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Concerts

Take in some tunes in New York City's great outdoors. Musicians from around the world perform everything from opera to hip hop to world music, all in a park near you.

Concerts Events

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Aug 17

Garden Grooves

at Miraflores Community Garden , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come to the garden and enjoy live music, featuring Chris Hoffman and the Silver Cord Quartet!
Free!

Aug 17

2017 Waterfront Concert Series: A Decade of Soul, Motown Hits

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:15 p.m.
The concert will feature A Decade of Soul and the greatest Motown hits that will make you want to get up and dance. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free!

Aug 17

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Queens Museum (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug 18

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 18

Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.
Free!

Aug 18

Summer Sounds: Lady and the Vamps

at MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks for a rock and pop performance by Lady and the Vamps!
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ana Carmela Ramirez at Mi Gente Music Festival

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx

12:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Mi Gente! 2nd Annual Latinx Music Festival celebrating Transnational Communities in the Music, Arts and Culture. Their resiliency has helped people beyond borders and…
Free!

Aug 19

Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.
Free!

Aug 19

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
On Saturdays, visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.
Free!

Aug 19

Jazz In the Garden

at Clayton Williams Memorial Garden , Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
t this Harlem celebration, families can take in a live jazz performance by local artists. There will also be refreshments provided.
Free!

Aug 19

RCTA Sunset Concert: Flamenco

at 96th Street Tennis Courts (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Favorites Los Hermons Cintron close out the 2017 season with the Fabulous Flamenco music from the Spanish guitars of Rafael & Cristobal Cintron. Accompanied by a Flamenco dancer.
Free!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug 20

Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach

at Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.
Free!

Aug 20

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - African Cuban Caribbean Jazz

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Expect to hear African-Caribbean jazz music featuring rhythms from around the world.
Free!

Aug 20

Performance: Volker Goetze Secret Island

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Alice Austen House Museum for an audio-visual picnic concert inspired by stories of the “forgotten borough” Staten Island.
Free!

Aug 20

Gospel Fest

at Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Assemblyember Vivian E. Cook and NYC Parks for an evening of Gospel performances!
Free!

Aug 20

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends

at North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.
Free!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Aug 22

Bryant Park Presents: New York City Opera

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy extraordinary performances produced by New York City Opera, including never-before-seen previews of upcoming productions.
Free!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aug 24

Garden Grooves

at Miraflores Community Garden , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come to the garden to enjoy live music featuring Jan Bell and The Maybelles!
Free!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug 25

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Aug 25

Summer Music 2017 at Pelham Bay Park

at Lawn Behind the Track and Field Area (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Head to Pelham Bay Park's free concerts featuring Afro-Cuban Music, Funk with R&B, and Golden Oldies presented by the Bronx Arts Ensemble.
Free!

Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
On Saturdays, visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.
Free!

Aug 26

Summer Sounds: Conjunto Guanatanamo

at Newtown Playground , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks for a perfomance by Conjunto Guanatanamo, an Afro-Cuban band.
Free!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Aug 27

Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach

at Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.
Free!

Aug 27

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Gospel

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Led by the former lead singer of the internationally-known Harlem Gospel Choir, the Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble presents music that transcends and transforms the human spirit.
Free!

Aug 27

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends

at North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.
Free!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Aug 31

Fish, Brew and BBQ

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of fishing, live music, brew, and BBQ right in Brooklyn’s backyard!

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Aug 31

Garden Grooves

at Miraflores Community Garden , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy live music in the garden featuring Marion Cowings!
Free!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sep 1

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sep 3

Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach

at Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.
Free!

Sep 3

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Salsa Dura/Bailable

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Boricua Legend is comprised of world-class musicians and singers that cater to an audience that enjoys dancing to the rhythms of salsa dura.
Free!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sep 7

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sep 9

Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: The Fits

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A dreamy exploration of girlhood, The Fits follows an 11-year-old tomboy as she tries to fit in with her peers after joining an all-girl dance team.
Free!

Sep 9

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Sunset Park , Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
There will be carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!
Free!

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Sep 10

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends

at North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.
Free!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sep 14

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Mineral Springs (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sep 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sep 17

NYC Parks Presents Gertrude Ederle Sings Out! — Musical Show

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and AfterWork Theater, New York City’s one and only recreational theater for adults, for a special presentation of a fully-staged musical show!
Free!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing!

at Marcus Garvey Park , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of swing, live jazz and open dance! Enjoy sharing stories and dancing all while listening to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Come early for a swing dance…
Free!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Concert: Manhattan Chamber Players

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Manhattan Chamber Players is a vibrant ensemble comprised of rising stars on the music scene, many top prizewinners of prestigious competitions including Banff and Naumburg.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and more!
Free!

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

at East Pinetum (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
Free!

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dec 9

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Free!

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Kids

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