What June Gonna Do Monthly Guide ☀️🍻🏖

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The beaches have opened, the schools have closed, and everyone's throwing on sun screen and shorts. It's finally June! Get out and enjoy the city, you can no longer blame the weather. From Park events to festivals and World Pride we've got you covered. 

June 1st

NY Freaknik (Prospect Park, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)


Prospect parks serene greenery and slopes are being amped up today for the New York Freaknik, a twist on a picnic brought to us by The Champagne Club, promising to kick off your summer properly. Music from Dj Joker and others are curating the tops hits from Soca, Afrobeats, Dancehall, Kompa, Hip-Hop and more. Bring your coins and pop up to purchase food and drinks while enjoying the live music. There will also be giveaways and Who Got The “Juice” wristbands for purchase which will give access to unlimited punch.

NY Polish Film Festival (58 Park Ave, Manhattan @ 3:30 PM)

nypff Q+A with Agnieszka Wiedłocha after screenings! SAT June 1 @ 5pm SUN June 2 @ 7pm A one‐of‐a‐kind romantic comedy that celebrates the differences in dysfunction. When showman Tomek (Maciej Stuhr) and unassuming teacher Ania (Agnieszka Więdłocha) met on a dating app, they never thought it would lead to a relationship, much less a television career! As Poland’s top celebrity couple in love, they know their upcoming marriage requires compromise, so at Ania’s request, Tomek agrees to hold their wedding in the country with his family. But these woods are far from a romantic fantasy. With long lost fathers and explosive personalities, this couple must have fight for their happily ever after. . Planet Single 3 | Planeta singli 3 #planetasingli3 . #newyork #polish #film #festival #filmfestival #nypff #newyorkpolishfilmfestival #nyc #cinema #polishcinema #polishfilm #poland #comedy #funny #laugh . . #scandinaviahousenyc #beyondborders #actress #actor #movie

Responsible for bringing flicks like Nina, Atak Paniki and many more to audiences cravings art from creatives of the Polish community, the NY Polish Film Festival is up and running for two more days. The 15th annual event has open showtimes for 3 films throughout the day including; Woman Power, Nina and Planet Single. The collection of films are considered as those on the frontlines of new Polish cinema, making their US premiere.

June 2nd

YES Block Party (2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn @ 12 PM)

humo_maya Tonight I'll be live painting and body painting at the House of Yes block party in Brooklyn, come join us for a psychedelic night of art. I'll be sharing my Cosmic 3D UV live painting and body painting alongside my cosmic brother and talented visionary artist @myztico_campo Tico Chango with his 3d UV shamanic painting.. #magical #magic #livepainting #cosmicpaint #shamanicpainting #psychedelicart #neonnights #psychedelicpainting #blacklightparty #ticochango #humomaya #houseofyes #blacklightpainting #neonnightshouseofyes #ancientaliens #etart #alienpainting #nycparty #extraterrestrialart #etart #sacredart #burningmanparty #nycnightlife #floweroflife #rigeludrian #floweroflifeconsciousness #houseofyesblockparty https://www.facebook.com/events/974593399410306/?ti=cl

Yes, the House Of Yes is hosting a block party. Yes, it’s going to include the creative, artistic and colorful antics you’d find at one of their usual masterpieces events. The creators at Soul Summit, responsible for the daytime disco tracks, believe every celebration needs music, dancing, fun and family and that’s just what they intend on delivering. The House Of Yes’ outdoor and indoor approach to art means they’ll be setting up numerous live art performances throughout the day, all over. The totally free Art Party will carry on into the evening, when visitors are invited to mosey inside and join in on Body Art Party, which starts at 6pm.

June 4th

Blue Note Jazz 2019 (Park Ave and Central Park, Manhattan @ 5 PM)

andre_ponti #BlueNoteJazzFestival #EuropeanSoundsSeries #MartaSanchezQuintet #Jazz #NewYork #JazzBrunch

Blue Note Jazz club has grown in popularity, notably for its standard of service, hand selected musicians and contributions to the livelihood of New York’s Jazz community. Blue Note has been called the home of Jazz for many musicians who didn’t resonate with other venues such as Oscar Peterson, Stanley Turrentine and more. Through their typical standard of selection, they’ve curated the Blue Note Jazz Festival, bringing authentic and soulful performers to venues in the city.

