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Things to do in Manhattan - May 2017



FIVE-BORO BIKE TOUR
MAY 7
Bike 40 miles through New York's five boroughs on Five Boro Bike Tour, starting north of Battery Park.
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NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Thru May 10
The New York African Film Festival screens films at three venues: Lincoln Center, Maysles Cinema Institute, and BAM Rose Cinemas.
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NEW YORK SPRING FAIR
May 4 - 8
See exceptional modern and contemporary art from international galleries at the TEFAF New York Spring Fair at Park Avenue Armory.
643 Park Ave
CLASSIC MUSIC
May 26
Celebration & Reflection features an orchestra and choir performing works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Faure and Guanais at Carneigie Hall.
881 7th Ave
WASHINGTON SQUARE OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT
May 27 - June 4 FREE
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit features 120 artist on the sidewalks of University Place, May 27-29 and June 3-4
Washington Square Park
 
BOOK EXPO
May 31 - June 2
Book Expo America includes 1000 exhibitors, author lectures, autographing events and publishing-industry session.
Javits Center, W. 34th St.
NYC VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL
May 20 - 21
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival features food samples and meals from vegetarian restaurants, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian and animal-welfare groups, and talks and shows at Metropolitan Pavilion.
125 W. 18th St.
NINTH AVENUE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FEST
May 20-21 FREE
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival features food from around the world, international music and dance, artists and vendors and children's rides and games on 9th Avenue.
Btwn 42nd - 57th St.
 
WHISKY EXTRAVAGANZA
May 10
The Whisky Extravaganza includes unlimited tastes from distillers and a buffet at Prince George Ballroom.
15 E. 27th St.
FOOD BOOK FAIR
May 11-14
Food enthusiasts, chefs, artists, writers, designers, and publishers attend Food Book Fair to celebrate, discuss, and sample find food at Ace Hotel.
20 W. 29th St.
DANCE PARTY
May 12 - 14
Do the dances you love with fun people, to live music and seasoned DJs at Big Apple Balboa, Blues and Lindy Exchange (BABBLE).
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COFFEECON
May 13-14
Taste coffee, see exhibits and attend classes at the consumer CoffeeCon at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
125 W. 18th St.
PASSPORT TO TAIWAN FESTIVAL
May 28 FREE
Passport to Taiwan Festival features night-market foods, teas, Taiwanese crafts, and aboriginal music and dance in Union Square Park North.
W. 14th St.
SUMMERSTAGE
May 17 - Sept 13 FREE

Enjoy outstanding music, comedy, theater, dance, lectures and films during SummerStage in city parks.

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JAPANESE FESTIVAL
May 8
Japan Day @ Central Park includes dancing and singing, calligraphy and origami, activity tents, and food tents at Central Park Bandshell.
Central Park
NEW YORK GUITAR FESTIVAL
May 8 - 15
New York Guitar Festival features familiar and influential guitarists plus new talent and new sounds.
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CHOICE EATS
May 19

Sample food from 50 restaurants and 35 nations as chosen by Village Voice food critics, plus drinks at Choice Eats at the Metropolitan Pavilion for age 21+

125 W. 18th St.


NYC BICYCLE EXPO
May 19
Join 10,000 cyclists visiting exhibitors at Penn Plaza Pavilion.
401 7th Ave
TEXAS CHILI COOK OFF
May 20
Texas Chili Cook-off serves chili, beer and a brand, rain or shine at Hudson River Park.
Pier 84 W. 44th St.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CREATIVE FILM FESTIVAL
May 10 - 16
Columbia University Film Festival premieres short films, feature screenplays, and teleplays created by graduate MFA students at Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program.
Lincoln Center, W. 72nd St.

PUFFS HARRY POTTER PARODY
May 5-27
Puffs is all about the mediocre students of Hogwarts School, lovable underachieving wizards not destined to save the world from the forces of evil, at Elektra Theatre.
300 W. 43rd St.
FLEET WEEK, PARADE OF SHIPS
May 24
If it's Fleet Week, that means there's got to be a fleet - and the best seats in the house to see this year's Parade of Ships are along the Hudson.
New York Harbor, Hudson River
FLEET WEEK, GENERAL PUBLIC VISITATION
10am - 5pm
Ship tours will be held aboard U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats. Lines may be capped at 3pm to allow guests to finish their tours. TOURS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Pier 88s and 92s

OUTDOOR MOVIES
May 26
See free movies outdoors at Summer Movie Series at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
W. 46th St & 12th Ave