Phew! The city’s on fire! New York’s taking advantage of the warm days and nights by offering many outdoor events around the clock. As usual, most events in New York in June 2019 are for free! From summer movies at the harbor to a museum night, urban festivals in Brooklyn and exciting parades.
If you are visiting New York this month with your family, you shouldn’t forget to treat your father or husband on Father’s Day (June 16). Many famous restaurants are offering affordable dinner deals for the whole family!
What other events in New York in June 2019 are waiting for you? Let’s find out. Here are our top picks:
Top Events in New York in June 2019
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What? Free Summer Movies 2019
When? June – September 2019
Where? Various locations in NYC
Description: What’s better than enjoying a movie under the stars in one of the best parks in NYC? At the free Summer Movies 2019 you’ll get to see top movies like The Lion King, Lady Bird or Black Panther FOR FREE. The movies will be screened in top locations such as Columbus Park or Washington Square Park, starting at 7:30, 8 or 8:30 PM.
What? Cat Camp 2019
When? June 1 – 2, 2019
Where? Metropolitan Pavilion (Map)
Free? No (Adult tickets starting at $25 | Children 6-15: $15)
Description: Cat Ladies and Gents attention! Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp is returning to New York! Listen and talk to cat experts, meet Instagram superstars like Lil BUB, shop the best stuff for your furry friends and enjoy other cat themed activities. Doors open from 10 AM to 7 PM. Adult tickets starting at $25. Children until 15 years of age can get their tickets for only $15.
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What? 7th Annual Bushwick Block Party 2019
When? June 2, 2019
Where? The Bushwick Collective (Map)
Description: Explore the urban spirit of Brooklyn at the 7th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party. Watch the best Graffiti artists from all over the world showing off their skills, get a free face paint for your children, and enjoy live music performances at every corner. In case you’ll get hungry, don’t hesitate to get yourself a little snack from one of the many food trucks or enjoy a cool beer in the beer garden. Doors open from 10 AM to 6 PM.
What? SummerStage 2019
When? June – October, 2019
Where? Various parks in NYC
Description: Enjoy a variety of free concerts in various parks across all five boroughs during the SummerStage 2019. This event in New York in June 2019 is very popular so make sure you secure your tickets to your favorite live show fast, before they are sold out!
What? Taste of Times Square 2019
When? June 3, 2019
Where? 46th Street from Broadway to 10th Avenue
Free? Yes (Free Entry) | Taste Tickets starting at $10
Description: This event in New York in June 2019 transforms Times Square into a gigantic food court with live entertainment and dishes from all over the world. Restaurants around the Times Square area present their best signature dishes from 5 PM to 9 PM. Free entry, however, in order to “taste Times Square” you’ll have to purchase “Taste Tickets”, starting at $10. Either you buy the “Taste Tickets” in advance or at one of many ticket tents at the time of the event.
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What? National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019
When? June 9, 2019
Where? 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street
Description: As soon as New York’s approaching the summer season, South Americans start celebrating their nations. On June 9, 2019 you can celebrate the Puerto Rican culture on 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street. You’ll not only get to see colorful floats and exotic dancers, but you can also listen and dance yourself to traditional rhythms from the Caribbean Island. The parade is starting at 11 AM.
What? Museum Mile Festival 2019
When? June 11, 2019
Where? 5th Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street
Description: Now is your chance to discover your favorite museum at the Museum Mile for free at the annual Museum Mile Festival. This event is happening from 6 PM to 9 PM so make sure you’ll get to 5th Avenue on time. In case you have been to all museums already, you can still enjoy fantastic live performances and food vendors along the route!
What? Father’s Day Dinner Deals
When? June 16, 2019
Where? Various restaurants in NYC
Description: Celebrating Father’s Day in New York City doesn’t have to be expensive. The best restaurants in NYC are offering affordable dinner deals for the whole family on Father’s Day. How about a table at a fancy Steakhouse? Sounds good?! Then we recommend you to book your table early before your favorite restaurant is sold out!
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What? Mermaid Parade 2019
When? June 22, 2019
Where? Surf Ave, Coney Island
Description: Get ready for the most colorful fantasy-event in New York in June 2019: The Mermaid Parade. Where this parade is happening? Of course in Coney Island! Hundreds of Mermaids, Under-the-Sea parade floats and live bands are showing of their best costumes and crafting skills. At the end of the parade, a jury will select the most creative contestants. This parade is starting at 1 PM, rain or shine!
What? Hudson River Park Games 2019
When? June 22, 2019
Where? Pier 26, Hudson River Park (Map)
Description: The Hudson River Park Games event does not only feature exciting team competitions in disciplines such as Kayaking, Volleyball or Dodgeball. You can also enjoy many family-friendly activities, live music and a beer garden at Pier 26. This is a perfect family event for a sunny Saturday!
What? Discovery Day 2019
When? June 30, 2019
Where? Freshkills Park (Map)
Description: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore Freshkills Park on Staten Island. While this future park is still closed to the public, you’ll get the chance to discover Staten Island’s green lung on June 30, 2019, starting at 10 AM. Loads of free activities are waiting for you! Including bird-watching tours, free bicycle rentals and exciting hiking fun.
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What? Pride Week 2019
When? June 30, 2019
Where? Various locations in NYC (Route)
Description: The Pride Week in New York reaches its peak on June 30 with its NYC Pride March along 5th Avenue, through Lower Manhattan and 7th Avenue. Join the crowds and watch over 450 organizations celebrating this social movement with colorful floats and outfits. This event in New York in June 2019 is for free and is taking place from 12 PM – 3 PM.
Those are the best events in New York in June 2019! Sounds like a great month packed with many fun outdoor events, don’t you think?! Let us know in the comments if you’re planning on attending one of the listed events or if you’ve already experienced some of them. We’re are looking forward to hearing from you!
Happy Father’s Day!