New York City Events Happening May 1 Through 8

New York City Events Happening May 1 Through 8

May is upon us, and it is time to plan our month. With Mother’s Day approaching and the weather getting better each day, everyone is excited to be outside. Today is a gorgeous rainy day, and we thought it would be wonderful to share these events happening May 1 through 8 so that you can begin planning for the upcoming new month.


Cinco De Mayo at The Springs BK

The Springs recently reopened its outdoor patio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Join them on May 5 at 4 PM to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Guests can order their special $10 Springs Water cocktail, featuring Milagro Tequila, Seltzer, and Lime Juice all day.

Food options include Nana’s Doughnuts from Chef and Owner Natalie Mitchell, serving more than just amazing doughnuts with savory dishes like French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Sliders, Mexican Street Corn Fritters, and more will be available to munch on.


Step outside into a lush, green oasis and soak up the sun while sipping on one of their delicious cocktails like the Frozen Aperol Spritz and Hollaback Mai Tai or taking in the weather on the patio surrounded by plants and twinkling lights come sundown.

Guests can snag special giveaway prizes like sunglasses, t-shirts, lip balm, and more throughout the evening, which will rave on until close.

224 Franklin Street — Greenpoint

Slate Rooftop Reopens

Slate Rooftop is a glorious outdoor oasis atop the POD Hotel Williamsburg with an amazing menu of shareable bites, frozen drinks, and signature games, including a Plinko Wall, Sub Soccer, and Giant Jenga to play. The grand opening will take place on May 5.

There’s no shortage of fun in sight. Slate Rooftop is the season spring and summer sister to Slate, an indoor adult playground that’s been thriving in Chelsea for the last 23 years.

247 Metropolitan Avenue – Williamsburg

Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Mo’s Bar & Lounge

Mo’s Bar & Lounge, the 22-year-old Black-owned neighborhood bar and lounge of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, continues introducing their new Black-owned spirits program with Celebrar Negro: Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Mo’s Bar & Lounge.

From Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7, during Happy Hours of 4 to 7 PM, customers may experience 2 for 1 Cocktails featuring Black-Owned Tequilas, including:

  • Anteel Tequila
  • Lobos 1707
  • Teremana Tequila
  • Talero Tequila
  • Gran Coramino

All attendees should RSVP via Eventbrite.

80 Lafayette Avenue – Fort Greene

Crown Heights Arts Stroll

May 5th, 4 to 9 PM Crown Heights Arts Stroll will occur on May 5 from 4 to 9 PM. The monthly event, which takes place on the First Friday of the month, features art galleries and spaces in the neighborhood.

Calabar Imports
708 Franklin Avenue — Crown Heights

I FEEL: Island Escape

Get ready for Island Escape on May 5, where they will take you on a journey to a tropical paradise filled with art, music, and self-expression. So get ready to FEEL the music, connect, and express yourself.

This will be their last gathering before Summer Escape, do not miss it.

Come dressed in your best island-themed outfit, and let your creativity shine. Get your tickets here.

Costume Ideas include Flowers, butterflies, Hawaiian Shirts, Flower Crown and Sunglasses, Beachcomber Hat, Mermaid or Merman, Tropical Fruit, Animal Print, Sailor, Jungle Explorer, Surfer, and Tribal Warrior.

260 Meserole Street

First Saturday: Double Happiness

On May 6, the “First Saturday: Double Happiness” event will take place at The Brooklyn Museum. Join in on celebrating Brooklyn’s lively Asian diaspora while honoring the global movements for freedom and liberation.

This event highlights creative collectives, partnerships, and chosen families and offers free admission to the Museum with required registration.

200 Eastern Parkway — Prospect Heights

Celebrate May Mondays At Leland Eating and Drinking House

To celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI), Lealand will highlight special recipes from Chef/Partner Delfin Jaranilla’s Filipino family and Owner/Partner Randi Lee’s Chinese family.

Throughout Mondays in May from 5 to 10 PM.

A few highlights include:
Whole Roasted Duck + Crepes
Pork Sisig + Poached Egg
Mai Tai


Plus, they serve LUNCH WEDNESDAY through FRIDAY, 1 to 4 PM.
Walk-ins welcome. To-Go options are also available.


