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The Best Things to Do in Boston This Month, June 2019

By Lee Ann Jastillana | June 5, 2019 | Culture Events


6/7 Global Citizens Gala

Join the United Nations Association of Greater Boston for an elegant evening celebrating the city’s global citizens who enrich the community with diversity. The world-class event buzzes with conversation, entertainment, dancing and music. The international cuisine served is just the cherry on top. Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Ave.,

6/8 The Summer Party at the MFA

Cocktails, dessert and dancing? They had us at cocktails. The Museum of Fine Arts hosts its stylish Summer Party annually, transforming the Shapiro Family Courtyard into an elegant, spirited hub of art enthusiasts. Enjoy live music and entertainment all night and participate in a silent auction supporting local artists. The dress code is creative black tie, so now’s the time to pull out that daring, artsy ensemble. Tickets from $225, 465 Huntington Ave.,

6/8-9 Boston Dragon Boat Festival

Each year, 70-plus teams in colorful, Hong Kong-style dragon boats compete in an energetic 500-meter race held on the Charles River’s picturesque banks. The exciting race is just one part of the largest Asian American cultural event in New England. The Boston Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the life and death of Chinese poet-patriot Qu Yuan and is the oldest boat festival in North America. Besides boat racing, the event offers cultural performances, demonstrations, arts and crafts, and food from various Asian cultures. Free, John W. Weeks Footbridge, Charles River and Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Mass.,

6/12-30 Boston Opera House: Miss Saigon

Enchanting and emotional, the award-winning musical Miss Saigon makes its way onto the Boston stage this June. With a heartbreaking storyline, fantastic helicopter scene and talented performers, it’s not hard to see why the production has solidified its status as a Broadway classic. Experience the stunning set design, legendary music and epic story all wrapped up in one spectacular showing. Tickets from $40, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St.,

6/18 The Rose Garden Party

The Kelleher Garden, decorated with blooming rose bushes in the summer, makes the perfect setting for this elegant social event. The Rose Garden Party, chaired by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Lorrie Higgins, raises money for performing arts events and workshops throughout Boston’s parks. Guests can enjoy the picturesque atmosphere and an en plein air painting demonstration, listen in on live entertainment, participate in live and silent auctions, and compete in the creative hat contest. 73 Park Drive,

15th Annual Boston Tango Festival

Slip on your dancing shoes and get ready for this spirited fiveday tango festival. Hosted by the Tango Society of Boston, the festival includes energetic classes and workshops, a specialty theater show and dance parties featuring guest DJs and live music. Dance Union Studio, 16 Bow St., Somerville,

6/24 11th Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation hits a hole in one with its annual charity event benefiting New England cancer patients. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, swing some golf and spend the evening at the cocktail reception all while supporting the foundation’s mission to provide financial assistance to those who need it most. Pinehills Golf Club, 54 Clubhouse Drive, Plymouth, Mass.,

Through July 1 Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

Cirque du Soleil animates Agganis Arena with extravagant costumes, acrobatics, music and dance. The show aims to provoke imagination, celebrating life with vivacious segments meant to be recollections of a life well lived. Grab a date and join in on the parade. Tickets from $45, 925 Commonwealth Ave.,