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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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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!

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Kids

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…

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?…
Free!

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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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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!

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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!

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!

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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!

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!

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Kids

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

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…

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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.…

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

Saturday, June 21, 2014

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!

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

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!

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Kids

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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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

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…

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,…

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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!

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!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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!

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.
Free!

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Kids

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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.
Free!

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Kids

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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!

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
Free!

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Kids

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!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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…

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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.  
Free!

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Kids

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…
Free!

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Kids

Thursday, August 7, 2014

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!  
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

Best For
Kids

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…

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…
Free!

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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…
Free!

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!
Free!

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Kids

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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Kids

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…
Free!

Best For
Kids

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