NYC Free Concerts and Music Events – Spring / Summer 2016 – New York City – New Yorkled

Free and Cheap Concert Listings for the New York City Metropolitan Area

Be sure to check the official sites for inclement weather updates. The following are free unless otherwise noted.

  • Opera For Two: An Intimate Performance of Big Ideas
    Friday, April 29
    6:00 – 8:00 pm
    at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens
    This program will feature 18th Century violin music with works by Leclair, Reger, Barbella, Telemann, and Mozart performed by the duo Black Marble.
  • Open Mic Night in the Parlor
    Friday, April 29
    6:30 – 8:30 pm
    at Merchant’s House Museum , Manhattan
    Come to share your work or simply enjoy. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
  • Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park
    Saturday, May 14
    1:30 – 2:30 pm
    at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island
    Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
  • As part of SummerStage 2016
    Cage the Elephant / Portugal. The Man / Broncho
    May 16 – 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    SummerStage, Central Park
    Rumsey Playfield
    May 16: Sold Out
    May 17: $45-50
  • Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park
    Friday, May 20
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    at Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center) , Queens
    Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo…

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Free Summer Orchestral Concerts at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park


New Season of Free Concerts in Central Park. All concerts will be performed at the Naumburg Bandshell which is located mid-park just south of the 72nd Street cross-drive.
No tickets issued. 700 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around Concert Ground also available.
No rain dates, No rain location.
The concerts are on the following evenings:


¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line 2015

Chelsea Market Passage
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street
Official Page(s)

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required.


Barge Music Free One Hour Saturday Afternoons

Bargemusic Presents: “Music in Motion”
Located at the Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Official Site

argemusic is at Fulton Ferry Landing near the Brooklyn Bridge

Saturdays at 4:00 pm. Admission FREE

Neighborhood Family Concerts — a one hour performance, including a Q & A session with the musicians (no intermission):

  • Saturday, April 2
  • Saturday, April 9
  • Saturday, April 16
  • Saturday, April 23
  • Saturday, April 30
  • Saturday, May 7
  • Saturday, May 14
  • Saturday, May 21
  • Saturday, May 28

Doors open 15 minutes prior to concert. The program is announced at the performance. NO reserved seating.


Free Performances at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

61 West 62 Street
Official Page(s)
Free Performances Every Week

Immerse yourself in New York’s vibrant performing arts scene by attending one of the weekly free performances offered in Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium.
Admission is free. Seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.


Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival

Featuring Ticketed and Free Performances

Please check the corresponding page linked above to learn about upcoming performances.



Featuring over 100 Free Performances taking place at many parks throughout the five boroughs.

The items taking place within Central Park would be at Rumsey Playfield, located near the 5th Avenue and 72nd Street entrance to the park.

Not all SummerStage events take place within Central Park but rather throughout the 5 boroughs.
Note: Many of the listed items may or may not be a fundraiser and may or may not incur a cost or tickets.

The following below are from last year, 2015. Please stay tuned for updates!


Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival 2015

Free LIVE in High Definition Screenings at Lincoln Center Plaza.
Beginning times will range from 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm with 3000 seats available on a first come, first served basis with no ticketing required.
Learn More here.

  • Friday, August 28, 8:00 PM: WEST SIDE STORY
  • Saturday, August 29, 7:45 PM: CARMEN
  • Sunday, August 30, 8:00 PM: MACBETH
  • Monday, August 31, 7:45 PM: LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN
  • Tuesday, September 1, 7:30 PM: IOLANTA/BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE
  • Wednesday, September 2, 7:30 PM: COSÌ FAN TUTTE
  • Thursday, September 3, 7:45 PM: IL TRITTICO
  • Friday, September 4, 7:45 PM: ROMÉO ET JULIETTE
  • Saturday, September 5, 8:00 PM: LA TRAVIATA
  • Sunday, September 6, 7:45 PM: DON GIOVANNI
  • Monday, September 7, 8:00 PM: AIDA


Seaside and Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series in Brooklyn

Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series

Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street, across the street from Kings County Hospital.
Performers are subject to change without notice. Check the official website or call the concert hotline for updates at 718-222-0600, or listen to WBLS-FM 107.5.

