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Free Summer Concerts

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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!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May13

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

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!

Must See
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!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May20

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

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!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May27

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
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!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jun 3

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Jun 3

SummerStage Presents: Ty Dolla $ign

at Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Welcome to the omnivorous world of the South Central-raised star born, Tyrone Griffin. Ty has been creating music since he was a three-year old writing lyrics and playing a keyboard. Since…
Free!

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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Jun10

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jun11

SummerStage Presents: Sisqó

at Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Sisqó is an R&B singer, one of the five members of Dru Hill. After the group disbanded in 1999, Sisqó embarked on his solo career, releasing Unleash the Dragon , on…
Free!

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
Jun14

SummerStage Presents: Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound / La Mecanica Popular / Little Louie Vega (Elements of Life/Masters at Work)

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Roberto Roena   is a salsa music percussionist, orchestra leader, and dancer. Roena was one of the original members of El Gran Combo, and he later became the leader of his own band,…
Free!

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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jun17

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jun18

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jun21

GreenThumb Summer Festival

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
GreenThumb invites you to join our community gardeners and partners for the 2014 GreenThumb Summer Festival!  Enjoy live music and dance, gardening workshops, children's…
Free!

Best For
Kids
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!

Jun21

SummerStage Presents: Fête de la Musique: -M- / Émilie Simon in association with Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export New York

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Matthieu Chedid is the son of French singer Louis Chedid, and the grandson of the Egyptian-born French writer and poetess Andrée Chedid. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Chedid…
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
Jun22

SummerStage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Buika / Marques Toliver

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Since her introduction to the American marketplace in 2007 with her album  Mi Niña Lola (My Little Girl Lola),   Buika has experienced a meteoric rise, earning lavish…
Free!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Jun23

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Amber Wagner (soprano) is a winner of the Met’s 2007 National Council…
Free!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jun24

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jun25

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Jun25

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Amber Wagner (soprano) is a winner of the Met’s 2007 National Council…
Free!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jun26

SummerStage Presents: D.I.T.C (Lord Finesse / A.G. / Diamond D / DJ Boogie Blind / Large Professor) in association with Lyricist Lounge

at Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
One of the most beloved hip hop crews in rap music, D.I.T.C. (an acronym for "Diggin' in the Crates") consists of veteran rappers, DJs, and producers dedicated to the true…
Free!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Jun28

SummerStage Presents: Club Classics Live! featuring Sam Sparro / Ultra Naté / Kevin Aviance / Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright (Formerly of Chic) / Company Freak and special guests / DJ set by Andre Collins Curated by Jason King

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
A sensational summer dance party featuring new live interpretations of disco, funk, soul and house classics. On the day before New York's famous Pride Festival, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE!…
Free!

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!

Must See
Event
Jun29

SummerStage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Jon Batiste and Stay Human / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Jon Batiste was born in New Orleans into a family whose deep musical heritage is part of the inspiration for the HBO series Treme, in which he has appeared. Over the last decade he has…
Free!

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

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Jul 1

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Jul 1

SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders

at Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park), Bronx

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars. Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young…
Free!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Jul 2

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Jul 3

SummerStage Presents: Freedom Dance Party / Herbert Holler / DJ Cosi / Marc Smooth

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Freedom Party® is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history.  Winner of Papermag 's highly coveted award for "Best Party (People's…
Free!

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
Jul 8

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Jul 8

SummerStage Presents: Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory / Luke Temple

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by…
Free!

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
Jul 9

SummerStage in association with LAMC Presents: Beatnuts / Ana Tijoux / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony Touch

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) – described by the NY Times as the "Sundance of Latin music" -- celebrates its 15 th  anniversary and yet another year…
Free!

Jul 9

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jul10

SummerStage Presents: Domingo Quiñones in association with La Mega

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Domingo Quiñones is a salsa singer, composer, producer and actor. Born on August 9, 1963 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey,  Quiñones moved to Puerto Rico with his parents…
Free!

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!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Jul11

Bryant Park New Music

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

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
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

SummerStage Presents Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops! Funky Fables / Kids Junk Orchestra / Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

at St. Mary's Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day , a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul13

SummerStage in association with Okayfuture Presents: Bonobo / Cibo Matto - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Simon Green, AKA Bonobo , is an artist very much at the peak of his significant powers. His 2010 album ‘Black Sands’ was the high watermark of his career to date; a…
Free!

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
Jul15

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Jul15

SummerStage Presents: Ismael Miranda / Rebel Tumbao / Joe Claussell (Sacred Rhythm Music)

at Queensbridge Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Ismael Miranda aka "El niño bonito de la Salsa" (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups, "The 4J's…
Free!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jul16

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Jul16

SummerStage Presents: J. Holiday in association with WBLS

at Queensbridge Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Laid-back Washington, D.C.-based R&B vocalist J. Holiday brings an unexpected edge to R&B music. He bears a street sensibility and bravado normally reserved for hip-hop but…
Free!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jul17

SummerStage Presents: Mobb Deep in assocation with Lyricist Lounge

at Queensbridge Park, Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
One of the most prolific and original groups in hip hop, the infamous Mobb Deep are still a very active force in today’s music industry with twenty years of experience. The group…
Free!

