New York City Events June 2018

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NYC June Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events June 2018 are packed with amazing outdoor culture and adventures, along with tons of free things to do in June. We host the US Open Golf 2018 @ Shinnecock Hills, 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! Denzel Washington, Bruce Springsteen and Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer & Andrew Rannells are all on Broadway and our other hottest new shows include The Band’s Visit, Harry Potter, Frozen and more.

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Top NYC June Events

  • US Open Golf 2018 @ Shinnecock Hills
  • Museum Mile Festival
  • Pride Week
  • Belmont Stakes
  • Taste of Times Square
  • U2, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons in concert
  • Governors Ball Music Festival
  • 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

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June Concerts, Shows and Events

June New York City Concerts Shows

Governors Ball Music Festival – June 1-3, 2018, Randall’s Island. The eighth annual Governors Ball Music Festival features Eminem , Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Halsey, N.E.R.D., Khalid, and many more.

See All: NYC Concerts Shows June – Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, Today Show Summer Concert Series, Jones Beach, Central Park Summerstage, Coney Island, Forest Hills and more.

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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

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

Sports New York City Events June 2018

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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US Open Golf Tickets 2018

US Open Golf Tickets 2018 | Shinnecock Hills New York

June 11-17, 2018

The 118th U.S. Open will be played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. and offers three types of tickets:

  • Gallery – access to the grounds of Shinnecock Hills
  • Trophy Club – includes Gallery access as well as the ability to enter the Trophy Club, a tented pavilion on the grounds of Shinnecock Hills. It includes access to separate restrooms as well as seating in an air-conditioned pavilion. Food and beverage inside of the Trophy Club will be available for purchase.
  • 1895 Club – includes Gallery access and gives ticket holders the ability to enter the 1895 Club, which is an all-inclusive tented facility on the grounds of Shinnecock Hills. It includes access to separate restrooms as well as seating in an air-conditioned pavilion. Food and beverage (including alcohol) is included in the ticket price.

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Popular New York City Tours and Activities

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: 4-Hour Guided Tour (StatueTour)

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ALL Included - Compare New York Pass Options

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

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Gulliver's Gate Exhibit NYC

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Ocean Odyssey Exhibit Times Square NYC

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One World Observatory: Skip The Line (Priority Reserved)

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Price starting at US$34
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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

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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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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!

New York City Coupons

Sites we use ALL the time to save are:

  • Groupon - save on dining, tours, things to do, attractions, cruises, shows
  • Gilt City - upscale deals on dining, exclusive events, Broadway, shopping
  • ShowTickets.com - huge sightseeing tourist discounts

See All: Insider Guide to ALL our NYC Coupons

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Ongoing New York City Events June

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Broadway Shows June 2018 Top Picks

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

The Boys in the Band Play

The Boys in the Band - Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer & Andrew Rannells

A group of gay men gather in an NYC apartment for a friend's birthday and slowly the fault lines beneath their friendships and self-inflicted heartache begins to surface. Limited Engagement, April 30 - August 12, 2018.

The Iceman Cometh Denzel Washington

The Iceman Cometh - Starring Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington returns to Broadway this Spring in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, as the central character of Hickey, a conflicted man who passionately encourages fellow alcoholics in a New York City bar to abandon their pipe dreams and take hold of harsh realities. Previews March 22nd. Opens April 26th. Through July 1, 2018 only.

Harry Potter on Broadway

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - 2018 TONY Award Winner Best Play

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father to three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. Previews March 16, Opens April 22, 2018. (Ages 10+).

Frozen Broadway Musical

Frozen on Broadway Tickets

With twice as many songs as the movie, Frozen on Broadway, is the timeless tale sisters, Elsa and Anna, pulled apart by a mysterious secret. As one young woman struggles to find her voice and harness her powers within, the other embarks on an epic adventure to bring her family together once and for all. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it. Previews Feb 22, 2018, Opens March 22, 2018. (Ages 8+).

Full List of Broadway Shows and Discount Broadway Tickets

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Celebrities on Broadway

Network Broadway Play Bryan Cranston

Full List of Broadway Shows

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Annual Museum Mile Festival

Annual Museum Mile Festival NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 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

New in NYC!!!! Night At The Museums, when Fifteen museums and historic sites in Lower Manhattan open their doors to celebrate summer – all for free. June 20, 2018

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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

See More: Premier Luxury Hotels Upper East Side

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Governors Ball Music Festival

Governors Ball Music Festival

June 1-3, 2018, 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

Philharmonic Central Park NY
© NY Philharmonic in Central Park

Wednesday June 13, 2018 (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 6, 2018, 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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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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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.
  • NYC Rooftop Lounge Tour – 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.

See All: Things to do in New York in June

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Taste of Times Square

Taste of Times Square

Monday, June 4, 2018 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:

Cheap Hotels in Times Square

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See Also: Cheap Budget Hotels in NYC and Times Square Hotels

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Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Midsummer Night Swing NYC

June 26 – July 14, 2018
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.

More Info: Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

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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:

New Hotels in Manhattan

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NYC Pride Week, Parade and Festival

NYC Pride Week

June 17-24, 2018

Pride Island, PrideFest, The March
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Hudson St (Abingdon Sq. & W 14th)

Pride Week is the city’s premiere "LGBTQIA+" celebration. 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.

Get your front row seats to the Fireworks aboard an upscale boat:

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AVP (Volleyball) New York City Open

AVP Volleyball Open NYC

June 7-10, 2018

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 is around $50, offering shade, excellent food and some drinks.

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Polo Classic Veuve Clicquot NYC

Saturday, June 2, 2018, Tickets on Sale April 26th
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.

More Info: www.vcpoloclassic.com

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River to River Festival

River to River Festival

June 15–24, 2018

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 10, 2018
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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Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center

Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center

June 13-14, 2018
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Explore 380 Juried craft displays selected from every region of the United States. More Info: American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center

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Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series – FREE

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

June 11-29 2017 (select dates)

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 Wednesday, June 11th with an evening of arias and duets from a variety of operas.

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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.

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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Things to Do in NYC by Month

Our Event Calendars show you exactly which events occur by day, but our Things to Do monthly guides highlight seasonal tours, bike rides, best time for boat cruises, when to buy tickets, the biggest sales and all the optimal times to do activities by month.

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