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10 Things You Can’t Miss In NYC This June

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10 Things You Can’t Miss In NYC This June

We’ve scoured NYC looking for the best things to do in the city this month. Here we have everything from concerts and parties to painting and kayaking. The one thing they all have in common, they are all unmissable.

1. Dance Party in Bryant Park

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Become the next dancing king or queen of New York! Head on over to Bryant park where instructors Alejandro Bouza and Xiomaris will teach you the intricacies of “Bachata”. With great live music and expert instructors, this is the perfect way to spend a Wednesday evening in June.

  • Price – Free
  • Wednesday June 8, 6:00pm
  • Bryant Park – 41 W 40th St, Manhattan, 10018
2. Outdoor Party: Sunday Funday

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It’s undeniable. Quiet clubbing has arrived. This “Sunday Funday” event has everything, a waterfront dance floor, views of the city skyline, sunsets and eventually a starlight canopy. All of this while you dance the evening away listening to one of three live DJs.

  • Price – $8
  • LIC Landing – 52-10 Center Boulevard, Queens, 11101
  • Sunday June 12 & 26, 6pm
3. Concert: The Temper Trap

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If you didn’t hear The Temper Trap’s seminal hit “Sweet Disposition” back in 2009 you must have been living under a rock. After the phenomenal success of their album “Conditions”, and the debut of their third album around the corner, expect to hear some new songs in their repertoire. The Australian outfit are back in New York and we couldn’t be more excited.

  • $32
  • Webster Hall – 125 E 11th St, Manhattan, 10003
  • June 9, 7:30pm
4. The Blue Note Jazz Festival

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If The Temper Trap isn’t your bag, we might tempt you with a little jazz. Yes, June sees the welcome return of the Blue Note Jazz Festival. The festival stretches over several venues in the city featuring over 150 performers from all over the world.

Not everyone can make it to everyday of the festival, so if you only have one night, we’d recommend checking out Bilal on the 24th.

  • June 1 – 30
5. Beams & Beats! Lazer Brunch

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What’s better than cocktails and brunch? LASER TAG! Laser tag is better, that’s a fact. …but what if we combined cocktails, brunch AND laser tag? Well apart from blowing your mind, you have the best way to spend your Saturday.

Hudson Terrace’s Salon level becomes a 3,00 square-foot glow-in-the-dark war-zone with DJ’s. As if that weren’t enough, the day continues with an afternoon dance party on one of the city’s best and most spacious rooftops.

  • Price – $25
  • June 18
  • Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th Street, 10036
6. Hester Street Fair

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We get it. Pretending to be Han Solo in laser tag isn’t everyone’s idea of a fun Saturday afternoon. If you are one of those that prefers a more relaxed pace, in the heart of the Lower East Side, the Hester Street Fair hosts some of the city’s best vendors in this charming outdoor marketplace. So whether you’re a fan of artisanal food, crafts, jewelry, clothing etc. or just want to pass the time outside in the sun, this is the activity for you.

  • Price – Free
  • Hester and Essex Street, Manhattan, 10002
  • June 4, 11, 18 & 25
7. Kayak & Wine Excursion

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What better way to soak up some rays… and some wine, than a beautiful Kayak and Wine excursion down the Delaware River?

After two hours navigating your boat, you’ll be treated to a picnic lunch on the banks of the river, then invited to explore some of the finest vineyards in the area. Not forgetting a bottle of wine from a local winery. This is without a doubt a wine-lovers perfect day out.

  • Price – $99
  • 85 Delancey Street Floor 2, Suite 28, 10002
  • June 5, 11, 18 & 26
8. Fireman Singles Party

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Let’s be honest, finding a man in the city isn’t all that hard …the tricky thing is finding a good man. If you’re looking for someone heroic, brave and hot , then look no further. The cities hottest single firemen and EMS providers are hosted for this unique singles party. Complimentary appetizers and icebreakers give way to dancing and flirting later in the evening. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the man, or woman if you’re a fireman, of your dreams.

  • Price – $25
  • Tuesday June 7,  7:00 pm
  • Hudson Station NYC – 440 9th Avenue, 10001
9. Paint in the Dark

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Here’s one for you guys that are are looking for a steamy and romantic activity for you and your partner this summer. Get ready for the most sensual thing you’ll do this summer, Paint in the Dark™. Imagine you and your partner say in a dark studio, delicately painting each other with UV paint, revealing more of each-others bodies with every stroke… I’m sure your imagination can fill in the blanks.

  • Price – $150
  • West St. Studios – 67 West Street, #411, Brooklyn, 11222
  • June 10 & 24
Moonshine Over Manhattan Rooftop Bash

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If you only bookmark one event from this list make this the one! Moonshine Over Manhattan is a must this month, with performances from YouTube sensation Robyn Adele Anderson and jazz vocals from burlesque performer Miss Eliza Dee.  Three hours of unlimited whiskey, bourbon, vodka and gin, punctuate this prohibition era themed party worthy of the great Gatsby himself.

  • Price – $35
  • The Delancey NYC – 168 Delancey St, Manhattan, 10002
  • June 18, 3:00pm

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