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 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:36:57 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[Summer Stoop: A Celebration of Brooklyn’s Stoop Culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/summer-stoop-a-celebration-of-brooklyns-stoop-culture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/summer-stoop-a-celebration-of-brooklyns-stoop-culture Date: July 28, 2013

Bring your friends, get out of the house, and come visit the "stoep" of New York City’s oldest house. Featuring games that have brought neighborhoods together for ages, Summer Stoop is a FREE afternoon event celebrating street and stoop life in Brooklyn, past and present. Get ready to play dominoes, Scrabble, hopscotch, chess, and more. Need to let out a little steam? Young and old alike will enjoy potato sack races, lawn bowling, and table tennis. Try your hand at colonial games like graces, nine pins and hoops. Gather around as storyteller Robin Bady spins tales about Brooklyn's colorful past. Local steel drum musicians will entertain and hot dogs, homemade lavender lemonade, and other treats will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to take a specially themed tour of New York’s oldest house to learn even more about stoop culture in early America.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cdf07d1e311.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: July 28, 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 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents: Broadway Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-broadway-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-broadway-jazz Date: July 28, 2013

Broadway Jazz - Mark Sherman quintet with Grammy award-nominated singer, Roseanna Vitro.

(Rain location Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated Housing)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Amalgamated Housing Coop, Vladeck Hall Auditorium,Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8895; 40.9008, -73.8932 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Steady Crew 36th Anniversary Concert Featuring Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth / Brand Nubian / Special Ed / Craig G / Q-Unique / Homeboy Sandman / Torae / Rasheed Chappell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/rock-steady-crew-36th-anniversary-concert-featuring-pete-rock-cl-smooth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/rock-steady-crew-36th-anniversary-concert-featuring-pete-rock-cl-smooth Date: July 28, 2013

The Rock Steady Crew celebrates its 36th anniversary of being a true Hip-Hop brand ambassador by bringing its annual free concert to SummerStage in Central Park for the first time. In typical fashion, RSC will present the who's who of Hip-Hop past and present by showcasing legendary MCs and DJs alongside some of the best rising talent. The beloved annual gathering always attracts fans from around the world, to be part of one of New York’s longest running annual celebrations of Hip-Hop culture.

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, the critically acclaimed Hip-Hop duo emerged onto the music scene in 1991 with their debut EP, All Souled Out which was followed by the release of the classic LP, Mecca and the Soul Brother. Their signature hit, “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” has been recognized as one of the most memorable Hip-Hop recordings of all time.

The Five Percent Nation of Islam was a popular inspiration for numerous thinking-man’s rap groups during the early 1990’s, and Brand Nubian was arguably the finest of the more militant crop. The hoopla surrounding their aggressive Afrocentrism sometimes overshadowed the playful and positive sides of their work, as well as the undeniable virtuosity of lead MC Grand Puba's rhymes -- all showcased to best effect on their highly acclaimed debut, One for All.

Special Ed “got it made” as a rising star in hip-hop when he was just 16. His debut album, Youngest in Charge was on the Billboard charts for 38 weeks and featured, “I’m the Magnificent” and “I Got it Made,” which achieved “classic” status in the Hip-Hop community.

Craig G began with Marley Marl and the Juice Crew in 1985. After signing with Atlantic Records, he released two albums in 1989 and 1991. Allmusic has called The Symphony, “a landmark moment in the evolution of hardcore rap.”

Q-Unique is a Puerto Rican rapper best known for his work done with The Arsonists. Their first album, As the World Burns was released in 1999 reached #78 on Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums. In 2013 there is much suspense for their release of Lost in the Fire, which will be their first album in over 10 years.

Homeboy Sandman jumped in the game in 2006, and dropped his first EP Nourishment soon after in 2007. Later that year, he released a full-length album which led him into the limelight being acclaimed by underground radio stations, Source Magazine, Okayplayer.com and MSN.com.

Torae was first featured by Hip Hop DX in 2007 in their DXNext Hip-Hop underground series. Since then, Torae has worked with a number of artists and producers, such as Wale and Talib Kweli.

Part of the “This is Hip-Hop” series

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 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c47c1e1d42.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Southern Queens GospelFest: Byron Cage / Deon Kipping / Latice Crawford / Michael Pugh / Lenny Smith / The Greater Allen Cathedral Choir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/byron-cage-deon-kipping-latice-crawford-michael-pugh-lenny-smith-the-greater-allen-cathedral-choir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/byron-cage-deon-kipping-latice-crawford-michael-pugh-lenny-smith-the-greater-allen-cathedral-choir Date: July 28, 2013

Join more than 2,000 attendees at Baisley Pond Park for performances by top gospel singers, including Byron Cage, Latice Crawford, Michael Pugh, and the Allen AME Choir.

If there’s a songsmith who understands heartache and pain, it’s Byron Cage, a man who has repeatedly touched gospel music heaven, only to be reminded time and again that the road to life’s mountaintops is often spent in the valley of the shadow. Cage knows the struggle well and his fourth CD, Faithful to Believe is a joyous testament of praise after a season of trials — a soul-searching period where he took stock of his ministry, his music, and his personal relationships.

Deon Kipping is an established, prolific, and inspirational songwriter/producer, whose talents have spawned him to Gold and Platinum success. His works to date include the smash single “Incredible God” and “Praise Him In Advance.” His latest work entitled. I Just Want to Hear You is a collection that will cause you to relate to his life’s challenges, plateaus, and triumphs.

Latice Crawford got her start singing in her cousin's choir, The New York landscape, where she often times gathered inspiration, allowed her to explore her creative capacities - writing, designing fashion and perfecting her signature sound. Judges of BET's hit series, Sunday Best felt the same exact way. The spirited siren wowed the judges week after week with her gifts, successfully securing the number three spot in the series' final round during its second season run.

Michael Pugh is best know from his participation as a contestant on the fourth season of BET's Sunday Best gospel singing competition. Since then he has workd with the famed Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral on their hit single "Greater."

In 1974, Lenny Smith penned “Our God Reigns”. Shortly after, it was being sung in thousands of churches across the globe. It’s now 2013, and Smith has released Who Was And Is And Is To Come. A crowning achievement in a career spanning almost six decades and encompassing hundreds of songs, the record is a gospel album of simple but certain declarations about the primacy of Maker over everything else.

The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York is an African Methodist Episcopal church located in Jamaica, Queens, New York. The congregation currently has over 23,000 members, making it one of the largest churches in the United States. The choir has released Reverend Floyd Flake Presents the Worship Experience, which offers an outstanding collection of songs recorded by The Greater Allen Cathedral. The album’s first single is “Greater” featuring Michael Pugh.

NYC Parks hosts this free festival to increase our programming in Southern Queens, and treat parkgoers to an afternoon of soulful sounds. This event is sponsored by NYC Parks, the City Parks Foundation, Council Member Ruben Wills, Globestar Media, Queens College and WLIB. Kid-friendly activities will also be available, including arts & crafts, face painting, and an inflatable bounce house.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Baisley Pond Park

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6779, -73.7857 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation Date: July 28, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Watch as Bang on a Can, a mobile production team, turn random sounds into complex tracks right in front of you. Feel free to join in and try your hand at making music.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents the Kronos Quartet with Special Guests, Asphalt Orchestra and More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests-asphalt-orchestra-and-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests-asphalt-orchestra-and-more Date: July 28, 2013

The Kronos Quartet debuts new works with Dan Deacon and orchestrator Jherek Bischoff. Bang on a Can's Asphalt Orchestra rearrange the Pixie's album, Surfer Rosa and composer Jacob Garchik leads a "trombone shout choir" in a performance of The Heavens. Also enjoy a world premiere performance by electronic musician Amon Tobin and composer Yuri Boguinia and more.

Parade sets by Garchik and Asphalt Orchestra start at 6:00 p.m. at Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park),Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza),Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M231, M232 Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 6:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855; 40.7725, -73.9838; 40.7733, -73.9836 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays presents Brown Rice Family]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-presents-brown-rice-family http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-presents-brown-rice-family Date: July 28, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Brown Rice Family fresh world roots jam band working towards global solidarity and organic happiness. Guided by a strong belief in the natural flow of things, BRF provides the masses with a distinctively organic World Roots Music, which encompasses jazz stylings, afrobeat, reggae, rock, Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and funk.

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

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 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b1469a317e.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Daniel Carlton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/daniel-carlton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/daniel-carlton Date: July 29, 2013

Throw Your Hands In The Air , and Wave Them Like You Just Don't Care

This the 40th year of the musical and social force known as hip hop. Join storyteller Daniel Carlton, musicians, and guest/rappers as he weaves tales inspired by or remixed for the boom bap beats, rhythmic rhymes , and culture of hip hop. Throw your hands in the air, and wave them you just don’t care during stories that use lots of audience participation creating , familiar tales remixed(see what happens to Jack and the beanstalk), beats to dance to, and new stories like "The Lost Boombox" and other tales. Oh, yeah, and lots of dancing too. Throw your hands in the air, and wave them like you just don’t care. Word up!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8732, -73.8377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4601dd7bc.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: New York Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/new-york-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/new-york-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 29, 2013

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rochdale

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2013-07-29 2013-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.672, -73.7744 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5ad265a70.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-piano Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: Ben Howard / Michael Kiwanuka]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bowery-presents-ben-howard-michael-kiwanuka http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bowery-presents-ben-howard-michael-kiwanuka Date: July 29, 2013

Ben Howard’s stage presence enchants his audience as the music flows from his fingers, “gathering words and melodies as they go, carrying his reedy, tremulous voice as their crescendos surge” according to The New York Times. His debut album Every Kingdom is now certified Platinum in his native U.K, while his latest release The Burgh Island E.P. debuted #1 on iTunes in the U.K., and in the top 30 on iTunes in the U.S as he gathers a dedicated fan base internationally. His music unites intricate and captivating guitar riffs with tender lyrics to create catchy songs which will leave listeners humming long after a listen. He has been nominated for “Best Male” and “Breakthrough Act,” for the Brit Awards.

With Michael Kiwanuka, it’s all about the voice. The new British/singer songwriter depicts his one of a kind voice as “hitting straight through to the core” with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging. Jon Pareles of The New York Times says Kiwanuka’s songs, “set a few words within a gentle vamp, often with a touch of jazz or blues, and linger over them until they become liquid incantations, melting into the music and finding refuge there.” In 2012, Kiwanuka won the BBC Sound of the Year Award. Previous winners of this prestigious award include Adele, Keane, and Ellie Goulding. Kiwanuka’s debut album, Home Again, was released in January 2012 and reached number 4 on the UK charts, as well as many top 10 charts around the world.

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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d94ceb447d.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Annual Gospel Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-annual-gospel-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-annual-gospel-night Date: July 29, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. Marvin Sapp, Israel Haughton and the New Breed, and the Christian Cultural Center Choir perform for the Annual Gospel Night.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: New York Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/new-york-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/new-york-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 30, 2013

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5ad265a70.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-piano Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Motown Revue / Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue1 Date: July 30, 2013

Originating in the “Motor Town” of Detroit, Michigan, The Motown Record Corporation fused the style of Soul music with a definitive Pop influence which brought its individual style to the top of the charts in the 1960s and 1970s. The genre is known for its energy and its bounce, and played an important role in racial integration by becoming a crossover success. Popular Motown artists which gave the genre its international popularity include The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, The Jackson 5, and the Funk Brothers.

SummerStage presents a night dedicated to Motown's most influential musicians and some of the greatest hits of the Motown decades.

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4a36496f9.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - The Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-knights Date: July 30, 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.

The Knights

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Nicholas Phan, tenor
Michael P. Atkinson, French horn
Adam Hollander, oboe
Johnny Gandelsman, violin

Program:

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88)
Sinfonia in C Major, Wq. 182, No.3, (1773)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concerto in D, (1946)

  • Vivace Arioso
  • AndantinoRondo
  • Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor, Bwv. 1060, (1733)

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Intermission

Benjamin Britten (1913-76)
Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings, Op. 31, (1943)
(Nicholas Phan-tenor, Michael P. Atkinson-French horn
Adam Hollander-oboe, Johnny Gandelsman-violin)

  • "Prologue" (horn solo)
  • "Pastoral", a setting of The Evening Quatrains by Charles Cotton (1630–1687)
  • "Nocturne", Blow, bugle, blow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
  • "Elegy", The Sick Rose by William Blake (1757–1827)
  • "Dirge", the anonymous Lyke-Wake Dirge (fifteenth century)
  • "Hymn", Hymn to Diana by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
  • "Sonnet", To Sleep by John Keats (1795–1821)
  • "Epilogue" (horn solo; reprise of Prologue, played offstage)
The Knights - Chaconne (World Premiere)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue Date: July 30, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Music Festival: Music of East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival-music-of-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival-music-of-east-africa Date: July 30, 2013

Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Preceding the concert in the afternoon, will be a children’s interactive rhythm workshop with African musicians.

*In case of rain: Will be held at St. Joseph’s Church.

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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 pm 40.7325, -74.0004; 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Parallel Exit Physical Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/parallel-exit-physical-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/parallel-exit-physical-theater Date: July 31, 2013

Juggling, music, hat tricks, and a rubber chicken await you in Parallel Exit’s family fun summertime show. Join this Drama Desk-nominated troupe as they delight children and adults alike with their hilarious hijinks and prolific pratfalls. Parallel Exit packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. “They can get laughs simply by breathing.” – The New York Times

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51911f2e651ed.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Radio Jarocho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/radio-jarocho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/radio-jarocho Date: July 31, 2013

Radio Jarocho plays son jarocho music fashioned after the towns, musicians, and swampy countryside that created it in Veracruz, Mexico. They also write their own songs inspired by this popular genre and tailor them with assorted influences, creating a contemporary repertoire that captures the spirit of the traditional style. The band championed son jarocho by performing over the past decade in dozens of concerts and fandangos in several cities, including New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519121697882a.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: LuckyBob: Magic Juggling Comedy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/luckybob-magic-juggling-comedy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/luckybob-magic-juggling-comedy Date: July 31, 2013

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. A show not to be missed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d574dbb908.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-piano Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Erin McKeown and Lake Street Dive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/mad-sq-music-erin-mckeown-lake-street-dive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/mad-sq-music-erin-mckeown-lake-street-dive Date: July 31, 2013

Erin McKeown has been touring the globe for the last 12 years as a writer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist with eight full-length records and three EPs under her belt. McKeown’s compelling and energy-packed stage show teamed with her seemingly effortless ability to bridge genres has garnered her international acclaim. She regularly collaborates and performs with her peers Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell, Ben Sollee, Carrie Rodriguez, Mike Doughty, Amos Lee, and Josh Ritter. She has also performed at many of the world’s esteemed music festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, Glastonbury, and Oxegen. “Her playing is so muscular, her arrangements so well conceived that she succeeds brilliantly. As with all truly great guitarists, the wonder is less in her chops than her choices,” (Boston Globe).

Lake Street Dive, composed of drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, vocalist Rachael Price, and trumpet-wielding guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson, encompasses a myriad of possibilities within its members’ collective experiences, and the resultant music is a vivid, largely acoustic, groove-driven strain of indie-pop. Lake Street Dive makes the most of pop music virtues: solid, evocative song craft; propulsive grooves; and Price’s disarming, forthright vocals. However, it’s a personal strain of pop that is refracted through the band members’ rich backgrounds: a sinewy Motown bass line is reborn with woody heft on Kearney’s upright, Calabrese’s drumming mixes timekeeping with more adventurous jazz-inflected outbursts, McDuck’s nimble trumpet is an unexpectedly warm counterpoint to Price’s singing. It all makes for a sound with familiar roots, but with a slant that is entirely their own.

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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a9243edefb.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Persuasions / Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/the-persuasions-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/the-persuasions-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue Date: July 31, 2013

The Persuasions, an A Capella group which humbly started out on the street corners of Brooklyn, proudly boast their forty plus years together with only its founding members. Often referred to the undisputed “Kings of A Capella,” this global phenomenon has a heavy influence of Gospel, Soul, with a healthy dose of Pop and has released 26 albums since their beginning in 1962. The group has infused classic songs with their own powerful style, often referred to as “Persuasion-izing it,” to create a new musical experience. Dedicated and new fans alike are inspiration for the members to keep performing for over half a century.

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4a9bd741e.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Neighborhood Music Concerts and Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: Domestic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: July 31, 2013

Wonderfully surreal, painfully real – Domestic is the story of children, adults, and animals who live together trying to have a better life, but sometimes death comes unexpectedly. In the bittersweet comedy “Domestic” it is all about us – people who eat the animals that they love and the animals that love people unconditionally. Curated by Rooftop Films.
Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food. It 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.
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.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d4716b3edd3.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: July 31, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Steady Crew Dance Celebration / World Premiere of “RSC Ghetto Made”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/rock-steady-crew-dance-celebration-world-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/rock-steady-crew-dance-celebration-world-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made Date: July 31, 2013

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.

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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c47c1e1d42.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: August 1, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Meg’s Melodies:

Award-winning, Meg Russell joined by her talented musicians, Alex on bass and Todd on drums, will keep the audience moving throughout her upeat, interactive concert. A special education teacher by trade, Meg won a Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winning CDs forher albums 'Hat Parade' and 'Puzzle'. Vibrant and exuding warmth, Meg Russell approaches each song she sings with gusto. Whether you are two or 92, this Parent’s Choice Award Winning musician and performer will have your toes tapping and your students clapping. Meg recently played at NYC Buddy Walk in Central Park, NY and will be back at this year's Buddy Walk."

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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b095d44ab8.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/kids-junk-orchestra Date: August 1, 2013

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5357b39ef.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Radio Jarocho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/radio-jarocho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/radio-jarocho Date: August 1, 2013

Radio Jarocho plays son jarocho music fashioned after the towns, musicians, and swampy countryside that created it in Veracruz, Mexico. They also write their own songs inspired by this popular genre and tailor them with assorted influences, creating a contemporary repertoire that captures the spirit of the traditional style. The band championed son jarocho by performing over the past decade in dozens of concerts and fandangos in several cities, including New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8922, -73.8972 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519121697882a.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/nyrp-garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/nyrp-garden-grooves Date: August 1, 2013

Live music is coming to NYRP gardens this summer. Enjoy the sounds and performances of local musicians in our public green spaces.

Music by Tres Amigos

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Decatur Street Community Garden

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2013-08-01 2013-08-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6858, -73.9101 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-ying-fang-soprano-mario-chang-tenor-and-brandon-cedel-bassbaritone-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-ying-fang-soprano-mario-chang-tenor-and-brandon-cedel-bassbaritone-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore Date: August 1, 2013

An evening of favorite opera arias and duets by up-and-coming Met artists Ying Fang (soprano), Mario Chang (tenor), and Brandon Cedel (bass-baritone), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore.

Mario Chang, from Guatemala City, Guatemala, is entering his third year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he made his company debut as the Fourth Sentry in Parsifal as well as his Israeli debut as Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites with the International Vocal Arts Institute. He also appeared at Carnegie Hall and with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. Upcoming engagements include the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier at the Met.

Ying Fang from Ningbo, China, will enter her first year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in the 2013–14 season and make her Met stage debut as Madame Podtochina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s The Nose. Past performances include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, the title role of Mozart’s Zaide, Bellezza in Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, and Fanny in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio.

Brandon Cedel will enter his first year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Program in the 2013–14 season and will make his Met stage debut as a Watchman in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten. He has performed with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera, Music Academy of the West, and the Chautauqua Institution. Future engagements include Opera Orchestra of New York, Wolf Trap Opera Company, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Glyndebourne Festival.

Bradley Moore is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and has been an assistant conductor at the Met since the 2001–02 season. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic, accompanied soprano Renée Fleming and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, made several media appearances with violinist Joshua Bell, and appeared in recital with clarinetist Julian Bliss and singers including Ms. Fleming, Christine Goerke, Alice Coote, Eric Owens, Eric Cutler, and Denyce Graves. He has also worked as assistant conductor, coach, and recitative accompanist at the Salzburg Festival, Bastille Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Colorado, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Anchorage Opera.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176cfd5d955e.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Johnny Ray & Salsa con Clase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/johnny-ray-salsa-con-clase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/johnny-ray-salsa-con-clase Date: August 1, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Born in Quebradillas, a small town in the western coast of Puerto Rico, Johnny Ray is a famed percussionist and band leader. After almost four decades as a musician and director of his own band, and forty- three recordings under his belt, Johnny Ray is, undoubtedly, one of the most accomplished salseros in the business. Still in the music game today, he has been one of the favorite dancing groups for the true salseros around the world. His experience as a solid band leader has also turned him into a music tactician and his sound remains in the vanguard of the newest musical trends.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4e3decb80.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-sounds Date: August 1, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Jacob Teichroew Group- Combo Jazz and Klezmer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-soundsjacob-teichroew-group-combo-jazz-and-klezmer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-soundsjacob-teichroew-group-combo-jazz-and-klezmer Date: August 1, 2013

Come join us for a night of Jazz and Klezmer music.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5916

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73, -73.8851 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: 2013 Waterfront Concert Series Presents 1910 Fruitgum Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/2013-waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/2013-waterfront-concert-series Date: August 1, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Check www.centralastoria.org for updates/ reschedule date.

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with the 1910 Fruitgum Company.

Central Astoria's 2013 Waterfront Concert Series continues Thursday evenings in July & August.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Abraham.in.Motion and Marc Bamuthi Joseph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-abrahaminmotion-and-marc-bamuthi-joseph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-abrahaminmotion-and-marc-bamuthi-joseph Date: August 1, 2013

Abraham.in.Motion's Pavement is a hip-hop dance piece that depicts the ups and downs of black culture. Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Word Become Flesh is another hip-hop inspired piece that expresses the point of view of a young single father on various social issues.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series Presents The Go-Go's and Tom Tom Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-the-gogos-and-tom-tom-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-the-gogos-and-tom-tom-club Date: August 1, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. The Go-Go's, the first all female band to top the Billboard charts, and the Tom Tom Club perform. Bring your own chairs as there are a limited number of rental chairs.

*Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:30 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 1, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/les-ballets-jazz-de-montral http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/les-ballets-jazz-de-montral Date: August 1, 2013

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, a hybrid company that whimsically infuses classical ballet with a host of interloping modern styles, presents a three-part program featuring works by three exceptional choreographers: Benjamin Millepied’s Closer, Wen Wei Wang’s Night Box, and Barak Marshall’s Harry. “Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal wins love. And what crowd-pleasers they were.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 8:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f3eb6f3c6.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 2, 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 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham Date: August 2, 2013

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance. A mix of energetic folk and remixes of familiar children’s songs will have everyone singing along and dancing. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/kids-junk-orchestra Date: August 2, 2013

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7217, -73.9916 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5357b39ef.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mr. Chris' Musical Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/mr-chris-musical-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/mr-chris-musical-experience Date: August 2, 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: Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street. (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8642, -73.8951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5911a82fc.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

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 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 2, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Max Gallico & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends Date: August 2, 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. Max Gallico & Friends performs on August 2nd and August 23rd.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-08-02 2013-08-02 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Bright Star Maracatu Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-bright-star-maracatu-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-bright-star-maracatu-nation Date: August 2, 2013

A Tale of Two Nations brings maracatu, a traditional Afro-Brazilian dance, to the U.S. with a collaboration between Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante (Bright Star Maracatu Nation) and Nation Beat. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, a Mardi Gras Indian tribe, continue the cultural festivities with their traditional sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Jamie Lidell / Dan Deacon / The Stepkids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/jamie-lidell-dan-deacon-the-stepkids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/jamie-lidell-dan-deacon-the-stepkids Date: August 2, 2013

The soul-singing, dance music eclecticist Jamie Lidell is “the progenitor of his own completely original genre that no one else has been able to recreate” (KCRW) and “a master-craftsman of genre hybrids packing potent lyrical punches of love." (Stereogum) Can’t argue with that! Co-headlining is the Baltimore absurdist composer and party instigator Dan Deacon, wielding a participatory Smartphone app that turns the crowd into a sound and light show of its own. "If Dan Deacon comes your way, go… It will change your life forever.” (NPR) With the psychedelic soul of The Stepkids.

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 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f56263ffa.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 2, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moey's Music Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moeys-music-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moeys-music-party Date: August 3, 2013

Kids come see Moey's Music Party.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents La Casita]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-la-casita http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-la-casita Date: August 3, 2013

La Casita is an annual festival featuring spoken word, music and dance. This year's festival honors the late Sekou Sundiata and his influential art.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert Date: August 3, 2013

Columbia Summer Winds performs the finest in wind band music throughout New York City every summer. The 90-person concert band provides free outdoor concerts in NYC parks, bringing the best band literature to our neighborhoods' backyards. From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leaving the audience clapping for more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[WLIB 6th Annual Gospel Explosion Featuring: Karen Clark Sheard / Donald Lawrence / Erica Campbell / Kierra “Kiki” Sheard / Deitrik Haddon / James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. / Ricky Dillard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wlib-6th-annual-gospel-explosion-featuring-shirley-caesar-ricky-dillard-james-fortune-fiya-donald-lawrence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wlib-6th-annual-gospel-explosion-featuring-shirley-caesar-ricky-dillard-james-fortune-fiya-donald-lawrence Date: August 3, 2013

Due to medical notice during travel, Pastor Shirley Caesar will not be joining the Gospel program.

Producer, composer and recording artist, Donald Lawrence is one of the most influential figures in modern Gospel music. Having worked with several groups, including the Tri-City Singers, before tackling his solo career, he transformed the group into an internationally acclaimed choir, with hits such as “The Best is Yet to Come” and “The Blessing of Abraham” which topped the Gospel charts. Lawrence’s debut solo album, I Speak Life, earned him a GRAMMY nomination and seven Stellar Gospel Music Awards, including song of the year for “Healed.” After a highly celebrated first album, Lawrence’s success continued with his sophomore album, The Law of Confession Part 1 when it peaked at number two on the Billboard Gospel Album charts. The album highlights the unique gospel sound of Lawrence and his ten-plus member backing ensemble, The Co.

Stellar Award winner James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. set the world ablaze with their breakthrough debut album, You Survived and the lead single of the same name hit #2 on the R&B Gospel singles chart. Fortune amassed worldwide recognition in 2009 with the award winning emotionally charged song, “I Trust You” off of the sophomore release, The Transformation. A dynamic songwriter, producer and arranger, Fortune delivers a timeless message, that has earned him two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards and several Soul Train and Stellar nominations. His 2012 release, Identity debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Gospel and Christian charts and is a powerful collection of soul-stirring songs of encouragement, hope and healing that speaks into the hearts of the religious and agnostic alike.

Ever since Erica Campbell, one half of the of Gospel duo Mary Mary, broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit “Shackles (Praise You),” the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone. An amazing thirteen years later, having earned 3 GRAMMY Awards, 2 American Music Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Award, Erica Campbell has released a solo single, entitled “I Need Just a Little More Jesus.”

Ricky Dillard’s signature choir vocal arrangements and melodies are definitive and timeless. His newest CD, Keep Living, is no exception. Recorded live at Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit, MI, the lead single “God is Great” became an instantaneous classic which continues to rise on the charts, and immediately encourages listeners to clap along. The record, which includes hits such as “I Am Saved” and “He Turned It,” all bring Dillard and his choir on to another level of inspiration, and creates an immediate connection with audiences.

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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c526c30827.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Our of Doors Presents El Gusto and ZviDance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-our-of-doors-presents-el-gusto-and-zvidance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-our-of-doors-presents-el-gusto-and-zvidance Date: August 3, 2013

ZviDance perform an Israeli debka inspired by the Arab Spring to explore the issuses of identity. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. and learn how to debka. El Gusto is an Algerian group made up of Muslim and Jewish musicians. Once disbanded by the 1962 revolution, they are now back together for a U.S. debut of their chaabi sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra / Banda Magda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/eddie-palmieri-salsa-orchestra-banda-magda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/eddie-palmieri-salsa-orchestra-banda-magda Date: August 3, 2013

Bud Light Latin Music Series

Nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri, the Spanish Harlem-born granddaddy of salsa and Latin jazz piano, “at once the Miles Davis and James Brown of the genre,” (Minneapolis City Pages) returns to Celebrate Brooklyn with an orchestra in tow to ignite the dance floor. “This is music so vital and joyous…a totally celebratory sound, bouncing, shuffling, weaving and grooving along on a beat so mesmeric and soul-wrenchingly right that you want it to go on forever.” (Time Out London) The multi-lingual tropical grooves of the enchanting Banda Magda start the evening off on a sunny note.

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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f8a602e9c.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 3, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Clearing in the Forest: Islands of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/clearing-in-the-forest-islands-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/clearing-in-the-forest-islands-of-green Date: August 4, 2013

Be transported to a Caribbean Island with the chorus of upbeat and relaxing sounds by Steel Impressions. Learn how the steel drum is not only a musical instrument, but a symbol of environmental innovation too. Free and open to everyone.

Clearing in the Forest: Islands of Green

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6e5bb932c1.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Heritage Sunday: The S(e)oul of Korea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-heritage-sunday-the-seoul-of-korea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-heritage-sunday-the-seoul-of-korea Date: August 4, 2013

Celebrate traditional performing arts of Korea with a lineup of breathtaking performances from Ensemble Sinawi, Sounds of Korea, and the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents: Irresistible Latin Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-irresistible-latin-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-irresistible-latin-rhythms Date: August 4, 2013

Willie Rodriguez and his band will perform.

Rain location: Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated Housing at Van Cortlandt Park South & Hillman Avenue

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[WBLS 5th Annual R&B Fest Featuring: Raheem DeVaughn / Erica Campbell / Avant / Donell Jones / Lyfe Jennings / DJ Dee Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wbls-5th-annual-rb-fest-raheem-devaughn-lyfe-jennings-more-to-be-announced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wbls-5th-annual-rb-fest-raheem-devaughn-lyfe-jennings-more-to-be-announced Date: August 4, 2013

Singer and songwriter, Raheem DeVaughn, has quickly burst onto the music scene. His debut album, The Love Experience, was released in 2005 to much critical acclaim. While reviewing The Love Experience, Allmusic said DeVaughn “is remarkably creative and talented and should be watched.” The album reached #46 on the Billboard Album chart. DeVaughn’s single “Woman” has been featured as iTunes' single of the week and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. This summer, DeVaughn plans to release his newest album: A Place Called Loveland.

Ever since Erica Campbell, one half of the of Gospel duo Mary Mary, broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit “Shackles (Praise You),” the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone. An amazing thirteen years later, having earned 3 GRAMMY Awards, 2 American Music Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Award, Erica Campbell has released a solo single, entitled "I Need Just a Little More Jesus."

Chicago native Donell Jones is a known R&B force and has also delved into writing and producing. He got his big break with his debut album My Heart. He was recognized as a force in R&B after his sophomore album, Where I Wanna Be, went platinum with the singles “Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)” and “U Know What’s Up” featuring Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC. The success continued with his chart-topping albums, Life Goes On and Journey of a Gemini. Jones’ latest album Lyrics harkens back to the traditional jazzy sound of R&B, while his legato voice connects each note over smooth rhythm.

With his authentic, soulful voice and innovative lyrical style Lyfe Jennings has been deemed a “socially minded R&B singer” by The New York Times. Jennings transformed the music world in 2004 after the release of his critically acclaimed debut Lyfe 268-192. Hailed as gritty and raw, the album created devoted fans everywhere and sold over a million copies. Jennings captured an even broader audience in 2006 with his sophomore effort, The Phoenix, which expanded on his life story, taking listeners through different phases of a man. While reviewing The Phoenix, USA Today said: “The R&B crooner's knack for talk about everyday issues gives him a unique voice and makes for value-added listening.” The platinum selling soul singer/songwriter/producer is poised for success with his anticipated album Lyfe Change, which is set to be released this summer.

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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c530edd092.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Sacred Drums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-sacred-drums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-sacred-drums Date: August 4, 2013

A variety of performers celebrate drums and their cross-cultural sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Parallel Exit Physical Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/parallel-exit-physical-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/parallel-exit-physical-theater Date: August 5, 2013

Juggling, music, hat tricks, and a rubber chicken await you in Parallel Exit’s family fun summertime show. Join this Drama Desk-nominated troupe as they delight children and adults alike with their hilarious hijinks and prolific pratfalls. Parallel Exit packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. “They can get laughs simply by breathing.” – The New York Times

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Slattery Playground

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X085 Slattery Playground 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8573, -73.8985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51911f2e651ed.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series: Annual Caribbean Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-annual-caribbean-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-annual-caribbean-night Date: August 5, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. Morgan Heritage, The Kes Band, and Mighty Sparrow fill the night with reggae, soca, calypso and other carribean rhythms.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 5, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/kids-junk-orchestra Date: August 6, 2013

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5357b39ef.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Parallel Exit Physical Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/parallel-exit-physical-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/parallel-exit-physical-theater Date: August 6, 2013

Juggling, music, hat tricks, and a rubber chicken await you in Parallel Exit’s family fun summertime show. Join this Drama Desk-nominated troupe as they delight children and adults alike with their hilarious hijinks and prolific pratfalls. Parallel Exit packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. “They can get laughs simply by breathing.” – The New York Times

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51911f2e651ed.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: August 6, 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 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/bryant-park-piano Date: August 6, 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 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bowery Presents: Disclosure / TNGHT / Julio Bashmore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/the-bowery-presents-disclosure-tnght-julio-bashmore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/the-bowery-presents-disclosure-tnght-julio-bashmore Date: August 6, 2013

The British duo, Disclosure, consists of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence (aged just 20 and 17 respectively). In a New York Times profile of Disclosure, the brothers talked about how “they arrived at their sound through pure reverse engineering, growing up listening to the generation of musicians making what could be broadly described as post-2-step, and then working their way backward.” Having racked up hundreds of thousands of Soundcloud plays with their remixes for Jessie Ware and Emeli Sande, the duo is currently working towards a much-anticipated debut album. With their debut EP Carnival / I Love That…You Know receiving over 50,000 downloads in over 150 countries to date, they have proved that their distinctively British style of music has true global appeal. Forget age limitations and lazy categorizations, Disclosure is simply the sound of electronic music – past, present, and future.

TNGHT is the sound of two of the very best new producers in the industry amplifying each other. Pooling their talents as TNGHT, they are helping to redefine the state of new pop, dance music and Hip-Hop in a wholly fresh fusion. Born of this A.D.D generation looking towards the internet but equally born of vinyl culture, sample chopping and digging, they have emerged to take the helm of Hip-Hop and Pop music.

It might seem counterintuitive for a producer to detach themselves from one of the planet’s most thriving music scenes, but in the case of Julio Bashmore, that’s exactly what he did growing up in bass music hotbed. Julio may have appeared to burst on to the scene in late 2009, but the lead up to the Julio Bashmore EP was essentially a lifetime in the making. Julio’s interest in electronic music began in earnest after hearing Daft Punk’s “Da Funk”. By the time he was old enough to experience club culture firsthand, Julio had made the realization that DJing was the true vehicle in which to deliver his music.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jungle Brothers / Zhigge / hosted by Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/jungle-brothers-zhigge-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/jungle-brothers-zhigge-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge Date: August 6, 2013

Jungle Brothers is an American Hip-Hop group that pioneered the fusion of Jazz and Hip-Hop and also became the first Hip-Hop group to use a house-music producer. The group began performing in the mid-1980s and released its first album, Straight Out the Jungle, in 1988. With Afrocentric lyrics and innovative beats, the Jungle Brothers were critically acclaimed and soon joined the influential Native Tongues collective. In 2008, their single “What U Waitin 4” was ranked number 88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

Zhigge is a dance/rap group from New York whose members Kazo, Face, Prancer, Sound and Tonga had already made a name for themselves dancing in Hip-Hop clubs and appearing in videos by Special Ed, Public Enemy, YZ and others. Pronounced “schiggy,” the group’s name stands for anything fly or fresh.

SummerStage celebrates the acclaimed Hip-Hop brand, Lyricist Lounge. A respected part of Hip-Hop music and culture, Lyricist Lounge has hosted hundreds of live showcases featuring the best up and coming talent while acting as a career platform for many of today’s superstars.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c5e6cc398c.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 6, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mr. Chris' Musical Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/mr-chris-musical-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/mr-chris-musical-experience Date: August 7, 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: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5911a82fc.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-piano Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bilal / Vivian Green / In association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/jungle-brothers-zhigge-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/jungle-brothers-zhigge-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge Date: August 7, 2013

Born in Philadelphia, Bilal is a schooled musician and dynamic live performer whose artistry draws from Jazz, Soul, and Hip-Hop. Bilal has long been intrigued by the possibilities of fusing together art and music. His 2001 debut album, First Born Second, sold over 300,000 copies and announced that Bilal was an artist to watch. His 2013 release, A Love Surreal, reached #1 on the ITunes R&B charts and received rave reviews from USA Today, People, SPIN and Paste Magazine. The New York Times called A Love Surreal: “a cycle of slow-burning songs about love — from infatuation and romance through estrangement, loneliness and renewal, from seduction and longing to philosophical serenity. With lush, glimmering keyboards and electronics, lean indie-rock guitars or Robert Glasper’s limpid Jazz piano the songs tease and insinuate.”

Vivian Green received her first professional songwriting credit when Boyz II Men recorded her song, "Dear God" on their platinum-selling album Evolution. Her first album, A Love Story established Green as one of R&B's most celebrated new artists, spawning the urban dance hits "Emotional Rollercoaster" and "Fanatic." She broke new musical ground on her sophomore effort Vivian, which produced the singles "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave" and "I Like It But I Don't Need It." She has won rave reviews in such outlets as People, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. 2010's Beautiful, recorded after an almost five-year hiatus, boasted some of Vivian’s most personally charged, emotionally nuanced work to date.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c60b25dbb7.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Nation Presents Jimmy Eat World / Royal Bangs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/live-nation-presents-jimmy-eat-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/live-nation-presents-jimmy-eat-world Date: August 7, 2013

Jimmy Eat World got their start in 1994 and has gained a reputation for being a band of great perseverance and hard work. Since the 1999 release of their breakthrough debut album Clarity, they’ve sold millions of records, have had numerous top ten singles at Modern Rock Radio, appeared on Saturday Night Live and have toured with Foo Fighters, Green Day and Weezer. Jimmy Eat World’s eighth and latest studio album, Damage, is set to be released in June.

Knoxville, Tennessee trio Royal Bangs peddle in the sort of noise pop that’s insidiously catchy enough to get you whistling in inappropriate situations while also being rough around the edges enough to attract the interest of The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, who released their 2008 debut We Breed Champions on his label. Since their nascent days as a high school rock trio, the band has released three full length records (including 2011’s Flux Outside), rehearsed in a converted methadone clinic, made their national television debut and knocked about the festival circuit. Royal Bangs are now working on album number four and looking forward to, once again, testing their mettle (and perhaps some new material) on the road.

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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51803235781f6.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/mad-sq-music-ivan-nevilles-dumpstaphunk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/mad-sq-music-ivan-nevilles-dumpstaphunk Date: August 7, 2013

A decade evolved from their debut at 2003′s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. The quintet features Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums and vocals.

From annual performances at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest — “The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for baddest bass jams ever.” (Bass Player Magazine, 2012) — to music rooms and festivals across the nation (Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, All Good, High Sierra, Summer Camp, Hangout, Jam Cruise and Outside Lands), Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dare listeners not to move.

Dumpstaphunk’s summer 2013 release, Dirty Word, re-imagines their genre, holding true to the opinionated, vintage funk of Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge that forays into gospel, blues, second-line, R&B and straight-up rock n’ roll. True to New Orleans tradition, Dumpsta’s friends and family Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik, the Grooveline Horns, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers kick the Dirty Word sessions up a notch.

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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a92ac7ed93.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: Sugar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: August 7, 2013

In Sugar, Miguel, a Dominican baseball pitcher from the small town of San Pedro De Macorís, single-mindedly focuses on training at a pro baseball academy – as so many in his country do –awaiting his chance to graduate to the minor leagues in the U.S., and to help pull his family out of poverty. At 19, he gets his break – a call-up to spring training for a team in Iowa – but what happens when his game falters? And were all the sacrifices worth it? A beautifully filmed, exquisitely acted drama from Brooklyn filmmakers Boden & Fleck that takes a bracing new look at a fractured American dream.
Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food. It 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.
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 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., 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.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d471e971f17.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Ruben Blades]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-ruben-blades http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-ruben-blades Date: August 7, 2013

Rubén Blades, considered a top salsero and trailblazer, returns with his thoughtful lyrics empowered by intense salsa rhythms. His music is bound to get you dancing in the streets.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 7, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: August 8, 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 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b095d44ab8.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Illstyle & Peace Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/illstyle-peace-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/illstyle-peace-productions Date: August 8, 2013

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beatboxing. The New York Times has said “Watching these dancers [is] like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body.” With a mix of gravity defying moves and upbeat music, families will be captivated by the non-stop action moves of this talented troupe.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4aae88fa8.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Javaka Steptoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/javaka-steptoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/javaka-steptoe Date: August 8, 2013

Javaka Steptoe: Story teller/author/illustrator presents an interactive reading of Jimi Sounds Like A Rainbow, a story of the young Jimi Hendrix. A children's book written by Gary Golio.

Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and paint and listen to records. In this interactive story telling Javaka Steptoe chronicles Jimmy's creative journey from humble beginnings, to world renown electric Rock, Blues guitar legend Jimi Hendrix a groundbreaking performer whose music shook the very foundations of rock 'n' roll.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4c002a791.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: August 8, 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 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 8, 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 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

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 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: August 8, 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 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Park RiverRocks:Titus Andronicus and Ducktails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/hudson-park-riverrocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/hudson-park-riverrocks Date: August 8, 2013

2013 marks Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks 15th Season. RiverRocks is among New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful Pier 84.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2013-08-08 2013-08-08 6:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/jazz-by-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/jazz-by-the-beach Date: August 8, 2013

Enjoy an evening by the coast with jazz performances and food prepared on site on behalf of the seniors in the district.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 527-4356

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents the No BS! Brass Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-no-bs-brass-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-no-bs-brass-band Date: August 8, 2013

The No BS! Brass Band pays tribute to the greats and the classics like Mingus and Michael Jackson. Snap your fingers and tap your toes to the funky jazz of this hot brass band.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 6:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Salsafest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/barefoot-dancing-salsafest-lorenz-latin-dance-studio-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/barefoot-dancing-salsafest-lorenz-latin-dance-studio-bronx Date: August 8, 2013

Be a part of Bronx Salsafest with the Lorenz Latin Dance Studio.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tye Tribbett / Tasha Cobbs / In association with WLIB]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/tye-tribbett-in-association-with-wlib http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/tye-tribbett-in-association-with-wlib Date: August 8, 2013

Although Tye Tribbett has toured and performed with some of the biggest artists in the secular world, including Justin Timberlake, Whitney Houston, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Elton John and Jill Scott, this GRAMMY nominated artist’s musical talents lie in the realm of Gospel music. Tribbett passionately spreads the goodness of God through his music. His musical ministry’s songs use the “buildups of rock power ballads, the slow strut of P-Funk and churchy, organ-driven call-and-response” to touch the hearts of many, according to The New York Times. With his solo debut at #1 on the Billboard Gospel chart, his album Fresh positions Tribbett to step forth boldly with a new message of renewal. According to the Washington Post, this “wondrous album” highlights Tribbett’s songwriting skills as he wrote or co-wrote each song, showcasing a variety of powerful music, including the first single “Fresh.” Tribbett’s previous chart-topping albums, Victory Live! and Stand Out! featured his former musical ensemble and gospel choir, Greater Anointing.

Artist Website: www.tyetribbettworldwide.com

When Tasha Cobbs took the stage at Northview Christian Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 2012, she did so neither as a nationally renowned vocalist, nor as a recording artist making her major-label debut. Instead, with microphone in hand, she ascended the platform prepared to do what she had done every week since her teenage years—lead the congregation into worship. It is no surprise then that the result of her effort, the album, Grace stands as a moving example of the raw power of a live worship experience. The eight-song project reveals Tasha at her best as a psalmist, songwriter, and minister.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c6190aecbd.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/summer-sounds Date: August 8, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Waterfront Concert Series: Bon Journey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/2013-waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/2013-waterfront-concert-series Date: August 8, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with Bon Journey. A Tribute to Bon Jovi & Journey.


Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 8, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Live Score to Beasts of the Southern Wild by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, & the Wordless Music Orchestra / Slavic Soul Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/live-score-to-beasts-of-the-southern-wild-by-dan-romer-benh-zeitlin-the-wordless-music-orchestra-slavic-soul-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/08/live-score-to-beasts-of-the-southern-wild-by-dan-romer-benh-zeitlin-the-wordless-music-orchestra-slavic-soul-party Date: August 8, 2013

Director and composer Benh Zeitlin teams up with musical collaborators Dan Romer and Wordless Music Orchestra to recreate his original score to the 2012 film Beasts of the Southern Wild, performed live to a new music-less print created for the occasion. Zeitlin’s magical realist fable set outside New Orleans, “a passionate and unruly explosion of Americana,” (NY Times) became the most celebrated indie film of last year, winning countless awards and four Oscar nominations including Best Picture. With the fiery Balkan-via-Brooklyn brass funk of Slavic Soul Party.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-08 2013-08-08 8:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4fcde01721.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 9, 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 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Illstyle & Peace Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/illstyle-peace-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/illstyle-peace-productions Date: August 9, 2013

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beatboxing. The New York Times has said “Watching these dancers [is] like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body.” With a mix of gravity defying moves and upbeat music, families will be captivated by the non-stop action moves of this talented troupe.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4aae88fa8.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 9, 2013

Bugs aren't gross—they're great! Let our giant cockroach puppet teach your students why insects are the coolest creatures around. We then take off on a 3,000-mile adventure with our butterfly-themed show, "The Tale of Flutterby and Piggle."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street. (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8642, -73.8951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519134eaa05be.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 9, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Summer Music Concert Series: More Jazz Classics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/pelham-bay-parksummer-music-concert-series-more-jazz-classics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/pelham-bay-parksummer-music-concert-series-more-jazz-classics Date: August 9, 2013

Come enjoy an evening of good friends and good music with "More Jazz Classics" by Valerie Capers Quartet. They will be performing the music of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, George Gershwin, and more. Bring a blanket or chair and pack a picnic. Limited free parking is available.

Rain location: International Caterers, 3243 Ampere Avenue.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Lawn area behind track & field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 6:00 pm 40.8483, -73.8226 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Faison Firehouse and SummerStage Presents: Harlem Dance Caravan / Master Class: Dana McBroom-Manno]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/the-faison-firehouse-and-summerstage-presents-harlem-dance-caravan-master-class-dana-mcbroom-manno http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/the-faison-firehouse-and-summerstage-presents-harlem-dance-caravan-master-class-dana-mcbroom-manno Date: August 9, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Dana McBroom-Manno
8:00 PM – Performances

Acclaimed Harlem performing arts institution, The Faison Firehouse has joined with SummerStage to present Harlem Dance Caravan, a thrilling evening showcasing the diversity and depth of today’s dance landscape.

Audiences will be enthralled by companies such as Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, which seamlessly meld contemporary dance, traditional West African dance, ballet, house, Hip-Hop and martial arts together; Camille A. Brown & Dancers, famed for its high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality; Illstyle & Peace Productions, a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beat boxing and OPUS Dance Theatre whose works present visual and emotional images of the human experience.

More artists to be announced soon!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: The Baby Soda Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/sunset-on-the-hudson-the-baby-soda-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/sunset-on-the-hudson-the-baby-soda-jazz-band Date: August 9, 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 August 9, The Baby Soda Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Shaggy / TK Wonder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/shaggy-tk-wonder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/shaggy-tk-wonder Date: August 9, 2013

TD Bank Series

The day the Kingston-born chart topper Shaggy moved to Flatbush as a teenager, it became his destiny to play Celebrate Brooklyn. He is dancehall’s biggest crossover star ever for a reason—his impossibly catchy party anthems are “unabashedly geared toward good times.” (MTV) The electro hip-hop artist TK Wonder's “ability to spit at aggressive tempos is rivaled by few of her contemporaries, and she’s got that killer combination of looks and skills that the game is sorely missing.” (Washington Post)

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 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4fe27eceef.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 9, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Science on The River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/science-on-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/science-on-the-river Date: August 10, 2013

Families can see live Hudson River critters up close, learn about local citizen science projects, bird watch, go fishing, experience urban geocaching, learn about the impacts of sea level rise, build hanging planters, test the Hudson’s water quality, watch the filtering power of oysters, make recycled crafts, test gravity, plant seeds, see how NYC’s sewer system works, learn about the secrets of ladybugs, meet local birds of prey, and dance to the Anna Banana Band at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-6427

Location: Pier 46 at Charles Street

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.733, -74.0103 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52000fa18421d.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Culture with DJ Kool Herc and special guests: Coke La Rock, Roxanne Shante, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier, Grand Master Theodore, DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl, DJ Jerry Dee, Skoob from DASEFX, Soul Sonic Force and many more!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/40th-anniversary-of-hiphop-culture-with-dj-kool-herc-and-special-guests-forewords-panel-hiphop-turns-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/40th-anniversary-of-hiphop-culture-with-dj-kool-herc-and-special-guests-forewords-panel-hiphop-turns-40 Date: August 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c647374f1f.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Jazz on the Great Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill Date: August 10, 2013

Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes for an afternoon of live music by swing band Harlem Renaissance Orchestra followed by the Latin jazz ensemble The Bobby Sanabria Big Band. There will be a family activity area for your to let your little ones get expressive, and food will be available for purchase from Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Calexico Cal-Mex Cart, and others. Co-presented with Jazzmobile. This event is free.

Great Jazz on the Great Hill

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 260-1461

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6d2700bdc0.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem Tour: Saturday in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/playdiem-tour-presents-saturday-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/playdiem-tour-presents-saturday-in-the-park Date: August 10, 2013

Come share your weekend with Play-diem at the East River Park Bandshell this Saturday, August 10, proudly featuring free live performances by The Grautet, Mike Brun, Weird Szcience, The Energy Music, Tony Max and The Rock Ciccarone Jazz Quartet!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 3:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7111, -73.9782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5203b8a243773.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Faison Firehouse and SummerStage Presents: Harlem Dance Caravan / Master Class: Calvin Wiley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/the-faison-firehouse-and-summerstage-presents-harlem-dance-caravan-master-class-calvin-wiley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/the-faison-firehouse-and-summerstage-presents-harlem-dance-caravan-master-class-calvin-wiley Date: August 10, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Calvin Wiley
8:00 PM – Performances

Acclaimed Harlem performing arts institution, The Faison Firehouse has joined with SummerStage to present Harlem Dance Caravan, a thrilling evening showcasing the diversity and depth of today’s dance landscape.

Audiences will be enthralled by companies such as Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, which seamlessly meld contemporary dance, traditional West African dance, ballet, house, Hip-Hop and martial arts together; Camille A. Brown & Dancers, famed for its high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality; Illstyle & Peace Productions, a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beat boxing and OPUS Dance Theatre whose works present visual and emotional images of the human experience.

More artists to be announced soon!

Master Class: Join acclaimed fitness and dance choreographer, Calvin Wiley for a high energy, stylistically diverse dance class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: They Might Be Giants / Moon Hooch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/they-might-be-giants-moon-hooch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/they-might-be-giants-moon-hooch Date: August 10, 2013

Bud Light Music Series

We’re thrilled and delighted to welcome back local originals TMBG, a Celebrate Brooklyn-favorite for decades, to close out our 35th anniversary season. The duo released its sixteenth studio album, Nanobots, earlier this year, a record of “catchy pop heroics mixed with jingle-length songlets” (Rolling Stone) that “makes it clear the band is as creatively vital as ever.” (Stereogum) Brass-and-drum trio Moon Hooch, handpicked by the Johns to open, whip up an exuberant ruckus of “catchy melodic hooks and funky rhythms.” (NY Post)

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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4ff700f820.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 10, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[4th Annual Soundview Park Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/4th-annual-soundview-park-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/4th-annual-soundview-park-summer-festival Date: August 11, 2013

Friends of Soundview Park annual celebration of the park and the Bronx waterfront. All activities are free and open to the public. Performances for all ages, family friendly fun and educational activities, fitness and recreational programming.

Activities:

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Volunteer Activities, Arts, Music, Nature, Fitness and Giveaways.
Tables along the greenway inside the park and stage at Morrison Ave. and Lafayette Ave.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - DJ Music, Hoola Hoop Class and Contest

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Bobby Gonzalez (Spoken Word)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Charles Mansfield & Gina Mobilio (Theatrical, pop & folk)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - The End Men (Dirty blues, rock and vaudevillian)

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - The Creations (DooWoop, Acappella)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Music With A Message (Changing our community one song at a time)

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Rhythm City & DOMO (Hip-Hop Dance)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 660-1997

Location: Lafayette & Morrison Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8201, -73.8724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51fff28930d37.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 11, 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 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents: Summer Treats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-summer-treats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-summer-treats Date: August 11, 2013

This concert will feature music for string and wind instruments by Schubert & Martinu.

Rain location Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated Housing at Van Cortlandt Park South & Hillman Avenue

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shuggie Otis / José James / Hiatus Kaiyote / DJ sets by OP! (I Love Vinyl) in association with Giant Step]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/shuggie-otis-jos-james-hiatus-kaiyote-dj-sets-by-op-i-love-vinyl-in-association-with-giantstep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/shuggie-otis-jos-james-hiatus-kaiyote-dj-sets-by-op-i-love-vinyl-in-association-with-giantstep Date: August 11, 2013

Shuggie Otis is a musician’s musician, a reclusive genius from Los Angeles whose name has been spoken in reverential tones by his peers for more than four decades. After a long absence, Shuggie returns as a concert headliner with dates across North America in April 2013. Although an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Shuggie is best known for writing “Strawberry Letter 23,” a #5 Pop hit for The Brothers Johnson in 1977, and for his guitar playing with Al Kooper, Frank Zappa, Etta James, and Bobby “Blue” Bland, among many others. Under Shuggie’s personal supervision, his highly-acclaimed third and final solo album, 1974′s Inspiration Information, was released on April 16, along with “Wings of Love,” his first new music since 1974.

José James is a trailblazer in the music world for his intoxicating blend of Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B and Electronica. His new album No Beginning No End is a seamless musical experience that moves between different styles with remarkable fluidity, bound together by his transcendent voice. James is a musical omnivore who resists being pigeonholed, equally at ease on stage with Jazz legend McCoy Tyner as he is in the studio with Electronica pioneer Flying Lotus. The New York Times recently wrote that “James’s cool and confident new album sounds like the result of the black-pop continuum, jazz and soul and Hip-Hop and R&B, slow-cooked for more than 50 years.” NPR marvelled at how he “skirts categories with ease, fitting in with current R&B innovators like Frank Ocean or Miguel, yet maintaining a strong awareness of a lineage that stretches from Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye to Lou Rawls to Maxwell.”

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Hiatus Kaiyote consists of a four-piece band that fuses Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop and Electronic beats along with flavors of Latin, Jazz and Opera, all presented with a cinematic sheen. The band formed in mid-2011, and ever since, they have been racking up accolades, including Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards, and album of the week on Peterson’s radio show on BBC Music 6. Led by enigmatic songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Nai Palm, Hiatus Kaiyote has created intricate compositions, rich with color and mystery, both of this world and of worlds unseen. Their debut release, Tawk Tomahawk, showcases the breadth of the band’s expertise as musicians and attention to detail in the complex arrangements. Ultimately, through the musicians’ symbiosis, they have created an innovative and rare sound, unique in every way.

Known in NYC and around the globe as a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! (I Love Vinyl) is a talented DJ and tastemaker who can hang on just about any dance floor. From Hip-Hop, House, and Classics to Future Soul, UK Funky and South African House, OP! can finesse them all, adopting musical diversity and focusing it into a beautifully cohesive vibe. OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on underground and global soul, and continues to champion its relevance on the world stage.

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 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c672cd46b6.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Family Day Featuring: Illstyle & Peace Productions / Robbi K / DJ set by Stormin’ Norman / “Sweet Billy and The Zooloos” In association with Hip-Hop Theater Festival and 651 ARTS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/harlem-family-day-ill-style-peace-productions-robbi-k-dj-set-by-stormin-norman-sweet-billy-the-zooloos-in-association-with-hiphop-theater-festival-and-651-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/harlem-family-day-ill-style-peace-productions-robbi-k-dj-set-by-stormin-norman-sweet-billy-the-zooloos-in-association-with-hiphop-theater-festival-and-651-arts Date: August 11, 2013

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through engaging performances! Celebrate Hip-Hop culture through gravity- defying dancers, soulful storytelling and a unique Hip-Hop themed musical theater work. With so many different offerings, there will be something for everyone!

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beatboxing. The New York Times has said “Watching these dancers [is] like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body.” With a mix of gravity defying moves and upbeat music, families will be captivated by the non-stop action moves of this talented troupe.

Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winner Robbi K’s beautiful voice has graced TV, radio, and live venues and she was a back-up singer for such superstars as Diana Ross, Jewel, and Aretha Franklin. Robbi K sings in many languages and presents interactive, danceable concerts suited for people of all ages and stages.

DJ Stormin' Norman, founder of the Sundae Sermon Festival, was originally part of a groundbreaking DJ collective that brought the famed Thunderstorm Mix on New York’s WBLS 107.5FM to life. By introducing live mixing to daytime radio, he helped set a new precedent in national radio. For over 20 years, he's played major New York clubs, exclusive downtown spots and elite private events worldwide. A Harlem resident for over 15 years, he also DJ/produces Sundae Sermon Radio on WHCR 90.3FM and the Sundae Sermon Festival a summer outdoor event that promotes environmental, educational and recreational family friendly activities in Harlem while dancing under the sun.

Sweet Billy and the Zooloos, a new Hip-Hop musical, is a classic tale of a child banished from his home because his artistic impulses and expressions are different than his community and clash against the established rules and morals. Sweet Billy and his best friend Caprice travel across the US where they meet other misfits and his new friends become family. See who they meet, what they discover and what happens when Sweet Billy and Caprice return to Zoolooland !

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c686480a13.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to the Roots DJ Kool Herc at 5POINTZ celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/back-to-the-roots-kool-herc-at-5pointz-celebrating-the-40th-anniversary-of-hiphop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/back-to-the-roots-kool-herc-at-5pointz-celebrating-the-40th-anniversary-of-hiphop Date: August 11, 2013

Stay tuned for more details on this unique fusion of graffiti art and music as SummerStage travels to famed graffiti Mecca, 5POINTZ for a day celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop.

DJ Kool Herc is considered 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.

5POINTZ Aerosol Art Center, Inc., considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” is an outdoor art exhibition space in Long Island City, New York. Aerosol artists (also known as writers) from around the world paint colorful pieces on the walls of this 200,000 square foot factory building. Initially viewed as a marriage of New York City’s five boroughs, today the 5POINTZ reputation spans five continents uniting aerosol artists / writers in Queens. Celebrating 10 years in 2012, 5POINTZ continues to grow featuring over 1000 pieces each year. The founder and gallery curator is graffiti veteran Jonathan Cohen, best known by his signature tag, “Meres One.”

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 5Pointz

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2013-08-11 2013-08-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7447, -73.9453 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[“Hotter Than July” A Soul Train Tribute to Stevie Wonder Featuring: DJ Spinna and special guests / Screening: “Hotter Than July” In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/hotter-than-july-a-soul-train-tribute-to-stevie-wonder-featuring-dj-spinna-and-special-guests-screening-hotter-than-july-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/hotter-than-july-a-soul-train-tribute-to-stevie-wonder-featuring-dj-spinna-and-special-guests-screening-hotter-than-july-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation Date: August 11, 2013

Fifty years ago, the legendary Stevie Wonder released his first single “Fingertips”, which topped the Billboard Pop Singles and R&B charts and launched his career. In celebration of this seminal release, SummerStage and ImageNation present an evening dedicated to one of Wonder's historic music moments, his Soul Train performance. In this legendary episode of Soul Train, Wonder reinvents the Soul Train theme song. Taking from his inspiration, presenting partner Injoy Enterprises has guest-curated performances by a team of talented musicians and singers who will put their own personal spins on Wonder's hit songs. “Hotter Than July” A Soul Train Tribute to Stevie Wonder will feature: Mika, Gloria Ryann, Asa Lovechild, Darien, Mike Hammond, Chris Robb, and Vivian Sessoms, all backed by the funk band Jesse Fischer & Soul Cycle with DJ Spinna.

DJ Spinna is an extraordinary deejay, producer, re-mixer, and music historian possessing a remarkable mix of musical abilities. He went on to become a cornerstone of Hip-Hop's golden era providing the musical canvas for lyrical giants like Eminem, Mos Def and Talib Kweli. A producer of timeless classics and collaborator with Hip-Hop legends like Brand Nubian, Masta Ace, Guru, and The Jungle Brothers, he also built a reputation as a crucial re-mixer reworking major label hits for the likes of De La Soul, Mary J. Blige, George Michael and a hard-driving soulful remix of Michael Jackson’s “We're Almost There.” A protégé of Stevie Wonder, audiences will often find him travelling and performing with the artist.

“Hotter Than July” is a rare BBC documentary that examines Stevie Wonder's musical insight and preparation for his 1980-1981 USA tour. Infused with personal interviews, backstage antics and an appearance at the Washington Rally to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr and more, this film gives intimate insight into one of music's most celebrated stars.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d5ac0e5c0e.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Little Club Heads]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/little-club-heads http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/little-club-heads Date: August 12, 2013

Imagine having the greatest time on the dance floor, you feel like a superstar, the DJ is spinning your favorite songs, the room is full, and you’re with your best friends—your family. Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “family time” by providing a dance party experience for children aged 12 months to 10 years old and their parents. At our events, parents can socialize with each other while children have an opportunity to mingle, dance, and stay fit. After over 100 events and entertaining thousands of guests over the past 4 years, Little Club Heads is excited to bring it's high energy party to Summer Stage Kids. Little Club Heads DJ Nubby and Bubby will be spinning all the latest dance records and performing some original dance songs from the Little Club Heads Kids Album "Dance Beats For Kids."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park near Basketball Courts (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.81, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d54c63ea35.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Robbi K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/robbi-k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/robbi-k Date: August 12, 2013

Robbi K & Friends bring a level of excitement to music, through Jazz improvisation, to delight audiences with an unexpected presentation of favorite and original songs. Supported by an amazing band of versatile, smart and gifted musicians, her personable demeanor is the essence of the show. Her "joie-de-vivre" and voice give her many opportunities to perform in many locations and languages to a variety of people, all who love to sing, dance and participate in the joyfulness of jazz.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/bryant-park-piano Date: August 12, 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 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Toni Braxton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-toni-braxton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-toni-braxton Date: August 12, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. Enjoy a whole evening of the 6 Grammy Award, 7 American Music Award, and 9 Billboard Music Award-winner, Toni Braxton.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Janice Buckner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/janice-buckner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/janice-buckner Date: August 13, 2013

A one hour song and puppetry celebration for families!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4b94b7142.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Robbi K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/robbi-k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/robbi-k Date: August 13, 2013

Robbi K & Friends bring a level of excitement to music, through Jazz improvisation, to delight audiences with an unexpected presentation of favorite and original songs. Supported by an amazing band of versatile, smart and gifted musicians, her personable demeanor is the essence of the show. Her "joie-de-vivre" and voice give her many opportunities to perform in many locations and languages to a variety of people, all who love to sing, dance and participate in the joyfulness of jazz.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Dirty Sock Funtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/dirty-sock-funtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/dirty-sock-funtime-band Date: August 13, 2013

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a wild, technicolor musical adventure where anything can happen! “Beloved by millions of families for their high-energy music videos on the NICK JR. CHANNEL'S JACK'S BIG MUSIC SHOW" (Thrifty Nifty Mommy), they can also be seen in CHUCK E. CHEESE venues across the country (and even in an episode of WORKAHOLICS in 2012). The Dirty Socks have become a favorite that are sure to "inspire dancing in the aisles — by children and parents alike" (New York Family). Their 2010 album SOCK-A-DELIC was highly praised as "high-energy music for your kids that you will love too" (A Nation of Moms) and the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND SHOW DVD was called "a well-paced, charming and visually appealing program for all eyes – young and old, cynical and innocent" (OutWithTheKids). 2013's release THE DIRTY SOCK COME CLEAN is eagerly awaited by fans around the world who have seen the band play on TV and live from New York City to Chicago to L.A. to US Navy bases in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Dirty Socks will be touring their new album this Spring and Summer. You can also check them out at Kids Creative, their rock n roll peace education nonprofit for NYC kids.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8866, -73.8979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912a364d9cf.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-piano Date: August 13, 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 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Toby Love in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/toby-love-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/toby-love-in-association-with-la-mega Date: August 13, 2013

Toby Love is well known as one of the pioneers of modern Bachata music and a member of the legendary urban Bachata group, Aventura. Six years after the formation of Aventura, Toby Love embarked upon a solo career and hasn’t looked back since. With solo hits such as “Tengo un Amor,” “Amores Como el Tuyo” and “Llorar Lloviendo,” Love’s take on urban Bachata incorporates harmonizing techniques with inspirations from R&B’s Boyz II Men and traditional styles from artists like Anthony Santos but he has synthesized his own unique spin on Bachata and Merengue pop. His newest album, La Voz de La Juventud contains the hit single, “Casi Casi” featuring Timmy Star, his son and the newest inspiration to his musical repertoire.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Bridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.843, -73.9342 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d5b534913b.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 13, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Little Club Heads]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/little-club-heads http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/little-club-heads Date: August 14, 2013

Imagine having the greatest time on the dance floor, you feel like a superstar, the DJ is spinning your favorite songs, the room is full, and you’re with your best friends—your family. Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “family time” by providing a dance party experience for children aged 12 months to 10 years old and their parents. At our events, parents can socialize with each other while children have an opportunity to mingle, dance, and stay fit. After over 100 events and entertaining thousands of guests over the past 4 years, Little Club Heads is excited to bring it's high energy party to Summer Stage Kids. Little Club Heads DJ Nubby and Bubby will be spinning all the latest dance records and performing some original dance songs from the Little Club Heads Kids Album "Dance Beats For Kids."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d54c63ea35.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Dirty Sock Funtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/dirty-sock-funtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/dirty-sock-funtime-band Date: August 14, 2013

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a wild, technicolor musical adventure where anything can happen! “Beloved by millions of families for their high-energy music videos on the NICK JR. CHANNEL'S JACK'S BIG MUSIC SHOW" (Thrifty Nifty Mommy), they can also be seen in CHUCK E. CHEESE venues across the country (and even in an episode of WORKAHOLICS in 2012). The Dirty Socks have become a favorite that are sure to "inspire dancing in the aisles — by children and parents alike" (New York Family). Their 2010 album SOCK-A-DELIC was highly praised as "high-energy music for your kids that you will love too" (A Nation of Moms) and the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND SHOW DVD was called "a well-paced, charming and visually appealing program for all eyes – young and old, cynical and innocent" (OutWithTheKids). 2013's release THE DIRTY SOCK COME CLEAN is eagerly awaited by fans around the world who have seen the band play on TV and live from New York City to Chicago to L.A. to US Navy bases in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Dirty Socks will be touring their new album this Spring and Summer. You can also check them out at Kids Creative, their rock n roll peace education nonprofit for NYC kids.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912a364d9cf.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Uptown Dance Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/uptown-dance-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/uptown-dance-academy Date: August 14, 2013

The Uptown Dance Company is comprised of students from Uptown Dance Academy that have been accepted into professional jobs and schools such as LaGuardia High School, the Lion King, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name a few. UDC won the McDonald's Gospelfest in 2009 and has been featured on the front page of the NY Times, and the Daily News.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ciccarone Park

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X102 Ciccarone Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8559, -73.8867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519133af12d49.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-piano Date: August 14, 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 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Andy Andy in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/andy-andy-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/andy-andy-in-association-with-la-mega Date: August 14, 2013

Dominican singer Andy Andy has emerged as one of a handful of musicians on the cutting edge of the Bachata craze, beginning with his debut album, Aqui Conmigo. Infused with traditional Dominican folk music and contemporary Bachata, Andy juxtaposes new and old sounds to reach a wide audience. With his sophomore album, Necesito un Amor, he was nominated for the Latin GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album. Andy Andy has topped the Billboard’s Top Tropical Albums charts with Ironia, which featured his staple sounds – guitar and percussion driven, mid-tempo rhythms and his mellifluous vocals that bring it all together. Its hit single, “Que Ironia” was multi-formatted as a ballad and in Bachata and Reggaeton styles. His success continued with the album Tu Me Haces Falta with his latest, Placer y Castiga peaking in the top 20 on the Billboard’s Tropical Album chart.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Bridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.843, -73.9342 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d5cea50c94.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: The Gleaners and I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: August 14, 2013

Considered “the grandmother of the New Wave” in France, Agnès Varda melds literary and documentary conventions with the politics of feminism and compassion, and a whimsical touch that is all her own. The Gleaners and I, inspired in part by the Jean-François Millet painting, uses the subject of gleaning (the act of gathering leftovers) to create a warm and witty discourse on, among other things, the nature of consumerist society and the role of creativity in survival.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food that includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. 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 7:00 p.m. and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., 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.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d474930d770.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 14, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: August 15, 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 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b095d44ab8.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Dirty Sock Funtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/dirty-sock-funtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/dirty-sock-funtime-band Date: August 15, 2013

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a wild, technicolor musical adventure where anything can happen! “Beloved by millions of families for their high-energy music videos on the NICK JR. CHANNEL'S JACK'S BIG MUSIC SHOW" (Thrifty Nifty Mommy), they can also be seen in CHUCK E. CHEESE venues across the country (and even in an episode of WORKAHOLICS in 2012). The Dirty Socks have become a favorite that are sure to "inspire dancing in the aisles — by children and parents alike" (New York Family). Their 2010 album SOCK-A-DELIC was highly praised as "high-energy music for your kids that you will love too" (A Nation of Moms) and the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND SHOW DVD was called "a well-paced, charming and visually appealing program for all eyes – young and old, cynical and innocent" (OutWithTheKids). 2013's release THE DIRTY SOCK COME CLEAN is eagerly awaited by fans around the world who have seen the band play on TV and live from New York City to Chicago to L.A. to US Navy bases in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Dirty Socks will be touring their new album this Spring and Summer. You can also check them out at Kids Creative, their rock n roll peace education nonprofit for NYC kids.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912a364d9cf.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 15, 2013

One of the last black string bands in the U.S., The Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style of All American Music - Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock + Roll and Country. Inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music using Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo, Washboard, percussion, bones and vocals.

Norris Bennett, Banjo-Mountain Dulcimer-Guitar-Vocals
Henrique "Rique" Prince, Fiddler Violinist
William Salter, Acoustic Bass & Vocals
Newman Taylor Baker, Washboard Player & All Around Percussionist
Gloria Thomas Gassaway, Vocalist & Bones

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912b9fe8fd8.png Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Dance Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/uptown-dance-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/uptown-dance-academy Date: August 15, 2013

The Uptown Dance Company is comprised of students from Uptown Dance Academy that have been accepted into professional jobs and schools such as LaGuardia High School, the Lion King, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name a few. UDC won the McDonald's Gospelfest in 2009 and has been featured on the front page of the NY Times, and the Daily News.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519133af12d49.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 15, 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 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-piano Date: August 15, 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 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: August 15, 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 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bachata Heightz in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bachata-heightz-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bachata-heightz-in-association-with-la-mega Date: August 15, 2013

Born and raised in Washington Heights, Jerry Garcia, Jonathan Garcia, Jeffrey Cruz, Aneudy Hernandez and Diego Capellan formed Bachata Heightz to explore their musical interests while staying off the streets. The group was inspired by the tropical music of their Dominican roots as well as Hip-Hop and R&B. Combining these varying sounds, Bachata Heightz highlights their Latin heritage yet incorporates modern beats. As one of the first pioneers of this unique sound, they showcased it on their recording debut with Hector Acosta on “Me Puedo Matar,” which reached the top five on the Billboard Latin Tropical chart. Soon after, they released their inaugural full-length album, The First featuring the singles “Te Busco” and “No Sabes Del Amor,” becoming one of most influential groups in the Latin music scene.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Bridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.843, -73.9342 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series: Huey Lewis and the News]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-huey-lewis-and-the-news http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-huey-lewis-and-the-news Date: August 15, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. Huey Lewis and the News, on their 30th anniversary tour, make a stop in Brooklyn to perform songs from their album, Sports. Bring your own chairs as there are a limited number of rental chairs.

*Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-sounds Date: August 15, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Christel Rice and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-sounds-christel-rice-and-friends-irish-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-sounds-christel-rice-and-friends-irish-music Date: August 15, 2013

Come join us for a free night of live Irish music. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5916

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Waterfront Concert Series: The Lightyears]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/2013-waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/2013-waterfront-concert-series Date: August 15, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with The Lightyears.


Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 15, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 16, 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 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Griots in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/griots-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/griots-in-concert Date: August 16, 2013

A “Griot”, or traditional drummer & story teller, is the person who guards the history & culture of a people & is accountable for passing down the oral tradition throughout the generations. “Griots In Concert” continues this tradition by employing an inspirational & motivating performance of stories, music & song from Africa, the Caribbean & America. Because of the traditional history of the Griot, a wide range of topics are addressed, such as self-esteem, ecology, & cultural appreciation. The result is a an educational and entertaining presentation suitable for all ages.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street. (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8642, -73.8951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d49096f922.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Dance Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/uptown-dance-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/uptown-dance-academy Date: August 16, 2013

The Uptown Dance Company is comprised of students from Uptown Dance Academy that have been accepted into professional jobs and schools such as LaGuardia High School, the Lion King, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name a few. UDC won the McDonald's Gospelfest in 2009 and has been featured on the front page of the NY Times, and the Daily News.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519133af12d49.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-piano Date: August 16, 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 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 16, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Dance: The Francesca Harper Project and World Jazz Master Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/francesca-harper-project-master-class-by-cecilia-marta http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/francesca-harper-project-master-class-by-cecilia-marta Date: August 16, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Cecilia Marta
8:00 PM – Performances

Francesca Harper blends original choreography, dance, music and film to create groundbreaking works that are category-defying. Harper has performed in several Broadway productions including: Fosse, The Producers, The Frogs, and The Color Purple. The Oakland Tribune says “Harper, who has the physique of a modern goddess, had the audience on the edge of its seats.” She has choreographed works for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Tanz Graz, and her own company The Francesca Harper Project, which aspires to create a unique style – classical dance forms, deconstructed and fused with cutting-edge text, music, and film. The content of the pieces are rooted in her most fundamental themes: creation, imperfection, love, humanity, race, sexuality, politics, and identity. The Francesca Harper Project embraces and celebrates the spirit of diversity and individuality.

Conceived, choreographed and directed by Francesca Harper, Modo Fusion: Art Prototype is an hour-long exploration through the world of beauty pageants, using a surreal blend of original dance, music, film and narration.

Master Class: Come join Cecilia Marta in discovering the richness of World Jazz and embody it's instinctual rhythms and sensual organic flow.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d5f7792b00.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Irish Night Featuring Andy Cooney]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/irish-night-featuring-andy-cooney http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/irish-night-featuring-andy-cooney Date: August 16, 2013

Enjoy live music with Andy Cooney and his world-famous Irish band performing favorite Irish tunes and much more.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Chuck Braman Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band Date: August 16, 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 August 16, the Chuck Braman Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-08-16 2013-08-16 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 16, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 Date: August 17, 2013

Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! We'll provide kite-making materials for children and live musical entertainment by Batala NYC and Renaissance EMS to aid your celebration of simple fun throughout the day as well as a special fitness class by PopFitKids at 2:00 p.m. and samples of goodies from Cabot Cheese and FlyNY sponsor Tribe Hummus.

Thank you to our 2013 FlyNY sponsor Tribe Hummus.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515474a5b2b08.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/sweet-spot-festival Date: August 17, 2013

The Sweet Spot Festival is a series of family oriented events held around Harlem featuring music, fun activities, food and more. DJ Herbert Holler gets you dancing with disco and other classics along with guest performances. Children will enjoy participating in the various activities and workshops while you check out the vintage markets.

Dates:

  • June 16
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14 at Pier 1
  • September 22

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 12:00 pm 40.8263, -73.9412 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz at the Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/jazz-at-the-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/jazz-at-the-mansion Date: August 17, 2013

Join us on the front lawn of the mansion for our annual jazz concert presented in partnership with Marjorie Elliot and Parlor Entertainment. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks because you’ll want to stay for the full day of great jazz music!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52054abd91097.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Speak: A Multi-media Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/speak-featuring-live-music-by-marla-mase-and-toms-doncker-book-lyrics-by-marla-mase-choreography-by-adrienne-hurd-directed-by-sara-berg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/speak-featuring-live-music-by-marla-mase-and-toms-doncker-book-lyrics-by-marla-mase-choreography-by-adrienne-hurd-directed-by-sara-berg Date: August 17, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Craig Smith
8:00 PM – Performance

“Speak” is a multi-media concert and dance piece inspired by the songs of artist Marla Mase's acclaimed album, . Combining live music, spoken word, dance and visual imagery, choreographer Adrienne Hurd melds contemporary and modern dance forms in this one of a kind show. Through Hurd's powerful portrayal of a woman's confinement, sexuality, body image, trauma, oppression and freedom, she celebrates the raw reality of the human condition as expressed through the eyes, bodies, and voices of women. Through the expressive movements of a troupe of seven dancers, each of whom has a distinct voice and tale in the mini-stories, the dancers will explore the archetypes that make up the idea of what it means to be a modern woman.

The music, co-written by Marla Mase and Tomás Doncker is an integral part of “Speak” and features elements of Rock-n-Roll with World Beat, Punk, Funk, Electronica, Reggae and Soul and will be performed live at each performance with both Mase and The Tomás Doncker Band.

Masterclass: Join music industry choreographer and fitness veteran, Craig Smith, for this high energy, fun, dance fusion class. This class will highlight various dance & cultural music styles.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d61946aae3.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Concert: Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, DJ sets by Mano Built by meanred]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/twin-shadow-autre-ne-veut-elliphant-dj-sets-by-million-dollar-mano-built-by-meanred http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/twin-shadow-autre-ne-veut-elliphant-dj-sets-by-million-dollar-mano-built-by-meanred Date: August 17, 2013

Twin Shadow is the musical child of Dominican-born George Lewis Jr. The alternative pop style of music that Lewis writes, sings, and produces has been on the rise since the inception of Twin Shadow in 2010. His most recent album, Confess was released in 2012 and it once again found Lewis Jr. doing what he does best; fashioning a soundtrack which sounds refreshingly and distinctly modern. The album was met with much critical acclaim and debuted at # 54 on “The Billboard Top 200.” Live, his shows are considered a high energy experience not to be missed.

Arthur Ashin, better known as Autre Ne Veut is the first of two children and the only son of American ex-patriots living in rural Kenya. He’s struggled with minor bouts of depression throughout his life, but a year of intensive psychoanalysis helped him to realize that anxiety was at the crux of his problems. Anxiety is the full-length 2013 follow up to Autre Ne Veut’s 2010 self-titled debut which had Pitchfork saying "every song on his self-titled debut is a marvel, each in its own way." The album is in some sense Ashin closing a chapter on his adolescence through song-form depictions of his own relationship struggles and ecstasies. There are club bangers on Anxiety, for sure; but when experienced as a whole, there is an unfolding sense of confession to this Pop/R&B gem.

Chicago DJ native, Million Dollar Mano is a an artist/producer with an ability to seamlessly blend a mix of Hip-Hop, Electro, Alternative and Indie Rock music. With a wide and versatile collection of music, Mano has mass appeal and the skill to liven up any crowd and elevate any song. Mano’s DJ background transcends the local party scene. He currently serves as Kanye West’s personal DJ and has toured and spun for artists by the likes of Travis McCoy and MIA.

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 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5192470fb99e2.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 17, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-17 2013-08-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 18, 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 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz at the Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/jazz-at-the-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/jazz-at-the-mansion Date: August 18, 2013

Join us on the front lawn of the mansion for our annual jazz concert presented in partnership with Marjorie Elliot and Parlor Entertainment. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks because you’ll want to stay for the full day of great jazz music!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52054abd91097.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Comedy Central Live: The Dark Lords of Comedy with Mike Lawrence, Jared Logan, Dan St. Germain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/comedy-central-in-the-park-the-dark-lords-of-comedy-featuring-mike-lawrence-jared-logan-and-dan-st-germain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/comedy-central-in-the-park-the-dark-lords-of-comedy-featuring-mike-lawrence-jared-logan-and-dan-st-germain Date: August 18, 2013

Mike Lawrence is a New York City based comedian who has been featured as a stand-up on TBS' Conan, Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, Paul Provenza's Setlist “John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show“ and will debut his first half-hour stand-up special, “Mike Lawrence: The Half Hour” this summer on COMEDY CENTRAL. When he's not working in NYC's best clubs or headlining on the road he can be seen featuring for the likes of John Oliver, Marc Maron and Tom Papa, who shortly thereafter hired Lawrence as a writer for his pilot. He was one of the "New Faces" at the 2010 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and was back with JFL in 2012 doing their Festivals in both Chicago and Montreal, and recording for HBO Canada's Funny as Hell.

Jared Logan got his start in Chicago and recently relocated to New York City. Logan has appeared on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Live at Gotham,” “John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show,” “Mash Up” and will debut his first half-hour stand-up special “Jared Logan: The Half Hour” this summer COMEDY CENTRAL. Currently, Logan appears weekly on VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” He took home the award for Best Comedian at the Chicago Comedy Awards and won the Comedy Idol Competition in Detroit.

Dan St. Germain is a regular on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and has performed stand-up on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He’s also appeared on “John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show,” “The Electric Company,” “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast and as a “New Face” at The Montreal Comedy Festival. He’s the creator and star of the web series “Kicking Dan Out” featured on My Damn Channel and has his own podcast called “My Dumb Friends” co-hosted by friend and lover Sean Donnelly. St. Germain will debut his first stand-up special “Dan St. Germain: The Half Hour” this summer on COMEDY CENTRAL. His album “Bad at The Good Times” comes out on A Special Thing Records this year.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176b847945d8.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 19, 2013

One of the last black string bands in the U.S., The Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style of All American Music - Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock + Roll and Country. Inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music using Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo, Washboard, percussion, bones and vocals.

Norris Bennett, Banjo-Mountain Dulcimer-Guitar-Vocals
Henrique "Rique" Prince, Fiddler Violinist
William Salter, Acoustic Bass & Vocals
Newman Taylor Baker, Washboard Player & All Around Percussionist
Gloria Thomas Gassaway, Vocalist & Bones

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Slattery Playground

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X085 Slattery Playground 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8573, -73.8985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912b9fe8fd8.png Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/the-ohmies Date: August 19, 2013

The Ohmies: Super Silly Sassy Frassy So Much Fun Together Concert is a highly interACTIVE story in which the audience sings, stretches, laughs and dances along to original music with their new BFFs: Bella Butterfly, Carlin Caterpillar, Daisy Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper and Sylvio Snake. Get your kids moving and let their imaginations run wild as they sing along to original music, hop like a grasshopper, slither like a snake and fly like a butterfly!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park near Basketball Courts (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.81, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[International Contemporary Circus Festival: Race Horse Company: “Petit Mal”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal Date: August 19, 2013

Race Horse Company was born in 2008 out of an artistic need to create an uncompromising, personal and completely new kind of contemporary circus. Race Horse Company's rough-and-ready performances are based on aesthetics of chaos, humor and surprise. The company approaches circus without questioning, leaving philosophy and thinking to the spectators. Their newest production, “Petit Mal”, is built around the idea of black humor and collisions. The traditional form, poetry and soft movement of contemporary circus are challenged through randomness and dream-like logic. The Daily Echo has defined it as “contemporary circus,[where] the performers fuse break-dancing, Hip-Hop, Chinese pole, acrobatics and martial arts creating a visual feast for the eyes that [leave] you open-mouthed in amazement.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazzmobile with Winard Harper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/jazzmobile-with-winard-harper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/jazzmobile-with-winard-harper Date: August 19, 2013

Join us for a performance by renowned jazz drummer, Winard Harper, and the Winard Harper Sextet.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Gladys Knight and the O'Jays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-gladys-knight-and-the-ojays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-gladys-knight-and-the-ojays Date: August 19, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight and the O'Jays keep the groove going strong for an evening of R&B and soul.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 19, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 20, 2013

One of the last black string bands in the U.S., The Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style of All American Music - Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock + Roll and Country. Inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music using Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo, Washboard, percussion, bones and vocals.

