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Concerts

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

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jul 2

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Moona Luna

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a performance by bilingual kindie group Moona Luna. This event is suitable for kids up to age 7.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 2

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Free!

Jul 2

The Real Diamond

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy this amazing tribute to one of music greatest stars: Neil Diamond
Free!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Jul 3

Good Morning America Summer Concert: Mika

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

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.
Free!

Jul 3

Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jul 4

Independence Day Concert

at Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble’s purpose is to nourish the arts in the Bronx by serving its diverse communities and developing audiences through arts education and musical performances.
Free!

Jul 4

Independence Day Celebration

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Annual Staten Island Philharmonic concert on the lawn (6:00 p.m.), followed by viewing of fireworks display.
Free!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Pier Kids

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy art activities with Private Picassos and an outdoor reading room with Uni Project.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Groove on the grassy hill as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in Central Park to…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Los Soneros de Oriente

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Los Soneros de Oriente is a New York city-based group specializing in the Cuban son - a folk style that forms much of the basis for modern salsa.
Free!

Jul 5

Staten Island Philharmonic Concert: Sounds of Freedom

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us on July 5 for a free concert, featuring a performance by the Staten Island Philharmonic, on the Conference House lawn.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 5

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Banda Magda

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Banda Magda plays vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River!
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, July 6, 2015

Jul 6

I AM ImageNation Outdoor Film & Music Festival: Half of a Yellow Sun and Les Nubians + DJ Eddie Ed

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Enjoy the music of Les Nubians + DJ Eddie Ed and stay for the film, Half of a Yellow Sun.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jul 7

Washington Square Music Festival

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jul 8

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 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…
Free!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jul 9

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series Presents Arm of The Sea Theatre

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The performance group combines art, ecology, and social action.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

SummerStage Kids: Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy

at Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy grab tradition by its head, reshaping the landscape of genre and sound.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Free!

Jul 9

Broadway in Bryant Park

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Jul 9

Cast of Beatlemania

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Recall the memories of that exciting era when the fab four ruled the world of rock 'n' roll!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Waterfront Concert Series 2015: The Cab Calloway Orchestra

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Th Orchestra comes from the Big Band Swing Jazz Orchestra style of the Harlem Renaissance during the 30’s and 40’s.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 9

Celebrate Brooklyn: Punch Brothers and Sarah Jarosz

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

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
No band embodies the raging bluegrass revival better than Punch Brothers, a five piece made up of Paul Kowert, Chris Eldridge, Noam Pikelny, Gabe Witcher and mandolin savant Chris Thile
Free!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jul 10

Good Morning America Summer Concert: Walk the Moon

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

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
"Shut Up and Dance" to performances by Walk the Moon at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, July 10.
Free!

Jul 10

Mommy, Music and Me

at Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park) , Queens

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy music and movement activities for children up to age 7.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 10

Celebrate Brooklyn: Kinky / Astro / Los Auténticos Decadentes

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Our annual Latin Alternative Music Conference showcase features Mexican techno-funk rockers Kinky, who are known for their "insanely catchy disco-funk rhythms."
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul 11

Back to Beach

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.9:30 p.m.
Staten Island Borough President James S. oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, fireworks, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 11

Festival de las Flores

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, and enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

Best For
Kids
Jul 11

4Knots Music Festival

at Pier 84 , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Village Voice presents the 5th Annual 4Knots Music Festival, featuring performances by Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, and more.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jul 12

Back to Beach

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, games, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 12

Festival de las Flores: Day 2

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Festival de las Flores: Day 2 Sunday, July 12, beginning at 10am in Jackson Heights Fee: Free with Garden Admission Special tickets required for evening…

Must See
Event
Jul 12

Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts

at Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble is a professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and schools.
Free!

Jul 12

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: ¡Retumba!

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Retumba! delights with music and dance focused on the folklore of the Caribbean.
Free!

Jul 12

Music in the Park: The Tee-Tones

at East Elmhurst Playground , Queens

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Motown and doo-wop music from the 50's, 60's, and the 70's.
Free!

Jul 12

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Ilusha Tsinadze

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Ilusha Tsinadze is charting new territory by weaving together his two worlds—the traditional music of Georgia and Brooklyn.
Free!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jul 15

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 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…
Free!

