New York City is one of the places you can always find something to do, whether it’s snowing outside, the sun is shining, or you are stuck in the midst of a spring shower – the Big Apple always has something to offer. Below, you can find all of our favorite things to do in New York in June.
Our Recommendations for New York in June
How’s the weather in June in New York? The month of June is a very charming month in New York City. The summer temperatures are rolling in, the parks are filled with people, outdoor activities are in full effect and the city colors come alive. In the evening, many restaurants and bars welcome you to sit outside. June also offers some exciting events and attractions. See below for some of New York’s most popular events in June!
Our Favorite Things to do in New York in June
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June 3, Taste of Times Square
The month begins with a very special New York event in Times Square. Over 52 restaurants share their best foods from around the globe at the Taste of Times Square Food and Music Festival. With great live music and many other surprises, Broadway is filled up and stretches all the way West to 10th avenue. For a full list of participating restaurants and information, click here.
Undated, Museum Mile Festival
In June 2019, the annual Museum Mile Festival offers its visitors free entry to the most famous and popular museums in New York City during a prolonged opening time from 6:00pm in the evening. Between 82nd and 105th street on Fifth Avenue, Museum Mile is home to nine participating museums of the festival: El Museo del Barrio, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum , the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper-Hewitt, the Jewish Museum ,the National Academy Museum, the New Gallery, the Museum of the City of New York and the Africa Center. This is one the best summer events in New York in June for cultural enthusiasts. From the music to the activities happening on the streets, Museum Mile will welcome you warmly! For the full schedule, click here.
June – October: CityParks Summer Stage in NYC
From June to October we are excited to have the Summer Stage in NYC again. The event series runs from June to October and takes place in Central Park. Please find more information about the events here. CityParks SummerStage is New York City’s largest, free outdoor performing arts festival, taking place in Central Park and in 15-18 neighborhood parks around the city. Summer Stages hosts up to 100 different performances throughout the city and the majority is free of charge.
In 2019 in particular the flagship venue in the iconic Central Park will be transformed with a new stage. This includes a new sound system and increased, better lighting. They also upgraded the backstage areas, raised seating for the crowds to make sure it’s a concert-going experience for all guests.
Coney Island Mermaid Parade, June 22, 2019
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is one of the craziest events in New York City and will take place on June 22, 2019. Every year, thousands of costumed people make their way to the surf avenue on Coney Island. Pirates, cuttlefish, sailors, mermaids with mussel shirts and bras mixed with music and many festivals seems like a mixture of Christopher Street Day and Cologne Carnival. All together they celebrate the beginning of the summer – a great idea for all who love the carnival. Afterwards, you can also relax at the nearby Brighton Beach and enjoy the sun.
June 30, Gay Pride Sunday & Christopher Street Parade
The New York Gay Pride Week is the oldest in the world. The beautiful Greenwich Village invites thousands of people each year to Gay Pride. Christopher Street is especially colorful and you will find the well-known rainbow flags everywhere. Even the global company Google adorns its outer façade at this time and thus shows tolerance. Gay Pride Week recalls the first homosexual homicide against the police force in 1969.
The parade has become a tradition – with an average of 500,000 visitors, makes it one of the biggest parades in New York City and one of the top events in New York in June 2019. It moves down through 5th Avenue (Madison Square Garden) to Greenwich Street. The parade ends at Pier 54 and is met with an exuberant party.
June-August On Mondays: HBO Bryant Park Film Festival (free)
In June you are able to enjoy the all-outdoor open-air cinema in Bryant Park behind the Public Library. In the middle of Manhattan during the summer months, you will find a filled lawn with self-supplied blankets and chairs to relax in the open-air cinema. Make sure to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy! The park is just a 5 minute walk from Times Square and is surrounded by tall trees which makes it a bit more isolated; perfect for a movie.
At around 5PM You should start securing your spot on the lawn. The films start around 8PM or 9PM. Pretty much whenever the sun goes down. For more information, click here. 2019 dates coming soon!
Entrance: 42nd and 6th Avenue.
The Most Popular Things to do in June!
These are the most popular tickets!
Check out the most popular tickets in June for inspiration on things to do
If you are looking for the best ways to explore the city and discover what NYC has to offer, you have come to the right place. Below we have detailed the most popular things to do around this time of year as we want to show you the variety of amazing things to do the Big Apple has to offer. Check out the top 5 best selling tickets in June.
Save 50% on all attraction tickets with this discount pass for NYC!
Explore the city's top attractions (including the One World Observatory) while saving money!
Enjoy the amazing skyline views from the water during the most popular dinner cruise!
Explore the city from above! This is definitely an experience you wont forget!
NYC's highest open air observation deck - definitely a must if you haven't been!
NYC's newest attraction and tallest building. The views are phenomenal!
Best NYC Attractions and Tours in June
Looking for something unique and awesome?
Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
This is for all of the foodies out there. Go and check out the food culture in NYC’s coolest borough. Experience original culinary dishes to trendy good eats. Your taste buds will surely thank you on this half-day tour.
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NYC One World Observatory Skip-the-Line Ticket
If you want to go to the top of the One World Observatory, chances are you’ll probably be waiting for a good amount of time. This ticket will give you VIP access to the VIP line and elevator making your waiting times shorter.
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Circle Line: Beast Speedboat Ride
June in New York can get really hot, so what’s the best way to enjoy the intense heat in New York? Experience this 30-minute speedboat tour of NYC. Catch the waves at high speeds and awesome music while you view the skyline.
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Father’s Day in New York (June 2019)
Father’s Day is also celebrated in June! If your dad is up for a day in the city, fortunately, New York in June is a great place to be! Here are some of our recommendations: The Best Restaurants NYC, The Best Helicopter Rides, & tickets for sporting events.
Sports events in NYC in June
What teams, are playing where?
What Sports are on in June?
See One of NYC’s MLB Teams Play!
If you’re a huge fan of baseball, then New York City has two MLB teams, the infamous New York Yankees in the Bronx and the New York Mets in Queens. You can purchase tickets below.
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The NBA is at the tail end of the season. Unless either the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets make it to the Finals, there won’t be any NBA games in New York City’s Madison Square Garden or Barclay’s Center.
Concerts in NYC in June
Listen to some great music in one of NYC’s famous venues!