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The Soundtrack of Parks: NYC Parks Music Playlists 

New York City’s parks are home to a diverse soundtrack, from early hip-hop to tranquil bird songs, that define the culture and our experiences of our city's natural world. We're strengthening that connection between our green spaces, culture, and music with the launch of a new series of specially-curated music playlists, available on Spotify!

Tune In

Whether you're staying home, commuting to your essential job (thank you!), looking to pass time, or just missing the great outdoors, tune in to the soundtrack of New York City's parks! 

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Live from NYC Parks!

Enjoy hit songs from legendary artists, such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Barbra Streisand, and Bob Marley, who have made our parks the scenic backdrop of their live performances. Listen to LIVE from NYC Parks on Spotify

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In Bloom

Enjoy our springtime playlist, a selection of songs named for flowers, featuring hits by Selena, Tom Petty, Seal, Post Malone, and many others! Listen to In Bloom on Spotify

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Wild Wildlife

New York City is home to an abundance of wild animals that share our city's parks, forests, streets, and backyards. In this playlist, we've selected songs inspired by many of the creatures that call New York City their home! Listen to Wild Wildlife on Spotify

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Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month! Listen to our favorite hits from Black music artists who were born and/or raised in NYC. Listen to our Black Music Month playlist on Spotify

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NYC Parks Pride

Celebrate LGBTQIA+ pride in NYC with this upbeat playlist. Listen to NYC Parks Pride on Spotify

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Sun's Out

Enjoy our summertime playlist featuring songs about our favorite star, the sun! Listen to Sun's Out on Spotify

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Fall for NYC

Happy fall! Our new playlist features our favorite autumn-themed songs, perfect for leaf-peeping or getting into the fall mood from home. Listen to Fall for NYC on Spotify

History of Concerts in Parks

For decades our parks have been the settings for some of the most iconic performances. Visit our History Concerts in Parks page to learn more about these incredible experiences!

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