The 15 Absolute Best Things to Do This June in NYC

Shakespeare in the Park

They’re doing The Tempest through July 5th. Here’s how to get tickets without standing in that long-ass line.

Governors Ball

The annual NYC concert to end all annual NYC concerts is going down with headliners like Drake and The Black Keys.

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie

You're locked in a room, with a zombie, and you need to escape. But, you know, it’s a game.

Museum Mile Festival

5th Ave opens up to pedestrians and tons of small concerts from jazz bands and 10 of NYC’s best museums become free to all goers.

Puerto Rican Day Parade

Join in the festivities.

Lower EAT Side

A ton of the Lower East Side’s best restos (Meatball Shop, Black Tree, Pies 'n' Thighs...) and vendors are coming out for this celebration of the neighborhood. Also: there will be giant Jenga.
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Spirits of New York

Taste all the local booze that’s fit to drink at this fourth annual event.

Lions Tigers and Brews

Drink all kinds of beer in a zoo.

New Orleans-Style Crawfish Festival

Spend the day downing 2lbs of crawfish, plus there’s a DJ and NOLA-style marching bands.


Thrillist’s Best Day of Your Life is back and it’s taking over tons of bars on the Lower East Side. There’ll be piles and piles of oysters, whiskey flights, breakfast cereal martinis, pizza, boozy cupcakes, and a shitload of other awesome stuff we’re not telling you about yet.

Mermaid Parade

Go out to Coney Island and see all the (probably naked) craziness that goes along with this NYC institution.

FarmBorough Country Music Festival

NYC’s first-ever country music festival is happening, here’s your excuse to wear that cowboy hat.

Warm Up parties

Every Saturday throughout the summer MoMA PS1 is bringing back their banging courtyard parties.

Cheesemonger Invitational

Described as “Fight Club meets Wrestlemania” but for cheese, this is a killer party and a killer chance for you to eat a bunch of cheese. 

Gay Pride March

There’s plenty of events celebrating throughout the month, but it all culminates with this.