New York City Events June 2011

NYC June Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events June 2011 include NYC Pride Week, Puerto Rican Day Parade, Central Park SummerStage, Museum Mile Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport and this year, GLEE Live! in concert, and so much more.

Ongoing New York City Events June 2011

Shakespeare in the Park NYC

Met Museum Roof Martini Bar

Pompeii Exhibit Times Square

Harry Potter Exhibit Times Square

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series 2011

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Tickets on Sale:

US Tennis Open – select tickets on sale NOW and selling quickly!

NYC June Concerts: Alicia Keys, New Kids on the Block & BackStreet Boys, GLEE! Live, Katy Perry, Sade with John Legend, Earth, Wind & Fire, Peter Frampton

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

NYC July Concerts: U2, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban

NYC August Concerts: American Idols Live, Britney Spears, Josh Groban, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Kenny Chesney, Chicago

NYC September Concerts: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax (together at Yankee Stadium), Marc Anthony, Roger Daltrey

New York City Wine & Food Festival

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes

32nd Annual Museum Mile Festival

Annual Museum Mile Festival NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 6-9pm

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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GLEE! Live in Concert at the IZOD Center

GLEE Live! Concert New York City IZOD Center

June 16-17, 2011

IZOD Center at the Meadowlands (East Rutherford, NJ)

June 18, Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY)

Catch GLEE Live! with Lea Michele (Rachel), Monteith (Finn), Riley (Mercedes), Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Darren Criss (Blaine).

Tickets available at New York City Concert Tickets or Ticketmaster.

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Taste of Times Square (18th Annual)

Taste of Times Square
Taste of Times Square

June 6, 2011, 5:00 -8:30 pm

W 46th St (Broadway/9th Aves)

Experience “tastes” of signature dishes more than 50 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

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Shakespeare in the Park 2011

Shakespeare in the Park NYCShakespeare in the Park, Delacorte Theater

June 6 through July 31, 2011

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.

2011 plays are All’s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure

Here’s the catch – tickets are FREE, but very difficult to get! Tickets are available only on the day of the show in one of three ways: in person at Central Park, in person in one of the Boroughs or by online lottery.

Want guaranteed, no-hassle tickets and great seats? Make a $350 tax-deductible contribution to the Public Theater, so you not only get guaranteed seats of your choice, but support all future performances.

More Info: Central Park NY, Central Park Hotels, Central Park SummerStage

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Get Tickets to the Most Popular Broadway Shows

Wicked Broadway Musical

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Broadway Shows New York Anything Goes

Book of Mormon Broadway MusicalBengal Tiger Baghdad Zoo BroadwayPriscilla Queen of the Desert Broadway Musical

Broadway Shows: Hot | New | Celebrities | Kids | Musicals | Plays

The Addams Family – Brooke Shields will play Morticia beginning June 28th

Christie Brinkley will play Roxie Hart through June 19th

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Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Midsummer Night Swing NYC

June 27 – July 16, 2011

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.

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2011 ticket prices:

$17 – Individual tickets (includes dance lesson)

$90 – 6-night pass, good for 6 single admissions

$160 – season pass, good for 15 single admissions

$5 Kid’s Day (Saturday)

NEW in 2011: Street Food BBQ makes its debut during Midsummer Night Swing. Guests and dancers alike can dine on street food inspired by the country or region that the music is from including Texas barbecue, New Orleans po’ boys, Japanese campfire dogs, tacos and much more—all for under ten dollars!

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June New York City Concerts and Shows


New Kids on the Block & BackStreet Boys

IZOD Center (next to Meadowlands)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Glee Live!

IZOD Center (next to Meadowlands),
June 16-17, 2011

Katy Perry

Prudential Center,
June 19, 2011

Alicia Keys

Beacon Theatre, June 30, 2011


June 21, Nassau Colisum

June 24, Izod Center

June 25, With John Legend, Prudential Center

Peter Frampton

Beacon Theatre , June 17, 2011

More Concerts:

Earth, Wind & Fire – Beacon Theatre , June 28-29, 2011

TODAY Show Free Summer Concert Series,
Rockefeller Plaza

Black Eyed Peas FREE Central Park Concert – June 9, 2011 on the Great Lawn to raise funds for the Robin Hood Foundation

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New York Yankees Baseball Tickets and Schedule

2009 World Series Champions, and 27-Time World Series Champions, return to our 3rd Season at the new Yankees Stadium. With our favorites, A-Rod and Derek Jeter, there are few things in NY better than a Yankees game, an old-fashioned hot dog and our new Yankee Stadium. Check out New York Yankee Stadium with easy directions or the NYC Insider Guide to New York Yankee Tickets and Schedule.

