New York City 

Manhattan Cocktail Classic. The Manhattan Cocktail Classic starts this weekend. Spread out among bars, galleries, hotels, and the like across four boroughs and five days, the Classic boasts nearly one hundred events that are all dedicated to helping the world drink better cocktails. 

For event times and prices, see here.

 

Finger Lakes, Rochester, NY  

Lilac Festival: The world-famous Lilac Festival kicks off this weekend in Rochester! See more than 500 types of lilac, and catch parades, concerts, wine and chocolate tastings, and much more. 

Daily 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Admission is free

 

Greater Niagara Region

Mummies of the World, Buffalo Museum of Science: Come face-to-face with mummies in the largest ever collection of its kind. The New York Times calls it "engrossing" and "magical and mythical." 

Sunday - Wednesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday - Saturday 9 AM - 9 PM
Cost: $22 adult / $21 senior / $18 child.  


Wine Trail Blossoms: Twenty wineries await you on the Wine Trail Blossoms tour in Niagara this weekend. Taste three wines and collect a flower from each! 

Friday 12 PM to 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM
$40/person or $70/couple
 
 

Capital-Saratoga Region, Albany

Albany Tulip Festival: Head to Albany for its famed tulip festival. Over 100,000 bulbs are blossoming in Washington Park just in time for Mother's Day! The whole weekend will be filled with children's activities, crafts, and delicious food. Plus you can attend the coronation of the Albany Tulip Queen and celebrate at the Royal Tulip Ball!