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New York City 2018 Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in New York City today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of NYC's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From awesome concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.

By / April 12, 2018
   @fabien-bazanegue-photography via Twenty20.
   @fabien-bazanegue-photography via Twenty20.

May 21 – 27

Ariana and the Rose Presents light + space

House of Yes

Check out the second night of this three-part series that's absolutely out of this world. The immersive live music party features cosmic visuals and requires your best celestial looks.

$18 - $24 / RSVP

Wine Tasting 101

CocuSocial Cooking Classes

Join a trained sommelier for a guided tasting that will leave you with a deep understanding of tannins, acidities, minerality, and more. You'll never feel confused in your local wine shop ever again.

$65 / RSVP

Memorial Day Bash at Coney Island Brewery

Coney Island Brewery

Kick off the official summer season with local eats, beer-infused treats, beer-garden games, and the freshest beer in town.

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The Rub

The Bell House

The Rub’s monthly residency at The Bell House will be in full swing on Saturday, inviting all who dare an excuse to let loose and party.

$10 - $15 / RSVP

May 28 – June 3

Memorial Day BBQ + Party at House of Yes

House of Yes

Party in the name of America at this epic bash that encourages all attendees to wear red, white, and blue!

$0 - $11 / RSVP

World Science Festival

This festival invites all who are curious about the world to check out a host of events that include discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, and more.

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Bryant Park Yoga with Patrick Beach

The Lawn

Get your zen on in the heart of Midtown at an hour-long yoga class presented by KeVita.


OutdoorFest 2018

New York City

Ten days of adventure and activities are coming to the five boroughs, with a chance to run, climb, hike, sail, bike, and way more! Explore the options and start signing up for guaranteed good times!


Governors Ball Music Festival

Randall's Island Park

You'll be hard-pressed to find a music festival with more swag than this. Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, N.E.R.D., and more will have you on your feet all weekend long.


OutdoorFest NYC Campout

Henry Kaufman Campgrounds

Sign up for a weekend of adventure with activities such as trail races, yoga, stargazing, backpacking 101, and more nature-inspired experiences to help you disconnect.

$64 - $74 / RSVP
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Party Like It’s 1999: The Summer #1s of the 90s Edition

The Bell House

Get down to the hottest songs of the 1990s, with “Waterfalls,” “Baby Got Back,” “Genie in a Bottle,” “California Love,” and more keeping the good times going all night long.

Free / RSVP

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

Freshkills Park

Staten Island's Freshkills Park is still being developed, but you can check out its progress with a full day of activities that include photography, bicycling, kite-flying, tours, and more.

Free / RSVP

June 4 – 10

Renaissance New York Midtown’s Global Day of Discovery

Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel (5th Floor)

Be one of the first 200 guests to gain free entry to this daytime rooftop party featuring playful cocktails, vibey dance tunes, whimsical performers, and Instagram-worthy activations.


OutdoorFest Presents: Hudson River Night

Hudson River Park's Pier 84

Enjoy one jam-packed evening of water activities with sunset fishing, oyster restoration, and intro to stand-up paddle boarding, all happening over the course of three hours.

$54 - $54 / RSVP

Sunset Yoga on the Beach Presented by Coney Island Brewery

Coney Island Brewery

Enjoy a mid-week break from the daily grind with an hour-long yoga class on the beach, followed by a pint at Coney Island Brewery. Sounds like the perfect combo to get your zen on!

$7 / RSVP

Northside Festival


This Brooklyn fest is celebrating 10 years with over 300 bands, 300 speakers, and media personalities spread across 30 venues. Bottomline? This is THE place to see the latest in music and innovation.

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Tasting Table’s 2018 Lobster Rumble

Brooklyn's BKX

Taste your way through 25 of the country's best lobster rolls and vote for your favorite to help decide which restaurant deserves the crown.

$213 - $315 / RSVP

Cheese 101 at Murray’s Cheese

Murray's Cheese Shop

Deepen your love and knowledge of cheese by tasting seven different varieties while also enjoying unlimited pours of house sparkling and red wines.

$79 / RSVP

Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop


This fad, popular in the 70s, is back — and at this class, you’ll learn the techniques to create your very own wall hanging to give your home some extra flair.

$50 - $55 / RSVP

Big Apple Barbecue

Madison Square Park

Attention barbecue lovers: Get ready to pig out on all sorts of meaty goodness made by star chefs and pit masters from all over the country.

