What is on your agenda this weekend, my dear darlings? There is an abundance of reasons to celebrate. Juneteenth, Father’s Day, Pride, and noteworthy birthdays or milestones are being celebrated. We are delighted to present you with a new selection of upcoming events, specifically those events happening June 20 through 26. As always, we have meticulously curated a diverse array of options to cater to the vibrant tapestry that is New York City.
Events Happening June 20 through 26
Let us revel in the upcoming week, from a vibrant Latin party to delightful concerts in the park. It is time to celebrate and make the most of the Summer days ahead.
Candelaria Latin Party
Get ready to ignite your senses at the captivating Candelaria Latin Party on June 22 at Carneval Brooklyn. This extraordinary event combines the flavors of Latin fusion cuisine, tantalizing cocktails, and mesmerizing music, all inspired by the vibrant spirit of Carnivals from across the globe.
Prepare to be swept away on a whirlwind journey of delectable delights and irresistible rhythms that will leave you craving for more.
507 Grand Street — Williamsburg
African Fashion at The Brooklyn Museum
Prepare to be captivated by the rich tapestry of African fashion as Africa Fashion takes center stage from June 23rd to October 22nd at the Brooklyn Museum. This groundbreaking exhibition showcases the evolution of African fashion since the mid-twentieth century, highlighting its global impact and creative expression. Immerse yourself in a multisensory experience featuring over 180 works, including haute couture, ready-to-wear apparel, photographs, literature, music, film, textiles, and jewelry.
From iconic designers like Kofi Ansah and Shade Thomas-Fahm to emerging talents like Thebe Magugu and Gouled Ahmed, this North American debut celebrates Africa’s cultural renaissance and ongoing fashion revolution. Don’t miss this unprecedented presentation in Brooklyn, where fashion takes on a new dimension.
200 Eastern Parkway – Prospect Heights
Cena Cantina’s Opening Night
Get ready to embrace the ultimate summer kickoff as Cena Cantina unveils its grand opening party. They are introducing you to a venue that will undoubtedly become your go-to destination, and they would like to celebrate this momentous occasion alongside you. Mark your calendars for June 23 because the festivities will begin with a soul-stirring Mariachi performance, paving the way for an unforgettable night of pulsating beats by talented DJs.
Indulge in expertly crafted cocktails accompanied by delectable small snacks, all for the incredible price of just $65. It is an experience you will want to experience!
138 Havemeyer Street — Williamsburg
Edible Tales: Food Tour By Dancer’s Unlimited
Embark on a culinary journey through African and African American cuisine at Edible Tales: Food Tour on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 4 PM in Bedford Stuyvesant’s at BUKA. Explore the roots of soul food, witness its transformation, and indulge in delectable dishes representing diverse cultures.
This free event, with a suggested donation, aims to highlight local, ethnic cuisines in Brooklyn while fostering a deeper understanding through food and engaging cyphers.
Join in for an unforgettable experience supported by Brooklyn Arts Council, Dance NYC, A.R.T NY, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Register now and be a part of this flavorful adventure.
1111 Fulton Street – Bedford Stuyvesant
Dear Summer BBQ NYC
Prepare to be transported to an extraordinary realm of excitement and boundless positive vibes with the highly anticipated return of The Dear Summer BBQ experience. On Saturday, June 24, join in at the inaugural stop of their tour and immerse yourself in what promises to be the most unforgettable event of the summer in the vibrant heart of NYC.
Do not miss out on this epic gathering that will leave an indelible mark on your memories.
Coney Art Walls
3050 Stillwell Avenue — Coney Island
Brooklyn Night Market
Get ready to be blown away as the highly anticipated second season of Brooklyn Night Market returns, promising an even more spectacular experience than before. This event series has swiftly become integral to the vibrant Brooklyn community. They are showcasing an impressive array of handpicked vendors offering a diverse selection of NYC-based culinary delights, beverages, and packaged goods.
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure and immerse yourself in the city’s captivating gastronomic scene, with many options to cater to every palate. Join in at Industry City on June 26th from 4 PM to 10 PM, indulge in delectable treats, and let the enchanting performances sweep you off your feet, bidding farewell to the Monday blues in style.
220 36th Street — Greenpoint
Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga
Get ready to find your inner peace amidst the vibrant chaos of New York City as Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga makes its highly anticipated return on Wednesday, June 21, for its 21st annual event. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a first-timer, you are invited to participate in this extraordinary experience.
Join in on the iconic Broadway pedestrian plazas for one of seven free yoga classes scheduled throughout the day. Discover the serenity that lies within, rejuvenate your mind and body, and embrace the transformative power of yoga in the heart of Times Square.
