14 Things to Do This May

Flowers aren’t the only gift May delivers. The Island is in full bloom with waterside dining, art exhibits, concerts and a can’t-miss summer kickoff bash. Take some time to stop and smell the spring blossoms as you have the best week!


Start your week off right by heading west of LI. The Met Breuer’s Like Life exhibit is a thought-provoking look at the last 700 years of sculpture. Afterward, head to another iconic institution, Grand Central Oyster Bar, where Long Island’s Sandy Ingber has been serving up his coveted bivalves for the last 21 years.


Needing some exercise? Lipulse.com runs down the best hiking trails the Island has to offer. More of a rider? We have just the bike for you. Whatever your mode of transport, make sure you’re protected. Learn how Babylon native Salvatore Piazzolla created Hampton Sun, the quintessential luxury sun care line.


Get through the midweek hump with dinner and a movie. We give you two film options: RBG and Disobedience. One a documentary, one a drama, both about women on a mission. For dinner, Verde Wine Bar & Ristorante is the place for inventive cuisine with the cocktails to match. Try the rabbit leg and thank us later.


The event of the season is Pulse’s First Taste of Summer at the Crescent Beach Club. Enjoy a night of music, dancing, delectable food and delicious cocktails along a beachfront setting. Make sure you look the part by studying our market pages, curated with the season’s most on-trend looks.


Catch an opening weekend performance of Guys and Dolls at Babylon’s new Argyle Theatre. Read about the father-son duo resurrecting the enterprise. Then head to nearby LakeHouse for a nightcap. The LakeHouse Lemonade, infused with blueberries and lavender, is summer in a glass.


A trip out East is well worth the drive if you’re headed to the Pollock-Krasner House. Meet the woman who’s been in charge of this living piece of history for the last 28 years. Pull double duty by stopping at one of the Hamptons many antique shops. Projects Repurposed teaches you how to turn that old coffee table into a one-of-a-kind statement piece.


Reward yourself for a week well spent with two of the finer things in life: wine and storytelling. Wading River’s Wines by Nature offers fascinating reds, whites and pinks and has the bona fides to back them up. Catch up with writer/producer Stephanie Danler whose best-selling novel Sweetbitter is now a TV series premiering this month.