Things to Do in New York In May
The weather in New York in May is great - not too hot, but already warm enough to feel the approach of summer. Itinerary ideas for May: visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, go up to the rooftop observation deck of either Empire State Building or Top of the Rock. Consider buying tickets for these online in advance, or if you plan to visit most popular places in New York, including MOMA and Guggenheim museums, CityPASS provides savings of up to 40%. For romantic evening in New York, why not take a dinner cruise that goes on the Hudson and the East River, along the famous Manhattan skyline?
International Food Festival
International Food Festival takes place on 9th Avenue from 42nd to 57th street for more than 35 years! You can try all kinds of different cuisines: German, Polish, Asian, Italian, Spanish, etc. Photos from the past events, as well as a list of this year participants is available on the festival's website.
Over 250 events throughout the City, including seminars, exhibitions, installations, trade shows and talks. Design disciplines include architecture, digital & technology, DIY & craft, engineering, fashion, furniture, graphic design, industrial & manufacturing, landscape design, lighting, product design, television, film & media, urban design and more. Featured events include Frieze New York, ICFF, Bklyn Designs, WantedDesign and Collective Design. Visit nycxdesign.com to learn more.
Festival of cherry blossoms
The Botanical Garden is located in Brooklyn. If you are staying in Manhattan, and want to see the cherry blossoms and participate in other events of the festival, give this a whole day. This is an absolutely amazing experience to see more than 200 blossoming trees. Purchase tickets online in advance. Otherwise you might spend up to an hour in line.
Thousands of sailors, marines and those serving in the Coast Guard come to Manhattan for the annual Fleet Week. Hundreds of demonstrations of military skills happen during the week. Some of the ships are open for everyone to visit at this time (you can get there from Pier 88).