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NYC events in June 2017

Get pumped for summer with our excellent roundup of NYC events in June including plenty of outdoor fun

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Picnics in the park, music festivals and outdoor theater? Time Out New York has rounded up some awesome NYC events in June. Get pumped for summer during these highlights, which include throwing on your rainbow duds to taking part in NYC’s Gay Pride events, or head to one of the best New York beaches (and boardwalks) for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Music lovers will have plenty to do with major summer concerts including the Governors Ball Music Festival.

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Featured events in June 2017

Hot 97 Summer Jam

Hot 97 Summer Jam is NYC hip-hop, okay? Yes, it’s held in New Jersey, but this annual highlight of concerts and summer music festivals is as accurate a survey as you’re likely to find of what’s soundtracking Gotham right now—or will be very soon. Sponsored by local rap-radio standard-bearer Hot 97, Summer Jam 2017 includes some of the biggest names in hip-hop and has featured some of the genre’s most iconic names at the peak of their fame.

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By: Andrew Frisicano

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 at great events, including dances and parties.

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By: David Goldberg

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 NYC

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: Jillian Anthony

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: Andrew Frisicano

The World Naked Bike Ride

Judging by the hype surrounding Go Topless Day, the recently-departed Smallest Penis in Brooklyn Pageant and those half-naked ladies in Times Square, it’s safe to assume that New Yorkers are pretty cool with nudity. That’s why the World Naked Bike Ride hosts a bare-all ride in NYC every year, which brings awareness to the harmful pollution of motor vehicles (and rude, reckless drivers who tailgate bikers).

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By: Jennifer Picht

Shakespeare in the Park

Every summer, the Public Theater produces a beloved NYC democratic tradition and one of the best free things to do in NYC: Shakespeare in the Park, presented at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park. There’s nothing quite like hearing the Bard’s immortal words performed outside in New York, with a backdrop of natural splendor and the Belvedere Castle looming in the background like the world’s most impressive set decoration.

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By: Adam Feldman

Jazz Age Lawn Party

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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By: Jennifer Picht

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Comments

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Melanie S
Melanie S

Free event! Char-Broil Nights, NYC at Death Ave Brewing Company. Sign up via this link: www.char-broilnightsnyc.eventbrite.com



Dawson L
Dawson L

Still waiting for an actual calendar to show up.

Gabriel G
Gabriel G

Join today and share with friends tickets are on sale now through www.soulnightevents.com

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.