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, 19 Apr 2014 19:44:12 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[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-piano Date: June 19, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Hezekiah Walker / Kevin Vassar / Shere Jones-Moffett in association with WLIB]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/hezekiah-walker-in-association-with-wlib http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/hezekiah-walker-in-association-with-wlib Date: June 19, 2013

For over 25 years, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have spread the Gospel of Jesus to a variety of audiences, changing the lives of many around the world. They have performed and recorded with several major secular artists, including Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Brian McKnight, Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, Brandy and Baby Face to name a few. Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have received numerous GRAMMY nominations for their fifteen critically acclaimed albums, including their wins for Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College and for Love is Live. With their nomination for the NAACP Image Award for Best Gospel Artist, Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have further cemented themselves as a power player in the Gospel music world.

Kevin Vasser is Director of Worship and Arts at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. The Chicago native’s big break came during his trek as former lead singer of the Chicago-based gospel group, Youth Edition, comprised of his brother and two cousins. Over the years, the singer accumulated the aplomb and headship of a dynamic solo artist that clearly converted into a supreme debut release. He illuminated churchgoers across the nation with his debut solo So Glad, a plentiful and rich live recording filled with every style of music. His latest single is "Only you can Deliver."

Artist Website: http://sherijonesmoffett.emigospel.com

As a featured member of two of the most beloved Gospel ensembles of the past two decades----Donald Lawrence’s Tri-City Singers and the duo Ted & Sheri---Sheri Jones-Moffett carved a deep niche for herself in the hearts of Gospel music lovers long before the 2009 release of her solo debut, Renewed. The success of that project firmly established her as one of the great power vocalists of the contemporary Gospel age, while earning a GRAMMY nomination.

With her sophomore album, Power & Authority---LIVE In Memphis, Sheri confirms her status as a seasoned artist with trademark vocal inflections, distinct melodies, and life-changing messages.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6627, -73.9133 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163151d3b488.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Suzanne Vega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/mad-sq-music-suzanne-vega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/mad-sq-music-suzanne-vega Date: June 19, 2013

Suzanne Vega kicks off the 2013 Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series. Vega is an American singer-songwriter of rare poetic genius and emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed the world with a clinically poetic eye,” Suzanne’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. Vega’s musical influences and favorites include Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Laura Nyro and The Smiths.

Her profound insight into the basics of human existence has earned her followers of all ages and walks of life. Vega was a staple at Lilith Fair since she performed as the very first artist and continued to frequent the festival throughout her career. Suzanne’s neo-folk style has speared the female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, and the Indigo Girls. Vega has continued to top the Billboard charts and won a Grammy Award for best album package including album cover, graphic arts and photography in 1990 for Days of Open Hand. Vega is “widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation,” (Biography Magazine).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a8ebb47688.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: June 20, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/bryant-park-piano Date: June 20, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/spanish-harlem-hop-park-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/spanish-harlem-hop-park-jams Date: June 20, 2013

Rane and Tools of War present Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams, featuring DJs Bobbito, Ted Smooth & Handsome Paddy, Lean Rock, Fabel, Bobby Morales, Breakbeat Lou, Looie Lou & Forrest Getemgump and more to be confirmed. Host: GrandMaster Caz

Anything about a park jam (time, lineup, etc.) is subject to change at any time. In the event of rain, use your best judgment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 20, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Jon B / Hi-Five in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/jon-b-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/jon-b-in-association-with-wbls Date: June 20, 2013

Jon B is an accomplished musician, noted songwriter and producer who combined 1970s Soul with Hip-Hop influences in his debut album, Bonafide. A soulful album that highlighted his dulcet tenor, it earned him both critical and commercial success, especially with the GRAMMY nominated song “Someone to Love” featuring Babyface. Jon B’s success continued with his platinum album Cool Relax, fueled by the success of “They Don’t Know,” which topped the R&B charts. In the album Stronger Everyday, Jon experimented with sounds and textures to accompany his vocals that gave his music a deeper, mature vibe. Hopeless Romantic, showcased his songwriting skills, featuring the single “Ooh So Sexy” with Paul Wall. In 2011, Jon B released Comfortable Swagg, which celebrates his journey as a family man.

Hi-Five is an R&B quintet based in from Texas, which had a #1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 in the early 1990s with "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)." Considered one of the best examples of the New Jack Swing sound, they band has regrouped with new members.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6627, -73.9133 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c2212db317.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Big Boi, Phony Ppl & DJ D-Nice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/big-boi-phony-ppl-dnice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/20/big-boi-phony-ppl-dnice Date: June 20, 2013

Bud Light Music Series

Sir Lucious Left Foot, Daddy Fat Sacks, General Patton, Hot Tub Tony, The Son of Chico Dusty: Big Boi is a man of many personae, and may be Southern rap’s greatest ambassador. For nearly two decades—from the early days of Outkast through platinum albums to last year’s collaboration-heavy Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors—he’s remained “one of the singular talents hip-hop has to offer.” (XXL) Local upstarts Phony Ppl get the call to open, and hip-hop Renaissance man D-NICE spins.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-20 2013-06-20 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519fdbd54f16d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: June 21, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

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 2013-06-21 2013-06-21 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Music at McKinley's Children's Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/live-music-at-mckinleys-childrens-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/live-music-at-mckinleys-childrens-garden Date: June 21, 2013

Please join the garden as they host a genre spanning mix of artists for the whole family.

Scheduled to perform:

  • Robert Buscarsi
  • Feng Zhu
  • Arlane Alexander
  • Angela Eerwood
  • Hejira - a world music experience
  • oMoo
  • La'Rayne
  • Amber Stowell
  • Benita Charles

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 915-5687

Location: McKinley's Childrens Garden

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2013-06-21 2013-06-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6576, -73.8294 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/make-music-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/make-music-new-york1 Date: June 21, 2013

The seventh annual Make Music New York features 100s of small concerts by diverse local musicians in parks throughout NYC.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 779-9709

Location: B. 32 Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park),Beach 17th St. (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q007, Q162 Bayswater Park, Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-06-21 2013-06-21 11:00 am 9:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662; 40.5948, -73.7509 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Music at A Small Green Patch Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/live-music-at-a-small-green-patch-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/live-music-at-a-small-green-patch-garden Date: June 21, 2013

This Friday there will be music in the garden all day supporting the annual Make Music New York. Come support and enjoy some local talents.

Performance Schedule:

  • 12pm TBD - do you have a friend that wants to play?
  • 1pm The Sometime Boys
  • 2pm Leah Coloff
  • 3pm Mary Westlake
  • 4pm Siddharth J. Mehta
  • 5pm Baby Train

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: A Small Green Patch Garden

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2013-06-21 2013-06-21 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6826, -73.9804 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/bryant-park-piano Date: June 21, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-21 2013-06-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/make-music-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/make-music-new-york Date: June 21, 2013

Now in its seventh year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 514 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making. Westerleigh Park will have 8 Groups performing.

Performance Schedule:

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Daryle Shawn

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Daniel Hartig

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Geramy Grant

7:00 pm to 7:20 pm Gabby Pisapia

7:20 pm to 7:40 pm Lauren Buttermark

7:40 pm to 8:00 pm Samantha Frank

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Julia Gargano & Kacey Velazquez

9:00 pm to 10:00 pm Frank Glaz & Friends

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-06-21 2013-06-21 1:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b7f984bd36e.pdf Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music NY at Siempre Verde with Mic-Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/make-music-ny-at-siempre-verde-with-micclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/make-music-ny-at-siempre-verde-with-micclub Date: June 21, 2013

Siempre Verde Garden and Mic-Club (an open mic night every Thursday eve at Lucky Jack's on Orchard Street) are jointly hosting a Make Music NY festival venue, right in our garden (or out in the Attorney Street cul-de-sac if conditions are muddy). The music changes every half-hour, culiminating in a one-hour performance by Inkarayku, a Brooklyn-based Andean band playing indigenous music.

