NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:13:43 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer PowWow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow Date: July 26, 2014

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food are available.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday; and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday performances will take place from noon through 5:00 p.m. and from 7 p.m. through 10:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 10:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[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]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summerstage-chronixx-the-zincfence-redemption-junior-reid-the-rice-and-peas-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summerstage-chronixx-the-zincfence-redemption-junior-reid-the-rice-and-peas-crew1 Date: July 26, 2014

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 artist Chronicle. He was born October 10, 1992 and was named Jamar Rolando McNaughton. His father, a musician, recognized his talents and nurtured him in an environment in which he could grow into whatever area of music he chose. Always accompanying him to the studio, Jamar grew up around the likes of Burro Banton, Norris Man and the legendary Gregory Isaacs. With a big smile and an engaging personality, he confidently set out to make his mark in music, by writing his first song ‘Rice Grain’ by the age of five and going on to be choir director and worship leader at 11. At 14 years, he started producing and ‘building riddims’ for artistes such as Konshens and Munga Honorable and composing riddims such as the ‘Freezer Riddim’ for Icebox Records and voicing artistes such as, Popcaan for Maverick Records. Today, Chronixx credits his versatility and his professional stage presence to the early lessons he received from his father Chronicle, who always shared his own experiences and encouraged his son to go one step beyond with each performance. Chronixx is not disappointing his father, his family or his friends who know that the ‘sky is the limit’ for this young man who sees ‘music as his mission.’

A Kingston, Jamaican native, Delroy "Junior" Reid spent his youth in the city's Waterhouse district, notorious for being one of the most dangerous places in Jamaica. It was there in the politically turbulent late '70s, that he recorded his first-ever single "Speak the Truth" at the age 13, taking his first step towards becoming an internationally known reggae and dancehall artist. Reid joined the first ever Grammy Awards Winning Reggae group, Black Uhuru, as lead singer in 1986 where his work on the album Brutal earned him a Grammy-nomination. However, Junior's interest in producing material for himself, and desire to regain his domestic popularity, drove him into the solo arena and into his own studio where in 1989, "One Blood" saw him re-established at the forefront of the reggae scene. Today, Reid is a frequent collaborator and often sampled artist in today's hip-hop scene, including contributing his voice to Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, as well as working with the Wu-Tang Clan, Guru, The Game, M.I.M.S. and many more.

New York City’s Rice and Peas is a movement whose high energy party environment is home to a loyal following of creative influencers, artists, musicians, dancers and all around beautiful people. Since its inception in 2007, Rice and Peas has been bringing diverse groups of people together in a uniquely curated environment where dancehall and Caribbean culture meet downtown. A who’s who of reggae’s biggest stars like Wayne Wonder, Gyptian and Shaggy have called on Rice and Peas to do their exclusive release parties. Jamaica’s heavyweights Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, Chronixx (and too many more to mention) have given impromptu performances— even multi-platinum artists like Sean Paul and Damian Marley party at Rice and Peas. Federation Sound’s own Max Glazer, LargeUp founder DJ Gravy, and the silent killer Orijahnal Vibez handle DJ duties while the ladies’ favorite East Flatbush badman, Micro Don, narrates the experience with raw energy, humorous ad-libs and infinite star power.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ec851ad021.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 26, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem's Free Indie Rock Showcase: Zerobridge, The Rotaries, and KDH]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/playdiems-indie-rock-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/playdiems-indie-rock-showcase Date: July 26, 2014

Join Play-diem as we spotlight indie artists in NYC.

Play-diem is a summer long music and art series highlighting different themes and park locations. Each show raises money and/or awareness for featured local charities and community programs.

Performers: Zerobridge, The Rotaries, and KDH. Surprise gues to be announced

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 206-6083

Location: McCarren Park Field House (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7219, -73.9518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c94b007f326.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: July 26, 2014

Experience the best of Bronx Hip-Hop in this live performance series curated by Circa 95.

Local artists use dance, spoken word, and music to deliver rhythm and rhymes that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each event

Thurs, July 10, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Polarity, The Bronx Boys (dance), Bonafide (poetry), Circa '95 (Hip-Hop)

Sat, July 26, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Enygma, Division X (Hip-Hop), Flaco Navaja (poetry), Circa ’95 (Hip-Hop)

Date and times subject to change. Visit the NYRP Calendar before attending.

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer PowWow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow Date: July 27, 2014

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food are available.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday; and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday performances will take place from noon through 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA["Tycoon Dog" Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tycoon-dog-live-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tycoon-dog-live-performance Date: July 27, 2014

"The band's unforgettable songs, spellbinding improvisations, and breathtaking lights and sound create what we believe will become the classic rock of the future."

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summerstage-presents-rock-steady-crew-37th-anniversary-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summerstage-presents-rock-steady-crew-37th-anniversary-concert Date: July 27, 2014

Featuring: M.O.P, Slick Rick, Das EFX, Cormega, Large Professor

Smoothe Da Hustler featuring Trigger Tha Gambler & General DV

Thirstin Howl the 3rd, Chris Rivers, MyVerse and other special surprise guest appearances.

DJs: Red Alert, Jazzy Jay, Tony Touch, JS-1, KaoticBlaze

Hosted by: EOW

The Rock Steady Crew was established in 1977 by Bronx b-boys Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee. When they started this crew in the streets of the Bronx, they had no idea that someday it would take them all around the world. Only the best b-boys were down with Rock Steady. They had rivals in all five boroughs of New York and for every rival there were ten kids who wanted to be down with them. However, getting into the original crew was not easy. To get into Rock Steady you had to battle one of the other b-boys in the crew. It was a competition few people won.

In 1979 when the b-boying hype was beginning to die down, Jimmy D put Crazy Legs and Lenny Len down with Rock Steady just in time to add new life to the art form and take it to the next level. This was at a time when Crazy Legs moved to Manhattan. Going back to the Bronx every weekend became too difficult for Crazy Legs pockets. He then started to explore the Hip Hop scene in Manhattan more often. This meant losing touch with other members of Rock Steady. Crazy Legs would spend most of his time developing his craft in tenement building hallways and battling b-boys that he would come across and eventually hanging out with the ones that he felt had an original style. Read More

Born to Jamaican parents in South Wimbledon, London, on January 14, 1965, Slick Rick, born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, who has always been considered ahead of his time, is the most successful British-American rapper in music history. Brilliant word play, the effort-less ability to bring life to the stories he rhymed about, dead on pop-culture references and hilarious one-liners make him the wittiest rapper of all time.

He immigrated with his family to the Bronx in the mid 1970s and attended the La Guardia High School of Music & Art, where he became friends with future rapper Dana Dane. Rick began to gravitate towards the makeshift music of the streets. The two formed the Kangol Crew, and began performing in hip-hop battles around the city. At one 1984 battle in the Bronx, Rick met Doug E. Fresh, and began playing with his Get Fresh Crew. In the summer of 1985, the duo released their historic singles, “The Show and La Di Da Di.” Fresh’s beatbox and Rick’s smooth lyrical delivery turned rap music on its head and MC Ricky D. — as Rick was known then — leaped to a solo contract two years later, after being hounded by Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen. Rick became the 3rd artist signed to Def Jam Records, the biggest label in hip-hop at the time. Before long, Rick would establish himself as one of the architects of hip-hop.

M.O.P., short for Mash Out Posse, is an American hip hop duo. The duo, composed of rappers Billy Danze and Lil' Fame, is known for their aggressive lyrical delivery style.[1][2] Although they maintain a strong underground following, they are mainly known for the song "Ante Up," released on 2000's Warriorz, and with which they have had mainstream success.[1][2] The group has frequently collaborated with DJ Premier. Fame sometimes produces under the moniker Fizzy Womack, and has produced a significant number of tracks on all M.O.P. releases since 1996's Firing Squad, as well as work for other artists including Big Noyd, Kool G Rap, Teflon and Wu-Tang Clan.

Consisting of Skoob and Krazy Drayzy, Das EFX has been around the music game for a long time. The duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album, Dead Serious, which highlighted their unusual rapping style which they nicknamed "sewage". Dead Serious went platinum and its lead single, "They Want EFX," reached the top ten on Billboard Magazine’s R&B chart, the top 40 on its Hot 100 Singles chart and #1 on its Hot Rap Tracks chart. Das EFX returned in 1998 with the album Generation EFX and followed up in 2003 with the album How We Do. The duo is currently working on a new album.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351516c357c6.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 27, 2014

SPNA will host Argentine tango lessons and dance with Esmeralda among the flowers and around the fountain.

Join the beginner lessons from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Alicia Svigals and Friends Klezmer Band!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/music-in-the-garden-alicia-svigals-and-friends-klezmer-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/music-in-the-garden-alicia-svigals-and-friends-klezmer-band Date: July 27, 2014

Join an evening with renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a co-founder and co-leader of the world-famous, Grammy winning band “The Klezmatics”, and widely considered to be the world’s foremost living Klezmer fiddler.

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allée and feel free to dance to the Eastern European strains of her exuberant music.

Co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings Bank.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:15 pm 7:45 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - The Defibulators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-the-defibulators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-the-defibulators Date: July 27, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Enjoy some foot-stomping country with a Rock & Roll attitude.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents An Evening with Stephanie Mills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-stephanie-mills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-stephanie-mills Date: July 28, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams returns!

