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.

Saturday, June 1: Break out into song at this class on six musicals that changed Broadway. Fordham University.

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.

Tuesday, June 4: Drink up at this annual lecture and tasting, which will focus on sake and the unique vessels in which it’s drank and served. Japan Society.

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.

Thursday, June 6: Go behind the screen at this conversation with “queer new wave” filmmaker Cheryl Dunye. Graduate Center, CUNY.

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 BombSoldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmens’ Club.

Saturday, June 8: We hope you’re slated to attend Slate Day in NYC, a day full of live podcasts, conversations, and experiences with Slate’s contributors and special guests. SVA Theatre.

Sunday, June 9: Go on the record at this conversation between CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon. 92nd Street Y.

Monday, June 10: Get insights into Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ childhood and relationship with father Steve Jobs as she discusses her new book, Small Fry. The National Arts Club.

Tuesday, June 11: Crack a joke at this conversation with female late night writers, which will be moderated by Seth Meyers. Paley Center for Media.

Wednesday, June 12: Hear directly from immigrants about their lives and experiences at This Alien Nation. Public Theater.

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.

Friday, June 14: Salute the stars and stripes at this Flag Day celebration, which includes a special parade, celebration, and open house. Fraunces Tavern Museum.

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.

Tuesday, June 18: Matriculate—for one night—at Underground University, which presents the hidden history of gender politics in De-Toxing Your MasculinityCaveat.

Wednesday, June 19: Man up—responsibly—at this mindfulness session on how to cultivate powerful masculine energy that’s free from domination and aggression. Rubin Museum of Art.

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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 repressionThe 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.

Sunday, June 23: Repeat a phrase on your way to Chant UP, a monthly celebration of mantra music. United Palace.

Monday, June 24: “Start up” your next venture at this session with entrepreneur Kevin Ryan on founding and building great companies. Company HQ.

Tuesday, June 25: Psychoanalyze your relationships at this lecture on the science of friendships and the psychology behind the comrades we choose. Subject.

Wednesday, June 26: Find the right word as Merriam-Webster editor-at-large Peter Sokolowski discusses what the online dictionary tells us about English. New York Public Library—Grand Central Library.

Thursday, June 27: Look up at this talk on ceiling painting in the history of art. The Frick Collection.

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.

Saturday, June 29: Learn the secret language of Green-Wood Cemetery on this tour of the symbols etched into the cemetery’s historic monuments.

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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