May: Local Events in NYC
WELCOME to the first of our new blog series! Each week, we will give you loads of info on everything from local events and travel tips to foodie fun. This first post is focused on awesome happenings in NYC this month and there was a ton to choose from. Here are my top picks for May.
Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty at Moma is running through July 24th, but I would go now cause chances are you'll want to see it again before it's over. This is mainly an exhibition of Degas' monotypes, along with related paintings, drawings & prints that show Degas at his most modern.
Rudimental & Gorgon City at Central Park Summer Stage on May 18th. This is one of Summer Stage's paying shows and it will be worth every penny. Rudimental are killing it in the UK right now and are just starting to break out in the US. Think Basement Jaxx with a D&B twist. I will see you at the front!
The Workers Unite! Fim Festival is now in its 5th year and is an excellent place to learn about labor issues on a local, international and global scale. From May 5th-26th, there will be events and screenings all over the city. Check out the schedule here.
I've been so curious about the massive Freshkills Park project on Staten Island, which will not be finished until 2036. It is by far the largest park in NYC and is being built on the cities old landfill. They are opening for various activities over the Spring/Summer and on May 18th, they are having a Discovery Day where you can hike, bike, kayak and get out there and explore the park.
Fingers crossed this rain passes and the sun comes out before all of the outdoor activities begin! See you out there!