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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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4

Bryant Park Presents Dance Party: Opening Night Ball

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Dress to impress for the kickoff of Bryant Park Presents Dance Party, which brings three swinging bands and three different styles of dance instruction—Charleston, Foxtrot and Jitterbug.
Free!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May 5

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a celebration of Mexican culture in the community with music, dance, crafts, and more!
Free!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7

Summer on the Hudson: Make Some Noise - A Celebration of Women and Music

at Crabapple Grove North (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
See performances by some of the finest from NYC colleges and universities.
Free!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 8

Concert: Treasure Hunting in the Middle Ages

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Ensemble Concerts in the Heights returns to perform the music of Gesualdo, Guillame de Machaut, and Hildegard Von Bingen.Advanced registration is required.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 14

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15

Summer on the Hudson: 15th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This event features music, family-focused business, wellness activities, art, and activism to inspire all to find their voice and convey peace and equality.
Free!

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Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park

at Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center) , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo…
Free!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21

Celebrate Astoria! International Cultural Festival

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

1:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Following up on the success and feedback of the first celebration, the second festival will include the same exciting singing and dancing performances, as well as fun activities for the whole family.
Free!

May 21

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Dance to Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat at this family-friendly gathering of music lovers of all ages and cultures.
Free!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Concert Series

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Raga Kids, a trio of teaching artists specializing in Indian classical music on Indian instruments.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 27, 2016

May 27

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday Concert Series - Elle Winston

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Meet up in West Harlem Piers Park with friends on the last Friday of the month for great music, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.
Free!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 28

Concert: The Sweet Sorrow

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

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come be enchanted by early music for harps, and voices heralding from the Celtic Isles at our “Music at Morris-Jumel” series spring opener.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jun 2

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Concert Series

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Raga Kids, a trio of teaching artists specializing in Indian classical music on Indian instruments.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 3, 2016

Jun 3

Silent Disco

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a unique silent disco experience! Bring your best dance moves and a sense of fun!
Free!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Jun 4

Go Green! Greenpoint!

at 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Beginning in 2008, Go Green! Greenpoint! was the first Earth Day Festival to take place in North Brooklyn. Since then, this event has become an annual staple of community life.
Free!

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Jun 5

2016 Scandia Symphony Children's Educational Music Concert: 'The Ugly Duckling'

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This year’s Children’s Educational Music Program will feature the fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen performed by Scandia Symphony musicians and guests.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Jun 8

Children's Music Hour

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Meet well-known children's performer Darlene Graham and get your kids singing and swaying.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 8

Arts, Culture & Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Arts, Culture & Fun as poets from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe perform dynamic works of spoken word and lead a writing and performance masterclass.
Free!

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Event

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jun 9

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Concert Series

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Raga Kids, a trio of teaching artists specializing in Indian classical music on Indian instruments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park

at Dekalb Avenue and South Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Jun 10

Latin Night

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Latin sounds from a popular band. Come out and dance the night away!
Free!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Jun 11

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park

at Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Jun 11

Summer Salsa Saturdays

at Target Bronx Community Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Lorenz Latin Dance Studio will teach a salsa dance class in the garden, followed by a performance by salsa band !Retumba!
Free!

Jun 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Concerts at Isham Park

at Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
East Winds Ensemble presents a unique concert by two masters of Japanese music, Masayo Ishigure and Marco Lienhard. Enjoy an afternoon of Koto and Shakukachi music that will dazzle…
Free!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Jun 12

Summer 2016 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert: The Scandia String Orchestra

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and take in the beautiful Hudson River views during this concert performed by musicians of the Scandia Symphony and guest artists.
Free!

Jun 12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Concerts at Isham Park

at Upper Lawn by Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drum and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums. Big…
Free!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jun 16

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Concert Series

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Raga Kids, a trio of teaching artists specializing in Indian classical music on Indian instruments.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 17, 2016

Jun 17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Back to the Block

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

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
A Night of Music and Art Back to the Block features NYC teen artists and up-and-coming local musicians. The concert and exhibit will feature3 local bands as well as a showcase of…
Free!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Jun 19

Summer 2016 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert: Songs of Scandinavia

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with backdrop views of the Hudson River.
Free!

Jun 19

The Sounds Of Sinatra

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Enjoy the classic sounds of Frank Sinatra at this free concert in Forest Park.
Free!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jun 21

Summer on the Hudson: 10th Annual Make Music New York

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Spend the day in the park listening to multiple live musicians.
Free!

