New York City Events June 2016

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NYC June Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events June 2016 are electrifying with so many things happening: Shakespeare in the Park, Philharmonic in the Park, Midsummer Night Swing, Free Outdoor Concerts and Movies, Copa America Centenario, AVP Volleyball, Museum Mile Festival, Pride Week, Belmont Stakes, Puerto Rican Day Parade, Taste of Times Square. Concerts star Beyoncé @ CitiField, The Governors Ball Music Festival, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and so many more things to do in NYC in June.

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June Concerts, Shows and Events

June New York City Concerts Shows

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New York City Hotels with Pools

While a few of our hotels with pools are family-friendly, most are adult party zones with skyline views, cocktails, private cabanas and summer long pool parties. We highlight more than 10 family-friendly and adults-only hotel pools, many with day-pass availability for NYC locals.

New York City Hotels with Pools

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NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles

If had to pick my FAVORITE way to explore NYC, it would be on bicycle! Don't miss out on your choice of NYC hotels with free bicycles, allowing you to explore hidden nooks of NYC you can't see any other way. Some of our top value picks include:

NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles

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Sports New York City Events June

Make sure to add a NYC Game Day to your NYC vacation – it’s an absolute MUST in NYC! Head to Yankee Stadium to grab a hot dog and cheer on the Yankees or NYCFC or head to baseball’s nicest stadium, Citi Field, to cheer on the Mets. The sports atmosphere in New York is exhilarating year round and some of the most intense competition is within our own rivalries!

New in 2016 – NYC is proud to host both the Copa America Centenario and AVP (Volleyball) New York City Open

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Ongoing New York City Events June

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Philharmonic in the Park

Philharmonic Central Park NY
© NY Philharmonic in Central Park

June 17, 2016 (Central Park)

The New York Philharmonic performs Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and more outside on the Great Lawn in Central Park a few nights every summer. Always a quintessential NYC experience and always free. The performance is followed by gorgeous fireworks and thousands of New Yorkers spread their blankets, bring picnics and snacks (and some even sneak wine..shhhh!). Bring a sweater, snacks and some type of candle or flashlight. More: www.nyphil.org

Neighborhood Guide: Central Park

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Central Park NY Hotels

These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just “near” Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be…but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Many other hotels are nearby, or within a few blocks, but these are the closest, and all offer Park views from select rooms.

Central Park NY Hotels

Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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Central Park Taste of Summer

Central Park Taste of Summer

June 8, 2016, 7–11 pm Bethesda Terrace

Savor delicious culinary fare from top New York City chefs and restaurants at this one-of-a-kind tasting event in the heart of Central Park. Taste of Summer also features a luxury-filled silent auction, the city’s hottest DJs, and The Taste Café hosted by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group.

  • More Info: www.centralparknyc.org/taste
  • Neighborhood Guide: Central Park

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Annual Museum Mile Festival

Annual Museum Mile Festival NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6-9 pm
Rain or Shine
Fifth Ave, 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. More Info: Annual Museum Mile Festival

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June Things to do with Kids in New York

Things to do with Kids in New York

Festivals, Free Museums, Speedboat Rides, Baseball, Central Park, the Zoo and more. Great things to do with kids in June include:

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Rockettes New York Spectacular

Celebrate New York City in the summertime watching the trip of a lifetime for two kids, who, while on a vacation in New York, are separated from their parents. The city magically comes to life to show them its many splendid wonders and helps to reunite their family in the end.

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Find the BEST NYC Sightseeing Pass!

Get savings coupons and find the best New York City Pass Discounts for your NYC vacation. Unbiased reviews of the New York City Sightseeing Passes. Which is the BEST – New York City Explorer Pass, New York Pass or New York City Pass?

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Star Wars & Vikings in Times Square

See 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars™ films, more than 500 groundbreaking archaeological discoveries at the Vikings Exhibition and learn what makes you move, what makes you tick, and what makes you unique.

