MONDAY, JUNE 17: Bryant Park’s Summer Film Festival launches today with Tootsie. In one of the funniest films of all time, Dustin Hoffman is an unemployed actor who finally gets the part of a lifetime… as a female soap opera sensation. The lawn opens at 5pm for blankets & picnicking; films start at sunset (between 8-9pm). FREE.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18: Atlas Obscura’s Wanderlust School of Transgressive Placemaking. Getting In Is the Easy Part: Site-Specific Experience Design. The June 18th installment will focus on creating unique experiences from the character of a place. Speakers: Nick Fortugno & Jeff Stark. Moderated by Ida C. Benedetto & N.D. Austin. 7:30pm at Acme Studios, 63 N 3rd Street, Brooklyn. $12 advance tickets + cash bar.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19: HBO and the International Center of Photography present A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial Artist Lecture with A.K. Burns, a multimedia artist/sculptor/videographer and compulsive collaborator who is a founding member of the artists activist group W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), and co-editor of RANDY, an annual trans-feminist arts magazine. 7pm at ICP, 1133 Avenue of the Americas. FREE. Read our review of the Triennial here.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20: Crack the Vintners’ Secrets in a Tasting at Chelsea Wine Vault with SideTour. Sample six related wines selected by a connoisseur, and sharpen both your palate and wine IQ in an intimate setting. Whether it’s the fine wines of France or what to pair with Thai takeout, do a deep-dive to really learn—and taste—what distinguishes each wine and what makes them related. 6:30-8pm at Chelsea Wine Vault, inside Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave. $75. Buy tickets here.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21: Openhousenewyork’s membership launch reception. Join today and you are invited to a special members-only tour and reception at the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport. A rare opportunity to tour Eero Saarinen’s iconic building followed by refreshments outside under the swooping eaves–just one of the many programs you’ll enjoy as an OHNY member. 5:30-7:30pm at the TWA Center at JFK. FREE for OHNY members.
ALSO ON FRIDAY: DJ Spooky’s Mixing App Party. Paul D. Miller invites the audience to bring their iPhones and iPads and collectively mix the soundtrack for a listening party using his iPhone/iPad app in the Museum’s Petrie Court Café. Ticketholders to this event are invited to enjoy a two-course prix fixe before the event. 9:30pm at the Met, 1000 Fifth Avenue. $30. For reservations, please call 212-570-3964.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22: The Big Gay Brunch hosted by Underground Eats, Big Gay Ice Cream & Next Magazine. At the outdoor pool at the new Mercedes Club in Manhattan, some great culinary names will descend to create a Sunday afternoon brunch pool party that benefits The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBT community. 2-6pm at the Mercedes Club, 550 West 54th Street. $90 general admission / $150 VIP. Read our spotlight on the Mercedes Club and our interview with Big Gay Ice Cream. Buy tickets here.
ALSO ON SATURDAY: The Chelsea Music Festival Finale. Music of the Metropolises: from London to Venice via New York. This evening of music pays homage to musical contributions of major cities, tying in the modern era with jazz and New York. Some of the great masters of the past such as Vivaldi, Dowland and Duke Ellington will receive new jazz arrangements from Aaron Diehl. 7:30-9:30pm at Dillon Gallery, 555 West 25th Street. $50 / $40 students & seniors. Buy tickets here. Read our preview of the festival here.
SUNDAY, JUNE 23: The New Amsterdam Market opens for the summer season with “The New York Way of Eating,” a special Food History Tour to support the New Amsterdam Market. An estimate 1.5 hour tour will finish with a tour at the New Amsterdam Market and a meet-and-greet with three “Made in New York” vendors. All proceeds from the tour will be donated to the New Amsterdam Market. 11am at the Old Fulton Fish Market, South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip. $25 / $15 seniors & children. Buy tickets here.