June 8th

Bacon And Beer Classic (140 Stewart Ave, Brooklyn @ 1 PM)

milehighfoodfairy Bacon and beer lovers rejoice! 🍺 This Saturday, The Bacon and Beer Classic will be taking over the Broncos Stadium for two all you can eat and drink sessions For 15% off tickets, use promo code "FOODFAIRY" and check out baconandbeerclassic.com for more info! 30+ restaurants will share their bacon delights, savory and sweet, including donuts, poppers, cookies, sandwiches, and more. Plus, 100+ beers and ciders from breweries will be there as well. Breweries and restaurants will be competing for the ultimate bacon and beer championship! #bandbclassic PC: @bandbclassic

Bacon and Beer are awesome, especially paired! It’s pretty much that simple. You can enjoy the two beloved B’s during the debut of this unique and decadent celebration at the Brooklyn Mirage, providing guests with unlimited tasting of nearly 100 brews from local breweries. You can expect to see bacon prepared in ways you love and have yet to imagine from over 50 local restaurants working hard to create new and exciting bacon concoctions like bacon sliders and bacon mac. There will also be games, giveaways and music in the venue space, an open air oasis serving as a sanctuary for your deepest darkest bacon fantasies!

35th Salsa Fest 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn @ 6 PM)

mimmo_renna86 Grazie @bignysalsafestival per averci fatto vivere un sogno.... Il palco più importante al mondo ci ha regalato emozioni uniche l'unica volta che non abbiamo ballato carichi ma abbiamo ballato FELICI❤ GRAZIE @ksabinoaponte @domenicotriolo_ @ale_dipiazza_ @eleonorameschis @gloriamachi_mua Grazie @lukryfashion_dancewear Grazie @angelocosta1963 #ballet #ballerina #dancer #dancing #balletshoes #balletdancer #balletclass #balletlife #salsaon2 #balletdancers #instadance #ballerinaproject #balletlove #palermo #choreography #flexible #flexibility #instaballet #salsa #gwepaaa #split #balletpost #newyork #sexy #pointeshoes #ilove #beauty #beautiful

There are many ways to enjoy Salsa, but above them all is the participation in dance. For the 35th annual celebration of Salsa Fest, New Yorker’s both familiar and new to the genre are invited out to watch skilled professional dancers renowned for their precision and poise, perform live throughout the day. There will also be live musical performances to enjoy if you’re a little more reserved, from greats like Willie Colon, Jerry Rivera and Victor Manuelle.

June 9th

Puerto Rican Parade (Fifth Avenue Route @ 11 AM)

puertoricanapparel 🇵🇷 Orgullo Boricua 🇵🇷 Wepa!! I love being Puerto Rican!🇵🇷💪🏽🙏🏼 @puertoricanapparel . . . . . #orgulloboricua #boricua #yosoyboricua #rican #puertorico🇵🇷 #boriqua #borinquen #nuyorican #boricuas #newyorican #puertoricans #teampr #teampuertorico #boricuastyle #puertoricandayparade #pr🇵🇷 #puertoricanparade #🇵🇷

In the past years the emotions surrounding Puerto Rico, the resilience of the island and it’s people have rebirthed a sense of community, both stronger and more passionate. This month’s Puerto Rican Parade will be a display of heart, identity and pride. There will be salsa, hip-hop and reggaeton playing across New York, and if we’re lucky some Bomba. Wear your flags and partake by having a piragua under the sun or enjoying some authentic cuisine from tons of food vendors.

