What to do in New York in June?

New York City - USA

Jun, 2019

Laurene

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Bubbles, bulbs, a mirror, feathers and Madonna: this is the cocktail of June 2019 on NYC. June is a time I love: it is not too hot, we start going to the sea, the parks are film paintings, and the summer holidays are getting closer. The strolls of tourists from around the world remind us of how lucky we are to live in this city that sleeps upright.

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The Bubble Festival at Washington Square Park

5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St., New York, NY 10012, USA, (212) 639-9675

This event is perfect for families who want a friendly activity without too much organization in advance. The bubble party invites everyone to come with their bubble liquid. One, two, three, ready? Blow! The setting is ideal because Washington Square Park is filled with benches with lawns and a very pretty fountain. This event is free and without reservation.

Tip - For good Italian ice cream, go to Grom on Bleecker Street before or after the Bubble Party.


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Alphabet City Community Garden Getaway

115 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009, USA,

Did you know that East Village's community gardens are so popular that Paris is inspired by them? Indeed, on June 28, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space organizes a presentation on Paris in Shakirail. The theme ? Community gardens since the 1970s. Workshops, film screenings and Urban Promenade Barbès - La Chapelle - Stalingrad. Like what New York and Paris have more in common than one could imagine. On East Village, Saturday, June 8, you can volunteer to uproot weeds, plant bulbs and especially get dirty (it's part of the joy of gardening, the only proof that we worked well).


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The Last Days of the International Center of Photography Museum (ICP) on Bowery

1114 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA, (212) 857-0001

Do not panic ! If you are like me, passionate about the power of the image and especially photography, I reassure you right away. This flagship institution for the promotion of photography and visual culture is relocating and not closing. Last month, I told you about the new Essex Crossing Center on the Lower East Side that hosted Essex Market. In addition to eating well, you will discover the new location of the ICP which should open by the end of 2019 not far. This strategic move will allow the museum and the ICP school to be united in one space at 242 Broome Street.

In the meantime, you have until June 16 to see Bowery's latest exhibition on the museum's own collection entitled 'Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection' . It is a return in time that takes place, but especially in history. You will recognize the famous photograph of Marc Riboud which symbolized the protest against the Vietnam war by this girl with the flower. Some pictures are poignant like this 1863 photograph of this mutilated slave back. The main theme of the exhibition revolves around the power of portraiture and the way in which people show up in front of a camera. What is the message conveyed? Historical, sociological or just personal?


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A Jazz tune on Governor's Island

10 South St, New York, NY 10004, USA, (212) 825-3045

On Saturday, June 15, 2019, take off your jackets, feather dresses and tap shoes and head to Governors Island for a bucolic afternoon. For the 14th consecutive year, the Island of Governors Island will house the famous 'Jazz Lawn Party' to celebrate the centenary of Prohibition where the transgression has never been so tasty. Bring your wicker basket, checkered tablecloth and discover a timeless space where only your cell phones will remind you that we are in 2019.

Tip - Tickets on sale here Saturday and Sunday 15-16 June from 11h to 17h


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The fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots

11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA, (212) 520-7600

June 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that was triggered by a police raid on the Stonewall gay club on June 28, 1969. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, homosexuality was illegal in 49 states -United. Manifesting his orientation, whether homosexual or transgender, was punishable by imprisonment and / or financial fines. As a result, the underground bars had become a haven for the LGBT community, who could hang out without fear of arrest. Indeed, many of these establishments belonged to the mafia which, by bribing the police, also removed it. Thus the mobster 'Fat Tony' transformed in 1966 the Stonewall Inn into a gay place to make juicy profits without paying liquor license and overcharging the price of drinks. Despite these bribes, the police regularly targeted these places in order to indict these clients for non-legal homosexual solicitation. The raid of June 28, 1969 was the drop of water too much. There followed protests all over the United States. These riots sounded the death knell of a new era for a community not recognizing itself in a binary society of its kind. The LGBT community rallied, organized, and presented a united opposition front. Since then, one celebrates all over the world this day of June 28, 1969 parades, the famous 'gay pride'. The legitimacy of the movement is no longer debatable since it is recognized by many NYC politicians. There followed protests all over the United States. These riots sounded the death knell of a new era for a community not recognizing itself in a binary society of its kind. The LGBT community rallied, organized, and presented a united opposition front. Since then, one celebrates all over the world this day of June 28, 1969 parades, the famous 'gay pride'. The legitimacy of the movement is no longer debatable since it is recognized by many NYC politicians. There followed protests all over the United States. These riots sounded the death knell of a new era for a community not recognizing itself in a binary society of its kind. The LGBT community rallied, organized, and presented a united opposition front. Since then, one celebrates all over the world this day of June 28, 1969 parades, the famous 'gay pride'. The legitimacy of the movement is no longer debatable since it is recognized by many NYC politicians.

This year's Gay Pride will be held on Sunday, June 31st from Madison Square Park, past Stonewall Inn and then the famous NYC AIDS Memorial Park and will end on 23rd and 7th Avenues. For the fiftieth anniversary, many events will be organized all the month of June (concerts, theatrical performance, panel discussions, conferences, etc ...). Also, do not miss out on the various art performances of Street Art creation anywhere in NYC (Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) in many spaces on any NYC. Cherry on the cake, the queen of pop: Madonna will appear Sunday, June 30, 2019 on Pride Island, Hudson River Park Pier 97, 59th St. & West Side Highway ( Announcement of Madonna on Pride Island ). Since the common denominator of these 50 events is inclusion, do not hesitate to volunteer. It's great for meeting new people, making New York City so rewarding: https://www.nycpride.org/volunteer/




Posted by Laurene,
updated Jul 7, 2019

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The Bubble Festival at Washington Square Park

Alphabet City Community Garden Getaway

The Last Days of the International Center of Photography Museum (ICP) on Bowery

A Jazz tune on Governor's Island

The fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots


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