11 Ways to Have the Best Week This May

The May flowers are in full bloom and so are the island’s outdoor activities. Music festivals, rooftop bars and water sports are sprouting all around. But take time to stop and smell the tulips as you have the best week!

Been hit with Marathon Fever after this month’s race? Then test your mettle at Eisenhower Park on the same turf where the LI event was run. Achieve a PR? Dinner at The Carltun is a just reward and it’s right in the park.

Head to the 78th Annual Artist Members Exhibition at Guild Hall to see what executive director Ruth Appelhof has in store. Then it’s to the races at Nick and Toni’s with a Kentucky Buck cocktail crafted by mixologist Gillian Georges.

Fly like a Sea Eagle up on Northport Harbor—it’s the spot for paddle boarding. Come down afterwards at Sand City Brewery. They serve up sough-after IPAs in a dog-friendly environment, bring your best friend and your drinking buddy.

Heckscher State Park has plenty of wooded and shoreline trails to explore and this month, it’s in full blossom. Even if you missed the tulip festival, you can still breath it in. Tip: bring monkii bars, tree limbs make excellent pull-up bars.

We’re celebrating Body + Soul this month and encouraging your next travel plans to be an Escape to Wellness. Get things started at The End and work backwards with a day trip to Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa.

If you’re not already practicing Zen at a getaway, get there with a visual trip. Water Mill’s Parrish Art Museum is melding yin and yang with a series of exhibits. Perk up with a bump at Hampton Coffee Company.

See what the other side has to offer—sip some local wine with friends at The Lenz Winery in Peconic. M&V Limo can help with the transport. If need be, Old Mill Inn in Mattituck is a cozy spot to rest after a day of indulging.