New York Events for the Month of May 2020

Cinco De Mayo May 5th

Mother's Day May 10th

Memorial Day May 25th

May 2020 best events, festivals, and fun things to do in New York City.

Bicycle expo

May 1 - 2, 2020

 CANCELED

4 miles south

Visit 100 bicycle and accessory exhibitors, and attend biking presentations and classes at Bike Expo New York at Basketball City. Free. [Do not confuse with NYC Bike Expo.]

Latin American film festival

May 1 - 5, 2020

 CANCELED

NYC locations

Havana Film Festival New York shows 35 full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics from Latin America with English subtitles.

Nonfiction film festival

May 1 - 9, 2020

 CANCELED

1.2 miles NW

See a diverse collection of boundary-pushing nonfiction films at Art of the Real at Lincoln Center.

Margarita tasting

May 2, 2020

 CANCELED

4.5 miles SE

Taste the creations of mixologists from 15 restaurants and bars, and then vote for your favorite at Margarita Rumble, with live music and food for sale at Dobbin St in Brooklyn.

Anime convention

May 2 - 3, 2020

 CANCELED

5.7 miles NW

Castle Point Anime Convention has panels and workshops, a dealer’s room, artist’s alley, gaming, anime music videos, costume play, and a dance at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ and the nearby Holiday Inn.

Wine in the garden

May 2 - 3, 2020

 CANCELED

12 miles north

Sample wine from a dozen New York vintners and tour the gardens during Spring Uncorked at New York Botanical Garden.

Hoboken festival

May 3, 2020

 CANCELED

4.7 miles SW

Spring Arts & Music Festival features 300 artists, sculptors, photographers, and crafters, plus three stages of music, rides, games, and food vendors at 94 Washington Street in Hoboken, NJ. Repeats in Sept. Free.

Bike tour

May 3, 2020

 CANCELED

5 miles south

Bike 40 miles through New York’s five boroughs on Five Boro Bike Tour, starting north of Battery Park.

International authors

May 4 - 9, 2020

 CANCELED

NYC locations

Attend readings, discussions, and workshops with writers addressing contemporary cultural and political issues in other countries at PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

Taste of Queens

May 5, 2020

 CANCELED

10 miles east

Sample food and drink from 60 restaurants, and mingle with the borough’s business leaders at the $125 Queens Taste at New York Hall of Science.

Art fair on Randall’s Island

May 6 - 10, 2020

 CANCELED

6 miles NE

Shop for art from 190 galleries, attend talks, and mingle with art-world celebrities at Frieze New Yorkin tents at Randall’s Island Park.

Latino LGBTQ festival

May 6 - 17, 2020

3.2 miles NE

FuerzaFest includes films, short plays, dance, panel discussions, networking events, and art exhibitions.

Taste of the Lower East Side

May 7, 2020

 CANCELED

1.7 miles south

Enjoy unlimited tastes from 50 local restaurants plus open bars at the Taste of the Lower East Sidein Metropolitan Pavilion for $195+ to support charity.

Elite art fair

May 8 - 11, 2020

 CANCELED

1 mile north

Shop for exceptional fine and decorative art from international galleries at TEFAF New York Spring in Park Avenue Armory. Repeats in October.

Bronx Week

May 8 - 17, 2020

6 miles north

Bronx Week includes a breakfast, a softball game, the Bronx Ball, and a parade plus food & arts festival on the last day.

Taste of the Nation

May 9, 2020

 CANCELED

4.4 miles SE

Enjoy gourmet food, fine wine and beer, cocktails, local music, chef demonstrations, and a silent auction at NYC’s Taste of the Nation at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Brooklyn wine tasting

May 9, 2020

 CANCELED

10 miles south

Sample 200 wines with hors d’oeuvres at Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival at Industry City. Repeats in Nov.

Gospel festival

May 9, 2020

 (5 p.m.)

16.6 miles SW

Gospelfest is a talent competition followed by a gospel concert at Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ.

Children’s food festival

May 9 - 10, 2020

 CANCELED

4 miles south

Kids Food Fest encourages healthy eating for kids of all ages, with food tastings, cooking demos, hands-on activities, special guests, and family-focused entertainment at Brookfield Place.

Mother’s Day in the garden

May 9 - 10, 2020

12 miles north

Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party features live music, games, family activities, tours, food trucks, and casual picnicking at New York Botanical Garden.

Mother’s Day restaurants

May 10, 2020

 UNCERTAIN

NYC locations

OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Mother’s Day. Also see Best Mother’s Day Brunch Restaurants for Families.

Mother’s Day dining cruise

May 10, 2020

NYC locations

Take a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner cruise with views.

 

Mother’s Day scavenger hunt

May 10, 2020

 CANCELED

0.7 miles south

Find hidden clues and complete fun tasks in a race around the city on The Amazing Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt beginning at Slattery’s Midtown Pub.