Come enjoy an evening with R&B sensation Stephanie Mills.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-presents-john-leguizamos-ghetto-klown-directed-by-fisher-stevens-in-association-with-westbeth-entertainment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-presents-john-leguizamos-ghetto-klown-directed-by-fisher-stevens-in-association-with-westbeth-entertainment Date: July 28, 2014

Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia,” as well as on “ER” and “Miami Vice,” is also one of the nation’s most accomplished stage performers. “Ghetto Klown” is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradition of his “Mambo Mouth,” “Spic-O-Rama,” “Freak,” and “Sexaholix … a Love Story.” In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that populate his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career and on to the sets of major motion pictures. Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”

Doors open at 7:00pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53515071645f2.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: July 29, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children. Suitable for babies and children up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7433, -73.8514 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Moona Luna]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna Date: July 29, 2014

Moona Luna is the kindie group that The New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.”

Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Vasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50′s and 60′s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake— the tunes are finger snapping good and cater to wide audiences everywhere!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536137c27bf78.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 29, 2014

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 bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-conor-oberst-with-special-guest-dawes5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-conor-oberst-with-special-guest-dawes5 Date: July 29, 2014

Conor Oberst is a New York City-based singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations, most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His solo album – Upside Down Mountain – will be released on Nonesuch Records in May.

Show
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1399

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52faacf4cbd8e.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-felix-hernandez-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-felix-hernandez-rhythm-revue Date: July 29, 2014

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 Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecae504b89.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Ayo Awosika]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 30, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured musician: Ayo Awosika
The American-Nigerian vocalist and songwriter is a multi-instrumentalist with a distinct, soulful and highly addictive sound, and has performed with great jazz artists across the US.

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Ingrid Michaelson / Neulore / Secret Someones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-presents-ingrid-michaelson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-presents-ingrid-michaelson Date: July 30, 2014

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

SummerStage Member exclusive presale: Wednesday, May 14 at 12 PM - Friday, May 16 at 12 PM
General on sale: Friday, May 16 at 12 PM

Doors 5:00 PM | Show 6:00 PM


In the past two years, Ingrid Michaelson -- who'll drop her fifth studio album, "Lights Out" (Cabin 24/Mom+Pop) on April 15 -- has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her last release, "Human Again," debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart (plus No.1 on iTunes). This achievement merely crowned the considerable success Ingrid had already earned with her previous compositions: beautiful, idiosyncratic songs that have been prominently featured in popular films, television and on regular rotation in commercials. Her DIY approach to making music -- composing her own songs, co-releasing albums on her Cabin 24 imprint, building an organic following through music-licensing, and back in her MySpace days (where she was discovered in 2006), promoting herself -- was a slam-dunk. Now, it had evolved into a well-oiled machine, The New York Times even weighed in, declaring her songwriting "smart," her tunes "irresistible" and her live show "seamless." Then, says Ingrid, "Everything just came to a screeching halt." While helping out seriously ill relatives, her dog died. Soon after, Ingrid herself fell sick with serious stomach issues. "My whole throat was on fire for a few months. I had to stop writing," she says, of the time between April and August 2013. "I was so ill, I couldn't sing." After seeing countless doctors -- "like, three a day" at its worst -- she got better and was able to resume writing "Lights Out." For someone associated with crafting sunny tunes about escapism, a creative detour into dusk seemed almost inevitable. Technically, "Lights Out" refers to the two words uttered on Ingrid's tour bus when everyone's ready to call it a night. But given recent developments, it's become a metaphor for contemplating mortality and letting go -- themes more thoughtful than they are dark. The album builds into intensity, but is anchored by the swelling pop-affirmation "Time Machine" and the sweetly buoyant "Girls Chase Boys," which fits squarely into her existing catalog. "We thought of that song as the bridge for people. I'm still respecting what people want, but showing them what I can do," she explains, adding: "Some of the songs, like 'Over You,' are written to sound like relationship-y songs, but they're not." The ethereal "Handsome Hands" is arguably "Lights Out"'s most left-of-center offering. "The song is about death, but it's also about the higher power," she explains. "In moments of desperation, even the most non-religious people pray. When you're pushed to your limits, you look for help from something other than yourself." Similarly, "Wonderful Unknown" is a positive, if beguiling narrative about the fears and uncertainties of growing old with your spouse, which she delivers in a lower register. An after-effect of her illness? "I don't think I've lost part of my voice," she explains, "but my voice has somewhat changed." Perhaps more dauntingly, "Lights Out" also marks Ingrid's entry into a brave new world of songwriting. Recorded in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, the album features six producers and ten co-writers, including singer-songwriters Katie Herzig and Trent Dabbs, as well as the very in-demand Busbee (Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum). "With every other record, I've always written all of the songs. I've worked with one producer. And we've stayed in one room," she says. "I've been such a control freak about my songs! But if you can get with the right person, there are ideas you could never come up with. It totally opens doors." And with opportunity comes meaningful change. "It's funny. It doesn't even feel like I wrote 'The Way I Am,'" Ingrid says of her platinum break-out single, recorded seven year ago. "It's a memory." She'll continue to perform it live as she tours "Lights Out" -- just stripped-down, recasting the flittering ditty into something weightier. "It feels like a little girl wrote that song. So much has happened to me in life."

NEULORE was formed in Nashville, TN in the Autumn of 2009 to tell stories of hope. After releasing a well-crafted EP, "Apples & Eve", they have begun to take their heartfelt songs to the masses. With a live show that not only entertains, but affects, leaving the audience with a sense that anything is possible, Neulore is captivating the hearts of all who draw near. Describing their sound as "truth in modern tones" and boldly stating that "the new folk music has arrived" they are firmly rooted in the tradition of community, the pursuit of wisdom, and the telling of timeless stories from a fresh perspective.

Secret Someones is the new project from NYC singer/songwriters Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, Hannah Winkler & drummer/multi-instrumentalist Zach Jones. Drawing inspiration from bands like Weezer, Talking Heads, and the entire Tom Petty catalog, the band is pure songwriting excellence. Loud, fun, and catchy as hell, Secret Someones are collectively bringing it, and they're just getting started.

Venue Rules
Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine are for on­site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53723108af0c9.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[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]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- Date: July 30, 2014

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 "A Day In My Life (Without You)" both sold over 700,000 copies in 1991. Both songs were such big dance music hits that they are credited as helping renew interest in Freestyle music in the early 90s, which had been fading in popularity due to the rise of mainstream pop music and grunge at the time. Melendez was born and raised in East Harlem. Melendez' childhood inspirations include her mother and aunt, who sang in a church choir and community theater. As a teenager she honed her singing voice by emulating Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler. In high school she became a fan of Puerto Rican freestyle music singer Lisa Lisa who had many dance hits. Melendez, also of Puerto Rican descent, was inspired by Lisa Lisa's success. In 2008 Lisette teamed up with famed music producer Carlos "After Dark" Berrios and performed two new tracks "I Need a Lover" and "Don't Ever Say" on albums Don't Look Back Sessions One &Two.

Coro is a Latin freestyle singer and actor of Cuban and Dominican heritage, who first had roles in numerous episodes of the star's hit television series, Miami Vice. While appearing on Vice, Coro struggled to put together a group to get his singing career off the ground. His first efforts never took off, but in 1987, Coro met Stevie B, who was enjoying the success of his first hit record and getting ready to tour. After a stint as a backup vocalist and dancer for Stevie B, the New York-born and Miami-raised Coro made the move back to his native Manhattan to initiate a solo singing career. Coro partnered with freestyle music producers Zahid Tariq and Todd Terry in 1989,. Coro's first single, "Where Are You Tonight", became the #1 dance record in New York and Florida. The song reached the Top 25 on Billboard 's club chart and put Coro on the road doing shows in dance clubs across the country. On his self-titled debut album, Coro collaborated with producers Zahid Tariq and Ziggy Gonzalez to create a selection of up-tempo dance tunes like "Can't Let You Go", "Where Are You tonight", "My Fallen Angel" and ballads such as "Missing You".

George Lamond began singing backup for various artists before landing a solo deal with Columbia Records. Lamond is known for his lyrical spinto tenor vocal quality, not found in most tenors of today. His first album, Bad of the Heart, released in 1990, had underground dance hits like "Bad of the Heart", "Look Into My Eyes" and "Without You". Lamond has also released a couple of salsa albums and scored a number of hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. 2001 saw the release of his highly acclaimed salsa album GL on Sony Records, and in 2006, Lamond returned with the release of his album Oye Mi Canto, bringing a new sound to his music career. The album was a combination of reggaeton, bachata and salsa, with seven songs produced by G1E Productions. In 2008, Lamond released a new single, "What is Love", on an album titled Don't Look Back - Session 2 produced by famed freestyle producer, Carlos "After Dark" Berrios, and a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin", released on Robbins Entertainment and produced by Giuseppe D. Lamond is featured on the Lucas Prata cover of Level 42's "Something About You", found on Prata's Never Stop Dreamin' album, also produced by Giuseppe D.

