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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

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apr 25

Korean Drums and Dance Performance

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Members of NYU Rhymthic Impulse will be playing traditional percussion instruments and showcasing Korean music and dance.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

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 to Riverside Park South for its 14th annual day-long celebration of Irish dance & culture with traditional music & moves from notable talent & local students.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 6

Kids' Concert with Darlene Graham

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

5:30 p.m.
Enjoy singing and swaying with this popular children's performer!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 6

Dancing in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May 13

Dancing in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17

Summer on the Hudson: 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 all-ages bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts,…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 18

New Music in Bryant Park

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

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May 19

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.
Barnard College and Summer on the Hudson present a celebration of women in music with some of finest musicians from NYC colleges and universities at an evening performance.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May 20

Dancing in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

May 21

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25

New Music in Bryant Park

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

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 27

Dancing in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up

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. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park…
Free!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Jun 1

New Music in Bryant Park

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

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jun 3

Dancing in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jun 4

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jun 5

The Lego Movie

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

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A lowly Lego figure joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

Staten Island OutLOUD presents: “The Conference of the Birds”

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Join us for a spoken word performance of this Persian classic, with original choreography & dance performance by Melissa West.
Free!

Jun 7

Bayside Historical Society Lawn Concert

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an outdoor concert with the band Desert Highway.
Free!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jun 8

New Music in Bryant Park

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

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jun 10

Dancing in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jun 11

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13

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, June 14, 2015

Jun 14

Summer 2015 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.
For the past 10 years, the festival has served the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs. On June 14th, the Scandia String Orchestra…
Free!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jun 15

New Music Festival

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

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jun 16

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, with free al fresco concerts in the square!
Free!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jun 17

Dancing in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jun 18

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 18

Drum Band Concert: Hip Pickles

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the world's most exciting interactive drum band.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jun 21

Make Music New York Presents: Sousapalooza

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

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
A mass band will perform John Philip Sousa music. Featuring the West Point Band. Presented by Make Music New York.
Free!

Jun 21

Summer 2015 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.
For the past 10 years, the festival has served the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood with free outdoor music programs. On June 21st, the Scandia Brass Quintet will perform…
Free!

Jun 21

Magic Of Motown

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

5:00 p.m.
Enjoy Fathers Day listening to the sounds of your favorite Motown classics.
Free!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jun 24

Latin Dancing Festival

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Come to midtown's biggest social dance party, with three bands and three different dancing styles. Hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.
Free!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jun 25

Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

at Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 25

Shrek The Musical

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wise cracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jun 26

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: Leo Liebeskind

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. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the…
Free!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jun 28

Summer 2015 Scandinavian Music Festival: "Clumsy Hans" Children's Concert

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.
On June 28th, the Danish opera company, Pin-Upera will present their mini opera, "Clumsy Hans" to our audiences. Based on text from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 28

Lagond All-Stars Summer Concert

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy live jazz with the Lagond All-Stars' pulsating afro-beat, high-impact stage show.
Free!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jun 30

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, with free al fresco concerts in the square!
Free!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jul 1

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 2, 2015

Jul 2

The Real Diamond

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

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

Friday, July 3, 2015

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 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!

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!

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

Cast of Beatlemania

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

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

Best For
Kids

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

Blondes Have More Fun Featuring Rick Larrimore

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jul 23

Disco Inferno

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 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

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

The Bronx Wanderers

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

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

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 31, 2015

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!

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

A Ray of Elvis

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

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

Best For
Kids

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

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!

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

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!

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, 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

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

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