NYC June Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events June 2021 are heating up with so many safe and fun events and things to do all across NYC. This year, check out the Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center Restart Stages, Pride, NY Pops Up ,the new Little Island and Perform in the Park and much more. Almost all Museums, Attractions and Sightseeing are open, most with reservations and social distancing required.

In prior years, June was packed with amazing outdoor culture and adventures, along with tons of free things to do in June. Our must-do events include Shakespeare in the Park, New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Midsummer Night Swing, Free Outdoor Concerts and Movies, AVP Volleyball, Museum Mile Festival, Pride Week, Belmont Stakes, Puerto Rican Day Parade, Taste of Times Square and that’s just the beginning!

There are more FREE things to do in NYC in summer than any other time of year, so get outside and play, listen, watch, dance, kayak and so much more.

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Set Sail Safely in 2021 with Classic Harbor Cruises

Statue & Skyline Sightseeing Cruise

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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five boroughs, along with wonderful guides who can't wait to show you them all!!!!

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Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival NYC

June 9- 20, 2021 (usually in April)

Tribeca Festival is back with in-person screenings and live events! The 20th-anniversary celebration is the first major US festival to be held in person since the start of the pandemic. The multi-week Film Festival takes place at various venues, mostly near Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street and showcases every film genre while attracting blockbuster global celebrities, second only to the annual Met Gala.

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More Info: www.tribecafilm.com

Robert De Niro and colleagues founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001, following the the World Trade Center attacks to spur the revitalization of lower Manhattan. The Festival’s mission focuses on assisting filmmakers to reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promoting New York City as a major film making center.

Tribeca Film festival tickets are usually on sale first to American Express cardmembers, then the public, closer to the opening. Tickets range in price, depending on the event, but some screenings are even lower than a regular priced movie ticket.

Boutique Downtown Hotels New York

Boutique Downtown Hotels put you right next to some of NYC's most popular attractions: The 9-11 Memorial and Museum, Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, Wall Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Charging Bull and every major subway station.

Boutique Downtown Hotels New York

Some of our top boutique accomodation picks downtown include:

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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

  • Sightseeing, Skyline Cruises – one of the best ways to relax and sightsee, especially in NYC in June. Day, night, indoor, outdoor, family, romantic – there’s a cruise for everyone!
  • NYC Rooftop Lounge Tour – guaranteed access to exclusive NYC hot spots as you sip cocktails under the sky.

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New Hotels in Manhattan

New hotels in Manhattan give you access to crisp sheets, new linens, towels, restaurants, rooftops and more before anyone else gets to them. While you may have to deal with some grand opening kinks, you'll often get amazing rates at the newest Manhattan hotels before the full buzz is out there for everyone to discover. Recently opened hotels include:

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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five boroughs, along with wonderful guides who can't wait to show you them all!!!!

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Cool Outdoor Dining Igloos, Pods, Cabins & Space Bubbles

Eat in a Cabin @ The Greens - downtown by the South Street Seaport, at The Rooftop at Pier 17, reserve your indoor/outdoor glass cabin in their new socially distant outdoor dining concept, The Greens, and order up some winter dishes and cocktails in your private, plexiglass cabin, allowing for unobstructed skyline views (photo).

Cafe du Soleil - on the UWS, Cafe du Soleil has installed "Outside Bubble Tables," where you can enjoy French cuisine

Lafayette - indulge in a "heated snow chalet" in NoHo on Lafayette & Great Jones at their "Le Village de Lafayette" and enjoy dishes like fondue or black truffle ham & brie croissants.

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Museums

Most every museum is open with reduced capacity, safety protocols  and most have reservations required. Check out the new Museum of Ice Cream (SoHo), Guggenheim, MoMA, Whitney and so many more museums from which to choose.

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Statue of Liberty Tickets and Tours

Skip-Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour + Optional Pedestal

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Skip the Line Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Express + Optional Pedestal

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Statue of Liberty Monument, 9/11 Memorial and Wall Street Tour

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Statue & Skyline Sightseeing Cruise (Sightseeing Only, no Island)

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Skyline Sunset Harbor Sailboat Cruise (Sightseeing Only, no Island)

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Attractions & Sightseeing

Most every NYC attraction is open with reduced capacity, safety protocols and reservations required. Whether you want to sightsee from the sky or selfie with celebs @ Madame Tussauds, you can be safe and explore.

