June 2018 things to do in NYC

June things to do in NYC include the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Portugal Day, Gay Pride, SummerStage and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn.

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2018 ¡Boricua!

Fifth Avenue Parade
43rd St to 79th St
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Museum Mile Festival 2018 is an Upper East Side open house street party

Second Tuesday in June
Fifth Avenue
82nd Street to 105th Street
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Latin things to do on Father’s Day

Third Sunday in June
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Midsummer Night Swing 2018 big band Salsa & Tango dancing outdoors

Dancing to live orchestras outdoors on a sprung-wood floor.
Damrosch Park Lincoln Center
Tuesday – Saturday
June 26 – July 14, 2018

Concerts in the Parks by the New York Philharmonic

Free outdoor concerts
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
June 13-18, 2017

SummerStage 2018 FREE concerts in NYC parks

City Parks Foundation Gala
Monday, June 18, 2018

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2017

Brings great Latin artists to Subrosa in the Meatpacking District and the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, June 1-30, 2017

World Cup 2018

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay.
June 14 – July 15, 2018
Daily, June 14 – 28, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park 2017

Free Public Theater
Delacorte Theater
Central Park
May 23 – June 18, 2017
Dark Wednesday, June 14
Support the Public Theater

Central Park Tango is a romantic way to spend a Summer Saturday evening

Saturdays, June – September
Shakespeare Statue
Saturday, June 2, 2018

SummerStage 2017 free concerts in NYC parks

May – October
June 21 – September 10, 2017

Celebrate Portugal Day on June 10

Parades and Street Fairs
Newark, NJ
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2017
Mineola, NY
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Misty Copeland and Herman Cornejo in American Ballet Theatre’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular”

Metropolitan Opera House
Lincoln Center
Monday-Saturday, July 3-8
Misty Copeland & Herman Cornejo
Friday, July 7, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 2017 Transforms a Wall into a Connector

Dominican, Nicaraguan, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
June 14-18, 2017

2017 Tony Award for Santo Loquasto for “Hello Dolly”

Broadway’s top awards
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017

Contemporary Italian movies
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th St
Lincoln Square
June 1-7, 2017

June 2018 Calendar

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

Friday, June 1

RSVPs went live for 2017 River-To-River Festival events that require an RSVP.

The 2017 Open Roads: New Italian Cinema film festival was at Film Society of Lincoln Center June 1-7, 2017

The Blue Note Jazz Festival is at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Manhattan and other venues June 1 – 30, 2018.

Saturday, June 2

Celebrate Italy’s national day, the Festival of the Republic (Festa della Repubblica).

LAST CHANCE to see New York City Ballet’s Coppélia at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center at 8 pm. $30 – $185

Sunday, June 3

The 2017 National Puerto Rican Day Parade Mass (in Spanish) was at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown East, Sunday, June 4, 2017.

The 2017 Drama Desk Awards were at The Town Hall in Midtown, Sunday, June 4, 2017.

It’s New York City Puerto Rico Week.

Monday, June 4

Tuesday, June 5

The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards were at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Wednesday, June 6

Thursday, June 7

Juan Luis Guerra, the Merengue star, was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on June 7, 1957.

Friday, June 8

The 2017 Dominican Day Parade hosted a reception for the community at 809 Restaurant in Washington Heights on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

The 2017 National Puerto Rican Day Parade’s Gala Banquet was at the New York Hilton Midtown on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Puerto Rican Reggaeton stars Wisin & Yandel bring their Como Antes Tour to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8 pm. $65 – $205+

Saturday, June 9

The 2018 New York Salsa Festival is at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn at 8 pm.

Luis Miguel brings his México Por Siempre tour to Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, Manhattan at 8:30 pm. $69 – $500+

Sunday, June 10

June 10 is Portugal Day, the national day of Portugal.

João Gilberto, the legendary Bossa Nova singer-songwriter was born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil on June 10, 1931.

Celebrate Laylat al-Qadr 2017, the holiest night of the Muslim year which commemorates the revealing of the Quran.

The 2017 Portugal Day Parade in Mineola, Long Island was on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

The 2017 Portugal Day Parade in Newark, New Jersey was on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

The 2018 Puerto Rican Day Parade marches up Fifth Avenue from 11am-5pm.

The 72nd Tony Awards are at Radio City Music Hall and live on CBS.

Monday, June 11

Celebrate the birthday of Chilean pop star Ana Tijoux in Lille, France on June 11, 1977.

2018 NEA Jazz Masters were announced on Monday, June 12, 2017.

Tickets for the 2017 US Open went on sale Monday, June 12, 2017.

Tuesday, June 12

The 2018 Museum Mile Festival is on Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th Streets from 6 – 9 pm, rain or shine.

