It’s May! Here Are Some Things You Can Look Forward Too
Even though lots of things have been canceled because of the crisis, there's still plenty to look forward to in May
Parts of the country will start to reopen as states slowly ( the keyword slowly) relax their stay-at-home orders. The hope is that if it's done with enough planning and care, we won't see a massive resurgence of the virus.
2. Some big specials are going down this month. There's "The Call to Unite", a 24-hour global Livestream featuring tons of celebrities starting TONIGHT at 8:00 P.M. Eastern
Nickelodeon is airing a remote version of the "Kids' Choice Awards" tomorrow. The
"Feeding America Comedy Festival" will air on May 9th. And YouTube will be hosting a free virtual film festival beginning May 29th.
And for everyone missing sports right now, NBC is airing a virtual Kentucky Derby tomorrow, featuring all 13 horses ever to win the Triple Crown facing off in a computer-generated race.
Instagram and Facebook are hosting a Livestream on May 15th with a bunch of celebrities, including Miley Cyrus and Awkwafina and Oprah will give the commencement address.
And Lebron james is hosting a one-hour special called "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020" that will air on several TV channels, streaming platforms, and social media sites on Saturday, May 16th.
We're getting a major sport back in about two weeks. NASCAR is starting back up with a Cup race on May 17th. Over a 10-day period, they plan to run seven races at tracks in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Darlington, South Carolina.
There won't be any fans, but the races will be broadcast on Fox and FS1.
The new streaming service HBO Max launches on the 27th. It'll include all the shows and movies on HBO, plus new original programming, and reruns of popular shows like "Friends","The Big Bang Theory", and "South Park"
And finally the holidays. The big ones are Cinco de Mayo, which is on Tuesday, Mother's Day on Sunday the 10th, and Memorial Day on the 25th.
But there's also Star Wars Day on May the 4th National Eat What You Want Day on the 11th, National Pizza Party Day on the 15th, National Brother's Day on the 24th and National Wine Day on the 25th.
And it's never been more important to celebrate International Nurses Day on May 12th.