June is like, the best. The anticipation of Summer. The fun of the outdoors. Lizzie’s birthday. The fact that it’s not July and so New York City doesn’t smell like a shoe. Get out and do something that’s not JUST eating and drinking. What do you say to that?
Nothing will make you feel more NYC Summer chic than partying in the MoMa’s sculpture garden and dancing the night away to music spun by a live DJ. This is what makes NYC cool.
Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd St. NY, NY 10019
For Tickets and Info: www.showclix.com
A month long festival that includes over 100 performances by the best jazz musicians around — Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Al Jarred, and more. Performances take place at the famous Blue Note Jazz club and elsewhere.
For tickets and info: http://bluenotejazzfestival.com
Get yo culture on and remember what you learned in high school! Or just figure out what Ten Things I Hate About You was really all about.
For tickets and info: http://publictheater.org
A favorite festival without a huge entrance fee? We’re in. With great indie films and venues like the Wythe Hotel, this fest is a winner.
For tickets and info: www.brooklynfilmfestival.org
Why do we love NYC? Because there’s something for everyone. During the Summer, the beloved Nitehawk Cinema shows midnight “naughties” AKA pornos. Go with a date or a bestie, we dare ya!
136 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11249
For more info: www.nitehawkcinema.com
Perhaps the biggest music fest we have in NYC, Governor’s Ball will let you rock your flower crown and kooky makeup without a flight to the desert. This year the lineup boasts Robyn, Miike Snow, Kanye West, Albert Hammond Jr., The Killers, The Strokes, and more.
For tickets and info: www.eventbrite.com
You’ve heard the DJs on Hot 97 talking about it since last year. And you know that Biggie performed there in ’95, and so did Wu Tang, and you want to be hard like that. This year you can catch Future, Terror Squad, Travis Scott, and more.
For tickets and info: www.hot97.com/summerjam
An NYC Summer staple in its 19th year, these Saturday parties are da place to be. Start your Saturday there or spend the whole dang day!
22-25 Jackson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101
For tickets and info: http://momaps1.org/warmup/
Just one of those NYC things you sort of have to see once: tons of people parading around, dressed as mermaids.
For parade route and info: www.coneyisland.com
Our favorite vulgar funny girl comes back to NYC. Don’t bring your parents.
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza NY, NY 10001
For tickets and info: www.thegarden.com