The Best Events NYC Has to Offer this June

Kick off the start of summer having fun in the sun! Free events, music festivals, and father’s day festivities for dad! You can’t miss out.

The Governors Ball Musical Festival

Music Festival – June 2nd-4th, 2017 – Randall’s Island Park – NYC


The iconic music festival on Randall’s Island is coming up this weekend! On June 2nd-4th The Governors Ball Music Festival is at Randall’s Island Park. All your favorite artists like Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Tove Lo, Childish Gambino and more will take the stage this weekend. Find schedules, tickets, transportation and more here.


Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Parade – Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Coney Island  (online pre-registration ends on Tuesday June 13)

Children, families, and floats are all welcome to participate in the 2017 Coney Island Mermaid Parade! The parade takes place on Coney Island at 1pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017. For more information, registration and more, click here.

Father’s Day Brunch Cruise

Brunch Cruise – Sunday, June 18, 2017 – Pier 40


What better way to celebrate your father than treating him to a two hour brunch buffet cruise. Featuring a dessert station, mimosas and beers, and a live jazz band and DJ on board. On Father’s Day at 12pm boarding begins. Rain or shine the cruise will take place from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Get more information and reserve your seats here.


Shakespeare in the Park

Free Event – Until June 18 – Central Park  


Every summer, the Public Theaters puts on Shakespeare in the Park. Taking place at the open-air Delcorte Theater in Central Park. Ending on June 18th, the public theater presents Julius Caesar directed by Oskar Eustis. To learn how you can get tickets, check out Time Out’s full guide. The second half of the summer presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream (July 11th- August 13th) directed by Lear deBessonet.

Iconic NYC movies in Bryant Park

Free Event – Every Monday at 5pm – Bryant Park


June kicks off the Bryant Park outdoor movie screenings. Grab your friends, a blanket and some popcorn! This is the 25th year that Bryant Park will be holding the outdoor film screenings. In honor of the monumental birthday, iconic NYC films will be featured all summer long. The screenings begin on June 19th, showing 1933’s King Kong. Every Monday the lawn opens at 5pm for you to snag your perfect spot!

Written by Taylor Hoblitzell


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