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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jul18

Bryant Park New Music

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

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Jul21

SummerStage Presents: New Songs of Justice: An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger featuring Anti-Flag (acoustic) / Toni Blackman / The Chapin Sisters / Rebel Diaz / Steve Earle / Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion / James Maddock / Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Zanes

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Hip hop, Indie-rock, punk and folk artists committed to social change will come together to honor musician and activist Pete Seeger . The program’s hosts are Gina Belafonte, Harry…
Free!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jul22

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jul23

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
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!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 25, 2014

Jul25

Bryant Park New Music

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

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jul26

SummerStage Presents: Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew in association with LargeUp and Federation Sound - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer & Federation Sound

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Chronixx was the ‘stage’ name his friends bestowed on him, replacing the name ‘Little Chronicle’ he was given as the ‘junior’ to his father, the…
Free!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jul27

SummerStage Presents Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Originally founded in 1977 in the Bronx, by Jimmy D and Jojo, Rock Steady Crew has become one of the most well-known and recognizable B-boy groups in the world.  The pioneers and…
Free!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jul29

Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:15 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 bandeons.…
Free!

Jul29

SummerStage Presents: Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue , takes on a life of its own at New York’s…
Free!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jul30

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Jul30

SummerStage Presents: Lisette Melendez / Coro / George Lamond / hosted by Mick Benzo in association with Universal Zulu Nation and the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop culture

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Lisette Melendez is an American freestyle/Latin pop/dance-pop singer. Her debut album Together Forever was propelled to gold status after her smash hits "Together Forever" and…
Free!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jul31

SummerStage Presents: Joe Bataan / Boogaloo Assassins / DJ Turmix

at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Joe Bataan , the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the…
Free!

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

Friday, August 1, 2014

Aug 1

Bryant Park New Music

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

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

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…
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Kids
Aug 2

SummerStage Presents: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’…
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Aug 3

SummerStage Presents: Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas in association with Revive Music - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Gregory Porter ’s Blue Note Records debut, the 2014 GRAMMY winning Liquid Spirit , arrived on the heels of two critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated indie label albums that…
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Aug 5

SummerStage Presents: Típica 73 with guest: Adalberto Santiago / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra

at East River Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Típica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s.  Eventually, it…
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aug 6

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Aug 6

SummerStage Presents: Mobile Mondays LIVE - The Salsoul Edition featuring Joe Bataan / First Choice / Double Exposure / Instant Funk / Ladies of Skyy / Carol Williams

at East River Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Mobile Mondays ! & Salsoul Records have partnered to bring you a classic NYC Dance Experience.  Mobile Mondays! is the premier all 45's vinyl night  &…
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Aug 7

SummerStage Presents: Mykki Blanco in association with MeanRed

at East River Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Mykki Blanco is the stage name of American poet and performing artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Quattlebaum is an interdisciplinary artist who uses contemporary hip hop as a…
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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!  
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Aug 8

Bryant Park New Music

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

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.
Free!

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…
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Kids
Aug 9

SummerStagePresents: Motown Gospel Revue featuring Tasha Cobbs / Smokie Norful / Pastor Charles Jenkins / VaShawn Mitchell / Kierra Sheard / Micah Stampley / Brian Courtney Wilson

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
When Tasha Cobbs took the stage on June 14, 2012 at Northview Christian Church, in Montgomery, Alabama, she did so neither as a nationally renowned vocalist, nor as a recording artist…
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Aug10

SummerStage Presents: Passenger / Liam Bailey / DJ Natasha Diggs in association with Giant Step

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The last year or so has certainly been a wild and wonderful ride for Passenger , aka Mike Rosenberg: from years dedicated to busking the streets of towns and cities across the globe, to…
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aug13

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Aug13

SummerStage Presents: Bobby Sanabria / Screening: Chico and Rita in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee -…
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…
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Aug16

SummerStage Presents: Blood Orange / Moses Sumney / Sean Nicholas Savage in association with Okayplayer - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Devonté (Dev) Hynes is a producer, songwriter, and artist currently based in New York City. He has written and produced songs for a wide range of artists including Solange Knowles,…
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Aug17

SummerStage Presents: Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In homage to the women of soul music, SummerStage, ImageNation and Ubiquita Worldwide present Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music .  Dance, listen and watch with us as…
Free!

Aug17

SummerStage Presents: WBLS 6th Annual R&B Fest: Musiq Soulchild

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Philadelphia native Taalib Johnson, a.k.a. Musiq Soulchild , is a Neo-Soul & R&B artist, whose unique style blends R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, and rock, creating a sound…
Free!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aug20

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
Free!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aug23

SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Wallace Roney Orchestra / Lionel Loueke / Melissa Aldana / Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner

at The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey,…
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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…
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug24

SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Barron / Cindy Blackman Santana / Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith / Brianna Thomas

at Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
When Kenny Barron first heard that the National Endowment for the Arts inducted him into its prestigious Jazz Masters class of 2010, he felt honored to be among the greats of the music…
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aug27

Bryant Park After Work Music

at Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winnign Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist…
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!

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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!

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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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