Marvelous May Events to Enjoy in NYC

As May approaches, we're gearing up for events all around New York City, including fun Fleet Week deals, Derby Day festivities, AAPI happenings and more! Here are a few noteworthy things to add to your schedule.

Sip for a Cause at RYNN with a Trio of Philanthropic Cocktails Supporting AAPI Heritage Month

Get ready to sip and support AAPI Heritage Month at Rynn (309 E 5th St.) all May long! For every purchase of select cocktails, Rynn is donating $1 to AAPIP, a justice-minded national philanthropy serving organization that provides unique community spaces for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Dive into drinks like the Sodalite (Yakult Clarified Negroni), Not a Mango Season (Jasmine infused bourbon and passion fruit), or Morning Dew (Mezcal, Aloe vera, and Lychee), and know you're giving back with every delicious sip. By enjoying these flavorful concoctions, you're championing AAPI communities and the amazing work of AAPIP. Led by the dynamic trio Hataichanok Pruksaprawpong, Natchaya Klinkajon, and Serena Thongsri, Rynn's menu is a vibrant celebration of Thai culture, tradition, and taste committed to making a difference, one cocktail at a time.

RYNN Interior Shot Courtesy of Jahleah Santiago

Celebrate at The Red Pavilion’s 1st Anniversary Celebration on 5/1

Kick off AAPI heritage month in style at The Red Pavilion (1241 Flushing Ave) on Wednesday, May 1st at their first anniversary celebration. The Asian Neo-Noir Nightclub is pulling out all the stops for an evening filled with delicious libations, dancing, and spectacular live acts. The party will feature captivating performances from Burlesque dancers, Aerial artists, Shibari experts, with live music accompaniment from the esteemed AAPI Jazz Collective. The Red Pavilion promises more captivating delights once you free yourself from inhibitions and let the cabaret carry you away. Doors open at 8:30pm and the party will linger long into the night. Limited tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting: For more information, please visit:

Slate Hosts Inaugural Country Night on 5/3

Enjoy country glamour at Slate (54 W 24th St.) during Inaugural Country Night hosted by Radio DJ Sabrina From Queens from 94.7, on Friday, May 3rd, from 6pm-10pm. Slate will host a hoe down in the heart of Chelsea with music by DJ Big Country. Guests can enjoy the entirety of the 16,000 square foot party venue, complete with three mini-bowling lanes, a 20-foot slide connecting floors, arcade games, ping pong, pool tables, and more during this epic country themed night. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion. To buy tickets visit,


Enjoy Schimanski’s Bee Gees Themed Party Night Fever on 5/3

Join the fun at Schimanski during their Night Fever Party, a celebration of the iconic trio - the Brothers Gibb (aka The Bee Gees) on Friday May 3rd! Take it back to 1977 and enjoy all of the Bee Gees disco hits, plus highlights from the awesome Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack. You can also enjoy a rotation of classic disco from artists such as Chic, Kool & The Gang, The Trammps, KC & The Sunshine Band, Tavares, Giorgio Moroder, Roxy Music, ABBA, Boney M, Earth Wind & Fire, Lipps Inc., Boney M, Sister Sledge, Michael Jackson, Oliver Cheatham, Rick James, Commodores, Village People, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Rose Royce, Cerrone, Van McCoy, Harry Thumann, Chaka Khan, The O' Jays, George McCrae, and many more. The action begins at 10pm and will include an all-night $12 Vodka Mixed Drink special. Tickets are and can be purchased by visiting,  

Attend Somewhere Nowhere’s Annual Derby Day Party on 5/4

Head to Somewhere Nowhere (112 W 25th St) for the 2024 Derby Day Party on Saturday, May 4th! Doors open at 4pm as the experience begins with a live performance from the Hot Toddy’s Jazz Band, followed by a livestream of the race at 6:30pm where guests cheer on their favorite horse while sipping Mint Juleps. The fun continues with a set from DJ So Dope playing today’s greatest hits at 7pm. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before with the space adorned in over 2000 roses, a curated menu of delicious light bites and cocktails, immersive experiences, live Jazz, and NYC’s best live DJs. Derby Day attire is recommended, and the two best-dressed attendees will each win a $500 gift certificate to use at Somewhere Nowhere. Tickets begin at $30 and can be found by visiting, 


Watch the Kentucky Derby at Haven Rooftop on 5/4

Saddle up for an unforgettable Kentucky Derby viewing party at Haven Rooftop (132 West 47th Street) atop The Sanctuary Hotel! Join the fun on Saturday, May 4th, starting at 4pm until late, for an electrifying atmosphere filled with live viewing, drink specials, and a dash of derby-themed flair including hats and more. Guests will experience the excitement of the most prestigious horse race right in the heart of the city. Whether you're a seasoned derby enthusiast or just looking for a lively Saturday soirée, the rooftop venue promises an afternoon and evening to remember. For reservations, email or call 212-466-9000. For more information visit


Summer House Star West Wilson will Host a Kentucky Derby Bash at Clinton Hall

Get ready to saddle up for an afternoon of pure fun at Clinton Hall (16 W. 36th St.), as the one and only West Wilson, the life of the party from the hit TV show, Summer House, kicks off the festivities at guest bartending at 5:30pm on Saturday, May 4th. Hosting a 'Westucky' Derby watch party that's bound to be legendary, Wilson brings his infectious energy and expert mixology skills to the forefront, promising an afternoon filled with laughter, cheers, and maybe a few surprises. As the anticipation mounts for the big race at 6:45pm, Clinton Hall transforms into the ultimate ‘Westucky’ Derby destination, where guests can sip on Wilson's signature cocktails, place their bets, and soak in the thrill of the race. So grab your fanciest hat and join West Wilson for a Derby celebration like no other! The event begins at 4pm and reservations can be made by visiting, 