The Paquito D’Rivera Ensemble plays the Blue Note Jazz Festival at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village Tuesday – Thursday, June 12 – 17, 2018 with shows at 8 & 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, June 13

Celebrate the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of lost things.

Honor Eleguá, the Santería lord of the crossroads who wears red and black.

The 2017 New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx was on Tuesday, June 13,2017.

Thursday, June 14

Celebrate the 2018 feast of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at sundown.

The 2017 River to River Festival was June 14-25, 2017.

2017 – 2018 Metropolitan Opera tickets went on sale to patrons and subscribers on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

The 2017 New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks in Central Park was Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Free

The World Cup 2018 opens with Russia vs Saudia Arabia at 11 am ET. The Group Stage runs through Thursday, June 28.

Friday, June 15

It’s a New York City school holiday for Eid al-Fitr.

Celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of lost things.

The 2018 Tanglewood Music Festival Bernstein Centennial Summer opens between Lenox and Stockbridge in western Massachusetts. Through September 2.

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

2018 NYC Pride is June 15 – 24, 2018.

2017 NYC Dance Week at studios in Manhattan and Brooklyn was June 15-24, 2017.

The 2017 New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks is at Cunningham Park in Queens was Thursday, June 15, 2017. Free

Saturday, June 16

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • France vs Australia at 6 am ET
  • Argentina vs Iceland at 9 am ET
  • Peru vs Denmark at 12 noon ET

The 2017 New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks is at Prospect Park in Brooklyn was Friday, June 16, 2017.

Dominican Bachata star Antony Santos brings his La Historia de mi vida tour to Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan at 8 pm. $55 – $255

Sunday, June 17

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • Costa Rica vs Serbia at 8 am ET
  • Germany vs Mexico at 11 am ET
  • Brazil vs Switzerland at 2 pm ET

Third Sunday in June is Father’s Day. Love you Dad!

The 2017 Paul Winter Summer Solstice Celebration was at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:30am.

The 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance festival in Becket, Massachusetts  was June 17 – August 27.

2017 – 2018 Metropolitan Opera tickets went on sale to guild members on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

The 2017 New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center Music Hall was Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Venezuelan activist singer Nacho brings his La Criatura Tour to Irving Plaza in Union Square, Manhattan at 6 pm. $79 – $90

Monday, June 18

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • Belgium vs Panama at 11 am ET

The SummerStage City Parks Foundation Gala with dinner and a performance by Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and The Loving Mary Band honors French bank BNP Paribas at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 6:30 – 10 pm. $1,500 – $50,000

Tuesday, June 19

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

Chico Buarque de Hollanda, the legendary singer-songwriter, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 19, 1944.

Wednesday, June 20

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • Portugal vs Morocco at 8 am ET
  • Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia at 11 am ET
  • Iran vs Spain at 2 pm ET

2017 Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center in the Upper West Side was June 27-July 15, 2017.

Thursday, June 21

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

It’s the 2018 Summer Solstice.

Celebrate the Parisian tradition La Fête de la Musique, an all-night street party of live music on the shortest night in the northern hemisphere.

Friday, June 22

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • Brazil vs Costa Rica at 8 am ET

Happy birthday to Cuban – American Jazz pianist and leader Arturo O’Farrill born in Mexico City on June 22, 1960.

Saturday, June 23

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • Korea Republic vs Mexico at 2 pm ET

Argentine rock band Enanitos Verdes and Spanish rock band Hombres G bring their Huevos Revueltos Tour to Radio City Music Hall at 8 pm. $49 – $350+

Sunday, June 24

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • England vs Panama at 8 am ET
  • Poland vs Colombia at 2 pm ET

2017 – 2018 Metropolitan Opera tickets went on sale to the general public on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

The 2018 Gay Pride Parade marches from Fifth Avenue at 36th Street to Christopher and Greenwich St from 12 noon to 3 pm.

LAST CHANCE to see William Shakespeare’s Othello directed by Tony-winning, Afro-Puerto Rican playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Free

The annual Medellín International Tango Festival is in Medellín, Colombia on the last week of June.

Monday, June 25

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • Uruguay vs Russia at 10 am ET.
  • Iran vs Portugal at 2 pm ET.
  • Spain vs Morocco at 2 pm ET.

Tuesday, June 26

Happy Birthday to Gilberto Gil, the legendary singer-songwriter who was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil on June 26, 1942.

Please vote in the Federal Primary elections. Your vote matters.

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • Denmark vs France at 10 am ET
  • Australia vs Peru at 10 am ET
  • Nigeria vs Argentina at 2 pm ET

Wednesday, June 27

Celebrate the Marion feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

  • Mexico vs Sweden at 10 am ET
  • Serbia vs Brazil at 2 pm ET
  • Switzerland vs Costa Rica at 2 pm ET

2017 Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center in the Upper West Side was June 27-July 15, 2017.

