CMF 2016. Image via Chelsea Music Festival
The first week of June in New York City is filled with exciting outdoor events. Opt for a free movie screening, sip wine from a Brooklyn rooftop and relish in a night of music during the Chelsea Music Festival. Here are our event picks for the coming week:
Saturday, June 3rd
All throughout summer, movie buffs can check out free screenings, taking place in unique venues and throughout New York City Parks. Also, check out our handy 2017 NYC Summer Outdoor-Movie Screening Schedule for more information.
June is Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM). In honor of the occasion, “I Am An Immigrant” is hosting a series of pop-up events celebrating the contributions of immigrants in New York City communities. Kicking off on Friday, June 2nd, the campaign will run through to Saturday, June 3rd. Join in for food tastings, staged readings and art projects.
Every weekend in June, Writing On It All offers free and open participatory art exhibits on Governors Island. Various artists will lead sessions, including Mariame Kaba, Laia Sole, Ana Lara and LaTasha Diggs, and more. This week, join New York Times bestselling author Luis Jaramillo for “The Other Side: Borders and Crossings,” a special event that invites participants to write graffiti on the walls of an old house on Governors Island.
Sunday, June 4th
It’s “Discovery Day” at Freshkills Park. From 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., explore its 700 acres and stroll along eight miles of trails. Guided tours and activities will also be taking place throughout the day.
Did you know the world’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard is hidden within the Brooklyn Navy Yard? Untapped Cities will be bringing readers on a special wine tasting and tour at Rooftop Reds, led by one of its founders who will share his knowledge of winemaking. You will see a unique urban planter system that is the first of its kind, take in amazing views and sip on Rooftop Red wines on our tours. Please note that the wine served on the rooftop is from Rooftop Reds partners in the Finger Lakes until the first harvest off the Navy Yard rooftop are ready in October.
Monday, June 5th
Sing for Hope is bringing back its renowned Sing for Hope Pianos this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event, taking place at 12:00 p.m. at 28 Liberty Plaza.
Tuesday, June 6th
The Washington Square Music Festival, now in its 59th season, opens with a performance by Carmina Burana. Musical events will be taking place throughout the month of June.
Wednesday, June 7th
For five days every June, “cultural trendsetters” come together for the Northside Festival, which spans across Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. Over 300 bands and 150 speakers will gather across 30 venues for an urban festival celebrating music, innovation and content.
Thursday, June 8th
The 2017 Live at the Archway series kicks off on Thursday, June 8th, featuring seventeen weeks of free performances, dance classes and participatory events. Head to Manhattan Bridge Archway in DUMBO to participate in the festivities. This year, the series begins with a performance by Colombian fusion group Los Cumpleaños.
Friday, June 9th
The Chelsea Music Festival officially kicks off on June 9th. Now it its 8th season, the much-anticipated festival includes nine days of performance, visual arts and culinary events, focused around the theme of “Measuring Time.” See the full schedule here.