From the U.S Open to a Jazz Lawn Party and everything in between, June is filled with fun and exciting events and we want to make sure you have the time of your life in the first month of Summer. Don’t forget to step out of your comfort zone and take Dad to the best brunch he could ever ask for on the Beer Brunch Cruise hosted by hornblower and have a great Summer kickoff.
By Nikki Main
June 3rd- Jersey City, NJ
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
The 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic returns to Liberty State Park and is celebrated with Neil Patrick Harris who will be hosting the event, as well as Alicia Keys who will sing the National Anthem. The day will be filled with exciting polo matches, picnicking, and of course Veuve Clicquot champagne.
June 3rd- Nashville, Tennessee
A premier charity known for hosting an event that is visited by prominent Tennesseans and their guests. The ball is a nonprofit for the appreciation of arts and botanics.
Smorgasburg- Every Saturday and Sunday
We know there’s a foodie in all of us and we are looking forward to Smorgasburg this year. With locations in both Williamsburg waterfront on Saturdays and Prospect Park on Sundays. The event is home to over 100 local vendors and attracts 20,000 to 30,000 of visitors to Brooklyn each week. If you’re salivating at just the thought, make sure you visit this Spring and bring your appetite.
June 6th- New York, NY
The Gordon Parks Foundation Gala
The Gordon Parks Foundation will host its 11th annual Awards dinner for those who make an impact for the performing and visual arts and humanitarianism. Guest presenters include Stephen Colbert and singer Usher Raymond IV as well as performances by Grammy Award recording artist, Common. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Buckley Hall Events at 914-579-1000.
June 7th- New York, NY
Central Park Conservancy Taste of Summer
Aimed at restoring and maintaining Central Park, the Taste of Summer benefit is host to over 800 guests and includes culinary tastings by New York’s finest restaurants, a live DJ, and a silent auction.
June 7th- Nashville, Tennessee
CMT Music Awards
Watch the best of country music’s entertainers perform in Nashville this Wednesday. The CMT Music Awards will honor the late Gregg Allman with tribute performances by Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum.
June 11th- New York, NY
The 71st annual Tony Awards will host a number of screen favorites as well as those set to present the awards include Orlando Bloom, Tina Fey, Anna Kendrick, and Stephen Colbert.
June 11th & 12th- New York, NY
Jazz Age Lawn Party
Located on Governor’s Island in NYC, attendees are suggested to wear 1920’s attire to this age-old soiree. The Jazz Age Lawn Party boasts period cocktails and live jazz music and takes place over two weekends during the summer. Take a step back in time and dress to the nine’s for this vintage event.
June 11th & 12th- New York, NY
Forbes Women’s Summit
This event will feature a wide range of programming that will revolve around the 5 pillars including leadership, entrepreneurship, health, education, and philanthropy. The Women’s Summit will include one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, and keynote conversations. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to discover your potential and connect with the women around you.
June 12th-18th- Erin Hills, Wisconsin
The 117th U.S Open will be hosted in the heart of Wisconsin this year where the Erin Hills course takes pride in its naturally shaped land, which boasts a course rating of 77.9 and a slope of 145. This year the U.S Open will be more challenging as players will need to defy the many sand traps, nicknames “erosion bunkers” some with narrow passages just a foot across. The challenging course will no doubt make for an interesting game.
June 18th- New York, NY
Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise
Treat Dad to the utmost relaxing yacht brunch on the Hudson River. It includes a buffet, a live jazz band and unlimited beer. The dress is casual attire but we recommend you bring a light jacket in case it gets a little breezy on this luxurious yacht.
June 21st- New York, NY
International Day of Yoga:
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with free yoga classes all day long at the heart of NYC where cultures converge and yogis break out. This year, NY participates in the celebration in Times Square, those interested in participating can register at Times Square’s event website.
June 24th- Switzerland
Ballet Weekend at GSTAAD Palace
Created exclusively for the GSTAAD Palace, I’m Your Man musical ballet plays on the contrast of contemporary and classical ballet. Inspired by the music of Leonard Cohen, this event is sure to inspire and captivate the audience.
June 25th- New York, NY
Gay Pride Parade
This parade commemorates the birth of the gay rights movement and will be televised for the first time ever this year. The march begins at noon, rain or shine and will start on 36th street and fifth avenue and end at Christopher and Bleeker streets. The parade will end at about 6 p.m.
June 26th- Los Angeles
Bruno Mars, Migos, Future and more are set to light up the stage at this year’s BET Awards in Los Angeles. Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime, visit their website to purchase tickets before they sell out.
June 26th-28th- New York, NY
Summer Fancy Food Show
The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest in North America. You don’t want to miss the top events, programs, and the premier showcase for industry innovation. The food show will include a new immersive exhibition that will show leading-edge research as well as consumer trends and commerce.
June 29th– July 2nd- New Orleans
New Orleans Music Essence Festival
The New Orleans Music Essence Festival, designed to deliver inspiration takes place over 4 days with performances by Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Diana Ross and more as well as speakers including Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ava DuVernay, and Gene Moore. With the option of partying the night away at the Superdrome or experiencing the free daytime events at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, you’ll leave the weekend with a fresh outlook on life!