Summer’s finally around the corner, and this month is filled with outdoor activities, whether you want to enjoy good food, good weather, or good vibes across NYC! It’s finally time to get out of our apartments and our places of comfort indoors to start exploring what NYC has to offer this June! We’ve put together a list of our top things to do in NYC this month to truly experience the goodness of New York summers.
1. Gov Ball at Randall’s Island Park (June 1 – June 3)
Coming to New York for the 8th year in a row, with a killer line-up for all three days! The event is almost sold out, but you can probably still get tickets from third-party vendors like stub hub and vividseats.
2. “AMAZE” at The Gallery at Cadillac House (Through June 10, 2018)
Cadillac House in Soho is both a car showroom and “a public space that brings Cadillac’s design to life through a range of curated programming and events across the arts, fashion, entertainment and hospitality.” AMAZE, the current gallery show presented by Visionaire, is a collaborative installation by architect at large – Rafael de Cárdenas and visual artist – Sahra Motalebi. This engaging and interactive maze is said to “scramble the coordinates of space and time.” and awaken your senses through color and creativity. The gallery is free and open to the public; Hours are 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
3. LIC Flea and Food (June 9 – 10)
One of the largest flea and food markets in Long Island City, the renowned market will operate once a month starting may, offering the best in food, crafts, vintage items and the all-Queens Beer Garden. LIC Flea & Food will be open from 11 AM to 6PM on days of operation. Located on the waterfront at 5-25 46th Avenue, LIC, NY 11101
4. Hot97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium (June 10)
Hip hop lovers throughout New York and New Jersey are already counting down the days until the hottest music event of the year—the Hot 97 Summer Jam! This annual hip hop festival never fails to wow fans with knockout lineups year after year, which is why tickets are always in such high demand. Fortunately, StubHub can help you lock down tickets to the most in-demand concert events of the year, including to the fast-approaching Hot 97 Summer Jam! So if you want to catch some of your all-time favorite hip hop artists in action, you should definitely act fast to lock down your Hot 97 Summer jam tickets!
5. Museum Mile Festival (June 12 at The Met Fifth Avenue)
This annual festival has been taking place since 1978 to promote public support of the arts. Come walk the mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets while visiting The Met Fifth Avenue and five other cultural institutions! The opening ceremony will take place at 5:45 PM at the Met Fifth Avenue, and the event is open and free to the public throughout the evening.
6. Big Apple Barbecue Block Party (June 13-14 at Madison Square Park)
The event spreads throughout Madison Square Park and the surrounding streets, attracting people from near and far to celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions. Experience a legendary line-up of food and beverage vendors, including award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pit-masters. Hours are 11 AM to 6 PM, and entry is free for all!
7. Met Fridays: Pride (June 15 at The Met Fifth Avenue)
The Met is hosting a pride event! come join the celebration, which will be accompanied with an evening of gallery talks, panel discussions, art-making activities, and dancing at different floors of this vibrant cultural institution. Hours are 5 – 9 PM and entry is free upon museum admission!
8. French Flute Tradition (June 15 at The Met Fifth Avenue)
Brandon Patrick George performs music by Debussy, Ravel, and more on the Baroque flutes of Versailles, followed by a curator-led tour of the newly opened Musical Instruments Galleries. Show times are 6:00 – 6:30 PM at Gallery 735, and 7:00 – 7:30 PM at Gallery 961 – and entry is free upon museum admission!
9. The Jazz Age Lawn Party ( Weekend 1: June 16 – 17; Weekend 2: August 25-26 – 11 AM – 5 PM )
Now celebrating its 13th year – play Gatsby for a weekend at The Jazz Age Lawn Party, a 1920s-themed party where attendees are encouraged to wear period dress, try classic cocktails and dance along to live jazz! It’s important to note that this will be the first year where guests can purchase a Dreamland Gourmet Picnic tote, which includes a custom-order, prepared meal as well as a chilled bottle of VieVité Rosé and more scrumptious bites delivered to you when you arrive. Hours are 11 AM to 5 PM. Tickets available on http://jazzagelawnparty.com/jazz-age-lawn-party/
10. Movie Nights at Bryant Park (Kick-off: Mon, June 18)
On ten summer Mondays beginning June 18, bring a blanket and sit on the Lawn to enjoy a feature movie and great food with friends. Lawn opens 5pm and film begins at sunset. Food items for sale curated by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace. Hours at 5 PM to 11 PM. Movie line-up on http://bryantpark.org/programs/movie-nights?
11. Pride March (June 24, 2018) Step off at 7th Avenue and 16th Street
Get your glitter and fun spirits ready and be a part of the movement this June! Gay Pride events occur throughout the month of June, culminating with the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Step off is at Noon, and for more information go to https://www.nycpride.org/events/the-march/
12. Florence + The MachinexGMA at Central Park (June 29, 2018)
Florence + The Machine will be taking over Central Park on June 29th with a free performance as part of this year’s GMA Summer Concert Series! #FLORENCEonGMA. This concert is free and open to the public and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Friday from 7 AM to 9 AM.
Viewers interested in joining “GMA” in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00 AM when the park opens to the public.
13. ” David Bowie is” at Brooklyn Museum (Through July 15, 2018)
The “David Bowie is” exhibit, offering unprecedented access to the star’s personal archive, will be open until July as the final stop for the five-year tour. There are approximately 400 objects including the artist’s original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets from famous songs, original album art, photographs, and videos, all tracing Bowie’s creative process from his teenage years in England through his last 20 years when he lived in New York City. Hours are 11 AM to 6 PM Wednesday to Sunday, and find the exhibit in the Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor.