It is that time again — yes, we are back with events happening May 9 through 15. It is an exciting time in Brooklyn, well, actually, in New York City, there is a lot to celebrate in the coming week. It is almost Mother’s Day; the weather is warmer, which means patio and rooftop season.
This is a gentle reminder that Mother’s Day can be different for many of you, and we would like to take this time to encourage you to take care of yourself. Take time to do things you enjoy — things that bring you joy.
Spend time with loved ones and take time to feel. It would be best if you did whatever you need to feel okay. It could be as simple as taking a nap or a few days away from others.
We encourage you to take care of yourself — this coming week will be the second anniversary of my dear dad’s death, and I needed to take things slow, pay attention to my needs, and take time for myself, so that is what I did. I cleared my schedule, including publishing here, so that whatever is needed, I would be prepared. So take care of yourself.
Brooklyn Talks: Wildflower with Aurora James
Join the Brooklyn Museum in celebrating Aurora James, a fashion pioneer, as she discusses her new memoir, Wildflower. Your ticket purchase of $40 includes a signed copy of her book. This event will happen on May 10, from 7 to 9 PM.
Purchase tickets here.
200 Eastern Parkway — Prospect Heights
Catch & Release Winemaker Dinner
Fausto is featuring new specialty wine events this month, including an exclusive Catch & Release Winemaker Dinner on May 11th. Monica and Beno will host the dinner, sharing their story and pairing four wines with the four-course, family-style meal.
Catch & Release utilizes regenerative farming methods to source their grapes from northern California growers, aligning with Fausto’s commitment to sustainable winemaking. These wines are the perfect complement to Chef Erin’s spring dishes.
The dinner will be held communally in Fausto’s wine cellar, and tickets are priced at $150 per person, which includes food, beverages, and gratuity. So take advantage of this unique culinary and wine experience.
348 Flatbush Avenue — Park Slope
“Blinding Lights: The Weeknd Tribute Party.”
Come join the electrifying atmosphere at Bar Schimmi as they proudly present “Blinding Lights: The Weeknd Tribute Party” on Friday, May 12th, starting from 10 PM until 4 AM. This event is a dream come true for die-hard fans of The Weeknd, where they can groove to all of his sensational chart-topping hits on the spacious dance floor, ensuring an unforgettable night of revelry.
DJ Dev, DJ Billionaire, and DJ Pat will take the stage, setting the mood with a mesmerizing selection of tracks, with a special focus on The Weeknd’s acclaimed album, “Blinding Lights.” Immerse yourself in the pulsating beats and positive energy that will surround you throughout the night.
For those seeking an elevated experience, VIP bottle service is available for your squad. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your VIP package and make the night even more extraordinary.
General admission tickets can also be purchased for just $20 by visiting their website, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to be part of this incredible celebration. Mark your calendars and prepare for an evening filled with pure enjoyment and unforgettable memories at Bar Schimmi’s “Blinding Lights: The Weeknd Tribute Party.”
60 N 11th Street – Williamsburg
Get Your Groove on at Schimanski’s The Hustle 70’s Disco Party
Get ready to travel back in time and experience the groovy era of the 70s at Schimanski. Join Schimanski for “The Hustle 70’s Disco Party,” an extraordinary celebration that captures the essence of this iconic decade. Taking place on Friday, May 12th, from 10 PM to 4 AM, this nightclub extravaganza promises to transport you to a world of disco magic.
Prepare to unleash your inner dancer and hit the dance floor in your stylish bell bottoms as we blast a mix of chart-topping hits from the 70s. Let the rhythm guide your moves, and lose yourself in the captivating beats of the era.
Indulge in your favorite cocktails as you soak in the vibrant and immersive vibes that will carry you through late night. The bartenders are ready to craft your desired libations, ensuring a delightful experience that perfectly complements the retro ambiance.
Tickets for this incredible journey start at just $15 and can be purchased by visiting https://schimanskinyc.com/. Secure your spot now, and do not miss out on this unforgettable night of disco fever. Get ready to Hustle at Schimanski’s “The Hustle 70’s Disco Party” and create timeless memories on the dance floor.
54 N. 11th Street – Williamsburg
Dog Adoption Event
Come and meet furry friends from Social Tees when you join Leland on Saturday, May 13, between 10 AM and 12 PM. You will get the opportunity to meet adorable pups and discover more about the fantastic work that Social Tees does.
Take advantage of this chance to show your love to these furry companions.
755 Dean Street — Prospect Heights
NYC Margarita Rumble
The ultimate margarita competition, MARGARITA RUMBLE®, is coming to New York to determine the city’s Best Margarita. The 5th Annual Grand Ole Fiesta will take place on May 13.
