The World’s Fair is returning to Citi Field in Queens on May 18th and 19th. Expect 100+ food and beverage vendors, shopping, live music, dance performances, lots of different cultures combining, art installations, and an international beer garden. Jump on the 7 subway to Mets-Willets Point Station where general admission tickets will cost you $23.
On May 1st, Governor’s Island will re-open to the public. Take the $3 ferry (free for IDNYC holders and before noon on weekends) from Manhattan or Brooklyn across the river to this 172-acre sized ex-Military Island for a city escape with kick-ass views. They have two areas with food and drink vendors for those that are peckish or parched. FYI, you aren’t allowed to bring alcohol onto the island, it can only be purchased there. Eating and drinking aren’t the only things to do there. Governor’s Island offers mini golf, walking tours, art exhibits, pop-ups as well as hammocks and a slide.
Manhattan Ferry – Battery Maritime Museum at 10 South Street
Brooklyn Ferry – Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Let’s get nautical, with Fleet Week
Spanning the week of May 23rd to May 30th is Fleet Week, a celebration in honor of the members of the US Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps. There will be nautical events going all week like tours of ships, a Times Square dive tank, appreciation events, a navy band concern and much more. Not just that but witness as the city is taken over by sailors in uniform. Full calendar and info, here.
See a Musical
Not into musicals?
How about some Shakespeare in the Park? Kicking off this month with Much Ado About Nothing running from May 21st – June 23rd, directed by Kenny Leon. We may have to amend this one to a PRE-brunch thing to do because people are so eager for tickets (they are free) they line up at The Delacorte Theater to get them the night before. There is also an online lottery plus a lottery line at The Public Theatre, (425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place) where sign up begins at 11 a.m.
It’s Floral SNZ
Or most notably it’s Cherry Blossom szn! Head to Central Park, Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Roosevelt Island, Riverside Park or many of the other outdoor spaces to witness and photograph this wonderful show put on by Mother Nature. But be quick as peak bloom won’t last forever!