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Friday, June 1, 2018

June - Monthly Events

Monthly Events
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June is the 6th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days.
June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological summer is 1 June. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological winter is 1 June. 
At the start of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Taurus; at the end of June, the sun rises in the constellation of Gemini. However, due to the precession of the equinoxes, June begins with the sun in the astrological sign of Gemini, and ends with the sun in the astrological sign of Cancer. 
In the United States, June is the official month for a number of month-long national events, some of which are more unusual than others. Many of them are aimed at raising public awareness to different issues including health and safety. 

Month-long Events
•    Aquarium and Zoo Month
•    Cancer from the Sun Month
•    Candy Month
•    Dairy Month
•    Fireworks Safety Month
•    Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
•    Great Outdoors Month
•    Home Safety Month
•    Iced Tea Month
•    International Childhood Cancer Campaign Month
•    National Adopt a Cat Month
•    National Aphasia Awareness Month
•    National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
•    National Home Safety Month
•    National Rose Month
•    Professional Wellness Month
•    Seafood Month
•    Turkey Lovers Month
•    Vision Research Month


“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
 - Helen Keller

Observances for...

June 5 - World Environment Day to create awareness on the environmental issues.

June 6, 1944 - D-Day landings by Allied forces in Normandy.

Jun 8 - Jun 9Big Apple BBQ Block Party - Head to Madison Square Park for the 11th edition of this smoked- and grilled-meat blowout. Top pit masters from restaurants all over the country—including Blue Smoke, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Texas’s famed Salt Lick and more—will dish out exceptional ’cue for $9 a plate. 

Live music from bluesy songstress Marcia Ball (June 8) and rootsy rockers the Dirty Guv’nahs (June 9) will accompany the gluttony. FastPasses (which grant you $100 to spend and access to express lines for two eaters) sold out quickly last year, so plan ahead if you want to skip the queue. bigapplebbq.org. 11am–6pm; free, FastPass $125.  Madison Square Park, 23rd to 26th Sts between Fifth and Madison Aves
 

Jun 9 - National Puerto Rican Day Parade - Salsa music blares, and scantily clad revelers dance or ride colorful floats at this freewheeling celebration of the city’s largest Hispanic community. Fifth Ave from 44th St to 79th St.

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Jun 11 - Museum Mile Festival - Fifth Ave between 82nd and 110th Sts - It doesn’t take much to find a street shindig in the summertime, but you shouldn’t miss Fifth Avenue’s incredible celebration of culture and the arts—it’s one of the best block parties out there. Stretching from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Museum for African Art, Museum Mile is home to ten of NYC’s finest and most diverse institutions, all of which will open their doors to the public for this evening fiesta. Culture vultures will have plenty to keep them occupied on their stroll, as the route will be sprinkled with live music and food vendors, face painting, chalk-drawing stations and other arty pit stops for the kiddos. 212-606-2296, museummilefestival.org  6–9pm; Free.
 
June 11 Kamehameha Day, on , is a state holiday in Hawaii, US, honoring the first ruler of the one-time kingdom.
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June 14  -  Flag Days United States - On June the 14th, Americans celebrate the adoption of the first U.S. national flag which is also known as Old Glory or the Starts and Stripes. The Continental Congress approved the first American flag on June 14th, 1777. The flag was changed in 1818 when five additional states joined the Union and Congress passed legislation stating that the number of stripes should be fixed at 13 and the number of stars on the flag should equal the number of states.

June 20  to Jun  21 - The solstice called the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere occurs on dates varying from e (in UTC). In the pagan wheel of the year the summer solstice is the time of Litha and the winter solstice is that of Yule.
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June 20 - Sat Jun 22  Make Music New York -  Free - Various locations  - The first official day of summer gets off to a tuneful start, with musicians swarming sidewalks, parks and other outdoor spots to serenade New Yorkers in all five boroughs throughout the day. Notable shows this year include a performance of Song Reader (Beck’s all-sheet-music album, released in 2012) at a block party outside Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater and Tilt Brass playing R. Murray Schafer’s “Music for Wilderness” around, fittingly, the Central Park Lake. Times vary; visit makemusicny.org for details. Free.

June 20th – Father’s Day was first inaugurated in the beginning of the 20th century as a complement to the celebration of Mother’s Day. Father’s day honors parenting and fatherhood and is usually celebrated by children giving gifts and cards to their fathers and holding special family dinners. The first Father’s Day was initiated by Sonora Dodd of Spokane on June 19th, 1910.
3rd Sunday in June is Father's Day in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Ireland and Canada.
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http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj145/doinatn/dance-9.gifJun 25 - Fri Jul 13 - Midsummer Night Swing - W 62nd St between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves - For 15 days, this dance fest hosted by Lincoln Center welcomes jazz, mambo, rock and, yes, swing bands to Damrosch Park’s open-air ballroom. Highlights include two wallet-friendly, late-night silent discos (July 5, 11 10–11:30pm; $5), in which participants boogie down wearing individual headphones; salsa dancing led by the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (June 28); and a toe-tapping set by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on opening night (June 25). 212-875-5766, midsummernightswing.org. Tue–Sat 6:30pm; $17, four-night pass $60, six-night pass $84, season pass $170.  http://midsummernightswing.org/


