What to do in NYC June 3-9 plus a ticket giveaway

By: Stefanie DiMartino

It is finally feeling like summertime in NYC, which means there is a lot going on! Here are my top picks of trending events, parties, museum exhibitions, and entertainment for June 3 – 9.

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EVENTS

BACON AND BEER CLASSIC - TICKET GIVEAWAY!

June 8 from 12p - 10p

Brooklyn

Check out the Bacon and Beer Classic at The Brooklyn Mirage. There are afternoon and evening sessions offering over 100 top craft beers from local breweries, amazing bacon dishes from 50 local restaurants, and live music. Save 15% by using code SARAHFUNKY. Click here for more information

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Ticket Giveaway: I am giving away two tickets to the Bacon and Beer Classic on June 8th! To enter to win, comment on this blog post why you should be chosen as the winner. The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 6, at noon EST on this blog post. Must be 21+ to enter. Giveaway closes on Wednesday, June 5 at 11:59pm EST.

Photo credit: NYC Bacon and Beer Classic

Photo credit: NYC Bacon and Beer Classic

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: LUZIA

 Now - June 9

 Queens (next to Citi Field)

Be transported to Mexico, and experience all the awe-inspiring visuals and acrobatics that Cirque Du Soleil has to offer. “LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.”

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Picture credit: Matt Beard  Costume credit: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil

Picture credit: Matt Beard
Costume credit: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil

HENDRICK’S MIDSUMMER SOLSTICE

June 5 – 7

21+ | FREE | 3-7pm

Times Square

Official US launch of Hendrick’s Gin Midsummer Solstice. Enjoy complimentary sips and “discover a world inspired by the cosmic flowers of the solstice. Like the solstice itself, Midsummer Solstice Gin is fleeting, so do make sure to enjoy this exquisitely light and crisp floral sip before it’s gone!”

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PARTIES

DIRTY THURSDAY: 90s NIGHT

June 6

21+ | FREE | 10:00pm

House of Yes

Reminisce and party like it’s the 90s. “Old school hits, regrettable fashion choices and fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. Boy bands. Girl groups. Fishnets and fierceness. Grunge, flannel, fabulousness.” Click here to learn more and register

BIZARRE BOUDOIR – FETISH BURLESQUE SAIL

June 7 

21+ | $79 | 9:30pm

Battery Park City

Get onboard a schooner and enjoy “a scintillating burlesque and variety show” while taking in wonderful views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey, and The Statue of Liberty. “Our maiden voyage pays homage to the sexual deviants of yesteryear with an evening of sado-sensual burlesque performances celebrating the fetish culture and aesthetics of the early 20th century. Whether you're a blushing maid, a lustful rapscallion, a cruel femme fatale, or one who serves them, we invite guests to draw inspiration from vintage erotica to fulfill a vision of decadent depravity worthy of John Willie and Bernard Montorgueil's wicked imaginations.” - Dances of Vice Click here for more information

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VERVE WINE: SUMMER OF ROSÉ KICK OFF PARTY

June 8

FREE | 1-4pm

Lower Manhattan

Kick off summer with wine, lobster rolls, and other summer snacks. “taste through a selection of delicious wines featured in our current Summer of Rosé box (including Sous-Marine 'La Seiche Rosé,' Domaine de Fontsainte, Marisa Cuomo, VINNY, & more special surprises!) Come kick off summer with photographs, raffle give aways, pool toys, and more, all whilst sipping on some of our favorite thirst-quenching pink wines!” - Summer of Rosé

Learn more and register here

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MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

COLLECTION GALLERIES: 1880s – 1950s

Museum of Modern Art

Now – June 15

“Within an overall chronological flow, galleries highlight individual stylistic movements, artists, and themes, including Cubism, the work of Henri Matisse, and Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, among other subjects.” - MOMA

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 THE TALE OF GENJI: A JAPANESE CLASSIC ILLUMINATED

Now – June 16

Met Museum

“This is the first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan's most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji. Covering the period from the eleventh century to the present, the exhibition features more than 120 works, including paintings, calligraphy, silk robes, lacquer wedding set items, a palanquin for the shogun's bride, and popular art such as ukiyo-e prints and modern manga.” - The Met

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THEATRE AND LIVE MUSIC

LIFE SUCKS

Performances begin June 4

Manhattan - Acorn Theatre

Life Sucks is a NY Times Critics Pick. “Bitingly funny and unexpectedly touching…“The characters and basic plot will be familiar to “Uncle Vanya” fiends. But at the same time, “Life Sucks.” will be familiar to just about anybody. Chekhov’s play has transcended the centuries because it is about timeless concerns: how hard it is to communicate with others, the vagaries — and unfairness — of love, the idea that life is something you must simultaneously endure and make the most of.”

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Photos by Russ Rowland

Photos by Russ Rowland

RAVI COLTRANE

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater

June 4 – 8

“Critically acclaimed, GRAMMY® nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer Ravi Coltrane has performed and recorded with jazz legends Elvin Jones, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Barron, Steve Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, and many more. Ravi is the second son of jazz icons John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane.”

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Photo by   Victor Freitas   from   Pexels

Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels


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