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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.