June 10th

NY Indie Spirits Tasting Expo (30 West 44th St, Manhattan @ 4:30 PM)

amarocinpatrazzo On June 10th from 4:30 - 9:00 Amaro Cinpatrazzo will be pouring samples of the Award Winning Amaro at the 2019 NYC INDIE SPIRITS EXPO - look forward to seeing you there. (We are distributed in NY through LIbDib.com). The Expo is at The Penn Club of NY: 30 W 44th St New York, New York 10036 . . . #craftspirits #amaro#amarocinpatrazzo #cinpatrazzo#arugulaamaro#libdib #distributiondonedifferently #nyindiespiritsexpo #nowinny #nyspirits#pourperfection#drinkstagram #nybartenders #drinkporn #amarobar #bitterisbetter #staybitternyc#nyamarooftheyear2018#thepennclub

Mainstream sips are cool, but what about tasting the most rustic creations in the spirits world. The NY Indie Spirits Tasting Expo is promising a drinking experience unlike others, with flavors that challenge and delight the palate. There will be items for the risky and traditional taster alike, as well as flavor schemes that are sweet and bold. If you’re interested in a day of treats, the expo might be what you’re looking for.

June 13th

Museum Mile Festival (Fifth Ave, 82nd St Manhattan @ 6 PM)

nycgottaloveit Wait, chalk can be used like that? 🍭 . . . . . . . . . . #nycgottaloveit #gottalovenewyork #chalkart #chalk #museummile #art #artist #art #newyorkers #nyc #streetart #littlenewyorkers #rainyday #museummilefestival #nymuseum #newyorkpeople #newyorkers

Most New Yorkers are familiar with the Museum Mile, a perfect line up of some of the hottest destinations for art from El barrio in East Harlem to townhouses of the Upper East Side and neighborhoods in the outer boroughs. The Museum Mile Festival brings the essence of fun, art and expression out of the somewhat intimidating corridors of private spaces, into the streets for all to enjoy. There will also be special exhibits and art galleries open to the public from 82nd - 110th street.

June 14th

Brew At The Zoo (2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx @ 6 PM)

topekazoo Foley is here to remind you that we will be closing at 1pm tomorrow, June 1st for event set up. We hope to see you tomorrow for this SOLD OUT fundraiser!! #foleyfriday #brewatthezoo #tozo

Good news, you can now help fund important caretaking and resuscitation of the animals at the Bronx Zoo whilst getting buzzed. The Brew At The Zoo has yet to waiver as animal lovers with a fondness for partying pile out and purchase tickets to this once in a lifetime event. Stroll through personal exhibits with all of the gorgeous, exotic and rare animals calling the Bronx Zoo their home and enjoy ice cold beers while you do!

June 15th

Jazz Age Lawn Party (Governors Island, Colonels Row Manhattan @ 12 PM)

giulienneee Roarin' in our 20s #jazzbaby #jazzagelawnparty #gatsby

A lot of Gatsby and a ton of style fuse together to deliver the world’s largest prohibition- era inspired celebration, complete with all the refreshing thrills of the 1920’s like ragtime and cloche hats. As their 14th year running, the Jazz Age Lawn Party has gathered a notable reputation that draws in thousands of jazz lovers, their bowties and pearls, from across the U.S in hopes of foxtrotting across the stage.

Rum Fest (23 East 4th St, Manhattan @ 12:30 PM)

lamaisonandvelier Introducing New York to new LM&V ranges today: Habitation Velier from @velierspa + Transcontinental Rum Line from @maisonduwhisky and @clairinthespiritofhaiti of course! #newyorkrumfestival

The 3rd annual Rum Fest from TheRum Lab.com is returning to New York City, as one of the most important fests for the rum industry. Rum Fest 2019 reinvokes Rum’s vibrant role in America’s alcohol journey, as one of the most consumed beverages before the American Revolution. It serves to educate guests on Rum types, pairings and of course includes lots of tasting!

June 22nd

Prospect Park Soiree (Prospect Park Southwest and Vanderbilt St, Brooklyn @ 5 PM)

prospect_park JUST ANNOUNCED! Prospect Park Soiree is returning on June 22, and tickets go on sale next week, Thursday, February 14 at 9am. Learn more through the link in our profile or at prospectpark.org/soiree Join Prospect Park Alliance for Prospect Park Soiree, a magical celebration of the Brooklyn community and Brooklyn’s Backyard. Gather with friends in your most festive attire, prepare a delicious feast, and enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing under the stars in one of Prospect Park’s most magical locations, the Peninsula. Tickets are $45 and Party Packs of 10 tickets come with two complimentary bottles of wine. Lean more at prospectpark.org/soiree See you there! #prospectpark #prospectparksoiree #epicparty #brooklynsbackyard

Tables of flower displays are gracing guests at the Prospect Park Soiree all over again, with its elegant decor and fresh summer vibe, it’s efforts have secured its place as an annual tradition for many. The tables, chairs and entertainment are the highlight of the night, all thoughtfully organized so you just need to show up and enjoy. Guests are encouraged to pack their own picnic lunches, wines and beers, one of the key factors in the intimate and carefree atmosphere veteran attendees adore.

