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Take in some tunes in New York City's great outdoors. Musicians from around the world perform everything from opera to hip hop to world music, all in a park near you.

Concerts Events

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Apr26

Prospect Park Fair

at The Bandshell (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes all Brooklynites to enjoy a day of family fun at the Prospect Park Fair. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, tennis demonstrations, a…
Free!

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Apr26

LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Flower Power

at Dias Y Flores (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens. Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we…
Free!

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Apr26

LUNGs East Village Garden Tour: Spring Awakening with Peas & Love

at Childrens Magical Garden, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
It's time to party! Come out and celebrate our community gardens. Please join LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) for the "Spring Awakening" as we…
Free!

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Friday, May 2, 2014

May 2

First Friday! Music + Bronx Seaside Trolley

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Irish folk singer Mary Courtney brings her great talent back to teh  Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum . Explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The trolley…

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4

Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center presents Irish Dance Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Irish Arts Center returns with its 13th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May10

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun! May…
Free!

Best For
Kids
May10

Music at Morris-Jumel

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Clara Rottsolk, soprano, and Sylvia Berry, fortepiano, perform works by Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini. Ms. Berry will play on her newly restored 1806 Broadwood piano, featured on her recent…

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May13

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May17

Spring Kids Fest 2014

at Madison Square Park, Manhattan

10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Spring Kids Fest is our favorite way to kick off a fresh season of free and fun programming in 2014! Join us in Madison Square Park with our friends at Time Out New York Kids on…
Free!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

May18

Summer on the Hudson: 11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, a Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental…
Free!

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May18

World's Fair Anniversary Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.  Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs?…
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May18

World's Fair Anniversary Concerts & Fireworks

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
To celebrate the anniversaries of the World's Fairs, we'll be hosting musical performances and fireworks at the Unisphere. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. a Sounds of the 60s concert will…
Free!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May20

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

May22

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May24

Music in the Garden: John Yao & His 17-Piece Instrument

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for a lively performance of jazz favorites! Asian-American trombonist, composer, arranger John Yao has been an integral member of the jazz and Latin music scenes and will have you…

Sunday, May 25, 2014

May25

Memorial Weekend Concert

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

2:00 p.m.
Hear the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s annual treat.
Free!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May27

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May29

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 30, 2014

May30

Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen - Sonnet Man

at 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Devin Glover sets Shakespeare's love sonnets to Hip Hop.  Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations. Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the…
Free!

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May30

IS 51 Jazz Band

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
IS-51 Jazz band will be playing in the park.   Bring a blanket and enjoy the wonderful music that they will perform.  
Free!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jun 3

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Jun 3

SummerStage Presents: Ty Dolla $ign

at Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Welcome to the omnivorous world of the South Central-raised star born, Tyrone Griffin. Ty has been creating music since he was a three-year old writing lyrics and playing a keyboard. Since…
Free!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jun 4

SummerStage Presents: Mark McGuire / Marissa Nadler / Delicate Steve in association with MeanRed productions

at Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Playing with a wide variety of instruments and styles on Along the Way, Mark McGuire presents his unique vision of modern psychedelia. Using electric and acoustic guitars, a Talkbox,…
Free!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jun 5

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 5

A Year With Frog & Toad

at Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
A live performance about four seasons of friendship and life lessons.  Performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 5

SummerStage Presents: Pro Era in association with Lyricist Lounge

at Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Pro Era is the Brooklyn collective of Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, A La Sole, Dessy Hinds, and Dirty $anchez. The young MCs have a developed a cult-like following…
Free!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Jun 7

SummerStage Presents: 12th Brazilian Film Festival of NY featuring Toquinho Tribute to Vinicius de Moraes / DJ Gaspar Muniz

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
During the 12th Brazilian Film Festival of NY , the centenary of Bossa Nova composer Vinicius de Moraes, will be celebrated with a concert at SummerStage in Central Park. Join Toquinho,…
Free!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jun10

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Jun10

SummerStage Presents: Duck Down BBQ with Boot Camp Clik & Friends

at Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join  Duck Down Music and Boot Camp Clik  as they kick off summer with a free neighborhood BBQ featuring special performances by Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price…
Free!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jun11

SummerStage Presents: Sisqó

at Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Sisqó is an R&B singer, one of the five members of Dru Hill. After the group disbanded in 1999, Sisqó embarked on his solo career, releasing Unleash the Dragon , on…
Free!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jun12

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Jun14

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun! May…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun14

SummerStage Presents: Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound / La Mecanica Popular / Little Louie Vega (Elements of Life/Masters at Work)

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Roberto Roena   is a salsa music percussionist, orchestra leader, and dancer. Roena was one of the original members of El Gran Combo, and he later became the leader of his own band,…
Free!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jun15

Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
With the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, we're happy to welcome the Quintet of the Americas once again!  Enjoy Father's Day with a selection of music that celebrates…

Jun15

SummerStage Presents: Black Coffee Live / DJ Spoko in association with Okayafrica and ImageNation — Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Nathi “ Black Coffee ” Maphumulo was born in Durban, South Africa and studied Jazz music at the Natal Tech.  In 2003, Black Coffee was chosen as one of two South African…
Free!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jun17

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Jun17

SummerStage Presents John Butler Trio / Allen Stone

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The contradictions in  John Butler  are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul.…

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jun18

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Jun18

SummerStage Presents: Salute to Hip Hop with DJ Bent Roc / Chubb Rock / Dana Dane / and Special Ed in association with WBLS

at Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
DJ Bent Roc is the premiere mix master on New York City’s 107.5 WBLS. Besides spinning for all the station’s events, he spins weekly on Saturdays for his own show, Classic…
Free!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jun19

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun19

SummerStage Presents: Algebra in association with WBLS

at Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Born Algebra Felicia Blessett and hailing from the R&B hotbed of Atlanta, Algebra has already earned a reputation as one of her hometown's most exciting new talents.  Having…
Free!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jun21

GreenThumb Summer Festival

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
GreenThumb invites you to join our community gardeners and partners for the 2014 GreenThumb Summer Festival!  Enjoy live music and dance, gardening workshops, children's…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun21

Make Music New York

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Make Music New York will have several performers showing off their talent.  Bring a chair and sit down and listen to each group that will be playing.
Free!

Jun21

SummerStage Presents: Fête de la Musique: -M- / Émilie Simon in association with Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export New York

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Matthieu Chedid is the son of French singer Louis Chedid, and the grandson of the Egyptian-born French writer and poetess Andrée Chedid. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Chedid…
Free!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jun22

SummerStage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Buika / Marques Toliver

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Since her introduction to the American marketplace in 2007 with her album  Mi Niña Lola (My Little Girl Lola),   Buika has experienced a meteoric rise, earning lavish…
Free!

Jun22

SummerStage Presents: Whistle! A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles / Screening: Hands to the Sky in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation

at Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In homage to the late Frankie Knuckles, SummerStage, ImageNation and guest curator Injoy Enterprises present Whistle!: A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles featuring the  Soul Summit…
Free!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Jun23

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Amber Wagner (soprano) is a winner of the Met’s 2007 National Council…
Free!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jun24

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Jun24

SummerStage Presents: Our Latin Thing / New Swing Sextet

at Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
On one August evening in the 1970's New York gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. At the renown Cheetah Nightclub, there was an ensemble of artists…
Free!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jun25

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Jun25

SummerStage Presents: Chuck Chillout / DJ Hollywood / Brucie B / Chief Rocker Busy Bee / LA Luv and 4th Quarter Boyz, hosted by Mick Benzo in association with Universal Zulu Nation and the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop culture

at Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The legendary Chuck Chillout began his illustrious career on 98.7 Kiss-FM in 1982. Chuck Chillout was one of the first D.J.s to become world renown include Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa…
Free!

Jun25

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Amber Wagner (soprano) is a winner of the Met’s 2007 National Council…
Free!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jun26

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun26

SummerStage Presents: D.I.T.C (Lord Finesse / A.G. / Diamond D / DJ Boogie Blind / Large Professor) in association with Lyricist Lounge

at Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
One of the most beloved hip hop crews in rap music, D.I.T.C. (an acronym for "Diggin' in the Crates") consists of veteran rappers, DJs, and producers dedicated to the true…
Free!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jun27

Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with Mr. Reed

at 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a mix of soul, R&B and funk with Mr. Reed, as seen on TV! Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations. Thank you to our 2014 Summer on…
Free!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Jun28

Family Day

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come enjoy Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make a historic craft project, and enjoy the beginning of summer in our colonial garden! Special…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun28

SummerStage Presents: Club Classics Live! featuring Sam Sparro / Ultra Naté / Kevin Aviance / Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright (Formerly of Chic) / Company Freak and special guests / DJ set by Andre Collins Curated by Jason King

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
A sensational summer dance party featuring new live interpretations of disco, funk, soul and house classics. On the day before New York's famous Pride Festival, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE!…
Free!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jun29

Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join SOH and NYC Urban Parks Rangers to connect to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the band and the river-related arts & crafts. Fishing…
Free!

