The June Calendar: Events for Each Day This Month
By Alison Durkee
June is busting out all over. Check out upcoming New York talks and events, including lots of programming around WorldPride, which will bring in millions of celebrants from across the globe to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
Sunday, June 2: Lend an ear and an eye to the World Science Festival as it delves into the dilemma of “curing” deafness and blindness. Deaf actor Marlee Matlin and blind echolocation teacher Daniel Kish join researchers to look at the latest science. New-York Historical Society.
Monday, June 3: Convene with 19th-century expert Brenda Wineapple, who talks about her new book, The Impeachers: the Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, which speaks of a president who behaved like a king until Congress put a stop to it. Graduate Center, CUNY.
Wednesday, June 5: Dive into this talk with marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson on his optimism for the future of our oceans, and the effective solutions that could help that projection pan out. American Museum of Natural History.
Friday, June 7: Challenge your historical assumptions as author Philip Padgett tells the true story of Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb. Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmens’ Club.
Thursday, June 13: Hopefully there won’t be any ‘fire and fury’ at this conversation between Michael Wolff and former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, as the two discuss Wolff’s new book, Trump Under Siege. Temple Emanu-El.
Saturday, June 15: See the city’s art museums in a new way on this Art Wars walking tour, which will focus on the founding of the institutions along Museum Mile, and how each museum’s architecture reflects their founders and collections. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sunday, June 16: Bring your Dad—or anyone else—to the Museum of the City of New York for Fathers Day, where they’ll be offering special private tours of the exhibitions In the Dugout with Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait of a Baseball Legend and Cycling in the City: A 200-Year History. Museum of the City of New York.
Monday, June 17: Queer your Monday night by heading to Public Forum: Queer & Now, which will mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots through music, poetry, prose and theater. Delacorte Theater.
Thursday, June 20: Unravel a lost thread of gay history as best-selling author Naomi Klein talks about her new book, Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love, looking at the 1857 English litigation that began decades of state repression. The Strand.
Friday, June 21: Stay late at the NYPL as their Library After Hours series celebrates Pride through talks, readings, films, games, a literary drag show, and more. New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Saturday, June 22: Needle your way into this class on Zhen Xian Bao, or Needle Thread Pockets, a small Chinese book-like accessory made up of a series of square and rectangular containers. The Center for Book Arts.
Friday, June 28: Give your Pride celebration an artistic spin at La MaMa’s Stonewall 50 festival, a June-long series of special performances; this week it’s Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes, a “pageant for the ancestors.” La MaMa Experimental Theatre.
Sunday, June 30: Close out your Pride month by heading to Times Square for the WorldPride Closing Ceremony, a final celebration of pride featuring Melissa Etheridge and other speakers and musical talents who represent the LGBTQIA+ community.
For a printable PDF of the June 2019 calendar, click here.
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