June events: Tribeca Film Festival, Pride March, yoga & music on the piers
BY HELENE SILVER |
CITYWIDE SPECIAL EVENTS
LINCOLN CENTER’S SUMMER FOR THE CITY, June 1-Aug 12
Hundreds of free events and performances with thousands of artists from all cultures come together to celebrate the city with their music, dance, comedy, theater, film, poetry, workshops and talks. For all ages. Calendar at www.lincolncnter.org
BRYANT PARK PICNIC PERFORMANCES, June 1-Sept. 14
Free outdoor festival kicks off June 1 with City Opera's "La Boheme." Live music, theater and dance all listed at bryantpark.og OUTDOOR MOVIES ON THE LAWN, Start June 12, 8 pm
SUMMERSTAGE FESTIVAL, June 3-Sept. 30
Free performances and benefit concerts ranging from American Blues to "New York Sings Yiddish!" with the Klezmatics to the Met Opera summer recital. Schedule at central park.org
MUSEUM MILE FESTIVAL, June 13, 6 pm -9 pm
Free admission to all nine museums from 82nd to 105th Streets, including The Met, the Guggenheim, Museum of the City of New York and the Cooper Hewitt.
CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE, June 17, 1 p.m – 4:30 pm
Starts at Surf Ave. and West 21st St.
LOCAL SPECIAL EVENTS
HUDSON YARDS BACKYARD
Dart Collective brings DJ sets, June 1-Sept. 2, Thursdays 5:30 p.m -7:30pm;
Outdoor concerts programmed by The Bowery Presents, Start June 21;
30-foot outdoor screen presents The French Open and U.S. Open golf;
Free Fitness Classes, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 am – 9:30am
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, June 7-18
Features and short films, TV, talks, audio storytelling and more with in-person appearances from Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Letterman and Jane Fonda at various venues, including Village East Cinema, AMC 19th St. East 6, the Angelika and SVA Theatre. Festival passes available. See tribecafilm.com for a full list of films.
RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL, June 9-18
Downtown New York's free summer arts festival marks the 50th anniversary of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Featuring 12 presentations of live art, dance and performance. For schedule, see lmcc.net
33rd Annual Village Awards & 43rd annual members meeting 2023, June 13, 6 pm
The Great Hall at Cooper Union. Registration required village preservation.org
NYC PRIDE MARCH, June 25, noon
"Strength in Solidarity" is this year's theme, with Billy Porter as one of the grand marshals and headliner Christina Aguilera. The March starts at 25th St. and Fifth Ave. The PRIDEFEST street fair starts at 11 am around Hudson & 12th Streets. nycpride.org
FILMS ON THE GREEN: "THE TANGO LESSON," June 9, 8:30 p.m – 10:30 pm
Washington Square Park
ART: TREE WONDER, Sundays, 11am – noon
Meet in the northwest corner of Washington Square Park to draw the English elm.
ADULT & SENIOR MOVEMENT, Tuesdays, 9:30 am – 10:30 am, Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Plaza
WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL, Tuesdays, 8 pm
Concerts by acclaimed instrumentalists and singers on the main stage at Garibaldi Plaza. Schedule at ws-mf.org
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
Urban Waste, June 11
with Spike Polite and Sewage
Tickets @ songkick.com
Tycoon Dog, June 25, 1 pm-6 pm
Old bandshell oval
OPEN GARDEN NYC:
Getting to Know your Local Wildlife, June 3, 1 pm-3:30 pm
Meet at playground on Avenue B; Guided tour led by Urban Park Rangers. Register on Eventbrite.
Urban Wildlife & Ecology, June 3, 1 pm-3 pm. Meet at Avenue A and St. Mark's Pl.; Tour the community gardens of the Lower East Side with Urban Park Rangers and GreenThumb.
MUSEUMS: MERCHANT’S HOUSE TOURS & TALKS
Walking Tour: 19th century Noho, June 11 & 25, 1:30pm
Whitman in Love presented by John Kevin Jones in the garden. June 21-24, 7pm, Ticketed
merchants house.org, 29 E. 4th St.
