14 Awesome Things to Do in New York This May

Flowers aren’t the only gift May delivers. The Island is in full bloom with dockside restaurants, art shows, concerts and rooftop bars. Take some time to stop and enjoy the warming trend as you have the best week!

Monday

Thinking of an investment property? Do a special kind of window shopping by checking out the litany of Extraordinary Estates dotting the Island. If these majestic manors are a little too rich for your blood, learn the tricks to Living Luxuriously on any budget.

Tuesday

Discover a one-of-kind statement piece at Brú na Bó, curators of furnishings by insanely talented craftsmen. One such artisan is Ethan Sand, who turns reclaimed wood into high-design furniture. Live music or spoken word may be afoot.

Wednesday

Get over the hump in culinary style with a trip to the North Shore for dinner at the Wild Goose. Chef Kent Monkan serves upscale food that satisfies any taste. For a nightcap, try one of Napa Valley’s Coveted Cabernets. Get the deets on the region’s best.

Thursday

Summer is just around the corner, plan now to steer clear of frozen hot dogs and hamburgers. Practice wowing guests with a Clean-Eating Blueprint (pg. 146). Don’t forget the margaritas! You may not be able to claim their invention, but you can mix in their origin story.

Friday

Time to up the dinner and a movie game. The Long Island Orchestra will do just that as they perform The Godfather score during a special screening at the Tilles Center. Enjoy Italian wine and fare and meet at least one important cast member (hint: garbage cans).

Saturday

Step up the spring wellness routine. Participate in the ALS Foundation’s Walk to Defeat ALS. Continue to keep those heels kicking with the latest craze in fitness. Kickboxing is doing Gigi Hadid and others well, follow in their boxing shoes.

Sunday

Experience the making of two icons. First by discovering master painter J.M.W. Turner’s brilliant land and seascapes at The Frick Collection. Then by seeing Brooklyn Museum’s unique display of Georgia O’Keeffe’s works, clothing, designs and photos.