See the event flyer for the full music list. Join us at Siempre Verde Garden for something really special.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 504-6468

Location: Siempre Verde Garden

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2013-06-21 2013-06-21 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72, -73.9839 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0745c7e128.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Music at LaGuardia Corner Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/live-music-at-laguardia-corner-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/live-music-at-laguardia-corner-gardens Date: June 21, 2013

Please enjoy an evening of music in the garden with the Kings County Ramblers, a bluegrass group, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm and The Nevermind Orchestra, a New Orleans brass band from 8:15 - 9:00 pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 533-0376

Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden

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2013-06-21 2013-06-21 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7273, -73.9993 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Fête De La Musique: IAM with special guest Rakim / In association with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export, French Music Export Office]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/fte-de-la-musique-iam-and-special-guests-in-association-with-cultural-services-of-the-french-embasy-and-french-bureu-export-office http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/fte-de-la-musique-iam-and-special-guests-in-association-with-cultural-services-of-the-french-embasy-and-french-bureu-export-office Date: June 21, 2013

Hailing from France and formed in 1988, IAM began its journey to fame in the city of Marseille. This French Hip-Hop group consisting of 5 members incorporates themes that include the sounds of Ancient Egypt, Africa, China, Japan, India and American music. IAM's big break came after the release of the 1997 album, L'école du micro d'argent, which eventually sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Through IAM’s European performances, the band helped spread the popularity of French Hip-Hop infused with African rhythms mixing both rage and intelligence, and constantly discovering new dimensions for the pleasure of listeners' ears and minds. With an album set to be released in April 2013, IAM has proven that they have no intention of slowing down as they continue to create powerful music for the world to hear.

Legendary Hip-Hop artist Rakim’s iconic album, Paid in Full has garnered praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone, who has deemed it, “the greatest Hip-Hop album of all time.” Few artists have had as great an impact on the development of the genre as Rakim. Recognized as one of the “Masters of the Microphone,” he first exploded onto the scene with the release of the iconic single, “Eric B. is President” which showcased his intricately intellectual lyrics.

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 2013-06-21 2013-06-21 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516328dd8dcf3.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaport Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/seaport-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/seaport-music-festival Date: June 21, 2013

South Street Seaport's annual international music festival features indie-oriented music every Friday through June. Staged on the pier in the Lower East Side, the concerts offer New Yorker the opportunity to see and discover indie artists from around the world.

Schedule:

June 7 - Oblivion with Ex-Cult

June 14 - Paws

June 21 - Fear of Men

June 28 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Bass Drum of Death

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Street Seaport, Pier 17

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2013-06-21 2013-06-21 7:00 pm 40.7057, -74.002 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Amadou & Mariam / Bombino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/amadou-mariam-bombino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/21/amadou-mariam-bombino Date: June 21, 2013

TD Bank Series

Amadou & Mariam's 2012 album, Folila, which featured guest spots by Santigold and TV On The Radio among others, was hailed by NME as “a great chuffing masterstroke of genre-less genre mixing,” but it also sparkled with of the Afro-blues sound that has made this blind husband and wife duo one of West Africa’s finest exports. The powerhouse young Taureg guitarist Bombino's playing unfurls with “fast, stuttery, rhythmic hammering, coiling lines inside lines;” (NY Times) he’s been called the Hendrix of the Sahara. Rolling Stone also recently called Bombino's Nomad "The most exciting blues album of the year."

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-21 2013-06-21 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519fe16385f47.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[“Make a Joyful Noise” A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson Featuring: Joshua Nelson, the Prince of Kosher Gospel and special guest Della Reese / Screening: “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/make-a-joyful-noise-a-tribute-to-mahalia-jackson-featuring-joshua-nelson-the-prince-of-kosher-gospel-and-special-guest-della-reese-screening-mahalia-jackson-the-power-and-the-glory-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/make-a-joyful-noise-a-tribute-to-mahalia-jackson-featuring-joshua-nelson-the-prince-of-kosher-gospel-and-special-guest-della-reese-screening-mahalia-jackson-the-power-and-the-glory-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation Date: June 22, 2013

To mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which called for civil and economic rights for African Americans, SummerStage honors the storied legacy of famed Gospel singer and activist Mahalia Jackson with an evening of music and film. Listen to Joshua Nelson, known as “The Prince of Kosher Gospel”, as he pays tribute to Ms. Jackson with his creative reinterpretations of her original catalogue, followed by the screening of “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” which gives an intimate look into the life and rise of the famed singer that changed our history one note at a time.

Joshua Nelson, the self-proclaimed “Prince of Kosher Gospel”, has created a music genre that blends together his religion and his heritage. In a New York Times Article, Nelson said “Kosher gospel isn’t an imitation of traditional gospel music, but the marriage of ethnic African music and Christian music.” In his music, Nelson combines the lyrics and meanings of Judaism with the soulful sounds of American Gospel music. For his audiences, whatever their faith or heritage, kosher Gospel has been a revelation. Now in his early thirties, Nelson has performed around the world, for presidents, congregations, major music festivals—and for Oprah, who named him a “Next Big Thing.” In 2008, Nelson released his latest album, Mi Chamocha.

While developing her music skills as a teenager, Della Reese had the opportunity to tour with Mahalia Jackson. From 1969 to 1970, Reese hosted a television talk show while guest starring on many shows into the 1980s, including Sanford and Son, Crazy Like a Fox and Picket Fences. In 1987, she was nominated for a Best Female Soloist in Gospel Music GRAMMY Award. In the late 1990s, Reese landed a starring role on television's Touched By An Angel, alongside Roma Downey and John Dye, while continuing her music career.

Mahalia Jackson's music cut through whatever lay in its wake and shackled itself to your soul. Those who witnessed her singing spoke of being taken to a sacred place, of the sheer power of her voice, of the rapturous, transcendent nature of the experience. Jackson was considered by many to be the world’s greatest Gospel singer and the creator of a musical standard by which all would be judged. “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” follows the course of her extraordinary life, from her humble beginnings as a sickly child singing in the churches of New Orleans, through her years in relative obscurity, to her breakthrough and her role as a civil rights activist and her ascendancy to Carnegie Hall and the great stages of Europe. Director Jeff Scheftel gives intimate insight into Jackson’s life with archival footage and interviews with those who knew her best.

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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516329a9d0c38.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Patriotic Sunday Annual Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/patriotic-sunday-annual-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/patriotic-sunday-annual-concert Date: June 23, 2013

The patriotic annual concer is sponsored by the Westerleigh Improvement Society.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: June 23, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Femi Kuti & The Positive Force / Sinkane / DJ sets by King Britt in association with Okayafrica]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/femi-kuti-the-positive-force-sinkane-dj-sets-by-king-britt-in-association-with-okayafrica http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/femi-kuti-the-positive-force-sinkane-dj-sets-by-king-britt-in-association-with-okayafrica Date: June 23, 2013

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force have blended Funk, Jazz, and African Folk throughout their 27 year career to create a colorful and distinctive sound in the music world. The records tell their story: After a short spell at Motown, Femi Kuti took on the Afrobeat sound with his first international album in 1998 Shoki Shoki, before rubbing shoulders with the modern urban style of his American peers such as Mos Def and Common on the album, Fight To Win. In 2004 he opened The Shrine, the club where he recorded the live album Africa Shrine. He re-emerged in 2008 with Day by Day and Africa for Africa in 2010, for which he received two GRAMMY nominations. In 2012 he was both inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame (the most prestigious music awards in Nigeria) and was the opening act on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European Tour.

Ahmed Gallab, the Sudanese-born multi-instrumentalist and founder of Sinkane, came to the US with his family at age five and then continued to move around until he was 18, when he settled in Columbus, OH. There, he became part of the city’s hardcore Punk scene. Before making a record of his own, Gallab was best known for lending his musical talents to the likes of Yeasayer, Caribou, and Of Montreal. His music reflects the geographic span of his travels. Mars, his debut was released in 2012. NPR said of the record and its use of collaborations: “Each appearance, like each instrument, is deftly placed by Gallab and used by the artist to help realize his vision rather than merely round out his credits sheet. The result is a body of work that sings on many levels, yet remains tethered to one confident voice.”

King Britt is a producer, composer, performer and curator of electronic music. As a producer/composer, Britt fuses his knowledge of music history from many cultures and genres with electronic compositions, which redefine and re-contextualizes the past into the present. Britt has remixed and produced many diverse artists including Miles Davis, Femi Kuti, Angelique Kidjo, King Sunny Ade as well as scoring commercials for Rolex and L’oreal Paris. From cutting his craft as the wax poetic for the GRAMMY Award winning Digable Planets to traveling solo in different cities and countries, Britt is bringing cultures together through his eclectic taste and live improvised dance/experimental sets.

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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51632a81846a7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-piano Date: June 24, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Blue Note Jazz Festival: YASIIN BEY (fka Mos Def) and openers TBD / Produced By Jill Newman Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/blue-note-jazz-festival-yasiin-bey-fka-mos-def-and-openers-tbd-produced-by-jill-newman-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/blue-note-jazz-festival-yasiin-bey-fka-mos-def-and-openers-tbd-produced-by-jill-newman-productions Date: June 24, 2013

The Blue Note Jazz Festival & Jill Newman Productions are very disappointed to announce, that due to scheduling conflicts beyond his control, Yasiin Bey will not be able to perform his June 24 SummerStage concert.

