June Events Worth Leaving the Upper West Side For

Outside of the many great events on the Upper West Side, of course, here are the best June events in NYC!

Scooper Bowl New York

June 1st through 3rd

Bryant Park

An all you can eat ice cream fest comes to Bryant Park for the second year.  Tickets go for $25 and proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.



Rose Garden Weekend

June 9th and 10th between 11am and 4pm

New York Botanical Garden

Enjoy a fine day of live music, plant care demonstrations, tours and refreshments at the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the NYBG.


Best June Events in NYC


Museum Mile Festival

June 12th from 6-9pm 

82nd to 105th Streets on Fifth Ave

This giant free block-party allows attendees free access to nine museums and cultural institutions.  Several museums also offer outdoor art activities.

The festival began as an initiative to increase museum audiences and support for the arts in the 1970s.



The Mermaid Parade

June 16th at 1pm

Coney Island

The Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade and celebrates the beginning of summer with over 3,000 creative individuals. It’s featured participants dressed in hand-made costumes based on marine and mythological themes.



Jazz Age Lawn Party

June 16th and 17th 

Governors Island 

This prohibition-inspired gathering attracts thousands of attendees who wish to celebrate the music of the 1920s.  The event began in 2005 and has sold out each year.


Best June Events in NYC

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