June Monthly Round-Up

May 27th, 2018

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Summer has officially arrived and there’s one surefire way to beat the humidity: distracting yourself with all the amazing events our city has to offer. Slather on some sunscreen, put on your summer clothes, and get out there! Book Expo 2018: Does the thought of ‘getting out’ for the summer give you chills? Would you rather spend your days curled up with a good book? Have it both ways at the NYC Book Expo with author interviews, publisher exclusives and mountains of new books. (June 1st) Red Hook Fest: There’s no better way to kick off June then with a live music and dance festival. Head to Brooklyn’s most ominously named neighborhood to experience community workshops, family activities, games, face painting, and world-class performers. (June 1st & 2nd) World Science Festival: As the world hurtles towards chaos, science just might save us all. Get on the cutting edge of scientific truth at the incredible world science festival. Hear lectures from the world’s greatest minds, learn new stuff, and re-awaken your passion for all things scientific. (June 1st-3rd) Scooper Bowl: Summer and ice cream are perfect partners when it comes to human happiness. What’s the point of sweating all day if you don’t get to cool down with some delicious ice cream? Bryant Park hosts the premiere ice cream festival in NYC. Even better--all proceeds go to a good cause. (June 1st-3rd) Governor’s Ball Music Festival: As we mentioned in a recent blog post, there are several awesome festivals happening in NYC this summer. Governors Ball on Randall’s Island is probably the most popular and it's time for you to find out why. Still need tickets? Enter our raffle here. (June 1st-3rd) Open Roads Italian Film Festival: Italian filmmakers might be primarily known for spaghetti westerns and Giallo horror, but there’s a lot more to it. Dive deeper into the world of Italian cinema at the Open Roads film festival. (June 1st-6th) Blue Note Jazz Festival: June in NYC means a month of smooth jazz. The Blue Note festival hosts more than 100 concerts across the city, featuring some of the world’s best jazz artists. We challenge you to attend even a quarter of them. (June 1st-30th) Free Summer Movies: A summer full of big screen flicks doesn’t have to cost you a dime in NYC. The Parks and Rec department invites you to weekly screenings at parks across the city all summer long. (Starts June 1st) NYC Multicultural Festival: America is a mixing pot of culture and that's more true in New York City more than perhaps anywhere else. This incredible festival features live performances, arts and crafts, food, fashion and fun from across the globe. (June 2nd) Discovery Day:  Vast swaths of Staten Island have recently been transformed back into beautiful parklands. Discovery Day is your chance to get a first look at these beautiful trails with hiking, bird watching, kite flying, and even live music. (June 3rd) Taste of Times Square: Times Square isn’t just one of the most densely populated areas on the face of the planet--it’s also home to a ton of great restaurants. This summer is your opportunity to try a little something from all of them! (June 4th) Big Apple Zinfandel Experience: On June 6th, 1944 the Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest seaborne invasion in history. It was the beginning of the end of World War II. On June 6th, 2018 there’s going to be a Zinfandel festival in NYC. You probably missed D-Day, but you still have a chance to make it to the Big Apple Zinfandel Experience. What's the diff? (June 6th) Northside Festival: There has never been a better time to experience all of the new art, film, and music in NYC than right now. The Northside festival in Williamsburg is a hipsters dream, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t also a heck of a good time. (June 6th-10th) WhiskyX Brooklyn: Brooklyn isn’t as great as Manhattan, but it does have some pretty cool stuff--like Whisky festivals. If firewater, music, and art are your kind of thing make the trip out to the 2nd coolest borough for WhiskyX festival. (June 8th) The Great Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt: Searching for a summer event that’s great for the whole family? Look no further than the Randall’s Island Treasure Hunt. You and your kids will put your detective skills to work to decipher clues, uncover secrets, and find a bunch of fun stuff! (June 9th) New York Salsa Festival: No, we’re not talking about the tasty sauce that goes perfectly with tortilla chips--this is all about dance! Fans of hip tropical songs now have the perfect excuse to move and groove. (June 9th) Rose Garden Weekend: You don’t have to be a botanist or a florist to appreciate a good rose arrangement. The New York Botanic Garden continues to do what they have always done best--this time with roses! Immerse yourself in a sea of blooming beauty. (June 9th & 10th) Concerts in the Parks: The New York Philharmonic moves their classical music away from its usual venues and into our wonderful city parks. This is your chance to hear truly great musicians in a beautiful setting. (June 12th-17th) Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Dad worked hard to give you the great life you enjoy, so reward the old man with a day of drinking and scavenger hunting. This is yet another one of Slattery Pub’s popular themed hunts! (June 17th) Renegade Craft Fair: If you consider yourself a bit of an artistic renegade, this craft fair is the perfect place to renew your inspiration and your arsenal. Thousands of artists and vendors come together at the Brooklyn Expo center for a weekend of creative fun. (June 23rd-24th)