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What's On This Month In NYC | June 2016
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What's On This Month In NYC | June 2016

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Updated: 7 October 2016
New York City comes alive in June, as locals and tourists alike gather to enjoy the best of art, music, food, dance, theater, and film. Cozy up to an al fresco film screening, dance the night away at Lincoln Center, sip champagne on a rooftop, and beckon summer’s arrival with a series of outdoor concerts and festivals. We profile what’s on this month in New York City.


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©Arturo Espinosa/ |Curran Kelleher/ |Natan Peres/ |Michael Stern

ART | Kickstart June With The Uptown Arts Stroll

Wednesday, June 1st – Thursday, June 30th

Hosted by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the month-long arts festival the Uptown Arts Stroll kicks off on June 1st.

DANCE | Dance The Night Away At The Deco Ball

Friday, June 3rd

Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the best of New York, Paris, and Havana at The Deco Ball.

FOOD | Taste The Best Of Land And Sea At Summer In The City: Surf & Turf

Friday, June 3rd

Food Network star Anne Burrell hosts this year’s Summer in the City: Surf & Turf – an unmissable event for NYC foodies everywhere.

MUSIC | Get Funky At The Governors Ball

Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 5th

Nothing beats getting down to your favorite artists for three days straight at The Governors Ball.

ART | Do Touch The Art At FIGMENT NYC

Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 5th

A unique art experience that provides a refreshing alternative to the New York gallery scene, FIGMENT NYC invites you to interact with the work on display.

MUSIC | Listen To The Best Of Blues At A Decade Of Soul

Saturday, June 4th – Sunday, June 5th

Take a moment to slow down this weekend, as A Decade of Soul makes its way to Manhattan’s own B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill.


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©The Zender Agenda/ | Stefan/ |sookie/ |Jennie Park Photography

MUSIC | Catch The Best Indie Music At The Northside Festival

Monday, June 6th – Sunday, June 12th

Peruse artwork in between music sets at this week-long, Brooklyn-based indie music festival.

FILM | Fulfill Your Film Obsession At The Brooklyn Film Festival

Friday, June 3rd – Sunday, June 12th

Enjoy the best in independent cinema at this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival.

DANCE | Skim Through The Waters Aboard Burlesque Sail

Thursday, June 9th

Things are about to heat up aboard the ‘City Clipper’, where guests will enjoy a night of burlesque dancing on the water.

OUTDOORS | Welcome Your Weekend At Red Hook Fest

Thursday, June 9th – Sunday, June 12th

Three-day outdoor festival Red Hook Fest kicks off with a waterfront barbecue in Brooklyn with dancing, live music, and delicious summer eats.

MUSIC | Jazz It Up At The Jazz Age Lawn Party

Saturday, June 11th – Sunday, June 12th

If you love the style of those Roaring Twenties, then swing on over to the Jazz Age Lawn Party for a weekend of vintage music, cars, dancing, and fun.


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©Chris/ | Valerie/ |Yusuke Kawasaki/ | iluvfaris

MUSIC | Get Down To The Sounds Of The New York Philharmonic

Wednesday, June 15th – Wednesday, June 22nd

If you like free concerts and classical music, then look no further than the legendary New York Philharmonic’s summer performance series, Concerts in the Park.

DANCE | Dance Your Way To Health And Happiness At NYC Dance Week

Thursday, June 16th – Saturday, June 25th

Have fun while you stay fit at this ten-day festival offering free dance and wellness classes throughout the city.

FOOD | Bring On The Beer At The NYC Craft Beer Festival

Friday, June 17th – Saturday, June 18th

Beer-lovers unite at this tasty June event, where guests can sip craft beers, ciders, and meads from 75 different breweries.

EVENT | Splash Around Coney Island At The Mermaid Parade

Saturday, June 18th

A colorful tradition since 1983, watch as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid lead the procession at this annual celebration.

FOOD | Drink Up At The New York City Bourbon Bash

Saturday, June 18th

Hold the beer and forget the scotch, bourbon is in the spotlight at this year’s New York City Bourbon Bash.

ART | Get Crafty At The Brooklyn Makers Market

Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th

Nothing screams ‘Brooklyn’ louder than the Brooklyn Makers Market, where craftsman from around the borough showcase their hard work and artisan goods.

FOOD | Booze It Up On The Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise

Sunday, June 19th

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a boozy brunch cruise?


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©Luca Boldrini/ | daspunkt/ | Kathleen Maher/ |William Murphy

DANCE | Dance Your Way Through Midsummer Night Swing

Thursday, June 21st – Saturday, July 9th

Presented by Lincoln Center, Midsummer Night Swing will get you up and dancing the night away.

EVENT | Party In Chelsea At The Generation Bridge Summer White Party

Saturday, June 25th

Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and that unmatched Chelsea vibe at the Generation Bridge Summer White Party.

THEATER | Dramatize Your Life With Shakespeare In The Park

Tuesday, May 24th – Sunday, June 26th

Shakespeare in the Park is a beloved summer tradition in New York City, and you don’t want to miss this year’s all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew.

EVENT | End June With A Bang At The Gay Pride Parade

Sunday, June 26th

June is LGBT Month, and no one celebrates quite like New York City at the annual Gay Pride Parade.

FOOD | Indulge At The NYC Best Wings Festival

Sunday, June 5th and Sunday, June 26th

There is nothing more ‘summer’ than beer and wings, so head to the NY Best Wings Festival where restaurants from three NYC boroughs will compete for the title of ‘best wings in NYC’.


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© waferboard/ |Aurelien Guichard/ |DammitKarissa/ |Paul Hudson

FILM | Watch Free Outdoor Films All Summer Long

Friday, June 3rd through Thursday, September 15th

Don’t waste your summer indoors! Catch free outdoor films throughout the month.

ENTERTAINMENT | Get Physic-al At That Physics Show

Friday, June 3rd – Saturday, July 30th

Prepare to have your mind and molecules blown at this fun-for-the-whole-family event that brings scientific ‘magic’ to life right in front of your very eyes.