Mickey Bentson aka Mick Benzo owns and runs rap-oriented Pay Up Management. He was one of the founding members of the Zulu Nation, arguably the most important catalyst for hip hop. He has previously managed Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Everland and Big Punisher, and he now manages Ice-T and Fat Joe.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecd1fea813.jpeg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music: Kora Musicians Salieu Suso & Malang Jobarteh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-music-kora-musicians-salieu-suso-malang-jobarteh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-music-kora-musicians-salieu-suso-malang-jobarteh Date: July 30, 2014

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes a live performance on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades.

Tonight’s performers, master kora player Salieu Suso and his nephew Malang Jobarteh, perform together this evening. The kora is a 21-string African harp played by the traditional storytellers of West Africa, known as griots in French and jeli, jail, guewel or gawlo in African languages. Salieu Suso was born into a family of traditional Gambian musician/historians that extends back nearly 1,000 years. A descendant of JaliMasy Wulayn Suso, the inventor of the kora, Suso began his training at the age of eight and has performed throughout Africa and Europe. Free with admission to the grounds.

Please note: Gardens are open until 8:30 p.m. Wave Hill House, Perkins Visitor Center, Glyndor Gallery, The Café and The Shop at Wave Hill open until 7:30 p.m. Order dinner from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening. Check the Wave Hill website for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays. There is free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8911726832.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 31, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Shine and the Moonbeams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mad-sq-kids-shine-and-the-moonbeams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mad-sq-kids-shine-and-the-moonbeams Date: July 31, 2014

Shine and the Moonbeams are family music’s first soul band. Come clap your hands and stomp your feet and rejoice in the celebration of the rhythm of all things family!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613e0feaa5c.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Rock of Ages, ONCE, Holler If Ya Hear Me, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 31, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by 106.7 LiteFM DJs. Today's lineup includes selections from Rock of Ages, ONCE, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.bryantpark.org for the most up-to-date listings.

Presented by 106.7 Lite FM.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Yo Yo Yo Urban Yogis!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/yo-yo-yo-urban-yogis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/yo-yo-yo-urban-yogis Date: July 31, 2014

Join LIFE Camp Founder Erica Ford and ashtanga yoga teacher Eddie Stern for a free outdoor yoga class co-taught with Juquille Johnston, Raheem Lewis, Jaytaun McMillan, and Makeesha Hill of the Urban Yogis. Class is followed by a live musical performance featuring sitar maestro Hidayat Khan, vocalist Amit Interdeo, tabla artist Avirodh Sharma, and traditional Indian dancer Jharna Rastogi.

This event is open to the public and will be held in the beautiful tree lined plaza next to the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center.

Please RSVP here to reserve a spot. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, but we do have some available. For further information, contact: Sandi.Higgins@parks.nyc.gov or call the Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center at: (212) 285-0300.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1d05992a88.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Joe Bataan / Boogaloo Assassins / DJ Turmix]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-joe-bataan-boogaloo-assassins-dj-turmix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-joe-bataan-boogaloo-assassins-dj-turmix Date: July 31, 2014

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 Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

For the 11-piece Boogaloo Assassins the mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s-style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Afro-Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Known throughout the West for their high-energy live shows, Boogaloo Assassins' debut recording "Old Love Dies Hard" features their hit single "No No No", a salsa version of the blues/reggae classic, featured on Gilles Peterson's BBC-1, Los Angeles's leading public radio station KCRW, and many others. As of Spring 2014, Boogaloo Assassins have hit both the road and the recording studio with new rock'n'roll phenom Nick Waterhouse.

NYC-based DJ Turmix is a Barcelona native who has been exciting music fans worldwide with his superb sessions for more than 20 years. He is vinyl collector and a specialist in 60's musical styles, from Latin boogaloo, to latin soul and other afrocuban rhythms. Turmix has also been instrumental in the recent latin boogaloo revival in NYC, spinning his extraordinary parties and sets all over NYC, as a collaborator with the famed Fania Records.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecefe6a1f7.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mike Delgidice and Big Shot featuring current members of Billy Joels's Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band Date: July 31, 2014

This premiere Billy Joel Show is returning!

Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents A Tribute to Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 31, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Motor City Revue".

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Enrique Iglesias]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias Date: August 1, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Enrique Iglesias perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/first-friday-music-trolley Date: August 1, 2014

In partnership with the Bronx Music Heritage Center, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum presents Stephen Sylvester & the Anthem Reggae Band.

Enjoy the music, explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island.

Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 1, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 2, 2014

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 rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/columbia-summer-winds-live-performance6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/columbia-summer-winds-live-performance6 Date: August 2, 2014

Columbia Summer Winds is a community wind ensemble that performs annually in New York City public parks. Comprised of musicians from around the New York area, CSW presents four concerts each summer and hosts a biennial Outdoor Composition Contest.

http://www.columbiasummerwinds.org/

In the case of inclement weather, the performance will be rescheduled to August 9, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 Date: August 2, 2014

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’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. Dr. John headed west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones' “Exile On Main St.” During that time he launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Nite Tripper. His latest album "Locked Down", released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2013 Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Further, Dr. John is currently hard at work completing an album in tribute to Louis Armstrong which will be released in June of this year. After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.

Hurray for the Riff Raff is the creation of frontwoman Alynda lee Segarra, a 26-year-old Bronx native who left home at an early age to travel the country before settling in New Orleans to play with a revolving cast of musicians. NPR's Ann Powers proclaimed that Hurray for the Riff Raff is, "Americana with a very young, fresh youthful sensibility. She's remaking traditions through her own voice. I'm just so struck by her voice. Literally. I love her singing voice...I can't stop listening to this woman's voice. I'm obsessed!" while Mojo Magazine raved that they “have immense potential and seductive power.” The band combines country and pop with honky-tonk, swamp pop, and blues for a wholly unique sound that’s unified by Segarra’s fresh vocals and beautifully crafted songs.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed39ecf90e.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 2, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: August 2, 2014

Experience the best of Bronx Hip Hop in this live performance series curated by Circa 95. Local artists use dance, spoken word, and music to deliver rhythm and rhymes that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each event.

Thurs, July 17, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Fred Ones, Rhyme Factory's Youth Group (Hip-Hop), Feenix Flames (poetry), Circa '95 (Hip-Hop)

Sat, Aug 2, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Kid Koi, The Bronx Boys (dance), Rebel Diaz Arts Collective BX (Hip-Hop), Circa ’95 (Hip-Hop)

Date and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: Shine & The Moonbeams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/pier-kids-shine-the-moonbeams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/pier-kids-shine-the-moonbeams Date: August 3, 2014

Soulful R&B children’s music will have kids singing and grooving from the school yard to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Art activities start at noon.

Part of the series Pier Kids.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[6th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/6th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/6th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-concert Date: August 3, 2014

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks and the Michels family in celebrating the late Council Member Stan Michels at the sixth annual memorial jazz concert.

The jazz is hot and the setting is cool, underneath the majestic elms on the Stan Michels Promenade alongside the beautiful Heather Garden.

Stan Michels represented northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, and his legislative record was notable for his work fighting on behalf of tenants, for the expansion of the city’s recycling program, the protection of our water supply and cleaner air, and against childhood lead poisoning, smoking in public places and unreasonable noise. He also was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district. The promenade where this concert is being held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.

We hope you can be with us to remember Stan on the sixth anniversary of his passing.

This program will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8601, -73.9337 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395cdc88a84a.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas in association with Revive Music - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summerstage-gregory-porter-revive-big-band-led-by-igmar-thomas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summerstage-gregory-porter-revive-big-band-led-by-igmar-thomas Date: August 3, 2014

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 quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers. Don Was, President of Blue Note, encouraged Porter to stay true to his artistic vision. “I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel,” Porter says, “Those elements make their way inside my music. And I’ve always heard them in jazz.” Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in JazzTimes, saying, “We haven’t had a male singer like him in a long time. He’s such a wonderful writer. He’s a story teller.”

Heralded by the Village Voice for having some of New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz,” Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound. Formed in 2010 by trumpeter, composer and arranger Igmar Thomas, this multi-generational ensemble knows no limits as they advance and celebrate the tradition of the big band. The band's repertoire features original compositions and inventive orchestrations of selected beats from legendary producers, notable hip-hop tracks and the original jazz records they sampled, all re-imagined and arranged into original works, in never seen before and sometimes never to be seen again live performances.The Revive Big Band’s recent shows include the 2014 WinterJazz Fest SummerStage Showcase featuring special guests Bilal and Dr. Lonnie Smith, Brooklyn Jazz with Oliver Lake and Sean Jones, special collaborations with Savion Glover and Pharoahe Monch and tributes to G.U.R.U and A Tribe Called Quest.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed574239bb.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Old Crow Medicine Show / Langhorne Slim / Spirit Family Reunion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/old-crow-medicine-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/old-crow-medicine-show Date: August 4, 2014

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

SummerStage Member exclusive presale: Wednesday, May 28 at 12 PM - Friday, May 30 at 10 AM
General on sale: Friday, May 30 at 12 PM

Doors 5:30 PM | Show 6:30 PM

Old Crow Medicine Show:

On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

The band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.

It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Newport Folk Festival.

