New York City Events June 2010

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.

Submit your event to the New York City June Events Activities Calendar or check the current New York City Events June Calendar, for the current monthly guide.

Yoga at the Great Lawn, Central Park

Yoga in Central Park with Elena Brower

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

Adam Pascal in Concert at Feinsteins

Adam Pascal at Feinstein’s, October 2008

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
540 Park Ave (61st St)
Premium Tickets- $72
General Admission – $50

+ 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.

Central Park SummerStage Gala – Simon & Garfunkel


Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 8pm

Rain Date: Wednesday, June 9
Rumsey Playfield (72nd Street, mid-park)

Packages: $1,000 to $25,000
Bleacher Seats: $69

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

Taste of Times Square

Taste of Times Square 2009

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

32nd Annual Museum Mile Festival

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 2010

Shakespeare-in-the-Park-NYCShakespeare 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.

Metropolitan Museum of Art – Roof Garden Café

The Met, Roof Garden Café

April 27 – October 31, 2010

(weather permitting)

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.

Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport – FREE

Children’s Day at the

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

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit – FREE

Sonia Grineva, Best of Show/Jury Prize Fall 2009

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.

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island


Sunday, June 27, 2010, 2:30 Match

VIP Tickets – $250
Public Viewing – FREE

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).

NYC Pride Week, Gay Pride Parade and Festival

NYC Con Edison Building during Gay Pride Week

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.

2010 National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2008

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.

Bryant Park Film Festival


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.

New York City Ballet

Yelp Summer Camp – June to September, free yoga, bikes, boot camp and more

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