Broadway at 46th Street — Times Square
Panorama Mezcal Festival
Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant spirits of Mexico once again as NYC’s Only Floating Mezcal Festival makes its triumphant return. Join in aboard La Barca for the highly anticipated second-ever Panorama Mezcal Festival, a truly immersive experience.
In partnership with Panorama Mezcal founder José María “Chema” Dondé Rangel, you are invited to indulge in exclusive tastings and engaging seminars that delve into the world of tequila, mezcal, sotol, and other exquisite agave spirits.
Mark your calendars for June 21 as they embark on this remarkable journey of flavor and culture.
La Barca Cantina
Pier 81, West 41st Street — Manhattan
Barbie in Wonderland: After Dark Tea Party
Get ready to celebrate the vibrant spirit of Pride Month with a dazzling Barbie-themed extravaganza at the enchanting Wonderland Dreams festival. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of color as you indulge in deliciously vibrant food and drinks. This fun-filled event promises to bring together a diverse community in a joyous celebration of love and acceptance.
Embrace the nostalgia of the 90s with your suggested attire, adding an extra touch of whimsy to the festivities. Do not miss out on the unforgettable Barbie in Wonderland: After Dark Tea Party, taking place on June 22 from 6 PM to 9 PM, where magical memories are waiting to be made.
529 5th Avenue — Midtown
Seaport Sounds x Pride Dance Night
Mark your calendars and prepare to dance the night away at the electrifying Pride Dance Night. Show off your true colors and unleash your inner dance diva as you strut your stuff. Suit up in your boldest and brightest attire because they kick off Pride weekend in style at Seaport Square on June 22. And there are even prizes for the best dressed, so make sure you bring your A-game.
Get ready to groove to the sensational beats of DJ Whitney Day and DJ Dawson, all while enjoying breathtaking riverfront views. This is the perfect pre-game event before the unforgettable Trixie Mattel performance, making it a Pride weekend that will go down in history. Take advantage of this fabulous celebration!
Seaport Square at Pier 17
89 South Street — South Street Seaport
Prepare to immerse yourself in a captivating Chinese food and culture celebration at the annual Dragon Festival. An extraordinary outdoor event filled with immersive activities, delightful tastings, and vibrant market fairs. This festival is poised to become a cherished cultural experience anchoring itself in New York City’s heart.
With a mission to foster unity among people from diverse backgrounds through the powerful mediums of food, music, and art. The Dragon Festival provides an inclusive and inviting space for everyone to unite, celebrate, share, and forge meaningful connections.
Save the date for June 24 as we embark on a journey of cultural exploration and joyous festivities that will leave a lasting impression.
Washington Square Park North — Manhattan
Beach Lovers; An Artist Residency Exhibition
Exciting news! The Rockaway Hotel and Baxter Street at Camera Club of NY have joined forces to create a dynamic cultural hub for local artists. They are thrilled to exhibit the works by the talented artist Erica Reade at this new gallery space. As the second artist-in-residence, Erica Reade’s stunning pieces will be showcased just in time to commemorate the one-year anniversary of her book, Beach Lovers.
Join in celebrating this milestone and immerse yourself in this extraordinary venue’s captivating art world.
108-10 Rockaway Beach Drive — Rockaway Park
Groovin’ In The Park Concert 2023
Get ready for the ultimate musical experience at Groovin’ In The Park, North America’s largest annual Reggae and R&B concert. This family-friendly entertainment extravaganza presents a captivating blend of popular music, catering to a wonderfully diverse audience from the USA and the Caribbean.
Groovin’ in the Park is a must-attend event in the summer concert calendar, attracting families, concert enthusiasts, and visitors from around the globe who plan their vacations around this extraordinary concert.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 25, for an incredible lineup of the best Reggae and R&B artists, delivering the perfect combinations that fans and families have come to cherish and adore.
Get ready to groove and make lasting memories at this unforgettable event.
Roy Wilkins Park
Merrick Boulevard — Queens
And there you have it — events happening June 20 through 26. The city is buzzing with excitement as many engaging events and cultural experiences await, from the vibrant celebrations of Juneteenth, Father’s Day, and birthdays to the diverse lineup of concerts, parties, and festivals. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Whether it is the immersive Latin fusion at the Candelaria Latin Party, the captivating floating mezcal festival, or the vibrant Pride Dance Night, these events provide engagement, connection, and celebration opportunities.
Additionally, do not miss out on the Dragon Festival, Groovin’ in the Park, and the mesmerizing art exhibitions at the Rockaway Hotel and Baxter Street gallery space. The city is alive with creativity, unity, and the joy of shared experiences.
So, mark your calendars and embrace the magic that awaits in this captivating whirlwind of events. Let us make lasting memories and celebrate the richness of culture, art, and music that New York City has to offer.