MONDAY, JUNE 3: Join Bryant Park for the 2nd annual epic game of musical chairs, featuring the park’s iconic green bistro chair. Prizes for last chair standing. Winner will take home a pair of Southwest airline tickets and an iconic Bryant Park chair! 7pm at Bryant Park. Pre-registration is required. Sign up here. You must be 18 or older to participate. FREE.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4: Atlas Obscura launches the Wanderlust School of Transgressive Placemaking with a discussion of Broken Legs, Surveillance Cameras and Black Mold: Safety & Security Off the Grid. The June 4th installment will focus on staying physically safe and mostly out of trouble. Speakers:Mark Krawczuk & Annetta Black, with Myric Lehner Moderated by Ida C. Benedetto & N.D. Austin. 7:30pm at Acme Studios, 63 N 3rd Street, Brooklyn. $12. Buy tickets here.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5: Currently ongoing until September is the Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo. With a Total Experience Ticket, get UNLIMITED access to Dinosaur Safari ride, 4-D Theater, Bug Carousel, Congo Gorilla Forest, JungleWorld, Butterfly Garden, Childrens Zoo, Zoo Shuttle & Wild Asia Monorail. 10am-5pm at the Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx. $33.95 adults / $23.95 kids. Buy tickets here.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6: After an extraordinarily successful first year, the Blue Note Jazz Festival will return from June 1 – 30, 2012 with over fifty shows throughout New York City. Tonight, choose from the High & Mighty Brass Band, Jerry Douglas, Eddie Palmiere Salsa Orchestra, Bob James & David Sanborn featuring Steve Gadd, and Tommy Malone of the Subdudes. 8pm at various locations. Check out their events calendar for more information.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7: Brooklyn Film Festival. This year’s theme, MAGNETIC, is a study on all those invisible forces that bring people together or push them apart. It is also our personal invitation to read between the lines while questioning the motives behind. MAGNETIC will be a showcase of smart, multi-layered, deceiving, manipulative, yet unseen films coming from all continents in search of a Brooklyn breakthrough. Check out the film lineup and showtimes. Films screen at Windmill Studios, 287 Kent Avenue and at IndieScreen, 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn. $12 general admission / $10 students / $30 for a 4 day pass / $100 full festival pass.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8: FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone. 10am-6pm on Governor’s Island. FREE. Read about last year’s FIGMENT festival.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9: The Big Apple BBQ Block Party. This weekend long event boasts award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pitmasters, live performances from emerging and established musical artists, and daily seminars that include cooking demonstrations from top chefs. 11am-6pm at Madison Square Garden. FREE.