The cherry blossoms have bloomed, the beaches have opened and summer is slowly on its way. It's finally May! Get out and enjoy the city, you can no longer blame the weather. From Art parties to punk bar crawls we've got you covered.
Tonight We Dance: A Night Of Jazz & Swing (18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan @ 5 PM)
A little twirl and a little soul can do wonders after a long work week! Join in on Tonight We Dance: A Night Of Jazz and Swing for soothing yet tantalizing live jazz, dance lessons and a chance to enjoy a few songs at your own pace. The live performance will be from talented musicians at The Harlem Swing Dance Society and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra. Come in your best white ensemble and soak up the classic sounds of swing and jazz.
¡Viva Frida Kahlo! Dance Party (200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn @ 8 PM)
In honor of the visionary and artist Frida Kahlo, the Brooklyn Museum is hosting a closing ceremony for their exhibit titled Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. The event will feature dancing, musical tributes and performances that honor her work and culture. Some aspects of the night are art creation with feminist Latinx artist Cosmica, a tribute for Chavela Vargas from Claudia Valentina and makeup station from Revlon. Tickets are almost sold out so get them as soon as possible!
Wine & Cheese Fest (101 Liberty St, Manhattan @ 6 PM)
If you’re searching for a way to WINE down, look no further than this tasting event at Eataly Downtown. The best decadent cheeses have been lined up to sample alongside wine but there are also cocktails too! Eataly ensures guests have new flavor combos and experience some of the best pours of over 15 wines like Planeta Cerasuolo and Ferrari Brut. The all-access wristbands on sale also let you try the offers at 8 different food stations.
Eat & Shop @ Cortelyou ( 1021 Cortelyou, Brooklyn @ 8 PM)
How about purchasing some handcrafted decor and stylish handmade jewelry or unique threads? You can treat yourself to all 3 and while you’re at it grab a bite to eat at Cortelyou at Twilight. Eat fresh food from restaurants, bars and specialty shops. The Eat & Shop at Cortlyou is bringing together the realms of shopping custom items to eating prime bites from local eateries for a unique experience that’ll create fun memories and some everlasting purchases.
Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival (220 36th Street, Brooklyn @ 1 PM)
If you’re feeling fancy, pop out and visit the collection of vendors lining up for Brooklyn Crush Wine and Artisanal Food Festival this weekend. The line up of bites and sips include but aren’t limited to crisp whites, pungent reds, and ciders as well as bites like artisan jams, olive oils, chocolates and other rich items that were created to develop deep flavors. You’ll get to keep the crystal tasting glass after visiting the event promising to bring Napa Valley to Industry City.
Lift Off Kite Festival (334 Furman Street, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)
The Brooklyn Bridge is having its Lift Off Kite Festival this weekend!
Curious free spirits are invited to gather all along the grass of Brooklyn Bridge Park, looking over the water and skyline to watch the release of colorful kites. Better yet, participate in the Kite Festival by releasing your own kite and joining in on other S.T.E.A.M based activities about the science of flight! Feel free to customize and decorate your personal kite with different designs or heartfelt messages to make the experience more memorable.
Brown Sugar Comedy Show (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, Manhattan @ 4 PM)
If you need some laughter, the Brown Sugar Comedy show is promising that and a room full of energy! The event hosted by Gotham Harlem Comedy Festival’s Ishmael J Gaynor is welcoming comedy aficionados and newcomers alike. The assortment of performers come from NYC and Canada, and bring their best sets.
92Y Chocolate Fest (1395 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan @ 7 PM)
Nothing screams, “I love you” better than chocolates! That is why fresh peruvian nibs, cacao juice and chocolate desserts like Cremini have become the go-to during this sentimental celebration called Chocolate Fest! The 92Y Chocolate Fest seeks to capture the classic messages of love, honor and appreciation via their sweet offerings like an informative demonstration on the use of modeling chocolate as well as the behind the scenes preparation of the cocoa bean. Buy your ticket pronto and experience cakes, cookies, chocolate coated bites and specialty desserts with your special guardian.
A Boozy Brooklyn Tasting Tour (218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn @ 1:30 PM)
Brooklyn is one of the city’s finest boroughs for cuisine and the Sunday Funday tour of Williamsburg is the best way to see it firsthand. There is no one way to experience all of the great flavors, unless you join in for A Boozy Brooklyn Tasting Tour, where you’ll taste your way around the iconic locations and experience first hand what signatures make Brooklyn one of a kind. Some items on the agenda during the tour include wine, beer, ice cream and chocolate that is fresh made from cocoa beans.