New York City Events May 2011

NYC Insider Guide Top Picks

New York City Events May 2011 include Ninth Avenue Food Festival, Fleet Week, Memorial Day, Tribeca Film Festival, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit and so much more.

The weather is delightful and the Central Park foliage is fully blooming, making one of their free tours 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 27 for the whole weekend. Please check sightseeing hours for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011.

Ongoing New York City Events May 2011

New York City Events May 2011

Tribeca Film Festival

Met Museum Roof Martini Bar

Pompeii Exhibit Times Square

Harry Potter Exhibit Times Square

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Tickets on Sale:

US Tennis Open – select tickets on sale NOW and selling quickly!

NYC May Concerts: Kylie Minogue, Usher, Elvis Costello, Adele, Chelsea Handler

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

NYC June Concerts: Alicia Keys, New Kids on the Block & BackStreet Boys, GLEE! Live, Katy Perry, Sade and Earth, Wind & Fire, Peter Frampton

NYC July Concerts: U2, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban

NYC August Concerts: American Idols Live, Britney Spears, Josh Groban, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Kenny Chesney, Chicago

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes

Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Ninth Avenue Food Festival NYC

May 14-15, 2011; 9:30 am – 6:30 pm

37th-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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New York Yankees Baseball Tickets and Schedule

Our 27-Time and 2009 World Series Champions return to our 3rd Season at the new Yankees Stadium. With our favorites, A-Rod and Derek Jeter, there are few things in NYC better than a Yankees game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium – hosting 81 Home Games this season.

More about NY Yankees Tickets and Yankee Stadium.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games May 2011

New York Yankee Tickets 2011

Sun, May 01, 1:05pm vs. Blue Jays

Tue, May 10, 7:05pm vs. Royals

Wed, May 11, 7:05pm vs. Royals

Thu, May 12, 7:05pm vs. Royals

Fri, May 13, 7:05pm vs. Red Sox

Sat, May 14, 7:10pm vs. Red Sox

Sun, May 15, 8:05pm vs. Red Sox

Fri, May 20, 7:05pm vs. Mets

Sat, May 21, 7:10pm vs. Mets

Sun, May 22, 1:05pm vs. Mets

Mon, May 23, 7:05pm vs. Blue Jays

Tue, May 24, 7:05pm vs. Blue Jays

Wed, May 25, 1:05pm vs. Blue Jays

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Taste of Tribeca

Taste of Tribeca

May 21, 2011

This culinary festival brings together Tribeca’s best restaurants: Bouley, Bubby’s, Chanterelle, Tribeca Grill and more. 2011 event cook offs include the Lamb Meatball Masters Challenge and Tang’s Natural Dumpling Challenge.

General tickets allow for 6 scrumptious tastes from some of New York’s finest chefs. $40 advance, $45 day of.

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May New York City Concerts and Shows

New York City Concerts May 2011

Kylie Minogue
Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom

Monday, May 2-4, 2011

Usher With Special Guest Akon

Prudential Center

May 7, 2011

Royal Comedy Tour – Sommore, DL Hughley, Bruce Bruce, Damon Williams
Beacon Theatre

May 7, 2011


Beacon Theatre , May 19, 2011

Paul Simon, Beacon Theatre,
May 10-11, 2011

Elvis Costello and The Imposters,
Beacon Theatre,
May 24, 2011

Chelsea Handler,
Beacon Theatre,
May 21, 2011

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Third Annual Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

May 27th: Top Gun

June 24th: Spiderman

July 8th: The Goonies
July 22nd: Back to the Future

August 5th: E.T. Extra-Terrestrial

August 19th: Jurassic Park

Enjoy a FREE feature film under the stars on the Flight Deck! 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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Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland, Annabella Sciorra, Bobby Cannavale, Jason Patric on Broadway!

Bengal Tiger Baghdad Zoo Broadway

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Broadway Shows New York Catch Me If You Can

Broadway Shows New York That Championship Season

Broadway Shows New York The MotherF**ker with the Hat

Book of Mormon Broadway Musical

Broadway Shows: Hot | New | Celebrities | Kids | Musicals | Plays

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2011 Rooftop Film Summer Series

Photo by Sarah Palmer

Opens May 13, 2011

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.

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Fleet Week New York City 2011

Fleet Week New York City 2011

May 25, 2011 – June 1, 2011

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 throughout the week, 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. Also check: Fleet Week at the Intrepid Museum

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Two for One Admission at Eight NYC Museums

The New York City Museum Discovery Pass includes 2 for 1 admission to American Folk Art Museum, Asia Society Museum, International Center of Photography, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Museum of Arts and Design, Museum of Chinese in America, Noguchi Museum and Rubin Museum of Art.

Download your New York City Museum Discovery Pass today and start saving! Pass good from March 1- May 31, 2011.

