June NYCEvents (06/22/22)

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75 Fun Things To Cross Off On This Ultimate NYC Summer Bucket List

Are you ready for the best summer ever?

Brianna PerrySecretNYC

75 Fun Things To Cross Off On This Ultimate NYC Summer Bucket List
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The weather is warm, the sun is setting late, and after our last two summers didn’t go exactly as planned, we’re here to make sure that New Yorkers make this one count! From taking advantage of the season’s gorgeous weather, to telling you about the best summer happenings in NYC, get ready to cross your way off the most ultimate NYC summer bucket list ever!

Here are just a few of the best summer activities in NYC:

Enjoy gorgeous views at one of NYC’s rooftop festivals

Enjoy breathtaking views of New York City like never before at a rooftop festival! Enjoy tasty food and drinks, music to swing your hips to, and tons of incredible photo ops.

Experience an enchanting concert by candlelight

Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational candlelit dinners in some of New York City’s most magical locations, from stunning restaurants to glamorous lounges.

Either way it’s an experience you won’t want to miss! More candlelight concerts can be found here.

Go glamping on Governors Island

ultimate nyc summer bucket list
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Forget about sleeping on the floor and going to the bathroom outside, regular camping is so last year! That’s right, now it’s all about glamping. Enjoy a luxurious stay on NYC’s island oasis with incredible amenities under the sky. Camp under the stars tonight!

For all the rest go to SecretNYC’s full, comprehensive list HERE.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them?

Here are 9 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

Popular Japanese Store Daiso To Open First Manhattan Location This Summer – Secret NYC

10 Incredible Free Things To Do In New York City – TravelAwaits

12 Standout Wood-Fired Restaurants in NYC-ny.eater

This High-Speed Hudson River Tour May Be Touristy, But It’s Still Super Fun-guestofaguest

Your Guide to the Best Theater District Restaurants in NYC | City Guide

21 Best Day Trips from New York City to Take Now-TONY

16 best meat delivery services, boxes and subscriptions of 2022-nypost

City Experiences Launches Its First US Food Tour in NYC’s West Village | TravelPulse

1st look inside Broadway’s iconic Palace Theatre, now 30 feet above Times Square – ABC7 New York

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June NYC Events (06/19/22)

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NYC-Arts Top 5 Picks: June 17 – 23

“Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Met Opera’s 2022 Summer Recital Series,” “Isn’t It Bliss?: Sondheim on Love,” “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books and more.

Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.”

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books

New-York Historical Society

Manhattan / Fri, Apr 01, 2022 – Sun, Jul 24, 2022

The New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum, presents an exhibition that explores the civil rights movement through one of the most emotionally compelling forms of visual expression—the children’s picture book. “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books,” on view April 1 – July 24, 2022, highlights some of the most consequential moments in American history that continue to impact the nation today. Through illustrations and objects, the exhibition traces …

Isn’t It Bliss?: Sondheim on Love

Isn’t It Bliss?: Sondheim on Love

92nd Street Y

Manhattan / Sat, Jun 18, 2022 – Mon, Jun 20, 2022

Stephen Sondheim’s astute, clever, emotionally intelligent exploration of the many facets of love is unrivaled in musical theater. Tony Award winner and “Lyrics & Lyricists” favorite Ted Sperling conceived and hosts this show looking at love through the Sondheim songbook. The incomparable songs address love in all its phases: its giddy heights (“What More Do I Need”), crushing heartache (“Not a Day Goes By”), manic panic (“Getting Married Today”) and the emotional ambivalence Sondheim captured with perfect …

NYC Pride Presents: Disclosure

NYC Pride Presents: Disclosure

Spring Studios

Manhattan / Fri, Jun 17, 2022, 7:00 pm

Executive Producer Laverne Cox (“Orange Is The New Black”) and award-winning documentarian Sam Feder (“Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger”) present this groundbreaking study of transgender representation in the media, bringing together trans creatives and activists to deconstruct scenes from cinema through the ages, in order to confront our evolving understanding of gender. This decade marks the most media visibility in history for the transgender community. But many years of negative stereotypes onscreen and in print …

Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton

Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton

Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan / Fri, Jun 10, 2022 – Sun, Sep 11, 2022

The Morgan Library & Museum presents “Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton,” opening June 10 and running through September 11, 2022. The first museum exhibition dedicated to this largely undiscovered, yet extraordinary and original draftsman, the exhibition will feature sixty drawings, two accordion-fold sketchbooks, and five printed works by Rick Barton (1928–1992). The title of the exhibition comes from a story Barton told Etel Adnan (1925–2021) in a San Francisco café in the early 1960s. Adnan, who was enthralled by Barton’s accordion-fold books, later wrote, …

Met Opera’s 2022 Summer Recital Series

Met Opera’s 2022 Summer Recital Series

Central Park SummerStage

Manhattan / Mon, Jun 20, 2022 – Wed, Jun 29, 2022

The Met’s popular concert series in New York City parks returns with performances in all five boroughs, beginning Monday, June 20, with an evening of arias and duets at Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage in Central Park. The first two recitals feature rising stars soprano Brittany Renee, tenor Ben Bliss, and baritone Justin Austin, accompanied at the piano by Bryan Wagorn. The four subsequent recitals showcase three exciting young artists—soprano Amani Cole-Felder, mezzo-soprano Cierra …

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them?

Here are 9 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

15 NYC Spots For The Perfect Warm Weather Outdoor Brunch – Secret NYC

Governors Island Guide 2022: The Perfect Family Retreat-new york family

The Best Places to Drink in Lower Manhattan West | VinePair

World-famous Italian sandwich shop opens in Times Square – YouTube

These are the best places to enjoy nature in New York City | amNewYork

How to get in to the most exclusive clubs, bars in NYC-NYPost

Top 12 Secrets of Woodside, Queens – Untapped New York

NYC’s New York Public Library is giving away 500,000 books for free this summer-TONY

[VIDEO] Great Museums Presents The MET Part 7: “The American Way” | Viewing NYC

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June NYC Events (06/16/22)

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NYC events in June 2022

“Gear up for summer with our calendar for NYC events in June! Get ready for summer festivals, Pride in NYC and more.

Shaye WeaverTONY

Wear your sunblock: The best NYC events in June 2022 are things to do outside. When you’re not spending all your free time soaking up the sun at the best beaches or drinking atop the city’s finest rooftop bars, you’ll be rocking your rainbow during the Pride March and catching Tribeca Film Festival screeners. There are more opportunities to play dress up too like at the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Get your tickets now for the best happenings of the month and keep your fingers (and toes) crossed for good weather.”

Here are a few of my faves:

Bryant Park Picnic Performances

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Bryant Park Picnic Performances

There’s nothing like taking in free live music and performance in the great outdoors. This season, comprised of 26 live and free performances, kicked off on May 27 with the New York City Opera’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The opera is also scheduled to put on its annual “Pride in the Park” concert (June 17). Throughout the summer, New Yorkers will be treated to a slew of other shows, including contemporary dance performances, jazz concerts, collaborations with Joe’s Pub and more. You can check out the full lineup right here

Concerts on The Rooftop at Pier 17

Photograph: courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation

Concerts on The Rooftop at Pier 1

The Seaport’s summer concert series under the stars will feature more than 60 shows including from artists like Simple Plan, Sum 41, The Offspring, Pusha T, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Blondie, DEVO, Deftones, The Head and the Heart, Flogging Molly, Bikini Kill, Mayday Parade, Jason Mraz, Rise Against, The Used, Dashboard Confessional, Franz Ferdinand, Jason Isbell and more.

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Photograph: Filip WolakConey Island Mermaid Parade 2015

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Following a two-year, pandemic-fueled hiatus, the beloved Coney Island Mermaid Parade is officially coming back on June 18. Can you hear us screaming with delight? The procession, which has become the largest art parade in all of the United States since first debuting back in 1983, is part and parcel of Coney Island’s character, marking the unofficial start of summer. It will take place on June 18!

