What to do in New York in May 2020

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Ride a bike!
Ride a bike!
New York is becoming more and more cycle-friendly. Rent a bike and discover Central Park or explore the city by cycling!
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New York in May is perfect for walking and cycling tours in the sun! For an unforgettable experience you book a helicopter flight. Fancy escaping the city? Then visit the Niagara Falls or go shopping. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in May 2020

  • New York City FC Soccer
    Soccer in New York? Why not! Go see a Major League Soccer game of New York City FC.
  • Broadway Shows
    Visit one of the many wonderful Broadway musicals in New York.
  • Rooftop Bars
    Want to be on the top? Go to one of my favourite rooftop bars!
  • New York Yankees Baseball
    Want to visit a baseball game? The New York Yankees are the best baseball team!
  • New York Mets Baseball
    Visit a game of New York's second baseball team in the new stadium Citi Field.
  • Niagara Falls Day Trip by Plane
    Discover the power of Niagara Falls on a day trip by plane from New York.
  • Dinner Boat Tours
    Combine sightseeing in New York with a lovely dinner and take an evening dinner cruise.
  • Boat Tours by Day
    Boat tours are perfect for sightseeing in New York during the day.
  • Cycling in New York
    Biking along the two rivers and in Central park, the most ideal way to see a lot of the city while relaxing.

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Monthly events in New York in May 2020

1 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
1 May
Fri
The Empire State Building's Birthday
Celebrate the Empire State Building's birthday today: visit the 86th-floor observation deck for an incredible view of the city.
2 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
2 May
Sat
The Blessing of the Bicycles
Get your bicycle blessed with holy water inside the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. If you don’t have a bike, you can rent one, and later explore the nearby Central Park!
2May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $241.00
3 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
3 May
Sun
The Five Boro Bike Tour
This annual bike tour covers all the five boroughs of New York. Watch from the side lines or just join the party at the finishing line, on Staten Island.
3May
Sun - Start time: 14:00 | Concerts | Starting at $121.00
4 May
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
5 May
Tue
Cinco de Mayo
Do you like Mexican food? Then today is the perfect day to have some tacos, margaritas and enchiladas at one of my favourite restaurants!
5May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $64.00
6May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $50.00
8 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
8May
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $53.00
9 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
9May
Sat - Start time: 16:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $73.00
9May
Sat - Start time: 17:00 | Concerts | Starting at $100.00
9May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $120.00
10 May
Sun
Mother's Day
Celebrating Mother's Day in New York? Here are some tips how to make the day extra special.
10 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
10May
Sun - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $46.00
11 May
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
13May
Wed - Start time: 19:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $26.00
13May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $56.00
13May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $34.00
14May
Thu - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $107.00
15 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
15May
Fri - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $16.00
15May
Fri - Start time: 19:15 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $209.00
15May
Fri - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $146.00
16 May
Sat
Dance Parade
Experience the joy of dancing with djs, live bands and over 100 styles of dance. The Dance Parade starts at 13:00 at 21st Street & Broadway, and ends in Tompkins Square Park with a DanceFest. Free.
16 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
16May
Sat - Start time: 18:00 | Concerts | Starting at $72.00
16May
Sat - Start time: 19:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $26.00
16May
Sat - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $20.00
17 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
17May
Sun - Start time: 13:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $17.00
17May
Sun - Start time: 14:00 | Concerts | Starting at $136.00
18 May
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
18May
Mon - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $12.00
18May
Mon - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Rap | Starting at $41.00
19May
Tue - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $17.00
20 - 25 May
Fleet Week
A week-long event honouring the members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
20May
Wed - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $12.00
20May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $54.00
20May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $84.00
20May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $145.00
21May
Thu - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $93.00
21May
Thu - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $12.00
22 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
22May
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts, Pop | Starting at $158.00
22May
Fri - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $23.00
23 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
23May
Sat - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $40.00
23May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $40.00
24 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
24May
Sun - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $23.00
24May
Sun - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $64.00
25 May
Mon
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Shopping Tour
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
25 May
Mon
Memorial Day
Memorial Day honours the men and women who have died while serving in the American armed forces. It also marks the unofficial start of the summer season. A good day to visit Governors Island.
25May
Mon - Start time: 13:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $27.00
26May
Tue - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $18.00
26May
Tue - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $79.00
27May
Wed - Start time: 19:05 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $20.00
27May
Wed - Start time: 19:30 | Concerts | Starting at $54.00
27May
Wed - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $204.00
28 May
Thu
Hamburger Day
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28May
Thu - Start time: 12:35 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $21.00
29 May
Fri
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore several of New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers. Can't make it on a Friday? This tour is available on several days, every week.
29May
Fri - Start time: 19:00 | Concerts | Starting at $104.00
29May
Fri - Start time: 19:10 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $20.00
30 May
Sat
Manhattanhenge
Possibly the most Instagrammable sky phenomenon of the year, as the sunset aligns with the east–west streets of Manhattan. Head to a rooftop bar for a spectacular view!
30 May
Sat
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
30May
Sat - Start time: 19:15 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $19.00
30May
Sat - Start time: 19:30 | Comedy, Concerts | Starting at $59.00
30May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $92.00
30May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $121.00
30May
Sat - Start time: 20:00 | Concerts | Starting at $137.00
31 May
Sun
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
31May
Sun - Start time: 15:00 | Soccer, Sports | Starting at $43.00
31May
Sun - Start time: 19:09 | Baseball, Sports | Starting at $18.00
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