In 2011 Old Crow found themselves embarking on the historic Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford and Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This tour had the bands riding a vintage train from California to New Orleans, playing shows along the way. The magic of this music excursion across America's vast landscape is captured in the Emmet Malloy directed documentary, Big Easy Express.

Old Crow Medicine Show now have four studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records - O.C.M.S and Big Iron World produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher produced by Don Was. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. Carry Me Back, released by ATO Records and produced by Ted Hutt, represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band.

Langhorne Slim:

There is nothing like the challenges and camaraderie of the road to inspire a songwriter who thrives upon the emotional energy and exhilaration only travel can deliver. Some singers are devoted to the pursuit of perpetual motion, and Langhorne Slim releases his wild soul in ways that come out of the discipline of live performance.

The 13 songs that compose Langhorne Slim & The Law's new "The Way We Move" are road-tested, rollicking and very rock 'n' rolling tunes that the songwriter perfected with his loyal band, and come out of the kind of good times and bad experiences that songwriters of Langhorne's lofty stature can turn into life-affirming rock 'n' roll. You could also call what Langhorne Slim does folk music, but then there's his sly, charming and open-hearted feel for pop music -- those summertime melodies that nudge you into a grin even when the song is about something bad.

For Langhorne Slim -- Pennsylvania-born self-taught guitarist who moves to Brooklyn at 18, begins feeling out his place in a burgeoning punk-folk scene, wends his way to the West Coast, and finds himself celebrated from Newport to Portland as one of today's most original singers and songwriters -- "The Way We Move" represents the sound of a band devoted to living in the moment. Riding the success of his 2009 full-length Be Set Free, Langhorne went through some changes over the last three years -- he lost his beloved grandfather, who is the subject of the new record's moving "Song for Sid," and moved on from a relationship that had lasted five years.

And there was the physical moving -- the literal side of the record's title. Pulling up stakes from his home of two years, Portland, Ore., Langhorne also has been touring non-stop with The Law. As he says, "I'm in a bit of a transitional period -- currently, the road will be home. That's just kind of my spirit, to be slightly restless." Perfecting their rangy sound out on the endless grey ribbon, Langhorne and The Law -- bassist Jeff Ratner, drummer Malachi DeLorenzo and banjo player and keyboardist David Moore -- went down to rural Texas in the summer of 2011 to work on new material. With some 30 tunes to consider, the quartet soaked up the Lone Star sunshine and developed arrangements and approaches for Langhorne's latest batch of songs.

Jeff Ratner had joined the group at the time of Be Set Free, and brought on multi-instrumentalist David Moore not long after. Moore and Ratner go way back, having moved to New York around the same time, and they've played together in what Jeff estimates are 15 bands. Langhorne's association with Malachi is equally deep. As the group played together through tours with the Drive-By Truckers and the Avett Brothers, and made appearances at the Newport Folk Festival and Bonnaroo, their bond became ever stronger, their music more confident. This is what you hear on "The Way We Move" -- forward motion meeting deep cohesion, all in the service of Langhorne's amazing songs and compelling vocals.

"We wanted Langhorne's songs to shine, and be as raw as the creatures that we are," Jeff says of the recording process. The band set up in the Catskill, N.Y. Old Soul Studio, a 100-year-old Greek Revival house retooled for recording. With studio owner Kenny Siegal co-producing, Langhorne & The Law fearlessly ran through an astounding 26 songs in four days, with Langhorne putting finishing touches on new tunes as they recorded. Langhorne says it was an intimate affair in Old Soul, with Moore's "banjo room" in a coatroom and the piano in the living room.

It comes through on "The Way We Move" -- the live feel of the sessions, which found Langhorne singing along with the band on every track. "Singing with the band that way, it's almost like I was performing on stage," he says. Cutting everything live to tape gave the band exactly what they'd been looking for: a super-charged evocation of their raucous, friendly stage performances. Langhorne and Jeff value in music for its rawness, and it doesn't matter whether that rawness -- the insurgent spirit that unites the Clash and Charlie Poole -- comes from in punk, country, soul or folk. Langhorne is a fan of Porter Wagoner, Jimmie Rodgers, Waylon Jennings, and early rock 'n' roll in general. But there's nothing referential or detached about the music Langhorne & The Law make. Langhorne writes songs that are yearning, sad, happy, defeated and optimistic, with hints of '50s rock 'n' roll balladry.

"We all love Wu-Tang Clan as much as we love Bowie, or Brazilian psychedelic pop," Langhorne says. On "The Way We Move," David's probing piano often provides focus for Langhorne's tales of love and loss. "On the Attack" begins with a delicate, watercolor section that turns into an ingenious variation on a classic soul ballad -- Solomon Burke meets punk blues in a smoky folk club. Langhorne addresses it to a current or past love. Similarly, "Past Lives" sports a piano introduction that gives way to a melancholy 6/8 ballad that perfectly supports lyrics about possible past lives and their interaction with the present.

It's a spirited, inspired slice of real rock 'n' roll -- exuberance meets hard-won experience in an explosive combination. David's banjo and Malachi's walloping drums add up to a new kind of folk music. The music drives, but there's no loss of subtlety. And when the group lays into the garage-rocking "Fire," with its funky electric piano and supremely callow lyrics about first kisses and the hot-burning passions of adolescence, it's clear Langhorne is one of the great rock 'n' rollers of our or any time.

Road-tested as the band is, the new music also shows just how far Langhorne Slim has come as a singer. He croons, exults and sings the blues throughout "The Way We Move." And there are his lyrics, which are about strange dreams featuring women who want him dead even as he desires them, the pressures of small-town life, ambition, and how much he appreciates his mother's love and support. That's all Langhorne and his life -- his mother, he says, really was amazingly supportive of his ambitions to become a musician, as was the rest of his family.

It comes through as you listen to his virtuoso demonstration of a singing style that seems alive to every fleeting emotional shade of meaning. Langhorne puts you in mind of John Lennon's singing from time to time -- it's nothing exact, and Slim doesn't do much music that is very Lennon- or Beatle-esque, but it's something in the timbre, and the openness of his vocals. It's worth repeating here that Langhorne learned Nirvana songs as he began to explore the guitar and songwriting, and Kurt Cobain's intense singing is another reference point.

But these guys don't play the reference game, and like to keep it raw. The new record moves in ways that are fresh for Langhorne Slim & The Law, and demonstrates all the ways we can go forward while keeping an eye on the mirror. They're laying down the law. It's very American, and when Langhorne Slim contemplates whether or not he fits in to any narrow-cast definition of this country's music, he replies with a perfect, laconic joke: "I think we fit in most places that would take us."

Spirit Family Reunion:

Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way. When Spirit Family Reunion gather to sing, there is communion. Strangers and neighbors come to rejoice in the sound, and there is no divide between performer and spectator.

In a strange barroom or a grand music hall, at a barn dance or on the sunny street corner, Spirit Family Reunion keep the book open, and that old familiar feeling that was almost lost is again new.

"Dusty acoustic guitars, wailing fiddles and weeping accordions, with a woozy-yet-skintight rhythm section-- and topped off with burr-edged vocals that sound like they've been soaked in a Mason jar for generations -- it's the type of music that blurs the line between past and present so thoroughly, and so deftly, that time feels irrelevant."

Venue Rules
Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine are for on­site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e33307b821.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Old School Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton Date: August 4, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, returns!

The series goes back in time with music by hip-hop artists Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, Rob Base and Kool Moe Dee.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: The Okee Dokee Brothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers Date: August 5, 2014

The Okee Dokee Brothers share music exploring the natural world through the Americana folk genre. Their adventure songs make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories, and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other, and the world we live in.

Their upcoming album, Through the Woods, will be released in May 2014.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f84216b1.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Típica 73 with guest: Adalberto Santiago / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra Date: August 5, 2014

Típica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s. Eventually, it evolved into a 3-horn conjunto (combo) with Adalberto Santiago as lead vocalist. In 1975 Típica ’73 began recording “New Wave” Cuban music “La Candela,” “No Me Critiques,” and “La Escoba Barrendera”. In 1976, after a split due to creative differences, Típica ’73 emerged with a new format, which included the addition of a Flute/Sax, a Violin and Tito Allen as lead vocalist. Subsequent lead vocalists included Camilo Azuquita and José Alberto (El Canario). José Alberto was the vocalist in 1978 when Típica ’73 recorded the historic LP “Intercambio Cultural” (Cultural Exchange) at EGREM studios in Havana, Cuba. In 1983, Típica ’73 disbanded due to pressure and blacklisting stemming from the trip to Cuba. After an occasional reunion gig, and under the co-direction of founding members, Johnny Rodríguez and Sonny Bravo, Típica ’73 finally returned to its Charanga (Flute/Violin) roots and is currently performing with that format.

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity. The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, and has let to international acclaim for its completely new approach to the genre. Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City. The WSO has been featured recently in Rolling Stone Magazine (on the 2013 Latin Hot List), and on MTV Iggy, Telemundo, Univision, and on the nationally syndicated program LatiNation on Fox.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed6aae18cb.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Abiah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 6, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured musician: Abiah
"A singer with an innate ability for passionate songwriting" (Billboard), he has an unbelievable voice, irrepressible spirit, and unassailable taste in music.