For all the rest of the best of what’s Happening in June go to Time Out NY HERE.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them?

Here are 9 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

‘What New York Is All About’: Welcome Back to the Piano Bar – The New York Times

The Infatuation NYC Guide To Summer 2022 – The Infatuation

Broadway Shows NYC: How to Get Discount Tickets – NBC New York

theatre to see in New York this summer | NewYorkTheatreGuide.com

NYC & Company launches a new Halal travel guide | News | Breaking Travel News

City Winery Is Taking Over the Former Great Northern Food Hall in Grand Central – Eater NY

NYC’s Lincoln Center now has a big disco ball and dance floor-TONY

Get A First Look At The Morgan Library & Museum’s $12.5 Million Restoration & New Garden – Secret NYC

#PhotovilleFestival: ⭐ 2022 Public Programming starts June 4! ⭐

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June NYC Events (06/13/22)

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Best Free Things To Do in NYC This Week

“The quality and quantity of free events, free things to do that take place in New York City every day of the year is truly amazing. So don’t miss the opportunities that only New York provides: stop wondering what to do; start taking advantage of free things to do, free events to go to in NYC today!”

Join Club Free Time – I did, and it’s one of the best things I ever did. Here is a sample of FREE events this week. Get more information by going to the Club Free Time website.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tour | Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More

Hear an unusual perspective from somebody who spent the greater portion of his life working in the GARMENT more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14/ 10:30 am- Free

Tours, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Garment District: Factories, Gangsters, Labor Unions and More

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Discussion | Step by Step: Recreating a Family’s Lost Holocaust History (online)

Holocaust survivors can have a difficult time talking about what they experienced during World War II. more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 2:00 pm / Free

Discussions, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Step by Step: Recreating a Family's Lost Holocaust History (online)

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Discussion | Museums as Systems: Safeguarding Histories (online)

What is our responsibility to the archive, or by extension, our responsibility to history? This session more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 5:00 pm – Free

Discussions, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Museums as Systems: Safeguarding Histories (online)

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Opening Reception | The Clamor of Ornament: Exchange, Power, and Joy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present

Bringing together more than 200 objects produced over the past five centuries, this show will explore more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 6:00 pm- to 8:00 pm – Free

Opening Receptions, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, The Clamor of Ornament: Exchange, Power, and Joy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present

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Festival | Museum Mile Festival 2022

The Museum Mile Festival is back. Eight New York City museums and cultural partners will come together, more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 6:00 pm- to 9:00 pm – Free

Festivals, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Museum Mile Festival 2022

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Book Discussion | American Shtetl: The Story of the Uniquely American, Self-Governing Religious Community in Upstate NY (in-person and online)

In 1972 leaders of the Satmar Hasidic dynasty in Williamsburg purchased a small tract of land in upstate more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 7 :30 pm – Free

Book Discussions, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, American Shtetl: The Story of the Uniquely American, Self-Governing Religious Community in Upstate NY (in-person and online)

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Play | Shakespeare’s Cymbeline: Classic Drama in the Park

Enjoy the intrigue and drama of William Shakespeare’s 1611 romantic adventure, performed by seven energetic more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 7:00 pm – Free

Plays, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Shakespeare's Cymbeline: Classic Drama in the Park

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Film | Dear Thomas (2021): A Man Who Overcame Boundaries

Director Andreas Kleinert’s Thomas Brasch biopic shows the life and dreams of a man for whom every world more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 7:00 pm – Free

Films, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Dear Thomas (2021): A Man Who Overcame Boundaries

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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Beethoven and More in The Park

The Knights orchestra presents The Kreutzer Project, a program that explores the obsessive, emotional more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 7:30 pm – to 9:00 pm – Free

Concerts, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Orchestral Works by Beethoven and More in The Park

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Classical Music | Orchestral Works by Haydn and More Outdoors

The Festival Orchestra, conducted by Lutz Rath, performs works by Johann Strauss II, Reinhold Gliere, more    New York City, NY; NYC

Tue, Jun 14 / 8:00 pm – Free

Concerts, June 14, 2022, 06/14/2022, Orchestral Works by Haydn and More Outdoors

That’s just one day. For all the rest of this week’s Free Events Go to Club Free Time.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them?