Norris Bennett, Banjo-Mountain Dulcimer-Guitar-Vocals
Henrique "Rique" Prince, Fiddler Violinist
William Salter, Acoustic Bass & Vocals
Newman Taylor Baker, Washboard Player & All Around Percussionist
Gloria Thomas Gassaway, Vocalist & Bones

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912b9fe8fd8.png Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ohmies Date: August 20, 2013

The Ohmies: Super Silly Sassy Frassy So Much Fun Together Concert is a highly interACTIVE story in which the audience sings, stretches, laughs and dances along to original music with their new BFFs: Bella Butterfly, Carlin Caterpillar, Daisy Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper and Sylvio Snake. Get your kids moving and let their imaginations run wild as they sing along to original music, hop like a grasshopper, slither like a snake and fly like a butterfly!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8866, -73.8979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[International Contemporary Circus Festival: Race Horse Company: "Petit Mal"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal Date: August 20, 2013

Race Horse Company was born in 2008 out of an artistic need to create an uncompromising, personal and completely new kind of contemporary circus. Race Horse Company's rough-and-ready performances are based on aesthetics of chaos, humor and surprise. The company approaches circus without questioning, leaving philosophy and thinking to the spectators. Their newest production, “Petit Mal”, is built around the idea of black humor and collisions. The traditional form, poetry and soft movement of contemporary circus are challenged through randomness and dream-like logic. The Daily Echo has defined it as “contemporary circus,[where] the performers fuse break-dancing, Hip-Hop, Chinese pole, acrobatics and martial arts creating a visual feast for the eyes that [leave] you open-mouthed in amazement.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Concert: Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bobby-mcferrin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bobby-mcferrin Date: August 20, 2013

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time Grammy winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world's finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, spirityouall, is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit “Don't Worry, Be Happy,” his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and

the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances. The spirityouall project embraces Bobby McFerrin's folk, rock, and blues influences without abandoning his fearless improvisational approach or his never-ending exploration of the human voice. He moves seamlessly between lyrics and wordless lines, trading phrases with his band, inviting the audience to sing along. Bobby loves to sing this music, and it shows: spirityouall raises the roof with joyful grooves.

Bobby McFerrin, Vocals

Gil Goldstein: Piano, Electric Piano, Accordion, Arranger

David Mansfield, Violin, Mandolin, National Resonator Guitar, and Lap Steel

Armand Hirsch, Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Jeff Carney, Acoustic Bass

Louis Cato, Drums, Guitar, Bass Ukelele, Vocals

with special guest: Madison McFerrin, Vocals

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 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d67888bc26.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 20, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies Date: August 21, 2013

The Ohmies: Super Silly Sassy Frassy So Much Fun Together Concert is a highly interACTIVE story in which the audience sings, stretches, laughs and dances along to original music with their new BFFs: Bella Butterfly, Carlin Caterpillar, Daisy Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper and Sylvio Snake. Get your kids moving and let their imaginations run wild as they sing along to original music, hop like a grasshopper, slither like a snake and fly like a butterfly!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: The Edge of Heaven]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: August 21, 2013

The Edge of Heaven, a drama from a German-born, Turkish-descended filmmaker, explores the lives of six characters, including two young women: a Kurdish political activist wanted by the German authorities and Lotte, a naïve German student who becoming sexually entangled with her. Fassbinder muse Hanna Schygulla plays Lotte’s suspicious mother in this tale from a new Europe – one in which national boundaries are disappearing as quickly as traditional sexual norms.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food that includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. 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 7:00 p.m. and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., 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.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d474dbebef4.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center Date: August 21, 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.

Program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
Quartet in D major for Flute, Violin, Viola & Cello, K. 285, (1778)

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Rondo: Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Serenade in D major for Flute, Violin, & Viola, Opus 25, (1801)

  • Entrata. Allegro
  • Tempo ordinario d'un minuetto
  • Molto allegro
  • Andante con variazioni
  • Allegro, scherzando e vivace
  • Adagio
  • Allegro, vivace e disinvolto – Presto

Intermission

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)
Quintet in A major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola & Cello, B. 155, Opus 81, (1887)

  • Allegro ma non tanto
  • Dumka. Andante con moto
  • Scherzo (Furiant). Molto vivace
  • Finale. Allegro

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series Presents An Evening with Chicago]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-chicago http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-chicago Date: August 21, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. Spend an evening with one of the most successful rock bands, Chicago. Bring your own chairs as there are a limited number of rental chairs.

*Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:30 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 21, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-piano Date: August 22, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: August 22, 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 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/summer-sounds Date: August 22, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 22, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 23, 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 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-piano Date: August 23, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 23, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: World Premiere of “Bird is the Word” by Jimmy Heath, performed by Jimmy Heath Big Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-world-premier-of-bird-is-the-word-by-jimmy-heath-performed-by-jimmy-heath-big-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-world-premier-of-bird-is-the-word-by-jimmy-heath-performed-by-jimmy-heath-big-band Date: August 23, 2013

This exceptional night celebrates Charlie Parker's historic compositions and will feature a newly updated version of the 2004 commissioned work, “Bird is The Word” performed by jazz legend, Jimmy Heath and the Jimmy Heath Big Band in addition to Heath's special arrangements of Parker's classic works.

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant saxophonist, magnificent composer and arranger. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the past fifty years, including Charlie Parker himself, Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wynton Marsalis. Heath has written more than 125 compositions, many of which have become jazz standards. During his career, he has performed on more than 100 recordings, including the most recent live big band CD “Togetherness” Live at the Blue Note on Jazz Legacy Productions. In 2003, Heath was the recipient of the NEA Jazz Master Award.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d69b14e1a1.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Max Gallico & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends Date: August 23, 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. Max Gallico & Friends performs on August 2nd and August 23rd.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 23, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Afropunk Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/afropunk-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/afropunk-festival Date: August 24, 2013

The annual Afropunk Fest is back for another weekend of live music, vibrant art, and good vibes.This year’s musical line-up includes New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, NYC’s Mykki Blanco, and festival veteran Saul Williams as well as blues-infused up-and-comers Vintage Trouble from Los Angeles and The Heavy from the UK, and hardcore punk band Trash Talk from Sacramento and Brooklyn’s own metal prodigies Unlocking the Truth and Battle of the Bands winners Meatloaf Muzik.

Along with the music will be more than 26 of New York City’s best food trucks, a skate park, and a custom bike show hosted by Brooklyn Rhapsody. ??

For a full line-up and information on VIP tickets, visit the Afropunk Festival website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Garrett / Cécile McLorin Salvant/ Kim Thompson / Jaleel Shaw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-kenny-garrett-ccile-mclorin-salvant-kim-thompson-jaleel-shaw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-kenny-garrett-ccile-mclorin-salvant-kim-thompson-jaleel-shaw Date: August 24, 2013

Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. Garrett’s latest album, Seeds From The Underground, is truly an homage to those who have inspired and influenced him, both personally and musically. This album is a powerful return for Garrett to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett’s extraordinary abilities. The Boston Globe raved of Garret’s work saying he has a “generous, enthusiastic playing style that makes him a concert favorite, he has become a quintessential jazz musician who will take on any challenge, and make the result sound good.” Among many other awards, Garret is currently nominated for 2 GRAMMY Awards as well as an NAACP Image Award.

Cecile McLorin Salvant’s unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions have helped her win the coveted Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the Jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French, her native language as well as in Spanish. Stephen Holden of The New York Times describes Cecile’s voice and personality: “Ms. Salvant has it all: perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deep connection to lyrics.” For the 2nd consecutive year, Salvant is the voice for the Chanel’s “Chance” ad campaign. Salvant's official debut, WomanChild, will be released in the U.S. on May 31, 2013.

World-renowned drummer Kim Thompson has taught and performed in over 33 countries, in addition to playing locally in many New York City's most prestigious jazz clubs. With many music credits to her name, including being a part of Beyoncé’s all female band; Thompson has become the CEO of her own music production company, KT Music Productions. Thompson has also collaborated with Mike Stern in the album, Who Let The Cats Out?, which was nominated for a 2006 GRAMMY Award. In 2010, Thompson released her debut album, Like Clockwork, which features 33 songs written and produced by the drummer herself.

Alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw has quickly risen to become one of the premiere Jazz musicians today. The New York Times says Mr.Shaw’s music showcases his “stout, self-assured alto saxophone playing and his smartly conceived original compositions, without the taint of commercial pressure.” In 2005, Shaw joined world renowned drummer Roy Haynes' Quartet and recorded the GRAMMY Nominated CD, Whereas, with the group. In 2008, Jaleel was nominated as one of the Up and Coming Jazz Musicians of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association. Shaw has also received two ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, and in March, 2013, Shaw released his newest album, The Soundtrack of Things to Come.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d6a8507cba.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser1 Date: August 24, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Afropunk Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/afropunk-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/afropunk-festival Date: August 25, 2013

The annual Afropunk Fest is back for another weekend of live music, vibrant art, and good vibes.This year’s musical line-up includes New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, NYC’s Mykki Blanco, and festival veteran Saul Williams as well as blues-infused up-and-comers Vintage Trouble from Los Angeles and The Heavy from the UK, and hardcore punk band Trash Talk from Sacramento and Brooklyn’s own metal prodigies Unlocking the Truth and Battle of the Bands winners Meatloaf Muzik.

Along with the music will be more than 26 of New York City’s best food trucks, a skate park, and a custom bike show hosted by Brooklyn Rhapsody. ??

For a full line-up and information on VIP tickets, visit the Afropunk Festival website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 25, 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 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Lee Konitz Quartet/ Sheila Jordan / Christian Scott / Aaron Diehl Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-lee-konitz-quartet-sheila-jordan-christian-scott-warren-wolf http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-lee-konitz-quartet-sheila-jordan-christian-scott-warren-wolf Date: August 25, 2013

Alto Saxophonist Lee Konitz has enjoyed one of the most creative and prolific careers in modern jazz. While remaining on the cutting edge of improvisation, Konitz has had the opportunity to lead several groups that has included the “who’s who” of the jazz world. As a band leader, he has recorded dozens of albums over his storied career while also collaborating with famed jazz musicians on countless albums. The New York Times declares Konitz “is able to erase context and preconceptions, and more or less blow your mind.” Konitz was awarded the NEA Jazz Master Award in 2009, voted “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by Downbeat Magazine's “Critics Poll” in 2010, and will also be recognized with the Germany Jazz Price Award in 2013. At a young 85 years old, Konitz is still selling out concerts all around the world as he continues showcase his unique, rhythmic style.

Sheila Jordan, an American singer and songwriter, has been a student of Jazz her whole life and has become one of the most respected musicians around. Jordan’s first great influence and mentor was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Jazz Times describes Jordan as “a one-of-a-kind artist who possesses the power to captivate audiences, inviting all to join her on a magical mystery tour of jazz history.” In 2012, Jordan accepted the NEA Jazz Masters Award, which was given to her because of her lifelong commitment to Jazz and its teachings. Jordan has received several other honors, including the 2008 Mary Lou Williams Award for a Lifetime of Service to Jazz. In 2012, she released her latest album, Yesterdays, which blends imaginative music making and deeply felt, richly emotional story telling.

At a young age, trumpeter Christian Scott launched a music career that has positioned him as one of the great innovators of his generation. In 2006, Scott released Rewind That, which was a mixture of modern Jazz, Rock and R&B and garnered both criticism and praise – but ultimately a GRAMMY nomination. Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, Scott’s 2010 release, reflects the legacy of some of his musical heroes of the 1960s, and at the same time wields the music as a tool to address some of the very important issues of contemporary culture. Scott’s most recent album, Christian aTunde Adjuah, was released in 2012 and allmusic says it “creates a seamless, holistic 21st century jazz that confidently points toward new harmonic horizons.”


Aaron Diehl is the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianists Association. Hailed by The New York Times as a “Revelation,” and the Chicago Tribune as “The most promising discovery that [Wynton] Marsalis has made since Eric Reed,” Aaron Diehl’s distinctive interpretations of the music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, and other masters pays homage to the tradition while establishing his own original voice. Diehl has performed with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Wessell Anderson, Loren Schoenberg, and has been featured on Marian McPartland’s NPR radio show Piano Jazz. His latest trio CD is entitled Live at the Players.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176ba68419cc.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA["Wild Style 30th Anniversary Celebration" in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation: Live Performances and Appearances By: Lee / Lady Pink / Busy Bee / Patti Astor / Fab 5 Freddy / Grand Wizard Theodore / Cold Crush Bros / Fantastic 5 / Lisa Lee /]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/wild-style-30th-anniversary-celebration-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/wild-style-30th-anniversary-celebration-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation Date: August 26, 2013

Join SummerStage for a special 30th anniversary screening of the classic Hip-Hop film, “Wild Style” at the East River.

For those craving the true roots of Rap, “Wild Style” captured the hard core South Bronx scene at its births. This 1983 film stars a pantheon of Hip-Hop pioneers, including: DJ Grand Master Flash, Grand Master Caz and The Cold Crush Brothers, and The Rock Steady Crew. “Wild Style” also showcases the works of legendary subway artists, Lee Quinones and Sandra Pink Fabara and follows the outlaw artists through the train yards to the clubs where Hip-Hop music and B-Boy culture were born. Phelim O'Neill of The Guardian says, “Nothing else comes close to capturing the atmosphere of the early days of Hip-Hop and spray can art.”

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier hosted by Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/pete-rock-vs-dj-premier-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/pete-rock-vs-dj-premier-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge Date: August 27, 2013

SummerStage celebrates the acclaimed Hip-Hop brand, Lyricist Lounge. A respected part of Hip-Hop music and culture, Lyricist Lounge has hosted hundreds of live showcases featuring the best up and coming talent while acting as a career platform for many of today’s superstars. Lyricist Lounge hosts a night featuring two legendary DJs battling it out for turntable supremacy.

Christopher Edward Martin, better known by his stage name DJ Premier (also known as Preem, Premo, or Primo for short) is a producer and DJ and is the instrumental half of Hip-Hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru. DJ Premier recognized as one of Hip-Hop’s most important track masters his style is aggressive and raw. About.com ranked him #1 on their “Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers” list and Rolling Stone identified DJ Premier as arguably “Hip-Hop’s greatest producer of all time.” DJ Premier’s production has appeared on many of Hip-Hop’s most important records: Nas’ Illmatic, the Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die, Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt and numerous others.

Pete Rock, also known as Soul Brother #1 and The Chocolate Boy Wunda, is a producer, DJ and rapper and is one half of the critically acclaimed group, Pete Rock & CL Smooth. He has arguably pioneered the fusing of Jazz, Funk and Soul into Hip-Hop as well as laid down the blueprint for beautiful soulful productions in Hip-Hop. About.com ranked him #3 on their “Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers” list. Pete Rock’s production has appeared on many of Hip-Hop’s most important records: Heavy D’s Peaceful Journey, Nas’ Illmatic, and Kanye West/Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne to name a few.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Dahdoo Ensemble - Middle Eastern Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/summer-sounds-dahdoo-ensemble-middle-eastern http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/summer-sounds-dahdoo-ensemble-middle-eastern Date: August 27, 2013

Come join us for a free night of Middle Eastern music! All ages are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5916

Location: Noonan Playground (in L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground)

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Q044 L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7411, -73.9225 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-piano Date: August 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mac DeMarco built by meanred]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/mac-demarco-built-by-meanred http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/mac-demarco-built-by-meanred Date: August 28, 2013

Mac Demarco, a 21-year old Canadian, released his debut album, Rock and Roll Night Club (RNRNC), just a short while ago in the spring of 2012. This album was accompanied by a barrage of bizarrely funny promo videos, wildly unhinged live performances and a not-so-subtle disparate range of promo photos. More recently, Demarco released his second album, 2. As opposed to RNRNC, 2 is a concerted effort to produce a cohesive work that showcases Mac’s natural ability as a songwriter, singer and producer. Pitchfork reviewed 2 saying how Demarco “writes about life-- both the heavy moments and the mundane ones-- with economy and newfound grace.” Demarco appreciates the work he does and it’s obvious he is presenting himself musically in the most sincere way possible, no matter what happens in his wild videos or live shows.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d6dc54ad17.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-piano Date: August 29, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: August 29, 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 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Larry Harlow and The Latin Legends Band / DJ set by DJ Lucho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/larry-harlow-and-the-latin-legends-band-dj-set-by-dj-lucho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/larry-harlow-and-the-latin-legends-band-dj-set-by-dj-lucho Date: August 29, 2013

With over 40 years in the music industry, Larry Harlow has made significant contributions to Afro-Cuban music, taking instruments and rhythms and infusing them with his personal musical style. At the famed Latin music label, Fania Records, he became one of the leading Latin music producers in the world, producing over 300 CDs and garnering several GRAMMY nominations.

With his group, Larry Harlow and The Latin Legends Band, they have spread the infectious rhythm of Latin music to audiences around the world. The group has a famed, “thick sound” composed of high pitches from the horn section mingled with the fast, steady beats of a variety of percussions, the harmonic voice of a piano and the vocals of four or five musicians. Larry Harlow and The Latin Legends moves audiences with their music, especially “when the energy builds, the riffs, the singing, the solos, the percussion all lock in…moving at different times but for the same purpose,” according to The New York Times.

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d6e146725d.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/summer-sounds Date: August 29, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Jacob Teichroew Group Performs Combo Jazz & Klezmer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/summer-sounds-jacob-teichroew-group-combo-jazz-klezmer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/summer-sounds-jacob-teichroew-group-combo-jazz-klezmer Date: August 29, 2013

Enjoy the summer sounds of Klezmer music! All ages are welcome.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5916

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73, -73.8851 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 30, 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 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-piano Date: August 30, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 30, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/01/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/01/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: September 1, 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 2013-09-01 2013-09-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-02 2013-09-02 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/03/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/03/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-03 2013-09-03 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/04/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/04/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-04 2013-09-04 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/05/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/05/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-05 2013-09-05 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/06/bryant-park-piano Date: September 6, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-06 2013-09-06 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/09/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-09 2013-09-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/10/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-10 2013-09-10 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/11/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-11 2013-09-11 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/12/bryant-park-piano Date: September 12, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-12 2013-09-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/13/bryant-park-piano Date: September 13, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-13 2013-09-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/16/bryant-park-piano Date: September 16, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-16 2013-09-16 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/17/bryant-park-piano Date: September 17, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-17 2013-09-17 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-piano Date: September 18, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/19/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-19 2013-09-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-20 2013-09-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Martha Redbone Roots Project and Pesky J. Nixon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/mad-sq-music-martha-redbone-roots-project-pesky-j-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/mad-sq-music-martha-redbone-roots-project-pesky-j-nixon Date: September 21, 2013

Martha Redbone Roots Project will perform at 4:00 p.m., and Pesky J. Nixon will open at 3:00 p.m.

Time Out New York says, “Martha Redbone is a charismatic indie-soul diva whose sound is a just-right mix of retro and modern.” Redbone’s music flows equally from her father’s North Carolina gospel legacy, proudly on display in her unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with soul and funk on her previous recordings, to her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her. Over five years of dedication into the roots project formed the revision of the artist’s complex American heritage, as loving messages to her child heir to these roots, and a balm for audiences hungering for truth and higher meaning in these turbulent days. The Garden Of LoveThe Songs of William Blake is not the debut album of singer/songwriter/producer/artist Martha Redbone, yet it embodies a sonic rebirth and fuller flowering of her own rootsy ethos.

Pesky J. Nixon, an acoustic group full of rich harmonies, banters and grace with roots in the Boston area, takes their name from favorite Red Sox players, Johnny Pesky and Trot Nixon. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation. Jay Moberg of Boston's WUMB says of the group, "These guys represent what I love about music...great playing, thoughtful lyrics, and musicians who actually enjoy playing together!"

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-21 2013-09-21 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/sweet-spot-festival Date: September 22, 2013

he Sweet Spot Festival is a series of family oriented events held around Harlem featuring music, fun activities, food and more. DJ Herbert Holler gets you dancing with disco and other classics along with guest performances. Children will enjoy participating in the various activities and workshops while you check out the vintage markets.

Dates:

  • June 16
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14 at Pier 1
  • September 22

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 12:00 pm 40.8263, -73.9412 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Philharmonic Presents Strings and Slam Poets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/brooklyn-philharmonic-presents-strings-and-slam-poets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/22/brooklyn-philharmonic-presents-strings-and-slam-poets Date: September 22, 2013

Twenty-year-old poet and Bed-Stuy native Ishmael Islam was named the New York Youth Poet Laureate in 2012, and now he teams up with members of the Brooklyn Phil to take the spoken word tradition into the 21st Century.

This multi-faceted concert intertwines selections from Islam’s debut collection, Meet at Greene, with contemporary chamber music for strings by Mark Mellits, Don Byron, and Randall Woolf.

Presented in conjunction with the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Events.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-22 2013-09-22 6:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/23/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/23/bryant-park-piano Date: September 23, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-23 2013-09-23 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/24/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-24 2013-09-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-piano Date: September 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.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Luke Winslow-King & His Band | Brother Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/mad-sq-music-luke-winslowking-his-band-brother-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/28/mad-sq-music-luke-winslowking-his-band-brother-sun Date: September 28, 2013

Luke Winslow-King & His Band performs at 4:00 p.m., Brother Sun at 3:00 p.m.

Luke Winslow-King is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow-King’s work consists of an eclectic mix, taking in delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime, and rock and roll; juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era. Originally from Cadillac, Michigan, Luke Winslow-King moved to New Orleans by chance in 2001. During a decade in New Orleans he honed his sound and earned respect as leader among the young traditionalists and collaborated with a revered list of local musicians, including: John Boutte, “Washboard” Chaz Leary, and Paul Sanchez. In 2010, Winslow-King formed a four-piece made up of singer/washboard-player Esther Rose, bassist Cassidy Holden, trumpet/piano/bass-drummer Ben Polcer. "They’re one of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today." --American Songwriter.

National touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters. But Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. From three major points on the map – Chicago, Boston, and New York – Joe, Greg, and Pat celebrate the amazing power of singing together, their rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano. "The real breakout artists [at Falcon Ridge] this year had to be Brother Sun…who've come together to form a trio that's all about harmony - in their music and in their lives. Their joyful music making earned them a standing ovation in their main stage set." -John Platt, WFUV.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-28 2013-09-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: The Black Lillies and Carrie Elkin & Her Greats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/mad-sq-music-the-black-lillies-carrie-elkin-her-greats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/05/mad-sq-music-the-black-lillies-carrie-elkin-her-greats Date: October 5, 2013

Carrie Elkin & Her Greats will open at 3:00 p.m., and the Black Lillies will be on at 4:00 p.m.

The Black Lillies

The Black Lillies front man Cruz Contreras and band, composed of harmony vocalist Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards, and drummer Bowman Townsend, bring Contreras’s strength into American instrumental virtuosity. With a new album, Runaway Freeway Blues, The Black Lillies have come a long way, and when they were not playing their 200-odd gigs throughout the year, they were in Wild Chorus Studio in their hometown of Knoxville, Tenn., working with Scott Minor of Sparklehorse to craft a beautiful ode to restless spirits and rambling hearts. Rooted in the mud-rutted switchbacks of Appalachia, Runaway Freeway Blues is the sound of a band that’s become something of a phenomenon across the country. It’s breakneck, brazen and beautiful. It’s the sound of a band that’s rooted in East Tennessee but more at home piled into a van stacked with gear, windows down and aimed toward the next gig.

Carrie Elkin & Her Greats

With her Red House Records debut release, Call It My Garden, Carrie Elkin has emerged as one of the defining new voices in the world of Texas singer-songwriters, celebrated by Texas Music Magazine as one of their artists of the year. The voice, the stories, the images, the grace and infectious enthusiasm, it's a complete package. But it's the power of her live performances that really have been creating an incredible buzz around this young artist. Maverick Magazine said it best, after a recent festival performance: "I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That's the gospel truth. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature." She's an artist full of contrast and contradiction. With a voice that's somehow both gritty and pristine, the Austin Chronicle calls it "an earthy combination of strength and compassion . . . reminiscent of the winsome beauty created by a young Nanci Griffith," while Bob Harris of the BBC throws in comparisons to Patty Griffin and Iris DeMent, and calls her voice "spellbinding from the opening track."

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-10-05 2013-10-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.741, -73.9883 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/mjm-culture-and-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/10/12/mjm-culture-and-arts-festival Date: October 12, 2013

The Morris-Jumel Mansion will host the third annual Culture and Arts Festival (MJM CAFé), featuring the vibrant music, artistry, crafts and cuisine that make Washington Heights and the neighboring communities of Harlem, Inwood, and the Bronx so diverse and dynamic. The air will be filled with music, performers, and artists who will share their talents with all who attend and restaurants will have tasty treats to sell. The MJM CAFé is an exciting experience that delights the senses and stirs the soul. Come and enjoy the talents of performers and artists including Underworld Productions Opera, Singer/Reenactor Rich Bala, Storyteller Bobby Gonzalez, Organic Magnetics, and Diaspora Now. Restaurants and food vendors will include Tea by Tiffany, Chef Rafael Palomino, Sassy Sweets and others to be announced soon! Morris-Jumel Mansion would like to thank our sponsors: City of New York Parks and Recreation, Historic House Trust, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance and Whole Foods.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-10-12 2013-10-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52054db317f17.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem Presents: Spring Jam in Tompkins Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/playdiem-tour-2014-season-premier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/playdiem-tour-2014-season-premier Date: May 2, 2014

Join Play-diem for the first free show of the 2014 Play-diem Tour!

Come celebrate spring with a jam session. Acts will include a tribute to Fillmore East's glory days from 1969-1971, and electrifying sets from John Brodeur, Sofus, and The Wholes.

Reserve tickets in advance for access to reserved front-row seating and free entry into our classic record raffle.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536198e4f3413.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center presents Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center Date: May 4, 2014

Irish Arts Center returns with its 13th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f334a04933.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: May 6, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Global Dance Party at Brooklyn Bridge Park with Balkan Beat Box / DJ Joro Boro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/celebrate-brooklyn-global-dance-party-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-balkan-beat-box-dj-joro-boro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/celebrate-brooklyn-global-dance-party-at-brooklyn-bridge-park-balkan-beat-box-dj-joro-boro Date: May 8, 2014

Since 2005, Balkan Beat Box has been pumping out a kinetic kaleidoscope of Mediterranean-meets-electronic music and shows no signs of stopping their boisterous party. Fueled in part by people’s protest movements across the globe—from the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, to Israel’s own massive social protests—their music captures the cautious hope and re-energized spirit of our time. Also hailing from the Balkans, "crunk charlatan" DJ Joro-Boro will bring his unique beats—described as etnoteck, glitch-folk and post-national bass—to the turntable at the top of the night. Get there early for a belly dancing lesson (Dance of Venus) that will surely shake up your mid-section.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5356e9a73690b.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: May 10, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/13/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: May 13, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-13 2014-05-13 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Play-diem Tour: Holding Down The Fort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/holding-down-the-fort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/holding-down-the-fort Date: May 17, 2014

Join Play-diem for the second free music and arts festival of the 2014 Play-diem Tour!

Celebrate the diversity of New York City and the Fort Greene neighborhood with an eclectic musical jam filled with rock, soul, hip-hop, spoken word, and more.

Free advance tickets available! We can't wait to see you there!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6918, -73.9755 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53713de76ad79.png Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: 11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza Date: May 18, 2014

Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, a Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Everyone welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f54b3e3b7f.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dessoff Choirs in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dessoff-folksongs-and-sprituals-choral-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/dessoff-folksongs-and-sprituals-choral-concert Date: May 18, 2014

The Dessoff Choirs, one of New York’s oldest singing ensembles, celebrates spring with a lively concert of folksongs, madrigals, and spirituals.
Drawing on the European tradition, Dessoff sings five English folksongs set by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who travelled the British Isles collecting these tunes, and crystallized them for all time in his lyrical style. The group celebrates America’s own musical past with arrangements of moving, powerful, and joyful African-American spirituals arranged by giants in the field, from William Dawson to Moses Hogan. To honor the rich diversity of northern Manhattan, the program also includes a group of Latin American pieces, combining exciting rhythms and beautiful melodies.
The stunning setting for this FREE concert will be Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River. Enter Fort Tryon Park through the Southern entrance at Margaret Corbin Circle and walk west and down hill through the Heather Garden to the Billings Lawn.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Concerts & Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-concerts-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-concerts-fireworks Date: May 18, 2014

To celebrate the anniversaries of the World's Fairs, we'll be hosting musical performances and fireworks at the Unisphere. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. a Sounds of the 60s concert will transport you back to the swinging sixties. Afterwards, the Queens Symphony Orchestra will perform a composition originally written for the 1964 World's Fair. Fireworks will start at 8:15 p.m.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 5:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb6b03f8bd.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/20/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: May 20, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-20 2014-05-20 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: May 25, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f492619f71.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Funky Voices Choir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/funky-voices-choir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/funky-voices-choir Date: May 26, 2014

One of the largest modern choirs in the United Kingdom, Funky Voices is a community choir comprised completely of amateurs. After gaining a global following, they will make their American debut in Washington Square Park on May 26th!

