May 2018 Round-Up

May 1st, 2018

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April wasn’t as warm as we’d hoped but the weather is certainly improving! As the skies clear and the sun starts to come out more, it’s time to embrace the big city. We here at Stonehenge NYC have a few great suggestions to make sure your May never gets boring. Check out these cool events. The Queens Taste: Queens is the most diverse borough in NYC-- if not in the entire world. All that mixed heritage means one thing: tons of great food. Sample everything that the world has to offer in one awesome food festival! (May 1st-6th) New York Polish Film Festival: Even though lots of New Yorkers have ancestors from Poland, it’s quite easy to lose touch with your European heritage. The Polish film festival is your chance to check out some lesser-known films from this wonderful country. (May 2nd-6th) Superfine Art Fair: We’ve all heard of fine art--some of us even have degrees in it. But what about Superfine art? What’s that all about? Check out the Superfine Art Fair to expand your artistic horizons. (May 2nd-6th) NYC Game Expo: Video games have recently surpassed movies in sales and popularity, so isn’t it time you got in on the fun? Whether you enjoy playing, or see yourself becoming a developer, the NYC Game Expo is a great place to spend the day. (May 3rd and May 6th) A Tribute to the Beatles: The Beatles are the most popular band of all time, and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of their most iconic albums. This mind-blowing recreation concert at Madison Square Garden promises to take you back to the good old days. (May 3rd-6th) Frieze New York: Frieze New York is a great opportunity to visit Randall’s Island to view and buy art from more than 1,000 of today’s leading artists. If the lovely park and skyline views don’t do it for you then the art certainly will. (May 3rd-6th) Bike Expo New York: There are countless bikes and riders in NYC. If you’re one of them, or if you hope to join their ranks this summer, the Bike Expo in Red Hook is the place to be. Cutting edge gear, expert knowledge and free giveaways await you. (May 4th-5th) Hip Hop Fever: New York City undoubtedly has Hip Hop Fever. This musical event embraces our awesome affliction with shows by legendary performers, including Black Sheep, Kool Moe Dee, and Kurtis Blow. (May 5th) Cat Camp: Kitties are the perfect NYC pet-- if only because they’re so darn easy to take care of. Celebrate your love of these arrogant fuzzballs at Cat Camp. Cat lovers and experts come together to share their feline fascination. (May 5th-6th) NYC 5 Boro Bike Tour: Tickets to ride in the 5 Boro Bike tour might be sold out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spectate. This is one of the most popular bike tours in the entire world--you don’t have to be Lance Armstrong to enjoy it. (May 6th) Roméo et Juliette at the Met: Romeo and Juliet is probably the most famous love story of all time, but Shakespeare’s version isn’t the only one. This operatic adaptation features a haunting score, incredible performances and classic themes. (Starts May 6th) Fuerzafest: Head to the frontlines of art and culture at Fuerzafest, the premier LGBTQI Latinx festival. There’s movies, plays, art installations and so much more. This is one special event that you don’t want to miss. (May 8th-20th) TechDay New York: Tech is one of the biggest industries in the world and it just keeps growing. If you’re interested in the tech world, TechDay is your portal to information, education and connections. If you’ve already got the skill and are looking for a position, this might be the perfect place to grow your career. (May 10th) Bronx Week: For most Manhattanites, the Bronx is a bit of a trek. It’s a shame we don’t visit more often, because there’s a lot to love there. Bronx week celebrates the food, culture and incredible music of this borough. It’s worth the trip! (May 11th-20th) Made in NY Jazz Gala: Meet the top jazz musicians in New York City at this awesome jazz gala. There’s live music, great times, and tons of interesting people to meet! Grab your tickets now! (May 12th) Taco Takeover: When was the last time you made the trip to Brooklyn? We’ve got the perfect excuse: a taco and tequila-themed takeover of the Brooklyn Expo Center. Is there a better way to celebrate the start of summer? (May 12th) Mother’s Day Cruises: There’s no better way to show mom how much you love her than by embarking on one of several Mother’s Day cruises around the beautiful NYC waterways. Check out nautical journeys from Hornblower, Bateaux New York, and Spirit Cruises. Japan Day in the Park: Visit Central Park for a day-long celebration of Japanese heritage. There’s art contests, music, and even a morning race! (May 13th) New York Guitar Festival: Picking up and learning to play a guitar isn’t all that hard, but there’s really no limit to how far you can push your abilities. That’s what makes it such a popular instrument. Learn from the guitar masters at the New York Guitar Festival! (May 18th & 19th) Memorial Day: The observance of Memorial Day is the best way to honor and remember those who have served in the armed forces. Visit Riverside Park to pay your respects alongside active duty Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. (May 29th)