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Jun29

SummerStage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Jon Batiste and Stay Human / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Jon Batiste was born in New Orleans into a family whose deep musical heritage is part of the inspiration for the HBO series Treme, in which he has appeared. Over the last decade he has…
Free!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Jun30

SummerStage Presents Counting Crows / Toad the Wet Sprocket / Daniel & The Lion

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Jul 1

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Jul 1

SummerStage Presents Beck

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Beck has traveled light years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” metamorphosed from a rejected demo to a ubiquitous smash. Instead he wound…

Jul 1

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

at Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young…
Free!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jul 2

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Jul 3

SummerStage Presents: Freedom Dance Party / Herbert Holler / DJ Cosi / Marc Smooth

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Freedom Party® is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history.  Winner of Papermag 's highly coveted award for "Best Party (People's…
Free!

Jul 3

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young…
Free!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jul 5

SummerStage Presents: Teddy Afro / Noura Mint Seymali / HaHu Dance Crew

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Raised by musical parents, it was apparent at an early age that Tewodros Kassahun, (now know as Teddy Afro ) had a deep love of music. Over the past ten years, Teddy has emerged as the…
Free!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Jul 6

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Mary C & the Stellars

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Enjoy a unique mix of Soul and Rock with Mary C & the Stellars.
Free!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Jul 7

Dancing Under The Stars Finale with Live Music

at Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Forest Park's season of free ballroom dance lessons with Live Music by Nick Russo Latin Jazz Quintet
Free!

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Kids
Jul 7

SummerStage Presents: Neon Trees / Smallpools / Nightmare & The Cat

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Neon Trees ’ new album Pop Psychology on Island Records is an upbeat collection of sleek, modern alternative pop powered by singer-songwriter Tyler Glenn’s bright melodies,…

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jul 8

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Jul 8

SummerStage Presents: Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory / Luke Temple

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by…
Free!

Jul 8

SummerStage Presents: Tony Vega in association with La Mega

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Tony Vega  is a Grammy nominated internationally known salsa  singer and  bandleader . Vega was born in the town of  Salinas, Puerto Rico  into a family…
Free!

Jul 8

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

at The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young…
Free!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Jul 9

Hip Pickles

at Jamaica Avenue & Elton Street (in Highland Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the world's most exciting interactive drum band.
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Kids
Jul 9

SummerStage in association with LAMC Presents: Beatnuts / Ana Tijoux / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony Touch

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) – described by the NY Times as the "Sundance of Latin music" -- celebrates its 15 th  anniversary and yet another year…
Free!

Jul 9

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Jul 9

SummerStage Presents: Jose Alberto "El Canario"

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
José Alberto , is a Dominican salsa singer with a career that spans the past thirty years. His voice was widely adored by salsa fans, and his exceptional whistling abilities led…
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jul10

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young…
Free!

Jul10

SummerStage Presents: Domingo Quiñones in association with La Mega

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Domingo Quiñones is a salsa singer, composer, producer and actor. Born on August 9, 1963 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey,  Quiñones moved to Puerto Rico with his parents…
Free!

Jul10

Bon Jersey: A Tribute to Bon Jovi

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a teriffic musical tribute to Bon Jovi!  Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.   
Free!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Jul11

Bryant Park New Music

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jul12

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun! May…
Free!

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Kids
Jul12

SummerStage Presents: Babasónicos / Juana Molina / La Santa Cecilia in association with Latin Alternative Music Conference

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) – described by the NY Times as the "Sundance of Latin music" -- celebrates its 15 th  anniversary and yet another year…
Free!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Jul13

SummerStage Presents Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops! Funky Fables / Kids Junk Orchestra / Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day , a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the…
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Kids
Jul13

SummerStage in association with Okayfuture Presents: Bonobo / Cibo Matto - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Simon Green, AKA Bonobo , is an artist very much at the peak of his significant powers. His 2010 album ‘Black Sands’ was the high watermark of his career to date; a…
Free!

