Summer’s here but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a thing or two about world events and pop culture (as well as fodder for casual banter at a cocktail party or dive bar.)
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June 1: Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins.
June 3: U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive to UK for state visit.
June 4: Eid al-Fitr which translates to “festival of breaking the fast” and the end of Ramadan.
June 7: British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as party leader; elections triggered.
June 9: New York — 73rd annual Tony Awards
June 20: Paris — Invite-only tribute for Chanel designer and fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld to be held at the Grand Palais during Men’s Fashion Week.
June 26-27: Miami — The first DNC debate kicks off with NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo set to partner.
June 28: Honolulu — U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting – expect to see Mayor Pete and de Blasio.
June 28: Osaka — G20. Leaders from 19 countries + the EU meet to discuss global issues e.g. climate change and food security.
July 2: Total lunar eclipse which can be seen in New Zealand while parts of Chile and Argentina will be in the path of totality.
July 4: Independence Day or as the Brits call it, Thursday. In D.C. the fireworks show will be called “A Salute to America” & held at the Lincoln Memorial (vs Capitol Hill).
July 6: Brussels — The start of Tour de France.
July 7: Mercury in retrograde through August 2. Oh, it’s a thing.
July 30-31. Detroit — Second Democratic debate – CNN to host.
August 3: DC — Congress goes into summer recess until September 9.
September 2019: Location TBA: Third Democratic debate
September 17-30: New York — United Nations General Assembly, lovingly referred to as UNGA.
October: Location TBA: Fourth Democratic debate
October 31: UK and EU deadline for Brexit.
November: Location TBA: Fifth Democratic debate
November 28: New York — Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
December 2019: Location TBA: Sixth Democratic debate
December 20: The Rise of Skywalker, Episode IX. It’s gonna break global/intergalactic box office records.