Go HIGH or Go Home

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, One World Observatory or Edge? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

New York City Tourist Attractions

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list. Recently redone indoor 102nd Floor Observatory
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for homage to the Twin Towers. Modern and high tech, with phenomenal views
  • Edge - (100-101 floors) opened March 2020, highest outdoor observation deck, glass bottom floor, deck extends 80 feet away from building (photo)

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More Safe Things to do in NYC in 2021

  • Walk the Highline - All visitors must enter at the southern end of the High Line, at Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, and move northwards.
  • The New York Botanical Garden - stroll through beautiful exhibits
  • The Bronx Zoo outdoors, fresh air & animals

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Little Island NYC Opens Spring 2021

Little Island NYC

Opening Spring 2021
Pier 55 & Hudson River Park Hudson River Greenway, NY 10014
Roughly 14th St, West of Chelsea Market

NYC’s new Little Island in the Hudson River resembles a leaf floating on water with a base of tulip-shaped pots and will offer seating lawns, gentle slopes, winding pathways leading to dazzling views, and a variety of spaces for performances, play rest and relaxation.

Perform in the Park
June -September 2021
The Perform in the Park series features a diverse mix of programs and experiences throughout the park that aim to entertain, surprise, delight and spark the imaginations of visitors. The majority of events in the park will be presented free or at a low cost, to create an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

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NYC Pride Week, Parade and Festival

NYC Pride Week

Pride Island, PrideFest, The March
June 17-27, 2021
Hudson St (Abingdon Sq. & W 14th)

Pride Week is the city’s premiere "LGBTQIA+" celebration and (sort of) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. There’s a ton of events including The Rally, The March & Pride Island. The 2021 theme is “The Fight Continues.” Please check the site for 2021 updates.

Filled with a series of fabulous and fun events, the festivities begin with 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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New York City LGBT Hotels

It almost seems stupid to write specifically about LGBTQ-friendly hotels in NYC, because all of our hotels welcome everyone and NYC takes great pride (pun intended) in our diversity. There was actually a very popular ad once that read, "NYC: Tolerant of Your Beliefs, Judgmental of Your Shoes," which is pretty true! However, there are some hotels that really shine when welcoming the LGBTQIA+ community and we highlight a few of those properties here.

The GuestHouse at Dream Downtown Jacuzzi

  • Dream Downtown - right by Union Square and the Meatpacking District, the Dream Downtown has a huge outdoor swimming pool surrounded by sand and often hosts beach parties, filled with models of all types (photo - private jacuzzi room)
  • The High Line Hotel - proud member of IGLTA who welcomes same sex weddings in its historic Refectory and the chapel at the General Theological Seminary.
  • Chelsea Pines Inn - gay-owned in NYC's premier gay neighborhood, consistently rated a best value hotel in NYC, a top pick on misterbandb and self proclaimed as "NYC’s premier urban bed and breakfast."

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Lincoln Center Restart Stages

Lincoln Center Restart Stages

April 7 – Ongoing, 2021

Lincoln Center Restart Stages is a collaboration that reimagines public space to create 10 outdoor performance and rehearsal spaces, helping to kickstart the performing arts sector and New York City’s revival. Restart Stages will feature free and low-cost events by organizations, including Lincoln Center’s resident companies.

Enjoy a concert and cabaret series by Lincoln Center Theater, film screenings from Film at Lincoln Center, dance workshops from New York City Ballet, and performances by the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Harlem Week and the Harlem Arts Alliance, Korean Cultural Center New York, Weeksville Heritage Center and many more.

All offerings will occur outdoors with safety protocols in place for artists, audiences and staff. Restart Stages kicks off April 7, 2021 with a special performance for healthcare workers and future events and details will be announced over time.

More Info: Lincoln Center Restart Stages

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NY Pops Up

NY Pops Up 2021 Festival

February 20 - Labor Day, 2021

NY Pops Up is a new in 2021 festival programmed by artists, with artists, for the public and set to feature hundreds of performances, many of which will be open to the public free of charge. The catch? Most performances will not be announced in advance - prepare to be spontaneously surprised across NYC all spring and summer.