Jul 15

Yesterday & Today: The Music of the Beatles

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us for this opportunity to enjoy the music of the Beatles. Feel free to bring a chair or just your dancing shoes.
Free!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jul 16

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series Robbi K and Friends

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Robbi K presents interactive concerts suited for dancing to jazz, pop, and world music grooves for today’s kids and parents.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 16

SummerStage Kids: B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove

at Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
"B-Love’s Hip Hop Jazzy Groove" is written, directed, and choreographed by Traci Bartlow and features Ray F. Davis.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 16

Summer in the Square: Hot Peas n' Butter

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Back to Summer in the Square by popular demand, Hot Peas ‘N Butter is a unique children’s musical group that incorporates elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 16

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Free!

Jul 16

Broadway in Bryant Park

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Jul 16

Blondes Have More Fun Featuring Rick Larrimore

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy this musical tribute capturing four decades of Rod Stewart hits!
Free!

Jul 16

Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Swingtime Big Band

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Swingtime Big Band vividly brings big band style to life for a new generation of audiences in three-dimensional sound.
Free!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jul 19

Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts

at Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble is a professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and schools.
Free!

Jul 19

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Sean Smith Quartet

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Sean Smith Quartet brings your favorite jazz tunes to the Harlem Meer!
Free!

Jul 19

Music in the Park: Yesterday & Today - A Beatles Tribute

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a music tribute to The Beatles!
Free!

Jul 19

Summer on the Hudson Amplified Sundays Presents Delsonido

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Delsonido provides vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jul 22

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 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…
Free!

Jul 22

Celebrate Brooklyn: Benefit Concert - Modest Mouse

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Celebrating their long-awaited album Strangers To Ourselves, Celebrate Brooklyn! '02 alums Modest Mouse will once again flood the Bandshell with their distinctive indie rock.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jul 23

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Josh & The Jamtones

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Boston based Josh and the Jamtones are an interactive dance party kids band, geared toward kids and parents of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 23

Summer in the Square: Rolie Polie Guacamole

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
A New York City favorite, Rolle Pollie Guacamole has been entertaining families for almost a decade with their bouncy, fun, and irresistible music.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 23

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Free!

Jul 23

Broadway in Bryant Park

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Jul 23

WBO Summer Talent Show

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Showcase your talent! We are looking for singers, dancers, jugglers, comedians—anything that entertains!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 23

Disco Inferno

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Put on your boogie shoes and enjoy the music that still makes people get up and shake their groove things!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 23

Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire Band

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The tribute show will honor and pay homage to one of their musical icons - Mr. Johnny Cash!
Free!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jul 24

Good Morning America Summer Concert: Nicki Minaj

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

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.
Free!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul 25

Celebrate Brooklyn: Sylvan Esso / Porches

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

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Obliterating dubstep stutters and crisp electropop pulses. Hazy electrostatic breezes and epinephrine dancefloor turnarounds.
Free!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jul 26

Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts

at Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble is a professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and schools.
Free!

Jul 26

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: La Orquesta Jeryco

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Salsa the afternoon away with the energetic sound of La Orquesta Jeryco!
Free!

Jul 26

Laughter in the Park 2015

at Mineral Springs (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This week's appearances include comedians Jo Firestone, Harrison Greenbaum, Vanessa Hollingshead and Nimesh Patel.
Free!

Jul 26

Music in the Park: Yesterday & Today - A Beatles Tribute

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a music tribute to The Beatles!
Free!

Jul 26

Summer on the Hudson Amplified Sundays Presents River Whyless

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!
Free!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jul 29

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 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…
Free!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jul 30

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

Summer in the Square: Shira and Friends

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Combining its own original tunes with classics, Shira & Friends plays a mix of hand-clap-able, sing-along-able, danceable, always smile-inducing music.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Free!