ABIAH, vocals
David Rosenthal, guitar
Keith Witty, bass
Chris Eddleton, drums

Program: Songs from ABIAH's critically acclaimed album Life As A Ballad and new songs from his upcoming new album B O T T L E S.

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mobile Mondays LIVE - The Salsoul Edition featuring Joe Bataan / First Choice / Double Exposure / Instant Funk / Ladies of Skyy / Carol Williams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-the-salsoul-edition-featuring-joe-bataan-first-choice-double-exposure-instant-funk-ladies-of-skyy-carol-williams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-the-salsoul-edition-featuring-joe-bataan-first-choice-double-exposure-instant-funk-ladies-of-skyy-carol-williams Date: August 6, 2014

Mobile Mondays! & Salsoul Records have partnered to bring you a classic NYC Dance Experience. Mobile Mondays! is the premier all 45's vinyl night & music movement with a Mission to Save the Music, Preserve DJ Culture & Bring Back the Vibe & Soul of NYC. Originating in 1974 - NYC based Salsoul Records - named by Joe Bataan for his love of Salsa & Soul Music - is one of the most influential record companies in the disco era that has shaped the dance music industry for the last 40 years. Salsoul classics like - "My Love is Free", "Let No Man Put Asunder", "Call Me", "Got My Mind Made up" helped shape today's dance music & still control dance floors to this day. The show will feature The MM All Star DJ's, Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour, $$$Mike. The event will be hosted by MM Hosts Miss Rebecca & Snkr Joe & Salsoul Records Label Manager, Rachael Hardway. Mobile Mondays! takes place every Monday 10pm at The Bowery Electric & gives music lovers a chance to go back to the New York City they love best; when records were events, the DJ was on the pulpit and the dance floor was epic.

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 Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

The three-piece female disco group First Choice was influential to early house music and the Salsoul Records movement. Their tracks “Let No Man Put Asunder” and “Dr. Love” are two of the most sampled tracks from the Salsoul catalog. Original group members Ursula Herring & Annette Hardeman will be joined on stage by disco artist Wardell Piper (“Super Sweet”) for their performance.

Double Exposure is one of the most prominent American-Disco groups of the Salsoul era known as the first group to release the 12-inch single. Their 1976 album chart-topping album Ten Percent featured a pair of major club hits including "Ten Percent" and "My Love is Free." Members James Williams, Joseph Harris, Charles Whittington & Leonard "Butch" Davis are actively touring and making music to this day.

Instant Funk burst onto the '70s disco scene with the million-selling single "I Got My Mind Made Up" and their Gold album Instant Funk. Paradise Garage DJ Larry Levan and engineer Bob Blank’s 1979 remix of “I Got My Mind Made Up” quickly flooded dance floors across the country. The band started out with the core lineup of bassist Raymond Earl, drummer Scotty Miller, and guitarist Kim Miller and later expanded to include additional members.

Skyy enjoyed worldwide success with their distinctive blend of sassy vocals, funky bass lines and thumping guitar licks. The Ladies of Skyy, Denise, Delores and Bonny are best known for their release of the Skyy Line album in late 1981. Their hit song “Call Me” became the first #1 R&B hit followed by their 1984 release of Inner City.

At a time when disco was still breaking into the mainstream, Carol Williams was one of the few female vocalists in the genre to hold stake in other creative elements of her craft besides singing. Working with producer Vincent Montana Jr., she not only selected a good share of material for her Salsoul debut album, 'Lectric Lady, but also co-wrote three selections and acted as co-publisher. 'Lectric Lady was released in 1977 and featured hits such as "Come Back" and "Love Is You."

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534edc9e617ab.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music: Los Monstritos (Young Monsters)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-music-los-monstritos-young-monsters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-music-los-monstritos-young-monsters Date: August 6, 2014

Los Monstritos are young "monster" percussionist virtuosos who hurtle headlong into a variety of Latin music genres—from plena to boogaloo, from bomba to bachata and salsa, from rumba to meringue. To these styles, they add their own twist, reflecting the hip-hop and regaaeton rhythms of their Bronx neighborhoods. The members are Nelson Matthew Gonzalez, scion of one of the great families of Afro-Puerto Rican music; Oreste Abrantes, a Cuban Puerto Rican powerhouse conguero; and Jason Gonzalez, bongo virtuoso. Los Monstritos are pupils of some of the best Latin percussion masters of New York. Their music is sometimes hip, sometimes steeped in roots... always explosive in its delivery. At Wave Hill, the percussionists are joined by upright bass, guitar and keyboard players.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Tim and the Space Cadets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/mad-sq-kids-tim-and-the-space-cadets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/mad-sq-kids-tim-and-the-space-cadets Date: August 7, 2014

Closing out our 2014 season are Tim and the Space Cadets, who Time Out New York Kids says “appeals to tots and teens alike!” Tim’s energy is infectious, engaging and interactive – an indie rock experience for families and fans, full of strong musicianship, and a tap dancing sidekick.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536140d9de495.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Jersey Boys, Heathers, 50 Shades! The Musical, Cabaret]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 7, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by 106.7 LiteFM DJs.

Today's music will come from the musicals Jersey Boys, Heathers, 50 Shades! The Musical, and Cabaret.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.bryantpark.org for the most up-to-date listings.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's RiverRocks featuring Temples]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-temples http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-temples Date: August 7, 2014

2014 marks Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks 16th Season. RiverRocks is among New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful Pier 84.

Temples Destined to become Britain’s premier retro-futurists, the music of this psychedelic rock band is a mix of scuzzy glam stomp, dreamy, 12-string-drenched folk-rock, droning ‘60s psychedelia, Krautrock, and more – all viewed through a very modern kaleidoscope.

Rain or Shine

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5355685670dd8.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mykki Blanco in association with MeanRed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-presents-mykki-blanco-in-association-with-meanred http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-presents-mykki-blanco-in-association-with-meanred Date: August 7, 2014

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 performance medium to express his larger ideas. In 2011 he began performing two new projects, crushing industrial rock under the name No Fear and glamorous, ghetto-fabulous riot grrrl rap under the name Mykki Blanco. In 2012, Mykki made her grand entrance with the Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels EP, featuring cuts like “Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)” and “Gay Dog.” Dubbed “From Teenage Runaway to Hip Hop Queen” in a profile by the New York Times Mykki Blanco was solidified as a young artist whose creative work with hip hop has just begun.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351521b315c5.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves: Akie Bermiss and Soulfolk Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-grooves-akie-bermiss-and-soulfolk-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-grooves-akie-bermiss-and-soulfolk-experience Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy live music from local musicians in the comfort of New York Restoration Project’s outdoor spaces. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the concert.

7:00 p.m. – Brooklyn-bred singer, keyboardist, and composer Akie Bermiss

8:30 p.m. – Sultry, mellow soul trio Soulfolk Experience

Dates and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c7ffc7a4b65.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Disco Unlimted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted Date: August 7, 2014

Boogie down to the sounds of the hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: August 7, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire". A tribute to Johnny Cash.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a5e9c2d4a3.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Musical Salute to Hollywood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/concert-in-the-park-with-mitch-kahn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/concert-in-the-park-with-mitch-kahn Date: August 7, 2014

Concerts in the Park is back by popular demand with an all new show. Join Mitch Kahn in concert with a Musical Salute to Hollywood. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Luke Bryan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan Date: August 8, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Luke Bryan perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 8, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Army National Guard Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band Date: August 8, 2014

Come out and enjoy our Army National Guard Band. We want to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.

Bring a blanket, sit on the grass and enjoy the great music being played.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: A Partnership Concert with the International Double Reed Society/NYU]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu Date: August 8, 2014

The Washington Square Music Festival partners with the International Double Reed Society and New York University to present Sunset in the Park, a free concert in Washington Square. A highlight of IDRS’s annual conference attracting professional players from all over the world, the concert will showcase conference soloists performing music ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Constantine Kitsopoulos will conduct The Village Orchestra. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

Rainspace: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 371 Sixth Avenue

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids' Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 9, 2014

Bring your kids to Bryant Park for the sounds of the city!

Rolie Polie Guacamole brings a perfect recipe of rock, funk and folk to keep you eating healthy and staying active.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Jazz on the Great Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill Date: August 9, 2014

Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes for an afternoon of live music and dance by some of the best local jazz performers.

Make sure you bring your appetite for the delicious food truck fair that will be available for purchase! Co-presented with Jazzmobile.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 9, 2014

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 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStagePresents: Motown Gospel Revue featuring Tasha Cobbs / Smokie Norful / Pastor Charles Jenkins / VaShawn Mitchell / Kierra Sheard / Micah Stampley / Brian Courtney Wilson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstagepresents-motown-gospel-revue-featuring-tasha-cobbs-smokie-norful-pastor-charles-jenkins-vashawn-mitchell-kierra-sheard-micah-stampley-brian-courtney-wilson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstagepresents-motown-gospel-revue-featuring-tasha-cobbs-smokie-norful-pastor-charles-jenkins-vashawn-mitchell-kierra-sheard-micah-stampley-brian-courtney-wilson Date: August 9, 2014

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 making her major-label debut. Instead, with microphone in hand, she ascended the platform prepared to do what she had done every week since her teenage years—lead the congregation into worship. Cobbs won her first-ever Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance for “Break Every Chain.” in 2014, from her album, Grace, a moving example of the raw power of a live worship experience. Produced by multi-award-winning artist and producer VaShawn Mitchell, the eight-song project reveals Tasha at her best as a psalmist, songwriter, and minister. A pastor’s kid and long-time worship leader, Tasha has developed her gifts as a songwriter and psalmist to become a nationally recognized minister. She currently serves as Worship Leader for the Young Adult Division of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, while simultaneously holding the position of Worship Pastor at the dReam Center Church of Atlanta. With the release of Grace, Tasha Cobbs is sure to become a recognized name in churchgoing households across the nation.

