NYC June Events and Activities Calendar
June in New York City is delightful. Not too hot and Central Park is constantly full with tennis, baseball, bicycles, roller blades and people just lounging in Sheep Meadow. Dining outside is a very NY thing to do, especially at a sidewalk cafe, or grabbing cocktails on one of our many beautiful roof decks. Many New Yorkers escape on the weekends to local beaches, such as the Hamptons and the Jersey Shore.
June 22, 2010
Come join the world’s largest yoga event, FREE in Central Park.
Hosted by flavorpill, the event hopes to attract an estimated 10,000 yogis to practice on the Great Lawn under the guidance of NY’s own mistress of massive yoga events, Elena Brower.
More on Yoga at the Great Lawn
June 20-21, 2010
See the award-winning original star of Broadway’s RENT and AIDA, as well as the feature film RENT, live in his home town!
Feinstein’s at Loews Regency
+ additional $25 Min Food or Beverage purchase required.
If you love the music from RENT, Adam Pascal is a must-see! The always-sold-out show includes Broadway tunes, classic rock and songs from his latest album, Me and Larry. We all know performers put on their best shows in their home towns! Prior songlists include “One Song Glory” (Rent), “Maybe This Time” (Cabaret) and “New York State of Mind” (Billy Joel). As you read on my Broadway page, Adam is an old, dear friend I’ve loved to watch perform for over 25 years, including the original off-broadway premiere of RENT. Adam NEVER disappoints! If you’re lucky enough to be in NYC on June 20 or 21.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 8pm
Rain Date: Wednesday, June 9
Packages: $1,000 to $25,000
City Parks Foundation welcomes guests to the SummerStage 25th Anniversary Celebration, an annual fundraising benefit, to support CPF’s free year-round arts programming, with 33 free concerts and 8 benefit shows. More on Central Park SummerStage – a summer of FREE events.
This year’s benefit will feature the songbook of Simon & Garfunkel with unique duets performed by Shawn Colvin, Aimee Mann, Dar Williams, Loudon Wainwright III, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Joan Osborne, Stephen Kellogg, Dean & Britta, Cory Chisel, The Holmes Brothers, John Forte, Valerie June, John Roderick, Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nile, Paula Cole, Alejandro Esovedo, Ollabelle (house band) and many more.
Directions: Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
East side: 6 train to 68th or 77th Streets; N, R or W trains to 5th Avenue; F train to 63rd and Lexington
West side: 1, 2, 3, 9, B or C trains to 72nd Street
Monday, June 7th, 2010
W 46th Street (Broadway/9th Aves)
Experience “tastes” of signature dishes from Times Square’s best restaurants, enjoy street performers, and catch top-notch local entertainment. A great opportunity to sample gourmet international cuisine for just a few dollars per dish.
Free Admission, Tasting prices vary
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 6pm to 9pm
Rain or Shine
Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th Streets
One day per year, nine of the world’s greatest Museums, spread along 23 city blocks, allow free access to over 50,000 attendees. Fifth Ave is closed to traffic and lined with live bands, art and entertainment.
Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte Theater
June 9 – August 1, 2010
Delacorte Theater, Central Park
Every year, stars such as Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and James Earl Jones perform modern interpretations of various Shakespeare plays in Central Park at the 1,800 seat open-air theater and they are attended by over 80,000 people.
2010 plays are The Winter’s Tale and The Merchant of Venice.
April 27 – October 31, 2010
The Met Roof Sculpture Garden is a must-see during the warmer weather. Catch a spectular view of Central Park and Midtown during the day or the skyline lit up at night. All while being surrounded by some of the world’s finest art – and if you’ve got a cocktail in your hand, what could be better?
The 2010 exhibit is a huge Bamboo sculpture, Big Bambú, designed by American artists Mike and Doug Starn…
Big Bambú, a monumental bamboo structure ultimately measuring 100 feet long by 50 feet wide by 50 feet high in the form of a cresting wave that will bridge realms of sculpture, architecture, and performance. Hours and information at NYC Museums.
Roof Garden Café Hours – May through late fall, weather permitting:
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Martini Bar: 5:30–8:00 p.m.;
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Closed Mondays.
South Street Seaport
June 26, 2010, 12pm Rain or Shine.
Performances by Gordon from Sesame Street, Angelina Ballerina and more. Kids can meet their favorite storybook characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George and Madeline. In the evening don’t miss The Apples in stereo, with special guests, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, all ending with the spectacular Target Fireworks!
Festivities – Noon to 5 p.m.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus – 7 p.m.
The Apples in stereo – 8 p.m.
Fireworks to follow at dusk
Memorial Day Weekend
May 29-31 and June 5-6, 12pm – 6pm
In Greenwich Village, near NYU, on the sidewalks of University Place from East 10th Street, running south along the side of Washington Square Park to W 3rd Street. The South end of the show, Schwartz Plaza, is also known as Bobkin Lane. Great weekend to walk around the Village and see tons of artwork displayed by original artists. I’ve seen paintings, sculpture, eco-friendly art and lots of other unique pieces to see or even to purchase, at far less than gallery prices.
Sunday, June 27, 2010, 2:30 Match
VIP Tickets – $250
POLO STYLE – Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear a summer suit and ladies their most daring hat!
The free Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan, starting at 11:00 am.
The public is welcome to come out and enjoy the polo match at no cost! The west side of the playing field will feature bleachers for viewing of the match as well as Veuve Clicquot champagne bars and concessions by Danny Meyer’s famed restaurant group, Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).
June 19-26, 2010
Gay Pride Parade – June 26, 2010, 12:00 pm, 36th and 5th Ave to Christopher Street.
Gay Pride Week is a week-long celebration of PRIDE, in NYC and beyond. Filled with a series of fabulous and fun events, the festivities culminate with the NYC Gay Pride Parade, typically held on the last day of the week in late June. Also held on the last day are the Gay Pride Festival, along with the annual Dance on the Pier following the parade wrapping up Gay Pride Week in a grand fireworks display.
Sunday, June 13, 2010, 11:00am
Fifth Avenue, 44th to 86th Street
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade is the successor to the New York Puerto Rican Day Parade, an event that operated for thirty-eight (38) consecutive years, enhancing the pride of the Puerto Rican people and promoting their contributions to the United States.
Note: Getting around NYC on this day, especially on the East Side or anywhere near Museum Mile is a challenge. Please plan accordingly.
Mondays, June 21-August 23, 2010
Lawn opens at 5pm
Movies start at dusk (8-9pm)
42nd and 5th Avenue
FREE!!! Bryant Park Film Festival
Don’t forget to pre-order your “picnic pickup” at Wichcraft.
2010 Movie Line Up Includes: Goldfinger, Carousel, The French Connection, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Rosemary’s Baby, 12 Angry Men, Bonnie and Clyde and more.
More New York City Events June 2010
Midsummer Night Swing (begins June 29, click for details)
Restaurant Week (July 12-25)
Central Park – bike tours and free walking tours
Solstice in Times Square – Free Yoga, June 21, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Figment Art Festival – June 11-13, Governors Island
Mud Sweat & Tears will be hosting its annual pottery exhibition & sale from June 18th through the 27th.
Yelp Summer Camp – June to September, free yoga, bikes, boot camp and more
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