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NYC events in June 2022

Gear up for summer with our calendar for NYC events in June! Get ready for summer festivals, Pride in NYC and more.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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Wear your sunblock: The best NYC events in June 2022 are things to do outside. When you’re not spending all your free time soaking up the sun at the best beaches or drinking atop the city’s finest rooftop bars, you'll be rocking your rainbow during the Pride March and catching Tribeca Film Festival screeners. There are more opportunities to play dress up too like at the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. Get your tickets now for the best happenings of the month and keep your fingers (and toes) crossed for good weather.

RECOMMENDED: Full NYC events calendar for 2022

Featured events in June 2022

  • Theater
  • Theater & Performance

There's nothing like taking in free live music and performance in the great outdoors. This season, comprised of 26 live and free performances, kicked off on May 27 with the New York City Opera's production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville. The opera is also scheduled to put on its annual "Pride in the Park" concert (June 17). Throughout the summer, New Yorkers will be treated to a slew of other shows, including contemporary dance performances, jazz concerts, collaborations with Joe's Pub and more. You can check out the full lineup right here

  • Things to do
  • Events & Festivals

The Seaport's summer concert series under the stars will feature more than 60 shows including from artists like Simple Plan, Sum 41, The Offspring, Pusha T, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Blondie, DEVO, Deftones, The Head and the Heart, Flogging Molly, Bikini Kill, Mayday Parade, Jason Mraz, Rise Against, The Used, Dashboard Confessional, Franz Ferdinand, Jason Isbell and more.

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  • Things to do
  • Events & Festivals

Following a two-year, pandemic-fueled hiatus, the beloved Coney Island Mermaid Parade is officially coming back on June 18. Can you hear us screaming with delight? The procession, which has become the largest art parade in all of the United States since first debuting back in 1983, is part and parcel of Coney Island's character, marking the unofficial start of summer. It will take place on June 18!

  • Things to do
  • Markets and fairs
  • The Bronx

This open-air, food-centric market features Bronx-based vendors serving up tamales, soul food, latkes, ice cream, pastries, elotes and vegan creations, plus libations from the Bronx Brewery and others. In addition to all of the delicious provisions, the market offers nifty wares from local artisans and live music performances from Bonx musicians. Come appreciate all that NYC's northernmost borough has to offer. 

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Gay Pride NYC
  • LGBTQ+

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.

  • Music

One of the most anticipated summer concerts known for its free tickets and stellar line-up is here. The City Parks Foundation series is a juggernaut among warm-weather concert presenters, booking everything from classic New York hip-hop artists in outerborough NYC parks to big-name indie-rock bands on the Central Park mainstage. The festival has even expanded to film screenings and dance performances. The scope of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage 2022 is so vast we wouldn't blame you for being a bit bewildered by the whole thing...

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  • Things to do
  • Events & Festivals

Queens Night Market serves up a delightful taste of all that Queens has to offer—amazing food at an affordable price point. There will once again be a $5 and $6 price cap per item at the market, even with rising food costs. Since the market first opened in 2015, the festival has highlighted cuisine from around 90 countries and averaged 15,000 attendees every Saturday last year alone.

 

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  • Things to do
  • City Life

Think!Chinatown, a non-profit based in Manhattan’s Chinatown, is throwing its first installment of Chinatown Night Market (formerly known as Chinatown Nights), a monthly summer series of art and food at Forsyth Plaza at the Manhattan Bridge. It will put Asian Pacific Islander vendors on display to showcase their traditional crafts and respective cuisines, like Cambodia Now, Choy Commons, Momo Delight, Pho Master, Twisted Potato, Xiang Mini Cakes, and local Chinatown favorites, Kopitiam and Alimama.

  • Restaurants

Smorgasburg is the food bazaar spectacular that unofficially announces summer in New York City every year. Founded by Brooklyn Flea’s Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler, the culinary extravaganza typically spotlights about 100 vendors across its locations. Smorg has four spots in 2022, two in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg and Prospect Park, one at the World Trade Center, and one in Jersey City. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Harlem’s Uptown Night Market is a large-scale open-air market is a monthly event designed to support local makers, artisans and performers, with new participants slated to join throughout the season. When patronizing the Uptown Night Market will host vendors including Downeast Lobstah, Tacos El Guero, HangryDog, Treat Yourself Jerk, Mama Silog, Arepa Baby, and The Bronx Burger Company, Booze Scoops, Twister Cakes, Butta’s Bakery, Sam’s Fried Ice Cream, and Maryland Chicken, to name just a few. 

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  • Music

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.

 

Father’s Day in NYC
  • Things to do

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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  • Health and beauty
  • Spas

It’s no secret that New Yorkers are stressed, but when it comes to unwinding, we’re pretty competitive about that too—that’s where the best spas in NYC come in. The city boasts some of the most luxurious spas in the country, but affordable spa treatments also abound. So get inspired with birthday party ideas in NYC or date night ideas in NYC and book yourself a treatment at one of our favorite New York City spas.

RECOMMENDED: A complete guide to Spa Week in NYC

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