Night at the Museums
As a part of the River to River Festival (which goes on until June 24), 15 museums in downtown Manhattan open their doors to the public for a night of FREE programming and entertainment! Come out, learn a bit, and have some fun at some of the most historical landmarks in lower-Manhattan. All venues are concentrated within comfortable walking distance of each other and the evening will go on rain or shine!
This Wednesday marks the official first day of summer, even though it might feel like the seasons changed weeks ago! Summers in the City are packed with festivals, concerts, parades, film festivals, street fairs, and more... and don't be shy to hop on a train out of Manhattan either. Hit the beaches of Jersey or Long Island, take a wine tour upstate on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, or escape the concrete jungle to Saratoga Springs and take in some nature. The options are unlimited!
June 22 // 7:00 PM // Barclays Center // Tickets // Website
Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, or Josh Jackson -- who has the edge at #1? Tune in to see who Boston takes first in this year's lottery, live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center! Where will the Knicks go at #8? And the Nets at #22? The draft is also aired on ESPN for those not lucky enough to snag tickets to the live event.
Two days of food, music, and rosé -- what more could you ask for? Following a highly successful 2016 debut, an expected 12,000 guests -- all dressed in pink & white -- will return to Governors Island again this year. With a backdrop that includes both the Manhattan Skyline and Statue of Liberty, what better place to take a seat on one of the many rosé-colored, designer picnic blankets and take in summer. Other actives: food from a local celebrity chef, live music from bands and DJs, and even a pool! And don't forget that you can pre-order a picnic basket as well!
June 25 // Noon // 5th Ave & 36th St // Admission: FREE // Website
One of the most energetic and festive days of the year, the annual NYC Pride March is a day of outlandish outfits, over-the-top floats, and spontaneous dance parties. Rounding off Pride Week, the NYC Pride March highlights the underlying civil rights core of a march that dates back to 1970, the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. This year's march kicks off on 5th & 36th, then winds its way south through the West Village.