Jul 30

Broadway in Bryant Park

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Jul 30

Summer in the Square: Broadway's Amazing Grace

at South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Broadway meets Union Square as the cast of Amazing Grace performs a selection of songs from their new original musical.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 30

The Bronx Wanderers

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy this popular high-octane 50's, 60's,and 70's Rock 'N' Roll experience!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 30

Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Piece of the Rock

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Piece of the Rock is a six-member group featuring a wide range of doo-wop, hip adult contemporary music, and classic rock.
Free!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jul 31

Good Morning America Summer Concert: Hozier

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

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
"Take Me to Church" singer Hozier performs live at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, July 31.
Free!

Jul 31

Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 31

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: The War and Treaty

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. July 31 The War and Treaty / haunting Folk/Americana Duo
Free!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

7th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert

at Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The jazz is hot and the setting is cool, underneath the majestic elms on the promenade alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

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

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Family Performance Festival: Nature in the City (Billy B)

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Become a tree, a bird, or a bee as you dance and sing along with Billy B, the natural science and dance man!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts

at Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble is a professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and schools.
Free!

Aug 2

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Famoro Diobate & Kakande

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Master griot Famoro Diobate and his band Kakande bring West African musical traditions, with a twist, to the Harlem Meer!
Free!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 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…
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

SummerStage Kids: Ebony Hillbillies

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
As one of the last black string bands in the U.S., the Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Free!

Aug 6

Broadway in Bryant Park

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Aug 6

A Ray of Elvis

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a performance by one of today's premiere Elvis tribute artists!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Danc'in Machine

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
With four great vocalists, a burning horn section, and lots of groovy percussion, the band recaptures the authentic look and sound of the disco era.
Free!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Aug 7

Good Morning America Summer Concert: Luke Bryan

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

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
See performances by country music artist Luke Bryan.
Free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park

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

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come have a family & friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts

at Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Bronx Arts Ensemble is a professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and schools.
Free!

Aug 9

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Harlem Blues and Jazz Band return to Harlem Meer Performance Festival to bring you your favorite tunes on a summer afternoon!
Free!

Aug 9

Queens Symphony Orchestra

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of classic music!
Free!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Aug 12

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 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…
Free!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz

at West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music students will provide the soundtrack for lunch in Union Square Park held every week at noon in the west side seating area. (Free:…
Free!

Aug 13

Broadway in Bryant Park

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

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Aug 13

Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Spitfire

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The band will play all their original music, as well as great classic rock such as, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, and many others.
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 15

Jazzfest Weekend

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

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel will celebrate its Sugar Hill heritage with two days of classic jazz—all of it played outdoors in beautiful Roger Morris Park. The concerts are free,…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more on the outdoor plaza at Sunset Park Recreation Center. Featuring lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School.
Free!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug 16

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Quimbombo

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Quimbombo for a groove-oriented performance rooted in Cuban son!
Free!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 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…
Free!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Aug 21

Good Morning America Summer Concert: 5 Seconds of Summer

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

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.
Free!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22

AFROPUNK Festival 2015

at Commodore Barry Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This year's line-up features Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Kelis, Lion Babe, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Everyday People, and more.

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Aug 23

AFROPUNK Festival 2015

at Commodore Barry Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This year's line-up features Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Kelis, Lion Babe, Danny Brown, Suicidal Tendencies, Everyday People, and more.

Must See
Event
Aug 23

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: The Ebony Hillbillies

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join The Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last black string bands in the U.S., for an afternoon of jazz, blues, bluegrass, and rockabilly fun!
Free!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug 26

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 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…
Free!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aug 28

Accordion Bands Festival

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
For the first time Bryant Park presents a festival of bands playing world music. Each band has at least one accordionist. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.
Free!

Aug 28

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up with Wordsmith

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with music by hip hop artist and songwriter, Wordsmith.
Free!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug 30

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Garifuna International

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Garifuna International brings an energetic performance of music and dance, rooted in African, Caribbean, and Central American traditions, to the Harlem Meer!
Free!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sep 4

Good Morning America Summer Concert: Florida Georgia Line

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

7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of county fair magic with carnival rides, live music, aerialists, reptile shows, local food, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 6

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Gospel returns to the Harlem Meer Performance Festival, as the Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble close out the 2015 performance series!
Free!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Summer on the Hudson: Loops and Hoops Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Fall Festival

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Have fun at the pumpkin patch and enjoy games, crafts, entertainment, shows, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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