The 2002 release of Smokie Norful’s debut album I Need You Now, heralded the birth of a new Gospel legend. That project, led by the instantly classic title song, achieved gold-certification while winning the first of the numerous awards that would mark his truly groundbreaking career. In the decade since then, Smokie has sold more than two million albums, earned four #1 albums, received countless GRAMMY®, Dove, and Stellar awards, and has twice been named Billboard magazine’s “Gospel Artist of the Year.” Meanwhile, audiences around the world have come to embrace him as songwriter, balladeer, worshipper, and preacher.

Pastor Charles Jenkins is a dynamic, inspirational and visionary religious and community leader who is widely known as the senior pastor of the legendary Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of the book, Thriving In Change, and is a sought-after adviser to governmental and political leaders, high-profile personalities, business groups, and advocacy organizations. Perhaps less known is the fact that Charles Jenkins is a GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter and a recording artist. His CD project with Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church—Pastor Charles Jenkins Presents Fellowship Chicago Live: The Best of Both Worlds, was released in 2012. Jenkins believes that music can be the basis of an urban Christian movement that attracts people in ways that many traditional mediums cannot. “There are opportunities to create amazing music and to create a meaningful movement around that music,” he said. “For us, this is not just a CD, it a movement for God and good that begins with this project.”

Six-time Stellar Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominated recording artist VaShawn Mitchell soared to the top of the charts in 2011 with his mega-hit single “Nobody Greater,” from his top-selling, award-winning album Triumphant. Billboard magazine declared “Nobody Greater” the #1 Most Played Gospel Song of 2011, and the single held the #1 position for nine consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart and crossed-over to the Urban Contemporary Adult charts. Now the acclaimed singer-songwriter is back with Created 4 This, which picks up where Triumphant left off. This project is a body of music that features Mitchell’s signature style: contemporary themes with a traditional Gospel vibe. The praise and worship music on the CD is encouraging, inspiring, and uplifting. “I wanted to build on ‘Nobody Greater’ and Triumphant to create a new compilation of music to empower and equip people in this economy to understand why we are here and what we are created for,” says Mitchell. “The whole message of the album is that we still have hope, that we shall overcome and be victorious, and that God will be there to sustain us in this next phase of our lives.”

Kierra Sheard is a Grammy Award-nominated, GMA Dove Award and Stellar Award-winning recording artist and songwriter. The daughter of Karen Clark Sheard, of the legendary Clark Sisters, and Bishop J. Drew Sheard, senior pastor of Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God In Christ in Detroit, Michigan, Kierra first came to the world’s attention as a nine year old, belting out vocals well beyond her years in a live recording of the hit, “The Will Of God,” which was on her mother’s 1997 solo debut release, Finally Karen. Until that point, Kierra had shown little interest in being a singer, and the family was unaware of her exceptional talent. “I didn’t want to do the song with my mother and she had to make me practice,” Kierra recalls. However, after her performance with her mother, offers for recording deals started to pour in. By 2003, Kierra had a label deal with EMI Gospel, which propelled her into music stardom—churning out hits that showed her vocal prowess and diversity, such as “You Don’t Know,” “Love Like Crazy,” “Praise Him Now,” and “Invisible.”

Nearly every song ever recorded tackles the topic of love. It’s long been the favored subject for songwriters and poets through the ages, but when an artist turns his focus to the love of Jesus, the result is bound to be powerful, especially when that artist is the multi-talented worship leader, songwriter and producer Micah Stampley. Love Never Fails is Stampley’s sixth album and his debut on Motown Gospel. The project spotlights the passionate vocal delivery and compelling songwriting that have made him one of the gospel community’s most acclaimed young artists. Stampley and his wife Heidi co-wrote six of the eleven tunes on the new album including the exhilarating and emotionally charged worship song “We Will Praise You.” Stampley’s music has long had a global flavor and that approach continues on Love Never Fails. “How He Loves Me” is an infectious reggae tune that features vocals from the talented Jamaican songstress Chevelle Franklyn, and “Oh Give Thanks” will remind listeners of the sheer joy that comes from praising God in song.

Brian Courtney Wilson was raised in the Chicago, Illinois area. Since his childhood, Wilson has been singing, starting with the adult male chorus at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church. “Before my mom and dad knew I was going to be a singer, God had given them a promise to nurture into the person that I am today,” he says. “We are all given some promise, some vision for our future that we have to nurture, endure hard times for, and always believe in.” Wilson has nurtured his promise into a remarkable career in music ministry. Since the release of his debut CD, Just Love, Wilson has been touted as one of gospel music’s contemporary break-through artists of 2010 and 2011. Wilson says Music World Gospel has become the perfect home for his sacred art: “It’s a place where I can do more than just church music. I can do music for the world that’s rooted in the church.”

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535152ded5789.jpeg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 9, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Earth Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms Date: August 10, 2014

Shake to the rhythm of nature! Roger Tincknell and his energizing earthly beats with have you moving and grooving while you quench your curiosity about the natural world and all the different animals that call it home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Earth Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms1 Date: August 10, 2014

Shake to the rhythm of nature! Roger Tincknell and his energizing earthly beats with have you moving and grooving while you quench your curiosity about the natural world and all the different animals that call it home. FREE!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Passenger / Liam Bailey / DJ Natasha Diggs in association with Giant Step]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey Date: August 10, 2014

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 worldwide recognition. Long before Passenger's unmistakable voice unexpectedly found a home on mainstream radio waves around the world, Rosenberg was committed to taking his music to the people literally one street at a time. When the Brighton UK-born artist's band broke up in 2007, Rosenberg inadvertently set about forging his own musical path as a genuine troubadour. He held onto the band's name, and began travelling across countries and continents, armed with only his guitar and his voice and a swag of unique songs. After nearly three years of travelling and three albums, Passenger had established itself as one of the most popular new acts on the Australian live circuit and started to regularly sell out rooms and theatres of 500-plus. It wasn't until the release of his second single, "Let Her Go," on his 4th album that the rest of the world began to tune in. "Let Her Go" has topped the 2.5 million mark in global sales, as well as over 78 million YouTube hits so far. Of course, you can still catch Passenger busking in almost every city he visits -- only nowadays, it's pretty much standing-room only!

Born to a Jamaican father and British mother, Liam Bailey’s musical influences range from soul to reggae, and punk to R&B. While his voice is often compared to that of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, he’s as likely to reference Etta James as he is The Smiths. Known for co-writing Chase & Status’ Top 5 smash: “Blind Faith feat. Liam Bailey,” Liam’s initial introduction to the music business came via the late Amy Winehouse who, after meeting him released his first 2 EPs on her Lioness Records imprint. Amy first heard Liam’s music through a mutual friend & acclaimed producer Salaam Remi, who amongst others, is working with Liam on his debut album. The album, which was also co-written and produced by Bailey will be released by Flying Buddha (Sony Music Masterworks) in August, coinciding with a U.S. tour.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee2d7cd5aa.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert Date: August 10, 2014

Enjoy the Jan Leder Quintet featuring vocalist Andrea Wolper for an evening of smooth jazz music.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series: Reggae Night with Gyptian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-reggae-night-with-gyptian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-reggae-night-with-gyptian Date: August 11, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, returns!

VP Records presents Reggae Night with Gyptian and special guest.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Joe in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summerstage-presents-joe-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/summerstage-presents-joe-in-association-with-wbls Date: August 12, 2014

Having put out more than 10 albums in 20 years, JOE has become one of R&B’s most accomplished and popular singers with seven Grammy nods along the span of his career. Singles such as “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do),” “All That I Am,” “No One Comes Close” and “I Wanna Know” established Joe as a bona fide hit-maker who has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Moreover, his work with Mariah Carey (“Thank God I Found You”), Big Pun (“Still Not A Player”) and G-Unit (“Wanna Get To Know You”), shows that Joe is a much sought-after collaborator with some of music’s biggest and best artists. Joe’s most recent offering, Double Back: Evolution of R&B, debuted as the #1 R&B album in the country on Billboard’s “R&B Albums” & #4 “Top 200” charts this past summer. With that success, Double Back has produced a top five single with its first release “I’d Rather Have A Love”. With a new label deal in place PLAID TAKEOVER/BMG CHRYSALIS and new management, with veteran music executive Gerald “Plaid” Isaac, JOE is already gearing up for a successful 2014. The top-selling R&B singer is currently in the studio putting together magnificent songs in preparation for his new commercial album 2014, summer release entitled "BRIDGES". The lead single & video, “Love & Sex Pt. 2,” features the incredible and equally beautiful Kelly Rowland of X-FACTOR/Destiny’s Child fame and is currently impacting radio and TV heavily. In support of his new release(s) JOE will be touring the US, Europe, Asia and abroad.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53517bf01af72.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson / Andrew McMahon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-presents-gavin-degraw-matt-nathanson-andrew-mcmahon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-presents-gavin-degraw-matt-nathanson-andrew-mcmahon Date: August 13, 2014

Show

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Gavin DeGraw’s powerful new album MAKE A MOVE is a victorious and creative musical return. On the follow-up to 2011’s Sweeter, Gavin DeGraw has experienced a creative and commercial renaissance displaying his even more focused vocal and artistic talent, his assured energy, musically expanded palette, and sharp, detail-driven lyrics.

