Looking for the best things to do in New York next month? This is your guide to the top events in New York City for the last full week of May. With the winter weather finally gone and the warmth beginning to arrive, May is the perfect time to visit New York City. Here’s our guide to all the exciting things happening in New York City on May 20–May 26.
This festival is a “B.I.G.” deal. The New York B.I.G. Salsa festival takes place in the New York Hilton Midtown hotel starting on May 24. Whether you have two left feet or regularly burn up the dance floor, this salsa dance festival is a true destination event. There are internationally-renowned DJs, dance performances, and dance showcases to enjoy. Adding some spice to your New York trek is one of the best things to do in New York next month.
The Golden Key Music Festival is a spectacular showcase for some of the best young musicians in the United States. This year’s Gold-level participants will perform at a recital hall at a May 24 event.
If you’d like to get in some fun exercise during your trek to New York City, try out the NYRR Open Run. There is no fee for this enjoyable jog through Brooklyn. It starts off from Brooklyn’s Pier 6 and journeys through some of the borough’s coolest places over an easy, short path.
New York’s two major league teams are both in action in the Big Apple for this week in May. Visitors can head up to the Bronx to see the Yankees in action at Yankee Stadium. Opponents for the Bronx Bombers during that time include the cellar-dwelling Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles. There is a good chance you’ll see a few home runs flying out of Yankee Stadium.
The New York Mets will also play two home opponents at Citi Field during this week in May. Head on out to Queens to see the Amazins take on the Washington Nationals and the Detroit Tigers.
As the weather gets better in New York City, it’s time to enjoy a few brews outdoors. The craft beer revolution is in full swing in the Big Apple, and visitors will find plenty of amazing beer options throughout. In Brooklyn, head to Other Half Brewery. This fabled spot produces some of the best IPAs in America. Visitors should also check out Gun Hill Brewing in the Bronx. This microbrewery produces beers like Spirit 76 American pilsner and the Booby Trap Saison ale. For a taste of Germany within Manhattan, walk up to Reichenbach Hall on West 37th Street. This exciting, old-school German beer hall offers up tall steins of excellent brews along with traditional hall dishes. Go for the giant Oktoberfest-style German pretzel or enjoy the sausage grill with potato salad and sauerkraut. A few beers outside with the sun shining down definitely count among the best things to do in New York next month.
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