It is believed that April’s shower brings May flowers, which makes the lively month of May a beautiful time to be in NYC. This is considered to be the perfect month to discover the neighborhoods and streets of NYC.
There are so many things to do in NYC in May! With everything blooming, sun shining, and the first outdoor events making an appearance, this is a great time of the year to visit New York.
Fleet Week, Mother’s Day, Air & Space Museum are among the highlights. Below is a list of our favorite things to do in May in NYC to inspire you for your trip and make sure that you won’t be running out of fun and unique things to do!
Read on to find the best things to do in May in NYC.
Memorial Day Celebrations
NYC loves to honor those who have served the country during the war. You will get a chance to attend the spirited parade in all of the five boroughs. The largest parade in Queens is the Little Neck-Douglaston. And the oldest is Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade. It begins at 78th Street and Third Avenue. You can also see a smaller parade from Dyckman Street and Broadway in Manhattan’s Inwood.
Cinco de Mayo
The best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is to sit down for great Margaritas and Mexican food. The Cantina Rooftop in Midtown Manhattan has it covered along with good prices and a great view. The chef travels through Mexico for a year to collect all the best recipes. Enjoy dishes like empanadas and tostadas among twinkling city lights. The place is very popular, so do not forget to book in advance.
Art New York
Art New York at Pier 92/94 is an important exhibition facility for the arts that annually attracts over 150,000 collectors. The exhibition offers both fresh and noteworthy works by renowned artists from the pop, modern, and post-war eras featuring drawings, design, sculpture, paintings, photography, and prints.
Frieze Art New York
Experience the contemporary art world in an alfresco environment by heading over to Randall’s Island Park this Spring. Sit in on ‘Frieze Talks,’ enjoy the Frieze Art Fair’s Reading Room, and see some of the most talked-about artwork in the city.
Kids Food Festival at Brookfield Place
The food festival for kids welcomes families with children of all ages. If you are interested in learning about balanced food choices in an engaging and fun environment that will empower children to make decisions for themselves, then visit this festival.
Is your weather app going to be raining the whole day? Drive over to one of the best Museums in NYC. Whether you are interested in science, art, or history, there is something for everyone in just about every neighborhood. Choose from the American Museum of Natural History, Whitney Museum of American Art, or Museum of the City of New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.