Whether you’re a first-time visitor looking for classic tourist attractions or a seasoned New Yorker looking for new unique experiences, there’s an event for everyone this summer. Below is a list of our top picks for things to do in the month of June!
Sat. June 10th - Sun. June 11th // 9AM - 6PM // Pier 36
Finally, a museum for cake! Every June, chefs showcase their best cake art for visitors. This year’s show includes Broadway-themed cake making competitions, cake decorating classes, cupcake bars, food trucks, and more!
Sundays until June 25th // 6PM // Pier 1 at Riverside Park
Make some (ball) room in your schedule this summer for dance! Take free salsa, zouk, and bachata lessons from professionals by the Hudson River.
Tues. June 13 // 6 - 9PM // 5th Avenue, 83rd to 105th St.
Landmark NYC museums like the Guggenheim, MET, and more shut down nearby streets for pedestrians and open their doors to museums lovers of all ages, showcasing special exhibitions and hosting musical performances for thousands of spectators.
June 13th - 18th // Time & location varies
The famous New York Philharmonic will feature free classical music performances across City parks in all five boroughs, see link for the full summer schedule.
Fridays at 7:30PM // Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Put on your best Madonna-inspired clothes and get ready to roller skate to the music of the 80’s at Dreamland Roller Disco. Check out their website for a full list of summer events.
Sat. June 17th // 1PM // Coney Island
Head on down to Brooklyn’s beloved beach and boardwalk for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade and watch merwoman and mermen flaunt their extravagant tails down Surf Avenue.
Mondays at 8PM // 42nd St. & 6th Ave.
Enjoy Bryant Park’s outdoor movie Summer Film Festival on Monday nights, screenings include some of Hollywood’s most beloved classics.
Tuesdays - Sundays until June 18th // 8PM // Delacorte Theater
The NYC Central Park summer classic Shakespeare in the Park is back, with free outdoor performances of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, previous performances have included stars like Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington. Be sure to get in the ticket line early as seats fill up fast.
Wednesday June 21 // 7:30PM // Times Square
Find peace in the bustling City through free yoga classes in the heart of Times Square.
Wednesday June 21 // 5PM // Socrates Sculpture Park
Celebrate the longest day of summer and sunlight with outdoors art workshops and dance performances at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.
Saturdays // 11AM // East River Park, Williamsburg
Sundays // 11AM // Prospect Park, Park Slope
From ramen burgers to cronuts, this weekly food festival features a variety of mouthwatering innovative street food with outdoor seating and panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.