Long Island City heats up in May with an array of exciting events. Gotham Point’s luxury rentals at Hunter’s Point South are the perfect launching pad for springtime adventures! Read on for our top picks this month.
NYC’s most iconic cycling event rolls around on Sunday, May 1st. The tour, which travels through all five boroughs, begins in Lower Manhattan and ends in Staten Island, crossing five major bridges – all closed to traffic! – along the way. And yes, the route takes to the streets of Long Island City: cyclists traverse the Queensboro Bridge into LIC before wending their way down to cross the Pulaski Bridge into Brooklyn. If you’ve been lucky enough to snag a spot this year, this is a phenomenal way to experience not just your LIC neighborhood, but the entire city.
What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with chef Cosme Aguilar’s soulful cuisine? Casa Enrique has earned a devoted following – and a Michelin star – thanks to Aguilar’s mouth watering tacos, slow-simmered mole and mezcal-forward cocktail menu. Infused with Mexican flavors from Chiapas to Puebla to San Luis Potosí, the menu brings the country’s rich culinary traditions to vibrant life.
On Saturday, May 7th, visit the Noguchi Museum for a day of free admission and programming with Taiwanese-American artist Chemin Hsiao. Standing in solidarity with the AAPI community against escalating and continued violence, the museum presents Hsiao’s latest work, a series of banners entitled Dandelions Know (2021), which carry messages of anti-racism and hope. Events will include a watercolor workshop, open studio, and interactive tours of the exhibition as well as the museum’s permanent collection.
Savor a Mother’s Day brunch at American Brass on the Water
Sunday, May 8th
Celebrate the mom in your life on Sunday, May 8th with a relaxed riverfront brunch at American Brass on the Water. Situated right on the East River waterfront, the restaurant is only moments away from the Gotham Point luxury rentals at Hunter’s Point South, and offers plenty of outdoor seating against a backdrop of breathtaking city views. Chef Kevin McGinley’s elevated take on locally-sourced seasonal classics is also sure to delight.
Cut loose at CultureLab LIC’s outdoor concert series
Every Friday – Sunday in May
Every Friday through Sunday in May, the visual and performing arts nonprofit CultureLab LIC will be hosting free outdoor concerts in the Plaxall Gallery parking lot. Grab some beers and get your groove on to an eclectic roster of live music, from genre-bending jazz to folk. Festivities kick off at 7pm on Fridays, and at 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Encounter Newly Commissioned Artwork at SculptureCenter
May 12th – August 1st
One of our favorite reasons to live at Gotham Point’s luxury rentals in Long Island City is their proximity to the neighborhood’s booming art scene. This month, art lovers can explore newly commissioned sculptures, installations and video works by eleven contemporary artists at SculptureCenter’s signature open call and exhibition program. The thought-provoking show, titled In Practice: Literally Means Collapse, considers notions of ruin and collapse through material and metaphor.
Gotham Point Pop-up Events
Dates throughout May
Experience Gotham Living with exclusive events for residents of our Hunter’s Point South luxury rentals. This month, we’re hosting a curated array of special classes and events, available exclusively to residents of our luxury rentals in Long Island City. On Monday, May 16th, stop by for an information session for Lancaster Farm’s Summer CSA: the organic farmer’s co-op offers shares of farm-fresh produce, fruit, meat, eggs and cheeses, delivered weekly to your door. On Tuesday, May 17th, start your morning by saluting the sun with some rooftop yoga at dawn. And on Tuesday, May 24th, join us for a champagne toast as we introduce residents to Gotham’s full-service concierge.