There will not be a replacement act. The venue will be closed on June 24th.

One of the most versatile artists of his time, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) has become an international sensation in theater, film, television, and the music industry. Bey began his professional music career as Mos Def in 1994. Since that time, he has worked both as a solo artist and in collaboration with artists such as Talib Kweli, Kanye West, The Roots, The Black Keys, and many others. He has received six GRAMMY nominations, including Best Rap Album in 2010 for his newest release, The Ecstatic, which debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart. Also, in 2012 The Source ranked Bey as number 23 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769806c7400.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria's Waterfront Independence Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/central-astorias-waterfront-independence-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/central-astorias-waterfront-independence-celebration Date: June 24, 2013

Central Astoria presents its Annual Independence Celebration featuring the Queens Symphony Orchestra followed by a spectacular Grucci Fireworks display!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519a6630390d0.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: June 25, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-piano Date: June 25, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tribute to Ismael Rivera with Moncho Rivera in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/tribute-to-ismael-rivera-with-moncho-rivera-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/tribute-to-ismael-rivera-with-moncho-rivera-in-association-with-la-mega Date: June 25, 2013

As a successful tropical music vocalist, the young Ramon “Moncho” Rivera has spent a lifetime singing praises to his famed uncle, Ismeal Rivera. After all, Ismeal Rivera was the reigning king of soneros of his generation, and since his passing, he's been one of the most revered figures in the history of salsa in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. In Mocho’s new album, Mi Regalo En Navidad, he follows in his uncle’s footsteps as he celebrates the ‘tis to be merry season just like the oldest Rivera did over 40 years ago. One of the highlights of the young Moncho Rivera’s music is that he remains faithful to his uncle’s unique and hugely popular singing style, one of the few who still does today.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - Opening Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-opening-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-opening-concert Date: June 25, 2013

Donated by Elkan Naumburg, the Naumburg Bandshell has been home to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts since 1905. The concert series is now the oldest in the United States to bring free outdoor classical music to the public. Naumburg Orchestral Concerts features the work of new composers and conductors.

On opening night The Knights perform led by Eric Jacobsen.

Program:

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Sinfonia, No. 6, ‘La Casa del Diavolo’ for orchestra in D minor, Op. 12, No. 4, (1771)

  • Andante sostenuto - Allegro assai
  • Andantino con moto
  • Andante sostenuto - Allegro con molto

Philip Glass (1937- )
Suite from Orphee (World Premiere), 2013

Intermission

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
Selections from Tierkreis (1974-75)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
Symphony No. 41, ‘Jupiter’, in C major, K.551, (1788)

  • Allegro vivace
  • Andante cantabile
  • Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio
  • Molto allegr

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-piano Date: June 26, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tribute to Hector Lavoe in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/tribute-to-hector-lavoe-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/tribute-to-hector-lavoe-in-association-with-la-mega Date: June 26, 2013

SummerStage is proud to celebrate the talent of the one and only Hector Lavoe, the influential Puerto Rican Salsa singer who has had a profound impact on Salsa and is still influencing the way songs are produced today. Lavoe was truly a legend of his time, and has been a great inspiration to many of today's Salsa singers.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Anat Cohen Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/mad-sq-music-anat-cohen-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/mad-sq-music-anat-cohen-quartet Date: June 26, 2013

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds over the world with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Anat has been voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as winning 2012’s Multi-Reeds Player of the Year award. Not to mention her topping the lists of critics and readers polls in DownBeat magazine several years running.

Anat has toured the world with her quartet and performed in profound centers across the country. As the Chicago Tribune states, “The lyric beauty of her tone, easy fluidity of her technique and extroverted manner of her delivery make this music accessible to all.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a8f72c57a1.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[“COMEDY CENTRAL Stars Under the Stars” hosted by Gabriel Iglesias and featuring performances by Adam DeVine / John Mulaney / Jeff Ross / Amy Schumer with an Opening Set from Dan Soder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/comedy-central-stars-under-the-stars-hosted-by-gabriel-iglesias-and-featuring-performances-by-adam-devine-anthony-jeselnik-nick-kroll-jeff-ross-amy-schumer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/comedy-central-stars-under-the-stars-hosted-by-gabriel-iglesias-and-featuring-performances-by-adam-devine-anthony-jeselnik-nick-kroll-jeff-ross-amy-schumer Date: June 26, 2013

Gabriel Iglesias has been described as a witty, electrifying, and talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience. His first two DVD specials, “Hot & Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy,” have sold well over 1 million copies. “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution“ premiered on COMEDY CENTRAL in October 2011 and stars Iglesias, who serves as host and curator of the featured comedians. For the series, Iglesias was individually nominated for a 2012 ALMA Award in the category: Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act. In April 2013, “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy,” a supersized two-night world premiere, debuted on COMEDY CENTRAL.

Adam DeVine is best known for his role as “Adam DeMamp” on COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit comedy “Workaholics.” His sketch-comedy group, Mail Order Comedy, made up of DeVine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck, has headlined sold-out shows all over the nation. All four members also star on, write and produce “Workaholics.” DeVine recently starred in the Universal comedy “Pitch Perfect” and can be seen in the upcoming cult favorite “Arrested Development” on Netflix. In addition, COMEDY CENTRAL recently announced “Adam DeVine’s House Party.” The eight episode stand-up series will spotlight 24 of DeVine’s favorite up-and-coming comedians and is slated to premiere on the channel this fall. which he takes on the latest bizarre news and pop culture happenings ripped straight from the headlines.

Since the release of his 2012 COMEDY CENTRAL broadcast and DVD/digital release of his new stand-up special “New in Town,” John Mulaney is poised to become somewhat more recognizable after being vaguely familiar to the millions who watch “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and more. A wizened comedy veteran at 30 years of age, Mulaney began his career in New York’s East Village as part of the two-man “Oh Hello Show” with comedian Nick Kroll. He has since performed everywhere from Ireland, to Australia to Grand Isle, Nebraska. He’ll kind of perform anywhere. He was named one of Variety's 10 “Comics to Watch” in 2008--the same year he began working at “Saturday Night Live” where he's since appeared as a Weekend Update correspondent and co-created such characters as “Stefon” with Bill Hader.

Jeff Ross is the host of COMEDY CENTRAL’s weekly half-hour topical series “The Burn with Jeff Ross“ and picks up where the Roasts leave off. Ross and a panel of guest comedians skewer the week’s pop culture topics in-studio, and hit the streets on the “Roaster Coaster” to take aim at “Public Enemies” like drunks, hipsters and zombie lovers. In addition, Ross has headlined the last nine COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts and roasted the likes of Roseanne, Charlie Sheen, Joan Rivers, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, and Donald Trump. As a stand-up comic, Ross has appeared on dozens of TV shows, including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Conan,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “The View,” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He also continues to perform regularly for American men and women in uniform stationed all over the world.

Amy Schumer stars in COMEDY CENTRAL’s newest series, “Inside Amy Schumer.” Through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews, Schumer explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life. Ten episodes begin on Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Schumer’s other television credits include the one-hour stand-up special, “Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff” (COMEDY CENTRAL’s second-highest rated special of 2012); one of the featured comedians on the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Roseanne,” following her breakout performance on the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Charlie Sheen;” and appearances in FX’s “Louie” and Season 2 of HBO’s “Girls.” In 2011, she filmed the feature “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley and “Price Check,” an independent feature opposite Parker Posey which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

In May, Dan Soder debuted his first half-hour stand-up special “Dan Soder: The Half Hour” on COMEDY CENTRAL and is a new cast member on MTV2's "Guy Code." He has also appeared on COMEDY CENTRAL’s "Live at Gotham," “Conan” and on Opie and Anthony.

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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176a76fe1d80.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: June 27, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/bryant-park-piano Date: June 27, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/spanish-harlem-hop-park-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/spanish-harlem-hop-park-jams Date: June 27, 2013

Rane and Tools of War present Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams, featuring DJs Bobbito, Ted Smooth & Handsome Paddy, Lean Rock, Fabel, Bobby Morales, Breakbeat Lou, Looie Lou & Forrest Getemgump and more to be confirmed. Host: GrandMaster Caz

Anything about a park jam (time, lineup, etc.) is subject to change at any time. In the event of rain, use your best judgment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 27, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Sammy Garcia y Sabor De Puerto Rico in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/sammy-garcia-y-sabor-de-puerto-rico-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/sammy-garcia-y-sabor-de-puerto-rico-in-association-with-la-mega Date: June 27, 2013

Master Latin percussionist Sammy Garcia is counted as one of the very best amongst such legendary performers as: Conjunto Clásico, Willie Colón, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Puerto Rican Power, just to name a few. His professional experience has served as a strong center for his artistic foundation, entertaining diverse audiences around the world. His artistic path has been split between being a musician and a director and has led him to be an innovator in the world of modern Salsa music. This innovative vision is truly realized in his latest project “El Sabor De Puerto Rico”, where under the direction of Garcia the “swing” and “cadence” of traditional Salsa music is best exemplified.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: June 28, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

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 2013-06-28 2013-06-28 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-piano Date: June 28, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-28 2013-06-28 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bardekova Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bardekova-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bardekova-concert Date: June 28, 2013

Enjoy music of Ellington, George M. Cohan, Scott Joplin, Mozart and more.