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 http://www.zingerbug.com/Comments/glitter_graphics/waving_crossed_gay_pride_flags.gif Jun 30 - NYC Pride March -  Free - Gay pride celebrations take place in many countries in honor of the Stonewall riots.  More than a million spectators line the streets for what is always one of the year's most dazzling spectacles, commemorating the 1969 Stonewall riots. March begins at Fifth Ave and 36th St and proceeds south to the reviewing stand at Fifth Ave and 8th St before turning west down Christopher St to Greenwich St.  For more information, go to nycpride.org



 June ? - Jun 22 - Coney Island - Mermaid Parade - Freak-filled Coney Island gets even freakier when scantily clad ladies and gents in sequined brassieres, scaly-tail skirts and other quirky under-the-sea-themed garb cruise Surf Avenue. We’re still waiting to hear who will be crowned this year’s King Neptune and Queen Mermaid—but past celeb royalty have included Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and Harvey Keitel. coneyisland.com/mermaid. 1pm; Free. 

Glitter-covered semi-nude revelers, aquatically adorned floats and classic cruisers fill Surf Avenue for this annual art parade. The party has grown quite a bit over its three decades and now draws an audience of more than half a million, with well past a thousand marchers. From W 21st St and Surf Ave to the Boardwalk at W 15th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn (718-372-5159, coneyisland.com). Subway: D, F, N, Q to Coney Island–Stillwell  Parade starts at Surf Ave and W 21st St, Coney Island, Brooklyn - Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2012 (SLIDE SHOW)

 
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http://www.publicsafe.org/webcal/shakespeare_acting_sm_clr.gifJune – August - Delacorte Theater - Shakespeare in the Park - This annual festival, which begins in June, presents the Bard's greats performed in open air at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Created by the late Joseph Papp and presented by the Public, Shakespeare in the Park has endured not just because it's a night of free theater in New York's backyard, but because it's a night of great performances by some of the most talented actors of our day, including Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Al Pacino, Oliver Platt, Blythe Danner, Philip Seymour Hoffman, George C. Scott and Denzel Washington.

June - July:SummerStage Rumsey Playfield, Central Park,  For more than 25 years now, the City Parks Foundation has filled summers in the park with just about every sound under the sun. This New York institution has an ear for music of every type—M.I.A., Television, and Amadou & Mariam have all played in recent years, as have Zap Mama, Nortec Collective and Neko Case. Many of the shows are free, with a handful of benefits covering for them. (enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St) 
 
SummerStage Kickoff 2012: Wyclef, the Roots, Bebel Gilberto at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield (SLIDE SHOW)



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June







                                                         
                                                        


1    
 National Cancer Survivor’s Day;  

 Headache Awareness Week  
 2     

National Rocky Road Day


 3    

National 
Chocolate Macaroon Day
 4   
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

Cheese Day;

 5    

World Environment Day


 6  

National Yo-Yo Day; 

National Doughnut Day
 7   

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
 8  
Best Friends Day; 

World Ocean Day;  

Shavuot begins at sundown

 9     
National 
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day; 

6/9-6/15 
 Men's Health Week 
10     
Iced Tea Day; 

Herbs & 

Spice Day
11  

Hug Holiday; 

National German Chocolate Cake Day
12  
Red Rose Day; 

National Peanut ;  

Nursing Assistants Day
13
  
Tchaikovsky Festival 
at New York Philharmonic
14    
Flag Day; 

National Strawberry Shortcake Day; 

World Juggler's Day
15  
Smile Power Day,  

Father's Day;  


National Lobster Day
16  
National Fudge Day
 17  
Eat Your Vegetables Day;

National Apple Strudel Day
18   

International Picnic Day; 

 6/18-6/21 United Cerebral Palsy Week
19      

National 
Fresh Fruit 
and Vegetables Month
 20  

World Refugee Day; 

Ice Cream Soda Day;
 21  
Summer Starts (Summer Solstice); 
  
Skateboarding Day; 

National Peaches & Cream Day; 
 
 22  
National Chocolate Eclair Day; 

6/22-6/28
Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
 23  
National Pink Day;  

National Pecan Sandies Day
 24     
National Pralines Day; 

National Columnists Day
 25  
National Catfish Day; 

 26   

International Day Against Drug Abuse/Trafficking
 
Forgiveness Day
 27     
 National HIV Testing Day; 

Helen Keller Day; 6/27-7/05 

Eye Safety Awareness Week
 28   
 National Tapioca Day 
 29   
Camera Day; 

Log Cabin Day; 

Special Recreation Day for the Disabled
30  
Meteor Day;
Gay pride in honor of the Stonewall riots. 
Dairy Month
 National Adopt a Cat Month

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