New York City events calendar for June 2017. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in NYC, New York.

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Enjoy the best New York City events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.

Distance is from Rockefeller Center in downtown New York City, New York.

Book expo

June 1 - 2, 2017 (begins May 31)

1.7 miles SW

Book Expo America includes 1000 exhibitors, author lectures and autographing events, and publishing-industry sessions at the Javits Center.

Science festival

June 1 - 4, 2017 (begins May 31)

NYC locations

Attend 50 world-class lectures, films, and events on science and innovation at World Science Festival.

Greek festival

June 1 - 4, 2017

26 miles SW

Enjoy Greek music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, and delicious food at NJ Greek Fest [sound] at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield, NJ.

Soho film festival

June 1 - 8, 2017

2.3 miles south

See great films from around the world at the Soho International Film Festival at Village East Cinema.

Uptown Arts Stroll

June 1 - 28, 2017

9 miles north

See hundreds of art exhibitions, open studios, concerts, dance and literary events at Uptown Arts Stroll in Northern Manhattan. Free.

Jazz festival

June 1 - 30, 2017

NYC locations

Blue Note Jazz Festival is 150 concerts in 15 venues.

Rock festival

June 2 - 4, 2017

6 miles NE

Governors Ball is a three-day outdoor music festival featuring more than 60 acts at Randall’s Island Park.

Brooklyn Film Festival

June 2 - 11, 2017

NYC locations

See more than 100 films made by independent filmmakers in 20 countries during Brooklyn Film Festival at Wythe Hotel and Windmill Studios.

Multicultural festival

June 3, 2017

5.2 miles north

NYC Multicultural Festival promises diverse cultural music, dance, food, fashion, and a kids’ area at the bandshell at Jackie Robinson Park. Free.

Kids’ film festival

June 3, 2017 (1 p.m.)

6 miles south

Enjoy children’s films followed by a filmmaker’s workshop at KidsFilmFest at Made in NY Media Center in Brooklyn.

Art fair

June 3 - 4, 2017 (begins May 27)

2 miles south

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit [sound] features 120 artists on the sidewalks of University Place, May 27-29 and June 3-4. Repeats in Sept. Free.

Cake show

June 3 - 4, 2017

4.3 miles south

See extraordinary decorated cakes and visit vendors at The NY Cake Show at Pier 36. Classes and a Saturday off-site cocktail party are at additional cost.

Participatory art

June 3 - 4, 2017

5 miles south via ferry

Figment features creative art installations you can touch and play with on Governors Island. Free.

Rose weekend

June 3 - 4, 2017

12 miles north

Rose Garden Weekend includes live music, garden tours, demonstrations, and a cash bar at the New York Botanical Garden.

Crafts festival

June 3 - 4 and 10 - 11, 2017

1 mile north

American Crafts Festival features hundreds of juried artists, entertainment, and craft demonstrations in tents outside the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Repeats in Oct. Free.

Native American festival

June 4, 2017

10 miles north

Drums Along the Hudson features traditional dance, drumming, crafts, and foods at Inwood Hill Park. Free.

Taste of Times Square

June 5, 2017

0.5 miles west

Taste of Times Square features international food from 50 restaurants, music from local bands, African drumming, and street performers in Times Square.

Northside Festival

June 6 - 11, 2017

5 miles SE

Northside Festival is about music, art, film, fashion, food, and innovation in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. The music begins on June 9.

Films to make you cry & cheer

June 9 - 18, 2017

1.3 miles NW

See compelling films from around the world about truth, justice, accountability, and human dignity at Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Lincoln Center.

Apple cider tasting

June 10, 2017 (uncertain)

4 miles SE

Try 75 hard ciders with food truck fare at Pour The Core for age 21+ at Brooklyn Expo Center.

Green Festival

June 10 - 11, 2017

1.3 miles west

The Green Festival has exhibitors, an organic food court, a sustainable beer and wine garden, a kids eco-fun zone, and a yoga pavilion at Javits Convention Center. Discount tickets ($8 Sat. or $13 both days).

BBQ block party

June 10 - 11, 2017

1.5 miles south

Enjoy award-winning barbecue, cooking seminars, Southern fare, and live rock, blues, and soul at Big Apple Barbecue Block Party at Madison Square Park.

Irish festival

June 10 - 11, 2017

32 miles south

Staten Ireland Irish Fair has two stages of traditional Irish music and dance, festival food, an Irish marketplace, and kids’ area on Staten Island. Cost.

Puerto Rican parade

June 11, 2017

0.3 miles south

Billed as America’s largest demonstration of ethnic pride, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade goes joyously up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th. Free.

