It’s the greatest month of all time!!!!! There’s Mother Day and Memorial Day but more importantly it’s ya girls birthday in just 14 of them days! Yes, shout out to all my May Flowers and Dynamic Taurus’. We are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Speaking of gifts, here’s my paypal, go ahead and send me a dollar to put towards a Staud Bag (as if I need another clear bag) or toward those precious Chanel slingbacks I accidentally tried on a Saks and now am convinced I need. Currently I’m in Mexico, laying on a beach, sipping cool coconut water straight out of a coconut. Yes, I started my birthday celebration early, but honestly I can’t wait to return to New York City because May in City is quite possibly thee funnest month. There are so many things going on, parties to attend, brunch and picnics to be had and I’m letting you in on all the cool kids shit. Plan accordingly, practice your whining and sturdy milly rocks. Hydrate yourselves and don’t forget to moisturize because it’s gonna be a helluva month.
Friday May 4th
LIV Cinco De Mayo After Work Happy Hour Event from 5-10pm at El Original with 2 of my favorite DJ’s of all time (if you love acrobats and soca and singing your heart out, GO!) Free Entry before 7pm with RSVP. They also have a bomb 3 day party in Bermuda every year and tickets are on sale for that too.
Saturday May 5th — CINCO DE MAYO
1 Life 2 Live Entertainment: The Cinco de Mayo Day Party from 4-10pm at Cielo. Everyone is free until 6pm with Mandatory RSVP with 2 for 1 Margarita’s until 7pm. Always a fun time with a millennial crowd.
International Island Boys: All Ah Yuh The Cinco de Mayo Edition Party from 10pm-4am at Sweet Brooklyn Bar. They will spin soca, reggae, afrobeats, kompa, hip hop and latin all night long. Women Free with RSVP, Men $10
Sunday May 6th
Reggae vs. Trap Brunch + Day Party at The Attic Rooftop Lounge with 2 levels of Partying. There is no cover before 6pm with Mandatory RSVP they also have brunch specials from $30-$45
LIV Boujee Champagne Bottle Brunch from 1-7pm at Bar Gonzo. There is a $45 Prix Fix menu with choice of One Entre and one Personal Bottle of Champagne, Rosé, Mimosa or Bellini. 2 Floors + and Outdoor Rooftop
Saturday May 12th
I Don’t Don’t Do Clubs Presents Must Love Beards from 2pm-10pm at The Well in Brooklyn. For men with beards and the women who love them. Men are free with RSVP and Women are $30. No tickets are sold at the door.
Tuesday May 15th
A Queen was born.
Saturday May 26
Brunch Bounce presents Heat Wave featuring Jazzy Jeff kicking off one of the first parties of the year at La Marina (yes that La Marina) this Memorial Day Weekend. You have to be there. Tickets are only $10 and I’m sure they are gonna sell out fast.
Sunday May 27th
Revive Brunch + Pump Day Party from 11am-5pm at TGA NYC. I went to the one they had last year and had the time of my life! Prix Fix tickets include 2 hours Bottomless Mimosas from 11am-1pm and a Prix Fixed Brunch Buffet served until 2pm and then theres vibes and music and whining like you’re at carnival. Tickets are $55 for women and $66 for men.
Rum Punch Brunch is hosting their signature party Memorial Day Weekend as well from 11-6pm at Milk River in Brooklyn. You can of course brunch and dance the day away. The DJ’s are all phenomenal. The last time I attended Rum Punch Brunch I ended up taking a nap on the grass in Central Park afterward (true story).
Monday May 28th
Everyday Afrique, the Everyday People x Okay Africa Party is happening from 3pm-10pm at Output in Brooklyn. Urmmmm I will be in there like swimwear because the one I went to last year still haunts my dreams when I’m trapped at work or someplace unpleasant. Get there early as hell because the streets will be filled to capacity with people trying to get in and listen to all di best afrobeats, dancehall, soca while dancing on a rooftop with the city as your backdrop. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (Don’t chance door tickets the line will snake around the block)
If you live close to the city or are visiting in May, make sure to hit up an event or two while you’re here. Purchase your tickets now and thank me later. Don’t be surprised if you see me there and by all means please say hello.