Here are 9 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

A Dazzling Gustav Klimt Show Will Inaugurate New York’s First Permanent Immersive Experience Venue | Artnet News

What to Eat, See and Do in Manhattan  – The New York Times

Little Island Just Announced The Lineup For Its Second Summer Season – Secret NYC

The 15 Best Barbecue Joints in NYC-thrillist

SummerStage in Central Park 2022 Guide-TONY

21 Timeless NYC Diners and Luncheonettes-NY.Eater

City Life Org – Museum of The City of New York Announces New York Now: A Photography Triennial-thecitylife

Lyft introducing hundreds of new e-bikes for NYC Citi Bike members-nypost

Plus [VIDEO] Great Museums Presents The MET Part 6: “A Collection of Collections” | Viewing NYC

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June NYC Events (06/10/22)

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The Best Dishes Eater Editors Ate This Week

Churros, cuttlefish, and more

by Eater StaffEater NY

Churros at Mermaid Mexicana

White asparagus at Mari

Bagel with lox at Simply Nova

Grilled cuttlefish at Lum Lum

For the full, delicious discussion of these dishes head to EaterNY.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them?

Here are 9 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

Complete Tony Award Predictions 2022-TONY

Michelin Guide Adds 21 New Restaurants To New York City Recommendations-Forbes

City Life Org – Museum of The City of New York Announces New York Now: A Photography Triennial-the city life

Broadway Guide: What to Know About Tickets, Shows and Covid Protocols – The New York Times

Lincoln Center announces over 300 free summer events, including outdoor disco floor – CBS New York

Tribeca Film Festival 2022 screenings, news and reviews-TONY

Hudson Yards Is Hosting Free Outdoor Concerts For The First Time This Summer – Secret NYC

Feel Like NYC Reservations Are Impossible to Get Right Now? You’re Not Alone. – Eater NY

An art lover’s guide to NYC: Where to get your culture fix in Harlem | 6sqft

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June NYC Events (06/07/22)

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Things to Do This Week & Weekend in NYC (6/6-6/12)

Pop ups, shows, markets, and more things to do in NYC today, this week, and this weekend.

Ethan Wolff – CityGuideNY

(6/6-6/12) “Looking for what to do in NYC this week and weekend? The city continues to bounce back, with many venues dropping their mask and vaccine requirements. Expect a revitalized city this week and this weekend, with new restaurants, festivals, pop ups, and all kind of other things to do in NYC this week.”

Here are a few of my faves:

DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Irish Arts Center’s annual festival is back in Riverside Park on Saturday, bringing in artists from Ivory Coast and Indian Kuchipudi traditions to join Irish troupes for a free day of music and dance. (There’s also an education tent to learn some steps on your own, plus arts and crafts and a costume station for photo ops.)

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

hasta la zeta

Pictured: Hasta La Zeta.

Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theatre & School of Music celebrates immigrant experiences on Friday and Saturday through dance, music, and talks. The Brooklyn International Music Fest shows off NYC’s diversity with Chinese, Georgian, Korean, Indian, West African, and Colombian sounds among the offerings.

FLAG DAY OPEN HOUSE

american regimental flags

Flag Day commemorates the June 14, 1777 adoption of the U.S. flag by the Second Continental Congress. This weekend, celebrate at the site of Washington’s farewell address to his officers, Fraunces Tavern Museum, which has origins going back to 1719. The museum is opening up for a Flag Day Open House Weekend, with $1 admission Friday through Sunday from noon until 5pm. While you’re there, check out the exhibition To the Beat of Their Own Drums: American Regimental Flags of the Revolutionary Era.

WORLD OCEANS FESTIVAL

Wellness and music come together in Brooklyn for a 4pm-4am celebration on Saturday. Find Kundalini yoga and sound healing in Prospect Park to start, plus live jazz, flamenco, DJ sets, art, film, salt therapy in a Himalayan salt cave, and guest speakers working to keep our oceans healthy.