Dance week

June 15 - 24, 2017

NYC locations

Register to take free dance and fitness classes from two dozen studios during NYC Dance Week Festival.

James Joyce day

June 16, 2017

2.6 miles north

Actors and writers perform selections written by Joyce during Bloomsday on Broadway at Symphony Space.

Solstice sunrise concert

June 17, 2017

3.6 miles north

Summer Solstice Celebration is a concert that begins in darkness and continues through sunrise at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

Mermaid Parade

June 17, 2017 (1 p.m.)

18 miles south

The Mermaid Parade is 1000 people wearing glittery semi-nude costumes, floats with aquatic themes, and classic cars that drive east along Surf Avenue on Coney Island in Brooklyn. Expect crowds. Free.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 18, 2017

NYC locations

OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day dining cruise

June 18, 2017

NYC locations

Take a Father’s Day brunch or dinner cruise with views.

Electronic music

June 19 - 25 and July 14 - 16, 2017

multiple locations

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) showcases innovative electronic music and video art at Abrons Arts Center in June & National Sawdust in July.

Street music festival

June 21, 2017

NYC locations

Make Music New York is a live musical celebration on the longest day of the year, with 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks in five boroughs. Free.

Yoga in the square

June 21, 2017

0.5 miles west

Renew your mind, body, and spirit by registering to attend a yoga class or yoga village on the longest day of the year at Solstice in Times Square. Free.

Solstice celebration

June 21, 2017

4.2 miles NE

Summer Solstice Celebration includes art-making workshops, face painting, a solstice ritual, and a symphony concert 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Socrates Sculpture Park. Free.

Swedish festival

June 23, 2017

4.5 miles south

Decorate the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games, buy Swedish food, and dance to authentic fiddle music at the Swedish Midsummer Festival at Robert F. Wagner Park. Free.

Party in Chelsea

June 24, 2017

2.3 miles SW

Generation Bridge Summer White Party includes DJ music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres stations, and a one-hour open bar (wine, beer, signature cocktail) at “Avenue” at 116 10th Avenue.

Challenging run

June 24, 2017

18 miles SE

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 25 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, plus bands and beer at Aviator Sports and Events Center.

Beer tasting at NJ zoo

June 24, 2017

20 miles west

Sample beer from 35 breweries when Brew at the Zoo returns to Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ.

Music festival up north

June 24 - 25, 2017

32 miles north

Rockland-Bergen Music Festival [sound] has 20 performers on two stages at the German-Masonic Fairgrounds in Tappan.

Pride Sunday

June 25, 2017

NYC locations

Pride Week events today include a noon Pride March down 5th Avenue, an afternoon PrideFest fair on Hudson Street, and an evening Dance on the Pier (Pier 26).

Bourbon walk

June 2017 (undated)

NYC locations

Sample 8 one-ounce servings of bourbon in 8 venues at New York City Bourbon Bash for age 21+.

Comedy improv festival

June 2017 (undated)

NYC locations

Del Close Marathon is 600 shows by comedians from around the world at seven venues.

Free Summer Movies

June 2017 (undated)

NYC locations

Free Summer Movies are shown evenings at parks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

Music in the park

June 2017 (undated)

NYC locations

Hear classical music outdoors under the stars at New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, followed by fireworks.

Opera in the park

June 2017 (undated)

NYC locations

The Summer Recital Series by the Metropolitan Opera features opera performances in various parks. Free.


June 2017 (undated)

NYC locations

Enjoy outstanding music, comedy, theater, dance, lectures, and films during SummerStage in city parks. The (mostly) free concerts are popular, so arrive early.

Art Deco dance

June 2017 (undated)

0.6 miles north

The Deco Ball is a festive soiree with themes of New York, Paris, and Havana on different floors at Harmonie Club.

Classy cocktail party

June 2017 (undated)

0.8 miles NW

Swing! A Summer Cocktail Party features young jazz artists at a cocktail reception in The Appel Room at Lincoln Center for age 21+.

Big-band dance party

June 2017 (undated)

1.2 miles NW

Midsummer Night Swing begins with a lesson in swing, tango, salsa, R & B, or even soca, before the band plays live in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center.

Outdoor adventures

June 2017 (undated)

1.2 miles north

Hike, bike, climb, fish, and paddle at Adventures NYC at the Central Park bandshell area. Children under 18 may need a legal guardian. Free.

Italian film festival

June 2017 (undated)

1.3 miles NW

See Italian life and culture as presented by a new generation of Italian filmmakers at Open Roads: New Italian Cinema at Lincoln Center.

