Happy Friday New Yorkers, and may the force be with you.
New York will be red, white, and tequila’d in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, join us for the spoiled NYC sunset cruise, stay dockside and enjoy the plethora of taco and margarita deals.
Find your center on a midnight ride through Central Park, or at a daylong garden retreat in the Rockaways.
For the creatives out there it’s art festival season in the city. Check out Moniker, Frieze, or our new favorite The Other Art Fair.
Either way, you shake it with the weather this beautiful, it’s bound to be a good time.
Friday, May 4th
HAIM with Lizzo at Radio City Music Hall (Radio City Music Hall, Manhattan @ 8 PM)
The Haim sisters are coming to Radio City Music Hall this weekend!
The American pop rock sister trio from Los Angeles and their first album, Days Are Gone, was charted in the top ten in several countries, including the #1 spot in the UK.
Nominated for Best New Artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards as well. The group is hot off the success of their most recent album Haim will make you swing with their unique folk-rock vibes as no other could.
Moonlight Ride - Central Park (Columbus Circle, Central Park @ 10 PM)
Meeting at the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park on the 1st Friday of every month is The Moonlight (bike) Ride.
Enjoy the tranquility of the Central Park for ten miles, riding past its beautiful ponds and waterways at a nighttime standstill.
Afraid of the dark? No problem, while lights are not mandatory for riders, they are encouraged. Additionally, expert guides will be there at the front and the rear of the group to keep riders safe.
International Center of Photography Presents Slidefest 2018 (1114 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan @ 6:30 PM)
International Center of Photography is hosting Slidefest, the annual spring showcase of in-progress work by the first-year students of the ICP-Bard MFA program.
Examine and be impressed by the next generation of visual artist integrating photography, video, and performance art into their practice.
Red Bull Music Festival New York: John Maus at Coney Island (3059 W 12th St, Brooklyn @ 6 PM)
Red Bull Music Festival is back in New York!
The event brings together music, stories, and cultures to celebrate what makes New York what it is.
This Friday, John Maus and his friends, (Tommy Wright III, Geneva Jacuzzi, Superstar & Star) are going to show their distinctive musical visions on Coney Island, and present their music in a way that you’ve never heard it before.
Saturday, May 5th
Cinco De Mayo Summer Kick Off Cruise (Skyport Marina, Manhattan @ 7:30 PM)
Cinco De Mayo Summer Kick OFF Cruise is finally here this weekend!
Kick it off with an epic three-hour, sunset cruise on a 130-foot dual-floored luxury yacht as it cruises down the East River, under the Brooklyn Bridge, and right past the Statue of Liberty.
Enjoy open tequila bar by Santera Tequila, an open beer bar (Pilsner & IPA) bar by the Bronx Beer Hall, and live music by NvR Sleep’s & Urban Leak’s very own Nick Zallo to get your body into the rhythm of things. #hipsswing
Plus stay fueled up with Mexican inspired noms and snacks provided by FoodKick.
Garden Therapy, a Day-Long Retreat (504 Beach 68th Street, Queens @ 10 AM)
A peaceful mind is a happy mind; self-care is the only way to make sure you’re staying okay.
There are many ways to experience peace. This Garden Therapy session will explore four of them: tea ceremony, Buddhist meditation, Ayurveda, and gardening.
Lead by Bhante Suddhāso, a Buddhist monk living in New York City; he is also the co-founder
of Buddhist Insights, a non-profit organization connecting people with monastics, his work aims to convey Buddhist concepts and their practical applicability to everyday life.
“Back at it again" with Cinco de Drinko (121 W 45th St, Manhattan @ 8 PM)
New York teenage boy band Dream Street, went viral (in the earliest sense of the word) in the early 2000’s the band fell apart due to creative differences, but the alumni have continued to take avid part in the music industry (#jessemccartney feels for days).
Raven haired mystery Greg Raposo is back with his once a year show Cinco de Drinko at Connolly’s in Time Square. Swing by for a rehash of your teenage favorite and Raposo’s new material.
Opening the show is Royce, New York native and neo electro-soul songbird, guaranteed to get you dancing, in town to perform for one night only.
Bronx Book Fair 2018 (Bronx Library Center @ 11:15 AM)
The Bronx Book Fair is the borough’s premier literary event and features a variety of inspirational voices.
This year poets Willie Perdomo and Sokunthary Svay, and children’s book author Tiffany Papageorge and will be in attendance.
Enjoy perusing the books, networking and literary workshops covering everything from speed coaching to fiction presentation and the use of photography in writing.
Sunday, May 6th
Star Wars Day Trivia (Videology Bar & Cinema, Brooklyn @ 8 PM)
Solo: A Star Wars Story is almost here to be released, and Videology Bar & Cinema is ready to go to a galaxy far, far, away with you to a night of Star Wars trivia! It’s five rounds of trivia, covering all 8 of the films.
Come out and test your knowledge of Star Wars universe that has dominated popular culture for over 40 years!
Parade for Love: NYC (Foley Square, 111 Worth St, Manhattan @ 12 PM)
New Yorkers, come to Parade for Love to show our power to create a ripple effect of positive change.
Hundreds of people will dress in eye-catching, playful costumes, walking with signs, pets, streamers, instruments, and pass out flowers.
Make new connections, and share kind thoughts and love with the city and be apart of creating a vibration of love in the streets; working towards unity, wellness, justice, and peace.
Where It All Began: History and Archaeology in Marine Park (1940 East 36th Street, Brooklyn @ 2 PM)
Urban Archaeologist Alyssa Loorya will present a talk about Marine Park and the Lott House.
The history of the Dutch within present-day New York City has long been overshadowed by the British in our popular historical narrative.
However, Dutch influences and contributions remain throughout the physical and cultural landscape, present in the names of locations (Wall Street) and hidden within the earth beneath busy city streets.
Delve into the past with a focus on material culture, architecture and documentary history to better understand Dutch-American lifeways and contributions to the history of New York City.
Ready Set Summer - NY Handmade Collective (100 West 77th St, Manhattan @ 10 AM)
NY Handmade Collective, formerly know as Etsy New York, is setting-up for one-day summer kick-off pop-up at NYC's largest weekly market, Grand Bazaar NYC.
Enjoy the fun summer shopping day, find a carefully selected roster of about 40 talented multi-disciplined artisans and designers, all from the NYC metro area for one-of-a-kind, exclusively handcrafted and locally made goods.
If you’re still searching for the perfect a mother’s day gift, you’ll have a chance to peruse everything from fine art, paper goods and stationery, to jewelry and unique fashion.
Together with Grand Bazaar NYC's vendors, there will be over 180 unique merchants to explore and shop, including delicious artisanal bites to eat!