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June 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 7:30-10 p.m.
Green-Wood Cemetery,500 25th St., Brooklyn
When we were young, the journey of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was a wondrous affair. As adults, we can see the darker elements in Lewis Carroll’s story, which is turning 150 years old, and what better place to celebrate the macabre than in a cemetery? Each weekend will feature different performers in a festival that will “hold a modern-day looking-glass to our city.”
June 4, 6 p.m.
Metropolitan Pavilion,125 W. 18th St.
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There’s a fest for every kind of food, but Tasting Table’s Lobster Rumble has got to be the best value for such a desirable delicacy. Over 25 local restaurants compete for the title of Best Lobster Dish, but the best part for you is that you’ll have to taste them all to cast your vote.
Suddenly Summer Jam
June 4, 6-8 p.m.
Lord & Taylor,424 Fifth Ave.,Floors 9&10
Maxim magazine is turningthe Men’s Department into a summer dance party, with music by The Jane Doze, cocktails, light bites and games you probably haven’t played without a redSolo cup in your hand. On hand will be Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances — maybe you’ll see how good he is with a beach ball, too.
NYCB’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
David A. Koch Theater,20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Central Park isn’t your only option for seeing some resplendent Shakespeare on the Upper West Side. You can also see the Bard interpreted through dance with the New York City Ballet’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Governors Ball Music Festival
Randall’s Island Park
This weekend is one of summer’s biggest music festivals, in NYC or anywhere else. Headliners include Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, The Black Keys and Bjork. A new batch of single-day tickets has been released for $135 each, with three-days tickets at $275. There’s also food, merchandise and plenty of bonus activities and parties around the island.
Om Is Where the Heart Is
Fridays in June, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
27 Christopher St.
If you’ve been meaning to try yoga — or fulfill that promise to start back up — then four free yoga classes this month leave you little room for excuses. Every Friday through June, participate in all-level yoga as part of a charitable effort through The Foundling. Although the events are free, there’s a suggested donation of $20; proceeds for both programs support local families and kids in need.
The Total Gowanus Immersion
June 6, 1-7 p.m.
Gowanus gets a bad rep for its notoriously gross canal and for not being Park Slope. But this weekend it gets the chance to redeem itself via the Total Gowanus Immersion, a daylong beer-focused trek to various new and classic bars in the area.
21 Club Belmont Stakes Party
June 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
21 Club, 21 W. 52nd St.
The restaurant is hosting an official party this Saturday for two hours preceding the race. For $55, you’ll get two Knob Creek Belmont Jewel cocktails (the cocktail of the race) and dine on high-end bites like salmon and lamb. Then enjoy the derby in the lounge starting at 6:35 p.m.
Museum Mile Festival
June 9, 6-9 p.m.
Fifth Ave. b/w 82nd and 105th
New York City has street fairs and block parties galore, but there’s almost nothing as expansive as the Museum Mile Festival, which stretches from 82nd to 105th streets on Fifth Avenue for23 blocks of art, fun, culture and more at nine of the museums, all for free. Outside, there are also bands, vendors and art displays.
Rose Garden Weekend
June 6-7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
New York Botanical Garden,2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Free with admission
Everything’s coming up roses this weekend at the New York Botanical Garden. For two days, events will all focus on the classic rose, including live music, rose-pruning lessons, a Q&A on the flower and guided tours through the gardens. Entry is included with an all-garden pass to the museum. There will be over 4,000 blooming rose plants in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden – enter raffles before 12:30 and 2 p.m. each day to take one home with you.
Hudson Square 3D
June 10-11, various locations
NYC’s historic printing district is evolving into a fast-growing hub for tech, design and media startups and companies. Check out interactive workshops in composing music on modular synthesizers, a podcast panel including comedian Todd Barry, rapid-fire talks (can we make their no PowerPoint slide over 15 seconds a workplace policy?), plus live demos of furnitureand bike racks being built from3D-printed materials.
Baruch Performing Arts Center,55 Lexington Ave.
Whether or not you’re old enough to remember the ’80s sitcom “Designing Women,” you’ll be able to enjoy the over-the-top silliness of “Re-Designing Women”: The play follows Southern belles who try to save their business by pitching a reality show to Bravo’s Andy Cohen.