Thursday, June 28

World Cup 2018 Group Stage

Senegal vs Colombia at 10 am ET

Panama vs Tunisia at 2 pm ET

Friday, June 29

Saturday, June 30

LAST CHANCE to see The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830 – 1930 art exhibition at Americas Society in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, from 12 – 6 pm. Free

The World Cup 2018 Round of 16 is today through Tuesday, July 3.

  • C1 vs D2 at 10 am ET
  • A1 vs B2 at 2 pm ET

July calendar

June Events

The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830 – 1930 at Americas Society

Americas Society / Council of the Americas
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Wednesday – Saturday
March 22 – June 30, 2018

Tango La Nacional is a little Buenos Aires in New York

NYC’s most Argentine milonga.
La Nacional
Chelsea, Manhattan
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Colombia warms up for the World Cup with a friendly in France

World #13
France vs Colombia
Stade de France, Paris, France
Friday, March 23, 2018

Portugal warms up for the World Cup in a friendly with Egypt

World #3, World Cup Group B
Friday, March 23, 2018

France warms up for the World Cup in a friendly with Colombia

World #9. World Cup Group C
Stade de France, Paris
Friday, March 23, 2018

Mexico warms up for the World Cup in an exhibition with Iceland

World #17
Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, California
Friday, March 23, 2018

Spain plays a friendly with Germany

World #6, World Cup Qualified
Düsseldorf, Germany
Friday, March 23, 2018

New York Red Bulls vs Minnesota United at Red Bull Arena

Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Saturday, March 24, 2018

‘Hamilton’ is the most influential Broadway show of our generation

The playwright is a Puerto Rican New Yorker.
Richard Rodgers Theatre
226 West 46th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
Dark Mondays
Open-ended run

‘A Bronx Tale’ is an Italian musical with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th St
between Seventh & Eighth Ave
Times Square / Theater District
THROUGH June 24, 2018

Speak to your members of Congress at a local Town Hall Meeting

Spring Break
Tuesday – Saturday
March 26 – April 6, 2018

NYCFC vs Orlando City Major League Soccer at Yankee Stadium

Major League Soccer
Yankee Stadium
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Grupo Niche joins the 34th New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center

The legendary Colombian Salsa band, “Cali Pachanguero,” “Un Aventura…”
La Boom
Woodside, Queens
Friday, April 13, 2018

La Marina Beach has Summer weekend dance parties on the Hudson River

La Marina
348 Dyckman St
at the Hudson River
Washington Heights, Manhattan

François Morellet a systematic French approach to geometrical abstraction

Dia:Beacon upstate
535 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Saturday, October 28, 2017 – June 2, 2018

Willie Colón joins the 34th New York Salsa Festival at Barclays Center

Barclays Center
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jazz and Classical master Paquito D’Rivera to play Birdland Jazz Festival

The Cuban Classical and Jazz sax legend blows the happiest horn on the planet.
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
June 12 – 17, 2018

NYC Dance Week free dance classes

Afro-Caribbean, Ballet, Capoeira, Flamenco, Parkour, Salsa, & Samba
Manhattan and Brooklyn
June 15-24, 2017

‘La Frontera Encounters Along the Border’ crosses over the MAD Museum

A meditation of thoughtful jewelry inspired by the hope and pain spread along the 2,000 mile-long Mexican – American border.
Museum of Arts and Design
Midtown, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
March 1 – September 23, 2018

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed

Central American artifacts
National Museum of the American Indian
1 Bowling Green
Financial District
Through October 2018

VolvoTango is an outdoor milonga on city piers with stunning river views

April – November & warm days
Wednesdays & Sundays West Village
Thursdays Long Island City, Queens

Argentina opens the 2018 World Cup against Iceland

DEC: World #4, World Cup Qualified
Otkrytiye Arena, Moscow
Saturday, June 16, 2018

New York Mets 2018 Season Opener

April – October
Citi Field Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, Queens
At the Cardinals
Thursday, March 29, 2018

New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

Yankees at Yankee Stadium
April – September
Home Opener
Tampa Bay Rays
Monday, April 2, 2018

2017 Drama Desk Awards for Danny DeVito and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Cuban, Ecuadorian, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican nominees
The Town Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Sunday, June 4, 2017

Tarsila do Amaral ‘Inventing Modern Art in Brazil’ at MoMA

Tarsila was deeply engaged in the 1920s Paris Cubist art scene. Back home she created a modernism that could only be Brazilian. Then she evolved a social consciousness that is a hallmark of the great Brazilian artists of the 20th century.
MoMA in Midtown, Manhattan
February 11 – June 3, 2018


This 122-foot-long dinosaur skeleton from Patagonia, Argentina is so big, the head pokes through the door of the hall. American Museum of Natural History through Jan 1, 2020

July calendar



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