"IMPORTED BRIDEGROOM: THE MUSICAL," June 8-18
344 E. 14th St, 14streety.org, 212-780-0800
LITERARY TRIVIA, PRIDE EDITION, June 7, 8 pm-10 pm
Put your knowledge to the test. Six rounds, 4-7 people in a team
Book Club, 197 E. 3rd St., Tickets, eventbrite
DRINKING & DRAWING, Mondays, 8 pm-9:30 pm
Shani Nizan guides you through a series of sketches based on various prompts. Materials provided. All skill levels
NIGHTIME ACOUSTIC SERIES, most Sundays, 8 pm-10 pm
Different artists, Book Club
197 East 3rd St.
ASTOR PLACE GREENMARKET RETRNS, June 6
HUDSON RIVER PARK
HUDSON RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL, June 8-9, 7 pm, free
The Joyce Theatre presents world-class artists performing street dances, tap, ballet and modern. Lineup includes Ayodele Casel, Complexions and Paul Taylor Dance Co. At Pier 63 at W. 23rd St. joyce.org
HEALTHY ON THE HUDSON, HIIT, 6:30 pm – 7:30pm
Free fitness classes led by lululemon ambassadors
Thursdays, Pier 46, at Charles St.; Tuesdays, Pier 25, at N. Moore Street. Registration required.
HEALTHY ON THE HUDSON, YOGA, 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
Led by lululemon staff
Wednesdays at Pier 54 at W. 24th St.
Fridays at Pier 26 at N. Moore St.
SUNSET ON THE HUDSON, Live music, 7 pm
VIVA, June 9
Tin Pan Alley Presents "A Night on the Pier," June 16; Red Baraat, June 23
Pier 45, at Charles Street
WETLAB LOOK-INS RIVER PROJECT,
June 4 & 11; 11 am-5 pm;
June 6, 13, 14, 21, 27, 7 28 4 pm – 7pm,
Hudson River Park's research aquarium is free, open to the public and provides guided tours to learn more about local wildlife.
Pier 40 at W. Houston Street
VILLAGE COMMUNITY ROWING AT PIER 40 BOATHOUSE, Free
Sundays at noon; Wednesdays at 5 pm
While open to all, "some physical agility is required as the focus is teamwork."
ASK A SCIENTIST, June 8
Hudson River Park's RIVER PROJECT teams up with Nerd Nite and Secret Science Club to offer a series of informative and entertaining events.
Pier 40, Wetlab
THE HIGH LINE
Performances: AZIKIWE MOHAMMED
"First Excursions First Horizons," June 5, 6, 7, and 8, 7 pm
As DJ Black Helmet, Mohammed's performance — at various points along the High Line — features three musicians playing records made by the artist.
Conversations: NATIVE PLANTS, June 14, 10:30 – noon
Led by director of horticulture, a behind-the-scenes look at the wild-inspired gardens. W. 22nd St.
Tours: RUINART X HIGH LINE ‘KEEP IT WILD!’ TOUR
From the Vineyards of Champagne to the High Line: A
Joint Initiative to Celebrate Native Plants & Biodiversity
Thursdays, 6 pm – 7 pm, W. 30th St.; Fridays, 10 am – 11am, Gansevoort St.
PRIDE AT THE HIGH LINE: TRANSFORMATION STORIES, June 29, 5 pm – 7 pm
Intergenerational storytelling featuring LGBTQ+ people of all ages and backgrounds, W. 17th St.
Wellness: SENIOR STRETCH, June 30, 12:30 – 2 pm, Little W. 12th St.
For more information, check thehighline.org
LITTLE ISLAND, Pier 55, at W. 13th St. , June 2-Sept 3
EVENING PERFORMANCES in June include Tony Award nominees Tonya Perkins and Daniel J. Watts, with music from Mykal Kilgore, Amber Imai and more. For schedule, see calendar at littleisland.org.
TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK
FILMS ON THE GREEN
"The Woman on the 6th Floor," June 20; "La Haine," June 27, 8:30 pm
YOGA CLASS, Thursdays, 7 am-8 am
An all-level 60-minute Vinyasa Flow. Bring yoga mat and towel.
Maker's Studio, 450 W. 16th St. RSVP Required.
DRAW WITH STREET LAB, Fridays, noon-3 pm
Outdoor art studio with access to art materials and self-guided activities, 85 10th Ave.
