If you need something extra fun to do over the next week or two, this is the ultimate list to add to your calendar. Festivals and celebrations are part of the magic of New York City. And there’s never a shortage of incredible memories to be made in the summer sun.
North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival (June 25)
Mark yourself busy the weekend of June 25th. You’ll be heading out to the North Fork Crush Wine and Artisanal Food Festival to sample some of the most unique and incredible sommelier collections from around the world. The upscale fare available for sampling will satisfy even the pickiest palates. You’ll find incredible vegan delectable morsels, olive oils, aromatic baked goods, and sweet-tooth satisfying chocolates. It’s also a great little festival to explore, sharpening your own culinary skills, as well!
New York Pride Fest (June 26)
Celebrate Pride Month for the whole of June, but don’t forget to schedule yourself as an attendee of New York’s annual Pride Fest. This incredibly massive street fair will have fun and activities for everyone! There will be exhibitors and entertainment and don’t forget the wide variety of fair-style food favorites that will be on hand. Celebrating equality also means showing up for Pride Fest!
Great South Bay Music Festival (July 7-10)
This multi-day festival is sponsored by Blue Point Brewing Company and is located at Shorefont Park. Thursday night’s lineup includes Grouplove and the Manchester Orchestra. Other talents you’ll enjoy over the course of this festival include, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Los Lobos, and more! Explore vendors, the kids corner, diverse food court options, along with beer and wine gardens. This is Long Island’s longest-running music, art, and cultural event. You don’t want to miss it!
Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York (July 31)
Get ready for New York’s biggest celebration of Caribbean food and music! And this year, there is plenty more to celebrate. Come to Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY, on Sunday, July 31 from 12 PM to 8 PM for a truly immersive experience in culture, food, and fun. It’s the festival’s 10-year anniversary, too. Check out the culinary pavilion, the featured artists on the main stage, and all the fun the littles can have in the Kids’ Zone. Get your tickets and become a Jerk Festival Ambassador to receive special offers and updates.
Bryant Park Picnic Performances (All Summer Long)
If you’re more of the “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of planner, you’ll always have something fun and spontaneous to do at Bryant Park, especially with the Picnic Performances scheduled all month long. Nothing says New York City summer quite like free, live music in the great outdoors. There are a host of shows on deck, from jazz concerts to contemporary dances. Delight the senses with an outdoor show this month!
Rooftop Concert Events
If concerts are your jam, you’ll love them even more from The Rooftop at Pier 17. The summer calendar of concert performances is packed with top talent for nearly every genre of music lover. Check out some of these shows, and you’ll have plans for the rest of the month!
- June 18th: Ben Rector – The Joy of Music Live
- June 24th & 25th: Two Evenings with Greensky Bluegrass
- June 26th: Tash Sultana – Terra Firma 2022
- June 29th: Billy Strings – Summer Tour 2022
- June 30th: Flogging Molly & The Interrupters
Don’t let another weekend of your New York City summer go by without a proper festival, concert, or get-together. Gather your friends and get out there!
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