June Events

This section lists specific events, and will be updated weekly, as new events are brought to my attention.  Don’t forget to take a look at the other sections of this blog for additional events:

June 26:  The City Below,   a film by Christoph Hochhausler, about the affair of a banker’s wife and her husband’s boss. Lust and money – what more do you need for a Friday night film?  and a free one at that?  6:00, Goethe Institute, 30 Irving Place

June 27:  Made in New York Jazz Festival Gala   You’ll get to hear the winners the 2nd Annual Jazz Competition , who hail from across the world, as well as  trumpeter Randy Brecker and other jazz greats.   Tickets are only $45   You can find more information here   7:00 pm at BMCC, 199 Chambers Street in Tribeca

Through June 28th:  catch the Summer Music Sale     of cd’s and vinyl at the ARChive of Contemporary Music, which has music of all genres – blues, jazz, latin, world, rock….  I’ve gotten some real bargains at this sale in previous years.  11:00 – 6:00 every day, at 54 White Street in Tribeca.

June 29:  Conversation with film music composer Mark Baechle  and the Director of the Swiss Institute Simon Castets.  More information here   7:00 pm at the Swiss Institute, 18 Wooster Street

June 30:  Swann in Love, by Volker Schlondorff, with Jeremy Irons, Alain Delon and Fanny Ardant – with English subtitles More information here   4:00 and 7:30, FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street

Through June 30th, the Blue Note Jazz Festival celebrates its 5th year.  You still have time to catch Darlene Love, Al Di Meola, Bebel Gilberto and Natalie Cole, among others.   More information here   

Through July 11th, the 14th annual New York Asian Film Festival,   with special features on Hong Kong, women behind the camera in Korea, new cinema from Japan and Taiwan, as well as a tribute to Ken Takabura and Bunta Sugawara.  More information here    Screenings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the SVA Theatre in Chelsea

Through July 31:  Festival on the Green, the festival of FREE French films on Friday nights in various parks around New York City, features such classics as Pépé le Moko and Priceless.  All films are in French with English subtitles 

Through  July 5th   FREE Shakespeare in the Park:  The Tempest                                      July 23rd to August 23rd:  Cymbeline    Scoring tickets for these performances can take a bit of patience, but it’s worth the wait.  You can get tickets (2) by queueing up at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park – distribution starts at noon on the day of the performance;  there’s also a lottery at Astor Place, and a virtual ticketing lottery.   

               Older event listings (in case you’re looking for an organization)

June 5 – 7:  Bushwick Open Studios – a three day arts and culture festival in Brooklyn.  In addition to  the open studios, there will also be a family-friendly programs at the neighborhood Community Day on Saturday, and a film showcase on Sunday evening.  Find out more here  

June 6:  Central City Chorus    With Light Perpetual: Works of Maurice Duruflé  7:30 pm  St. Ignatius of Antioch, 264 West 87th Street

June 7:  From noon to 4:00 pm, the Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side hosts the free “Egg Rolls and Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival” celebrating the food, music and folk arts of the Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican communities of the neighborhood. You can enjoy Chinese opera, klezmer, salsa nad plena music; Yiddish, Mandarin and Spanish lessons; Hebrew and Chinese scribal art, Puerto Rican mask making, historic building tours, mah jongg, children’s art activities, and, of course, egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas! More info here 

June 9: Museum Mile Festival – Nine museums along 5th Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets will be open FREE from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. There will also be live music in front of five museums.

Through June 14:  Panorama Europe Film Festival,  co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image    and the European Union National Institutes of Culture is a showcase of 16 contemporary European Films.  Films will be shown at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens and the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan.

June 13:  From 2:30 to 5:00 pm, the NY Irish Arts Center in Long Island City Queens, is hosting a Scavenger Hunt open to treasure hunters of all ages.  More info here

June 13:  10th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island with Michael Arenella and His Dream Orchestra –  From 11:00 am to 5:00 pm,  performances, dance lessons and antique cars at a Roaring Twenties themed celebration.  Get dressed up and bring the whole family!  

June 14:  From noon to 6:00 pm, Smalls Jazz Club in the West Village hosts the semi-annual showcase of vocal and instrumental performances by students at the New York Jazz Workshop (yes, I study there).  Stop by when you can, or come for the whole day!  More info here

June 16:  The German Center for Research & Innovation   hosts the opening of Seeing the Art in Science, an exhibition produced by high-end Carl Zeiss microscopy equipment, and a panel discussion featuring scientists from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois, who will speak about the connection between art and science.  6:30 – 8:30 at the German House.  Advance reservation required.  

June 12 – 20:  Chelsea Music Festival  celebrating the music of Finland and Hungary, including Finnish Tango and Hungarian Dances, the festival offers over two dozen performances across Manhattan.  

Through June 20:  The Ensemble Theatre’s annual Marathon of One Act Plays continues on.    See 4 new plays in an evening, with settings that include a science lab in Siberia and the red-light district of 18th century Japan.  

June 24th:  The Center for Fiction is hosting a conversation between author Mia Alvar, and her editor  Lexy Bloom .  

June 25th:  The Center for Fiction hosts The Music of Daniel Felsenfeld, a collaboration between the composer and various contemporary authors.         8:00 pm, 17 East 47th Street.

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