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

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100 Free Things to Do in New York in Summer

Free Things to Do in New York in Summer

Free things to do in New York in Summer are everywhere, every day and every night! Kids, adults, outdoors, indoors, active, lazy…you name it! Free summer activities in NYC include concerts, movies, sports and fitness, arts and culture, museums, tours. So whether you want free tennis, an outdoor concert, a movie under the stars or free opera outdoors in the park, we have you covered with over 100 FREE things to do in NYC this summer.

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Things to do in New York in June

June is the time when dozens of activities and tours kick off, allowing you to enjoy the best of NYC outside in beautiful weather. Some of our top June picks include:

Things to do in New York in June

  • Lobster & Beer Lovers Sail – uber-popular and hip tour only takes place select Tuesday nights from June through Oct
  • NYC Rooftop Lounge Tour – get guaranteed access to some of our exclusive nighttime hot spots as you ascend to the city’s rooftop bars to sip cocktails under the starry sky.

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

Download over 100 pages of NYC maps, information and recommendations in less than 5 minutes! Our NYC Insider Printable Map Guide Book includes organized, easy to follow, color coded guides to NYC, detailed maps of every neighborhood, weekly chart of Free Museum Days and Times and free weekly neighborhood tours, Best of NYC Categories and lists by ALL native New Yorkers and much more.

New York City Travel Guide

The New York City Travel Guide is your NYC PRE VACATION Guide, sort of like, “New York City 101.” This book is an overview of NYC to help you PLAN your trip so you make the absolute MOST of your time and money here. Think of this book as the guide to answer all the most commonly asked questions and avoid the most common NYC Vacation and Trip Planning mistakes.

NYC Printable Map Guide Book

The NYC Map Printable Bonus Guide is a 14 page downloadable Bonus Guide, compiled of the best free, downloadable local neighborhood maps with stores and shops block by block put together by our local NYC neighborhood associations; all formatted and ready for you to print.

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June Broadway Show Picks

Check out our newest Broadway Shows and top NYC Insider Picks for June!

Cirque du Soleil Paramour

Cirque du Soleil Paramour

Set in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood, this groundbreaking event spins the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Featuring a cast that seamlessly merges the ultimate in circus arts and the best of Broadway musical theatre. Opens Apr 16, 2016

Tuck Everlasting Broadway Musical

Tuck Everlasting Broadway Musical

Based on the bestselling novel, Winnie Foster meets Jesse Tuck, and discovers his family is immortal. She is tempted to join them by drinking from a magic spring, but then a mysterious stranger arrives and threatens to expose them. Opens Apr 26

Hamilton Broadway Musical

Hamilton Broadway MusicalHOTTEST NEW SHOW!!

Join the Obama’s and be the first to see Hamilton, the rap-and-hip-hop infused new musical about Alexander Hamilton, our most controversial founding father. From orphan, immigrant bastard to George Washington’s top aide, Hamilton rises to the top of the newborn government as he survives the country’s first sex scandal.

Full List of Broadway Shows and Discount Broadway Tickets

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Celebrities on Broadway

An Act of G-d Broadway Sean Hayes

Full List of Broadway Shows

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Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families

Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families
American Museum of Natural History

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families is being offered all summer at more than 40 New York City Museums and gardens. The program, sponsored by Blue Star, allows all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families access to 1,600 art exhibits, science centers, and amazing museums all over the nation. A great way to save big on Events in New York June.

More Info: Free NYC Museum Admission for Military Families Summer

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Bryant Park Film Festival

Bryant Park Film Festival

June 20, 2016August 22, 2016, Monday Nights
Lawn opens at 5pm
Enter at 42nd and 6th Ave
Movies start at dusk (8-9pm), FREE!!

Full movie schedule: Bryant Park Film Festival

Don’t forget to pre-order your "picnic pickup" at Wichcraft.

