HomeNYC Events by DayMay 19-22, 2023 | NYC Today, Week, Weekend

May 19-22, 2023 | NYC Today, Week, Weekend

Thousands of chefs await you this weekend @ The Ninth Avenue Food Festival, Japan Fes or Taste of Tribeca, so get ready to over-indulge your sense of taste with all of NYC’s best of the best! You can also be the first to check out the new Harry Potter Exhibition, see the latest art @ Frieze, Cheer on the Mets and if you are connected to the Military, hit up a museum for FREE all summer, starting this weekend.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open

A highlight every summer, the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at The MET just opened for the season! The 2023 Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey will be on view April-October and showcases "a full-scale architectural structure inspired by sources as varied as ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture, and contemporary visual expressions such as tagging."

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Roof

Harry Potter Exhibition Opens

Harry Potter Exhibition NYC

May 19, 2023+
50 W 34th Street (@ Broadway)

Harry Potter™: The Exhibition, an all-new interactive and immersive experience opens in Herald Square where guests can choose a Patronus, cast a spell, test their Quidditch™ skills and brew potions. You'll see behind-the-scenes of costumes, props and more from all the Harry Potter movies and the Broadway show. Tickets and registration required. See More: new-york.harrypotterexhibition.com/

Ninth Avenue Food Festival

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. Ninth Avenue Food Festival – May 20-21, 2023.

Ninth Avenue Food Festival NYC

Indulge @ JAPAN Fes

May 20 | JAPAN Fes @ NoMad (Broadway 31st-32nd st)
May 21 | JAPAN Fes @ Parkslope (5th Ave 9th-10th st)

Enjoy the best Japanese gourmet from all over Japan. Northern Japan, tender Beef tongue donburi made aged and sliced one by one to feel the best taste of the original flavor of Gyutan the beef tongue by @js_kitchen_nyc, Sapporo miso ramen crafted by a JAPAN Fes Ramen Contest champion chef from Hokkaido by @ramen_kings, gorgeous juicy Hokkaido Salmon rice ball seasoned with butter and flagrantly burnt soy sauce by @narutoramenny , luxury Wagyu sushi made with A4 special Wagyu and original Miso by @jspec.wagyu.nyc , juicy Yamagata Wagyu hand roll by @tabikase_ny , savory BBQ Chashu bowl by @nakamuranyc , and photogenic Matcha sweets by @k.minamoto_usa. JAPAN Fes NYC

Taste the Best Food in Tribeca

Taste of Tribeca – May 20, 2023. Always the third Saturday in May, Taste of Tribeca is 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. Tickets required.

Taste of Tribeca

Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families All Summer

Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families Summer – kicks off this weekend. Sponsored by Blue Star, allows all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families access to 2,000 art exhibits, science centers, and amazing museums all over the nation. The 2023 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023. Read More: Military Discounts in NYC, Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families Summer and Military Discount NYC Hotels.

Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families

Browse the Latest Art @ Frieze

Frieze – Meet the artist’s at Frieze in Hudson Yards. Frieze showcases the world’s leading galleries, hundreds of works of pioneering artists, and lets locals discover up-and-coming talent, as well as engage with some of art history’s most important figures. There is wall art, goods, fashion, crafts, samples, tastings, talks, discussions and much more. May 17-21, 2023.

Frieze New York

Cheer on the Mets @ Citi Field

Cheer on the Mets as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays – May 16-18 and the Cleveland Guardians – May 19-21

New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Tickets

Catch NYC's National baseball team in action at the amazing Citi Field, one of baseball's nicest stadiums and now home to baseball's highest payroll as of 2023! Top recruits include Francisco Álvarez, Brett Baty, Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos. Tickets are easy to get and the Mets are an easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central. Grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action.

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What to Wear in NYC in May - New York Weather May

New York weather in May weather is delightful and the Central Park foliage is fully blooming, making one of their free tours an ideal thing to do. The weathermen will tell you the summer does not start until June 21st, but any New Yorker will tell you Memorial Day Weekend is officially the start of the summer. Expect New York City to clear out on the weekend prior to the fourth Monday in May.

As the daylight hours get longer, you will need lightweight sweaters and coats in May to prepare for large day to night temperature drops.

Historical May high/low temperatures are 68/53 (F) and 21/11 (C). It is best to pack lots of layers - sweaters over shirts, a jacket you can easily take off and stuff in a bag, bring umbrellas and be ready for heavier night clothes.

Weather This Week in NYC


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Welcome! I'm Melissa, a fourth generation New Yorker, who has been lucky enough to live in New York for over 30 years. I love just about everything in New York City, the very reason I started this web site, and I look forward to sharing it all with you. Please explore the New York City Insider Guide at your own pace. I hope it helps you plan your New York City Vacation, so you not only go home as a NYC Insider, but plan to visit us again soon.


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