New York City is brimming with culture, great food, and exciting experiences. With Fordham campuses in both the Bronx and Manhattan, you have the opportunity to explore the bustling city streets and vibrant communities of both boroughs.

Check out our list of things to do in NYC!

1. Basic Canoeing

Canoeing in the Bronx? Yep, you read that right! Join the Urban Park Rangers for a day on the water, where you’ll soak up the sun, enjoy the breeze, and paddle around a peaceful lake. It’s an adventure you won’t want to miss! 

May 5, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Crotona Nature Center, Bronx

2. Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion at The Met

As the iconic Met Gala approaches, this exhibition serves as its inspiration. Featuring 250 garments and accessories spanning centuries, it enthralls visitors with its exploration of fashion’s cyclical themes and sensory dimensions. 

May 10 through Sept. 2, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

3. Mother’s Day at Wave Hill

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Wave Hill. Photo courtesy of Joshua Bright

Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day with a leisurely stroll through gorgeous gardens, art projects, yoga sessions, and more! This event offers something for every member of the family to enjoy.

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9th Avenue Food Festival

May 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wave Hill, Bronx

4. Ninth Avenue International Food Festival 

Check out the oldest and largest food festival in NYC. With some of the best restaurant vendors in the city, arts and crafts, and live performances, there’s so much to do! 

May 18 through May 19, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Ninth Avenue between 42nd and 57th streets, Manhattan

5. Intrepid Museum—Summer Movie Night: Top Gun Maverick 

A Saturday night spent with a picnic blanket, some popcorn, a good movie, and the breathtaking backdrop of the Hudson River and the iconic city skyline–perfect.

Friday, May 24, 7– 9:30 p.m.; Intrepid Museum’s Flight Deck, Manhattan