More Free Summer Movies in NYC

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Polo Classic Veuve Clicquot NYC

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Liberty State Park, NJ

Join Veuve Clicquot for an exciting afternoon of polo viewing while enjoying a flute of champagne. Polo-goers and champagne sippers alike can purchase one of three ticketing options, with access to delicious food offerings from the city’s most popular food trucks, Veuve Clicquot Champagne for purchase, and prime seating to cheer from the sidelines during a thrilling polo match. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

More Info: www.vcpoloclassic.com

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Taste of Times Square

Taste of Times Square

Monday, June 6, 2016; 5-9pm
46th St between Broadway and 9th Ave, including historic Restaurant Row

Experience “tastes” of signature dishes from more than 40 of 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, www.timessquarenyc.org

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Times Square Cheap Budget Hotels

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Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Midsummer Night Swing NYC

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June 21 – July 9, 2016
Damrosch Park (62nd/Columbus)

Each year, for 3 weeks, Tues-Sun, Midsummer Night Swing turns Lincoln Center into a hopping open-air dance hall with blazing live bands laying down the rhythms you love, from swing to salsa, tango, funk, disco, and more. The dance party is equally fun to watch, or participate and draws a huge crowd.

More Info: Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

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NYC Pride Week, Parade and Festival

NYC Pride Week

June 19-26, 2016

PrideFest, The March and Dance on the Pier
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 11am – 6pm
Hudson St (Abingdon Sq. & W 14th)

Pride Week is the city’s premiere LGBT celebration. Filled with a series of fabulous and fun events, the festivities begin with the Family Night and the Rally and culminate with the Pride Parade, typically held on the last day of the week in late June. Also held on the last day are the Pride Festival, along with the annual Dance on the Pier, following the parade wrapping up Pride Week in a grand fireworks display.

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Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

June 22 – July 15, 2016

The Met’s annual concerts in New York City parks is a great city tradition. This year, the Summer Recital Series, returns with six performances in the parks of all five boroughs. It kicks off with a concert at Central Park SummerStage on June 22, Angel Blue—a rising star who will make her Met debut in a future season—tenor Ben Bliss, and baritone Alexey Lavrov, joined by pianist Dan Saunders.

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River to River Festival

River to River Festival

June 16-26, 2016

Founded in 2002, following September 11, 2001, the River to River Festival is a world-class performing arts festival originally intended to help revitalize Lower Manhattan. Now the Festival is the largest summer-long free arts festival in New York City’s history and has not only assisted in renewal, but transformed Downtown into a major cultural destination during the summer.

The festival takes place in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York – from Chambers Street down to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from river to river. The River to River Festival is a great choice for New York City Events June.

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National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade
National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11:00 am
Fifth Avenue, 44th to 79th Street

The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, held annually on the second Sunday in June enhances the pride of the Puerto Rican people and promotes their contributions to the United States.

Note: This parade is one of the most popular events in NYC, so getting around NYC on this day, especially on the East Side or anywhere near Museum Mile is a challenge. Please plan accordingly.

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Copa America Centenario (Soccer)

Copa America Centenario

June 12 – Ecuador vs. Haiti – Match 19
June 17 – Quarterfinal: 1B vs. 2A – Match 26
June 26 – Finals – Match 32
Tickets: MetLife Stadium (NJ)

The Copa America Centenario will take place for the first time in history outside of South America. Come watch Messi, Neymar, James, Chicharito, Bradley and other world stars at the once-in-a-lifetime Copa America Centenario from June 3-26. The World’s Best are Coming to the U.S.!

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AVP (Volleyball) New York City Open

AVP Volleyball Open NYC

June 17-19, 2016

For the first time ever, in 2015, the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) hosted a New York City Open on our Tribeca Courts over 3 days, and it was a blast. General Admission is FREE (bring sunscreen!) and VIP is around $50, offering shade, snacks and some drinks.

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New York Yankees Schedule

New York Yankees Tickets

The New York Yankees, 27-Time World Series Champions, and likely the most simultaneously loved and hated team in baseball, return to the new Yankee Stadium. There are few things in NYC better than a Yankee game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium – hosting 81 Home Games this season.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games June

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New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Schedule

Catch NYC’s National baseball team, and last year’s World Series contenders, in action at the awesome Citi Field, one of baseball’s nicest stadiums. Tickets are easy to get and the Mets are an easy 30 minute subway from Times Square or Grand Central. Grab a burger from Shake Shack and get ready to see some baseball action. Check out the NYC Insider Guide to New York Mets Tickets, Schedule and Directions.

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games June

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