The first single, “Best I Ever Had,” is the most up-tempo thing DeGraw has done yet, charging out of the gate with a galloping rhythm and lively horns. “I feel like this album is the strongest record I’ve made,” DeGraw says. “It’s a clear evolution from what I’ve been doing. I’ve taken more risks, like learning the value of having space in the writing. Silence is louder than the highest note.”

“It’s like being born again,” he says. “It’s crazy. I think very few people get to experience that sort of luck-of-the-draw moment.” DeGraw is referring to the double-platinum success of his single “Not Over You,” a “soulful, majestic ballad” (as Billboard put it) co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder that reached No. 1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit at Top 40 radio, and was certified double platinum. The track helped propel Sweeter (which Rolling Stone’s review called “taut, efficient and hook-packed,” going on to praise DeGraw as “an excellent singer”) to a No. 8 debut on the Billboard album chart, his second Top 10 album after his 2008 self-titled release. That album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s album chart, and spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” (The South Fallsburg, NY, native first broke through in 2003 with his platinum debut Chariot, which yielded three hit singles: the No. 1 Top 40 smash “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track.)

Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.” The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, while also resulting in appearances on such national television shows as David Letterman, Ellen,Conan O’Brien, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray and The CMA Awards to name a few. Additionally, his songs have been featured in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor,Vampire Diaries, American Pie and 90210. Modern Love, his previous studio album, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and topped the iTunes Pop Chart. It featured the hit singles “Faster” and “Run” – the latter featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Nathanson’s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., Canada and Australia. Matt Nathanson’s ninth studio recording, Last of the Great Pretenders, will be released on July 16th. Produced by Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that’s saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing. Songs like “Earthquake Weather,” “Kill The LIghts,” “Kinks Shirt,” “Sunday New York Times” and first single “Mission Bells” are precisely cinematic as Nathanson stirs the material with deftly placed pop-cultural references and vivid details drawn from his keen observations of everyday life, while topping each song with an emphatic and seductive chorus hook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532742da16364.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Miwa Gemini]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 13, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award-winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Playing Italian waltz, country and surf rock, they merge Eastern and Western music, creating folk-infused lullabies and balmy nocturnes that have the melancholy joy of a Dustbowl carnival.www.miwagemini.com

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesday: Dancing Through the Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-wednesday-dancing-through-the-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/sunset-wednesday-dancing-through-the-streets Date: August 13, 2014

Experience summer at its best—an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes and, this evening, plein-air dance performances by choreographers Larry Keigwin, James “Cricket” Colter and Bronx-based choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson Adebanjo. Order dinner from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening.

Gardens open until 8PM. Wave Hill House, Perkins Visitor Center, Glyndor Gallery, The Café and The Shop at Wave Hill open until 7:30PM. Check www.wavehill.org/visit for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway. Beginning at 4PM on Sunset Wednesdays, admission is $10 Adults, $6 students and seniors 65+, $4 children 6 to18. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Bobby Sanabria / Screening: Chico and Rita in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-bobby-sanabria-screening-chico-and-rita http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-bobby-sanabria-screening-chico-and-rita Date: August 13, 2014

Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee - has performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensembles. His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with such legendary figures as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, Marco Rizo, Arturo Sandoval, Roswell Rudd, Chico O'Farrill, Candido, Yomo Toro, Francisco Aguabella, Larry Harlow, Henry Threadgill, and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mario Bauzá.

Chico & Rita is a stunning, Oscar-nominated animated feature for adults. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams, while Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey -- in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero -- brings heartache and torment, as they battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. Along the way they meet Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and travel to three continents in pursuit of their passions. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535153419ecc6.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: August 14, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Matilda, On the Town, Mamma Mia!, MOTOWN the Musical]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 14, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by 106.7 LiteFM DJs. Today's songs come from Matilda, On The Town, Mamma Mia!, and MOTOWN The Musical.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.bryantpark.org for the most up-to-date listings.

Presented by 106.7 Lite FM.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Byron Cage in association with WLIB]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-presents-byron-cage-in-association-with-wlib http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-presents-byron-cage-in-association-with-wlib Date: August 14, 2014

“If people really want to know me, then listen to my music - my words especially,” says Byron Cage, one of the biggest names in urban praise and worship music. “If you want to know what my beliefs are, I always put that in my music.” The man who became known for his Top Ten worship anthems like “The Presence of the Lord” and “I Will Bless the Lord” is pouring his heart out in his new and ninth CD, “Memoirs of a Worshiper.” Cage’s evolved perspective on the power of praise dates back to his youth. Born in Grand Rapids, MI - the second of three children - he was friendly with the DeBarge R&B singing family and his uncle Bishop James Abney taught him choir conducting at an early age. After a path that has had its share of twists and turns, Cage feels he’s where God meant for him to be.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53517cdc7ef69.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bach in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bach-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bach-in-the-garden Date: August 14, 2014

The ensemble Basis presents an evening serenade of Johann Sebastian Bach's dazzling chamber music in Bartow-Pell’s beautiful formal garden.

Enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets, accompanied by Bach works for flute, violin, and bassoon.

Registration requested.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves: Kelsey Warren and Rebecca Jordan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/garden-grooves-kelsey-warren-and-rebecca-jordan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/garden-grooves-kelsey-warren-and-rebecca-jordan Date: August 14, 2014

Enjoy live music from local musicians. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the concert. At 7:00 p.m. pop rock artist Kelsey Warren will perform, at 8:30 p.m. New York singer-songwriter Rebecca Jordan will perform.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cfff0804c7c.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents The Regulars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: August 14, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "The Regulars". Rock & Roll

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a617429675.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Florida Georgia Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-florida-georgia-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-florida-georgia-line Date: August 15, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Florida Georgia Line perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/craftsmen-days Date: August 15, 2014

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts.

Learn about broom making, tinsmithing, woodturning, and more! Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and banjo. Take a tour of King Manor and see rarely-displayed crafts from the collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Noah's ARC Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/noahs-arc-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/noahs-arc-performance Date: August 15, 2014

Start off your weekend (a little early) with this group of family and old friends from Long Island's south shore. Noahs ARC will bring the positive vibes. Bring your dancing shoes!

Noah's ARC bring their signature mix of Reggae, Rock Steady, cyfSka, and Dub to Washington Square Park. Enjoy tow sets of original music and classic tunes by artists like: Delroy Wilson, Culture, and Bob Marley.

Start off your weekend (a little early) with this group of family and old friends from Long Island's south shore. Noahs ARC will bring the positive vibes. Bring your dancing shoes!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc3a477dedd.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 Date: August 16, 2014

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 the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/craftsmen-days Date: August 16, 2014

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts.

Learn about broom making, tinsmithing, woodturning, and more! Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and banjo. Take a tour of King Manor and see rarely-displayed crafts from the collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 16, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/clayton-williams-community-garden-jazz-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/clayton-williams-community-garden-jazz-in-the-garden Date: August 16, 2014

Celebrate Harlem Week! At this Harlem celebration, families can take in a live band performance. Come visit our "Oasis In Harlem" as we listen to great live music and enjoy a Saturday afternoon in the garden. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Show support for New York City Community Gardens by attending this event.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.811, -73.951 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/music-in-the-garden-the-ebony-hillbillies-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/music-in-the-garden-the-ebony-hillbillies-at-qbg Date: August 16, 2014

Enjoy an evening with The Ebony Hillbillies, NYC’s only African-American string band, who keep alive an important legacy that was a key element in the genesis of all American music.

This inventive ensemble inspires heartstring tugs and toe taps in fans of all types of music—pop, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz and more—paying homage to the traditional and including a mix of tasty originals.

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allée.

Co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings Bank.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 6:15 pm 7:45 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Blood Orange / Moses Sumney / Sean Nicholas Savage in association with Okayplayer - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summerstage-blood-orange http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summerstage-blood-orange Date: August 16, 2014

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, the Chemical Brothers, Florence and the Machine and Sky Ferriera. Dev also writes music under the moniker of Blood Orange, and has released two albums, titled Coastal Grooves and Cupid Deluxe, on Domino Recording Co. Most recently, Dev composed the score for the Gia Coppola directed, and TriBeCa Film Festival featured film, Palo Alto; and in addition, was a speaker at the 2014 TED conference held in Vancouver.

