Spring in NYC: Six Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Spring is finally here in New York City, and with the change of seasons comes loads of festivals and events to check out. Here’s a list of fun events coming up from now through the end of May.

Tribeca Film Festival: April 15-26th

TFF is even better this year with a record number of female directors (33%) showing feature length films. Buy tickets here.

Photo from www.indiewire.com.

Source:  www.indiewire.com.

TD Five Boro Bike Tour: May 3rd

On the first Sunday in May, over 32,000 riders will ride through all five boroughs and five bridges on 40 car-free miles. Click here to find out how you can volunteer for the event.

Photo from cyclistsinternational.com

Source:  cyclistsinternational.com

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival: May 4-9th

This annual event plays tribute to the venues that helped make Harlem the Holy Grail of jazz, including at the Apollo Theater. As part of the festival, the Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents a special event, Harlem Nights/ U Street Lights a three-part program that explores the deep musical connections between the Harlem and DC jazz scenes.

Jason Moran at the Apollo Theater. Photo from www.apollotheater.org.

Jason Moran at the Apollo Theater. Source:  www.apollotheater.org.

Frieze New York: May 14-17th

About 200 art galleries from around the world gather on Randall’s Island for Frieze’s fourth annual contemporary art fair. In addition to the art for sale inside the big tent, you’ll find site-specific art installations throughout the island, including a special tribute to the Flux-Labyrinth, an installation conceived in Berlin in 1976 by George Maciunas.

Photo from friezenewyork.com.

Source:  friezenewyork.com.

The Manhattan Cocktail Classic: May 16-19th

In its sixth year, the Cocktail Classic spreads across all five boroughs and includes a special VIP Gala, awesome events with legendary bartenders, and a trade conference.

Photo from www.huffingtonpost.com.

Source:  www.huffingtonpost.com.

Bonus: Shakespeare in the Park: May 27 – August 3rd

New York’s favorite free outdoor theater returns with the Tempest from May 27th to July 5th and Cymbeline from July 27th to August 3rd. Performances are at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Get your free tickets at the Central Park distribution center or through a virtual lottery. Check their website for more details.

Photo from www.wnyc.org.

Source:  www.wnyc.org.


IMG_9202I’m the Senior Editor of Women’s iLab and the Director of Operations for Kite, an app that allows you to share news and articles. One of my labors of love is co-organizing #ArtsTech meetup, which focuses on the intersection of art and technology. One of my greatest passions is world travel: when I’m not home in New York City, you’ll find me somewhere in Europe, Asia, or Latin America. I graduated from the George Washington University with a BA in Art History. Get in touch with me on twitter @amaiou.
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