Made possible by the Poe Park Visitor Center, and with funds from Bronx Council on the Arts, through NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs,Greater NY Arts Development Fund, Music Performance Trust Fund, Bronx Delegation of the NYC Council and private donations.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-28 2013-06-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaport Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/seaport-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/seaport-music-festival Date: June 28, 2013

South Street Seaport's annual international music festival features indie-oriented music every Friday through June. Staged on the pier in the Lower East Side, the concerts offer New Yorker the opportunity to see and discover indie artists from around the world.

Schedule:

June 7 - Oblivion with Ex-Cult

June 14 - Paws

June 21 - Fear of Men

June 28 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Bass Drum of Death

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: South Street Seaport, Pier 17

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2013-06-28 2013-06-28 7:00 pm 40.7057, -74.002 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Chuck Braman Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band Date: June 28, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On June 28, the Chuck Braman Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-06-28 2013-06-28 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Aurelio Martinez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/ladysmith-black-mambazo-aurelio-martinez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/ladysmith-black-mambazo-aurelio-martinez Date: June 28, 2013

The legendary South African choral group, still led by its indomitable founder Joseph Shabalala, first won international fame through its work on Paul Simon’s 1986 album, Graceland, but the group has been active for more than half a century. Today they are the living embodiment of Zulu song, and a mobile academy of South African culture. “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” (Paul Simon) With the soulful singer and guitarist Aurelio Martinez, the standard bearer of Garifuna music and the first black member of Honduras’ National Congress.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-28 2013-06-28 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4dd98ea7ff.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[4Knots Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/4knots-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/4knots-music-festival Date: June 29, 2013

4Knots, hosted by The Village Voice, is a seven hour music festival showcasing the musical talents of a plethora of artists both established and up-and-coming. Kurt Vile & The Violators headline the show with performances by The Men, Parquet Courts, White Lung and many more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Street Seaport, Pier 17

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7057, -74.002 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Family Day: KR3TS Dance Company / The Gizmo Guys / LuckyBob: Variety Performer / Double Dutch Dreamz / DJ set by Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bronx-family-day-kr3ts-dance-company-thegizmo-guys-lucky-bob-variety-performer-double-dutch-dreamz-dj-set-by-idlemind-the-appropriate-agent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bronx-family-day-kr3ts-dance-company-thegizmo-guys-lucky-bob-variety-performer-double-dutch-dreamz-dj-set-by-idlemind-the-appropriate-agent Date: June 29, 2013

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through interactive performances! The event features DJ’ing, dancers, juggling, variety shows and even includes an interactive double dutch jump rope performance! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in face painting, a Hip-Hop dance class and free sports lessons including golf workshops. With so many different acts, there will be something for everyone!

Since 1987, The Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2000 live performances. Performing extensively in the U.S. and Canada, they have been in places as diverse as Japan and Saudi Arabia. Much more than a comedy juggling act, their act includes world class skills presented in original routines that amuse as well as amaze.

Watch as LuckyBob juggles boxes, spins balls, reads minds and turns a volunteer into a magician. This show is action packed and full of crazy magic and cool juggling stunts.

Double Dutch Dreamz invites the community to “Get Your Jump On!” Join in the creatively artful fun of jumping double and single ropes. Share delightful neighborhood narratives and recollections of rhythms and rhymes with fast moving feet that rock to the beat.

DJ Idlemind, “The Appropriate Agent” began learning the art of spinning records at age eight. DJ Idlemind is known for his ability to blend seemingly opposing songs together, often breaking genre, speed and chronological barriers. He is the official event DJ for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and House DJ for the BAMcafé Live concert series.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d73e12fd37.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[LIGHTS / Joel Plaskett / Spirit of the West / Produced by Canada Day International in association with BlackBerry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/joel-plaskett-spirit-of-the-west-brasstronaut-produced-by-canada-day-international-in-association-with-blackberry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/joel-plaskett-spirit-of-the-west-brasstronaut-produced-by-canada-day-international-in-association-with-blackberry Date: June 29, 2013

SummerStage joins Canada Day International and BlackBerry in celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday, presenting a free showcase of top Canadian talent.

When electro-rock sensation Lights first hit the music scene in 2008, she was just a songwriter with a synth and a dream. The following year, she won the Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy) for Best New Artist, on the strength of her debut EP alone. She has since released the gold certified and Juno nominated albums The Listening and Siberia. Her latest release, Siberia Acoustic, is an album which strips down her normally synth and electronic-heavy music to the bare bones, showcasing her strong songwriting and soft melodies.

With countless awards to their credit, Joel Plaskett and his band The Emergency, have performed thousands of tour dates, and completed numerous recording and producing projects. Joel is quickly becoming one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today. In 2009, Plaskett released his hugely successful triple record, Three, which garnered overwhelming media response and caught the attention of international audiences. Where Three is a thoughtful solo record that offers up gems that range from pure Pop to soul stirring Folk, Scrappy Happiness, Plaskett's most recent album which debuted in 2012, is an epic melodic Rock record powered by stellar songs and a sense of urgency. Whether it’s touring worldwide with his band or more intimate shows as a solo artist, Plaskett consistently excites and inspires his audiences with his one of a kind music.

The band that became Spirit of the West began as a Folk trio called Evesdropper in Vancouver 30 years ago. After churning out 13 albums, the group has achieved a status as one of the most beloved artists in Canadian history. They have been inducted into the Halls of Fame / Lifetime Achievement Categories by the Western Canadian Music Association and the Society of Composers and Music Publishers of Canada. In a CBC survey, their song, “Home for a Rest” was voted the 22nd greatest Canadian song of all time, and in a similar vote in Vancouver's Tyee magazine it was placed as 2nd greatest Canadian song of all time. It has many times been called “Canada’s unofficial national anthem.” With four gold and three platinum albums to their credit, Spirit of the West recently produced Spirituality, a double CD album that looks back at the first 25 years of their career.

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 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769989be1c6.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Steady Crew premiere of “RSC Ghetto Made” / Master Class: Rocksteady Crew / Special Guest: Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner, Funktion Dance Complex]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/rock-steady-crew-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made-master-class-rocksteady-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/rock-steady-crew-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made-master-class-rocksteady-crew Date: June 29, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Rock Steady Crew
8:00 PM – Performances

Originally founded in 1977 in the Bronx, by Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee, Rock Steady Crew has become one of the most well-known and recognizable B-Boy groups in the world. These pioneers and creators of break-dancing used dance battles as a means of recruitment to grow its talented team and gain national acclaim while touring throughout the world. Since its formation, Rock Steady Crew has adapted all aspects of Hip-Hop, from DJ's to Emcee's, and from Writers to B-Boys & B-Girls. More recently, Rock Steady Crew received a VH1 Hip-Hop Honors award, performed on ABC's, Dancing With The Stars, and also had CNN coverage of their 35th anniversary.

In their world premiere work “RSC Ghetto Made”, Rock Steady Crew will be showing New York and the world what a real Hip-Hop show looks like as they bring it back to basics and display why they are the kings of the original movement.

Artist Website: http://www.dradance.org
Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce is a collaboration between Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) and The Joyce Theatre. Dance studios are adjudicated by top names in the dance world with the award winner performing at SummerStage.

