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June 2016 events calendar for New York City

Plan your month with our events calendar of the very best activities, summer events and our picks from theater, the arts and music

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Summer has arrived! And Time Out New York has rounded up some awesome events in NYC this June. Pull out your rainbow clothing and take part in NYC's Gay Pride events, or head to the boardwalk for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Music lovers will have plenty to do with big summer concerts including the Governors Ball Music Festival.

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Featured events in June 2016

Gay Pride NYC

Whether you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, it's time to celebrate Gay Pride in NYC. Party at the Pride March, stand up at the Pride Rally, and get down at Pride Week dances and parties

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By: Ethan LaCroix

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is one of NYC’s freakiest, most iconic events. Each year, thousands of spectators flock to Surf Avenue, Coney Island’s main drag, to watch King Neptune and Queen Mermaid lead a procession of beglittered semi-nude marchers in costumes through the neighborhood.

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By: Evelyn Derico

Father's Day in New York

Give pop a hug and laugh at his corny jokes: It's Father's Day! Find parent-friendly attractions, from baseball to barbershops, and ideas for things to do. Plus, forget the old boxers-and-socks routine and discover where to get great gifts for Dad.

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By: Tazi Phillips

Governors Ball

Governors Ball occupies a unique place in the NYC summer concerts landscape. SummerStage blankets all five boroughs with a mix of well-curated niche acts; Celebrate Brooklyn! carries out a similarly eclectic mission from its Prospect Park home base. And Northside corners the North Brooklyn indie market—or what's left of it. The Ball, on the other hand, is the closest thing we have to Coachella, the city's only bona fide big-tent pop fest. The annual Randalls Island event is the one local fest where you can catch hip-hop chart toppers, tastemaker-approved buzz bands, left-field pop heroes and, yes, dance-commanding EDM overlords.

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By: Sophie Harris

Jazz Age Lawn Party takes over Governors Island

Jazz Age Lawn Party is an essential annual summer stop for revelers looking to dance in the open air and find great things to do outside. Governors Island is the perfect venue to leave the 21st century behind for the delights of the Prohibition-era (including “speakeasy” summer drinks). Dress the part with festive, period-appropriate attire, and come ready to dance at the Jazz Age Lawn Party.

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Free events in June 2016

Mermaid Parade 2015

This Coney Island parade is one of NYC’s freakiest, most iconic events and one of the best free things to do in the summer. Each year, thousands of spectators flock to Surf Avenue, Coney Island’s main drag, to watch King Neptune and Queen Mermaid lead a procession of beglittered seminude marchers in costumes through the neighborhood.

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By: Evelyn Derico

Gay Pride in NYC

Gay Pride in NYC means anyone and everyone can let their queer flag fly throughout the month, from Queens to Staten Island. If you're amped up about gay rights at this critical moment in U.S. history, be sure to join the Kickoff Rally, or raise your voice at the parades held in four of the boroughs. While there is still plenty of work to do, a lot has been achieved since that hot night at the Stonewall more than 40 years ago. So join the protest action at the Dyke March, the party scene at the Dance on the Pier or any number of other LGBT things to do all over town. Raise a glass to those who paved the way, and make a toast to a proud tomorrow.

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By: Ethan LaCroix

Comments

6 comments
Adam A
Adam A

So Where is the actual Events Calendar? 

I want to find something great to do on a specific date (June 9th) and I can't seem to be able to search that way. I must be missing something right??

m_bvc
m_bvc

Check out events at www.Joynture.com as well down at 48 Wall Street! 

Randy S
Randy S

First Summer weekend in June has the most soulful musical night at the hottest Summer white party. Chic ladies and dapper gents come out for this upscale casual night . Join the excitement and dine, drink and dance in all white. Highly recommended that you get tickets early at www.soulnightevents.com make your NYC visit unforgettable.