Since their founding in 2007, they have served as supporting vocalists for international recording artists Blake, were the featured choir last year for the world famous Regent Street Christmas Lights ceremony in London and have preformed at Euro-Disney's Christmas Choral Celebration. Most recently, you may have followed their success on Britain's Got Talent!

Come welcome our friends from across the pond for an evening of beautiful music.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: May 27, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Yesterday & Today A Tribute to the Music of the Beatles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/concert-in-the-park-yesterday-today-a-tribute-to-the-music-of-the-beatles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/concert-in-the-park-yesterday-today-a-tribute-to-the-music-of-the-beatles Date: June 1, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Council Member Paul Vallone and the Poppenhusen Institute

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 5:00 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/01/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 1, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-01 2014-06-01 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 3, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ty Dolla $ign]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/summerstage-ty-dolla-ign http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/summerstage-ty-dolla-ign Date: June 3, 2014

Welcome to the omnivorous world of the South Central-raised star born, Tyrone Griffin. Ty has been creating music since he was a three-year old writing lyrics and playing a keyboard. Since then, he’s taught himself how to play the drums, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, the violin, the piano, and the Wurlitzer organ. His inspirations go way deeper than just R&B. Ella Fitzgerald, 2Pac, Prince, Michael Jackson and Nirvana are as important to his conception of sound as Mint Condition and Brian McKnight. So is contemporary electronic music. If anything, Ty Dolla $ign might be heir to DJ Quik’s title of America’s most complete artist. This is why he’s collaborated with everyone from top 40 perennials like Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown, to West Coast hood stars like Y.G. and Joe Moses. And in the immediate future, Beach House 2 is adding a sundeck, Jacuzzi, and more bad chicks to the cabana.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6717, -74.0063 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53557c9864747.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[State Farm Neighborhood Sessions Presents Jennifer Lopez Live in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/state-farm-neighborhood-sessions-presents-jennifer-lopez-live-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/state-farm-neighborhood-sessions-presents-jennifer-lopez-live-in-concert Date: June 4, 2014

Please note: Free tickets are no longer available.

This summer, State Farm launches State Farm Neighborhood Sessions with the Bronx’s own Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a. Jenny from the Block, who will perform for the first time ever in her hometown borough!

The new music program, which celebrates the power of good neighbors, kicks off with a live concert on Orchard Beach, including games, concessions, and more throughout the park.

State Farm Neighborhood Sessions will work to support vital local causes, with the inaugural June 4th Session highlighting Jennifer Lopez’s own Lopez Family Foundation, the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Teach for America, LISC and other Bronx-based community organizations.

Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. for a 90-minute performance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.863, -73.7943 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Opening Night with Janelle Monae]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-janelle-monae http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-janelle-monae Date: June 4, 2014

Celebrate Brooklyn! kicks off its 36th season in intergalactic style with a free concert for the ages by soul/R&B/funk sensation Janelle Monae.

Monáe has declared herself over the course of two EPs and two critically acclaimed concept albums as the most original pop voice of her generation, at once futuristic, retro, and totally of the moment. Protégé of Big Boi, signed to Bad Boy, and the founder of her own Wondaland Art Society, she is an unstoppable creative force.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 8:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Year With Frog & Toad]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad Date: June 5, 2014

A live performance about four seasons of friendship and life lessons.

Performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.701, -73.8426 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Demi Lovato]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/gma-summer-concert-demi-lovato http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/gma-summer-concert-demi-lovato Date: June 6, 2014

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

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Play-diem Tour: Tompkins Square Soiree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/2014-playdiem-tour-tompkins-square-soiree2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/2014-playdiem-tour-tompkins-square-soiree2 Date: June 6, 2014

Join Play-diem on Friday, June 6, for the third free show of the 2014 Play-diem Tour! We'll be celebrating the end of spring with a very special soiree from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Performances at this high-class affair will include Carte Blanche transforming the park into a pre-war Parisian sidewalk with their international jazz stylings; Play-diem's de facto house band, Ukulelien, at their absolute fanciest; and the cabaret sounds of emerging artists Jacob Mondry and Camille Trzcinski.
Reserve tickets in advance for access to front-row seating & free entry into our classic jazz record raffle. Any questions - please contact the Play-diem team at info@play-diem.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538618f3f0f67.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents The Soul Rebels/Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen/Lost Bayou]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-soul-rebelsjon-cleary-the-absolute-monster-gentlemenlost-bayou http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-soul-rebelsjon-cleary-the-absolute-monster-gentlemenlost-bayou Date: June 7, 2014

A rousing triple bill that celebrates the many sounds of Louisiana. New Orleans’ The Soul Rebels, have been called “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong." (Village Voice) Strong words, but well deserved by this powerhouse eight-piece ensemble, cooked up by its founders Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc to play the radio hits they loved in the classic brass band tradition they grew up on.

Jon Cleary is another Crescent City dreamer made good. The UK-born pianist has been living in and soaking up the musical legacy of NoLa for decades, and his current band is a mainstay at Jazz Fest and legendary venues like Tipitina’s and the Maple Leaf Bar. “Cleary can be an absolute monster on his own,” writes David Fricke of Rolling Stone, “but Cleary’s full combo R&B is as broad, deep and roiling as the Mississippi river, the combined swinging product of local keyboard tradition, Cleary’s vocal-songwriting flair for moody Seventies soul and the spunky-meters roll of his Gentlemen.”

Rounding it out are the incredible Lost Bayou Ramblers, from Lafayette, bringing a modern edge to traditional Cajun music. Their blazing brand of foot-stomping zydeco landed them an opening spot on this spring’s Arcade Fire tour.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Sessions The Music of Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/concert-in-the-park-sessions-the-music-of-motown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/concert-in-the-park-sessions-the-music-of-motown Date: June 8, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Council Member I. Daneek Miller

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 5:00 pm 40.6931, -73.7788 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/08/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 8, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-08 2014-06-08 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Father Goose]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/mad-sq-kids-father-goose http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/mad-sq-kids-father-goose Date: June 10, 2014

Kicking off our 2014 Mad. Sq. Kids summer concert series is Father Goose! Come and join the King of the Dance Party from the Grammy Award winning group, Dan Zanes and Friends. They’re bringing an energy packed performance of old favorites as well as hit songs from his new album, Bashment Time. Come and experience a fun-filled musical morning full singing and dancing for all ages with Father Goose and his amazing band!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361113eb2e21.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/10/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 10, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-10 2014-06-10 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Sisqó]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/summerstage-sisqo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/11/summerstage-sisqo Date: June 11, 2014

“In the music business, perhaps the most dreamed about position that fans and musicians alike fantasize over is being the lead singer in a group. Sisqó, long time front man of the multi-platinum group Dru Hill and a Grammy nominated solo artist whose talent is so extraordinary, he towers as the perfect example of a true quadruple threat, excelling as a first class singer, dancer, songwriter, and actor. As the voice behind a vast list of classics such as “Tell Me”, “Incomplete”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, and the earth shattering smash single “The Thong Song”, for which he caused an international mania of epic proportions, are just some of the hit records that have secured Sisqo’s place in music history. A true talent of the highest kind, Sisqo is as passionate about acting as he is about singing, most evident in his long list of television and film roles to include “Sisqo’s Shakedown” (MTV); “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (ABC); and the immensely popular “Show Dogs” starring Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. Admired by several fellow superstar artists, Sisqo' has written for and recorded with industry heavyweights Mya, DMX, and Lil’ Kim. Sisqo' won an astonishing six Billboard awards in 2000 including Male Artist of the Year. While still only in his early thirties, Sisqo' is nearly a 20-year music veteran who thus far has had a career that many of the brightest and most successful singers of today can only dream of.”

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 2014-06-11 2014-06-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6627, -73.9133 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d65f98c7a5.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Josh & the Jamtones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/mad-sq-kids-josh-the-jamtones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/mad-sq-kids-josh-the-jamtones Date: June 12, 2014

Josh & the Jamtones are an all-ages interactive dance party band from Boston, Massachusetts. The Jamtones authentic roots/ska/reggae and feel-good pop have become standards in mini-vans and music players around the country. Their new record Bear Hunt was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim and features long-standing singles “Swing Low” and “Snow Day,” which have charted a combined 20 weeks on Sirius XM Radio.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536113e550ab7.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Spanish Harlem Hop Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams Date: June 12, 2014

Rane in association with Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop presents 2014 tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams.

Come jam along with different DJs each week.

This week: Come enjoy sounds from Bobbito and Wildstyle + Mell Starr.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents The Music of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-music-of-ornette-coleman-featuring-denardo-coleman-vibe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-music-of-ornette-coleman-featuring-denardo-coleman-vibe Date: June 12, 2014

The pioneering saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman “expanded the jazz idiom more than anyone except perhaps Louis Armstrong,” (All About Jazz) but his influence reaches far beyond jazz. His son Denardo Coleman, an outstanding drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10, convenes a deep and surprising lineup of special guests for a long-overdue exploration and celebration of Ornette’s music and spirit, with his own band at the core.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Paramore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/gma-summer-concert-paramore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/gma-summer-concert-paramore Date: June 13, 2014

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

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: June 14, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jesse Jams Sing Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/jesse-jams-sing-along http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/jesse-jams-sing-along Date: June 14, 2014

Jam along with Jesse and her guitar to an eclectic mix of children's music, original songs and fun, popular music from a wide variety of genres. This upbeat show is sure to get guests on their feet dancing and singing!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jesse Jams Sing Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/jesse-jams-sing-along1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/jesse-jams-sing-along1 Date: June 14, 2014

Jam along with Jesse and her guitar to an eclectic mix of children's music, original songs and fun, popular music from a wide variety of genres. This upbeat show is sure to get guests on their feet dancing and singing!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Ozomatli's Ozokids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-ozomatlis-ozokids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-ozomatlis-ozokids Date: June 14, 2014

The Grammy-winning, TED-Talking, fiercely politically, and devotedly multi-cultural L.A. party band Ozomatli, known for its “effortless mashup of musical styles,” (NPR Music) set its sights on the littlest revelers a few years ago with the album OzoKids. They’re here for our annual homage to the trailblazing children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, a Brooklyn native who was the first to populate his distinctly urban stories with young people of color.

Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound / La Mecanica Popular / Little Louie Vega (Elements of Life/Masters at Work)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summerstage-roberto-roena-y-su-apollo-sound-la-mecanica-popular-little-louie-vega-elements-of-lifemasters-at-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summerstage-roberto-roena-y-su-apollo-sound-la-mecanica-popular-little-louie-vega-elements-of-lifemasters-at-work Date: June 14, 2014

Roberto Roena is a salsa music percussionist, orchestra leader, and dancer. Roena was one of the original members of El Gran Combo, and he later became the leader of his own band, "Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound," arguably one of the best Latin salsa bands in Puerto Rico. Roena has also been a long-time member of the Fania All Stars, the showcase group for the Fania Records label, which has enjoyed worldwide success since the 1970s. Complementing the musicality of his salsa group was always the showmanship inherent in Roberto Roena. Dying his hair in new colors, playing percussion in his underwear “flying” around the stage of New York City's Madison Square Garden were some of the tricks that he used to stand out among the other groups in vogue. Roberto always considered variety as the key to success, leading him to include in his musical repertoire everything from go-go to the romantic, the same in English as in Spanish. Given Roena has been performing for nearly 55 years with his orchestra, he's obviously doing something very right.

A meeting of musicians from Perú, the United States and Colombia – only possible in New York – gave birth to La Mecánica Popular in 2011. Led by native Peruvian Efraín Rozas, the band has a unique sound, steeped in the salsa dura of the 1970′s, but moves along in a trippy way with experimental synths and Peruvian chicha style guitars, without ever loosing clave. Their self-titled debut was produced by Xuxi Lazzaro (producer of Rita Indiana, and Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra), and has been praised by critics around the world. They have been called "one of the top 3 live Latin acts in the U.S.," by Latin-Pop star Juanes. La Mecánica Popular is one of the most exciting bands in the new wave of future-rooted Latin American music, combining effortlessly avant-garde and psychedelic sounds with a tight and syncopated Salsa flavor.

A godfather of global dance music, “Little” Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 4-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the current musical landscape through his unique taste and put his own timeless spin on it. Breaking down musical barriers and bringing people together through a love of music has always been Vega’s aim; after more than 20 years in the game his contributions continue to positively influence the global house and world music. Listen closely as the best has yet to come from Louie Vega!

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d9364c671c.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The 2014 Scandinavian Music Festival at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/the-2014-scandinavian-music-festival-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/the-2014-scandinavian-music-festival-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 15, 2014

Join us for a festival unlike any other you have seen. The Scandanavian Music Festival will have you wanting to see more, which is why they will be here for two more Sundays!

On June 15th, the Scandia Brass Quintet will perform songs such as Sonata for Brass, Majakkasaari (Lighthouse Island), and will perform the five National Anthems from the Scandinavian Countries.

On June 22nd, the Scandia String Quartet will be performing songs, such as String Quartet in G minor, Waltz Medley, a song specific to Fort Tryon, entitled Summer in Fort Tryon Park, and others.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539711361b60a.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 15, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Audra Rox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/mad-sq-kids-audra-rox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/mad-sq-kids-audra-rox Date: June 17, 2014

Audra Rox, crowned by Time Out NY Kids as the “Queen of the NY Kids Rock Scene”, has been crafting catchy, smart, rock music for cool kids since 1999.

She has played the Mad. Sq. Kids summer concert series every year since its inception and is excited to be invited back this year! Her bestselling debut album I Can Do It By Myself is now a must-have classic, and her latest album Too Much Fun is available for download on CD Baby.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115401b97d.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 17, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: Harmonica & Harp with Festival Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/washington-square-music-festival-harmonica-harp-with-festival-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/washington-square-music-festival-harmonica-harp-with-festival-orchestra Date: June 17, 2014

In three concerts in June and August, Washington Square Music Festival offers its 56th season of free music and song. Organized under the auspices of Washington Square Association Inc. The first concert will take place Tuesday, June 17, 8 pm.

Harmonica & Harp with Festival Orchestra will feature:

  • Soloist: Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica (called “the Paganini of the harmonica" by The Los Angeles Times);
  • Lutz Rath, conductor and the Washington Square Music Festival Orchestra performing Heitor Villa Lobos’ Concerto for Harmonica, Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto for strings and harp from his Fifth Symphony.
  • Also works by Peter von Winter and JP Saxe, grandson of cellist János Starker, performing his own compositions.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Rabbit Days and Dumplings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/mad-sq-kids-rabbit-days-and-dumplings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/mad-sq-kids-rabbit-days-and-dumplings Date: June 19, 2014

Elena Moon Park and Friends: Rabbit Days and Dumplings is a celebration of folk and children’s music from all over East Asia, reinterpreted to mix various musical traditions, languages, styles, and stories.

These tunes range from northern Japanese sea shanties to Tibetan jump rope rhymes, joyous Korean harvest sing-alongs, and Taiwanese train songs. Elena Moon Park, who also plays the fiddle, trumpet, and mandolin for the Grammy Award-winning family music group, Dan Zanes and Friends, leads a fun and adventurous group of musicians for this cross-cultural musical fiesta!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361166c42fef.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Spanish Harlem Hop Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams Date: June 19, 2014

Rane in association with Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop presents 2014 tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams.

Come jam along with different DJs each week.

This week: Enjoy sounds from Bobbito, Wildstyle and Mell Starr.

No filming.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Jennifer Lopez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/gma-summer-concert-jennifer-lopez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/gma-summer-concert-jennifer-lopez Date: June 20, 2014

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

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Amos Lee/Lake Street Dive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-amos-leelake-street-dive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-amos-leelake-street-dive Date: June 20, 2014

The Philly-born singer-songwriter AMOS LEE, a “gentle genius” (Billboard) of R&B and country-inflected folk, hit his stride with last year’s Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song. His fifth release on Blue Note, it’s a record that “brims with introspection about life and love.” (Entertainment Weekly) Lee has often been compared to John Prine, Bill Withers, and Norah Jones, and much has been made of his one-time job teaching second grade. For all his made-for-mainstream-success backstory, TV placements, and relentlessly appealing voice (one NY Times critic designated it “light amber, mildly sweet, a touch of grain”), Lee has forged a career as a songwriter of great integrity and authenticity.

LAKE STREET DIVE, once of Boston and now of Brooklyn, are a captivating indie-pop-swing foursome whose knockout lead singer Rachel Price “has the soulful howl of a young Etta James.” (Daily News) The band, all graduates of the New England Conservatory of Music, has been together since 2005, but broke through seemingly overnight with a viral video of them covering the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” on a Boston street corner in 2013. Millions of views later, they have made the rounds of late night television from Colbert to Letterman and sold out a succession of increasingly bigger venues in a remarkable run of success that will eventually lead them who knows where but includes a stop along the way right here, on this one perfect night in June, in Brooklyn, under the stars.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/greenthumb-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/greenthumb-summer-festival Date: June 21, 2014

GreenThumb invites you to join our community gardeners and partners for the 2014 GreenThumb Summer Festival! Enjoy live music and dance, gardening workshops, children's activities, food demonstrations and much more. Come meet GreenThumb’s many partner organizations and learn about the resources we offer to help New Yorkers grow successful urban gardens. This festival is a celebration to recognize GreenThumb community volunteer gardeners throughout New York City.

Live entertainment includes the Equinox Steel Drum Group, St. Mary's Dance Team, Santos and the Romantics Plus 4 Salsa Orchestra, Faber's Angels Dance Group, Michelle Marie Jazz Trio and Stan's Pepper Steppers Double Dutch.

Workshops

Bird House Building Workshop
By Luis Easuizaca and Harold Paynter, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Children of all ages come to the Children Zone and learn how to build a birdhouse with pre-cut wood and basic tools for your garden birds.

Straw Bale Gardening for Small Spaces, School Gardens and Patios
By Christopher Benhorst, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Straw bales are an ideal vehicle for growing in small spaces, an alternative for traditional raised beds and so much more. Plant summer vegetables and tomatoes, greens in the spring and fall. Completely biodegradable, after a season or two they break down into compost. Come learn how to prep and plant your straw bale garden. Community Gardeners can sign up at this workshop to receive free bales at the end of the festival!

Canning Workshop
By Classie Parker, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Enjoy the bounty of the growing season and learn to preserve your harvest! Join Classie Parker as she demonstrates how to preserve your harvest all year long.

School Food's Garden to Cafe Demo
By George Edwards and Peter Forte, 1:15pm to 2:15pm
The Garden to Cafe Program plans to demonstrate several salad vinaigrette recipes we use in the program as a way to show people that good, tasty, healthy food isn't that complicated to make. We plan to use produce available at most local farmers markets and have audience members join us in the preparation.

Window Gardening
By Lillian Reyes, 1:45pm to 2:45pm
Learn how urban gardeners can make the most out of every inch of available space by using window boxes and containers to grow edibles or ornamentals. Topics include creating the right design, finding the best soil mixture, year-round maintenance, and tips for planting. Community Gardeners are elidgible to win a raffle prize at the end of the workshop.

You are what You EAT!
By Harlem Seeds, 2:15pm to 3:15pm
We will create a dish as we have a discussion about food. Together we will explore our relationship with food and how we support one another to think about what we put into our bodies.

Special thanks to our partners Whole Foods, Heritage Roses, Utz Pretzels, Cabot Cheese, Urban Garden Center, Bohemia Realty Group, Duggal Visual Solutions and Jamba Juice.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Iona Scottish Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-columbus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-columbus1 Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Iona Scottish Session
A noontime concert performance of traditional and contemporary Celtic music, and a special performance of an award winning musical.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park),Skate Park (in Astoria Park)

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M010, Q004 Central Park, Astoria Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7764, -73.9246 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Andrea, BTDMusic nad maddanmusic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-andrea-btdmusic-nad-maddanmusic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-andrea-btdmusic-nad-maddanmusic Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Lineup

Andrea - 12:00 p.m.

Singer songwriter in a jazz / pop idiom.

BTDMusic - 1:00 p.m.

Hip Hop duo from Harlem. Raised with a southern sound.

maddanmusic - 2:00 p.m.

Multi-keyboardist, live performance artist. There's no door that can't be opened with an open heart.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Black and Gold Marching Elite]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-black-and-gold-marching-elite http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-black-and-gold-marching-elite Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Black and Gold Marching Elite
Black and Gold Marching Elite is a marching band based in Bed-stuy Brooklyn.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brevoort Playground

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B258 Brevoort Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.6805, -73.9227 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Dave Ruder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-dave-ruder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-dave-ruder Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Dave Ruder
Woodwind mayhem influenced by rock, chamber music and free improvisation.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music NY: Back In the Day Bronx Stories & Songs at Poe Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/back-in-the-day-bronx-stories-songs-at-poe-park-make-music-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/back-in-the-day-bronx-stories-songs-at-poe-park-make-music-ny Date: June 21, 2014

Make Music NY with the Five Boro Story Project & Poe Park Visitor Center will bring together notable Bronx historians, writers, singers, and rappers to present Bronx anthems and true stories, "Back in the Day at Poe Park: A Bronx Storytelling and Music Festival".

Produced by the Five Boro Story Project, this event will occur on the summer solstice as part of Make Music New York, an annual public music extravaganza.

Starting with the story of when Edgar Allan Poe came to the Bronx in 1846, moving to true tales of Poe Park’s epic concerts in the 50’s and dance battles in the 80’s, to a reading of a romantic rendezvous in Poe’s cottage, to an incredible true account from a former caretaker of the cottage, “Back in the Day” will take you on a journey through the Bronx from Edgar Allan Poe's day to our day.

Stories will be interspersed with musical performances, including a musical rendition of Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee” and songs about the Bronx from local hip hop and R&B artists. The program will conclude with an open forum inviting people in the audience to come to the mic and share stories, memories, music, and reflections on the Bronx.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 684-5101

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Grant's Tomb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-grants-tomb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-grants-tomb Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Grant's Tomb
Grant's Tomb is a 10 piece band with a horn section that plays music from all genres.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bowling Green

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M007 Bowling Green 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.705, -74.0137 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents John Longhitano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-john-longhitano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-john-longhitano Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

John Longhitano
Solo artist and graduate of Berklee College of Music performs original music from his newly released album "Good Guy Gets the Girl".

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Abe Lebewohl Park

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M188 Abe Lebewohl Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:45 pm 2:30 pm 40.7301, -73.9871 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Paul Tabachneck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-paul-tabachneck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-paul-tabachneck Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Paul Tabachneck
Folk Pop from Harlem's most available singer-songwriter!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.8528, -73.9381 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents SOS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-sos http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-sos Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

SOS
SOS and Friends are excited to play Astoria Skate Park for Make Music New York 2014! Featuring performances by Omissionary, Dead by Choice, Sweet Magma, Desolate and Lardhard

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Skate Park (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7764, -73.9246 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Working Class Hussys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-columbus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-columbus Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Working Class Hussys
Working Class Hussys is an all-original, 8-piece indie-rock band with a slight southern influence.

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Abe Lebewohl Park

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M188 Abe Lebewohl Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 2:45 pm 3:45 pm 40.7301, -73.9871 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Brooklyn Family Day: Barolosolo Cirkus Company in association with Institute Francais and Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy Date: June 21, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Brooklyn Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops of circus arts, face painting and more!\

A kiosk in a village square. What could be more ordinary? Join France's Barolosolo Cirkus Company for an anything but ordinary New York premier of ile O, and watch as this intrepid team creates a delightful mash-up of modern physical theater around their kiosk-pool moving from comic to absurd in a universe filled with aquatic poetry and music. Presented in association with SummerStage Kids presented by Disney.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535054156a579.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Picnic and Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-picnic-and-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-picnic-and-concert Date: June 21, 2014

Join the Friends of Morningside Park for our annual summer solstice picnic and concert in the park. Musical guests include Kwame Binea and his band. Bring your own picnic and chairs or blanket.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Topical Solution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-topical-solution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-topical-solution Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Topical Solution
Acoustic/electric guitar duo with voice playing originals and covers of classic rock and blues pieces.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9975 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson and Make Music New York present The French Horn Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-and-make-music-new-york-present-the-french-horn-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-and-make-music-new-york-present-the-french-horn-nation Date: June 21, 2014

Summer on the Hudson participates in Make Music New York by bringing The French Horn Nation, an amicable aggregation of conical bore brass instruments, performing music from classical to jazz and beyond.

The French Horn Nation will play as a precursor to our SOH Harlem Dances special performance event, Solstice Steps, at 5 p.m.

Seniors are especially welcome at both events.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Bailey Poteat & Joan Mercury with TSG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-bailey-poteat-joan-mercury-with-tsg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-bailey-poteat-joan-mercury-with-tsg Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Bailey Poteat & Joan Mercury with TSG
TSG collective of New York City singers, songwriters and musicians who have come together to form a powerful singing group.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Abe Lebewohl Park

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M188 Abe Lebewohl Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7301, -73.9871 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:36:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Deep Intent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-purple-flame http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-purple-flame Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Deep Intent
A blues, rock, and funk oriented groove band that will delight the land.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9975 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents eb'n'flow, Zebros, Two Tone Blue and The Haggard Kings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-ebnflow-zebros-two-tone-blue-and-the-haggard-kings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-ebnflow-zebros-two-tone-blue-and-the-haggard-kings Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: American Playground

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B001 American Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7288, -73.9579 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-with-manhattan-borough-president-gale-brewer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-with-manhattan-borough-president-gale-brewer Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

An evening of music & food with Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carl Schurz Park

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9438 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Mass Appeal Harmonicas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-mass-appeal-harmonicas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-mass-appeal-harmonicas Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Mass Appeal Harmonicas
Come one, come all to learn to play harmonica and walk away with one of your own donated by Hohner!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ladies' Pavilion (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.7779, -73.973 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Play-diem Tour: Make Music McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/2014-playdiem-tour-make-music-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/2014-playdiem-tour-make-music-mccarren-park Date: June 21, 2014

Join Play-diem on Saturday, June 21, for the fourth free show of the 2014 Play-diem Tour! We'll be celebrating the first day of summer with an indie rock showcase as a major presenter of Make Music New York's citywide festival. Featuring performances by UUL, The Ricecookers, The Energy, Stompcat, Raccoon Fighter, and Belt!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7214, -73.9505 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539a9b447910d.png Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-solstice-celebration Date: June 21, 2014

Bring your friends and family to the 10th Anniversary of Socrates’ Solstice event to welcome the summer and celebrate the longest day of the year!

Be creative in Solstice art-making workshops presented in partnership with Free Style Arts Association, Materials for the Arts, The Noguchi Museum, and Queens Museum. Get your face painted by Agostino Arts, participate in a special Solstice ritual performed by Urban Shaman Mama Donna, have a picnic, and enjoy the view as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline!

For this season’s Solstice celebration, Norte Maar presents an evening of site-specific sound performances encompassing the entire park. Noted sound artists will create unique sound platforms through traditional instrumentation, amplification of objects, juxtaposition of voices, and experimental electronic sound. Among the featured performers are Tristan Perch; the trio of Lesley Flanigan, Maria Chavez, and MV Carbon; Audra Wolowiec; and a special performance of David Tudor’s Rainforest I by Composers Inside Electronics. Additional performers will include Andrew Hurst and Shona Masarin, with others to be announced.

Presented in partnership with Norte Maar

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 5:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York Presents Mass Appeal Flutes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-mass-appeal-flutes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york-presents-mass-appeal-flutes Date: June 21, 2014

Now in its eighth year, Make Music New York, is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens.

Mass Appeal Flutes
Presented by the Americas Society, 100 flutes join forces to play Henry Brant's Mass.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dalehead Arch (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7708, -73.9785 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: ChoreoQuest / Master Class: Jamel Gaines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-choreoquest-masterclass-jamel-gaines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-choreoquest-masterclass-jamel-gaines Date: June 21, 2014

ChoreoQuest is the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza- Center for Arts and Culture dance residency program. Established in 2001 CQ provides a home for a diverse array of Brooklyn based emerging and accomplished choreographers the opportunity to create, develop and present new works while providing master-level instruction and mentorship to Youth Arts Academy dance students and studio showcases for the general public. 2014 Artist includes; James Atkinson, Germaul Barnes, Ronald K. Brown, Nadia Joseph, Jeannie Mitchell & Samirat Rivers, Nathan Trice, Chris White, Royce Zachary, and Andre Zachery. Lead by Lindia Dugué-Artistic Director and Germaul Barnes-Associate Artistic Director.

