Sunday May 5th brings The Five Boro Bike tour from Bike New York. I volunteered on this for years and I even rode a 10 person bike in it once. (NOTE - the ride is still on although some pyro technics at the start have been cancelled and there will be increased police presence.)
On the 5th, I will be heading to the NY Botanical Gardens early in the morning to walk a 5k to raise funds for psoriasis research. I signed up for this walk last year but when I broke my wrist a few days before the walk, I didn't do it. This winter, I went to the Gardens for the Train Show with the Guides Association and I vowed to return and do the walk this year. You can support my effort on my personal page.
Speaking of Gardens, I recently went to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden after a visit to the Brooklyn Museum with the Guides Association. If you want to make your trip a day and an evening event, I would go to the Garden on Saturday May 4th and then continue into the Museum for First Saturday.
There is another (CRF) cause related fitness event on Saturday May 5th that will make Times Square busy early in the morning. It is the Revlon Run/Walk for Women.
If any of you locals want to volunteer and receive passes to New York Fringe Festival Performances or work (for little money) the Fringe NYC annual Job Fair will be held on Sunday May 5th. I was pleased to discover at a FODOR's New York Travel Board meetup that one of my readers has enjoyed volunteering at the festival for a few years. She found out about the festival from my many posts over the years. I may volunteer this year too.
More to come. I've only gotten to May 5th and I haven't even mentioned Cinco de Mayo.