June marks the beginning of summer, and who couldn’t be more excited for this time to come? New York is even expecting some nicer weather this week! Take advantage of the long-awaited season by going out the city as much as you can. Here are ten events worth checking out in June 2017.
City Happenings: June 2017
All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival
After eating unlimited ice cream, you know this summer is sure going to be extra sweet.
The Governors Ball
With headliners like Chance the Rapper, Phoenix, and Lorde, you’ll want to spend the extra money for a music-filled weekend on Randall’s Island Park.
Vegan Street Fair
Grab a bite to eat at this vegan food celebration that comes with free admission and food selections no more than $4. Now that seems like a great option to experience all of the city’s best vegan vendors in one place.
Trillion Bubble Party
Relive your childhood by bringing all your bubble-making supplies to Washington Square Park. There, you’ll witness hundreds and hundreds of bubbles flying through the air in the ultimate bubble party.
The 39th Annual Museum Mile Festival
Join the Guggenheim Museum in celebration of the Museum Mile. Their annual festival allows attendees to walk down Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street to stop by seven of New York’s cultural institutions for free.
To quote the not-so-wise Homer Simpson, “Mmm…. donuts.” Spend the afternoon getting your glaze fix at the ultimate donut festival. Time Out New York presents their donut favorites from Gossip Coffee to Forbidden Donuts. A $29 ticket includes one tasting from each donut vendor, complimentary iced coffee cocktails, and temporary tattoos courtesy of Tattly.
Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Spend the day at Coney Island in June for the freakiest New York parade you’ll see this summer. Thousands of parade watchers stop at Surf Avenue to watch glittery maritime-costumed participants in the iconic art event. You’ll experience so much amusement in one day.
Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Caesar
Immerse yourself in the theater while staying outdoors with the annual season of Shakespeare in the Park. Tickets for Julius Caesar are currently available for free through a digital lottery.
Gay Pride 2017 March
First held in 1970, the March has become an annual civil rights demonstration. Join the March or witness it in action with over 80 floats making way down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Take witness of this tradition celebrating life and community in the best way possible.
HBO Bryant Park Film Festival: On The Town
Movies in the park are what makes summer in the city great, and New York parks have some great ones. From oldies to recent blockbuster hits, a classic musical is always a must see on anyone’s viewing list. On The Town includes the iconic “New York, New York” song, so what better way to watch that incredible number than in the heart of New York City?
Do any of these events catch your eye? Have you heard of anything else going on in the city this June? Share your thoughts in the comments below!