What to do in New York in May 2022

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Go cycling!
Go cycling!
New York is becoming more and more bike-friendly. Rent a bike and discover Central Park or explore the whole city!
Eric's tips

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 Niagara Falls or go shopping. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in May 2022

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1 May
Sunday
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.
1 May
Sunday
Opening Day Governors Island
This peaceful island is located just five minutes by boat from Manhattan. Visit the island on a nice day for a relaxing picnic or bike ride.
1 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
2 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
5 May
Thursday
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!
6 May
Friday
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.
7 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
8 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
8 May
Sunday
Mother's Day in New York
Are you visiting New York on Mother's day? Here are my tips on making the day special for your mother.
9 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
13 May
Friday
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.
14 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
15 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
16 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
20 May
Friday
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.
21 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
22 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
23 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
24 May
Tuesday
The Brooklyn Bridge's birthday
The Brooklyn Bridge was officially opened on this day, in 1883. Celebrate the birthday of this New York icon by walking or cycling over it.
26 - 31 May
Fleet Week
A week-long event honouring the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. The 2021 event is virtual.
27 May
Friday
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.
28 May
Saturday
National Hamburger Day
The making of a good burger is a true craft. Check out the 5 best burger spots in New York here.
28 May
Saturday
Saturday Nightlife
Party in different nightclubs in New York on Saturday night.
29 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
30 May
Monday
Memorial Day
Memorial Day honours the men and women who died serving in the American armed forces. It also marks the unofficial start of the summer season. A good day to visit Governors Island.
30 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
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