$125 - $275 / RSVP

Cut & Crafted’s Brooklyn Summer Showcase

Industry City Factory Floor

Shop goods from 60 handpicked local makers and enjoy awesome food & drinks at this family-friendly marketplace, complete with fun activities like a coloring station for the younger crowd.

Free / RSVP

Red Hook Jazz Festival

Urban Meadow

Held across two Sundays, this saxy fest features amazing talent in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Tickets (which were only $15 a pop last year) are only available the day of, so arrive early!

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June 11 – 17

Museum Mile Festival

Fifth Ave between 82nd and 105th streets

For three hours, seven of the city’s museums along Fifth Avenue will open their doors for New Yorkers to get cultured without spending a dime.


Bryant Park Yoga with Elena Brower

The Lawn

Get your zen on in the heart of Midtown at a free hour-long yoga class presented by KeVita.


NYC Dance Week Festival

Noted Studios in New York City

Dance studios throughout NYC will be offering 10 days of free dance, fitness, and wellness classes. Get those dancing shoes ready!


Pitbull at GMA’s Summer Concert Series

Rumsey Playfield

See Mr. Worldwide in the heart of NYC before you even go to work and prepare to shake what your mama gave you.


The 36th Annual Mermaid Parade

Coney Island

Mermaids will take over the streets of Coney Island for the 35th year of the country’s largest art parade. Start planning your under-the-sea outfits now

Free / RSVP

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Governors Island

Get whisked away to the 1920s at the only summer party that celebrates jazz in a BIG way.

$0 - $5000 / RSVP

GimletFest 2018


Get up close and personal with your favorite podcast hosts at tis two day festival where you can choose between all-access passes or tickets to standalone shows.

$17 - $212 / RSVP

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival

Museum at Eldridge Street

Head to this free multicultural fest that celebrates Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican culture with a day of food and street performances.

Free / RSVP

June 18 – 24


MAGNUM New York Experience

132 Spring St

Create your own custom MAGNUM bar at this pop-up event where you can choose from vanilla or chocolate ice cream, three different coatings, and 20 different toppings. Yum!


Bryant Park Yoga with Dan Nevins

The Lawn

Get your zen on in the heart of Midtown at an hour-long yoga class presented by KeVita.


Pizza, Wine & Movie Night: Step Brothers

Rooftop Reds

See Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in this comedy classic as you eat and drink al fresco with your best buds! The best part? Your ticket comes with two slices and a glass of wine.

$33 / RSVP

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Presents: Aimee Mann

Prospect Park Bandshell

See the lyric genius command the stage in the heart of Brooklyn, with opening acts Superchunk and Jonathan Coulton. Did we mention it’s a free show? Yep! Come hang and leave your wallet at home.

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Glitterati PRIDE: No Place Like Home

House of Yes

Party in the name of love at this extravaganza where rocking glitter is required for entry!

$0 - $34 / RSVP


Colonels Row

Take your imagination and hop aboard the ferry to Governor’s Island for a weekend of collaborative art projects that are all free.

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Green City Presented by Other Half Brewing

Industry City

Check out this hoppy beer festival featuring 48 breweries from around the world that will each be bringing three beers for you to try! Pace yourself, folks!

$107 - $318 / RSVP


University Place between 13th Street & Waverly Place

Help celebrate the 25th anniversary of this epic LGBT street festival that features performances, vendors, and tons of activities all in honor of love and equality.




  1. Veonica Tillyard

    Trying to purchase tickets to USMMA – Class of 2018 Senior Cruise for Thurs., June 14,2018 in New York, NY. It is suppose to be available for ticket purchase on your website. Tickets are suppose to be available on your site starting April 5, 2018. Your website is not navigationable and keeps taking me in circles!!! It has many, many pull down menus for dates and locations, but none of them take me to the correct event. It just keeps taking me back to things happening in my area. Why is such a huge event on a huge website being so difficult to obtain info. & tickets. It’s not that hard these days to have a website that is easy to maneuver thru. For real. Can you fix it so tickets can be purchased for this event?!

  2. Agree with V Tilliard. Site is poorly designed and aggravating to the point where I dumped my account. A pity that tix and RSVPs to so many events are exclusively handled by Eventbrite. Event organizers and the businesses involved are losing out by working through Eventbrite. Eventually they’ll figure that out.

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