June 23rd

The Sweet Spot Nation (235 West 46th St, Manhattan @ 6 PM)

sweetspotnation We're taking our resident #burlesquedancer on the road in March... @missrightnowrouge will be in your city soon. Check the profile link for dates! ------ 📷 Cred: @dmanuel09 ------ #sweetspotnation #levelup #danceparty #varietyshow #eroticpoetry #erotica #feelsexy #getsexy #sweetspotcitizen #poperotica #spokenwordpoetry #grownfolkfun #sensuality #burlesque #spokenword #comedy #vocals #games #bodypainting #eroticplay #datenightideas #burlesqueperformer #audienceparticipation

Step away from traditional burlesque and try The Sweet Spot Nation. The show includes a well instructed and trained cast of dancers and performers who merge stage presence, vocals, dance numbers and sex appeal like never before. The self identified “Pop Erotica” burlesque show combines the best poets, writers, models and sultry forces in entertainment for a show that is not solely sexy but comedic and dramatic. Did I mention the music will include a blend of almost 40 up to date top hits?

June 24th

Tour & Toast Of Stone Wall ( Washington Square Park, Manhattan @ 6 PM)

patrickwolfpalisade It’s an honor for my song “Overture” to be used as the theme/anthem for the latest series of the @npr @storycorps podcast series “in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we're sharing the stories of LGBTQ people across the country — those who lived before Stonewall and those whose lives have been shaped by it” . I also dug into the wolf archives and sent them over an isolated string quartet outtake from sundark and riverlight i composed, so be sure to listen out for it in the 12 episode series ahead too. the series begins with the episode “by the power vested in me”. . 👁💪🏾👁 x 👁🌈👁

This is the 50th year celebration of the Village’s Stone Wall and it’s part in the legacy of the LGTBIQ+ community. The 1 ½ hour stroll is guided by an informed historian, promises a thorough investigation of the landscape surrounding the riots physically and socially. The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, the leader in uncovering the LGTBIQ+ landmark’s story, will be behind the tour which begins in Christopher Park. Guests can finish up by enjoying a beer at the Julius Bar location on the house.

June 27th

CurlFest Weekend (20 Randall's Island Park, Manhattan @ 12PM)

curlygirlcollective It’s almost that time. Tag your squad and text the group chat! #CURLFEST 2019 early bird tickets drop today at noon! 👀👀#curlygirlcollective #wcw

Celebrate your curl pattern and the blossoming natural hair industry with Curly Girl Collective’s CurlFest Weekend. The event seeks to introduce product creators in the industry, their product lines and beauty aficionados in an intimate and supportive setting. Guests can expect to browse products, watch demos and the best of natural beauty and the best brands for women of color today.

June 30th

World Pride March 2019 (11 Madison Avenue, Manhattan @ 12 PM)

nahui_fa • Wave then high, wave them proud 🏳️‍🌈 📷 - Nikon D90 • New York, New York #photographer #nikonphotography #nikontop #storyteller #prideny #watchthisinstagood #pride #pridemonth

Since 1970, the first march in the fight for rights has been commemorated with annual Pride Marches across the U.S. Over the years, the events have grown in popularity and attendance, as more extensive and insightful overage has claimed mainstream coverage. The walk celebrates life, community and love, with a large turnout from non-profits, corporate sponsors, political activists and community organizer participating. LGBTQIA+ Grand Marshals this year include; Phyll Opoku- Gyimah, the Pose Musical cast, the Gay Liberation Front, The Trevor Project and Monica Helms. 

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