June Festivals in New York City
June 3, 2022 | 4 min Read
June marks the official start of the summer and it’s also a time for festivals and celebrations that embrace the city’s cultural heritage! We have a round up of four great festivals to check out this June while you visit New York!
June is Pride Month and 26th marks the Pride March to memoralizes the first homosexual homicide by the police in 1969 at the raids on the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenich Village. Today, it has evolved into Gay prides and expressions of acceptance and love regardless of gender preference the world over. The parade is one of the biggest in New York with over 2 million visitors and it is one of the top events of the year! Floats and spectators alike go all out in decadent colors, costumes (and lack thereof ) to mark the celebration of unity and love that has been at the heart of the LGBTQIA+ movement. The streets are decorated with pride flags and the atmosphere is one of inclusivity and unfettered celebration.
The parade moves through 5th Avenue (Madison Square Garden) to Greenwich Street and passes the somber Stonewall National Monument. The parade ends at Pier 54 with an oversized party.
For more information on Pride Month, see the NYC Pride.
5th Avenue to Greenwich St.
June 26, 2022
Museum Mile Festival
Museum Mile Festival is an art-lovers dream come true with open access to masterpieces, outstanding art collections and historical treasures, all condensed into a mile-long celebration of art and culture. Established to promote public support of the arts while increasing public awareness about cultural institutions, Museum Mile Festival is a one-of-kind celebration of art.
The annual festival allows visitors free access to museums along Fifth Avenue to experience special art collections and visiting exhibitions. During the annual evening event, visitors enjoy artistic masterpieces that stretch over 20 blocks from 82nd Street to 104th Street.
The Museum Mile Festival is a local favorite with an enthusiastic turn-out and it doesn’t stop with art, the festival also features inclusive activities for kids like face painting, chalk art drawing, and live shows by street performers.
Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 105th Street
June 14, 2022
6 -9 pm
Tribeca Film Festival
Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal created the Tribeca Film Festival in 2002, in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The festival was an offering to help New Yorkers out of the depression and to revitalize the Tribeca neighborhood. What better avenue to offer an escape from the aftermath of the attacks than film with its powerful storytelling? At its core, the festival highlights politically, culturally and socially relevant films from diverse storytellers.
The Tribeca Film Festival has grown exponentially over the years, and attracts a large crowd not only of movie-goers but also of actors, producers and industry insiders who come to promote and showcase films. The festival includes films, talks, concerts, premieres, parties, awards and more. Festival passes can be purchased or single movie tickets are also available.
Tribeca Film Festival
June 8 – 19, 2022
National Puerto Rican Day Parade
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade has been held annually since 1959 and is currently in its 65th year. The parade is held on the second Sunday in June to honor and celebrate the cultural contributions of the more than five million Puerto Rican citizens and all people of Puerto Rican descent living on the mainland US and the 3.5 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico. The celebration is legendary and there is lots of dancing, costumes and exciting pageantry during the parade. More than 3 million people have turned out to watch. This is the biggest Puerto Rican Day Parade in the US. It is one of the highlights of New York summer!
The parade route runs from 44th Street to 79th Street along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
June 12, 2022
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