The Festival will reach its climax with the 20th Anniversary of the Tribeca Film Festival (June 9-20, 2021) and The Festival at Little Island at Pier 55, bringing the total number of performances to more than 1,000.

Confirmed artists include Hugh Jackman, Renée Fleming, Amy Schumer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Mandy Patinkin, Gavin Creel, Billy Porter, Jonathan Groff, Savion Glover, Kelli O’Hara, Danielle Brooks, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster, Jessie Mueller and many more.

More Info: NY Pops Up

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Below is ALL June Events 2020

Stay Tuned for Updates

Top NYC June Events

  • Museum Mile Festival
  • Pride Week
  • Coney Island Mermaid Parade
  • Taste of Times Square
  • Maroon 5, Leon Bridges & Meghan Trainor
  • Governors Ball Music Festival
  • MET Museum Martini Bar
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
  • Midsummer Night Swing
  • AVP Volleyball
  • Good Morning America Summer Concert Series
  • TODAY Show Summer Concert Series
  • Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick

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June Concerts, Shows and Events

June New York City Concerts Shows

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Sports New York City Events June 2020

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!

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Broadway Shows NYC June 2020

Broadway has a TON of new shows and legends on stage.

Plaza Suite Comedy Play

Plaza Suite Comedy Play - Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick, Play by Neil Simon

March 19 - July 18, 2021 (Originally March 13-July 12, 2020 )- Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker return to Broadway together in this hilarious and piercing look at love and marriage by Neil Simon. The play is composed of three acts, in which Broderick and Parker play different couples, all set in Suite 719 of The Plaza Hotel. The first act is a long-wed couple revisiting their honeymoon suite, the second is a Hollywood producer and his old flame, while the third act is a married couple on their daughter's wedding day.

Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway Musical Tickets

Mrs. Doubtfire Broadway Musical Tickets

Helloooooooo! Mrs. Doubtfire is a musical now, poppets, and she's here to make everything better! Daniel Hillard, a struggling, out-of-work actor, will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he disguises himself as Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new persona begins to take on a life of her own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father. Previews March 9, 2020. Ages ??+

Take Me Out Broadway

Take Me Out Broadway - Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Patrick Adams

April 2 - June 14, 2020. Take Me Out follows Darren Lemming, star center fielder for the Empires, who reveals he is gay and faces a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties and the price of victory.

Diana Broadway Musical

Diana Broadway Musical - It's official - Previews December 1, Opens December 16, 2021.

When Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles, she instantly became a cultural phenomenon. Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever. DIANA is the electrifying new musical about a woman who chose to be fearless, and as a result became timeless.

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Broadway Shows will resume no earlier than June 2021. Openings will be rolled over time, with different shows opening on different dates.

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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

Since most are indoor/outoor and heated, anytime of year is a great time to check into one of our New York City Hotels with Pools.

Annual Museum Mile Festival

Annual Museum Mile Festival NYC

2020 TBD – Best Guess is June 9th
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 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.

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Night at the Museums

Night at the Museums

2020 TBD
June 25, 2019

New in NYC and held every June!!!! Night At The Museums, when Fifteen museums and historic sites in Lower Manhattan open their doors to celebrate summer – all for free. Night At The Museums is produced by the Downtown Cultural Association and is part of the RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL

More Info: nightatthemuseums.org

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Luxury Hotels Upper East Side

If your dreams of a NYC vacation conjure images of strolling Museum Mile, views of Central Park, shopping along the famed Fifth Avenue, rubbing elbows with socialites and celebrities and dining at some of New York's best restaurants, then Luxury Hotels Upper East Side are exactly where you want to book.

The Surrey Hotel NYC - Luxury Hotels Upper East Side

  • The Surrey - private rooftop garden, Café Boulud (photo)
  • The Pierre - favorite of the Vanderbilts, Astors, Chryslers and E.F. Hutton
  • The Carlyle - Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel

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Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Rooftop Open

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) Roof

August 29–December 7, 2020
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

In 2020, the Martini Bar is closed, however the Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour will be on view from August 29–December 7, 2020

2019 Info: The Roof Garden is open daily and The Martini Bar is open Friday and Saturday evenings (5:30-8 pm)

Skyline Views, Art and Cocktails - what more could you want?

