What's Going on in NYC: May 29 - June 4

May 29

A holiday for offering thanks to the brave men and women who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy each and every day. Be sure to pause and acknowledge the sacrifices made for our country while enjoying that outdoor concert or barbecue with family and friends... And do your best to forget that you need to be back in the office on Tuesday!


May 31 - June 2  //  9:00 AM - 5:30 PM EDT  //  Javits Center, 655 W 34th St  //  Free  //  Website

"It’s the place where industry, authors and readers converge to define the new publishing universe." As more and more content continues to shift into the digital realm, new methods must be discovered to engage readers. Meet and explore over 800 authors, hundreds of new titles, and over 1,000 exhibitors at this four-day networking, sourcing, and relationship building event to help define the future publishing universe. BookExpo culminates with BookCon, a two-day fan event at the crossroads of storytelling and pop culture.

June 2 - 4  //  Schedule  //  Randall's Island  //  Tickets: $105 and up  //  Website

Governor's Ball returns to Randall's Island to kick off this summer's festival season! The seventh annual "Gov Ball" lineup includes countless big-name artists (as it does every year), as well as an impressive food lineup worth writing home about. Chance the Rapper headlines night one, with Pheonix and Childish Gambino rounding out night two, and Tool and Wiz Khalifa closing down the third and final night. Randall’s Island is accessible by subway, bus and ferry, so remember to party responsibly!

June 2 - 11  //  Showtimes  //  Venues  //  Tickets: $15-120  //  Website

The Brooklyn Film Festival returns to NYC, providing a forum to help advance public interest in film and support the independent production of films internationally. This annual festival highlights Brooklyn as a global cinematic destination, giving residents access to a slew of independent films, while also promoting artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists in film globally. 

June 4  //  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT  //  5th Ave from 57th to 74th  //  Website

Join over 40,000 marchers for this years Celebrate Isreal Parade, whose theme is "Celebrate Israel All Together," which celebrates the strength of numbers and the act of coming together as one people. This annual event includes American and Israeli community leaders and dignitaries and loads of performers and marching bands, as well as special guests like celebrity chef Jamie Geller and former New York Giant Tiki Barber! The parade will go on rain or shine, so check he weather before heading out!