  • Morris Day and The Time
    Monday, July 27, 7:30 pm
  • Monday, August 3, 7:30 pm
    Annual Gospel Night
    Ricky Dillard & The New G.
  • Monday, August 10, 7:30 pm
    VP Records Presents Reggae Night
    Freddie McGregor
    Christopher Martin
    New Kingston
  • Monday, August 17, 7:30 pm
    Old School Night
    Doug E. Fresh
    Kurtis Blow
    Special Ed

A long standing Brooklyn tradition, music under the stars. (718-469-1912)
Official Page here…

Seaside Concert Series in Brooklyn

Three Nights at MCU Park (FREE!)
1904 Surf Avenue, Coney Island, Brooklyn:

  • Wednesday, July 22, 7:30 pm
    JT Taylor
    “The Voice”
    (Formerly of Kool & The Gang)
  • Thursday, July 23, 7:30 pm
    Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
  • Friday, July 24, 7:30 pm
    Latino Music by the Sea
    Eddie Santiago

Official Page here…


Broadway in Bryant Park 2015

Bryant Park is one of those parks situated in one of the most opportune of places. Nearby are such hotspots as Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Fifth Avenue with all its many shops and of course the NY Public Library, located right beside the park itself, at which there’s actually a small art museum. So make the best of your day when visiting this grand midtown locale by planning your trip accordingly!
Enjoy songs from all your favorite current Broadway shows sung by the stars themselves
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm / Thursdays
presented by 106.7 LiteFM

12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn

  • Thursday, July 9
    STOMP, WICKED, It Shoulda Been You, FUERZA BRUTA
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, July 16
    Finding Neverland, CHICAGO, SISTAS: The Musical, MAMMA MIA!
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, July 23
    Kinky Boots, BEAUTIFUL, The Phantom Of The Opera, SAYONARA
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, July 30
    Matilda, On The Town, LES MISERABLES, The Fantasticks
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, August 6
    AMAZING GRACE, Something Rotten!, Ruthless!, Allegiance: A New Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn
  • Thursday, August 13
    Mrs. Smith’s Broadway Cat-Tacular!, Once Upon a Mattress, The King and I, Dames at Sea
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn


Free Summer Concert Series Returns to the Upper West Side at the Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square Heats Up with Outdoor Music and Yoga at Richard Tucker Park
Friday, August 7 – September 25, Noon to 2:00pm at Broadway and 66th Street from Noon until 2:00 pm. at Broadway and 66th Street.

  • Friday, August 14 – Machu Picchu to Havana
    Inti & the Moon | Afro Andes
  • Friday, August 21 – World Music’s Evolving Grooves
    Dahka Band | Karikatura


Tudor City – Concerts for City Greens

South Park – 41st Street
(rain dates will be held the following evening)
Visit as well the Official Site

  • Wednesday, June 24
    6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 29
    6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 2
    6:30 – 8:00 pm


Grand Central Partnership’s
Lunchtime Summer Concert Series


345 Park Avenue at East 51st Street
Except where noted, Tuesdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Presented by Rudin Management Company.

  • Tuesday, June 9
    Black Diamond Orchestra (Tribute to Duke Ellington)
  • Thursday, June 11
    Orlando Marin Mambo
  • Thursday, June 18
    The Sophisticated Ladies (Jazz)
  • Tuesday, June 23
    The Ebony Hillbillies (Old Time New Orleans)
  • Thursday, June 25
    Bobby Harden Soul Purpose
  • Tuesday, June 30
    TJ Tomlin Big Band
  • Tuesday, July 7
    Linda Ipanema & Stan Edwards (30’s through 80’s)
  • Thursday, July 9
    Mideri Brothers (Old Time Swing)
  • Thursday, July 16
  • Tuesday, July 21
    Ryan & Lou (And The People They Do)
  • Thursday, July 23
    Quimbombo (Cuban Salsa)
  • Tuesday, July 28
    Tribute to Elvis
  • Tuesday, August 4
  • Tuesday, August 11
    Disco 54
  • Thursday, August 13
    Steel Impressions (Caribbean)
  • Tuesday, August 25
    Shayla & the Shaylettes (Motown)
  • Thursday, August 27
    20th Century USA Orchestra


Lexington Ave at East 53rd Street
Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
Presented by Boston Properties; Midtown Arts Common, Saint Peter’s Church and the Grand Central Partnership.