For all the rest of the great NYC events this week head to CituGuide’s list HERE.

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them?

Here are 9 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

Fun Things to Do in N.Y.C. This JUNE 2022 – The New York Times

Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace at Rockefeller Center | Rockefeller Plaza | Things to do in New York-TONY

The Irresistible Sandwiches of All’Antico Vinaio | The New Yorker

The Architect of New York’s Central Park Has an Incredibly Unexpected Legacy | Architectural Digest

The Best Lobster Rolls In NYC – New York – The Infatuation

JUN 8 – Tribeca Film Festival announces free outdoor screenings in NYC | 6sqft

City Life Org – NYC & Company Invites Visitors to Explore The Bronx Like a New Yorker-the city life

Hudson River Park Is Hosting Over 260 Free Events This Season – Secret NYC

PLUS [VIDEO] Great Museums Presents The MET Part 5: “A World of Art” | Viewing NYC

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June NYC Events (06/04/22)

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Covid has required some changes.

Everything Fun You Can Do in NYC This Weekend

Plus, a new exhibit from Ukrainian artists, silent discos for the Queen, and plenty of pastries.

By Juliet IzonThrillist

As everyone in NYC knows, another sign that summer has officially started is the beginning of Pride Month. And while you should obviously be supporting our city’s LGBTQIA+ bars and businesses year-around, June is a wonderful time to double-down on your efforts. We’ve got intel on two Pride-themed film festivals to get you started, but other exciting events this weekend include a bake sale with some of the city’s hottest restaurants to support abortion access, and a quiet (yet loud) way to cheer on the Queen of England’s Jubilee.

Read on for everything fun you can eat, drink, and do in NYC this weekend. And for even more activities, make sure to check out all of the city’s exciting new restaurant openings and our summer list of cool events.

Travel the world with globally-inspired desserts from a famed bakery

Weekend-long
SoHo
Anytime pastry chef Dominique Ansel debuts a new line of desserts, you should run, not walk, to sample his latest creations. This Friday at Dominique Ansel Bakery—the original birthplace of the Cronut®—the creator of our favorite viral treats launches Around The World, a collection of pastries that’s dedicated to popular travel destinations. Forgo all the hassles of dealing with the airport right now and order goodies like the Mexican Taco (sweet corn crémeux, milk chocolate mousse, flourless chocolate sponge cake); Thai Mango Sticky Rice (creamy vanilla rice pudding, fresh mango compote); or Italian Burrata (mascarpone mousse, olive oil biscuit) instead.
Cost: Pastries are $9.50 each

Grab free food at this event celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4
Fordham Plaza and Albee Square Plaza
New Yorkers are justifiably proud of our city’s many immigrant roots all year, but June is the official time to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. Join the I Stand With Immigrants Initiative in Fordham Plaza this Friday and Albee Square Plaza on Saturday, where food trucks will be serving free meals from celebrity chefs like Hawa Hassan, Joanna Chang, and Tom Colicchio. We’re especially excited to try Chang’s Chocolate Tofu Mousse with Black and White Sesame Brittle.
Cost: Free

Get your culture on at one of these film fests

Weekend-long
Various locations
This weekend brings not one, but three different film festivals to our city, that span a range of topics, and dozens of sweet flicks. First up: the 25th annual Brooklyn Film Festival which includes the world premiere of Signs of Lovealong with 35 other two-hour film programs. NewFest Pride is a five-day festival of the best of LGBTQIA+ film and media and will premiere Fire Island as well as screen new episodes of Queer as Folk. And finally, Nitehawk Cinema launches the Be Gay, Do Crime series this Friday, which focuses on queer folks who commit crime as an act of resistance; catch The Living End this weekend.
Cost: Prices vary

Eat and shop your way through this charming Brooklyn neighborhood

Saturday, June 4
Park Slope
It’s a two-festival day in Park Slope this Saturday, when the neighborhood will host not only the delicious Taste of Park Slope, but the Brooklyn Pop Up x Open Streets Artisans Fair as well. The former will feature bites from local favorites including Negril BK, Bar Crudo, and Bonnie’s Grill, with ticket proceeds going to Seeds in the Middle, an organization that fights food inequality in Brooklyn. At the Artisans Fair, look out for everything from jewelry to locally made beauty products to home goods.
Cost: Taste of Park Slope tickets from $35