Master Class: Join members of the Rock Steady Crew for a high-energy dance class showcasing hip-hop basics.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c1f286f1c8.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Os Mutantes / Javelin / Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/os-mutantes-javelin-janka-nabay-the-bubu-gang http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/os-mutantes-javelin-janka-nabay-the-bubu-gang Date: June 29, 2013

Brazilian Tropicália trailblazers Os Mutantes, whose psychedelic collision of The Beatles, John Cage, and Bossa Nova is “pop at its very best and most innovative,” (SPIN) headline a proper airing of the storied label Luaka Bop, founded by David Byrne and devoted to dance music of any denomination from across the globe. Javelin brings a sound collage “like an otherworldly radio station based in some crate-digger bunker where genre distinctions are a distant memory” (Pitchfork) to the party, and the Sierra Leonean Janka Nabay, the undisputed king of Bubu music, starts things off on a festive, frenetic note.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4df2a9388e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: June 30, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Star's Third: An Orchestrated Live Performance of the Legendary Album, featuring Mike Mills, Jody Stephens, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, Reeve Carney and many more]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/big-stars-third-featuring-original-band-members-and-very-special-guests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/30/big-stars-third-featuring-original-band-members-and-very-special-guests Date: June 30, 2013

Big Star's Third is a full performance of the iconic album by an astonishing who's who of rock music featuring famed vocalists including Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, Reeve Carney (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark), Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) and Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond), supported by an all-star band including Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on bass; Mitch Easter (Let’s Active), Chris Stamey (The dB's), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star) and Richard Lloyd (Television) on guitar; Dale Baker (Sixpence None the Richer) playing percussion; Charles Cleaver on keys; Django Haskins (The Old Ceremony), Brett Harris and Skylar Gudasz on harmony and guitar; and original Big Star member Jody Stephens on drums, all backed with a twenty-piece chamber orchestra including famed cellist Jane Scarpantoni and the Uptown Horns. In addition, the concert will feature a selection of earlier songs, including the much-hailed “September Gurls” and “In The Streets” (which was used as the theme of the popular TV sitcom “That ‘70s Show,” performed by Cheap Trick).

Originally released in 1978, Third was written and recorded when the band was primarily a studio project consisting of Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens of the legendary Memphis rock band Big Star. The original members drew on the musical styles of British Invasion groups while adding their own dark, cathartic themes to Carl Marsh's groundbreaking string arrangements. The album, while long out of print, inspired the alternative rock bands of the 80s and 90s via shared mixtapes passed hand to hand. The Replacements famously released a song “Alex Chilton” that paid tribute to his songwriting genius. R.E.M.’s Peter Buck said, “Big Star served as a Rosetta Stone for a whole generation of musicians.” Third is included on Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. Experience this classic of late 70s power pop through the prism of a one-of-a-kind collective of immensely talented fans of one of the most influential American rock bands ever.

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me - the first documentary ever made about the legendary band opens July 3rd at the IFC Center.

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 2013-06-30 2013-06-30 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c1ff4213ed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/01/bryant-park-piano Date: July 1, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 2, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/bryant-park-piano Date: July 2, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[The Freedom Dance Party with special guest Cameo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/the-freedom-dance-party-with-special-guest-cameo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/the-freedom-dance-party-with-special-guest-cameo Date: July 2, 2013

Join The Freedom Dance Party as they celebrate 10 years of weekly parties with a huge live performance with Funk and R&B legend, Cameo!

The Freedom Dance Party is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history. Winner of Papermag's highly coveted award for “Best Party (People's Choice)” and runner up in URB magazine's “Best Party” (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth to provide a party for people from all walks of life to dance and be free. Today, it is a bona fide nightlife institution and takes place at Le Poisson Rouge. Playing an incredible mix of danceable, soulful hits from the 60s through today, including Rap, House, Disco, R&B classics, Rock, Reggae, 80s, Electronica, Latin, Afrobeat and more, Freedom continues to fill its dance floor each week with fun, beautiful people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable, true NYC party experience.

Selling more than 17 million albums worldwide, Cameo is one of the most popular Funk/Rock and Soul bands of its era. For nearly four decades, Cameo has maintained its core funkiness and has been churning out trailblazing hits that have permanently marked major turning points in music and set the standard that many have tried to duplicate and follow.

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 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517e930b63e3c.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Joe Bataan / Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/joe-bataan-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/02/joe-bataan-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue Date: July 2, 2013

Joe Bataan, called the “King of Latin Soul,” was influenced by the melodic sounds of Doo-Wop and the energy of Latin music that were the hallmarks of his Spanish Harlem neighborhood. The famed Fania Records found this intersection of sound and culture enticing and propelled Bataan to become a major force in the “Latin Boogaloo” music scene with hits like “Gypsy Woman” and “My Cloud.”

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: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-07-02 2013-07-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d7da205e68.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/bryant-park-piano Date: July 3, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-03 2013-07-03 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[George Lamond / DJ set by DJ Lucho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/jon-b-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/jon-b-in-association-with-wbls Date: July 3, 2013

George Lamond became an instant star for his first Freestyle album, “Bad of the Heart," which yielded the hit single with the same name and as well as “Without You” and “Look Into My Eyes.” This paved the way for other popular albums in both the Freestyle genre as well as modern approaches to traditional Latin music, including “Where Does That Leave Love” and “Oye Mi Canto.”

DJ Lucho’s early exposure to the harmonious rhythms of Latin music in his Harlem neighborhood nurtured an innate talent that propelled him to become one of the most gifted DJs and producers in the music industry. His interaction with different genres of music has allowed him to develop a unique and versatile style, which was guided by his deep appreciation for various cultures and their musical influences.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-07-03 2013-07-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c235082fd3.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: The Grascals & Joy Kills Sorrow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/mad-sq-music-the-grascals-joy-kills-sorrow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/mad-sq-music-the-grascals-joy-kills-sorrow Date: July 3, 2013

The Grascals are among the most beloved and acclaimed bands on today’s bluegrass scene, having won SPBGMA’s Bluegrass Band of the Year award in 2010, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005 and earning its Entertainer of the Year honor for both 2006 and 2007. Vocally, the trio of Terry Eldredge, Jamie Johnson and Terry Smith are tighter than ever, cutting loose on driving solo vocals and soaring trios with equal fire and passion. As an instrumental unit, The Grascals have never sounded sharper, with mandolin ace Danny Roberts, fiddler Jeremy Abshire and banjo player Kristin Scott Benson leading the charge. As a result, their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship.

Joy Kills Sorrow brings together an eclectic mix of musicians who each have classical and/or jazz conservatory training, though collectively, they ambitiously utilize their years of study to hone a new acoustic territory yet discovered by many of today’s top artists. It’s an amalgamation of lamenting music of the heartland, singular stories of heartache and laughter, beautiful string arrangements, and five musicians who grew up listening to indie-rock, jazz, and pop music that churn out impressive tunes with an incredibly contemporary sensibility. This Boston-based string band favors a more unpredictable approach relying on musical chemistry and improvisation. Hence the title of their sophomore album, This Unknown Science. All of the members have been touted as virtuosos, and they effortlessly hunt for unexpected outcomes and new discoveries.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-03 2013-07-03 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a901b89f4f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited / longstoryshort: Remixed Featuring: Nona Hendryx / Sandra St. Victor / Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely / Poets: Faybiene Miranda / Lenelle Moise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/blink-your-eyes-sekou-sundiata-revisited-longstoryshort-remixed-nona-hendryx-sandra-st-victor-toshi-reagon-and-biglovely-forewords-panel-a-tribute-to-sekou-sundiata-summerstrand-panel-a-tribute-to-sekou-sundiata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/blink-your-eyes-sekou-sundiata-revisited-longstoryshort-remixed-nona-hendryx-sandra-st-victor-toshi-reagon-and-biglovely-forewords-panel-a-tribute-to-sekou-sundiata-summerstrand-panel-a-tribute-to-sekou-sundiata Date: July 3, 2013

Presented as part of Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a seven-month, citywide retrospective featuring theater, poetry, music concerts and humanities events curated and produced by MAPP International Productions through a major partnership of 17 cultural and educational institutions

Sekou Sundiata was a prolific New York City poet, performer and teacher who articulated a keen observation of sociopolitical issues and deftly wove them into the body of his work. Known to frequently collaborate with and be inspired by dynamic women throughout his career, SummerStage's longstoryshort: Remixed part of the city-wide Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited retrospective curated and produced by MAPP International Productions, celebrates his idea of the influential female muse through the performances of three commanding female artists: Nona Hendryx, Sandra St. Victor and Toshi Reagon, all known for their powerful voices as well as their socially relevant lyrics. These artists will perform their own work as well as selections from Sundiata’s last CD, longstoryshort. The show will also be punctuated throughout with performances from cutting edge poets performing some of Sundiata's classic works and new pieces inspired by his artistic legacy.