  • Thursday, June 4
    Pedro Giraudo Sextet
  • Thursday, June 11
    The LSCQ featuring Sharel Cassity and Lauren Sevian
  • Thursday, June 18
    Greg Lewis Organ Monk
  • Thursday, June 25
    Melba Joyce and Time
  • Thursday, July 9
    Alexis Cole Quartet
  • Thursday, July 16
    Jamie Baum and Short Stories
  • Thursday, July 23
    Ron Blake Quartet
  • Thursday, July 30
    Bria Skonberg
  • Thursday, August 6
    Luis Perdomo and Controlling Ear Unit
  • Thursday, August 13
    Nicki Parrott Quartet
  • Thursday, August 20
    Warren Wolf & WOLFPACK
  • Thursday, August 27
    Cynthia Sayer & Her Sparks Fly Quartet


Park Avenue at East 40th Street
Wednesdays, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

  • Not taking place this year due to construction


East 40th Street at Third Avenue
Fridays, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

  • Not taking place this year due to construction


Summer in the Square at Union Square Park

Come join in the celebratory atmosphere of music at Union Square Park +

Music & Dance


Summer Salsa at Waterside Plaza 2015

Free outdoor concerts from 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Enter Waterside Plaza via the footbridge on East 25th Street right before the FDR Drive. Waterside Plaza is located on the East River between 25th and 29th streets, east of the FDR Highway. A complete listing can be found at or the public can call (212) 340-4200 for details

July 9, 23 and August 13, 27


Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2015

Located at 110th Street near Fifth Avenue within Central Park between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
On more than one occasion yours truly has had the wonderful opportunity to witness what goes on at this locale one year and allow me to tell you! It was quite the occasion! Although the music on each particular night was neither the sort that I’d venture out of my way to purchase nor witness, these performances were wholeheartedly the type that makes one wonder, Gee! What took me so long to experience them in the first place? We’re not guaranteeing that they’ll be your cup of tea but they’re definitely worth investigating at least once.
In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be canceled (no rain dates). For more details, day-of weather-related changes or cancellations and accessibility information, please call 212-860-1370.
Sundays through the Summer
June 21 through September 6
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 21 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Frankie Morales & His Mambo of the Times Orquestra (Salsa/Mambo)
  • Sunday, June 28 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Elle Winston (Americana/Blues)
  • Sunday, July 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban Són)
  • Sunday, July 12 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    ¡Retumba! (Afro-Caribbean Music and Dance)
  • Sunday, July 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Sean Smith Quartet (Jazz)
  • Sunday, July 26 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    La Orquesta Jeryco (Salsa)
  • Sunday, August 2 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Famoro Diobate & Kakande (West African Music)
  • Sunday, August 9 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Harlem Blues & Jazz Band (Jump Blues/Jazz)
  • Sunday, August 16 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Quimbombó (Cuban Són)
  • Sunday, August 23 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    Ebony Hillbillies (Bluegrass/Appalachian)
  • Sunday, August 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    International Garifuna Band (Music and Dance of the African Peoples of Central America)
  • Sunday, September 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
    The Dee Dee Michels Gospel Ensemble (Gospel)


Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series

Taking place in Astoria Park, Queens
Visit the official page for more information
Astoria Park Lawn on Shore Blvd. between Hell Gate Bridge and the Pool
Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series 2015 Will Continue Thursday, evenings in July and August.

  • The Cab Calloway Orchestra
    Thursday, July 9, 2015
    7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Swingtime Big Band
    Thursday, July 16, 2015
    7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Michael Patrick’s Ring of Fire Band
    Thursday, July 23, 2015
    7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Piece of the Rock
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Danc’in Machine
    Thursday, August 6, 2015
    7:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Spitfire
    Thursday, August 13, 2015
    7:30 – 9:00 pm


Fox & Friends After the Show All American Summer Music Series

Taking place every Friday at 48th street & 6th avenue right on the Plaza of the Fox building.

Join them every Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 am ET for free music and free Famous Dave’s BBQ. Official Site

  • Friday, May 22
    Jerrod Nieman
  • Friday, May 29
  • Friday, June 5
  • Friday, June 12
    Billy Currington
  • Friday, June 19
    For King and Country
  • Friday, June 26
    Jana Kramer
  • Friday, July 3
    Lee Greenwood
  • Friday, July 10
    Bret Michaels
  • Friday, July 17
    Kelsea Ballerini
  • Friday, July 24
  • Friday, July 31
    Scotty McCreary
  • Friday, August 7
    KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Friday, August 14
    Alice Cooper
  • Friday, August 21
    Night Ranger
  • Friday, August 28
    Blue Oyster Cult


ABC Good Morning America Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield
within Central Park 2015

Looks like ABC has been really busy in trying to bring us the very best in music for this year’s concert series! What with a great startup and so many other great names, one can’t help but get excited over what’s to come! Look below for current Friday Concert listings (Which ARE subject to change)
Approx.: 7:00 am – 9:00 am