Jamel Gaines is the artistic director and founder of Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn. His work has been staged by the Actors Theater Workshop, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, the Paramount Theatre and The Martha Graham School. He has worked with such distinguished artists as Jennifer Holiday, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, George Fasion, Ornette Coleman, Ossie Davis, Olatunje Babatunde, Max Roach, and Rick James, and has even been a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. Over the past sixteen years Mr. Gaines has choreographed and staged over 25 repertory and concert productions. In 2004, Jamel appeared on Public Television’s American Talent in which he was presented The Teacher Recognition Award, during the Presidential Scholars in the Arts Committee at The Kennedy Center, and has been featured in publications such as Essence Magazine and The New York Times. Gaines has founded St. Paul’s Eldad Medad Danced Ministry, which seeks to find a spiritual path through movement. His work at St. Paul’s includes “He Got Up”, the commemoration of the African Holocaust, MAAFA and the acclaimed “Black Nativity” for which him and his team won an Obie Award. Jamel Gaines is dedicated to asserting the prominence of the arts in America and committed to promoting the significance of dance seen through the lens of the African American experience, as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present and boldly reaching into the future.

7:00 PM All Levels Open Dance Master Class

8:00 PM Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d821054ff0.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Fête de la Musique: -M- / Émilie Simon in association with Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-fte-de-la-musique-m-milie-simon-in-association-with-cultural-services-of-the-french-embassy-and-bureau-export-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-fte-de-la-musique-m-milie-simon-in-association-with-cultural-services-of-the-french-embassy-and-bureau-export-new-york Date: June 21, 2014

Matthieu Chedid is the son of French singer Louis Chedid, and the grandson of the Egyptian-born French writer and poetess Andrée Chedid. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Chedid performs and records under the stage name -M-. Created as a means of overcoming his shyness on stage, the pseudonym comes from Chedid's first initial but also refers to the similar sounding French word “aime”, meaning “love”. The character -M- is a superhero, noted for having a playful nature, and recognized for his flamboyant costumes - primarily monochrome suits with slim trousers, long jackets with upward pointed collars and glasses styled into the shape of an M. Since 1997 and his first album and tour, he has been collaborating with a number of artists, both on stage and in the recording studio.

It's been quite the ride for Émilie Simon since her debut album took off back in 2003, the electronic album was critically acclaimed and went on to become a huge commercial success. Side-stepping her pared-down electronic beginnings, Simon pirouettes Mue, her sixth album, into fresh, sonic territory with lyrical reveries that sensuously saddle up to lush, organically rich string and brass arrangements. Despite writing all the songs and arrangements herself, the album still boasts a strong entourage: Sally Herbert (Bat for Lashes, Pete Doherty) conducted the string ensemble; saxophonist Gary Barnacle (The Clash, David Bowie, The Pet Shop Boys) plays in the brass ensemble; Tahiti Boy, Ian Caple, and David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes, The Bangles) all contributed to the production; and Chris Cody (TV on the Radio) mixed the album. With a cast like this, Mue successfully combines fierce contemporary pop together with the Romantic effervescence of traditional musical ballads. The result is refreshingly powerful. Throughout, Mue boldly opens new doors with sonic arrangements that dance exclusively to the beat of ecstatic self-actualization, thereby shedding all the lies and trappings of false starts and promises by opening the windows and letting one's hair down.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d99314f3f4.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Brooklyn Family Day: Barolosolo Cirkus Company in association with Institute Francais and Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy1 Date: June 21, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Brooklyn Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops of circus arts, face painting and more!\

A kiosk in a village square. What could be more ordinary? Join France's Barolosolo Cirkus Company for an anything but ordinary New York premier of ile O, and watch as this intrepid team creates a delightful mash-up of modern physical theater around their kiosk-pool moving from comic to absurd in a universe filled with aquatic poetry and music. Presented in association with SummerStage Kids presented by Disney.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53505461db108.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Dum Dum Girls/Hospitality/TEEN]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-dum-dum-girlshospitalityteen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-dum-dum-girlshospitalityteen Date: June 21, 2014

Named in homage to both Iggy Pop and The Vaselines, DUM DUM GIRLSmight be the smartest band ever to put ‘60s girl group sounds through a garage rock meat grinder. Their first LP I Will Be was “a blistering half-hour of menacing, witty bubblegum pop,” (Pitchfork) and every release since has been a revelatory combination of deep musical references and pure adrenaline.

On-the-rise Brooklynites HOSPITALITY released its sophomore album Trouble earlier this year on Merge, and the record is a major leap forward artistically from the disarmingly simple indie pop of its well-received 2012 self-titled album, Trouble “makes a point of showing its listeners the difference between ‘beautiful’ and ‘cute.’ There are moments of real beauty . . . whereas other parts of this album are distinctly not easy. “I Miss Your Bones” recalls the squirmy riffs of Television.” (Pitchfork)

Brooklyn sister act TEEN—lead singer Teeny Lieberson, keyboardist Lizzie Lieberson, drummer Katherine Lieberson, and bassist Boshra AlSaadi—also put out its second full length in 2014. The Way and Color infuses their brooding pop with minimalist beats and complex harmonies inspired by D’Angelo and Erykah Badu’s classic R&B.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The 2014 Scandinavian Music Festival at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/the-2014-scandinavian-music-festival-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/the-2014-scandinavian-music-festival-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 22, 2014

Join us for a festival unlike any other you have seen. The Scandanavian Music Festival will have you wanting to see more, which is why they will be here for two more Sundays!

On June 15th, the Scandia Brass Quintet will perform songs such as Sonata for Brass, Majakkasaari (Lighthouse Island), and will perform the five National Anthems from the Scandinavian Countries.

On June 22nd, the Scandia String Quartet will be performing songs, such as String Quartet in G minor, Waltz Medley, a song specific to Fort Tryon, entitled Summer in Fort Tryon Park, and others.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539711361b60a.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Sessions The Music of Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/concert-in-the-park-sessions-the-music-of-motown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/concert-in-the-park-sessions-the-music-of-motown Date: June 22, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Council Member Donovan Richards

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 5:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Motown Concert in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/motown-concert-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/motown-concert-in-the-park Date: June 22, 2014

Group performers "Sessions" will perform Motowns greatest hits.

Sponsored by Borugh President Melinda Katz and Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 22, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lawn Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/lawn-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/lawn-concert Date: June 22, 2014

Please join us for an outdoor concert sponsored by Bayside Historical Society. The band "Something In Between" will be performing on stage.

Please bring a low chair of blanket. Rain date will be June 29th if needed.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Buika / Marques Toliver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-buika-marques-toliver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-buika-marques-toliver Date: June 22, 2014

Since her introduction to the American marketplace in 2007 with her album Mi Niña Lola (My Little Girl Lola), Buika has experienced a meteoric rise, earning lavish praise from The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as NPR which quickly included her in their “50 Great Voices” radio gallery. Her next release, Niña de Fuego (Fire Child) paved the way for relocation to Miami in 2011. After achieving success in Europe, her works were compiled on the 2-CD set En Mi Piel (In My Skin) to coincide with the Pedro Almodovar movie of the same name in which she appeared. Buika was nominated for a GRAMMY for best Latin Jazz album this year, for her latest album La Noche Mas Larga. Rare is the artist to garner comparisons to Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas, and Cesaria Evora, but Buika has been compared to all of them. The New York Post has said, “A singer like Buika comes only once in a generation.”

While Marques Toliver seemed to burst onto the scene via the UK with an arresting television performance in 2010, and a declaration from Adele as her “new favorite artist,” his story really began many years ago in Florida. It was there he began his training in classical violinist at the age of 10, and would later enroll in music school. Keen to throw him-self into the real world of music making, Toliver took a leap of faith and traveled to New York City, where his busking in subways and working as a freelance musician, quickly gained him attention from fellow artists. Soon enough he found himself playing live and on records for the likes of Holly Miranda, Grizzly Bear, and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. After another move to London, Toliver began winning over that city’s musical landscape in similar fashion, and soon he signed to Bella Union and released his well-received debut EP Butterflies Are Not Free. Following worldwide tours, he began work on the mixtape Studying For My Ph. D, a cornucopia of music, speech, loops, and news reports from the London Riots. Through the mixtape he would also delve in to some of the themes and ideas that would eventually influence his full-length debut Land of CanAan, a work brimming with his own unique R&B and Classical music influences.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea09ad03b4.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/summerstage-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/summerstage-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series Date: June 23, 2014

An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars.

Amber Wagner (soprano) is a winner of the Met’s 2007 National Council Auditions and was featured in the documentary about that competition, The Audition, which opened in movie theaters nationwide in 2009. She made her Met debut in the 2011–12 season as Anna in Nabucco and returned the following season as Amelia in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera. She is a recent winner the Liederkranz Foundation Competition, Richard Tucker Career Grant Award, and Kirsten Flagstad Award with the George London Foundation as well as being the recipient of a Sullivan Foundation Career Grant.

Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano) was the winner of both the Main and the Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She made her Met debut in the 2009–10 season as the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte and this past fall triumphed as Adalgisa in Norma. An avid recitalist, Barton has appeared with the Marilyn Horne Foundation at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall with tenor Russell Thomas as well as in a solo recital with the “On Wings of Song” series. She made her debut at Clayton State Uiniversity’s Spivey Hall singing Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, which was also broadcast on NPR.

Russell Thomas (tenor) is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He is establishing himself as one of the most exciting talents on the international opera and concert scene, most recently as winner of the Viñas Competition in Barcelona (First Prize, Audience Favorite, and Best Tenor) and at the Competizione dell’Opera in Dresden. He made his Met debut in the 2004–05 season as the Herald in Don Carlo and has since sung principal roles in Fidelio, a new production of Macbeth, Die Zauberflöte, the Met premiere of Attila, Der Fliegende Holländer, Wozzeck, and La Clemenza di Tito.

Dan Saunders is becoming increasingly well known to audiences around the world as an accomplished conductor and pianist. An assistant conductor to James Levine and Seiji Ozawa and a recitalist with many of the world's finest soloists, he served as the associate conductor of the Virginia Opera from 2000 until 2006 and is currently an assistant conductor with the Met. This past season, he served on the music staff for Met productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, and Arabella.

Doors open at 7:00pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea12229f4c.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/mad-sq-kids-joanie-leeds-and-the-nightlights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/mad-sq-kids-joanie-leeds-and-the-nightlights Date: June 24, 2014

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights is the top female led, nationally touring kindie-rock band. With each interactive, high energy performance, Joanie proves to young girl and boys across the country that girls can rock, too! Joanie is an award winning performer winning best CD of the year with People Magazine, Parents Magazine, and The Washington Post. Join Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights in Madison Square Park for the official launch of their sixth album, Good Egg.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361188231b50.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 24, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: Vocal Music - Baroque to Modern with Festival Chamber Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/washington-square-music-festival-vocal-music-baroque-to-modern http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/washington-square-music-festival-vocal-music-baroque-to-modern Date: June 24, 2014

Music Director Lutz Rath has announced the 56th season of the Washington Square Music Festival. The Festival is under the auspices of the Washington Square Association, Inc.

Seating is first come, first served.

Soloists: Lucia Hyunju Song, soprano; Laila Salins, mezzo-soprano and the Washington Square Music Festival Ensemble performing four centuries of vocal music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Jacques Chailley, Luigi Cherubini, Giovanni “Nino” Rota, Cathy Berberian, Francis Poulenc, and Laila Salins, composer and arranger of poems by Anne Sexton.

The Washington Square Music Festival is made possible with public funding through Councilwoman Margaret Chin and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. Generous grants from The Earle K. & Katherine F. Moore Foundation, The Washington Square Association, Music Performance Trust Fund, The Margaret Neubart Foundation Trust, New York University Community Affairs & NYU Community Fund, Salamon-Abrams Family Fund, DownTheHatch/ThreeSheets/OffTheWagon, Con Edison, and the Washington Square Hotel are deeply appreciated, as is invaluable help from NYC Parks & Recreation.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Ethan Lipton and his Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/25/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/25/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: June 25, 2014

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

Tonight's featured band: Ethan Lipton & his Orchestra
The City's Best Lounge Act (New York Magazine) plays an edgy brand of jazz/folk/alternative nosh with a chewy singer-songwriter center.

Ethan Lipton, vocal
Eben Levy, guitar
Ian M. Riggs, bass
Vito Dieterle, saxophone

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-25 2014-06-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/25/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/25/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series Date: June 25, 2014

An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars.

Amber Wagner (soprano) is a winner of the Met’s 2007 National Council Auditions and was featured in the documentary about that competition, The Audition, which opened in movie theaters nationwide in 2009. She made her Met debut in the 2011–12 season as Anna in Nabucco and returned the following season as Amelia in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera. She is a recent winner the Liederkranz Foundation Competition, Richard Tucker Career Grant Award, and Kirsten Flagstad Award with the George London Foundation as well as being the recipient of a Sullivan Foundation Career Grant.

Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano) was the winner of both the Main and the Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She made her Met debut in the 2009–10 season as the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte and this past fall triumphed as Adalgisa in Norma. An avid recitalist, Barton has appeared with the Marilyn Horne Foundation at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall with tenor Russell Thomas as well as in a solo recital with the “On Wings of Song” series. She made her debut at Clayton State Uiniversity’s Spivey Hall singing Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, which was also broadcast on NPR.

Russell Thomas (tenor) is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He is establishing himself as one of the most exciting talents on the international opera and concert scene, most recently as winner of the Viñas Competition in Barcelona (First Prize, Audience Favorite, and Best Tenor) and at the Competizione dell’Opera in Dresden. He made his Met debut in the 2004–05 season as the Herald in Don Carlo and has since sung principal roles in Fidelio, a new production of Macbeth, Die Zauberflöte, the Met premiere of Attila, Der Fliegende Holländer, Wozzeck, and La Clemenza di Tito.

Dan Saunders is becoming increasingly well known to audiences around the world as an accomplished conductor and pianist. An assistant conductor to James Levine and Seiji Ozawa and a recitalist with many of the world's finest soloists, he served as the associate conductor of the Virginia Opera from 2000 until 2006 and is currently an assistant conductor with the Met. This past season, he served on the music staff for Met productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, and Arabella.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-25 2014-06-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea12229f4c.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/mad-sq-kids-lucky-diaz-and-the-family-jam-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/mad-sq-kids-lucky-diaz-and-the-family-jam-band Date: June 26, 2014

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band are the very first and only Americans to win a Latin Grammy in the Children’s Album category!

Husband and wife duo Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis have been named ‘THE face of kindie music’ by The Washington Post, ‘The Rolling Stones of Kids Music’ by style network, and People Magazine called their album ‘The #1 COOLEST kids music!” Their fresh indie pop-rock beats have been featured in USA Today, Univision, Sprout TV, American Airlines and many more.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611b86c929c.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Spanish Harlem Hop Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams Date: June 26, 2014

Rane in association with Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop presents 2014 tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams.

Come jam along with different DJs each week.

This week: Enjoy sounds from Charlie Chase, JS-1, Lean Rock and Tony Touch.

No filming

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: D.I.T.C (Lord Finesse / A.G. / Diamond D / DJ Boogie Blind / Large Professor) in association with Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summerstage-presents-ditc-lord-finesse-ag-diamond-d-dj-boogie-blind-large-professor-in-association-with-lyricist-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summerstage-presents-ditc-lord-finesse-ag-diamond-d-dj-boogie-blind-large-professor-in-association-with-lyricist-lounge Date: June 26, 2014

One of the most beloved hip hop crews in rap music, D.I.T.C. (an acronym for "Diggin' in the Crates") consists of veteran rappers, DJs, and producers dedicated to the true essence of rap music: original lyrics and strong beat-savvy productions. With their dedication to hip-hop purity, members Showbiz & A.G. (Andre the Giant), Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild, and the late Big L have at least one classic album under their belts. Although they never reached the success of their multiplatinum peers, individually they became successful by maintaining their integrity and earning major respect within the rap community. Lord Finesse (born Robert Hall) is a legendary MC-turned producer who has produced tracks for Notorious B.I.G. and Dr. Dre. He shopped his demo to various record labels and eventually dropped the first of several records, his 1990 classic Funky Technician. One of the oldest members in the D.I.T.C. crew, Diamond got his first whiff of hip hop DJing for Jazzy Jay of the Zulu Nation in 1979. In the mid-'80s, he was turntable scratching at late-night park parties, often competing with area top DJs. In 1992, this DJ, then a producer, showcased New York City's underground talent and his rap skills on his classic debut Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop. Showbiz & A.G. were the first to adopt the do-it-yourself attitude by releasing their 1992 debut EP, Can I Get a Soul Clap, practically out of the trunk of their cars. Showbiz, a name he stolen from an old Richard Pryor record, pioneered taking an instrumental and looping voices over it. His partner A.G. was known as the Bronx's "punchline" rapper. In 1999, A.G. restarted his rap career with his solo CD Dirty Version. Meanwhile, another Bronx native named Buckwild, started producing tracks around 1994. He later delivered melodic beats for rap heavyweights like Fat Joe, Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Mic Geronimo, and Big Pun. But it was his first at-bat, producing tracks for O.C.'s Word Life in 1994, that established him as a vital producer in the underground rap scene. O.C., one of hip hop's most energetic lyricists, was an up-and-coming MC before Word Life. After the album's release, he made numerous guest appearances on other D.I.T.C. members' records while maintaining a low profile. The final member of D.I.T.C. was Big L, a lyrically ferocious MC with raps deadlier than a snakebite and mannerisms cooler than the uptown pimp he claimed to be on records. Calling himself the flamboyant (meaning "rich") MC, he dropped his classic 1994 record Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous on Columbia. He was gearing up for a comeback, with a second CD due for release on Rawkus, when he was slain on February 15, 1999. The crew came together later that year for a memorial concert and recorded a self-titled group record in 2000. Today, their music still stands as a living legacy in hip hop, and will continue to do so for years to come.

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 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535056f1d4722.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Afrojack]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/gma-summer-concert-afrojack http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/gma-summer-concert-afrojack Date: June 27, 2014

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

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockstock and Barrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/rockstock-and-barrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/rockstock-and-barrels Date: June 28, 2014

Rockaway rocks with this 8th annual surf, skate, and music festival.

For more information visit Rockstocknyc.com.

Sponsored by Boarders Surf Shop, St. James clothing & Red Bull

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8123 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Club Classics Live! featuring Sam Sparro / Ultra Naté / Kevin Aviance / Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright (Formerly of Chic) / Company Freak and special guests / DJ set by Andre Collins Curated by Jason King]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/summerstage-club-classics-live-featuring-sam-sparro-ultra-nat-kevin-aviance-alfa-anderson-luci-martin-norma-jean-wright-formerly-of-chic-company-freak-and-special-guests-dj-set-by-xxx-curated-by-jason-king http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/summerstage-club-classics-live-featuring-sam-sparro-ultra-nat-kevin-aviance-alfa-anderson-luci-martin-norma-jean-wright-formerly-of-chic-company-freak-and-special-guests-dj-set-by-xxx-curated-by-jason-king Date: June 28, 2014

A sensational summer dance party featuring new live interpretations of disco, funk, soul and house classics. On the day before New York's famous Pride Festival, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! assembles powerhouse performers to recreate the magic of legendary NYC dance clubs like Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage. Expect to dance your behind off to live renditions of songs associated with iconic DJs like Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles, and iconic record labels like West End, Salsoul and Casablanca. Curated and directed by Jason King, producer/scholar and host of NPR's R&B/soul streaming radio channel, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! gathers an impressive array of headliners, including pop sensation Sam Sparro, house legends Ultra Nate and Kevin Aviance, and the ladies from the original line-ups of Chic (Norma Jean Wright, Alfa Anderson, and Luci Martin). Acclaimed dance music 'supergroup' Company Freak supplies the music as house band, along with invited guests. DJ David Depino, long associated with Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage, spins the opening set. CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! is a once-in-a-lifetime party that should not be missed.

Part soul crooner, part pop star with an ever-morphing, chameleon-like quality, Sam Sparro coasts a fine line between disarmingly earnest and chic, credible cool. He has become known not only for his distinct, scale-defying vocals and epic live shows, but also as a visual artist and style icon. In 2008 he hit the mark with his career changing single Black & Gold which received critical acclaim and shot to No.2 in the UK, No.4 in Australia and top 20 in 14 countries. Sam’s sophomore release, Return to Paradise was a play on nostalgia and “paradise garage” – a genre derived from the discotheque scene in New York in the late 70s, famous for its unique and eclectic style of disco and dance music. In 2013 Sparro released Quantum Physical: Volume One, which finds Sam digging into both his 1990’s and current 12” Vinyl collection for sonic stimulus, while lyrically addressing issues we’re seeing in our day to day lives all over the world. He's toured with the likes of Adele and Robyn, and headlined his own tour playing festivals around the world including Glastonbury and Coachella.

Ultra Naté has remained a musical chameleon, embracing a variety of sounds, from R&B/hip-hop, soul and disco to house, rock and electro-pop 25 years after sashaying onto international dance floors. In 1998 Ultra released the anthem "Free" which became an international platinum selling single and has become a dance classic. Shortly after in 1999 her smash rework of "If You Could Read My Mind" with Jocelyn Enriquez & Amber saw Ultra in the Studio 54 soundtrack and followed the crossover success. In 2013 Ultra released her eighth studio album "Hero Worship" featuring collaborations with a list of who's who in dance music - showing she's always had her finger on the pulse. A humble, hardworking legend, today Ultra continues to record tirelessly and evolve as an artist who is also songwriter, producer, DJ, label owner, club promoter and live performer - a highly sought-after darling of the international dance scene.

Legendary drag icon Kevin Aviance, who's a member of the House of Aviance, became an underground sensation in the late-'90s gay dance scene, releasing # 1 Billboard dance hits and taking his drag show on the road. Inspired largely by Grace Jones, though also citing Boy George as an influence, Aviance made a name for himself primarily in New York's thriving gay scene, affiliating himself with other dance icons like Junior Vasquez, Tony Moran, Victor Calderone and the late Peter Rauhofer. It wasn't long before novelty tracks like "Cunty," an aggressive update of "Din Da Da," the S&M-tinged "Rhythm Is My Bitch" and "Alive" which become popular club anthems that allowed him to perform throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Style, sophistication, and soul. That’s what Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, and Norma Jean Wright brought to CHIC as the group’s original lead vocalists. Alongside producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, and drummer Tony Thompson, these legendary ladies made CHIC synonymous with infectious hooks and timeless grooves. They collected a wall of gold and platinum albums, fueling the charts with hits that dominated clubs and airwaves across the globe. To the delight of their dedicated fans, Alfa, Luci, and Norma Jean have reunited as Anderson, Martin & Wright to celebrate a legacy that encompasses some of the most groundbreaking music ever recorded. With new music in the works, Alfa, Luci, and Norma Jean are ready to deliver their classy, high-energy, roof-raising show to audiences all around the world. For these Former Ladies of CHIC, the good times are just beginning.

DJ Andre Collins grew up in Bronx, New York. His career spans over three decades and bears witness to the phenomenon called “House Music.” He has played and learned from the industry elites, such as Nicky Siano and Tee Scott. Andre was the resident DJ at the legendary “WAREHOUSE” and had guest spots at Better Days, The Nickel Bar, Midtown 43, The Lenox Lounge and Karma. Andre’s brand of Universal Love of House Music has been heard internationally in Japan, Europe and the Caribbean. He is known for his creative mixing of music with pulsating vibes and lyrical content. DJ Andre is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jessie Jackson, Maya Angelou and President Barack Obama and often incorporates their messages in his music. He takes his Universal Love of House Music to the radio waves, every Friday on WHCR/90.3 FM-The Voice of Harlem.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534e9ebf92c80.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 29, 2014

Join SOH and NYC Urban Parks Rangers to connect to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the band and the river-related arts & crafts.

Fishing equipment provided.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Louis Armstrong International Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/the-louis-armstrong-international-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/the-louis-armstrong-international-music-festival Date: June 29, 2014

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong's concert at the 1964 World's Fair. The first annual Louis Armstrong International Music Festival features live music, dancing, and a food truck rally just south of the Unisphere. You are also invited to a jazz soiree with Catherine Russell that kicks off the exhibit: Ambassador Satchmo at the World's Fair - Celebrating 50 Years from 4-6 p.m. in the Queens Musuem. Join us for a wonderful afternoon in Louis' local park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 793-8080

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.744, -73.843 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Tycoon Dog' Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/tycoon-dog-live-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/tycoon-dog-live-performance Date: June 29, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Jon Batiste and Stay Human / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summerstage-blue-note-jazz-festival-presents-jon-batiste-and-stay-human http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summerstage-blue-note-jazz-festival-presents-jon-batiste-and-stay-human Date: June 29, 2014

Jon Batiste was born in New Orleans into a family whose deep musical heritage is part of the inspiration for the HBO series Treme, in which he has appeared. Over the last decade he has forged his own artistic path by indelibly fusing himself within the fabric of New York City culture. After attending the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Batiste moved to New York and graduated from the Juilliard School earning a master’s degree in jazz and classical piano. He has collaborated with the likes of Prince, Cassandra Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffet, Eve, Lenny Kravitz, ?uestlove, and Asher Roth.

He has also recorded extensively, most recently putting out the EP MY NY with Stay Human in 2011, a set that was recorded live in the Manhattan subway system. Social Music (Razor & Tie), is the new album by Batiste and his irrepressible musical collective, Stay Human. Both the title of the album and the name of the band are telling. “For me, what we’re doing is a calling, bringing people to an understanding that loving one another is how we are called to be,” he says. Now a quartet (with Batiste on piano, vocals and melodica, which he has renamed the harmonaboard; Eddie Barbash on alto saxophone; Ibanda Ruhumbika on tuba; and Joe Saylor on drums), Stay Human has evolved over the past eight years, running the spectrum from a jazz trio to a quintet to a big band with horns.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a family of 8 blood brothers, sons of jazz trumpeter/composer Phil Cohran (Sun Ra, co-founder of AACM, mentor to EARTH WIND & FIRE), who were raised on the south-side of Chicago under the rigorous training methods their musically talented parents. From an early age it was clear the brothers of Hypnotic were born for the stage, they grew at the feet of music giants such as Louis Satterfield, Sun Ra, & Pete Cosey while at the same time performing as children along with father at local showcases. By 1999, a few of the older members returned from music scholarships at college to find their younger brothers playing on the streets of Chicago to rave success. They subsequently formed the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and after finding a drummer, began to collectively write original tunes in order to create a record with their very own sound "The Flipside". Initially their only aim was to bring horns and live instrumentation back to mainstream music, but after taking to the streets of United States' major cities HBE enjoyed the independent success of over 65,000 units sold direct to fans and also attracted the attention of Kanye West mentor NO ID. In 2003, Hypnotic cut the horns for his current production "Metal Lungees" that featured on Wu-Tang MC Ghostface Killah's "Pretty Toney" album for Def Jam Island. At the same time HBE had begun to record & self-produce their sophomore effort "Jupiter", and when a Def Jam Records production deal went sour the band moved to NYC to promote and sale their latest project solo.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea51c7b469.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 29, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria LDC 2014 Independence Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-astoria-ldc-2014-independence-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-astoria-ldc-2014-independence-celebration Date: June 30, 2014

CALDC presents its annual Independence Celebration featuring a special musical performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra followed by a spectacular fireworks display by Grucci.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Alastair Moock and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/mad-sq-kids-alastair-moock-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/mad-sq-kids-alastair-moock-and-friends Date: July 1, 2014

A longtime member of the Boston folk scene, Alastair Moock turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006. His latest album, Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids, won Golden Medal Awards from both the Parent’s Choice Foundation and NAPPA, was named a Best Kids’ Album Pick by People Magazine, was voted the #3 Album of the Year by the Fids and Kamily music industry poll, and just received a Grammy nomination in 2014. Moock’s zany sense of humor, his gravely voice, his original style and irresistible warmth and energy make this a must see way for families to celebrate summer this year.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611d6b76d24.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 1, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-maryjane-lee-soprano-ginger-costajackson-mezzosoprano-and-yunpeng-wang-baritone-accompanied-by-pianist-dan-saunders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-maryjane-lee-soprano-ginger-costajackson-mezzosoprano-and-yunpeng-wang-baritone-accompanied-by-pianist-dan-saunders Date: July 1, 2014

An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars.

Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Most recently, she was featured as Parasha in Mavra, as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. She has received awards from the Met’s National Council Auditions, the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation Vocal Competition, the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and the Dallas Opera Guild Competition.

Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano) is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and a Samling Scholar. She made her Met debut in the Opening Night Gala of the 2008–09 season and has since appeared in the Met premiere of Nixon in China, new productions of Thaïs and Manon, and in Cavalleria Rusticana, Lulu, La Fanciulla del West, Carmen, and Francesca da Rimini. Next season, she will appear in Xavier Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas with Gotham Chamber Opera in New York and return to the Met as Lola in a new production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Yunpeng Wang (baritone) is in his first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he was featured as Fieramosca in Benvenuto Cellini as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. He was a first prize–winner in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013 and recently won the Second Place Prize, the Zarzuela Prize, and the Audience Award at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia World Opera Competition.

Dan Saunders is increasingly well known to audiences around the world as an accomplished conductor and pianist. An assistant conductor to James Levine and Seiji Ozawa and a recitalist with many of the world's finest soloists, he served as the associate conductor of the Virginia Opera from 2000 until 2006 and is currently an assistant conductor with the Met. This past season, he served on the music staff for Met productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, and Arabella.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5350576d2cff7.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Stephen Clair and the Millionaires]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 2, 2014

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

Tonight's featured band: Stephan Clair and the Millionaires

The urban roots troubadour unspools wry character sketches, surreal fantasies and delectably dorky relationship sagas.www.stephenclair.com

Stephen Clair, guitar/vocals
Chris Peifer, bass/vocals
Todd Giudice, drums/vocals

Curated by Ethan Lipton.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music: Grupo Afro-Peruano Caracumbe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/sunset-music-grupo-afroperuano-caracumbe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/sunset-music-grupo-afroperuano-caracumbe Date: July 2, 2014

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes a live performance on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades. Caracumbe is an Afro-Peruvian ensemble, an extraordinary assemblage of professional dancers and musicians, many former members of the famed Peru Negro Ballet. Directed by master percussionist Marcos Napa, the group exemplifies a compelling artistic tradition with its rich blend of traditional music and dance. For Sunset Wednesdays, the ensemble of six is singer, guitar player, two percussionists—on cajon and congas—and two dancers. Dances often performed include the festejo, lando and zamacueca.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88bc313611.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Walter Martin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/mad-sq-kids-walter-martin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/mad-sq-kids-walter-martin Date: July 3, 2014

Walter Martin, multi-instrumentalist from the Walkmen, released his latest effort geared for families - We’re All Young Together, featuring collaborations with members from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, The National and former Walkmen band mate and cousin, Hamilton Leithauser.

With witty, heartfelt lyrics and inspiration from 50’s rock and roll, children and parents alike can enjoy his warm and sincere music.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536122bd5205c.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Freedom Dance Party / Herbert Holler / DJ Cosi / Marc Smooth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summerstage-freedom-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summerstage-freedom-dance-party Date: July 3, 2014

The Freedom Party® is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history. Winner of Papermag's highly coveted award for "Best Party (People's Choice)" and runner up in URB Mag's "Best Party" (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth to provide a place for people from all walks of life to dance and be free. Today, it is a bona fide nightlife institution, with monthly events in both Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well. Playing a tight mix of danceable, soulful hits across all genres of music from the 60s through today, 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. The Freedom Dance Party will be celebrating 11 years with a huge live outdoor dance party at SummerStage in Central Park!

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea9d812f0d.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Jason Derulo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/gma-summer-concert-jason-derulo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/gma-summer-concert-jason-derulo Date: July 4, 2014

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

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 5, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Philharmonic Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/staten-island-philharmonic-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/staten-island-philharmonic-concert Date: July 5, 2014

Join us for a free concert featuring the “Sweet Sounds of Liberty” performed by the Staten Island Philharmonic!

Bring a lawn chair, and picnic!

Part of the Arts in the Greenbelt program series.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 6, 2014

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

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

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Mary C & the Stellars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-mary-c-the-stellars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-mary-c-the-stellars Date: July 6, 2014

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

Enjoy a unique mix of Soul and Rock with Mary C & the Stellars.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53209cc21fee7.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Gospel Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/07/summer-gospel-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/07/summer-gospel-concert Date: July 7, 2014

This gospel concert showcases new and modern groups, all unique in style.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-07 2014-07-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under The Stars Finale with Live Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/07/dancing-under-the-stars-finale-with-live-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/07/dancing-under-the-stars-finale-with-live-music Date: July 7, 2014

Celebrate Forest Park's season of free ballroom dance lessons with Live Music by Nick Russo Latin Jazz Quintet

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-07 2014-07-07 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Dog On Fleas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/08/mad-sq-kids-dog-on-fleas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/08/mad-sq-kids-dog-on-fleas Date: July 8, 2014

Dog On Fleas is a whirlwind of fun, wowing audiences with their energetic, unpredictable stage show.

Lead by Grammy Award winning producer Dean Jones, the Fleas have just released the 8th album of their 14-year career, Buy One Get One Flea. They write smart, infectious songs, which they play with wild abandon. Watch for the roving trombone as the band snakes its way through the audience.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-08 2014-07-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361240de3579.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/08/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/08/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 8, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-08 2014-07-08 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory / Luke Temple]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/08/summerstage-andrew-bird-the-hands-of-glory-luke-temple http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/08/summerstage-andrew-bird-the-hands-of-glory-luke-temple Date: July 8, 2014

Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and folk music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. Since beginning his recording career in1997 he has released 11 albums and played thousands of shows. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, and festivals worldwide. Recently Bird composed his first ever film score for the movie Norman (hailed as “a probing, thoughtful score” by The New York Times), contributed to the soundtrack of The Muppets and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that debuted at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2012, he released two albums, Break It Yourself, and Hands of Glory, an acoustic companion album. He’s recently been performing with Tift Merritt, developing a children’s TV show, and writing for his next album.

Originally from Cape Anne, Massachusetts, Luke Temple moved to the North West, sleeping rough in the woods, working in a candy store and as a janitor at a suburban mall. All of his aimlessness lasted a year and half. He enrolled in school of the Museum of Fine Arts and spent five years painting portraits, after which Luke moved to New York. As painting drifted from the foreground, songs started to emerge. After recording two critically acclaimed albums to little commercial reception, Luke was at the point of quitting a career in music. In 2008, feeling free in his new state, he made what would become the first Here We Go Magic album, forming the band and releasing the self-titled debut in 2009. Luke kept busy touring and recording two more full lengths and an EP. Since Here We Go Magic's 2012 release, the Nigel Gordich-produced “A Different Ship,” Luke has returned to his original solo ideas.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-08 2014-07-08 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eaf3c43330.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Pickles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/hip-pickles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/hip-pickles Date: July 9, 2014

Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the world's most exciting interactive drum band.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jamaica Avenue & Elton Street (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-07-09 2014-07-09 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6836, -73.8854 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in association with LAMC Presents: Beatnuts / Ana Tijoux / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony Touch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/summerstage-beatnuts-ana-tijoux-bodega-bamz-dj-tony-touch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/summerstage-beatnuts-ana-tijoux-bodega-bamz-dj-tony-touch Date: July 9, 2014

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) – described by the NY Times as the "Sundance of Latin music" -- celebrates its 15th anniversary and yet another year of collaboration with Summerstage for an exciting series of concerts featuring both classic and cutting-edge music from across the Americas.

The legendary Beatnuts are a groundbreaking rap group that emerged from Queens, New York in the late 80s and made hip-hop history with classic collaborations with Biz Markie, Fat Joe and Method Man. The Beatnuts, which includes Ju-Ju (of Dominican descent) and Psycho Les (of Colombian descent), have paved the way for new generations of Latin artists as the only Latin members of the infamous Native Tongues collective. Known for their classic hits “No Escapin This,” “Off The Books,” and “Watch Out Now” (which was later sampled by Jennifer Lopez for her radio hit "Jenny from the Block"), The Beatnuts have earned a stellar reputation for energetic live shows that showcase their diverse talents as MCs, DJs and producers.

One of the most respected MCs in any language, Ana Tijoux is set to explode with her brand new record La Bala (the bullet), the follow up to her Grammy-nominated album, 1977. Born in France—where her parents were exiled during the military dictatorship in their native Chile—Tijoux became a household name in Chile with her first band, Makiza, as well as voicing the main character in the popular animated series Los Pulentos. After going solo, she quickly gained fame throughout Latin America with a string of hits including the smash “Eres Para Mi” with Julieta Venegas. But the world really began to take notice when she dropped 1977, an album full of classic beats and her signature flow that harkened back to the 90s and the golden age of intellectual hip-hop. International accolades soon followed, with praise from mainstream press around the globe as well as tastemakers like Thom Yorke, and the album ended up at the top of the “Best-of” lists of Amazon, Billboard, and iTunes, amongst others. Now she’s back with La Bala, a continuation in sound and spirit from this global activist and MC. Collaborations with the Oscar and Grammy winner Jorge Drexler, as well as Cuba’s hip-hop stars Los Aldeanos, are just some of the highlights of the album. In concert Tijoux now takes the stage with her full band to flesh out the intricate arrangements of the new album. Her shows are a whirlwind trip through hip-hop, jazz, and funk, spiced up with a bit of politics and her great sense of humor that has made audiences around the globe fall in love with her.

Spanish Harlem native, Nathaniel De La Rosa publicly known as Bodega Bamz aka PAPI is taking the New York hip-hop music scene by storm. By infusing his rich Latino roots with his urban lyricism, Bamz has created his own sub genre known as Latin Trap. Born of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, his culture has always played a large role in his musical inspiration. From Hector Lavoe to Tupac, Bamz has mastered the art of incorporating Caribbean sounds and raw emotion filled lyrics. His stage name alone is symbolic of his drive and deep connection to his heritage, the name Bodega comes from the concept of "bodegas" or corner stores being pinnacle aspects to Latino communities, and Bamz is an acronym for “By Any MeanZ,” and in his case he plans to provide a variety of quality music by any means necessary. Although he is a fresh face to most listeners, Bamz has been rapping for over a decade. With the help of his younger brother, and engineer, Obed "Ohla" De La Rosa, Bamz mixtape Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z (Proud and Powerful Individualz) created an instant buzz online. Bodega Bamz has exhibited a great amount of versatility, not only is he paving the way for Latinos, but he is earning his way into hip-hop history.

Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca, began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80’s, and has been a force to be reckoned with ever since. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1’s and 2’s, he has become one of Hip Hop’s most recognized DJ’s and is known in the streets and industry as the real ‘Mix tape King’. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer recently dropped his 7th commercial release, and over the years has worked with everyone from Nina Sky to Snoop Dogg, and Tego Calderon to KRS One. Touch is a champion for the Latino community, as well as a global icon, having toured in over 30 countries. You can catch Tony on his weekly radio shows, for more info check www.tonytouch.com.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-09 2014-07-09 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb28343ea4.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After-Work Music: The Defibulators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 9, 2014

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

Tonight's featured band: Defibulators
A traditional country band with rock 'n roll attitude, they are a staple of the Brooklyn country scene, bringing gear-grinding twang and sawing fiddles to songs about debt and ponytails, with outbursts of unpredictable euphoria.

Curated by Ethan Lipton.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-09 2014-07-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks with Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks Date: July 9, 2014

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Fireworks by Bay Fireworks will follow the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: Long Meadow Ballfields (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-09 2014-07-09 8:00 pm 40.6615, -73.9744 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 10, 2014

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

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: JazzReach Presents ELLINGTON]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/mad-sq-kids-jazzreach-presents-ellington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/mad-sq-kids-jazzreach-presents-ellington Date: July 10, 2014

ELLINGTON uses the creative integration of live music, live narration, and numerous audience-participation segments to introduce a new generations to a wide variety of Duke Ellington’s broad array of musical achievements, from hit songs, to blues riffs, to extended suites and scores for stage and screen.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536127ae3dce9.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem Presents: Sounds of the 60s From Detroit to Dylan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/playdiem-presents-sounds-of-the-60s-from-detroit-to-dylan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/playdiem-presents-sounds-of-the-60s-from-detroit-to-dylan Date: July 10, 2014

Join Play-diem for the fifth free show of the 2014 Play-diem Tour!

They will be celebrating the sounds of the sixties with a mixture of Motown soul and American folk, featuring original sets by D.B. Rielly, Akie Bermiss, Live Society, Robert Leslie, and a tribute to Motown’s greatest hits presented by the Leave A Lasting Mark concert series!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53af0b004314b.png Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's RiverRocks featuring Wild Beasts with Mutual Benefit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-wild-beasts-with-mutual-benefit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-wild-beasts-with-mutual-benefit Date: July 10, 2014

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

Wild Beasts Friends since teenagers, the group created intense electronic sounds inspired by the 80s and 90s, retooled with an eye for the 21st century. The recent album, Present Tense, was released to much acclaim.

Mutual Benefit Jordan Lee leads the amorphous project that is at once a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day - resulting in lush, watery, pop songs filled with kinetic energy.

Rain or Shine

Sponsored by Modelo and Pacifico Clara.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-07-10 2014-07-10 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535559713df13.jpeg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: July 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-07-10 2014-07-10 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Domingo Quiñones in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summerstage-presents-domingo-quinones-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/summerstage-presents-domingo-quinones-in-association-with-la-mega Date: July 10, 2014

Domingo Quiñones is a salsa singer, composer, producer and actor. Born on August 9, 1963 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Quiñones moved to Puerto Rico with his parents when he was four years old, later returning to New York City in 1977. He began his career there six years later with the Conjunto Nativo. He also performed with other groups, including the orchestra of Rafael de Jesús, with José Alberto “El Canario”, with Johnny Rodriguez and the Conjunto Clásico. In 1985 he replaced Roberto Lugo in the orchestra of Luis “Perico” Ortiz with whom he recorded four albums, including La vida en broma (1985), In Tradition (1986) and Perico (1987). He then sang for a time with Louie Ramirez and Roberto Roena. In 1990, he signed as a solo artist with RMM and released his first solo album: Domingo es mi nombre. After joining Tito Puente on his 100th record, Quiñones released his second solo album Pintando Lunas. That album included a duet entitled “Dos Amigos” with Tony Vega and a salsa version of the song “Crazy for You” which proved his great versatility. This was followed by six additional recordings with RMM, including one of his most important productions: “Se necesita un milagro”, selected as one of the most influential albums by the National Foundation for Popular Culture of Puerto Rico. Among his many popular songs was “Mi Negrita Me Espera”.

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 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53505a17057a1.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bon Jersey: A Tribute to Bon Jovi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/bon-jerseya-tribute-to-bon-jovi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/bon-jerseya-tribute-to-bon-jovi Date: July 10, 2014

Enjoy a teriffic musical tribute to Bon Jovi! Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 10, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Strawberry Fields", a tribute to The Beatles.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks1 Date: July 10, 2014

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: 193rd Street Field (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 8:00 pm 40.7294, -73.7754 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Keith Urban]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/gma-summer-concert-keith-urban http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/gma-summer-concert-keith-urban Date: July 11, 2014

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

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/bryant-park-new-music Date: July 11, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks with Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/11/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks1 Date: July 11, 2014

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Fireworks by Bay Fireworks will follow the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-11 2014-07-11 8:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9658 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: July 12, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 12, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-12 2014-07-12 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops! Funky Fables / Kids Junk Orchestra / Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-presents-bronx-family-day-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables-kids-junk-orchestra-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-presents-bronx-family-day-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables-kids-junk-orchestra-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 13, 2014

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

David Gonzalez is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth "Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence". In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was named a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow. He was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway's New Victory Theater. He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. The Man of the House was commissioned and produced just the Kennedy Center in 2013. Join Gonzalez for Aesop Bops! Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, this feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too!

Dennis J. Dove began his career as a professional musician and performer in 1996 as a cast member of the Broadway show “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.” As a principle performer he has toured nationally and internationally. He has been a cast member of off Broadway shows, theatre productions, conducted his own clinics, and has participated in local and international festivals. Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra (KJO) in 2012 to expose youth to the arts through music. KJO emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots and pans youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. KJO targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music.

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

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 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351627a40aa8.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lagond All-Stars Summer Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/lagond-allstars-summer-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/lagond-allstars-summer-concert Date: July 13, 2014

Enjoy live jazz music with "The Lagond All-Stars" pulsating Afro-beat, hi-impact stage show. It's sophisticated with funky grooves!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in association with Okayfuture Presents: Bonobo / Cibo Matto - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-bonobo-cibo-matto http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-bonobo-cibo-matto Date: July 13, 2014

Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, is an artist very much at the peak of his significant powers. His 2010 album ‘Black Sands’ was the high watermark of his career to date; a masterful record, marrying Green’s inimitable melodic genius to cutting edge electronics, bass and drums. Black Sands went on to sell over 160,000 copies worldwide, and since its release, Bonobo has toured the world with his live band, wowing audiences of thousands at a time with the hypnotic, extended live versions of the album’s tracks. ‘The North Borders’ is another long stride forward - both a natural evolution and a continuation of the electronic palette of Black Sands. Thematic, resonant, addictive and perfectly formed, it’s a thrillingly coherent statement piece. With vocal features from no less than Erykah Badu, as well as Grey Reverend (Cinematic Orchestra) and Cornelia (Portico Quartet) it’s another finely balanced body of work, leaving room for the beautiful, rich productions themselves to breathe and shine.

If anyone ever doubts whether New York City has what It takes to continue being an electric hub of culture and art they need look no further than The band Cibo Matto. Spanning two generations of indie royalty, playing with the Beastie Boys in the 90s, John Zorn in the 2000s and now having Weezer open up for them in Los Angeles in 2014 (Rivers Cuomo learned all his songs in Japanese), this band not only stands the test of time, they are a cornerstone of this city's vitality and relevance. Although no one can forget their debut LP, Viva La Woman, their new album Hotel Valentine makes you feel like you're discovering this innovative duo for the first time! This is the very antithesis of a one hit wonder, the band is without a doubt better than ever! And for those who were lucky enough to see them the first time around, you'll have bragging points when they bring down SummerStage in Central Park. This is a show not to be missed. The buildings will be turning into coconut trees, and you might be feeling a bit of, 'Deja Vu,' make sure to bring plenty of 'Sugar Water.'

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb5d5bdc46.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks with Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks Date: July 14, 2014

Due to the weather forecast for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, and out of concern for the safety of the audience and the musicians, NYC Parks, in consultation with the NYPD, the Central Park Conservancy and the New York Philharmonic, has made the decision to cancel this evening's performance of the New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn of Central Park. The concert will not be rescheduled. Public safety is our highest priority and the risk of significant weather requires the unfortunate cancellation of this outdoor event.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Fireworks by Bay Fireworks will follow the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 8:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9658 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-park Date: July 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to the weather.

Each week there will be a new design for the kids to paint.

Bring bug spray, a blanket and lunch and have a picnic while painting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Mister G]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/mad-sq-kids-mister-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/mad-sq-kids-mister-g Date: July 15, 2014

Mister G, called a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, is a leading figure in the children’s music world. He performs at theaters, festivals and museums around the U.S. and Latin America and was recently named one of the “Best Live Acts for Kids and Families.” His albums have been named best of the year by People, Parents, Education.com, and The Washington Post.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53612b8145529.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 15, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: SummerStage Presents: Ismael Miranda / Rebel Tumbao / Joe Claussell (Sacred Rhythm Music)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-presents-ismael-miranda-rebel-tumbao http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-presents-ismael-miranda-rebel-tumbao Date: July 15, 2014

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Ismael Miranda aka "El niño bonito de la Salsa" (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups, "The 4J's and Little Junior" and "The Class Mates". He sang and played conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando "Q" Rodríguez and piano player Mark Diamond. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut and made such an impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry's lead singer. He later joined the Fania All Stars and went with this band on tour to Europe, Asia and Latin America. In 1973, he formed his own band called "Orquesta Revelación" and recorded "Así se compone un son" under the Fania record label. With this song, Miranda entered the new salsa craze which was sweeping the nation and was then baptized as "El Niño Bonito de la Salsa" ( 'The Pretty Boy of Salsa"). He went on to launch his own record label "IM Records" and continues to perform nationally to this day.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5350162cdb482.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks with Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/new-york-philharmonic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/new-york-philharmonic Date: July 15, 2014

Due to the weather forecast for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, and out of concern for the safety of the audience and the musicians, NYC Parks, in consultation with the NYPD and the New York Philharmonic, has made the decision to cancel this evening's performance of the New York Philharmonic at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The concert will not be rescheduled. Public safety is our highest priority and the risk of significant weather requires the unfortunate cancellation of this outdoor event.

This outdoor concert on the Parade Ground ends with fireworks.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:00 pm 40.8947, -73.8952 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 16, 2014

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

Tonight's featured band: Howard Fishman and the Biting Fish Brass Band
From New Orleans to NYC, Howard Fishman fuses a blend of early jazz, blues, and country music that goes toe-to-toe with his pop, classical and experimental leanings.

Kenny Bentley, tuba
Etienne Charles, trumpet
Jeremy Clemmons, drums
Howard Fishman, guitar
Mark Williams, trombone

Curated by Ethan Lipton.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: J. Holiday / Jon B in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-j-holiday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/summerstage-j-holiday Date: July 16, 2014

Laid-back Washington, D.C.-based R&B vocalist J. Holiday brings an unexpected edge to R&B music. He bears a street sensibility and bravado normally reserved for hip-hop but remains inspired by groups such as Boyz II Men and Jodeci. His first release, the hit single “Be with Me” was the prelude to the full-length debut album, Back of My Lac' . The album became a major success due to singles like “Bed” and “Suffocate,” both of which topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Holiday’s second album, the more romantic Round 2, shows audiences a softer side with tracks that are reminiscent of early 70’s soul.

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.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb749c9d79.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 17, 2014

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

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Bari Koral]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/mad-sq-kids-bari-koral http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/mad-sq-kids-bari-koral Date: July 17, 2014

Bari Koral is a beloved family recording artist and educator in New York City. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes and interactive live shows featuring lots of music, movement, and even some kids yoga have gained her thousands of young (and not so young!) fans.

She’s a very popular choice on Sirius/XM Kids, and her songs are widely played in classrooms, play spaces and kids yoga studios.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53612cc7be6ad.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: July 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mobb Deep in assocation with Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summerstage-mobb-deep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summerstage-mobb-deep Date: July 17, 2014

One of the most prolific and original groups in hip hop, the infamous Mobb Deep are still a very active force in today’s music industry with twenty years of experience. The group has appeared on records that have sold over 40 million copies. Hailing from the Queensbridge neighborhood of NYC, the duo has been responsible for delivering some of the most popular and forever current anthems in rap music. Tracks like “Survival Of The Fittest" “Shook Ones Part II” and “Quiet Storm RMX” have remained significant and still move crowds from NY to Tokyo. Mobb Deep’s ability to perfectly describe their gritty surroundings and lifestyle always made them a first choice for music writers and critics across the board. Mobb Deep have graduated to the role of cult group; today, they are followed by a new wave of cutting edge music listeners, as well as their original core foundation of hip hop aficionados.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb82470a94.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-sounds1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-sounds1 Date: July 17, 2014

Join Solomon Hicks guitarist for a smooth evening of Blues music.

Summer Sounds is presented by NYC Parks and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Blondes Have More Fun: A Rod Stewart Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/blondes-have-more-fun-featuring-rick-larrimore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/blondes-have-more-fun-featuring-rick-larrimore Date: July 17, 2014

Enjoy a musical tribute capturing four decades of Rod Stewart hits, featuring Rick Larrimore.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Forever Ray]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 17, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Forever Ray", a tribute to Ray Charles.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeger Fest Opening Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/seeger-fests-opening-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/seeger-fests-opening-night Date: July 17, 2014

In the past year the world lost both folk legend Pete Seeger and his wife of seventy years, Toshi. The Hudson River Park is proud to present the opening night of Seeger Fest, a FREE five-day event honoring the lives and legacies of Pete and Toshi Seeger through music, film and community events.

The opening night will be a screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song that follows Mr. Seeger’s life as a musician and activist. The film includes interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie and many others. Before the screening there will be a short concert featuring The Chapin Sisters with special guests Adira & Alana Amram, Aurora Barnes and Kristen Graves, skilled singer-songwriters who bring their own style and voice to the stage. They frequently collaborate with their father Tom Chapin and are inspired by their late uncle Harry Chapin who, like Pete, used music as a tool for social change.

After the music and before the screening, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, Pete Seeger’s grandson and associate producer of Pete Seeger: The Power of Song will briefly talk about the film and answer a few questions from the audience.

Please go to www.SeegerFest.org to learn about the additional Seeger Fest events which include a July 20th concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors and a July 21st concert at SummerStage in Central Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b2ca4464547.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Zedd]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-zedd http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-zedd Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

See Zedd perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing Along with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sing-along-with-patrick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sing-along-with-patrick Date: July 18, 2014

Join Patrick Raftery for a fun-filled, family-friendly summer sing along.

Enjoy plenty of fun in the forest as we sing about animals and great ways to experience the outdoors. Afterwards, join us for an optional [and weather-permitting] cool down through the lawn sprinklers.

Registration recommended.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-new-music Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Lovebomb Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band Date: July 19, 2014

Lovebomb Band will premiere on opening day for the Staten Island Beach Fest. Listen to their musical hits on the Concert Lawn as you eat free ice cream samples and watch Matt Long build his sandcastle masterpiece.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97e3853e13.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 20, 2014

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

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

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: New Songs of Justice: An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger featuring Amanda Palmer / Anti-Flag (acoustic) / Toni Blackman / The Chapin Sisters / Rebel Diaz / Steve Earle / Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion / James Maddock / Mike + Ruthy / ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/summerstage-new-songs-of-justice-an-evening-honoring-pete-seeger-antiflag-toni-blackman-rebel-diaz-steve-earle-james-maddock-elizabeth-mitchell-dan-zanes-mike-ruthy-nyraine-amanda-palmer-michael-glabicki-of-rusted-root-dj-sets-by-kool-herc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/summerstage-new-songs-of-justice-an-evening-honoring-pete-seeger-antiflag-toni-blackman-rebel-diaz-steve-earle-james-maddock-elizabeth-mitchell-dan-zanes-mike-ruthy-nyraine-amanda-palmer-michael-glabicki-of-rusted-root-dj-sets-by-kool-herc Date: July 21, 2014

Hip hop, Indie-rock, punk and folk artists committed to social change will come together to honor musician and activist Pete Seeger. The program’s hosts are Gina Belafonte, Harry Belafonte’s daughter and Kitama Jackson, Pete Seeger’s grandson.

Mr. Seeger and Mr. Belafonte became international household names as singers who stood for change. For Belafonte that meant being involved in both the Civil Rights Movement in US and the Anti-Apatheid movement in South Africa. For Seeger that meant getting people singing, and then using song to lead marches and rallies around the world. From the labor movement to the Civil Rights movement to the environmental movement, Pete Seeger was always on the front lines.

Today’s artists aren’t that different from Seeger and Belafonte, they also use music as a means to give voice to the voiceless and inspire people to change the world for themselves, their communities and future generations.

Anti-Flag have been spreading their message of unity to the masses for two decades. Through the years, they’ve gone from non-stop tours crisscrossing North America in a dilapidated van to world tours spanning five continents. From humble beginnings in the Steel Town, Anti-Flag has worked hard to use music as a force for positive change. They are advocates for worker and human rights, environmentalism, animal rights, healthcare, conscientious objectors, prison reform and freedom for political prisoners, equality and peace. Last year Anti-Flag celebrated 20 years as a band. The band joined forces with Art For Amnesty to release an electrifying version of “Toast To Freedom,” the now-classic commemorative song written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International. The track — inspired by the imprisonment of Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot and benefiting human rights organization Amnesty International – was recorded at the legendary Hansa Studio in Berlin, Germany, and features Donots, Ian D’Sa of Billy Talent, and Bernd of Beatsteaks. Anti-Flag’s music and message is a call to action for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to focus on making tomorrow a better place for all. As Anti-Flag celebrates 20 years, they carry the torch forward putting emphasis of the band and every show played on community.

