Culture Calendar: June 2018
See basketball legends on the big screen and attend talks by top chefs.
ATTEND A CONFERENCE WITH RESTAURANT INSIDERS.
On June 4, Will Guidara (a business partner of restaurant Eleven Madison Park), will host The Welcome Conference in New York City. The event will bring together hospitality industry experts and include talks by chef Dan Barber, known for his creative use of otherwise wasted food, and Lori Silverbush, the film director behind the documentary A Place At The Table. Join the waitlist and check the website for a video if you can’t attend in person.
Actress Julianna Margulies is back on the small screen, this time as Kitty Montgomery, a picture-perfect fashion editor. Based on Sarai Walker’s novel of the same name, the darkly comedic drama explores society's obsession with weight loss and beauty. The first season debuts on June 4 on AMC.
SEE THE EXHIBIT CELEBRATING BILL CUNNINGHAM.
From June 8 until September 9, The New York Historical Society will present a show honoring the legendary New York Times fashion photographer known for capturing street scenes while cycling around the city. On display will be his last Biria Citibike (he went through more than 30 bicycles during his long career), his first camera, his signature blue jacket, and of course, a selection of his photography.
VIEW PRO BASKETBALL PLAYERS ACTING AS GERIATRIC ATHLETES.
Age, as they say, is just a number. Basketball legends Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie and more return to the courts, in the surprising comedy Uncle Drew, where they act the role of much older athletes. NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving crisscrosses the country in an attempt to reunite his old teammates to play in one final tournament. Find it in theaters on June 29.
LISTEN TO WELLNESS TALKS BY MEDITATION EXPERTS.
Sun Valley Wellness Festival in the heart of Wood River Valley, Idaho bills itself as the world’s longest running wellness festival. On its 21st year, this four-day event (taking place June 29-July will feature presentations from experts including John Medina, MD, author of Brain Rules, and Sharon Salzberg, who co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and has taught meditation for more than forty years.