NY Yankees Schedule – Home Games June 2011

New York Yankees Tickets Schedule Stadium

Tue, Jun 07, 7:05pm vs. Red Sox

Wed, Jun 08, 7:05pm vs. Red Sox

Thu, Jun 09, 7:05pm vs. Red Sox

Fri, Jun 10, 7:05pm vs. Indians

Sat, Jun 11, 1:05pm vs. Indians

Sun, Jun 12, 1:05pm vs. Indians

Mon, Jun 13, 7:05pm vs. Indians

Tue, Jun 14, 7:05pm vs. Rangers

Wed, Jun 15, 7:05pm vs. Rangers

Thu, Jun 16, 1:05pm vs. Rangers

Fri, Jun 24, 7:05pm vs. Rockies

Sat, Jun 25, 1:05pm vs. Rockies

Sun, Jun 26, 2:05pm vs. Rockies

Tue, Jun 28, 7:05pm vs. Brewers

Wed, Jun 29, 7:05pm vs. Brewers

Thu, Jun 30, 1:05pm vs. Brewers

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NYC Pride Week, Gay Pride Parade and Festival

NYC Gay Pride Week

June 18-26, 2011

PrideFest (annual LGBT street fair), Sunday June 27, 2011, 11am – 7pm
Hudson St (Abingdon Sq. & W 14th)

Gay Pride Week is a 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.

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Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport – FREE

 South Street Seaport Childrens Day
Children’s Day at the

South Street Seaport

June 18, 2011, 12pm Rain or Shine.

In 2010, there were 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

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Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil, An Acrobatic Rock-Opera

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil

June 9 – October 8, 2011

Radio City Music Hall

Zarkana takes place in an abandoned theatre and follows a magician who has lost his love and with her, his magic has disappeared. As he cries and begs the Gods for her return he is plunged into a world inhabited by surreal creatures.

Directed by the internationally acclaimed François Girard (The Red Violin, Silk), the diverse cast of 71 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

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Central Park SummerStage, 26th Annual Season

Central Park SummerStage

June 7 – September 2, 2011

The 2011 season of SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, brings over 100 performances to eighteen parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and world music to dance, spoken word and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City’s summer arts festival landscape.

More on Central Park SummerStage – a summer of FREE events.

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Central Park SummerStage Gala – Motown Meets NYC

Central Park SummerStage

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rumsey Playfield (72nd Street, mid-park)

Packages: $1,000 to $25,000

Bleacher Seats: $49

City Parks Foundation welcomes guests to the SummerStage 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 concert is an evening of classic Motown hits: Martha Reeves “Dancing in the Street” – Percy Sledge “When a Man Loves a Woman” – Dennis Edwards “My Girl” – Bettye Lavette Joan Osborne • Ryan Shaw • José James Amel Larrieux • Eli “PaperBoy” Reed Deva Mahal • Robert Earl Keen and featuring The New York Pops

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island

Polo Classic Veuve Clicquot NYC

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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 10:00 am. The event site is just a short 10 minute walk from the ferry drop-off point.

2011 Co-Hosts include Nacho Figueras & Delfina Blaquier, Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan, and the Master of Ceremonies is Hugh Jackman. Prior guests have included Madonna, Prince Harry, Kate Hudson and LL Cool J, and 2010 competitors included Prince Harry against Nacho Figueras.

The public is welcome to come out and enjoy the polo match at no cost! New in 2011, the Polo Event includes an expanded free viewing section, as well as two large Veuve Clicquot Lounges offering champagne and a variety of gourmet snacks developed by Gabriel Kreuther, Executive Chef of The Modern. The event’s “Restaurant Row” will once again be executed by Danny Meyer’s renowned Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG). The concessions will include USHG’s beloved barbecue restaurant Blue Smoke, Tabla’s Chef Floyd Cardoz’s El Verano Taquería, Public Fare and more.

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2011 National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2008

Sunday, June 12, 2011, 11:00 am

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.

