June Happenings in NYC

There are many fun things to do across Manhattan and New York City during the month of June. Read on for some fun suggestions.

  • Jasper Johns: Monotypes at Matthew Marks Gallery

The June happenings in NYC that are geared towards art-lovers include this exhibition that shows off over 41 prints by modern master, Jasper Johns. The Matthew Marks Gallery is showing these pieces in advance of its 2017 compendium of his monotypes. On view are pieces made between 1978 and 2015. These works may be familiar to many and include the Savarin coffee can filled with paintbrushes and a more recent image of a despairing Marine.


Visitors can see Jasper Johns: Monotypes every day of the week in June until the 25th, except for Sundays and Mondays. The Matthew Marks Gallery is located at 523 W. 24th St..


  • American Identities: A New Look

This installation has been on view at the Brooklyn Museum since 2001. American Identities features more than 350 objects from the museum's collection of American art. Here, visitors will get to see a large and varied collection of fine and decorative arts. The American Identities installation includes silver along with furniture and ceramics dating from the colonial period to the present. Also included are major pieces of Native American and Spanish colonial art. The galleries are organized to fit with eight themes allowing visitors to experience different moments in history and various aspects of American visual art from the nation's past.


The installation is on view throughout June. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn and opens at 11 AM every day.


  • Mathematica: A World of Numbers

Mathematical is one of the June happenings in NYC with an educational focus. This interactive exhibit was designed by Charles and Ray Eames and allows visitors to experience the world of numbers. The exhibit features six units that cover a range of topics including celestial mechanics, projective geometry and topology. Among the other features of Mathematica is an Image Wall that displays mathematical visualizations and a History Wall documenting how mathematics has evolved since 1100 AD.


The Mathematica exhibition is being held at the New York Hall of Science on 111th Street in Queens throughout June. The hours are 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.


  • New York City's Multicultural Festival

This festival is for everyone and celebrates all forms of cultural expression such as music, fashion and art. The NYC multicultural festival is organized by the community for the community and is inspired NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks's desire for the police and the community to work together to fight hate crimes. Events include live music, face painting and storytelling. There will also be retail and food vendors.


The June portion of the festival will be held on June 4 at Jackie Robinson Park at 85 Bradhurst Avenue. The hours are from 11 AM to 6 PM.


  • The Big Apple Zinfandel Experience

Are you a wine-lover? If so, this is one of the June happenings in NYC that will be right up your alley. The Big Apple Zinfandel experience is the city's largest single varietal wine tasting event. It features more than 75 wines and allows attendees to meet with 20+ winemakers from California, including some from the Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Those attending will be able to explore the flavors of Zinfandel blends as well as experience those of single vineyard zinfandels and old vine zinfandels. The participating wineries include Ironstone, Gamba and Artezin.