Support a bake sale for abortion access

Saturday, June 4, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
West Village
This Saturday, channel your rage over this country’s lack of abortion access by supporting a delicious fundraiser. Oh God, A Bake Sale to Support Abortion Access is the brainchild of famed pastry chef Natasha Li Pickowicz (Never Ending Taste, Flora Bar, Café Altro Paradiso) and Alison Leiby, the writer and comedian behind Oh God, A Show About Abortion. Over 20 NYC-based bakeries and chefs are donating tasty treats, including Claire Saffitz, Camille Becerra, and Ursula, with proceeds going to The Brigid Alliance, a nonprofit organization that arranges and funds the necessary logistics for those forced to travel for safe abortion care.
Cost: $7 per voucher, which can be redeemed for one baked good

Celebrate the Queen of England’s Jubilee with a silent disco

Saturday, June 4, 8 pm
Lincoln Center
It’s no secret that Americans are a little bit fascinated with the royalty across the pond. So, if you’d like to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee—that’s 70 years on the throne!—right here in NYC, head to Lincoln Center this Saturday. Famed DJ Mark Ronson will be spinning tunes for a silent disco at The Oasis, the city’s largest outdoor dance floor.
Cost: Free

Bring the beach to you at this bar’s new pop-up

Weekend-long
Lower East Side
If a trip to The Hamptons or even The Rockaways isn’t in the cards for you this weekend, never fear: you can just take a trip to the Lower East Side instead. Wild At Heart Beach Club is the brand-new pop-up at lively downtown bar The Skinny: Think palm tree wallpaper, beachy bites, and, of course, plenty of frozen cocktails. There will also be tons of events on a weekly basis, including Friday night burlesque shows and bottomless brunches on Saturdays and Sundays.
Cost: Cocktails from $13

Chow down at Smorgasburg’s first burger event

Sunday, June 5, 11 am-6 pm
Prospect Park
Nothing screams summer like the start of Smorgasburg season, but this weekend the open-air food market has something special up its sleeve. The first-ever Smorgasburger event is dedicated to that very special sandwich, and will feature George Motz’s famed Motzburger, plus other varieties like Palenque’s burger stuffed inside an arepa, and Tojo Kitchen’s Wagyu patty on an ube bun.
Cost: Prices vary

View a moving poster exhibit that documents the war in Ukraine

Weekend-long
Upper East Side
Although the war in Ukraine has only just started, it has, of course, already had an enormous impact on the Ukrainian people. To see the atrocities through the lens of its artists, head to the Ukrainian Institute of America this weekend, where the new exhibit Impressions of War: Poster Art from Ukraine has just opened. All the posters and printed works featured are by Ukrainian designers and artists struggling to live through Russia’s invasion and deal with themes like opposition and cruelty, as well as resistance.
Cost: $25 per ticket

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them?

Here are 9 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

Attractions in Midtown Manhattan you must see | Manhattan neighborhoods, Midtown manhattan, Midtown nyc

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Pizza in Manhattan – PureWow

Visiting NYC After Dark? Try These 9 Things At Night | TheTravel

Upper West Side Deli Named Among Best Indian Restaurants In NYC | Upper West Side, NY Patch

NYC’s Central Park Is the World’s Most Popular Movie Filming Destination – Thrillist

Review: Commerce Inn Serves a Stellar Chicken Frites in the West Village – Eater NY

Miami’s Kyu Brings Wood-Fired Asian Flavor to Manhattan-gotham mag

Central Park’s Wollman Rink Will Transform Into A Groovy Roller Disco This Summer – Secret NYC

Your Concise New York Art Guide for June 2022-hyperallergic

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June NYC Events (06/01/22)

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amNY Weekender | 7 things to do in NYC, June 3-5

By Emily Davenport

Friday, June 3

The Other Art Fair: This weekend, The Other Art Fair is returning to New York City. The fair will feature over 130 independent and emerging artists, each hand-picked by a committee of art world experts. The fair will also introduce three New York-based recipients of its Spring 2022 New Futures award. Tickets start at $18. 4 to 10 p.m. Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, Queens. 