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Bryant Park Film Festival

Bryant Park Film Festival

Mondays, June 20-August 22, 2011

Lawn opens at 5pm

Enter at 42nd and 6th Ave

Movies start at dusk (8-9pm), FREE!!

2011 Movie Line Up:

– One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,

– The 39 Steps,

– Easy Rider,

– Gentlemen Prefer blondes,

– In the Heat of the Night,

– The Lady Eve,

– Cool Hand Luke,

– Airplane!,
High Sierra and Dirty Harry

See Bryant Park Film Festival and don’t forget to pre-order your “picnic pickup” at Wichcraft.

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Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit – FREE

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Sonia Grineva, Best of Show/Jury Prize

Memorial Day Weekend 2011

May 28-30; June 4-5, 12pm – 6pm

Walk around Greenwich Village browsing tons of artwork displayed by original artists. Paintings, sculpture, eco-friendly art and lots of other unique pieces to see or purchase, at far less than gallery prices.

Location: near NYU, University Place from E 10th Street, South along Washington Square Park to W 3rd Street. The South end of the show, Schwartz Plaza, is also known as Bobkin Lane. More info.

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More New York City Events June 2011

More 2011 Events

The Scene at Tavern on the Green – Wednesday evenings, “Twilights @ Tavern,” includes a regular film series, lectures and live acoustic musical performances. Other programs within “The Scene @ Tavern on the Green” include regular fitness activities and classes called “Fitness Fridays”, weekend children’s activities called “Kids on the Green”, and tours of Central Park that meet on the Tavern terrace. Food options include: Ladle of Love, Pera Turkish Tacos, Rickshaw Dumplings and Ice Cream food trucks.

Annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival – Free Tuesday nights June 21- August 16th, 5:30 to 7:30pm, Tribeca

NYC Cocktail Week – From June 15 to 29, 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.)

Free comedy shows in NYC parks – June 12 to August 21st, 9 Sundays from 2-4 pm at Central Park, Washington Square Park and Tompkins Square Park.

Peanut Butter & Co. and Make Music New York – June 21, 2011. Join Make Music New York and Peanut Butter & Co for free and kid friendly music, as well delicious sandwiches like, “Ants on a Log.”

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.

HSBC PRESENTS WIMBLEDON 2011 AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER – Monday, June 20th – Friday, June 24th, 7:00am – 7:00pm daily. Watch The Championships live on the giant screen, see Jim Courier and Monica Seles in a live tennis exhibition, practice your backhand on Manhattan’s only grass tennis court, sample traditional Wimbledon strawberries & cream, get tips from the pros at Prince and more. More Info:

Union Square Summer in the Square

Shen Yun Chinese Arts Revival NYC Lincoln Center – June 23-26, 2011

Refi Rock Spring Fling 2011 – June 9, 2011

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble Performance – June 4

Solstice in Times Square – Free Yoga, June 21, 2011, 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Yoga enthusiasts will celebrate the longest day of the year with an all day yoga fest. Attendees are challenged to find tranquility and transcendence in the midst of the world’s most commercial and frenetic place, Times Square.

New York City Ballet, May 3-June 12, 2011


Gateway to Nations Native American Festival and Pow Wow, June 3-5 2011

VBLAST Tour de Cure for Diabetes – June 5, 2011

Brooklyn Community Services’ Conversations with Community Leaders: Brooklyn After 3PM – June 30th. A series of relevant and in-depth conversations with notable community leaders that Brooklyn Community Services hosts to confront and find solutions to critical issues affecting Brooklyn communities today.

Renowned Saxophonists Greg Osby & Daniel Bennett at the Triad – June 25

NYC Style your summer at Velita Boutique! – June 30, 2011

Disney Parks in New York! – Disney Parks is in town as a part of the Let the Memories Begin Tour. New Yorkers are invited to come to the Times Square Seating Area on June 9, and the South Street Seaport on June 11-12 to get tips and tricks from top photo experts on how to preserve and share vacation memories.

How to Create and Pitch a Successful Business Plan NYC – June 14, 2011

2010 June Events, Stay Tuned for 2011 Info:

Central Park – bike tours and free walking tours

Figment Art Festival – June 11-13, Governors Island

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

Yelp Country Club –

Mud Sweat & Tears annual pottery exhibition & sale, June 18-27, 2010

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