Things to Do in New York In June
Fill your trip with events to remember. If it is your first trip, and you would like to see the Statue of Liberty, there are multiple options. You can go to the Liberty Island where the Statue is, but be prepared to spend a lot of time waiting in line to get to the cruise. Or you can see the Statue without a visit to the island: most leisure cruises come close enough to the Statue of Liberty and slow down so that everyone has enough time to make pictures. If you are planning a sightseeing tour in New York anyway, buy a double-decker tour that includes a free 90 minute cruise - it gets close to the Statue of Liberty. Or you can have a lunch on Spirit or Bateaux cruises. If you would like to have a special evening in New York, there is a 3-hour Spirit buffet dinner cruise and 3-hour elegant prix-fixe Bateaux dinner cruise.
Met in the Park
Every summer, the New York Metropolitan Opera holds free concerts in the city parks. If you have time, it can be an excellent idea for a romantic evening. Many make it a picnic in the park - you can come with your picnic food and soft drinks, get comfortable on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful music and each other’s company. Please note the use of alcoholic beverages in public places such as parks and beaches is prohibited. Program of the performances can be seen online.
Museum Mile Festival
Every June New York City museums located on Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 104th streets celebrate the Museum Mile Festival. There is no admission fee to any of the museums that participate in the festival. There are nine museums, including the famous Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Please check the festival details on their website.
National Puerto Rican Day Parade
The second Sunday in June is famous for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. It is on the Fifth Avenue, between 44th and 79th streets. It is a colorful event with costumes, dancing, and music. More than 4 million Puerto Ricans live in the US (the same number as in Puerto Rico itself).