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Free Summer Concerts

Band performing on stage

Musicians from around the world are coming to New York’s parks to perform. Rock, folk, jazz, classical, world—no matter what your style is, there’s a performance for you.

Free Summer Concerts Events

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

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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Event
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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Sunday, May 25, 2014

May25

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, and music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a…
Free!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Jun 1

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
Free!

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Event

Thursday, June 5, 2014

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

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Jun 7

Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

2:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join hundreds of revelers of all-ages at the 10th year celebration of the GlobeSonic on the Hudson open-air summer dance party with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs and drummers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Jun 8

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
Free!

Must See
Event

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

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
Free!

Must See
Event

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!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jun22

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
Free!

Must See
Event

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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Event
Jun29

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.
Free!

Must See
Event

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!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jul 8

Art in the Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week there will be a new design for the kids to paint. Bring bug spray, a blanket and lunch and have a picnic while painting.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jul15

Art in the Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Each week there will be a new design for the kids to paint. Bring bug spray, a blanket and lunch and have a picnic while painting.
Free!

Best For
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!

Best For
Kids

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!

Best For
Kids

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!

Best For
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!

Best For
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

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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Event

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aug23

Summer on the Hudson: Rashaad Newsome’s King of Arms Art Ball II

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
This edition takes the culture back to the piers and collects a judges panel of legends from the art, music, fashion, literary, activism and vogue world to deliberate over who will be the…
Free!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aug30

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

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. This public cultural fete features reggae, soulful house,…
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sep20

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South, Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sep21

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South, Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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