What to do in New York in May 2024

Highlight of the month

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 means it’s time for walking and cycling tours in the sun! For an unforgettable experience, book a helicopter flight. Fancy escaping the city? Then visit Niagara Falls or go shopping at Woodbury. View all events per day below.

Monthly events in New York in May 2024

  • Boat Tours by Day

    Boat tours are perfect for sightseeing in New York during the day.

  • Broadway Shows

    Visit one of the many wonderful Broadway musicals in New York.

  • Cycling in New York

    Biking along the two rivers and in Central Park, the most ideal way to see a lot of the city.

  • Dinner Cruises

    Combine sightseeing in New York with a lovely dinner and take an evening dinner cruise.

  • New York Mets Baseball

    Visit a game of New York's second baseball team in the new stadium Citi Field.

  • New York Yankees Baseball

    Want to visit a baseball game? The New York Yankees are the best baseball team!

  • Niagara Falls Day Trip

    Discover the mighty Niagara Falls on a day trip from New York.

  • Rooftop Bars

    Want to be on the top? Go to one of my favourite rooftop bars!

  • Whale Watching

    Have you always wanted to see whales up close? It is possible in New York!

Find events
1 May
Wednesday
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.
3 May
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
5 May
Sunday
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!
5 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
5 May
Sunday
The Five Boro Bike Tour
This annual bike tour covers all five of the boroughs in New York. Watch from the side lines or just join the party at the finishing line, on Staten Island.
6 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
10 May
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
12 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
12 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.
13 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
17 May
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
19 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
20 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
23 - 28 May
Fleet Week
A week-long event honouring the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
24 May
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
24 May
Friday
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 May
Sunday
Gospel on Sundays
Experience authentic gospel music in one of the churches of Harlem. This tour is available on Wednesdays too.
27 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.
27 May
Monday
Shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Shop 'til you drop and get the biggest discounts at Woodbury Common Outlets!
28 May
Tuesday
National Hamburger Day
The making of a good burger is a true craft. Check out the 5 best burger spots in New York here.
31 May
Friday
Rooftop Bar Tour
The best way to explore New York's bustling rooftop bars, while skipping lines and marching straight past picky bouncers.
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