century American art of any museum in the world, with a special focus on works by living artists. The new museum building (opened May 2015) includes approximately 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space and terraces facing the High Line. The Whitney offers amazing rooftop art that also showcases the NYC Skyline, pay what you wish hours on Fridays and dozens of free daily tours.

More Info: Whitney Museum

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Polo Classic Veuve Clicquot NYC

Saturday, May 30, 2015 (tickets on sale 4/29)
Liberty State Park, NJ

Join Veuve Clicquot for an exciting afternoon of polo viewing while enjoying a flute of champagne. Polo-goers and champagne sippers alike can purchase one of three ticketing options, with access to delicious food offerings from the city’s most popular food trucks, Veuve Clicquot Champagne for purchase, and prime seating to cheer from the sidelines during a thrilling polo match. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

More Info: www.vcpoloclassic.com

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Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Ninth Avenue Food Festival NYC

May 16-17, 2015; 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.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Roof

May 12 – November 1, 2015
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 info: 2015 Met Roof Martini Bar Schedule.

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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit – FREE

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit NYC

Memorial Day Weekend 2015
May 23-25 and May 30-31; 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.

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TODAY Show Toyota Summer Concert Series

TODAY Show Toyota Summer Concert Series

May 22 – September 4, 2015
49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza

The 2015 lineup includes Meghan Trainor, Imagine Dragons, Flo Rida, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Paisley and more!

More Info: TODAY Show Summer Concert Series

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Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

May 22- September 4, 2015
Every Friday, 6:00 am (Concerts 7am to 9am)
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

The 2015 lineup includes includes Jessie J,  Nicki Minaj, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Ed Sheeran, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, 5 Seconds of Summer and more! 

More Info: Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

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Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Manhattan Cocktail Classic NYC

May 15-19, 2015
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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Fleet Week New York City 2015

Fleet Week New York City

May 20-26, 2015

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.

Info: www.fleetweeknewyork.com

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Annual Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

May 22 – August 6, 2015 (Thursdays except Fri, 5/22)

Enjoy FREE sea, air & space themed movies under the stars all summer long on the Flight Deck! 2015 Movies: Top Gun, October Sky, Moon, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Apollo 13 and Wall-E!

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.

More Free Summer Movies in NYC

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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 Sales

May is one of the BEST Sample Sales months in NYC. Already scheduled sales include: Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, James Jeans, Tory Burch, Bonobos, Plein Sud, Sandro, Lafayette 148, Jay Strongwater, Kids Sample Sale, The Big Designer Sale, Reed Krakoff, Hickey Freeman, Elizabeth and James, ICB, Sferra Luxury Linens, Rubin & Chapelle and more!

Stay up to date with this year’s sales at NYC Designer Sample Sales.

NYC Designer Sample Sales are some of our best hidden gems. Most sample sales are announced with only a few days notice, but often, they take place the same time every year.

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Taste of Tribeca

Taste of Tribeca

May 16, 2015

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.

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New York City Ballet 2014-2015 Season

New York City Ballet

Spring: April 28 – June 7, 2015

The NYCB 2014–15 Season features 56 ballets, including a Balanchine Black & White festival, two iconic Shakespeare full-lengths, and seven premieres, including La Sylphide. Celebrating their rich musical legacy and named after Founder George Balanchine’s famous quote “See the music and hear the dancing,” the new Hear the Dance programs focus on composers of the same national origin.

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More New York City May Calendar 2015

More New York City Events May 2015: 

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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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Mothers Day in New York City

Mothers Day in New York City

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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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Five Boro Bike Tour (by TD Bank)

NYC Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 3, 2015
(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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