Rooftop Selects: The Janes: Come out to Brooklyn for a special screening of “The Janes,” a film that highlights a group that built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. The night will start with live music from beccs, followed by the screening. After the film, there will be a talk with filmmakers Tia Lessin & Emma Pildes and an after party. Tickets start at $16. Doors open at 8 p.m. Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn. 

Saturday, June 4

Photoville NYC: From the non-profit Photoville, Photoville NYC is back this weekend, marking the outdoor festival’s celebratory return to a summer format for the first time in 10 years. Parks across the city will be filled with expansive and vivid photos of the world for New Yorkers to enjoy all month long. From now through June 26, New Yorkers can explore several parks and find the Photoville displays. Free. Multiple locations, more info at photoville.nyc.

Free Art Sanctuary: New York Foundling’s Strong Families and Communities Training Center and Home for Integrated Behavioral Health is hosting a free art sanctuary on Saturday. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of creativity, community, and family fun, while getting opportunities to participate in arts & crafts, raffles while they enjoy food and toys. 1 to 5 p.m. 109 East 115 Street, Manhattan.

Movies Under The Stars: Encanto: Grab a blanket and head to the park, it’s family movie night! As a part of their Movies Under the Stars series, the NYC Parks Department is hosting a screening of the Oscar-winning animated film “Encanto.” Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited, but you are welcome to bring other refreshments. Free. Movie starts at dusk. Athletic Fields in Paerdegat Park, Brooklyn.

Sunday, June 5

Photo Scavenger Hunt: Take a guided hike through Fort Greene Park and put your photography skills to the test at this photo scavenger hunt. The Urban Park Rangers will lead the way and tell you what to look for. Be sure to bring your own digital camera or smartphone to take photos with! Free. 11 a.m. Meet at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.

Hudson Classical Theater Company Presents: Richard II: Watch the classic William Shakespeare play “Richard II” come to life. All audience members must show proof of being fully vaccinated and must wear a mask before, during, and after the show. All proceeds will go to support the work of the Hudson Classical Theater Company. Pay what you can. Seating starts at 6 p.m. Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan.

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May NYC Events (05/29/22)

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Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

NYC-Arts Top 5 Picks: May 27 – June 2

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel,” “Doug Varone and Dancers at the Joyce Theater,” Family Association” and more.

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Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel

Hot Dogs, Hooch, & Handel

Green-Wood Cemetery

Brooklyn / Fri, May 27, 2022, 7:00 pm

With this long-awaited follow-up to 2019’s legendary “Burgers, Bourbon, & Beethoven,” death of Classical now shifts their insatiable search for culinary transcendence to the hot dog, whose humble origins began with Charles Feltman, a Green-Wood permanent resident who invented the fabled frankfurter sandwich back in 1867 in Coney Island. Celebrate Feltman’s legacy with a smorgasbord of different styles of dogs from some of NYC’s finest purveyors, a wide swath of spirits to taste, snacks a-plenty, sunset …

Doug Varone and Dancers at the Joyce Theater

Doug Varone and Dancers at the Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater

Manhattan / Tue, May 31, 2022 – Sun, Jun 05, 2022

Doug Varone and Dancers returns to The Joyce celebrating its 35th year with the New York premiere of “Somewhere” (2019) and Varone’s masterwork from 1993, “Rise.” “Somewhere” reimagines Leonard Bernstein’s timeless “West Side Story” by stripping the orchestral score of its narrative connotations. The result: pure choreographic vibrancy, brimming with nuance and emotional heft generated by the musical structure. In “Rise,” dancers take over the stage in swirls of controlled chaos, with composer John Adam’s “Fearful Symmetries” …