LEA BALLERINA SPRING DANCES PERFORMANCE, June 9, 1 pm-4 pm
LIVE MUSIC with Cellist Sean Grissom, Wednesdays, noon-3 pm
CHELSEA SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE, June 7, 4:30 pm – 6pm
CLIMATE FRESK & DINNER AT EAT OFFBEAT, June 8, 5:30 pm – 9 pm
For more information, visit chelseamarket.com
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
BEYOND THE LIGHT, Opens June 2
Developed in collaboration with NASA scientists, a story of how human innovation reaches into the cosmos. Artechouse is a digital arts space and a unique art location.
438 W. 15th St., Tickets, artechouse.com
"AVEDON 100," AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY, through June 24
One hundred fifty luminaries each contribute their favorite work to celebrate the centenary of Avedon's birth. Gagosian Gallery, 522 W. 21st St. gagosian.com
"ANDY WARHOL: THIRTY ARE BETTER THAN ONE," through JULY 30
Curated by Peter M. Brandt, a patron, collaborator and close friend of the artist.
421 E. Sixth St., brandtfoundation.org
LA MaMa GALLERIA
ITZIAR BARRIO, to June 9
A solo exhibition including "and Dan and (when some small metal is spun)," a video-based project using GPT-2.
47 Gt. Jones St., lamama.org
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
"JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH: MEMORY MAP," through Aug. 13
Five decades of groundbreaking drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures by a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation.
"JOSH KLINE: PROJECT FOR A NEW CENTURY," through Aug 13
A leading artist of his generation best known for installations using video, sculpture, photography, and design.
ANDY WARHOL AT THE BRANDT TOUR, June 6, 5 pm-6 pm
QUEER HISTORY WALKS, June 9-11, 18, 23
PRIDE CELEBRATION, June 10, 11-6
Friday nights, 7 pm-10 pm: Pay what you wish; 99 Gansevoort St. whitney.org
DAVID ZWIRNER, through July 21
"YAYOI KUSAMA: I SPEND EACH DAY EMBRACING FLOWERS"
New paintings and sculptures by one of the most influential artists of the day.
519, 525, 533 W. 19th St. davidzwirner.cin
MUSIC, DANCE & COMEDY
BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL, May 31-July 2
Held in various venues around the city, now in its 12th year, iconic performers include Grace Jones, Robert Glasper, Buddy Guy, NxWorries and more.bluenotejazz.com
25 11th Ave., at W. 15th St., citywinery.com
Among an impressive list of stand-out musicians and comics are Eric Anderson, June 11, and. Roy Wood Jr., June 17.
HUDSON RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL, June 8-9
The Joyce Theater presents a program of world-class artists. For more information, see hudsonriverpark.org or joyce.org; Pier 63 at W. 23rd St
LE POISSON ROUGE
158 Bleecker St., lpr.com
Stellar acts, including Seth Myers on June 21, an evening billed as "Boom Chicago." A Barbie-inspired rave on June 9.
RISE: CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF DR. MAYA ANGELOU June 17-June 19
National Dance Institute's Event of the Year with 100 talented children from NYC's public schools dancing to live music.
New York University Skirball Theater, 566 LaGuardia Place, tickets.nyu.edu,
THE JOYCE IN CHELSEA
Gallim, May 31-June 4; Ballet Tech Kids Dance, June 8-11; Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, June 13-18; Swing Out, June 20-July 2
175 Eighth Ave., joyce.org
"SING ME TO HEAVEN: A PRIDE CONCERT," JUNE 18, 3 pm – 4 pm,
Transcend Sings — a transgender and gender-expansive classical vocal ensemble — performs at St. John's in the Village
218 W. 11th St. transcendsings.org
ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY"DAYS OF WINE & ROSES," through July 9
New musical with Kelli O’Hara & Brian D’Arcy
Linda Gross Theater, 336 W. 20th St.
"A SIMULACRUM," through July 2
Starring Steve Cuff, sleight-of-hand artist and illusion designer.
Atlantic State 2, 330 W. 16th St. atlantictheater.org
WAKE UP, June 14-24
Spencer Aste's solo show is one of self-discovery.
1 Sheridan Square, axis company.org
DARYL ROTH THEATRE
"TITANIQUE," Through Sept. 10
"Titanic," the film, meets the music of Celine Dion.
101 E. 15th St., titaniquemusical.com.
THE GYM AT HUDSON
"ASI WIND’S INNER CIRCLE," through June 30
The New York Times calls Wind "one of the finest practitioners of close-up magic."
243 Thompson St., thegymatjudson.com
IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE
LOVE LETTERS, through June 9
Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti in an A.R. Gurney classic.