Toni Blackman is the first Hip Hop artist selected to work as a US Hip Hop Ambassador with the US Department of State. Her experiences in cultural diplomacy as an artist enables her to move through various communities (the arts, political circles, international gatherings, youth groups, academia, music industry, etc). As an official Hip hop Envoy she has traveled extensively throughout South Africa, Botswana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Swaziland, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, performing and working in more than 30 different countries. She has also served as a juror for the American Music Abroad tour, a judge for ExchangesConnect programs, worked with international cultural arts competition, and has been consulted on selection of talent from both North America and Africa for various department initiatives. An Echoing Green Fellow, a former Open Society Institute Fellow, creator of Freestyle Union and Rhyme like a Girl, Toni is both highly respected as an artist and social entrepreneur. She was commissioned by the African Continuum Theater Company in Washington, DC to co-write and co-star in “The Hip Hop Nightmares of Jujube Brown” and has featured pieces at the NY Hip Hop Theater Festival. Toni’s first book, Inner-Course was released in 2003 (Villard/Random House). She recently completed Wisdom of the Cipher which will be released late Spring/Summer 2014. Her new book, Travels of a Lyrical Ambassador: A Poetic Memoir, has a 2015 release date, and will have an accompanying soundtrack.

The Chapin Sisters, Lily & Abigail Chapin are known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. They’ve been compared to sister acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their original songs and arrangements have a very contemporary aspect, with elements of pop, blues, folk, and even psychedelic rock. Abigail and Lily were born in Brooklyn New York. They couldn’t help but pick up a thorough grounding in traditional American roots music and folk-rock from their father, 3-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin. He, along with their grandfather Jim Chapin, a jazz drummer, and their uncle, singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, created an environment wherein music held an almost sacred purpose, of bringing people together, whether it be for family, humanitarian purposes, or joyful release. When the family relocated to New York’s Hudson Valley, the girls attended a Waldorf school whose arts-based education added training in orchestral music and the complicated harmonies of Shape-note songs and old English folk ballads. Through elementary and high school they sang on over a dozen studio albums. With two critically-acclaimed full-length albums under their belt, 2008’s Lake Bottom LP and 2010’s Two, Abigail and Lily released A Date with the Everly Brothers in the Spring of 2013. Recorded in one day, live in the studio with a full band in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the album includes 14 of the sisters’ favorite Everlys songs, a tribute as well as a master class in harmony singing. The album was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, The New York Times’ T magazine, and included on many year-end top 10 lists. The Chapin Sisters are currently working on their next album.

Fronted by MC’s Rodstarz, and MC/Producer G1, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip-Hop. After first performing at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006 in front of a half million people, the bilingual crew has taken the international community by storm with their explosive live shows. With influences ranging from Chicago house to South American folk, Rebel Diaz combines classic boom bap tradition with Hip-Hop’s global impact. The group’s versatility has allowed for them to share the stage with the likes of Common, Mos Def, and Public Enemy, while feeling right at home with acts like Rage Against the Machine and Calle 13. Multiple tours throughout Europe and Latin America have only solidified their international appeal. With roots in Chicago, and now based in the South Bronx, Rebel Diaz has also piqued the interest of the academic community with their poignant social commentary and energetic performances. They have spent the last 8 years visiting dozens of colleges and universities, facilitating workshops, speaking on panels, and performing at national conferences. Building on this growing network of positive young people in Hip-Hop, the group opened a community arts center in the South Bronx in 2008, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDACBX). On the heels of their critically acclaimed Otro Guerrillero mixtape series, and 2011′s #Occupy The Airwaves mixtape, Rebel Diaz released their debut album, The Radical Dilemma, in December 2013.

A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’ (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009). I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011) is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.”

Nearly a decade after folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride on Wassaic Way, a collection of 11 new songs to be released August 6th on Rte 8 Records. Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone at the Loft in Chicago, Wassaic Way finds Guthrie and Irion pushing further beyond the folky sound they established on 2005’s Exploration, their first studio LP. Any of the songs on Wassaic Way could be a single, which speaks to the strength of the songwriting, and also to Guthrie and Irion’s underlying goal: they wanted an album that moves them one step closer to getting at the heart of who they are as writers and performers.“Every record has been a huge learning curve, and you get pushed beyond your limits, and then your limits are way bigger,” Guthrie says. “I think we’re still at the beginning of what we can do as recording artists. I think we’re just starting to carve a path that we can walk on.”

James Maddock affirms his status as a fixture on the Folk and Americana scene with the release of Another Life, his latest album on Jullian Records. Nodding to ‘70s rock with shimmering acoustic guitars, an understated rhythm section and flourishes of fiddle, mandolin, piano and dobro, Another Life bridges the mainstream appeal of songwriters like Jesse Harris and Norah Jones and the quirkier sensibility of Loudon Wainwright. With funding entirely from fan contributions through PledgeMusic, Maddock worked with producer Matt Pierson, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell (who’s played with Bob Dylan and Levon Helm) and bassist Tony Scherr (who plays with Norah Jones). After fronting the Columbia Records band Wood, whose debut Songs From Stamford Hill was featured prominently on TV shows such as “Dawson’s Creek,” Maddock moved from England to New York City in 2003. His 2009 album Sunrise On Avenue C won a New York Music Award for Best Americana Album, while follow-up Wake Up And Dream ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV's Listener Poll. He has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows). According to radio legend Vin Scelsa, Maddock's "heartbreakingly beautiful and exquisitely crafted" music "touches the soul." Maddock is a constant live presence in the U.S. and Europe.

After thousands of concerts across tens-of-thousands of miles, Ruth Ungar & Mike Merenda have emerged as one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos. As story-tellers, as singers, as poets and as parents (they tour with their two small children), Mike + Ruthy are heralds of an American cultural awakening that values honesty and togetherness, prefers grit to glitz, and revels in the old-fashioned telling of a story. Described as “rich, vintage Americana” by Time Out NY, Mike + Ruthy’s 2012 Woody Guthrie collaboration “My New York City” is being hailed as one of the most gorgeous pieces ever to have come out of the archive. Mike + Ruthy can hold an intimate audience in the palm of their hands, and then when it's festival season it's time to crank it up a notch and expand the band. An Americana mix of bass, drums and pedal steel add swirl and stomp, making their set even more powerful, and fun for the big stage. A beautiful, live, duo record and a fresh, full-band, studio album are currently in the works for release in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Song writer and award winning Poet Nyraine Santiago better known as Nyraine is a poetic genius born and raised in Harlem. From his earliest years since the age of seven he would spend countless hours writing poems, paraphrasing and memorizing stanzas which eventually led to birthing his own creative talents. Nyraine’s first musical forays began at the early age of 11. He became a featured vocalist with the New York Boys Choir with whom he toured with throughout the United States and Internationally. Nyraine performed with legends such as Diana Ross , Michael Bolton and in 1995 was invited to Japan to sing for Pope John Paul III. A very influential point in his early performance life would be when Nyraine and the Boy's Choir sang alongside Coolio in the live telecast performance of “Gangsta’s Paradise” along with the Legendary Stevie Wonder and LV in Radio City Music Hall at the 1995 Billboard Music Awards. Nyraine has a way of drawing you into his mind and soul with his words which not many can do. It’s the combination of the vibrations, frequency of his vocals and his deep over standing of the words he speaks. Some of his current accomplishments include: wining the 2012 Underground Music Awards Lyricist of the year title, featured articles in the XXL Magazine and Hip Hop Weekly. He is the next great MCee .

Provocative, irreverent, controversial and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of music, theater and art. Amanda first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. In 2008, she released her debut solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, produced by Ben Folds and accompanied by a fine art photography book featuring text by esteemed author Neil Gaiman (who Palmer has since married). Amanda is widely known as “The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll” for her constant and disarmingly intimate engagement with her fans via her blog, Tumblr, and Twitter, and has been at the vanguard of using both “direct to fan” and “pay what you want” business models to build and run her business. In May of 2012 she made international news when she raised nearly $1.2 million pre-selling her new album, Theatre is Evil via Kickstarter. Theatre is Evil went on to debut in the “Billboard Top 10” when it was released on Sept. 11, 2012, and has been released in over 20 countries on her own label, 8ft records. Amanda was invited to present a “TED Talk” at TED’s 2013 Conference. To date her Talk, “The Art of Asking”, has been viewed more than 4 million times worldwide. 2013 also saw the release of “An Evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer”- a 3 CD collection of tracks culled from a live tour with her husband and best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

Rusted Root, the multi-platinum sextet out of Pittsburgh, evolved around front-man Michael Glabicki’s distinct sound and grew into a musical entity that has thrived in a non-genre specific category all its own. In addition to the two decades with Rusted Root, Glabicki is exploring new sounds and opening new doors with his solo carrer. He has started touring nationally as a trio act, and explains that although he has his roots with Rusted Root, the sound is very different. Glabicki has always invited the audience to participate in the creation of Rusted Root’s music. He frequently tests new songs on the road to see the fan reaction. Constantly writing new material, Glabicki finds that some of it fits his solo sound better than Rusted Root’s. He currently routes his solo tours around the Rusted Root schedule, and has multiple performances throughout the year. While not on tour with Rusted Root or working on his solo career, Glabicki also has started his own studio, Red Cloud in Pittsburgh. What started as a place for him to write and record new songs, has now grown into a full scale studio where local musicians can rent space to work on their new albums. A multifaceted musician, producer and songwriter, Glabicki’s talents are unique and extremely uplifting. His solo tour dates and new music are extensions of his creative talent, and will inspire all those who participate.

Clive Campbell aka DJ Kool Herc is credited with originating hip hop music. He first began to spin records in the recreation room of his Bronx building in the 1970's, isolating and mixing together breaks from different songs and forming the basis of what the world has come to know as Hip-Hop.

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-21 2014-07-21 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ebd655678b.jpeg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Anthony Hamilton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/21/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton Date: July 21, 2014

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

Enjoy the soulful sounds of Grammy-Award winning artist Anthony Hamilton, under the stars.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-07-21 2014-07-21 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/mad-sq-kids-alex-the-kaleidoscope-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/mad-sq-kids-alex-the-kaleidoscope-band Date: July 22, 2014

Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band ’s concerts are an electrifying, communal experience! Expect hand clapping, foot stomping, world-music infused rhythms alongside emotional arrangements that provide precious bonding opportunities for parent and child to get lost in the magic of the music.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-22 2014-07-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53612fd7d0925.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/22/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 22, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-22 2014-07-22 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Morley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 23, 2014

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

Tonight's featured band: Morley
The international artist and native New Yorker performs all over the world, bringing her uplifting blend of jazz, folk, and soul with deep grooves and conscious lyrics.

Morley, lead vocals
Amanda Ruzza, bass
Alex Nolan, guitar
Mauricio Zottarelli, drums

Program:
Softly
Temporary Lighthouses
Be the One
Love and Understanding
Pleasure
Free Fall
When I Love You
Desert Girl
Kicking Off the Covers
Sweeping Stars
Women of Hope

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-23 2014-07-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[ChamberWorks Chamber Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/chamberworks-chamber-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/23/chamberworks-chamber-orchestra Date: July 23, 2014

Join the talented young string players from ChamberWorks Summer Institute as they perform a fun and interactive concert of classical and film music. This concert is part of their week-long tour to New York City. The students are joined by soloists Marcus Pyle a Juilliard graduate, Stephanie Moorehouse and Aryc Lane. [Works by Vivaldi, Grieg, Copland, Mancini, and more!]

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-23 2014-07-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 24, 2014

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

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: The Dirty Sock Funtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/mad-sq-kids-the-dirty-sock-funtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/mad-sq-kids-the-dirty-sock-funtime-band Date: July 24, 2014

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is “New York’s best rock band for kids” (Time Out New York Kids reader’s poll), and the makers of “the most innovative and exciting children’s music EVER! (MTV). Their live show of rock music, comedy and interactive jams tour across the globe currently on for their critically acclaimed album The Dirty Socks Come Clean.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536132d8dd9ad.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's RiverRocks featuring Teenage Fanclub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-teenage-fanclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-teenage-fanclub Date: July 24, 2014

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

Teenage Fanclub The once rambunctious alternative rockers, with their timeless jangly fuzz-laced power pop songs and stellar reputation, have matured into wise elder statesmen that keep creating new music that matters.

Rain or Shine

Sponsored by Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, and Pacifico Clara.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535563f5e4f53.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pasofino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino Date: July 24, 2014

Journey across all the borders of the Latin music genres.

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014: DooWop with The Devotions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 24, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of doowoop music with "The Devotions."

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a5cc789baa.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Kings of Leon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-kings-of-leon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-kings-of-leon Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

See rock band Kings of Leon perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-new-music Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Beatles Tribute Concert at the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/beatles-concert-at-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/beatles-concert-at-the-beach Date: July 25, 2014

Enjoy an evening of Beatles music with this terrific tribute band.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew in association with LargeUp and Federation Sound - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer & Federation Sound]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summerstage-chronixx-the-zincfence-redemption-junior-reid-the-rice-and-peas-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summerstage-chronixx-the-zincfence-redemption-junior-reid-the-rice-and-peas-crew1 Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

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

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ec851ad021.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 26, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem's Free Indie Rock Showcase: Zerobridge, The Rotaries, and KDH]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/playdiems-indie-rock-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/playdiems-indie-rock-showcase Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 206-6083

Location: McCarren Park Field House (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7219, -73.9518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c94b007f326.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: July 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA["Tycoon Dog" Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tycoon-dog-live-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tycoon-dog-live-performance Date: July 27, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summerstage-presents-rock-steady-crew-37th-anniversary-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summerstage-presents-rock-steady-crew-37th-anniversary-concert Date: July 27, 2014

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

Smoothe Da Hustler featuring Trigger Tha Gambler & General DV

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

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

Hosted by: EOW

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351516c357c6.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 27, 2014

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

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

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents An Evening with Stephanie Mills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-stephanie-mills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-stephanie-mills Date: July 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Moona Luna]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna Date: July 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536137c27bf78.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 29, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-felix-hernandez-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-felix-hernandez-rhythm-revue Date: July 29, 2014

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecae504b89.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Ayo Awosika]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 30, 2014

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

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

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Ingrid Michaelson / Neulore / Secret Someones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-presents-ingrid-michaelson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-presents-ingrid-michaelson Date: July 30, 2014

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

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

Doors 5:00 PM | Show 6:00 PM


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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53723108af0c9.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Lisette Melendez / Coro / George Lamond / hosted by Mick Benzo in association with Universal Zulu Nation and the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- Date: July 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecd1fea813.jpeg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 31, 2014

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

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Shine and the Moonbeams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mad-sq-kids-shine-and-the-moonbeams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mad-sq-kids-shine-and-the-moonbeams Date: July 31, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613e0feaa5c.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Joanie Leeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-hot-peas-n-butter-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long!

Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10 a.m., followed by fun activities, face painting, shows and performances

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a4767b369.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Joe Bataan / Boogaloo Assassins / DJ Turmix]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-joe-bataan-boogaloo-assassins-dj-turmix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-joe-bataan-boogaloo-assassins-dj-turmix Date: July 31, 2014

Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecefe6a1f7.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mike Delgidice and Big Shot featuring current members of Billy Joels's Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band Date: July 31, 2014

This premiere Billy Joel Show is returning!

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents A Tribute to Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 31, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Enrique Iglesias]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-enrique-iglesias Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

See Enrique Iglesias perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 2, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summerstage-dr-john-the-night-trippers-hurray-for-the-riff-raff1 Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed39ecf90e.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: Shine & The Moonbeams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/pier-kids-shine-the-moonbeams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/pier-kids-shine-the-moonbeams Date: August 3, 2014

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

Art activities start at noon.

Part of the series Pier Kids.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[6th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/6th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/6th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-concert Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

This program will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8601, -73.9337 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395cdc88a84a.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas in association with Revive Music - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summerstage-gregory-porter-revive-big-band-led-by-igmar-thomas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summerstage-gregory-porter-revive-big-band-led-by-igmar-thomas Date: August 3, 2014

Gregory Porter’s Blue Note Records debut, the 2014 GRAMMY winning Liquid Spirit, arrived on the heels of two critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers. Don Was, President of Blue Note, encouraged Porter to stay true to his artistic vision. “I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel,” Porter says, “Those elements make their way inside my music. And I’ve always heard them in jazz.” Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in JazzTimes, saying, “We haven’t had a male singer like him in a long time. He’s such a wonderful writer. He’s a story teller.”

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

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed574239bb.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Old School Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-anthony-hamilton Date: August 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: The Okee Dokee Brothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f84216b1.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Típica 73 with guest: Adalberto Santiago / Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-tipica-73-with-guest-adelberto-santiago-williamsburg-salsa-orchestra Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ed6aae18cb.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Abiah]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mobile Mondays LIVE - The Salsoul Edition featuring Joe Bataan / First Choice / Double Exposure / Instant Funk / Ladies of Skyy / Carol Williams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-the-salsoul-edition-featuring-joe-bataan-first-choice-double-exposure-instant-funk-ladies-of-skyy-carol-williams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-mobile-mondays-live-the-salsoul-edition-featuring-joe-bataan-first-choice-double-exposure-instant-funk-ladies-of-skyy-carol-williams Date: August 6, 2014

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

Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534edc9e617ab.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music: Los Monstritos]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-music-los-monstritos-young-monsters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-music-los-monstritos-young-monsters Date: August 6, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d673f81a02f.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: August 7, 2014

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

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Tim and the Space Cadets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/mad-sq-kids-tim-and-the-space-cadets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/mad-sq-kids-tim-and-the-space-cadets Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536140d9de495.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's RiverRocks featuring Temples]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-temples http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-temples Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Rain or Shine

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5355685670dd8.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sunset Concert Series: Rock and Acoustic Soft Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sunset-concert-series-rock-and-acoustic-soft-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sunset-concert-series-rock-and-acoustic-soft-rock Date: August 7, 2014

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and Council Members Ignizio, Matteo and Rose are pleased to present a summer concert series in Staten Island's neighborhood parks.

Tonight's perfomances feature Gifford's Lane and James Santarella.

Parks will be open at 6 p.m. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd623b1a30.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mykki Blanco in association with MeanRed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-presents-mykki-blanco-in-association-with-meanred http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-presents-mykki-blanco-in-association-with-meanred Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351521b315c5.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves: Akie Bermiss and Soulfolk Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-grooves-akie-bermiss-and-soulfolk-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-grooves-akie-bermiss-and-soulfolk-experience Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c7ffc7a4b65.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Septeto: Tropical Vibes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sounds-septeto-tropical-vibes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sounds-septeto-tropical-vibes Date: August 7, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Presented by NYC Parks & the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Disco Unlimted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a5e9c2d4a3.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Luke Bryan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

See Luke Bryan perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-new-music Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Army National Guard Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band Date: August 8, 2014

The 42nd Infantry Division Band is comprised of soldiers from all over NY State (several are from Staten Island) that are committed to serving our country and local communities. As members of the New York Army National Guard, the unit was most recently activated to support Hurricane Sandy Recovery Operations on Staten Island, in Rockland County, and at Floyd Bennett field. Come out and enjoy our Army National Guard Band. We want to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival: A Partnership Concert with the International Double Reed Society/NYU]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/washington-square-music-festival-a-partnership-concert-with-the-international-double-reed-societynyu Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 9, 2014

Please join us at the largest multi-cultural festival in New York on August 9 and August 10!

This much anticipated world-class, multi-cultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court. Please visit the related link below for they day's schedule.

Rain or shine.

Please note: Parking is limited. Special buses will operate between the Shea Stadium subway station and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park festival site from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A MetroCard is required to transfer between the park and the subway station.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7406, -73.8407 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e0f70b0a730.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 9, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStagePresents: Motown Gospel Revue featuring Tasha Cobbs / Smokie Norful / Pastor Charles Jenkins / VaShawn Mitchell / Kierra Sheard / Micah Stampley / Brian Courtney Wilson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstagepresents-motown-gospel-revue-featuring-tasha-cobbs-smokie-norful-pastor-charles-jenkins-vashawn-mitchell-kierra-sheard-micah-stampley-brian-courtney-wilson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstagepresents-motown-gospel-revue-featuring-tasha-cobbs-smokie-norful-pastor-charles-jenkins-vashawn-mitchell-kierra-sheard-micah-stampley-brian-courtney-wilson Date: August 9, 2014

When Tasha Cobbs took the stage on June 14, 2012 at Northview Christian Church, in Montgomery, Alabama, she did so neither as a nationally renowned vocalist, nor as a recording artist making her major-label debut. Instead, with microphone in hand, she ascended the platform prepared to do what she had done every week since her teenage years—lead the congregation into worship. Cobbs won her first-ever Grammy for Best Gospel/Contemporary Music Performance for “Break Every Chain.” in 2014, from her album, Grace, a moving example of the raw power of a live worship experience. Produced by multi-award-winning artist and producer VaShawn Mitchell, the eight-song project reveals Tasha at her best as a psalmist, songwriter, and minister. A pastor’s kid and long-time worship leader, Tasha has developed her gifts as a songwriter and psalmist to become a nationally recognized minister. She currently serves as Worship Leader for the Young Adult Division of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, while simultaneously holding the position of Worship Pastor at the dReam Center Church of Atlanta. With the release of Grace, Tasha Cobbs is sure to become a recognized name in churchgoing households across the nation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535152ded5789.jpeg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Jazz on the Great Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill Date: August 9, 2014

Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes! Join us for an afternoon of live music and dancing.

This year's line-up includes: Wycliffe Gordon, T.S. Monk, and Alyson Williams with special guests!

Make sure to take a break and enjoy delicious food truck fare: Domo Taco Japanese inspired tacos, Uncle Gussy's authentic Greek food, Rouge Tomate healthy bistro bites, and CoolHaus gourmet ice cream sandwiches and scoops

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 10, 2014

Please join us at the largest multi-cultural festival in New York on August 9 and August 10!

This much anticipated world-class, multi-cultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court. Please visit the related link below for they day's schedule.

Rain or shine.

Please note: Parking is limited. Special buses will operate between the Shea Stadium subway station and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park festival site from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A MetroCard is required to transfer between the park and the subway station.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7406, -73.8407 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e0f70b0a730.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Earth Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Earth Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms1 Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS PASSENGER / LIAM BAILEY / STU LARSEN / DJ NATASHA DIGGS IN ASSOCIATION WITH GIANT STEP]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey Date: August 10, 2014

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

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


Stu Larsen was born in the town of Dalby, in Australia, a close-knit, religious community of less than 10,000 people. Nothing much happened in Dalby and that was pretty much how folks liked it. Predictability was what made people feel comfortable and Stu's career in a local Bank meant that by the age of 23, his life was pretty well mapped out for him.
In 2010, whilst working on the 'Boy and Bear' tour in Australia, Stu met Mike Rosenberg (of 'Passenger'), back in the days when money was tight and touring meant shared rooms and forged close friendships. Mike was moved by the quality of Stu's insightful material and invited him to support and tour-manage him. Alongside the madness and fame brought about for Mike by the massive success of 'Let Her Go', Stu kept on doing what he loves best - just travelling, sharing his music and taking pictures - but now with much broader horizons and to much larger audiences, building up a stronger and stronger following along the road. Stu has already achieved a #2 on the Australian singer-songwriter chart. Amazingly - and almost uniquely, this was been achieved without management or the backing of a label and was funded entirely by the sale of albums at gigs along his journey. Now, for 2014, Stu plans an album release and a solo tour of Australia, the UK, Europe and America.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee2d7cd5aa.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series: Reggae Night with Gyptian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-reggae-night-with-gyptian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-reggae-night-with-gyptian Date: August 11, 2014

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

VP Records presents Reggae Night with Gyptian and special guest.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Miwa Gemini]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Bobby Sanabria / Screening: Chico and Rita in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-bobby-sanabria-screening-chico-and-rita http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-bobby-sanabria-screening-chico-and-rita Date: August 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535153419ecc6.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: August 14, 2014

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

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sunset Concert Series: R&B and '80s Covers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sunset-concert-series-rb-and-80s-covers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sunset-concert-series-rb-and-80s-covers Date: August 14, 2014

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and Council Members Ignizio, Matteo and Rose are pleased to present a summer concert series in Staten Island's neighborhood parks.

Tonight's perfomances feature The Silas Knight Project and Rock Farm.

Parks will be open at 6 p.m. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd623b1a30.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves: Kelsey Warren and Rebecca Jordan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/garden-grooves-kelsey-warren-and-rebecca-jordan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/garden-grooves-kelsey-warren-and-rebecca-jordan Date: August 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cfff0804c7c.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sounds-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-sounds-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 14, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Presented by NYC Parks & the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents The Regulars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: August 14, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a617429675.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Florida Georgia Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-florida-georgia-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-florida-georgia-line Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

See Florida Georgia Line perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Noah's ARC Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/noahs-arc-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/noahs-arc-performance Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc3a477dedd.JPG Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Friday in the Park Music Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/playdiem-presents-friday-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/playdiem-presents-friday-in-the-park Date: August 15, 2014

Play-diem's free music series stops in Central Park for a free Friday show in the Park. Performers include Craig Greenberg, Letters to Nepal, Fort Vine, and Robert Leslie.

Food for Life will be there raising money and awareness for food banks throughout the city.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 Date: August 16, 2014

Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Kite-making for children and live music with Batala NYC & Shinbone Alley Stilt Band aids your celebration of simple fun throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lagond All Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/lagond-all-stars-rescheduled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/lagond-all-stars-rescheduled Date: August 16, 2014

Enjoy live jazz music with a group of teenage singers & musicians "The Lagond All-Stars." Watch how they wow the crowd with their pulsating afro-beat, high-impact rock & funky grooves!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Squeaky Clean Cowboy Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/staten-island-beach-fest-squeaky-clean-cowboy-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/staten-island-beach-fest-squeaky-clean-cowboy-concert Date: August 16, 2014

Guitarist and singer Glenn Manion will be playing soft rock & roll at the Midland Beach Concert Lawn. Come get your Saturday evening jump started over a dinner picnic by the beach with family and/or friends!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce71e3827bc.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Blood Orange / Moses Sumney / Sean Nicholas Savage in association with Okayplayer - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summerstage-blood-orange http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summerstage-blood-orange Date: August 16, 2014

Devonté (Dev) Hynes is a producer, songwriter, and artist currently based in New York City. He has written and produced songs for a wide range of artists including Solange Knowles, the Chemical Brothers, Florence and the Machine and Sky Ferriera. Dev also writes music under the moniker of Blood Orange, and has released two albums, titled Coastal Grooves and Cupid Deluxe, on Domino Recording Co. Most recently, Dev composed the score for the Gia Coppola directed, and TriBeCa Film Festival featured film, Palo Alto; and in addition, was a speaker at the 2014 TED conference held in Vancouver.

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

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

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee89ee167e.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: SummerDance on Tour, Earth Beat!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-performance-festival-summerdance-on-tour-earth-beat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-performance-festival-summerdance-on-tour-earth-beat Date: August 17, 2014

Be enchanted by the magical movements of nature in Earth Beat, a spectacular dance performance by the Youth Company, part of the SummerDance on Tour!

Get inspired to sway like the wind, stand tall as a tree, and connect to all the living things in the Park and beyond in a magical way.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe's 40th Anniversary Celebration / DJ Rahsaan / Screening: Our Latin Thing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-the-nuyorican-poets-cafes-40th-anniversary-celebration-screening-our-latin-thing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-the-nuyorican-poets-cafes-40th-anniversary-celebration-screening-our-latin-thing Date: August 17, 2014

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

Host: Jive Poetic

Featuring: Carlos Andres Gomez, Caroline Rothstein, Mighty Third Rail, Rico Frederick, Anthony McPherson, Aurora Barnes, Tre G, Craig "muMs" Grant, Saroya Marsh, Rome Neal, Willie Martinez & Chembo Corniel + jazz quartet.

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ed005452832.jpg Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-bellatrix-a-soul-train-tribute-to-women-in-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-bellatrix-a-soul-train-tribute-to-women-in-music Date: August 17, 2014

In homage to the women of soul music, SummerStage, ImageNation and Ubiquita Worldwide present Bellatrix!: A Soul Train Tribute to Women in Music. Dance, listen and watch with us as we celebrate the likes of Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Nona Hendryx, Tina Turner, Celia Cruz and others! This fete kicks off with live performances by special guests Jamila Raegan, The Ki Ki Experience, Raye Six & Phyllisia Ross accompanied by backing band Winston's Crew Collective under the direction of bandleader Dannis Winston. The concert will be followed by a Soul Train Jam spun by the Ubiquita Sound System and a screening of the Academy Award winning film Twenty Feet From Stardom.

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/ev