Moses Sumney is a new LA-based singer & songwriter. Growing up, he was so shy that he would write songs avidly but hide them inside his mattress. At 20, he moved out of his parents' house to study creative writing at UCLA and finally gathered the courage to start performing music. After purchasing a beat-up guitar from a friend, he taught himself to play and accompany himself. He grew quickly as an artist at UCLA, soon performing weekly alongside the university's most esteemed musicians. Now graduated, he creates soul-infused folk tunes using guitar and layered arrangements built on loop pedals. Recently, SPIN Magazine described him as a "soul-folk warrior," Okayplayer called him "a name you should be hearing plenty of," and Pigeons & Planes called his voice a "breathing instrument that suggests a depth of feeling lyrics can only partially express."All of this, and he hasn't even officially released any music yet.

Sean Nicholas Savage is a Canadian Singer and Ballad Composer. In 2013 he released the record Other Life, his most emotionally thematic work and first in a year since he prolifically delivered three full length cassette albums; Flamingo, Won Ton Jaz and Trippple Midnight Karma in 2011. Savage touches always on a theory or profound observation and comes to at least a suggested point in his pop, drama compositions. Perhaps the pinnacle attraction of his work are these observations, learned wisdoms, the ongoing adventures shaping Savage himself, the Artist, the Performer, the Narrator. A pop ‘character’, but with severe realness comparable to Punk/Pop greats, such as Sinead O’Connor, Boy George or fellow Canadian poetics Majical Cloudz and Mac DeMarco. However, with the way music is consumed today, comparisons of contemporaries fail to do any contemporary justice. A broad range of genres and movements; Jazz, Punk, Country and Bossa that must all leave a stain on an artist that is himself an art admirer. Once a staple spectacle performance in Montreal’s all night illegal party scene, Savage has since taken to consistent touring and producing wherever he may be, in the past two years. In the spring of 2014 he is set to release Bermuda Waterfall, the much anticipated masterpiece follow up to his opus; Other Life.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee89ee167e.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Harlem Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams / Moona Luna / Kojo Odu Roney & Friends / B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove / DJ-KS 360]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-harlem-family-day-shine-and-the-moonbeams-moona-luna-kojo-odu-roney-friends-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove-djks-360 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-harlem-family-day-shine-and-the-moonbeams-moona-luna-kojo-odu-roney-friends-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove-djks-360 Date: August 17, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!

Shine and The Moonbeams is family music's first Soul band. They bring a fresh soulful perspective to the world that belongs to families all across the planet. Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a Rock and Roll package, capturing the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

MOONA LUNA is the kindie group that the New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.” After making a splash on the family music scene with their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired debut album, Piñata Party (2011), Moona Luna delivered something fresh in its sophomore album, Vamos, Let's Go! (2013). Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Velasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50’s and 60’s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake because the tunes are so finger - snapping good and cater to extremely wide audiences.

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set. By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci "B-Love" Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka. In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Kwikstep, known as DJ-KS 360 on the turntables is an internationally known hip hop dancer/ choreographer/ poet/ actor and hand percussionist. In 1996 Kwikstep and his wife B-girl Rokafella established Full Circle as an internationally acclaimed non- profit hip-hop collective known as Full Circle Productions INC, it’s members are known as Full Circle Souljahs. Now DJ-KS 360 offers his smooth versatility with 360 degrees of the cultural urban and artistic New York experience that has influenced him since his youth. DJ-KS 360’s takes you on a journey through his musical selections of Rare 70’s Funk, 80’s Soul / RnB , Afro-Beat, Hip-hop, Disco, Garage, Salsa and House.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

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Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535153f796a20.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-bellatrix-a-soul-train-tribute-to-women-in-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-bellatrix-a-soul-train-tribute-to-women-in-music Date: August 17, 2014

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 we celebrate the likes of Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Nona Hendryx, Tina Turner, Celia Cruz and others! This fete kicks off with live performances by special guests Jamila Raegan, The Ki Ki Experience, Raye Six & Phyllisia Ross accompanied by backing band Winston's Crew Collective under the direction of bandleader Dannis Winston. The concert will be followed by a Soul Train Jam spun by the Ubiquita Sound System and a screening of the Academy Award winning film Twenty Feet From Stardom.

Ubiquita Sound System is home to an ever-growing roster of brilliantly talented an accomplished female DJ's. Established in 2000, as one of the first groundbreaking all-female DJ residencies in NYC nightlife, the Ubiquita brand has become synonymous with a stamp of excellence for women on the 1 & 2's .The legendary DJ collective has appeared on the cover of the Village Voice and have played a wide array of venues, special events and cultural institutions around the world.

Formerly known as the Ladies of Ubiquita, these gorgeous selectors' more notable appearances include Good Day NY, The Studio Museum of Harlem, SummerStage, Brooklyn Academy of Music, VH1 Hip Hop Honors weekend, The Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Winter Music Conference in Miami, The Brooklyn Museum & Harlem Stage. Notable brand partnerships include Scion, Red Bull & Cover Girl.

This Academy Award-winning documentary is the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. Twenty Feet from Stardom juxtaposes interviews with industry legends (Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, and others) and the relative unknowns who support them like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill as they illuminate the art of melding their own distinct voices with lead vocals and reveal their desires for careers as solo artists. Directed by Morgan Neville.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

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Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eece241648.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: WBLS 6th Annual R&B Fest: Musiq Soulchild]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-wbls-6th-annual-rb-fest-musiq-soulchild http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-wbls-6th-annual-rb-fest-musiq-soulchild Date: August 17, 2014

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 unlike any other. Musiq Soulchild has had 2 platinum albums, 2 gold albums and 7 hit singles. He has received awards from Billboard, BET, The American Composers, Authors and Publishers, BMI, and Soul Train. Musiq has also earned award nominations from MTV, American Music Awards, NAACP, and 13 Grammy nominations, including 2 for his 2009 album “OnMyRadio”and 1 forBest R&B vocal Performance at this year’s ( 2011) Grammy Awards. Besides being a successful recording artist, Musiq is notable for his creative use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, which can be seen in the titles of his singles and his albums. Much like George Clinton, one of his biggest influences, Musiq shows of his unique artistic personality with this unusual form of writing.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535154b066dfe.jpeg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th Anniversary Celebration / DJ Rahsaan / Screening: Our Latin Thing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-the-nuyorican-poets-cafes-40th-anniversary-celebration-screening-our-latin-thing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-the-nuyorican-poets-cafes-40th-anniversary-celebration-screening-our-latin-thing Date: August 17, 2014

Over the last 40 years, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe has served as a home for groundbreaking works of poetry, music, theater and visual arts. A multicultural and multi-arts institution, the Cafe champions the use of spoken word and music as means of social empowerment for minority and underprivileged artists. Our community of spectators, artists and students is a reflection of New York City's diverse population. Allen Ginsberg called the Cafe “the most integrated place on the planet,” the Wall Street Journal says the Cafe is a “a thriving arts center with partnerships across the city,” and John Leguizamo says the Cafe "put the street on stage… Made our lives real, our emotions real.”

DJ RAHSAAN is a NYC-born, Philadelphia-based world music DJ/producer. He has designed soundscapes for professional & underground theatre, fashion shows, avant-garde art exhibits, futurist hair salons, celebrity gatherings and theme-oriented restaurants. As thrill-seeking world music DJ, he has musically navigated numerous entities like Activision, Verizon Wireless, among others to new, exciting demographics, developing their audiences beyond expectations. DJ Rahsaan has shared stages & lineups with many popular global acts like The Gipsy Kings, Manu Chao, Antibalas, Brandy, Kendrick Lamar, to name a few. He has also lent his musical expertise to numerous fashion & theatrical events such as 'Fela! The Musical', 'In The Heights' the Musical, The Grammys, and New York Fashion Week. Continually working close with various international music acts, DJ Rahsaan has his finger on the pulse of 21st Century global music.

On one August evening in the 1970's New York gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. At the renown Cheetah Nightclub, there was an ensemble of artists got together for what became a magical evening of music. The show was billed as "Our Latin Thing". In the decades ahead those all-star musicians would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin Music around the world. They became the musical reflection of the times, needs, and struggles of New York's Latino community. Their music was "Salsa Gorda," influenced by American Jazz, Soul, and Rock and Roll. Their music became part of Americana. Currently billed as "Our Latin Thing", the group performs as an assortment of this music's top hits. This Musical/Theatrical like revue, will take the audience on a musical poetic journey. Re-Live the music, re-live the times, re-live the magic....This is "Our Latin Thing."

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

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Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53518736b8284.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazzmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/jazzmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/jazzmobile Date: August 18, 2014

Join us for a free performance by Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents the Annual Gospel Night with Tamela Mann]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-the-annual-gospel-night-with-tamela-mann http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-the-annual-gospel-night-with-tamela-mann Date: August 18, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, returns!

Gospel artist and actress Tamela Mann and Christian Cultural Center choir take the stage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Thiefs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 20, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured band: Thiefs
These three artists weave processed and acoustic sounds into gritty and rousing jazz, R&B, and electronica compositions: an eclectic sonic collision of beats. www.wethiefs.com

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Robin Thicke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-robin-thicke Date: August 22, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Robin Thicke perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

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Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:13:44 EDT