1. Visit the Brand New Gilder Center @ AMNH
Visit the brand new Gilder Center @ American Museum of Natural History. The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation creates more than 30 connections among 10 of the Museum’s buildings to improve visitor circulation on campus and adds 230,000 square feet to the already huge museum. Some of the areas and exhibits include Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Insectarium, Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Collections Core, Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium (separate ticket required), Invisible Worlds Immersive Experience and much more.
At dusk, the curved windows of the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation exude an inviting soft glow. From this vantage point in the renovated section of Theodore Roosevelt Park, the Gilder Center can be viewed in the context of the Museum’s existing campus, visible just beyond the Gilder Center’s gently undulating façade. Photo: Iwan Baan
From AMNH: "The Gilder Center embodies the Museum’s mission of science and education in every way—from sparking curiosity and wonder through new exhibits in strikingly designed spaces to providing new facilities where research collections, exhibitions, and learning are situated in close proximity, reinforcing the central role of natural history collections in scientific discovery and providing deeper experiences that connect visitors to the evidence and processes of science through engaging exhibits and programs. At the same time, the new building also enhances the visitor experience by establishing continuous pathways through its four-block campus, connecting buildings that were constructed over the course of nearly 150 years."
2. Head to Madison Square Garden to hear Janet Jackson get Nasty!
Janet Jackson & Ludacris – May 9-10, 2023 @ MSG
3. Concert Week NYC – $25 Tickets to 3,800+ Shows
Livenation is running their Concert Week Special May 10-16, 2023. During this time period, you can purchase $25 "all-in" tickets (all taxes and fees included) to over 3,800 live events across the country. During May 10-16, 2023, go here Concert Week and see the list of participating events. Once you select the event you are interested in, look for the “Concert Week Promotion” ticket type. We won’t know which NYC Shows are eligible until May 10th, but we’ll let you know when we do. Participating shows nationwide include 5 Seconds of Summer, Beck & Phoenix, Bebe Rexha, Big Time Rush, Don Toliver, Fall Out Boy, Janet Jackson, Kountry Wayne, Larry June, Maroon 5, Marca MP, Shania Twain, Snoop Dogg++.
4. Free Live Music in Times Square
Times Square TSQ Live – Concerts & Live Music – Wednesdays, 5-6pm, Broadway & 43rd St
May 10: Swing 46, May 17: M Social, May 24: Russian Samovar, May 31: Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine
Times Square TSQ
May 2-September 29, 2023
Every summer in Times Square, NYC, TSQ LIVE showcases hundreds of artists, performers and cultural producers and this summer 80 free events hosting over a dozen incredible New York-based institutions and collectives, including Pioneer Works, NEW INC, Children’s Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Extension, New York Live Arts, OTA Entertainment, Soul Summit, Rash Bar, and Elsewhere.
More Info: Times Square TSQ Live
4. Classical Music at the MET by the Quartet in Residence
Listen to Classical Music at The MET @ Impacto: The Global Influence of Latinx Composers with Herman Cornejo. Hear the Catalyst Quartet—The Met’s 2022–23 Quartet in Residence—celebrate the reach and impact of Latin America’s most talented composers, featuring a brand-new dance choreographed and performed by veteran American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo.
5. Visit the Bronx Zoo & Pay What You Wish
Bronx Zoo, pay-what-you-wish and all proceeds support their animal care work. Limited Admission requires a reserved ticket.