Every summer, the Met opens the Martini Bar on the Roof Garden Café, an 8,000-square-foot, informal, outdoor setting with breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park.

More info: 2020 Met Roof Martini Bar Schedule.

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Governors Ball Music Festival

Governors Ball Music Festival

Moved to September 24-26, 2021
Canceled 2020 (June 5-7, 2020, Randall’s Island)

The contemporary music festival for music lovers by music lovers. With 60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone, including delicious restaurants, food trucks and menus.

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New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

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2020 TBD
Wednesday June 12, 2019 (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. Citywide, the concerts run June 11-16, 2019. More: www.nyphil.org

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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 9, 2021, Bethesda Terrace
Canceled 2020 (Wednesday, June 3, 2020)

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: centralparknyc.org/taste
  • Neighborhood Guide: Central Park

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June 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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Jones Beach Summer Concerts

Jones Beach Summer Concert Schedule

May - September
Jones Beach Concerts 2020 feature Alanis Morissette, Doobie Brothers & Michael McDonald, Chicago & Rick Springfield, The Black Crowes, Journey & The Pretenders, Jimmy Buffett, Lady Antebellum, Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick and SO MUCH MORE!

The world's top talent, outdoors, easy access from the City, a great audience, and overlooking the ocean...could you ask for more?

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Central Park SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage

May - September
All Over NYC

SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, brings over 100 performances to eighteen parks throughout the five boroughs. Most of the concerts are free, though a few require advanced tickets.

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TODAY Show Summer Concert Series

TODAY Show Toyota Summer Concert Series

May - September, Fridays
49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza

The 2019 lineup includes Jonas Brothers, The Chainsmokers, Kacey Musgraves, Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett, Aloe Blacc, Why Don’t We, Dan + Shay, Maggie Rogers and Andy Grammer and more! 

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Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

May - September, Fridays
Every Friday, 6:00 am (Concerts 7am to 9am)
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park

The 2019 lineup kicks off May 15, with BTS and follows with Chance the Rapper, Keith Urban, Pitbull, Adam Lambert, Hozier, Ciara, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Lady Antebellum, French Montana and more!

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Forest Hills Stadium Outdoor Summer Concerts

Forest Hills Stadium (outdoors) hosts performances by Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, The Who, D’Angelo, Zac Brown Band and many more. Originally built in 1923 as the home of the US Open tennis tournament, Forest Hills Stadium has played host to the greats of tennis and music.

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Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk Outdoor Summer Concerts

A fabulous new, 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

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Taste of Times Square

Taste of Times Square

2020 TBD
Monday, June 3, 2019 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, timessquarenyc.org

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Times Square Cheap Budget Hotels

Some of our top value picks in Times Square include:

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Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Midsummer Night Swing NYC

Canceled 2020
June 25 – July 13, 2019
Damrosch Park (62nd/Columbus)

Each year, for 3 weeks, Tues-Sat, 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.

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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

  • Jane Hotel - Top NYC Budget Hotel, Right on West Side Bike Path
  • The James - Heart of SoHo, Fantastic rooftop views
  • The Maritime Hotel - Hip Meatpacking District, Amazing Rooftop Cabanas

See the Insider Guide for dozens more NYC Hotels with Free Bicycles.

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

2020 TBD – Could be Postponed or Held Virtually
Saturday, June 20, 2020

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade and one of New York City’s greatest summer events. The 3,000+ participants dress in hand-made costumes, while celebrating ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside. The Mermaid parade is always a summer highlight in NYC and one of our favorite annual local things to do!

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Rose Mansion NYC

Rose Wine Mansion NYC

June 1-September 30, 2019

What started as a summer pop up in NYC became such a hit, it is now all year ’round. Rose Wine Mansion is an interactive wine tasting adventure where you learn about Rose, taste and sip at least 6 kinds and most importantly, take dozens of insta-worthy shots while jumping around in your bubble tub. The experience changes seasonally and new activities are added all the time.