Nona Hendryx’s legendary career spans six decades of sound and style evolution. Longtime Hendryx fans know her as one of the founding members of the Doo-Wop girl group, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles. When the British invasion of Rock & Roll took over, the Bluebelles grew afros and reinvented themselves as the iconic Funk group, Labelle, which racked up three gold albums and a #1 worldwide platinum hit with the single, “Lady Marmalade” before disbanding in 1977. Hendryx fans would welcome the split, as she embarked upon an impressive solo career, spanning eight albums, several top ten hits and a GRAMMY nomination. Her albums remained edgy; provocative and full of double entendres, with hits including “Bustin’ Out” and “Why Should I Cry?”. In 2012, Hendryx released Mutatis Mutandis, a CD that has both politically and socially relevant lyrics wrapped in funky grooves, soulful vocals, and driven by rock charged rhythms.

Recognized for her multi-faceted artistry and vocal prowess, singer-songwriter Sandra St. Victor has been captivating audiences with her fusion of R&B, Rock, Gospel and Jazz for over two decades. First as a member of the innovative trio, The Family Stand, who's 1990 release, Chain included the international hit, “Ghetto Heaven;” then as a solo soulstress via her albums, Mack Diva Saves The World and Gemini: Both Sides. As a songwriter, St. Victor has co-written with the best, including Prince, Chaka Khan and The Temptations, earning her 2 GRAMMY Nominations. Via timeless songwriting, moving performances and a heart wrenching duet with Curtis Mayfield released on his final recording, New World Order, St. Victor has become established as a barrier-breaking musical trendsetter whose unique artistry puts her in a category of her very own.

Toshi Reagon, a singer-songwriter guitarist, has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to Rock, Blues, R&B, Country, Folk, Spirituals and Funk. Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that's dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. The New York Times described her blend as “...a love of mixing things up...[her] vocal style ranges from a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon.” Her live performances, in particular, aren't just accessible; they're irresistible. Some of Reagon’s proudest accomplishments include playing at Madison Square Garden, and the White House in front of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Reagon was also one of several women honored by the National Women's History Project for “amazing intelligence, talent, courage and tenacity [that testify] to the myriad ways that generations of women have moved history forward.”

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 2013-07-03 2013-07-03 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c254c7df56.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: Our Nixon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/03/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: July 3, 2013

For the 15th anniversary of Outdoor Cinema, Film Forum joins Socrates Sculpture Park for the first time to become primary programmers of the eight-week international film festival. Presented by Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T, in collaboration with Film Forum and Rooftop Films, Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and to be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States – selected by Karen Cooper, Director, and Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum, and Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Artistic Director, Rooftop Films.
In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6pm-8pm, we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.
July 3: OUR NIXON
2013, 84 mins. Directed by Penny Lane. Not Rated
Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic, and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd all be in prison. Our Nixon is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before. Courtesy of Cinedigm. Programmed by Rooftop Films.
Pre-screening Performance:
Whale Belly
Official Food Vendor:
The Strand Smokehouse
Post-Screening:
Special Q&A with Our Nixon director Penny Lane and co-producer Brian Frye

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-03 2013-07-03 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d46a2e23dd1.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/04/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/04/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 4, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-04 2013-07-04 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/04/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/04/bryant-park-piano Date: July 4, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-04 2013-07-04 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[American Salute!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/04/american-salute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/04/american-salute Date: July 4, 2013

Join the Staten Island Philharmonic and the Alice Austen House this 4th of July for their annual free concert called American Salute. This old-fashioned 4th of July celebration includes a wind ensemble and chorus. Some highlights will be selections from West Side Story, Variations on Americaby Charles Ives, highlights from Porgy and Bess, and a piece titled American Salute by Morton Gould. The Staten Island Philharmonic conductor is CW3 Russell Houser, commander of the US Army's 1st Armored Division band, stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas.
Please feel free to bring your picnic blanket or chair! Note: The concert takes place in Alice Austen park with portable restrooms available to the public. The historic house is closed to the public for the holiday.
For more information contact Staten Island Philharmonic at (718) 273-3250 or email siphilharmonic@aol.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-04 2013-07-04 2:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d1a072488cc.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/04/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/04/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 4, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-04 2013-07-04 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/05/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/05/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: July 5, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

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 2013-07-05 2013-07-05 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/05/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/05/bryant-park-piano Date: July 5, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-05 2013-07-05 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mambo to Hip-Hop Part 3: The Graffiti Movement and the Media it Inspires]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/06/mambo-to-hiphop-part-3-the-graffiti-movement-and-the-media-it-inspires http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/06/mambo-to-hiphop-part-3-the-graffiti-movement-and-the-media-it-inspires Date: July 6, 2013

Join SummerStage as we head to the South Bronx, the birthplace of Hip-Hop to celebrate the connection between graffiti art and the media it inspires. THE POINT CDC and City Lore have joined us to present a full day of music, film screenings, panel discussions and live painting!

This third part of THE POINT CDC and City Lore’s "Mambo to Hip-Hop" series takes a closer look at the connection between the modern graffiti movement and the media that has proliferated from this movement. From the photographs and documentary films depicting the artists and styles of the early days of Hip-Hop, to the current use of new media and big budget films to document the scene; graffiti and film are inextricably tied together in creating the global phenomenon that exists today and providing artists of various genres a voice. The panel discussion will include famed aerosol art collective, TATS Cru and early writer Crash One addressing the history and future of both of these artistic movement moderated by acclaimed hip hop journalist Bonz Malone. Screenings of films throughout the afternoon, including a showing of the feature length TATS Cru documentary “The Mural Kings,” will be accompanied by live painting and live DJ sets throughout the day by DJ FredOnes.

Website: http://thepoint.org/theater.php

THE POINT CDC’s Arts and Cultural Programs are dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of South Bronx culture and making the arts economically and geographically accessible to Hunts Point residents. The South Bronx has been an exporter of art forms that have shaped global culture.

Website: www.citylore.org

City Lore documents, presents, and advocates for grassroots

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: THE POINT CDC

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2013-07-06 2013-07-06 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8182, -73.8908 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SOLD OUT: Bowery Presents: She & Him / Camera Obscura]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/06/bowery-presents-she-him-camera-obscura http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/06/bowery-presents-she-him-camera-obscura Date: July 6, 2013

She & Him consists of the pairing of Zooey Deschanel and M.Ward. For 6 years, She & Him have been taking the indie world by storm as they churn out hits for the world to hear. This unlikely pairing has had their music skyrocket to the top of “The Billboard 200,” reaching as high as #1 for “Top Independent Albums” for 2011 and 2012. The success of She & Him’s first album, Volume One, came out of left field, as Deschanel and Ward’s seemingly unlikely pairing—the effervescent actress-singer and the sought-after yet self-effacing guitarist—proved to sound absolutely right. While Deschanel writes the music for the duo, and Ward produces and arranges the pieces, both artists share a great love for incorporating harmonies in all of their tracks.

With John Peel as an early champion, Glasgow’s Camera Obscura are fondly regarded by many as one of the UK’s finest acts; having over the years built up a dedicated following with must-have records and tours throughout Europe, USA, Mexico, Australia and South East Asia. Their 2006 album, Let’s Get Out of This Country (2006), was to prove pivotal for the band, taking them out of the shadows and to long-deserved new heights. “You might not find heartache as enchanting as this anywhere else,” stated All Music Guide in a familiar glowing review.

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 2013-07-06 2013-07-06 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d9423cec5f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Theophilus London / Les Nubians / Aabaraki]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/06/theophilus-london-les-nubians-aabaraki http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/06/theophilus-london-les-nubians-aabaraki Date: July 6, 2013

Theophilius London, “who seems to have studied his Prince, his Andre 3000, and, especially and perhaps most surprisingly, his PM Dawn,” (Philadelphia Inquirer) comes off “like a boastful, macho Janelle Monáe [who] attempts to bridge the 1950s and the 2050s.” (Details) With the French-Cameroonian sisters Les Nubians, whose “unique Afropean soul lifts the spirit and moves the feet,” (USA Today) and the reduction stutter funk of Brooklyn’s Aabaraki.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-06 2013-07-06 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e1ef9c596.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: July 7, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Global Family Day Featuring: The Carpetbag Brigade & Nemcatacoa Teatro / Elizabeth Mitchell / Natural Expression Rhythm Band / ASE Dance Theater Collective / Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/global-family-day-the-carpetbag-brigade-nemcatacoa-teatro-elizabeth-mitchell-natural-expression-rhythm-band-ase-dance-theater-collective-ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/global-family-day-the-carpetbag-brigade-nemcatacoa-teatro-elizabeth-mitchell-natural-expression-rhythm-band-ase-dance-theater-collective-ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 7, 2013

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Global Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through engaging performances! This family affair will awaken the kid in all of us through interactive performances from around the world and around the corner. Contemporary circus performers, musicians, dancers, and super cool activity stations make for a great afternoon in the park!

The Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater Company is joining forces with the Colombian performing arts company, Nemcatacoa Teatro to present a cross cultural collaboration built and rehearsed in both countries over the last three years. Specializing in acrobatic stilt walking and street theater spectacle, both companies will be performing works from their diverse repertoires as well as “Dios de la Adrenalina” a groundbreaking, genre bending cross-cultural collaboration between the two international street theater companies that was designed to be shared in open air spaces outside of traditional theatrical venues. Featuring a synthesis of two distinct musical groups, Hojarasca Andina from Colombia playing contemporary music on traditional Andean instruments and Verbo•Bala from Arizona mixing spoken word and electronic music alongside of acrobatic stilts, butoh dance, contact improvisation and physical theater, this will be a visual feast for the eyes.

Elizabeth Mitchell, a GRAMMY nominated recording artist has been recording and performing music for children and families since 1998 when, during her time as an assistant teacher, she found that music was a common language that all her students could share. You Are My Flower, her first album, was recorded in one magical afternoon. Her next album, You Are My Sunshine was released following the birth of her daughter, Storey. In 2006 came You Are My Little Bird which was voted Best Children’s Album that year by the critics of Amazon.com and garnered generous critical praise. Her most recent release is an album called Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie, released as part of the celebration of the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie in 2012. She records and performs with her extended family band You Are My Flower, which includes her husband Daniel Littleton and their eleven year old daughter, Storey.

Natural Expression Rhythm Band is known as one of the best “Engine Rooms” in the English speaking Caribbean community. The “Engine Room” is the backbone of percussion that sweetens all Steelband and Calypso music and incorporates tire irons, graters, cowbells, triangles, and much more to give it a unique sound. Natural Expression Rhythm Band is comprised of 15 to 25 veteran Caribbean percussionists, who have been playing together since 2007 and have won a myriad awards.

The professional, neo-folklore ASE Dance Theater Collective is a performance group that specializes in dance theater from the African Diaspora which works to conceptualize ideas in the human experience. The Brooklyn based group is comprised of dancers, vocalists, freestyle dancers, spoken word artists and musicians, and dedicates itself to preserving the past, present, and future of the African presence in the “New World.” ASE successfully strives to link modern dance, original vernacular movement, and traditional dance theater.

Since its inception in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy has been dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in Brooklyn and surrounding communities. The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word “ifetayo" meaning “love is enough for joy" and captures Ifetayo’s approach to empowering youth, studying culture through the arts, and redefining community. The Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is an award-winning performance group, recognized for their combination of artistic excellence and exploration of social issues. IYE creates high-caliber original, socially relevant, and interdisciplinary performance works.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769d343d70f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Bella's Bartok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/07/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 7, 2013

Vibrantly danceable live music in Riverside Park accompanied by spectacular sunsets along the Hudson River every Sunday in July at 7pm for free. All ages welcome.

July 7: Bella’s Bartok - bohemian dance punk.

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 2013-07-07 2013-07-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51547395e82e7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/08/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/08/bryant-park-piano Date: July 8, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-08 2013-07-08 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: She & Him / Camera Obscura]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/08/bowery-presents-she-him-camera-obscura http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/08/bowery-presents-she-him-camera-obscura Date: July 8, 2013

She & Him consists of the pairing of Zooey Deschanel and M.Ward. For 6 years, She & Him have been taking the indie world by storm as they churn out hits for the world to hear. This unlikely pairing has had their music skyrocket to the top of “The Billboard 200,” reaching as high as #1 for “Top Independent Albums” for 2011 and 2012. The success of She & Him’s first album, Volume One, came out of left field, as Deschanel and Ward’s seemingly unlikely pairing—the effervescent actress-singer and the sought-after yet self-effacing guitarist—proved to sound absolutely right. While Deschanel writes the music for the duo, and Ward produces and arranges the pieces, both artists share a great love for incorporating harmonies in all of their tracks.

With John Peel as an early champion, Glasgow’s Camera Obscura are fondly regarded by many as one of the UK’s finest acts; having over the years built up a dedicated following with must-have records and tours throughout Europe, USA, Mexico, Australia and South East Asia. Their 2006 album, Let’s Get Out of This Country (2006), was to prove pivotal for the band, taking them out of the shadows and to long-deserved new heights. “You might not find heartache as enchanting as this anywhere else,” stated All Music Guide in a familiar glowing review.

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 2013-07-08 2013-07-08 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d9423cec5f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Carpetbag Brigade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/the-carpetbag-brigade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/the-carpetbag-brigade Date: July 9, 2013

By utilizing performance art and its pedagogy as a tool to transcend language, class, and genetic heritage, The Carpetbag Brigade seeks to create bridges of understanding by sharing its craft both locally and globally in diverse urban and rural settings. By synthesizing acrobatic stiltwalking, butoh dance, contact improvisation, musical composition and physical theater, The Carpetbag Brigade has pioneered a unique aesthetic approach and corresponding technique.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51925e087567c.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Nemcatacoa Teatro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/nemcatacoa-teatro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/nemcatacoa-teatro Date: July 9, 2013

Nemcatacoa Teatro, from Bogota, Colombia, presents Landscape Re-Invention Society. A mobile spectacle on stilts that intervenes in the streets of any place with acrobatic language and live music. Silent figures move through the streets, plazas, passageways and corners of any place. Their bodies explore the details of the architecture to reinvent it. Subtle music serves as a thread between the pedestrians and this mobile society which will create images that fit into the space and its context. Ecstatic images that can go from heartbreaking to hopeful. A society open to a dialog with whoever lives there, a poetic-visual dialog in which reflection and silence acquire a different value than usual. The unity of color and movement are part of the language of the Landscape Reinvention Society, which passes by like a flock of birds.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7039, -73.8034 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 9, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-piano Date: July 9, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Joell Ortiz / RVSB and others in association with LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/tego-caldern-rvsb-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/tego-caldern-rvsb-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference Date: July 9, 2013

A Puerto Rican rapper from Brooklyn who built a buzz with his series of rhyme marathons entitled "125 Grams," Joell Ortiz eventually signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. Ortiz earned initial attention with his no-frills attitude and rhyming prowess, being featured in critical polls in magazines like XXL and The Source. While working on his debut for Aftermath, Ortiz released a collection that is centered around his dense, rhyme-based work, The Brick: Bodega Chronicles, to act as a lead-up to his more "official" debut. Ortiz later joined Slaughterhouse, a Hip-Hop group consisting of rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, and Royce da 5'9".

DJ Raff and Latin Bitman are teaming up for RVSB, the debut collaboration from two of the most creative minds in Latin Electronica, which was released on March 19th of this year. Pushing the boundaries of bass heavy Hip-Hop and high-energy percussive beats, RVSB lives on the cutting edge of electronic dance music, with elements of trap, juke and futuristic house. Both originally from Chile, a hot bed of new Latin American Pop, Latin Bitman and DJ Raff’s critically-acclaimed solo albums have long been crowd favorites, recently debuting at #1 on the World Music Charts at tastemaker station KEXP (Seattle).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51967d4f49093.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-orpheus-chamber-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-orpheus-chamber-orchestra Date: July 9, 2013

Donated by Elkan Naumburg, the Naumburg Bandshell has been home to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts since 1905. The concert series is now the oldest in the United States to bring free outdoor classical music to the public. Naumburg Orchestral Concerts features the work of new composers and conductors.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Program:

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Overture to Cambiale di matrimonio, (1810)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Romance for Violin & Orchestra No. 2, in F major, Op. 50, (1798)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 44 in E minor, ‘Trauer’, Hob. 1:44, (1770-71)

  • Allegro con brio
  • Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio
  • Adagio
  • Finale: Presto

Intermission

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93)
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, (1880)

  • Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo—Allegro moderato
  • Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse
  • Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco
  • Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Festival: Baroque in the Park: The Judgment of Paris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/music-festival-baroque-in-the-park-the-judgment-of-paris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/music-festival-baroque-in-the-park-the-judgment-of-paris Date: July 9, 2013

The Judgment of Paris, a Baroque opera by John Eccles, conducted from the harpsichord by Kenneth Cooper with five vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, and an instrumental work by Johann Sebastian Bach

*In case of rain the event will be held at St. Joseph’s Church.