New York City Museums Pass

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Good Morning America Summer Concert Series 2011

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series 2011

May 27 – September 2, 2011

Every Friday, 6:00 am

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

From mega-watt stars including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson, to pop sensations Selena Gomez, Nicki Minaj, all Top 11 American Idol contestants, Taio Cruz, Florence and the Machine, and The Goo Goo Dolls, to country superstars Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert, there’s something for everyone this summer at the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series.

Viewers interested in joining “GMA” in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Summerstage Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6 a.m., when the park opens to the public. With the exception of Lady Gaga being a free, ticketed event, all concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7 to 9 a.m. ET

May 27: Lady Gaga

June 3: The Go-Go’s

June 10: Jennifer Hudson

June 17: Selena Gomez

June 24: Florence & the Machine

July 1: Beyonce

July 8: Miranda Lambert

July 15: Brad Paisley

July 22: Goo Goo Dolls

July 29: Debbie Gibson and Tiffany

August 5: Nicki Minaj

August 12: American Idol Top 11

August 19: Taio Cruz

August 26: TBD

September 2: Mary J Blige

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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit – FREE

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Sonia Grineva, Best of Show/Jury Prize

Memorial Day Weekend

May 28-30; June 4-5, 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.

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Five Boro Bike Tour (by TD Bank)


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

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Top 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 NYC Insider Guide Top Picks for Movie and Television Tours.

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NYC Designer Sample Sales May

New York City Shopping |  Designer Sample Sales

NYC 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.

Scheduled May 2011 Sample sales include Theory, Botkier, Furla, Catherine Malandrino, Hickey Freeman, Bobby Jones and Twinkle by Wenlan. Other May 2010 NYC Sample Sales that may be held again include: L’Oreal,

Max Mara,
Rebecca Minkoff and Manolo Blahnik.
Stay up to date with this year’s sales at NYC Designer Sample Sales.

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Imagination Movers at Best Buy Theater

Imagination Movers at Best Buy Theater

May 6-8, 2011

Imagination Movers, “In a Big Warehouse Tour” live in NYC.

In 2003, four New Orleans friends started gathering after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and brainstorm ideas about a children’s television show. Two years later, they had become the latest sensation, attracting parents and children alike with an eclectic pop sensibility and lyrical turns about healthy snacks and playing catch and conquering childhood fears of bedtime. Lines to the Movers’ shows stretched down blocks.

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New York Mets Baseball Tickets and Schedule

Catch NYC’s second baseball team in action at Citi Field.
Tickets are easy to get and the new Citi Field is one of the best stadium’s in all of baseball. Take the easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central to Citi Field, 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 2011

New York Mets Schedule

Tue, May 03, 7:10pm vs. Giants

Wed, May 04, 7:10pm vs. Giants

Thu, May 05, 1:10pm vs. Giants

Fri, May 06, 7:10pm vs. Dodgers

Sat, May 07, 7:10pm vs. Dodgers

Sun, May 08, 1:10pm vs. Dodgers

Mon, May 16, 7:10pm vs. Marlins

Wed, May 18, 7:10pm vs. Nationals

Thu, May 19, 1:10pm vs. Nationals

Fri, May 27, 7:10pm vs. Phillies

Sat, May 28, 7:10pm vs. Phillies

Sun, May 29, 1:10pm vs. Phillies

Mon, May 30, 7:10pm vs. Pirates

Tue, May 31, 7:10pm vs. Pirates

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Times Talks – The New York Times Live Interviews

Times Talks - The New York Times Live Interviews


242 West 41st Street (7th/ 8th Aves)

Tickets usually $30

Now, this is NYC! Times Talks are a diverse series of interviews, in a fairly intimate setting, with world-famous authors, actors, politicians and celebrities (I mean SUPER A-LIST), each facilitated by a New York Times reporter (Master of Ceremonies).

Top pick for May? Betty White, of course! Also join R.E.M.’s frontman Michael Stipe, James McAvoy and more!

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Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Manhattan Cocktail Classic NYC

May 13-17, 2011

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 all across the city (and in Brooklyn and Queens, too), in dozens of fabulous 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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Cinco (5) de Mayo is a national Mexican holiday celebrated in honor of an 1862 military victory over the French forces of Napoleon III. The French have different ideas, and it was the famous Battle of Puebla where they defeated the French army, thanks to the bravery of the Mexicans. That’s why Cinco de Mayo is such a celebration of freedom and liberty. Ever since the 5th of May, 1862.
CECOMEX started organizing the first Mexican Festivals and ever since, this CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL brings thousands of people each year together for cultural events, with two stages with live music, traditional Mexican food, and folklore. An excellent event for the family. AND It’s free! More on CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL NYC.

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New York City Ballet, May 3 – June 12, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl –
Thurs, May 5th 2011 3-11pm; and Sat, May 7, 12-9pm

Yoga Journal Conference, May 12-16, 2011

Tastes of NoLita Festival – May 21-22, 2011

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