132 W. 22 St. irishreporg.
La MaMa's ELLEN STEWART THEATRE
"SHOCKWAVE DELAY," June 1-11
Yoshiko Chuna and the School of Hard Knocks
Featuring a stellar case of musicians, dancers, actors and designers.
"THE DARK STAR FROM HARLEM, The Spectacular Rise of Josephine Baker," June 15-July 2
66 E. Fourth St., lamam.org
MINETTA LANE THEATRE
"SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS," through June 8
Michael Cruz Kayne's profound comedy about grief.
18 Minetta Lane, minettalanenyc.com
NEW OHIO THEATRE
"THE SHYLOCK AND THE SHAKESPEARE," June 1-17
A darkly humorous retelling of The Merchant of Venice.
154 Christopher, newohiotheatre.org
"THE COMEDY OF ERRORS," May 25-June 11
A musical adaptation of Shakespeare with songs in English and Spanish.
415 Lafayette St., publictheatre.org
GLOBAL FORMS THEATRE FESTIVAL, June 1-11, Free
Showcases the work of international and immigrant theater artists living in the U.S., via stage, panel talks and video presentations.
224 Waverly Place, rattlestick.org
See schedule for six new plays premiering in June.
15 Vandam St., sohoplayhouse.com
"THE WHITNEY ALBUM," through July 2
Honoring Whitney Houston and other creative Black women.
Ninety-nine-cent performances on June 11, 18 and 25
46 Walker St., sohorep.org
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
"I JUST WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY!" June 1-18
A return engagement of the critically acclaimed show with Smokey Stevens.
"FREEDOM SUMMER," June 8-25
College students campaigning in June 1964 to register Black voters in Mississippi
"A STITCH IN TIME," June 22-July 9
A musical comedy inspired by "The Emperor's New Clothes."
155 First Ave., 212-254-1109, theaterforthenewcity.net
"THIS LAND WAS MADE," through June 25
A play about Oakland in 1967, directed by Obie winner Taylor Reynolds
108 E. 15 St., vineyardtheatre.org, 212-353-0303
FILM: SPECIAL SCREENINGS
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENINGS
"Best of Enemies," June 12, 7 pm
Feuding political revivals in this multiple award-winning drama.
"Good," June 27, 7 pm
David Tennant in a reimagining of one of Britain's most powerful political plays.
New York University Skirball, 566 LaGuardia, nyuskirball.org
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL AT IFC, June 5-8
"We are Guardians"; talk follows with Amazon Watch, June 5, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
"Razing Liberty Square"; talk with filmmaker and Community Voices Heard, June 6, 6:30 pm-8:35 pm
"When Spring Came to Bucha"; talk with filmmaker and Human Rights Watch June 7, 6:30 pm-8 pm
"Seven Winters in Tehran," June 7, 8:45 pm-10:30 pm
"Pay or Die"; talk follows with filmmakers and Human Rights Watch, June 8, 7 pm-9:15 pm
323 6th Ave., ifccenter.com
THE CITY: REAL & IMAGINED, through June 8
Classic New York films followed by related talks presented in association with the Museum of the City of New York exhibit.
"Desperate Souls, Dark City and The Legend of ‘Midnight Cowboy'"
Q&A follows with filmmaker, screenwriter, actress, authors and critics. June 23-June 25
209 W. Houston, filmforum.org
MET OPERA LIVE IN HD
Encore June 7, 1 pm and 6pm
Battery Park, 102 N. End Ave and Union Square at Broadway and 13th St.
"Daliland," June 9, 7:15pm
Q&A with director Mary Garron, actor Barbara Sukowa and screenwriter John Walsh.
June 10, 7:15 Q&A with Mary Harron
"Loren & Rose," June 23, 4:30, 7 pm; June 24 1:45 pm and 7 pm
Q&A follows with Jacqueline Bisset and director Russell Brown
"The Sleepy Time Gal," June 24, 4:15 pm
Q&A follows with Jacqueline Bissett
34 West 13th St., quadcinema.com
PRIDE SERIES, June 20-22
"Paris is Burning," June 20; "The Birdcage," June 20; "Pink Flamingos," June 20; "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," June 21; "Hedwig and the Angry Itch," June 21; "Polyester," June 22; "But I’m a Cheerleader," June 22
189 2nd Ave., angelikafilmcenter.com
LOCAL LIBRARIES: NOT JUST BOOKS
HUDSON PARK BRANCH
66 Leroy St., [email protected]
JIGSAW PUZZLE CLUB, June 17, 11 am
"LUSTER OF LIGHT," art exhibition, June 3-30
Featuring the work of Sato Yamamoto, Kirsten Flaherty, Bruno Nadalin and Anita Rundles.