Jul13

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Orquesta SSC

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! The sounds of this 11-piece Salsa band will entice both the dancer and the non-dancer. 
Free!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jul15

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Jul15

SummerStage Presents: Ismael Miranda / Rebel Tumbao / Joe Claussell (Sacred Rhythm Music)

at Queensbridge Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Ismael Miranda aka "El niño bonito de la Salsa" (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups, "The 4J's…
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jul16

Beauty and The Beast

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a live version of this popular Disney classic.  Presented by Plaza Theatre Productions.
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Kids
Jul16

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Jul16

SummerStage Presents: J. Holiday in association with WBLS

at Queensbridge Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Laid-back Washington, D.C.-based R&B vocalist J. Holiday brings an unexpected edge to R&B music. He bears a street sensibility and bravado normally reserved for hip-hop but…
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jul17

SummerStage Presents: Mobb Deep in assocation with Lyricist Lounge

at Queensbridge Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
One of the most prolific and original groups in hip hop, the infamous Mobb Deep are still a very active force in today’s music industry with twenty years of experience. The group…
Free!

Jul17

Blondes Have More Fun: A Rod Stewart Tribute

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a musical tribute capturing four decades of Rod Stewart hits, featuring Rick Larrimore.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Jul18

Bryant Park New Music

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jul19

SummerStage in association with Brasil Summerfest Presents: Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge / Maíra Freitas / DJ Tutu Moraes

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A symbolic landmark for the historical relationship between Brazil and The Netherlands is the Mauricio de Nassau Bridge in Recife, which is a perfect replica of a bridge crossing the…
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jul20

SummerStage Presents: Catalan Sounds On Tour: Mishima / Txarango / DJ sets by Headbirds

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Saying the name Mishima is speaking about not only the great Japanese writer but one of Barcelona’s most influential bands of the 21 st Century.  Despite the fact they…
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Jul20

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Zing Experience

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Enjoy Haitian Roots, Rock and Reggae by the Zing Experience.
Free!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jul21

SummerStage Presents: New Songs of Justice: An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger featuring Anti-Flag (acoustic) / Toni Blackman / The Chapin Sisters / Rebel Diaz / Steve Earle / Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion / James Maddock / Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Zanes

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Hip hop, Indie-rock, punk and folk artists committed to social change will come together to honor musician and activist Pete Seeger . The program’s hosts are Gina Belafonte, Harry…
Free!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jul22

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jul23

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jul24

Pasofino

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Journey across all the borders of the Latin music genres. Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Jul25

Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with Geo Wyeth

at 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of multi-instrumental singer/songwriter Geo Wyeth on the waterfront. Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations. Thank you to our…
Free!

Jul25

Bryant Park New Music

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jul26

SummerStage Presents: Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew in association with LargeUp and Federation Sound - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer & Federation Sound

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Chronixx was the ‘stage’ name his friends bestowed on him, replacing the name ‘Little Chronicle’ he was given as the ‘junior’ to his father, the…
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jul27

SummerStage Presents Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Originally founded in 1977 in the Bronx, by Jimmy D and Jojo, Rock Steady Crew has become one of the most well-known and recognizable B-boy groups in the world.  The pioneers and…
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Jul27

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - The Defibulators

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Enjoy some foot-stomping country with a Rock & Roll attitude. 
Free!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jul28

SummerStage Presents: John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo , who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia,” as well as on “ER” and…
Free!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jul29

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandeons.…
Free!

Jul29

SummerStage Presents Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Conor Oberst  is a New York City-based singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many…

Jul29

SummerStage Presents: Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue , takes on a life of its own at New York’s…
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jul30

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Jul30

SummerStage Presents: Lisette Melendez / Coro / George Lamond / hosted by Mick Benzo in association with Universal Zulu Nation and the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop culture

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Lisette Melendez is an American freestyle/Latin pop/dance-pop singer. Her debut album Together Forever was propelled to gold status after her smash hits "Together Forever" and…
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jul31

SummerStage Presents: Joe Bataan / Boogaloo Assassins / DJ Turmix

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Joe Bataan , the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the…
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Jul31

Mike Delgidice and Big Shot featuring current members of Billy Joels's Band

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
This premiere Billy Joel Show is returning!  Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.  
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Aug 1

Bryant Park New Music

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Aug 2

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a…
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Aug 2

SummerStage Presents: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’…
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Aug 3

SummerStage Presents: Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas in association with Revive Music - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Gregory Porter ’s Blue Note Records debut, the 2014 GRAMMY winning Liquid Spirit , arrived on the heels of two critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated indie label albums that…
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Aug 5

SummerStage Presents: Típica 73 with guest: Adalberto Santiago / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

at East River Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Típica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s.  Eventually, it…
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aug 6