The Bach-Mendelssohn Connection

The Bach-Mendelssohn Connection

92nd Street Y

Manhattan / Wed, Jun 01, 2022 – Fri, Jun 10, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, one of New York’s leading cultural venues, today announced “The Bach-Mendelssohn Connection,” a ten-day festival of concerts and salons that will explore the unexpected or hidden connections between Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn. The festival will feature Jeremy Denk, Steven Isserlis, the Emerson String Quartet, and more. Each performance and evening will explore the inspiration and influence in the world of two genius composers. Tickets are available at https://www.92y.org/bach-festival. “The Bach-Mendelssohn Connection is the …

Trisha Brown Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary Season at The Joyce Theater

Trisha Brown Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary Season at The Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater

Manhattan / Tue, May 24, 2022 – Sun, May 29, 2022

After a two-year postponement, the Trisha Brown Dance Company celebrates its 50th anniversary at The Joyce Theater (May 24-29) with an historical season commemorating Brown’s extraordinary partnership with visual artist Robert Rauschenberg. Over the course of five decades, Brown and Rauschenberg maintained a rich creative dialogue, drawing inspiration from each other while investigating the visual and the kinetic. The Joyce program features two pivotal works: “Foray Forêt,” with original costumes by Rauschenberg, and “Astral Converted,” featuring Rauschenberg’s costumes and mobile set of lighting towers.   “Foray Forêt,” which premiered in 1990 at Lyon Biennale de la Danse in France, marks the beginning of Brown’s elegant and …

Family Association

Family Association

Columbus Park

Manhattan / Fri, May 27, 2022 – Sun, Jun 05, 2022

The Performance Project at University Settlement and Music At The Anthology present the world premiere of “Family Association,” a unique, site-specific soundwalk, as part of AAPI Heritage Month in Manhattan’s Chinatown on May 27-28, 2022 and June 2-5, 2022 at 6pm at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Plaza in Columbus Park. Reservations for soundwalk meet ups are free and available at gtlam.com/family-association. Participants will meet together with composer George Tsz-Kwan Lam, who will lead this series of …

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May NYC Events (05/26/22)

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Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

NYC events in June 2022

“Gear up for summer with our calendar for NYC events in June! Get ready for summer festivals, Pride in NYC and more.

Written by Shaye WeaverTONY

Wear your sunblock: The best NYC events in June 2022 are things to do outside. When you’re not spending all your free time soaking up the sun at the best beaches or drinking atop the city’s finest rooftop bars, you’ll be rocking your rainbow during the Pride March and catching Tribeca Film Festival screeners. There are more opportunities to play dress up too like at the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Get your tickets now for the best happenings of the month and keep your fingers (and toes) crossed for good weather.”

Here are a few of my faves:

Bryant Park Picnic Performances

Photograph: Shutterstocks

There’s nothing like taking in free live music and performance in the great outdoors. This season, comprised of 26 live and free performances, kicked off on May 27 with the New York City Opera’s production of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. The opera is also scheduled to put on its annual “Pride in the Park” concert (June 17). Throughout the summer, New Yorkers will be treated to a slew of other shows, including contemporary dance performances, jazz concerts, collaborations with Joe’s Pub and more. You can check out the full lineup right here

Concerts on The Rooftop at Pier 17

The Seaport’s summer concert series under the stars will feature more than 60 shows including from artists like Simple Plan, Sum 41, The Offspring, Pusha T, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Blondie, DEVO, Deftones, The Head and the Heart, Flogging Molly, Bikini Kill, Mayday Parade, Jason Mraz, Rise Against, The Used, Dashboard Confessional, Franz Ferdinand, Jason Isbell and more.

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Photograph: Filip WolakConey Island Mermaid Parade 2015

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Following a two-year, pandemic-fueled hiatus, the beloved Coney Island Mermaid Parade is officially coming back on June 18. Can you hear us screaming with delight? The procession, which has become the largest art parade in all of the United States since first debuting back in 1983, is part and parcel of Coney Island’s character, marking the unofficial start of summer. It will take place on June 18!”

For all the rest of 17 fine NYC June Events go to Time Out NY’s list HERE.

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