Japanese festival

May 10, 2020

 CANCELED

1.2 miles north

Japan Day @ Central Park includes a 4-mile run, dance performances, music, calligraphy, origami, and food tents at Central Park Bandshell. Free.

Mother’s Day in the garden

May 10, 2020

 CANCELED

11 miles east

Enjoy a catered Mother’s Day Brunch plus a stroll in the gardens at Queens Botanical Garden.

A taste of Harlem

May 11 - 17, 2020

 CANCELED

4.2 miles north

A ticket to Ultimate Grand Tasting (highlight of Harlem EatUp!) gets you unlimited food tastes and samples of wine, beer, and cocktails, plus entertainment and a marketplace at Morningside Park for age 21+.

Arts festival

May 13 - 16, 2020

Lower Manhattan

Enjoy music, creative plays, poetry, and films at Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), which showcases urban artists and promotes diversity.

New-music festival

May 13 - 16, 2020

 CANCELED

3.1 miles east

Queens New Music Festival features live concerts of music written in the last 50 years at the Secret Theatre.

Film festival

May 14 - 17, 2020

4 miles north

Harlem International Film Festival screens 75 features, documentaries, shorts, youth projects, and animated works from 25 different countries, and it includes panel discussions and awards.

Cocktails & food

May 15, 2020

 RESCHEDULED

2.5 miles south

Good Spirits pairs fine spirits with local restaurant food to delight your taste buds at The Bowery Hotel for age 21+. Moved from May 15 to August 21.

Taste of the Upper West Side

May 15 - 16, 2020

 CANCELED

1.7 miles north

Sample restaurant food, and taste wine, beer, and cocktails under a tent at Taste of the Upper West Side at Columbus Avenue & West 77th Street.

 

Asian burlesque

May 15 - 16, 2020

2.3 miles SW

This year’s New York Asian Burlesque Extravaganzafeatures Calamity Chang and nine more in glamorous costumes at two venues for age 18+.

Bicycle expo

May 15 - 17, 2020

1.1 miles SW

Join 10,000 cyclists visiting exhibitors at the NYC Bike Expo at Penn Plaza Pavilion. Free admission and secure bike check. [Do not confuse with Bike Expo New York.]

African film festival

May 15 - June 7, 2020

 CANCELED

NYC locations

New York African Film Festival screens both new and classic African cinema, with a special focus on intergenerational discourse, featuring works by women and younger generations.

Parade of dancers

May 16, 2020

2 miles south

Watch colorful dancers perform ballet, break dance, disco, hula, and samba in the 1 p.m. Dance Parade beginning at Broadway & 21st Street and ending at DanceFest in Tompkins Park from 3 to 7 p.m. Free.

World block party

May 16, 2020

 CANCELED

3.3 miles north

East Harlem’s Ethnic Festival has music, dance, arts and crafts, ethnic food, and children’s activities on E. 104th Street (from 2nd to 3rd Avenue). Free.

Jazz gala

May 16, 2020

 CANCELED

3.6 miles south

Made in New York Jazz Gala features famous jazz artists plus international guest performers at Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Beer festival

May 16, 2020

 (4 to 9 p.m.)

5.9 miles SE

A ticket to Five Boro Craft Beer Fest includes beer from 50 craft breweries, food from local restaurants, and music by three bands at The Well in Brooklyn for age 21+.

Chili cook-off

May 16, 2020

 CANCELED

6 miles SE

Texas Chili Cook-off is “an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink chili and queso tasting event” with live music at Villain in Brooklyn. Children younger than age 12 are free.

Bicycle flea market

May 16, 2020

 RESCHEDULED

7 miles south

Shop for new and used bicycles, accessories, clothing, collectibles, and artwork during New York Bike Jumble at J.J. Byrne Playground (Fifth Avenue and 4th Street in Park Slope). Held in May and September. The spring event has moved from May 16 to July 18.

International food fest

May 16 - 17, 2020

1 mile NW

Ninth Avenue International Food Festival features food from around the world, international music and dance, artists and vendors, and children’s rides and games on 9th Avenue (42nd to 57th). Free entry.

Vegetarian festival

May 16 - 17, 2020

1.7 miles south

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival features food samples and meals from vegetarian restaurants, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian and animal-welfare groups, and talks and shows at Metropolitan Pavilion.

Shakespeare in the Park

May 19 - Aug. 8, 2020

2 miles north

For tickets to Shakespeare in the Park at Delacorte Theater in Central Park, pay $500 as a “supporter” or get free tickets by joining a lottery or waiting in line.

 

Contemporary design fair

May 20, 2020

 CANCELED

1.5 miles SW

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) is a showcase for 800 exhibitors, and the public can buy tickets to attend on the last day in Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Fleet Week

May 20 - 25, 2020

 CANCELED

multiple locations

Tour ships, hear band concerts, watch demonstrations, and see military displays during Fleet Week, which begins with a parade of ships. Tours require ID if you are age 18+. Free.

