May 14 Events You Won’t Want to Miss

From a wine and cheese tasting to a Mother’s Day brunch, check out these May 14 events you won’t want to miss.

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At long last, May is here! Warmer weather, longer days, and plenty of events to get outside and enjoy everything that spring has to offer. Check out our list of May 14 events that you won’t want to miss.

1. For the foodie in you, the Brooklyn Soup Takedown will be sure to hit the spot. With over 20 different vendors, you’ll be able to find the perfect soup to slurp.

2. If you’re looking for something a little more on the active side,the Cinco de Mayo 5K run is perfect for exercising your competitive spirit.

3. End your night with a little bit of culture at Symphony in the Park. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner to enjoy classical music under the stars.

Memorial Day Weekend

There are plenty of events happening this Memorial Day weekend, and we’ve got a roundup of some of the best ones. From concerts to festivals to parades, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Here are some of the top events happening around the country:

-National Memorial Day Concert: This annual concert is held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and features a lineup of top performers. This year’s lineup includes country singer Keith Urban, Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, and the United States Army Chorus. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 26 at 8 pm EDT.

-Memorial Day Parade: New York City’s annual parade is one of the largest in the country and features marching bands, floats, and more. The parade will step off at 11 am EDT on Monday, May 27 from Fifth Avenue and 44th Street.

-National Memorial Day Museum: This museum in Leavenworth, Kansas is dedicated to preserving the history of Memorial Day. The museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm CDT on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.

Cinco de Mayo

If you’re looking for a festive way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, there are plenty of events happening around the country that are sure to be a good time. From concerts and parties to parades and food festivals, here are some of the best events happening on May 5th.

In Los Angeles, the annual Cinco de Mayo festival will be taking place in Olvera Street, the city’s oldest public market. The festival will feature live music, traditional Mexican food, and folkloric dancing. There will also be a parade down Olvera Street led by mariachi bands and Aztec dancers.

For those in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum is hosting a special event called “A Day in Mexico.” The event will feature traditional Mexican music, dance performances, workshops, and craft activities for kids. There will also be a screening of the classic 1948 film “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” which will be followed by a discussion with the film’s curator.

In Chicago, the National Museum of Mexican Art is hosting its annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration. The event will feature live music and dance performances, folk art demonstrations, traditional Mexican cuisine, and more. Admission to the museum is free for all attendees.

No matter where you are in the country, there’s sure to be a Cinco de Mayo event happening near you. So grab your friends and get ready to celebrate!

Mother’s Day

It’s time to show Mom some love! There are plenty of events happening around town to help you do just that. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. Make Mother’s Day Brunch at Home
There’s no need to overspend on a prix fixe meal when you can make an amazing brunch at home! Put together a menu of Mom’s favorite dishes and whip up something special for her. Add a little extra something by setting the table with her best china and serving a mimosa or two.

2. Take a Mother-Daughter Day Trip
Spend some quality time together and take a day trip to explore a new town or visit one of Mom’s favorites from when she was growing up. Make it extra special by packing a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way.

3. Give the Gift of Relaxation
Help Mom relax and rejuvenate with a day of pampering! Treat her to a massage, manicure, pedicure, or any other service she enjoys. Or, go the DIY route and give her a coupon for a home spa day, complete with scented candles, bubbly bath, and facemask.

4. Plan a Flower-Filled Day
Is your mom a gardener? Spend the day outside together planting her favorite flowers or beginning seeds for the summer garden. Not much of a green thumb? No problem! Visit your local nursery or florist and put together a beautiful bouquet or potted plant arrangement for her instead.

National Nurses Week

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the men and women who work tirelessly to provide quality patient care. Here are some events happening around the country that nurses can enjoy during their week off:

-The National Nurses Week Kick-Off Celebration will be held on May 6th in Washington D.C.
-The Philadelphia area will be hosting a number of events throughout the week, including a wine tasting and a visit to a local winery.
-Nurses in New York City can enjoy free admission to the Museum of Modern Art on May 8th.
-Boston will be holding a number of events throughout the week, including a nursing conference and a brunch cruise.
-Nurses in Los Angeles can enjoy free admission to the Museum of Tolerance on May 11th.

National Teacher Appreciation Week

This year, National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11. Here are some events happening around the country to celebrate our educators:

-In Chicago, there will be a free teacher appreciation lunch at Daley Plaza on May 8 from 11am-1pm. Free lunch includes a hot dog, chips and a drink.
-Boston will be hosting a teacher appreciation day at Fenway Park on May 9. All teachers who present their school ID at the gate will get a free ticket to that day’s game.
-New York City will be giving away free coffee to all teachers on May 9 from 6am-8pm at participating cafes.
-Philadelphia will be offering free admission to the Philadelphia Zoo for all teachers on May 9.

National Police Week

This year, National Police Week takes place from May 10-16. It’s a time to honor the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and to remember the sacrifices they and their families have made. Here are some events taking place around the country that you can attend to show your support for our nation’s police officers.

-The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service will be held on May 15 at the U.S. Capitol. The names of fallen officers will be read aloud, and there will be speeches from law enforcement officials and dignitaries.
-The National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Fund will be hosting a candlelight vigil on May 13 at the National Mall. This event is open to the public, and it’s a chance to honor fallen officers and show support for their families.
-If you’re in the Washington, D.C., area, you can participate in the Police Unity Tour on May 14. This annual bike ride raises awareness of police officers who have been killed in the line of duty, and it culminates with a ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial.

National Military Appreciation Month

May is National Military Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate the men and women who have served or are serving our country. There are many events happening around the nation to honor our military heroes, and we’ve rounded up some of the best ones for you to attend.

-NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH KICKOFF EVENT: This event will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on May 2nd. There will be a keynote address from General David Petraeus, as well as a performance by the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”

-OPERATION THANK YOU: This event will be held on May 11th at Town Square in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is an opportunity for civilians to show their appreciation for service members and their families. There will be live music, food trucks, and a whole host of other activities for everyone to enjoy.

-GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILIES DAY: This event will be held on May 12th at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. It is a day to remember and honor mothers who have lost a child in military service. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as well as a 21-gun salute.

-NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE: This event will be held on May 25th at locations all across the country. It is a day to remember those who have lost their lives in service to our country. There will be ceremonies, parades, and other events happening in communities nationwide.

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