Produced by the Washington Square Association

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church,Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 8:00 pm 40.7325, -74.0004; 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Carpetbag Brigade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/the-carpetbag-brigade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/the-carpetbag-brigade Date: July 10, 2013

By utilizing performance art and its pedagogy as a tool to transcend language, class, and genetic heritage, The Carpetbag Brigade seeks to create bridges of understanding by sharing its craft both locally and globally in diverse urban and rural settings. By synthesizing acrobatic stiltwalking, butoh dance, contact improvisation, musical composition and physical theater, The Carpetbag Brigade has pioneered a unique aesthetic approach and corresponding technique.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Mount Hope Playground

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X257 Mount Hope Playground 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8503, -73.9095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51925e087567c.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Nemcatacoa Teatro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/nemcatacoa-teatro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/nemcatacoa-teatro Date: July 10, 2013

Nemcatacoa Teatro, from Bogota, Colombia, presents Landscape Re-Invention Society. A mobile spectacle on stilts that intervenes in the streets of any place with acrobatic language and live music. Silent figures move through the streets, plazas, passageways and corners of any place. Their bodies explore the details of the architecture to reinvent it. Subtle music serves as a thread between the pedestrians and this mobile society which will create images that fit into the space and its context. Ecstatic images that can go from heartbreaking to hopeful. A society open to a dialog with whoever lives there, a poetic-visual dialog in which reflection and silence acquire a different value than usual. The unity of color and movement are part of the language of the Landscape Reinvention Society, which passes by like a flock of birds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 11:00 am 40.8485, -73.8256 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/bryant-park-piano Date: July 10, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[DJ Kool Herc]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/dj-kool-herc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/dj-kool-herc Date: July 10, 2013

DJ Kool Herc is considered by many to be the “The Founder of Hip-Hop Culture.” In the early stages of Hip-Hop music, he brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as “breaks.” Using the two-turntable set-up of the disco DJs, Kool Herc’s style led to the use of two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This breakbeat DJing, using hard Funk, Rock, and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. DJ Kool Herc’s music along with his announcements to his dancers, called B-Boys and B-Girls, helped pave the way to what everyone now knows as Hip-Hop.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c29a6ecc50.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Fat Joe / Cuarto Poder / Los Rakas in association with LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/tego-caldern-cuarto-poder-los-rakas-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/tego-caldern-cuarto-poder-los-rakas-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference Date: July 10, 2013

As one of the best MCs in the world during the past decade, very few MCs have matched Fat Joe's longevity. There are only a handful of rap artists who can claim the commercial success and street credibility of the Terror Squad Don. Throughout his career, Fat Joe has obviously been cut from the cloth of supreme mic holders. He’s held his own on songs with modern day legends such as Big Pun and Big L, the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Grand Puba and one of the greatest collection of Masters of Ceremonies to ever assemble, D.I.T.C. Fat Joe has sold over two million albums, discovered some of the best artist in the rap game (Big Pun, Remy Ma, etc.), been nominated for two Grammy awards, and has achieved commercial and critical success.

One of the biggest names in Latin American Hip-Hop, Cuarto Poder built a reputation in Venezuela as leading MCs before releasing their US debut album In Tha House, which features their signature “Criollo Rap" style, fusing street lyrics with folk verses and traditional rhythms. Most recently, Cuarto Poder had the music featured on the MTV series, Washington Heights. Since forming on the gritty streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, they’ve shared the stage with Latin America’s top acts, from Calle 13 to Tego Calderon and Gustavo Cerati to Molotov.

Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich & Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound. Known for their fresh mix of Hip-Hop, Plena, Reggae and Dancehall music with both Spanish and English lyricism, Los Rakas represent the cutting edge of Pan-American flows. Taking their name from the Panamanian word “Rakataka” – a negative slur used to describe someone from the ghetto – Los Rakas have set out to both inspire fellow “Rakas” by empowering them to become successful despite their circumstances, turning the current Latin Hip-Hop world on its head. In 2012, Los Rakas released their EP, Raka Love, touring nationally and internationally. They are set to introduce their next project, a double album, Soy Raka presents Los Rakas: El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo, later this year.

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 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51967d6f05ecc.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Rene Marie’s “Experiment in Truth”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/mad-sq-music-rene-maries-experiment-in-truth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/mad-sq-music-rene-maries-experiment-in-truth Date: July 10, 2013

Rene Marie, the award winning singer whose style incorporates elements of jazz, soul, blues and gospel, has quickly become a heroine to many; a woman of great strength exuding stamina and compassion; often explaining how finding her voice and self through singing gave her the courage to leave an abusive marriage.

Releasing Experiment in Truth in 2007 as a self-produced and self-released album with Kevin Bales (piano), Rodney Jordan (bass), Quentin Baxter (drums) recorded within a recital hall at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. The concept behind the project was to create authentic live sound without stopping or starting countless times, recording 11 songs for the unique album.

Rene Marie has received several awards throughout her career including Best International Jazz Vocal CD (besting Cassandra Wilson and Joni Mitchell) by the Academie Du Jazz (Paris, France). She has graced the Billboard charts multiple times propelling her to headliner status at major festivals in the US & abroad including the prestigious Women In Jazz Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival (Scotland), Shanghai Jazz Festival (China) among many others.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a90f6e3d79.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Neighborhood Music Concerts and Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams Date: July 10, 2013

Dance to music from the hood and join in playing during Jam Time.

July 10 - Dave Fields and Friends – NYC Blues & Soul

July 17 – Grupo Loisaida – Latin Sounds

July 24 - Paul Shapiro & Friends - Jazz It Up

July 31 - Min Xiao-Fen’s Blue Pipa Trio with Steve Salerno & Stomu Takeishi – From Harlem to Shanghai and Back!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: A Screaming Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: July 10, 2013

For the 15th anniversary of Outdoor Cinema, Film Forum joins Socrates Sculpture Park for the first time to become primary programmers of the eight-week international film festival. Presented by Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T, in collaboration with Film Forum and Rooftop Films, Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and to be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States – selected by Karen Cooper, Director, and Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum, and Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Artistic Director, Rooftop Films.
In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6pm-8pm, we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.
July 10: A SCREAMING MAN (CHAD)
2010, 92 mins. Written & Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.
Ironically titled, this drama set in Chad follows the fortunes of Adam, a former swimming champion, now a 60-year-old “pool man” at a tourist hotel. Tensions between Adam and his grown son are exacerbated when the former loses his job to the younger man and his fragile world begins to crumble. The country’s endless civil war plays a decisive role in defining the two men’s psychic reality in this smart, subtle, and deeply moving story of modern Africa. Winner, Jury Prize, 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Curated by Film Forum.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d46f691bba2.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/new-york-philharmonics-concerts-in-the-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/new-york-philharmonics-concerts-in-the-parks Date: July 10, 2013

The New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks, a popular New York tradition, is back for its 48th year. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five outdoor concerts throughout the boroughs featuring Principal Cello Carter Brey. Music under the stars with family and friends makes for a perfect summer evening. And it's free — join us!

Scheduled Program:
Tchalkovsky, Symphony No. 4
Respighi, Fountains of Rome
Respighi, Pines of Rome

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Long Meadow Ballfields (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 8:00 pm 40.6615, -73.9744 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 11, 2013

Music, storytelling & theater for young audiences. Suitable for kids up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!

Performance Schedule:

  • July 11 Rolie Polie Guacamole
  • July 18 Apple Seeds Songs for Seeds
  • July 25 Moey’s Music Party
  • Aug 1 Meg’s Melodies
  • Aug 8 Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights
  • Aug 15 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 2013-07-11 2013-07-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b095d44ab8.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Double Dutch Dreamz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/double-dutch-dreamz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/double-dutch-dreamz Date: July 11, 2013

DOUBLE DUTCH DREAMZ invites the community to “Get Your Jump On!” Join in the creatively artful fun of jumping double and single ropes. Share delightful neighborhood narratives and recollections of rhythms and rhymes with fast moving feet that rock to the beat.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Courtney Callender Playground

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M155 Courtney Callender Playground 2013-07-11 2013-07-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.81, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d47c86cfd1.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mr. Chris' Musical Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/mr-chris-musical-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/mr-chris-musical-experience Date: July 11, 2013

Mr. Chris' Musical Experience is a high energy and highly interactive one man show of music & educational theatre featuring song, dance, hip hop, stories & team building games. Mr. Chris wishes to create in young people a love, passion and an ongoing excitement for learning. Chris Daniels, also known by many children and families as 'Mr. Chris' is the energetic and entertaining host of 'Mr. Chris Musical Experience'. His Musical Experience is a high energy and engaging blend of hip hop music, storytelling, team building games and dance...All with a focus on learning through entertainment. We call it 'Edutainment'.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-11 2013-07-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8852, -73.8905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5911a82fc.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 11, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-11 2013-07-11 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 11, 2013

Casts from the most popular musicals on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits.

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 2013-07-11 2013-07-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/bryant-park-piano Date: July 11, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-11 2013-07-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 11, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-11 2013-07-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:44:13 EDT