May is here, spring has finally sprung, and there’s nothing better than getting out and about to hit up the most fabulous global events. Whether you’re looking for an event for Mother’s Day or you’re ready for the Spring Yacht Party kickoff we have it all listed here. Since we are in New York there is definitely no shortage of events this month in the city that never sleeps, and we are bringing it all to you now.
-by Nikki Main
Summer Kickoff Yacht Party: Thursday May 11, New York
We are celebrating Summer a little early with a yacht party that includes 3 hours of an open bar, live DJ playing over four floors and delicious hors d’oeuvres. The cruise leaves Pier 40 at 6:30 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. You don’t want to miss this kickstart to Summer!
May-Entire Month, Every Saturday on Riverside, Sunday in Prospect Park
We know there’s a foodie in all of us and we are looking forward to Smorgasburg this year. With locations in both Williamsburg waterfront on Saturdays and Prospect Park on Sundays. The event is home to over 100 local vendors and attracts 20,000 to 30,000 of visitors to Brooklyn each week. If you’re salivating at just the thought, make sure you visit this Spring and bring your appetite.
May- Entire Month
Rooftop Cinema Club Offers Outdoor Screenings, New York
It’s getting warmer out and what better than to watch a movie under the stars while sipping on a cocktail or glass of wine. Two rooftops in Manhattan are offering up their rooftops to exclusive film screenings including the Yotel on 570 Tenth Ave. and East Williamsburg’s OfficeOps on 57 Thames St.
May 14, Sunday
If you’re looking for an excuse to treat the woman who brought you into this world look no further than the NYC brunch cruise. It includes live entertainment, a buffet brunch, and unlimited mimosas and sangrias. With amazing skyline views of New York City, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty it’s no question in our minds that this is the perfect place to take Mom for her big day.
May 17-May 28th
Cannes Film Festival, Cannes France
Located in the French Riviera, this festival is sure to be one that you don’t want to miss. Whether you are flying in to get a close seat or tuning in on their Youtube channel, don’t miss out on the festival of the season.
Preakness Baltimore, MD
It’s that time of year again to don your big hats and your lavish clothing and head over to Preakness in Baltimore, MD. If you love horse racing and placing your next winning bet, then this event is for you. Don’t miss this race, but your tickets before they’re sold out.
BeautyCon Festival, Brooklyn, New York
If you shop at Sephora more than any other store and if you spend hours following makeup artists on Instagram and watching Youtube tutorials for how to contour or create your best eyebrow look then you don’t want to miss this BeautyCon Festival. With general admission tickets starting at $49.99 this is a must-go-to event this month.
May 24- May 30
Fleet Week, New York
Fleet Week is a 7-day celebration to honor the men and women serving in the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Every year the week begins with a parade of ships coming into the harbor and then proceeds to kick off with the Memorial Day Parade and military demonstrations.
May 25-May 28th
Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco
The Monaco Grand Prix is a must-see event at least once in your lifetime. Nestled among the palatial homes and sitting next to the harbor filled with the most exquisite yachts, you will find the race track. On the corner, at every turn are restaurants and bars to view with race at your leisure. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
May 29th, New York
Memorial Day Parade, New York
It’s that time of year to celebrate the men and women who give their lives to serving the red, white, and blue. Don’t forget to join in on the celebrations at the Memorial Day Parade which starts at Bay Ridge at 78th St and Third Ave at 10am and ends at John Paul Jones Park for the memorial service.