Frozen Negroni, frozen margarita (add a mezcal float), and the JBOMB: half margarita, half negroni

Cinco de Mayo food specials:

  • Queso fundido + poblano rajas + tostadas
  • Hongos a la plancha + salsa macha + tomatillo verde (vg)(gf)
  • Skillet nachos + chicken tinga + chipotle crema + queso chihuahua (gf)

vg = vegan, gf = gluten-free.

755 Dean Street – Prospect Heights

Open Streets in Park Slope

This Saturday marks the beginning of open streets in Park Slope. The Community will be bustling with open streets keeping 16 blocks closed to traffic every Saturday, and one block closed seven days a week.

This includes Aunt Butchies Block at 383 Fifth Avenue. Join the fun and stop by.

Self-care Sunday for Entrepreneurs

NY Beauty Suites in Collaboration with Luxe Beauty Bar NYC for Self-care Sunday for Entrepreneurs. Meet Meeky’s Den at Self-care Sundays, May 7, from 12 through 5 PM.

It is time to prioritize self-care – services include:

Skin Consultations
Basic Facials
Chair Massages
IV Hydration Drip
Vitamin Shots
Breath Work

Register here.

495 Flatbush Avenue – Williamsburg


Bono – Stories of Surrender

Bono’s “Stories of Surrender” Book Tour, an evening of words, music, and some mischief, takes place at the Beacon Theatre on May 3, 4, 7, and 8.

The Beacon Theatre now features a groundbreaking new audio system. Sphere Immersive Sound – making The Beacon THE best-sounding venue in the world.

Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway, New York

Billy Joel- In Concert

Billy Joel’s legendary run continues. In December 2013, Billy Joel became The Garden’s first-ever music franchise, joining the ranks of the venue’s other original franchises – the New York Knicks and New York Rangers.

With the most lifetime and consecutive performances by any artist at the arena, Billy Joel’s historic residency will continue monthly “as long as the demand continues.”

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza — New York

International Harry Potter Day

Attention all Harry Potter enthusiasts! The grand inauguration of the Harry Potter emporium in the Flatiron District of New York City was celebrated with an immense media frenzy.

Experience the renowned butterbeer, soar across London with Hagrid, or unravel the enigma of accessing Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry [all through virtual reality tours].

The meticulous design of the Harry Potter Store demands your attention. It must be included in your plans if you are captivated by the tales of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley. So join us at the store to celebrate the global Harry Potter Day on May 2.

935 Broadway — Flatiron

Five Boro Bike Tour

The Five Boro Bike Tour will take place on May 7. Participants will cycle through all five boroughs of New York, covering a total distance of 40 miles. This event offers a unique opportunity to experience the city without traffic, which is only possible yearly during America’s largest cycling event.

Covering all five districts of the Big Apple, the “Five Boro Bike Tour” is an almost day-long event that attracts 32,000 participants.

The route takes riders through the streets of Manhattan, the lush and vibrant Central Park, across five major bridges, and the scenic neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, before finally concluding on Staten Island.


Westminster Dog Show

The Westminster Kennel Club, the oldest organization dedicated to dog sports in the country, will host this year’s dog show at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The four-day event will feature exciting obedience, agility, and dock diving competitions. However, due to limited availability, tickets to these events are restricted. The dates for the show are May 6 to 9th.

Arthur Ashe Stadium
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — Flushing

Bourbon At Belmont

On May 6, Bourbon at Belmont returns to Belmont Park Racetrack. This special event will feature more than thirty bourbons for tasting and more!

It is Derby Day. Celebrating one of the world’s finest spirits, Bourbon at Belmont returns to Belmont Park Racetrack on May 6.

This special event will feature more than thirty bourbons for tasting, a selection of craft beers, a live simulcast of the Kentucky Derby live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, grandstand viewing of the track to enjoy live event day racing and convenient betting windows.

Belmont Park
2150 Hempstead Turnpike Elmont


Pinkster Festival

On May 6, head over to the Van Cortlandt House Museum to join in the festivities of the Pinkster Festival. This family-friendly event offers a range of activities, including live music and dance performances, storytelling, African games, and arts and crafts.

You can attend the event for free, and if you like, you may RSVP here.

The Van Cortlandt House Museum
6036 Broadway, Van Cortlandt Park — Bronx

Comment below and share your May plans.

Nat C.


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