HOLLYWOOD UNER THE BLACK LIST FILM SERIES: Tuesdays, 2 pm
"Guilty by Suspicion" (1991) June 6; "The Front" (1976) with Woody Allen and Zero Mostel, June 13;
"Good Night and Good Luck" (2005), George Clooney, June 20
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP, June 6, 20, 4 pm
Online registration required.
CRAFT CIRCLE: KNITTING & CROCHETING, Wednesdays, 11 am
BOOK CLUB: "Whereabouts," by Jhumpa Lahiri, June 7, 1 pm
MOVIES AT HUDSON PARK, Thursdays, 2 pm
"Bros" (2022), June 8; "The Rainmaker" (1956), with Burt Lancaster and Katherine Hepburn, June 15; "Missing (2012), June 22; "Devotion" (2022), June 29
AUTHOR TALKS: So Many Books, So Little Time, June 8, 6:30 pm
A conversation about Great Short Novels with author Kenneth D. Davis
In person and online.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB: "The Big Sleep," by Raymond Chandler, June 13, 2 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: "Young Mungo," by Douglas Stuart. June 15, 2 pm, online
MAKE MUSIC NY: LIVE PERFORMANCE, June 21, 4:30 pm
Featuring Bartho Staalman and his band Bar Tolmai; part of the summer solstice, music festival.
POETRY NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY: READING AND OPEN MIC, June 22, 6 pm-7:15 pm
Contemporary work by groundbreaking poets and a three-minute window for open mic participants.
JEFFERSON MARKET LIBRARY
425 Sixth Ave at W. 10th St., [email protected]
"HOW TO USE TAROT TO ENCHANT YOUR INNER WRITING WITCH AND ADD SORCERY TO YOUR FICTION & POETRY & PROSE," with Sasha Graham, June 5, 23, 26, 6 pm -7:30 pm
COMMUNITY CRAFT CIRCLE, June 11, 3 pm-4:30 pm
Joining will be Rhiannon Platt from Brooklyn Brainery and 92nd St. Y.
POETRY DISCUSSION: "O," by Zeina Hashem Beck, June 14, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
BOOK DISCUSSION, June 29, 4:30
"If on a Winter's Night a Traveler," by Italo Calvino
135 Second Avenue at Ninth St.
[email protected], 212-674-0947
VALERIE’S PERLER BEAD CRAFT, Thursdays, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
For Kids ages 3-5 & 5-12
MANDARIN BILINGUAL SING-ALONG WITH VALERIE, Fridays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
For ages 10+
SATURDAY FAMILY STORYTIME, 11 am
For ages 0 to 5
BABY/TODDLER STORYTIME, Wednesdays, 10:30 am
For ages 18-36 mos.
PRESCHOOL STORIES & CRAFTS, Wednesdays, 3:30 pm
OPEN LAB: COMPUTER BASICS, Tuesdays, 9:30 am
THE BIBLIOPILE BOOK DISCUSSION, June 13, 5:30 pm
"Herzog," by Saul Bellow
"A World of Curiosities," by Louise Penny
GERMANS IN AMERICA: UNTOLD STORIES, June 15, 6:30 pm
A program featuring untold stories of early German immigrants
KIDS & FAMILIES
BOOKS OF WONDER
A one-of-a-kind monthly event calendar for the picture book to YA audience.
42 West 17th St., booksofwonder.com
FILM FORUM JR: Classics for kids and their families
"The King and the Mockingbird," June 11; Ozu's "I was Born, But," June 18; and "It's a Mad. Mad. Mad. Mad World," June 25
209 W. Houston St., filmforum.org
RUBIN MUSEUM ART-MAKING WORKSHOPS . Sundays 1 pm- 3 pm
For families with kids age 3 and older
150 West 17th St., rubinmuseum.org
WHITNEY MUSEUM OPEN STUDIO Saturdays, 11 am-3 pm
For kids of all ages, art-making projects inspired by works on view.
STORYTIME at 6th & B COMMUNITY GARDEN, Mondays, 10:30 am
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