Last I saw, there were 14 brand new rooms including Cleopatra’s Palace, a 1960s psychedelic acid test, a vintage airline lounge and more. Discover RoséLand with 120 different Rosé wines, two bars, a wine tasting experience, a tree house with swings, private cabanas, more photo booths, and food by Taco Dumbo!

More Info: www.rosewinemansion.com

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Spa Week Moved to Summer in 2020!

Spa Week NYC - Great Jones Spa

Bookings Open June 15, 2020.

2020 Dates TBD. Hundreds of top spas around the city offer treatments for $50. Facials, massages, laser hair removal and more. My favorite spa is Great Jones (photo), because of their amazing water lounge, steam and sauna, however, they no longer have the best spa week deals. Another great spa that partakes in Spa Week is Elizabeth Arden.

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AVP (Volleyball) New York City Open

AVP Volleyball Open NYC

June 19-21, 2020
Gansevoort Peninsula in Hudson River Park

Welcome back AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals), to our Gold Series New York City Open on the Tribeca Courts over 3 days. What a great event! General Admission is FREE (bring sunscreen!) and VIP starts @ $100, offering shade, excellent food and some drinks. A really fun NYC event for the whole family that makes you feel like you’re not in NYC at all.

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Save Big on Things to do in New York City

New York City Coupons and Discounts are available for almost everything one can do in NYC: concerts, shows, Broadway, sports, events, tours, attractions, beauty and spa and much more! See All: Insider Guide to ALL our NYC Coupons

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Polo Classic Veuve Clicquot NYC

Canceled 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020, Tickets on Sale in April
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 on sale April 27th and must be purchased in advance.

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River to River Festival

River to River Festival

2020 TBD
June 18-29, 2019

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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Skip the Line and Do NYC VIP Style

Do you know how many attractions and tours let you skip (most) of the lines and be treated like a VIP? Save HOURS on your NYC Vacation.

Empire State Building: Express Entry (86th Fl)

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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

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Empire State Building: Silver Access (86 & 102 for Fee)

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Price starting at US$34
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9/11 Memorial & Museum: Skip The Line

Price starting at US$26
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Empire State Building: Day and Night Entry

Price starting at US$86
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VIP: EmptyMet Tour Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Priority Entrance

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Skip the Line: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Flexible Date

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Skip The Line: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade
National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Canceled 2020
Sunday, June 14, 2020
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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Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

2020 TBD
June 10-19, 2019 (select dates)

The Met’s annual concerts in New York City parks is a great city tradition. This year, the Summer Recital Series, kicks off on Monday, June 10, at SummerStage in Central Park, with an evening of arias and duets from a variety of operas.

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Prior New York City Events June (stay tuned for possible updates):

  • Solstice in Times Square – Friday, June 21, 2019. Find your center at the Crossroads of the World. Each year, thousands of yogis from around the world travel to Times Square to celebrate the Summer Solstice with free yoga classes in the heart of New York City and to find their center in one of the city’s busiest places. On the northern hemisphere’s longest day of the year, become part of this global celebration with one of the classes taking place all day long.
  • Union Square Summer in the Square
  • Figment Art Festival – June 6-7, 2020, Roosevelt Island. FIGMENT is a free participatory arts event that celebrates creativity by challenging artists and participants to find new ways to create, share, and dream.
  • Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival – Free Tuesday nights June 4-August 27, 2013, 5:30 to 7:30pm, Tribeca
  • Street Fair Schedule or NYC Street Festival
  • Laughter in the Park – June 16 – July 29, Sundays. Free comedy shows in NYC parks.
  • NYC Cocktail Week – From June 15 to 29, Liquor.com arranged for some of the Big Apple’s finest establishments, including Clover Club, Death & Company, Employees Only and Pegu Club, to offer two expertly made cocktails and an appetizer for just $20.11. (And yes, these are full-sized drinks.)
  • Sunday, June 12, 2011, 65th Annual Tony Awards – The awards, which honor theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, will be handed out at the landmark Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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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 Yankee Stadium with our newest star recruit, pitcher Gerrit Cole. There are few things in NYC better than a Yankee game, an old-fashioned hot dog and a beer.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games June

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New York Mets Schedule

New York Mets Tickets

Catch NYC's National baseball team in action at the amazing 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.

NY Mets Schedule – Home Games

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