by Justine Goodman - 81 Reviews - 104 List
Is there any more glorious time to be in New York than the month of May? The birds are chirping, the trees are blooming, and it's practically the only month where we don't have to contend with extreme heat or cold. Make the most of our short spring by hitting up some of the best events and attractions New York has to offer with our May to-do list. (Photo: Coney Island)
Updated: June 14, 2011
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic kicks off on May 13 with an opening night gala at the NYPL, featuring 25,000 cocktails, food and a bunch of other things that don't matter as much as the part about the 25,000 cocktails. The Classic runs through May 17, with cocktail-centric events taking place throughout the city, from whiskey tastings at the Astor Center to "Stories from Behind the Bar" at top spots like Death & Co, Pegu Club and Employees Only. (Gala tickets are $150; prices vary for other events.)
Just when it seemed like this Brooklyn joint couldn't be any better, they've announced that they're now offering their scrumptious fried chicken in bucket form--that's right, fried chicken in a bucket is officially foodie-approved. Get 16 pieces for $35; add six biscuits and two large sides for $50; or get all that plus six drinks and a whole pie for $80. Spring never tasted so good.