New York City Events May 2010

NYC May Activities, Things to Do and Events Calendar

NYC in May is most always perfect weather. Central Park foliage is fully blooming and taking one of their free tours is an ideal thing to do. Memorial Day Weekend is officially the start of the summer, so expect New York City to clear out on May 28 for the whole weekend. Please check sightseeing hours for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2010.

Submit your event to the New York City May Events Activities Calendar or check the current New York City Events May Calendar, for the current monthly guide.

Ninth Avenue Food Festival


May 15-16, 2010

37th-57th Sts, along 9th Avenue

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

Sex and the City 2 Movie Premiere and Package Tour

Free song download with Sex and the City 2 tix

May 28, 2010, 2pm to Midnight???

Celebrate the premiere of Sex and the City 2: The Sequel with On Location Tours Sex and the City Movie Package that includes the famous Sex and the City Hotspots Tour, dinner, a ticket to SATC2, and admission to a nightclub. Talk about Girls Night Out!

Tribeca Film Festival 2010


April 21-May 2, 2010

Tickets usually on sale first to American Express cardmembers, then the public, closer to the opening. Tickets range in price, depending on the event, but some screenings are even lower than a regular priced movie ticket.

Taste of Tribeca

Taste of Tribeca

May 15th, 2010

This culinary festival brings together Tribeca’s best restaurants in one unforgettable, delicious experience. Some of the cities best restaurants: Bouley, Bubby’s, Chanterelle and Tribeca Grill participate.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit – FREE

Sonia Grineva, Best of Show/Jury Prize Fall 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

May 29-31 and June 5-6, 12pm – 6pm

In Greenwich Village, near NYU, on the sidewalks of University Place from East 10th Street, running south along the side of Washington Square Park to W 3rd Street. The South end of the show, Schwartz Plaza, is also known as Bobkin Lane. Great weekend to walk around the Village and see tons of artwork displayed by original artists. I’ve seen paintings, sculpture, eco-friendly art and lots of other unique pieces to see or even to purchase, at far less than gallery prices.


Photo by Sarah Palmer

Watch a movie outside on a NYC rooftop, with our beautiful skyline as your backdrop! The Rooftop Film summer series, held annually from May to August promotes a variety of films, shown at various, interesting spots around NYC. Cost is similar to a regular movie ticket.

Five Boro Bike Tour (by TD Bank)

Five Boro Bike Tour NYC

Sunday, May 1, 2011

(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.

TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour

Museum of the American Gangster Grand Opening

Museum of the American Gangster

“Located in a former speakeasy, the Gangster Museum’s goal is to objectively present the role that crime has played in shaping the politics, culture, myth and lore of New York City — and beyond.”

Tours – $10 suggested

Mon – Fri: 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Sat: 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm

Sun: Closed

Take an intimate look at the American gangster with found artifacts and stories told from a firsthand perspective. “MOAG’s goal is to objectively and authentically present the role crime has played in shaping the politics, culture, myth and lore of New York City. Criminals will not be glorified or sensationalized, nor will they be vilified.”

Check out exhibits such as The Early Life of “Lucky” Luciano and Gangsters in Hollywood and “a maze of hidden rooms and artifacts in the basement left over from Prohibition.”

80 St. Marks Place, Greenwich Village,
Theater 80 Building

King Tut Exhibit Opens at Discovery Center


April 23, 2010 – January 2, 2011

Discovery Times Square Exposition

226 W 44th St, 7th/8th Aves

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs returns to NYC after more than 30 years. (sorry, haven’t been yet, cannot comment).

$27.50 Adults, $17.50 (4-12), Under 4 free. 4/23/10 through 1/2/2011.

More New York City Events May 2010

  • Yoga Journal Conference
  • Fleet Week
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic
  • Spring Kids Fest in Madison Square Park, May 22, 2010 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • New York City Ballet

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