May 23 - June 18 // 8:00 PM EDT // The Delacorte Theater, Central Park (enter at 81st St & Central Park West or 79th St & 5th Ave) // Free // Website
"Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary." For the first time in 17 years, Julius Caesar returns to Central Park! Shakespeare’s play of politics and power highlights the life of a ruler driven toward absolute autocracy. This story in particular follows a band of patriots bent on opposing his rule...
Learn more about SITP & how to get tickets at our blog post here.
May 23 // 7:00 PM EDT // Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street // $7,500-100,000 // Website
This annual fundraiser raises money for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the preeminent institution devoted to U.S. art ranging from early-20th century to contemporary, with a focus on living artists in particular. With a reputation for purchasing works within a year of their creation, the "Whit" provides the opportunity to discover pieces before they become mainstream phenomena and give you that "I-saw-it-first" satisfaction.
May 24 - 30 // Various Events & Locations // Website
Come out in support of the men and women who protect the freedoms of each and every one of us! This seven-day celebration honors the members of the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps, with events across the city from concerts and military demonstrations, to a parade of ships up and down the New York Harbor. There will also be free ferry service for active duty and veteran service members on all NY Waterway ferry routes.
As if you needed an excuse to uncork your favorite bottle of red, white, or anything in between... Wine has been an important part of human history and culture for thousands of years, so why not give it its own holiday? And don't forget to tag #NationalWineDay on social media to mark the occasion!
Don't forget that Bixby Perks currently gets NYC residents 10% off wine from wineawesomeness.com with promo code: Bixby10
May 27 - 29
Memorial Day -- a time for remembering those lost while serving in our country's armed forces -- also serves as the summer social calendar kick-off each and every year. Attend a concert, fire up the grill, or hit the beach... and always keep an eye out for the fireworks shows, both official and a little less -- well -- "organized". Enjoy the long weekend and have fun, but be sure not to forget the commemorative core of this national holiday!
While there are over 1,200 "national days," this is one we can really get behind. Whether hitting up Shake Shack in Madison Square Park or ordering "From the Pit" at Blue Smoke in Flatiron, be sure to take advantage of this carnivorous excuse to load up on red-meat. Don't forget to celebrate by tagging #NationalHamburgerDay and #NationalBrisketDay across your social media accounts!