Your ticket includes margarita tastings, and we prioritize responsible alcohol service. You may sample cocktail tastings during your session time, but we will stop serving you if you exhibit visible signs of intoxication.
To participate in the cocktail tastings, you will receive a tasting card that can be redeemed for up to 15 margarita samples. It is optional to finish each tasting. Additionally, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to a local nonprofit organization.
At the live event, you will receive a voting token to vote for the margarita you choose. The winner will be selected based on the total number of public votes. Your ticket purchase will be allocated against the venue’s capacity, and all tickets are final sale and non-refundable.
64 Dobbin Street — Greenpoint
FAD Market Mother’s Day Pop-up
This Mother’s Day, FAD Market is making a comeback to Empire Stores in Dumbo, showcasing more than 30 independent designers, makers, artisans, and small businesses. Take your mom to browse a handpicked collection of merchandise, ranging from handmade jewelry, apparel, body, skincare products, and tableware to artisanal packaged food.
You can even make a day out of it with your family and explore the best of Dumbo, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and other nearby attractions. The event will take place on May 13 to 14.
You can easily access FAD Market’s Mother’s Day pop-up at Empire Stores through the York Street [F] and High Street [A + C] subway stations and the NYC Ferry to Dumbo/Fulton Ferry.
55 Water Street — DUMBO
Mother’s Day Brunch
On May 14, experience a Mother’s Day celebration filled with good vibes. Viv Lavi is pleased to offer a brunch celebrating Mom with unlimited mimosas for a 2-hour duration and buffet-style dining. In addition, each ticket will include a raffle for a lovely Mother’s Day basket filled with goodies.
448 Wilson Avenue — Bushwick
L.A. Times Coast to Coast 2023
Get ready to savor the finest of LA and NYC at the upcoming Los Angeles Times Coast-to-Coast event in collaboration with City National Bank. This ultimate culinary affair promises to unite chefs from both cities as they showcase their signature dishes in one location in New York City.
Indulge in a night of cross-cultural gastronomic bliss, where two culinary hubs unite to celebrate and promote mutual appreciation. On May 9 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM, be a part of this epic bicoastal culinary experience.
Pier 61 — Chelsea Piers
Yayoi Kusama: I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers
Yayoi Kusama, one of our era’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, is set to reveal her latest creations at a highly-anticipated gallery exhibition in New York City’s Chelsea district on May 11.
Titled “I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowers,” the exhibit will showcase an impressive collection of new artwork, including paintings, sculptures that build upon her iconic pumpkin and flower motifs, and a never-before-seen Infinity Mirrored Room. This exhibition will be one of her most extensive to date.
519, 525 & 533 West 19th Street — Chelsea
Classic Market with Made in NYC Pop-Up
Join Hester Street Fair as they celebrate another fantastic season at Pier 17 in The Seaport. On May 13, they will feature some of the best small businesses in NYC while enjoying The Seaport’s stunning views.
89 South Street — South Street Seaport
Enjoy the Japan Parade
On May 13 at 1 PM, the Japan Parade will take place in Central Park West in Manhattan, featuring dance performances, musicians, marching bands, martial arts displays, and traditional costumes.
This parade is considered a significant expression of gratitude [“a huge ‘Arigato!'”] from the Japanese community to New York City. The parade route runs from 81 to 67 Streets, heading south toward 67 Street.
Central Park West
between 81st Street and 67th Street — Central Park West
Afrobeats + Trap Forever: May 2023 Edition
Indulge in the perfect fusion of Afrobeats and Trap, combined with elements of hip hop, Amapiano, reggae, soca, and beyond.
Do not miss out on the electrifying vibe at the DL Rooftop on Saturday, May 13, from 4 to 10 PM, as DJ Calli B, DJ Spindoll, DJ Foran, and a special guest DJ spin the hottest tracks of the season. So get ready to groove to the beats of a lifetime.
The DL Rooftop
95 Delancey Street — Lower East Side
On May 13, prepare yourself to immerse yourself in the ultimate Reggaeton Paradise. Lost in Paradise Rooftop in Long Island City will host a perreo party this Saturday night.
Reggaeton Paradise boasts the finest DJs, an unparalleled crowd, and breathtaking views of the magnificent New York City skyline.
Lost in Paradise Rooftop
11-01 43rd Avenue — Long Island City
And there you have it, the list of events happening May 9 through 15 — we would like to hear about your plans with Mom or your favorite upcoming events. So comment below and share with us.