Bryant Park Picnics: Accordion Festival
Friday, September 14, 2018
5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
The five-hour Friday finale of Accordions Around the World.
Experience the wide range of this often-overlooked and little-known instrument at this special event, featuring Shashmaqam (Bukharian Jewish Music and Dance from Central Asia), Rhode Island-based João Cirilo Pilom Batuko Band (Funana and Batuko from Cape Verde), New York's own Shilpa Ray (Indie rock on the harmonium), Italian superstars Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Pizzica Tarantata from Puglia), and all-women, sister act Rimel (Mexican Norteño).
This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow so audience members can spread out and relax while enjoying the performance. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair on Friday evenings.
Photo credit: Matthrew Eisman