New York City Events June 2017

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NYC June Events and Activities Calendar

New York City Events June 2017 are packed with amazing outdoor culture and adventures, along with tons of free things to do in June. Shakespeare in the Park, Philharmonic in the Park, 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. 2017 Bonus: Kevin Spacey Turns Arthur Ashe Stadium into a Theater for 2 nights.

June Concerts, Shows and Events

June New York City Concerts Shows

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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Sports New York City Events June 2017

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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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:

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Ongoing New York City Events June

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Annual Museum Mile Festival

Annual Museum Mile Festival NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 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, 2017

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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 2-4, 2017, 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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Philharmonic in the Park

Philharmonic Central Park NY
© NY Philharmonic in Central Park

June 14, 2017 (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 7, 2017, 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.

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Kevin Spacey Stars as Clarence Darrow at Arthur Ashe Stadium

Kevin Spacey Stars as Clarence Darrow

June 15-16, 2017
Arthur Ashe Stadium

Clarence Darrow was the most celebrated trial lawyer in our nation’s history. Kevin Spacey is turning the world’s largest tennis stadium into a theater stage for 2 nights only this June.

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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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Celebrities on Broadway

Network Broadway Play Bryan Cranston

Full List of Broadway Shows

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Taste of Times Square

Taste of Times Square

Monday, June 5, 2017; 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.

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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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Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Midsummer Night Swing NYC

June 27 – July 15, 2017
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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NYC Pride Week, Parade and Festival

NYC Pride Week

June 16-25, 2017

New in 2017! Pride Island
PrideFest, The March and Dance on the Pier

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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The Imbible Brunch Day Drinking Musical Comedy

The Imbible Brunch Day Drinking Musical Comedy

Looking for the quintessential New York brunch experience? You’ll find it at New World Stages in THE IMBIBLE: DAY DRINKING, the latest edition of the smash-hit musical comedy series about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more New York than combining brunch with a show in the heart of Manhattan’s world-famous Theatre District?

More Info: The Imbible Brunch Day Drinking Musical Comedy

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Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center

Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center

June 3-4 & 10-11, 2017
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 12-24 2017

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 12th with an evening of arias and duets from a variety of operas.

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Bryant Park Film Festival

Bryant Park Film Festival

June 19 August 21, 2017, 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

More Free Summer Movies in NYC

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Polo Classic Veuve Clicquot NYC

June 3, 2017
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 14-25, 2017

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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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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More Downtown Hotels: Tribeca/Battery Park and Financial District/ Wall St

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AVP (Volleyball) New York City Open

AVP Volleyball Open NYC

June 8-11, 2017

Welcome back for the third year, AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals), to our 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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National Puerto Rican Day Parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade
National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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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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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