NYC LIFE: Summer in the City
We love summer in the city, and here are a few not to be missed events on the horizon.
June 27. Rooftop Event to Raise Awareness of Sex-Trafficking
Please join us and other members of the New York City Leadership Council for Because I am a Girl, for a riveting evening event. In addition to a short film, a panel of front-line experts on this critical issue will discuss why it hits home for all New Yorkers. Trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. 2 million children are exploited every year. You’ll get the shocking facts and how you help.
Wednesday, June 27 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Tickets are just $25 (wine and snacks included).
June 23 – 24. River to River Festival
Celebrate the arts at the 17th annual River to River Festival, downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival. River to River presents an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms—often blurring the lines between genres including dance, music, theater and the visual arts—in venues across Lower Manhattan. Get the details.
June 26-July 14. Dance Party at Lincoln Center
New York City’s biggest dance party, Midsummer Night Swing, starts Tuesday, bringing people from all walks of life together to experience an array of sounds and dance. This iconic New York social dance party will feature 15 nights under the stars, with outdoor dance lessons and live performances paying tribute to the histories of Lindy hop, swing, mambo, salsa, blues, and more, while welcoming newcomers and dance pros alike to experience the joy of social dance.
Sisterhood of Swing, an all-female jazz group created especially for Midsummer Night Swing, will open the season on June 26, inspired by the groundbreaking International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The International Sweethearts paved new ground for female musicians and defied Jim Crow–era laws by becoming the first integrated, all-female jazz band. Get all the details.
The Empty Met Tour
If you love the Met and early mornings, here’s a great tour this summer. Head inside the Met before it opens to the general public and see its most famous exhibits with one of the museum’s own guides.
Get the details.