6 Incredible Things to Do in New York in June

June 15, 2022 Desiree Homer

Bust out your calendars! There is a hotlist of incredible things to do in New York in June that you won’t want to miss. From free outdoor concerts to films and festivals, there is an incredible New York experience for every spare moment you have available. 

1. Tribeca Film Festival

One of the absolute coolest and most iconic events in New York is the Tribeca Film Festival, slated this year to take place from June 8th through 19th. It’s a multi-week celebration showcasing the film industry and drawing blockbuster celebrities. Only the Met Gala is more star-studded than this event. Tickets are usually open to the public closer to the event’s date, and some movie screenings are priced lower than traditional movie tickets!

2. Must-See Concerts in New York

When it comes to finding things to do in New York in June, music and free concerts are everywhere! Check the NYC Insider Guide for ticketing info and guests. But the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, the Central Park Summerstage, and the Today Show Summer Concert Series are just the tip of the iceberg.

3. The River to River Festival

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is excited to present the 21st annual River to River Festival in downtown New York City from June 12th through 16th. This dazzling event will showcase dance and musical performers, film, art installations, family events, and so much more. Some of the distinguished and featured artists this year include Rose Desiano, Beth Gill, Gregory Corbino, and Jonathan Gonzalez, to name a few. All of these culturally rich experiences are free to the public and open for everyone. 

4. Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Load up the family and head to Coney Island on Saturday, June 18th, for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade! This parade focuses on art and is considered to be the largest art parade in the country. It’s held each year to ring in the new summer season. The parade starts on West 21st and Surf Ave and will stroll eastward toward West 10th. There will be floats and parade marchers the whole family can enjoy!

5. Bryant Park Movie Nights

Every monday throughout the Summer, there will be an outdoor movie screening in Bryant Park. The venue will open at five, and the film will usually screen around 8 PM. Bring a blanket, and some food and drinks, and get ready to watch some amazing films under the stars. It is completely free and it is recommended to get there early to secure a good spot 

6. New York Philharmonic Concerts

You can’t have a "things to do in June" list for New York City without the full schedule of the New York Philharmonic concerts in the parks. This is an iconic New York experience and has been a tradition dating back to 1965. When the Philharmonics play, the city’s parks transform into picnickers and music enthusiasts eager to take in some classical sounds under the New York stars. Check out all five dates in June and stay after to enjoy the fireworks!

These few New York City events are just a few of the incredible experiences you can have in June. If you need help tapping into all the amazing options for your event planning clients, let EMRG Media be your guide!


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