Spooky stories

May 21 - June 7, 2020

 CANCELED

2.4 miles south

Hear macabre stories read by candlelight during Edgar Allan Poe Festival in St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Festival of the arts

May 22 - 24, 2020

3 miles south

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts features dance, film, music, poetry, theater, and visual art at the Theater for the New City. Free.

African festival

May 22 - 25, 2020

 CANCELED

7.9 miles south

DanceAfrica celebrates the dance, music, and culture of Africa at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Each year the event focuses on a different African country.

Art fair

May 23 - 31, 2020

2 miles south

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit features 120 artists on the sidewalks of University Place. Repeats in Sept. Free.

New Jersey Renaissance Faire

May 23 - June 7, 2020

 CANCELED

72 miles SW

Relive historical times in the British Isles at The New Jersey Renaissance Faire, which has a merchant village and entertainment (sword fighting, music, comedy, fire breathing, and aerialists) among the trees in Bordentown, NJ.

Taiwan festival

May 24, 2020

 CANCELED

1.8 miles south

Passport to Taiwan Festival features “small eats,” stage performances, craft demonstrations, exhibitors, and family activities in Union Square Park North. Free.

Latino festival

May 24, 2020

2.9 miles SE

The Loisaida Festival is a family friendly event with music, shows, and vendors on Losaida Avenue. It begins with a community parade at 11 a.m. Free.

Science festival

May 27 - 31, 2020

 CANCELED

NYC locations

Attend dozens of world-class lectures, films, and events on science and innovation during World Science Festival.

Greek festival

May 28 - 31, 2020

 UNCERTAIN

26 miles SW

Enjoy Greek music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and delicious food at NJ Greek Fest at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield, NJ.

Brooklyn Film Festival

May 29 - June 7, 2020

NYC locations

Watch 120 films made by independent filmmakers from 27 countries during the Brooklyn Film Festival, mostly at Wythe Hotel and Windmill Studios. The schedule includes a one-day Kidsfilmfest.

Multicultural festival

May 30, 2020

5 miles north

NYC Multicultural Festival promises diverse cultural music, dance, food, fashion, and a kids’ area on St. Nicholas Avenue (from 141st to 145th). Free.

Puerto Rican festival

May 30, 2020

6.8 miles north

152nd Street Cultural Festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture with live music, dancing, comedy, art and food vendors, celebrity appearances, and a children’s pavilion with storytelling, face painting, and crafts on 152nd Street (Jackson Ave. to Union Ave.). Free.

Cool toy & beer festival

May 30 - 31, 2020

 CANCELED

4.4 miles SE

“A collision of art, toys, counterculture, and craft beer,” Five Points Fest celebrates art and its creators (whether they make comics, toys, beer, or vegan tacos) at Brooklyn Expo Center. Costumes welcome. Children age 5 and younger are free.

Dog show

May 30 - 31, 2020

 CANCELED

5.9 miles NW

Shop from vendors of dog products, watch dog sports, and attend seminars at World Dog Expo at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Mothers celebration

May 31, 2020

1.7 miles NW

Mamapalooza offers music, art, kids’ activities, food vendors, and crafts for mothers and the people who love them at Riverside Park South. Free.

Indie film festival

May 31 - June 7, 2020

0.9 miles west

NYC Independent Film Festival celebrates the independent filmmaker with screenings, panels, and parties at the Producers Club.

Free movies in parks

May 2020

 (undated)

NYC locations

Free Summer Movies are shown evenings at parks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

Polish film festival

May 2020

 (undated)

0.8 miles south

New York Polish Film Festival screens feature films, shorts, and documentaries, which all have English subtitles at Scandinavia House.

Whisky tasting

May 2020

 (undated)

1.8 miles south

A ticket to Whisky Live includes a dinner buffet, live music, chocolate pairings, and a glass to sample scotches, bourbons, and whiskies from around the world at the Altman Building.

Food truck festival

May 2020

 (undated)

6.5 miles SW

Cinco de Mayo Food Truck Fest has 20 food vendors, live music, and family activities at LM Urby Parking in Jersey City, NJ. Children younger than 12 are free.

Brooklyn neighborhood tasting

May 2020

 (undated)

9 miles south

A ticket to Carroll Gardens & Cobble Hill Summer Crawl gets you either 4 or 11 tastes in eateries and businesses from Atlantic Avenue south. Dogs welcome.

Beer festival

May 2020

 (undated)

10.2 miles east

A ticket to NY Beer Festival includes unlimited beer tastes from 80 breweries, with games, entertainment, and food for sale at Citi Field for age 21+. No dogs.

International fair in Queens

May 2020

 (undated)

10.2 miles east

The World’s Fare has music plus international food & drink for sale “curated by New York City’s leading taste makers” with a focus on

equality and cultural diversity at Citi Field.

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