63 amazing things to do in NYC in May

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In the Mood Series: Spring Fling Central Park Zoo; May 4 at 6pm; $45

Find out how the lions, tigers, bears and other residents of the Central Park Zoo get down and dirty during this adults-only tour. Spring is the season of the birds and the bees, after all. amazing things, amazing things,amazing things

The Other Art Fair Brooklyn Expo Center; May 4-6; $7–$30 

Discover the next big thing at this biannual fest in Greenpoint. The third edition features works from 130 up-and-coming and independent artists, curated for collectors and fans with varying budgets.

Frieze Art Fair Randall’s Island Park; May 4-6; $48, tours $18–$23, additional ticket options available 

Art lovers flock to Randall’s Island Park for this dreamy display of works from 200 international galleries—and the view of Manhattan ain’t bad either. Take the ferry or the bus over to the island (buy advance tickets online if you can), and plan to spend some serious time immersing yourself in the imaginative projects found both indoors and out.

Night of a Thousand Stevies Irving Plaza; May 4 at 9pm; tickets start at $77.

Don your best black lace and velvet look and prepare to bow down and worship at the altar of Stevie Nicks. Musicians, drag queens and fans come from all over the country to attend this “Starbright”-themed blowout honoring the queen of rock and roll.

Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp Penn Plaza Pavilion; May 5-6; $25–$100

No, this isn’t a wilderness retreat that teaches cats how to tie knots, hike and start fires (but we totally call dibs on that idea). Instead, it’s a weekend of talks, shopping and meet and greets where like-minded kitty lovers can revel in all things meow. Animal Planet cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy teaches you how to better treat your beloved furball and, of course, expect plenty of adorable kitties up for adoption.

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