Pom Mom Day at The DL on May 10th

Get ready for an unforgettable evening at The DL (95 Delancey St.) as IPOMNY presents "POM MOM DAY" on Friday, May 10th, from 7-10pm. Come and celebrate National Dog Mom Day on the stunning Rooftop and Lounge on the Lower East Side and indulge in delicious cocktails, and mingle with the pom fam. Ticket prices are $50 per person, including a welcome drink and goodies for your furry friend. Don't miss out on the excitement – grab your tickets now and raise a toast to the paw-some bond we share with our four-legged companions! TICKET LINK TO BE PROVIDED ON THURSDAY 

Nerai Presents a Seafood-Inspired 4-Course Assyrtiko Wine Dinner Journeying Through Greece

Discover the Greek white wine, Assyrtiko, through varying regions of Greece alongside a seafood-inspired 4-course tasting menu at Nerai (55 E. 54th Street) on Thursday, May 16th beginning at 7pm. Beverage Director Dimitrios Karagiannis and Executive Chef Aaron Watson will take you on a journey through Greece. In this guided 4-course wine dinner, you’ll explore a diverse array of Assyrtiko wines from varying regions of Greece alongside a seafood-inspired menu. On the menu, you'll find a light and refreshing black bass crudo with citrus and caviar, a rich and hearty lobster pasta, a whole grilled fish, finished tableside, with eggplant confit and marinated cherry tomatoes, and a bittersweet dark chocolate tart to finish off the evening. Delight your palate with a tasting of five Assyrtiko wines, from a 2022 Zafeirakis from Thessaly and a 2022 Chrissou-Tselepos from Santorini, to a 2015 Economou from Crete, a 2021 Savvoglou-Tsivolas from Limnos, and a 2004 Hatzidakis Vinsanto from Santorini. Each wine pairs beautifully with each dish, taking you on a cultural and gastronomic journey through Greece, from the coastlines to the mountains. Tickets are $150 per person and reservations can be made by visiting,


Enjoy Schimanski’s Tame Impala-themed Dance Party, Let It Happen on 5/17

Join others for an unforgettable night of music at Schimanski (54 N.11th Street) as DJ Nick Marc (Tiswas/Take Me Out) goes on a journey through the mesmerizing sounds of Tame Impala and more on Friday, May 17th. Immerse yourself in the best of psychedelic rock, psychedelic pop, hypnogroove, synth-pop, indie disco, and indie electronic jams by artists such as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, MGMT, Toro Y Moi, STRFKR, Thundercat, Beach House, Mac Demarco, Khruangbin, Empire Of The Sun, The Avalanches, Babe Rainbow, Neil Frances, Phoenix, Portugal. The Man, Rufus Du Sol, Odesza, Glass Animals, Jungle, and many more. The show starts at 10pm and promises to keep you dancing until 4am. Tickets can be purchased by visiting, 

Witness Aerial Performances and Live Music from Champion Shogo’s Catbus Collective at The Red Pavilion on 5/25

Immerse yourself in a night of music from Champion Shogo’s Catbus Collective at The Red Pavilion, (1241 Flushing Ave) on Saturday May 25th! Guests will listen to neon-lit live City Pop, Future Funk, Anime, J-Pop, and Video Game Music performed live. This show features aerial artistry from Subtle Asian Polers. Guests with table reservations are kindly asked to arrive no later than 20 minutes from the event start time; otherwise, your table may be released to other guests. All events are 21+, and a valid physical ID is required for entry. Please be reminded that tables have a 2-drink minimum on Fridays and Saturdays, 1-drink minimum all other days. RSVP by visiting, 

Enjoy Fleet Week Specials at Cobble Fish Starting 5/22

Celebrate Fleet Week at Cobble Fish, located on Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport! From May 22nd to May 29th, guests can score a special deal on drinks all day long when donning their uniform. Those wearing their official branch outfit can enjoy a special buy-one draft beer and get one free at the now seasonally-opened location, which offers an enticing blend of fantastic seafood, refreshing summer cocktails, and an inviting atmosphere. The al fresco eatery and bar will also be open on Memorial day, offering Summer vibes paired with stunning waterfront views. More information can be found by visiting,


 Clinton Hall 36 will Host Jigsaw’s Dating Meetup on 5/25

Calling all singles! Find your match at Clinton Hall (16 W 36th St.) on Saturday, May 25th during Jigsaw’s Dating Meetup from 6pm to 8pm. Attendees can discover their potential match with while enjoying a fun happy hour courtesy of Clinton Hall! Whether you're flying solo or bringing along your single pals, this event is a can't-miss opportunity to mingle with other singles and indulge in a complimentary welcome drink, mixer-style mingling, our signature #DeeperDating Puzzle Activity (with a chance to win free drinks), custom conversation starter cards, and a dedicated Jigsaw host. This 21+ event is open to individuals of all sexual orientations with the typical age range being 25-45. Secure your spot now as tickets, priced at $21.99, are limited, available at or via the link in’s bio!


Party with 50 Cent at Nebula on 5/30

Experience the electrifying ambiance of Nebula (135 W 41st St.) as it hosts the iconic 50 Cent for a night of unforgettable entertainment on Thursday, May 30th! Get ready for non-stop energy and excitement as 50 Cent performs his legendary hits, with DJ Self keeping the party alive until the early hours. Secure your spot for this epic event with VIP table options starting at $2,000, promising an ultimate view of all the action. Doors open at 9pm, and the festivities last until 4am, so grab your tickets early starting at $60 for a night that will be etched in your memory. More info and tickets can be found by visiting, 

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