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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

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!

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!

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

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!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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!

Must See
Event

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!

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!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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!

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

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!

Must See
Event

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!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jul 7

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Enjoy five consecutive Thursdays of outdoor jams for our small Riverside Park South neighbors and friends.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Enjoy five consecutive Thursdays of outdoor jams for our small Riverside Park South neighbors and friends.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jul 21

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Enjoy five consecutive Thursdays of outdoor jams for our small Riverside Park South neighbors and friends.
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!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Enjoy five consecutive Thursdays of outdoor jams for our small Riverside Park South neighbors and friends.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

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!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Enjoy five consecutive Thursdays of outdoor jams for our small Riverside Park South neighbors and friends.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

Must See
Event

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!

Must See
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!

Must See
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!

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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