Asian films

June 2017 (undated)

1.5 miles NW

Watch recent hit movies from China, Japan, and South Korea at the New York Asian Film Festival at Lincoln Center (June 22 to July 5) and SVA Theatre (July 6 to 9).

Summer beer festival

June 2017 (undated)

1.5 miles south

Sample 150 craft beers, ciders, and meads with local restaurant food at the NYC Craft Beer Festival at Lexington Avenue Armory.

Zinfandel tasting

June 2017 (undated)

1.7 miles south

Billed as the city’s largest single varietal tasting event, Big Apple Zinfandel Experience features 75 wines, appetizers, and an opportunity to meet 20 California Zinfandel winemakers at Union Square Ballroom.

Free museum evening

June 2017 (undated)

2 miles north

Join the crowds listening to live music and visiting seven museums for three hours during Museum Mile Festival (slow website), on 5th Avenue. Free.

Shakespeare in the Park

June 2017 (undated)

2 miles north

For tickets to Shakespeare in the Park at Delacorte Theater in Central Park, become a $200 “supporter,” or get free tickets by joining a lottery or waiting in line.

Music at Washington Square

June 2017 (undated)

2.2 miles south

Washington Square Music Festival performs classical music in the park. Free.

Free arts festival

June 2017 (undated)

Lower Manhattan

Attend 50 cultural performances and events at River to River Festival, including dance, film, music, poetry, theater, and visual arts. Free.

New music

June 2017 (undated)

3 miles east

Warm Up is experimental live music, DJs and dancing in the outdoor courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Queens.

Cheese festival

June 2017 (undated)

3.5 miles SE

Enjoy fine cheese with flatbreads, pasta, pickles, and beer at the Cheesemonger Invitational in Queens.

Family bicycling event

June 2017 (undated)

4.2 miles NE

Repair & decorate your bike, and join the Long Island City Bike Parade at Socrates Sculpture Park. Free.

1920s lawn party

June 2017 (undated)

5 miles south via ferry

Wear a flapper costume and dance to the Dreamland Orchestra at Jazz Age Lawn Party, which includes a Charleston dance contest, dance lessons, food, 1920s cars, and a kidland on Governor’s Island.

Family treasure hunt

June 2017 (undated)

5 miles NE

All ages can learn how to use a map and compass, and follow clues to find island treasures at The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt south of Icahn Stadium. Free.

Craft fair

June 2017 (undated)

5.5 miles SE

Shop from artisans, chefs, and vintage vendors when Renegade Craft Fair returns to East River State Park in Brooklyn on July 4, 11, 18, and 25. Free.

Film festival

June 2017 (undated)

6 miles south

BAMcinemaFest shows the best independent cinema at Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theater.

Brooklyn street party

June 2017 (undated)

7 miles SE

Young seeking fun will line up in the sun to enter the Bushwick Block Party, which has 2 music stages, 30 street artists, food trucks and beer at Troutman Street & St. Nicholas Avenue in Brooklyn. Free.

Red Hook festival

June 2017 (undated)

8 miles south

Red Hook Fest features a happy hour on Thursday, a BBQ and DJ dance party Friday, and performances on the main stage Saturday in Brooklyn. Free.

Festival of Colombia

June 2017 (undated)

10 miles east

Festival de las Flores is a giant multicultural food and music festival with DJs, dance groups, comedians, and singers at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free.

Messy kids festival

June 2017 (undated)

11 miles south

SeriousFun Messtival is Paul Newman’s day camp with entertainment, archery, a zip line, a dunk tank, and an optional 9 a.m. one-mile run at Breeze Hill in Prospect Park, Brooklyn to raise money for charity.

Taste of Asia

June 2017 (undated)

11 miles south

Taste dishes from dozens of Asian restaurants with cocktails, beer, wine, and sake at New York Feast by LuckyRice at Industry City.

Freshkills Park preview

June 2017 (undated)

18 miles SW via ferry

Get a sneak peek at the park built on a Staten Island landfill on Discovery Day, when you can walk 8 miles of trails, bike 5 miles of pavement, run a 5K course, or register for a kayak tour. Free, including shuttle.

Long Island wine tasting

June 2017 (undated)

81 miles east

North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival has 100 wines, hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz at Jamesport Vineyards.

Music festival in the forest

June 2017 (undated)

86 miles NW

Destination Moon features 15 acts, visual art, a lake for swimming, and optional bunk or cabin at Camp Lakota in Wurtsboro, with a shuttle bus from Brooklyn.

International festival

June 2017 (undated)

3.4 miles south

Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival also includes empanadas. It’s a cross-cultural celebration of Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican music, food, folk art and crafts at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Free.
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