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Aug 6

SummerStage Presents: Mobile Mondays LIVE - The Salsoul Edition featuring Joe Bataan / First Choice / Double Exposure / Instant Funk / Ladies of Skyy / Carol Williams

at East River Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Mobile Mondays ! & Salsoul Records have partnered to bring you a classic NYC Dance Experience.  Mobile Mondays! is the premier all 45's vinyl night  &…
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Aug 7

SummerStage Presents: Mykki Blanco in association with MeanRed

at East River Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Mykki Blanco is the stage name of American poet and performing artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Quattlebaum is an interdisciplinary artist who uses contemporary hip hop as a…
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Aug 7

Disco Unlimted

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Boogie down to the sounds of the hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast!  
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Aug 8

Bryant Park New Music

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Aug 9

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun! May…
Free!

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Kids
Aug 9

SummerStagePresents: Motown Gospel Revue featuring Tasha Cobbs / Smokie Norful / Pastor Charles Jenkins / VaShawn Mitchell / Kierra Sheard / Micah Stampley / Brian Courtney Wilson

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
When Tasha Cobbs took the stage on June 14, 2012 at Northview Christian Church, in Montgomery, Alabama, she did so neither as a nationally renowned vocalist, nor as a recording artist…
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Aug10

SummerStage Presents: Passenger / Liam Bailey / DJ Natasha Diggs in association with Giant Step

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The last year or so has certainly been a wild and wonderful ride for Passenger , aka Mike Rosenberg: from years dedicated to busking the streets of towns and cities across the globe, to…
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Aug12

SummerStage Presents: Joe in association with WBLS

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Having put out more than 10 albums in 20 years, JOE has become one of R&B’s most accomplished and popular singers with seven Grammy nods along the span of his career. Singles…
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aug13

SummerStage Presents Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson / Andrew McMahon

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Show Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free…

Aug13

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Aug13

SummerStage Presents: Bobby Sanabria / Screening: Chico and Rita in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee -…
Free!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Aug14

SummerStage Presents: Byron Cage in association with WLIB

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
“If people really want to know me, then listen to my music - my words especially,” says Byron Cage , one of the biggest names in urban praise and worship music. “If you…
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aug16

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC 2014

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages!  Kite-making for children and live music with Batala NYC & Shinbone Alley Stilt Band aids your celebration of simple fun throughout…
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Aug16

SummerStage Presents: Blood Orange / Moses Sumney / Sean Nicholas Savage in association with Okayplayer - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Devonté (Dev) Hynes is a producer, songwriter, and artist currently based in New York City. He has written and produced songs for a wide range of artists including Solange Knowles,…
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Aug17

SummerStage Presents: Harlem Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams / Moona Luna / Kojo Odu Roney & Friends / B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove / DJ-KS 360

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day , a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have…
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Aug17

SummerStage Presents: Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In homage to the women of soul music, SummerStage, ImageNation and Ubiquita Worldwide present Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music .  Dance, listen and watch with us as…
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Aug17

SummerStage Presents: WBLS 6th Annual R&B Fest: Musiq Soulchild

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Philadelphia native Taalib Johnson, a.k.a. Musiq Soulchild , is a Neo-Soul & R&B artist, whose unique style blends R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, and rock, creating a sound…
Free!

Aug17

SummerStage Presents: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th Anniversary Celebration / Screening: Our Latin Thing

at East River Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts…
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aug20

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aug23

SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Wallace Roney Orchestra / Lionel Loueke / Melissa Aldana / Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey,…
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Aug23

SummerStage Presents: La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex Sensation

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
New York City’s top Latin DJ, Alex Sensation , began collecting music and at age 16 was already a disc jockey at various nightclubs. He enjoys mixing different genres, but his…
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug24

SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Barron / Cindy Blackman Santana / Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith / Brianna Thomas

at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
When Kenny Barron first heard that the National Endowment for the Arts inducted him into its prestigious Jazz Masters class of 2010, he felt honored to be among the greats of the music…
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug27

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Aug29

Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with the Shivering Timbers

at 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Step into a whimsical, foot-stomping play land with the Shivering Timbers.  Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations. Thank you to our…
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, greenmarket and more!
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct18

Fall Harvest Festival

at Victory Field (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall with live performances, crafts, games, pumpkins face painting and more! Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich
Free!

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec13

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at West Harlem Piers Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party. Celebrate the season with the local community, enjoy live music to sing and dance with, make holiday decorations and more. Thank you to our…
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