New York May 2022

New York May 2022 Events

New York May 2022 Events

Head to NYC for Memorial Day as the City Starts to Open Back Up

Average temperature low to high: 54°-72°F
May means Memorial Day celebrations, and what better place to celebrate than in one of America's favorite cities? COVID restrictions will significantly ease on May 19, but reservations and ticket purchases for events are still highly recommended. Spring is the perfect time to explore New York by bicycle or venture around on-foot. The month's pleasant weather also welcomes outdoor venues like rooftop bars, which means sundecks, views, pools, and day drinking. 

Broadway shows in New York in May

May Event Calendar

The Lion King

Bring along the kids to this global phenomenon. The multi-award-winning musical, The Lion King, provides a unique theatrical experience the whole family will never forget. You’ll be blown away by New York’s talented performers, and will want to sing along with every infamous track. Actors bring your favorite characters to life while carefully interpreting the 1994 TV version. Put down your worries and treat someone to a breathtaking performance they’ll never forget. Buy your tickets today.

Wicked

See Tony-Award-winning musical Wicked in the famed Gershwin Theatre for a magical night.  The play tells the origin story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, before she was crushed by the house - the struggles she faced growing up in Oz as someone who never fit in.  Tickets start at $149 and can be purchased here.

New York Yankees

You can’t visit New York and escape a baseball game; it’s an iconic tourist activity that’ll leave you with life-long memories. New York Yankees are playing multiple dates in May, so you have got a great chance of sporting tickets for at least one game. For top-tier seats, you’ll need to increase your budget, though no matter where you’re positioned, the atmosphere will be thrilling.

New York Empire State Tattoo Expo

New York Empire State Tattoo Expo

The New York Empire State Tattoo Expo is a convention for everyone and anyone who loves tattoos, including the history and development of them. The entire event celebrates tattoos. Expect tattoo artists all in one location showing their best work to guests, and you can even get tatted when you attend. Tickets are only $35 for the day, or $70 for the weekend.

 

Japan Day

Japan Day

Learn more about Japanese culture at Japan Day in Central Park. Listen to traditional music, try delicious cultural cuisine, and try different activities that are popular in Japan. Get up-to-date information on the official website, such as the musical line-up.

Frieze New York

Frieze New York

View unique contemporary art pieces at Frieze New York Art Fair.  From paintings to sculptures to interactive art, the full range of mediums will be represented, and most installations will be available for purchase if you want to take a masterpiece home.  Tickets can be purchased from their official website.

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade

Remember the fallen on Memorial Day by coming out to see the Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade, hosted by the United Military Veterans of Kings County.  Other marchers include members of the New York Police and Fire Departments, and various marching bands from Brooklyn high schools.  Visit the official website for more information.

OZY Fest

OZY Fest

Don’t miss out on the OZY Fest for a great day out for the entire family. The festival’s mission is to help New Yorkers and tourists discover new stars and fresh trends, through TV shows, podcasts, stories, and more. Pushing boundaries through culture, the festival is a tailor-made event designed to broaden everything you thought you knew about music and its culture. Official 2022 dates TBA. 

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Sat, May 28 at House of Yes Dirty Circus Variety Show
Sat, May 28 at House of Yes PROHIBITION DISCO: Lloyd | Aidan Kennedy
Sat, May 28 at Avant Gardner Kaskade
Sat, May 28 at Lavo Sam Allan
Sat, May 28 at Tao Downtown Cribb
Sun, May 29 at House of Yes Sounds of Afrobeats
Things to do in New York

Things to Do in New York in May

See a Broadway show

See a Broadway show
A New York City visit isn’t complete without seeing a Broadway show. There are a lot of options to choose from like the Broadway-phenomenon, “Hamilton,” the Broadway classic, “Wicked,” “Lion King,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” “Mean Girls,” and more. Make sure to grab a ticket in advance!

Experience and play VR games at the city’s best virtual reality spots

Experience and play VR games at the city’s best virtual reality spots
If you haven’t tried virtual reality yet, New York’s a good place to start. The city has a few VR places to check out that’ll allow you to play games by yourself or with other people, like VR World NYC, Hubneo VR Lab, and Vrbar. Jump into the Light at the Lower East Side is also a great place to try, with their VR skydiving, VR boxing, and more. All-access passes there are $30 but they have matinee pricing as well.