Jun 21

Make Music NY at Morris-Jumel!

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

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Morris-Jumel will host local artists for an acoustic concert on their grand entrance porch, shaded by breezy oaks.
Free!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Jun 23

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Concert Series

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Raga Kids, a trio of teaching artists specializing in Indian classical music on Indian instruments.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 24, 2016

Jun 24

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday Concert Series - Tattoo Money

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Meet up in West Harlem Piers Park with friends on the last Friday of the month for great music, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.
Free!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Jun 25

Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and the Urban Park Rangers invite you to spend a day in West Harlem Piers Park connecting to the life living within the Hudson River.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 25

Ladies of the Bronx: Women in Hip-Hop

at Mildred T. Rhodebeck Garden (Garden of Eden) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come out the last Saturday of the month and celebrate women in hip-hop with three unique events curated by Bronx artists!
Free!

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Jun 26

Summer 2016 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert: Scandia Brass Quintet

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Scandia Brass Quintet will perform their popular repertoire of contemporary and traditional compositions and arrangements, representing music from each of the five Scandinavian countries.
Free!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jun 30

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live Concert Series

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Summer on the Hudson brings Raga Kids, a trio of teaching artists specializing in Indian classical music on Indian instruments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 30

Concert: Reds, Whites, and Bluegrass

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

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Celebrate our nation’s freedom at Manhattan’s oldest house! Enjoy a selection of red and white wines and music by local bluegrass artists.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Jul 3

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Irka Mateo y la Tirindanga

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
A Caribbean whirlwind, delivering songs that celebrate the music, history, and culture of her beloved Caribbean and Latin America.
Free!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Jul 9

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 9

Columbia Summer Winds Concert

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions, and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leave the audience clapping for more!
Free!

Jul 9

Summer Salsa Saturdays

at Target Bronx Community Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Lorenz Latin Dance Studio will teach a Salsa dance class. A performance from salsa band William Valentin will follow the dance class.
Free!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Jul 10

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays- Bella's Bartok

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Bohemian Folk Punk powerhouse melds klezmer pop with a circus vibe into a spectacle that can’t help but compel you dance!
Free!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jul 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Back to the Block

at Maria Hernandez Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
A Night of Music and Art Back to the Block features NYC teen artists and up-and-coming local musicians. The concert and exhibit will feature3 local bands as well as a showcase of…
Free!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Jul 17

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - DeLeon

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
A distinctive style of rock transforms Sephardic folk music into a sound that is both brand new and centuries old.
Free!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Jul 18

Swing dancing with a Live Band

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of swing dancing with professional dancers!
Free!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jul 20

Hip Pickles

at Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Have fun dancing and playing instruments with this popular interactive band.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Jul 23

Garden Grooves

at Bedford Stuyvesant Community Garden , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music from local musicians, in the comfort of New York Restoration’s outdoor spaces.
Free!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Jul 24

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Michael Arenella & Quintet

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the 1920s and the early 1930s, Michael Arenella and his Quintet distill the essential magic of the era.
Free!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday Concert Series - Consumata Sonidera

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Meet up in West Harlem Piers Park with friends on the last Friday of the month for great music, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.
Free!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

8th 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.
Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family in honoring the late Council Member Stan Michels.
Free!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 31

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - JoJo Abot

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
An experimental blend of electronica, afrobeat, jazz, neo-soul, house, and reggae.
Free!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts bring you Sweet Spot Festival, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages.
Free!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug 20

Jazz Festival

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

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy the great outdoors with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.
Free!

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Event

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Aug 21

Jazz Festival

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

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy the great outdoors with two days of classic jazz, brought to you by local icon Marjorie Eliot and Parlor Entertainment.
Free!

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Event

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday Concert Series - The Bones of J.R. Jones

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Meet up in West Harlem Piers Park with friends on the last Friday of the month for great music, fresh air, and beautiful scenery.
Free!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

AFROPUNK Festival Brooklyn

at Commodore Barry Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This year's performers include Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Saul Williams, and more!

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

AFROPUNK Festival Brooklyn

at Commodore Barry Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This year's performers include Ice Cube, Janelle Monae, Saul Williams, and more!

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
The West Side County Fair is a full day of carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

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 ticketed tours, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!
Free!

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

Holiday on the Hudson

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join Summer on the Hudson for our annual holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate.
Free!

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