Springtime, We're Gonna Let You Finish: 14 Absolutely Can't-Miss Events Going Down in NYC This May

April showers means May... more showers? 50 degree weather? 


We're not sure where Springtime is hiding, but it needs to show itself sooner rather than later. After all, all of our winter coats have been put away, and we're sure as hell not busting them out again much less forking over money for casual jackets.

But most importantly, there's a ton of stuff going on in New York City this month and we're determined to enjoy it. 

There are concerts to attend and food festivals to eat our way through - and we'll sure as hell be there whether Mother Nature wants us to be or not. 

Read on to find out all about the dope events going on in May.

1. Food Book Festival (May 1st - May 2nd)


Ever wonder what it takes to publish a cookbook or have your food article accepted for a food magazine? Check out the Fifth Annual Food Book Festival happening at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn May 1st and May 2nd. 


You can take workshops on anything from cocktails to food styling, or hear talks about everything from food service to how to publish a piece of foodie writing. 

2. Queens Taste (May 3rd)


Want to eat food from some of the best 50 restaurants in Queens? Hit up the Queens Taste at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd. 

The event is held by the Queens Economic Development Corporation in the efforts to attract and create jobs in the borough, as well as allow networking and neighborhood development. 

3. Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour Booze Cruise (May 5th)


If you aren't joining us for a two-hour open bar booze cruise around New York City on Cinco de Mayo, you're missing out. We're throwing the second of our monthly spoiled NYC soirĂ©es on the high seas... or at least the Hudson. 

The best event of the month begins at 5:45 p.m. at South Street Seaport's Pier 16. Again, two-hour open Jose Cuervo and Corona bar on Cinco de Mayo with a mariachi band... need we say more? Get your tickets here

4. Bronx Week (May 5th - May 15th)


Bronx Week 2016 is a 10 day celebration of the Bronx, filled with food, music, art, and so much more. 

Throughout the Bronx Week, the borough will be honoring famous and important residents who hail from the Bronx. 

5. Five Boro Craft Beer Fest (May 6th)


The Third Annual Five Boro Craft Beer Fest is being held on May 6th at 6:30 p.m. at The Well in Brooklyn. 

Taste over 100 beers with unlimited sampling from over 40 breweries, many of whom brewed a beer specifically for the festival. You will also be able to taste foods from favorite local restaurants like Mekelburg's

6. America's Cup (May 7th - May 8th)

For the first time in almost 100 years, America's Cup is returning to the waters of the New York Harbor. From May 7th to May 8th, six sailing teams will race at speeds up to 60 mph for a chance at a spot in the 2017 finals. 


The teams will be competing from six different countries, including the USA, New Zealand, Great Britain, Sweden, Japan, and France. 

7. NYC Vegetarian Food Festival (May 7th - May 8th)


Want a chance to taste delicious vegetarian samples, listen to speakers, engage with other vegetarians, and chef demonstrations? Head to the Metropolitan Pavilion between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on May 7th and May 8th for the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

Whether or not you're a strict vegetarian or go the whole hog (no pun intended) and are a staunch vegan, you'll certainly have a great time at this festival. 


8. Brunch Eats (May 11th)


Whats better than brunch? Uh, nothing. Nothing is better than brunch. That's why you need to learn about The Village Voice's Brunch Eats festival on the flight level of the Intrepid on May 11th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 


Taste delicious breakfast-for-dinner foods prepared by more than 20 different bakeries and restaurants. There will also be plenty of brunch themed cocktails like bloody marys and mimosas. Get your ticket now

9. Spring Taste NYC (May 13th)


Yes, we know it's Friday the 13th, but there's nothing ominous about this festival. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion, celebrate NYC's culinary scene at Spring Taste NYC

The event will feature food from some favorite NYC restaurants, tasty booze, and live entertainment. So get your ticket now, and get ready to schmooze with some of NYC's best chefs and restauranteurs. 

10. NYC Popfest (May 19th - May 22nd)