  • Friday, May 22, 7:00 am
    Jessie J
  • Friday, May 29, 7:00 am
    Ed Sheeran
  • Friday, June 5, 7:00 am
    Florence + the Machine
  • Friday, June 12, 7:00 am
    Jason Derulo
  • Friday, June 19, 7:00 am
    Adam Lambert
  • Friday, June 26, 7:00 am
    Dierks Bentley
  • Friday, July 3, 7:00 am
  • Friday, July 10, 7:00 am
    Walk the Moon
  • Friday, July 17, 7:00 am
    American Authors supposedly taking place in the studio…NOT outdoors.
  • Friday, July 24, 7:00 am
    Nicki Minaj
  • Friday, July 31, 7:00 am
  • Friday, August 7, 7:00 am
    Luke Bryan
  • Friday, August 14, 7:00 am
    The Band Perry
  • Friday, August 21, 7:00 am
    5 Seconds of Summer
  • Friday, August 28, 7:00 am
  • Friday, September 4, 7:00 am
    Florida Georgia Line

*All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events). Tickets will be available closer to the performance date and fans should check back for more information on how to obtain free tickets.*

Visit also the GMA site.


Madison Square Park Music Concerts 2015

To see details for any of the following music events at the park go here.

  • Madison Square Music: Oval Lawn Series
    Taking place on Wednesdays
  • 2015 Above Ground Series Performers
    Taking place on Wednesdays
  • Madison Square Kids: Entertainment for the youngsters. Kids Concerts at the Farragut Lawn
    Taking place on Thursday Mornings


Celebrate Brooklyn!

The Summer Roster of Concerts and other Music Performances taking place at the Prospect Park Bandshell has been updated and chock full of performances for all to enjoy!

So why not head over to that special page to learn more?!?!? 🙂


NBC’s Annual Today Show Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza
– 49th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues 2014

Taking place in the outdoors at the PLAZA. Be sure to be there extra early due to the crowds that will form. Have Fun!

Various Mornings this Spring and Summer
Approx.: 7:00 am Of course it’ll always be best to show up much much earlier.


  • Friday, May 22: Meghan Trainor
  • Friday, May 29: Pitbull (*In Orlando)


  • Friday, June 5: Charli XCX
  • Friday, June 12: Fall Out Boy
  • Monday, June 15 (*Monday): James Taylor
  • Friday, June 19: Nate Ruess
  • Tuesday, June 23: Janelle Monae and Wondaland
  • Friday, June 26: Imagine Dragons


  • Friday, July 3: Flo Rida
  • Friday, July 10: Fifth Harmony
  • Friday, July 17: Alan Jackson
  • Friday, July 24: Andy Grammer
  • Friday, July 31: Jason Aldean


Please note that the following are items listed within the official page(s) at NBC’s Today Show Site BUT we’re not entirely sure about the validity of whether all these items are outdoors or within the studio. Please keep that in mind.

  • August TBD: Jennifer Lopez
  • Friday, August 7: Keith Urban
  • Tuesday, August 12: Lunch Money Lewis
  • Friday, August 14: Janelle Monae and Wondaland
  • Wednesday, August 19: Little Mix
  • Friday, August 21: Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Monday, August 24: Rob Thomas
  • Tuesday, August 25: Carole King with Abby Mueller and Chilina Kennedy


  • Tuesday, September 1: Maddie and Tae


Visit the official Today Show Page on the NET


Dancing in Bryant Park

Taking place every Wednesday from May 7 – June 11
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm by the Fountain Terrace
in Bryant Park…A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

  • Wednesday, May 6
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Waltz Ball
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 13
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Cuban Salsa
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 20
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Swing and Lindy Hop
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 27
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Samba e Mais
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 3
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Tango
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 10
    Dancing in Bryant Park: Bachata
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 17
    Dancing in Bryant Park: West Coast Swing
    6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 24
    Latin Dancing Festival
    5:00pm – 10:00pm


Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Concerts


421 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
212 838-6878
Listen to live music while relaxing in the garden. Museum tour and
complimentary beverages included. Join as a Museum Member and admission
is free for all concerts. $15 Adults, $5 Children under 12, Babies free.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 6:00 pm: Harpsichord
    Alexandra Dunbar, Juilliard graduate and Washington Heights Musical Society artistic director and teacher, will perform an historically-inspired harpsichord concert of classical music.
  • Tuesday, June 23, 6:00 pm: An Evening of Tavern Tunes
    STOUT, combining hearty vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments, perform traditional American music including popular songs of the 19th-century, drinking tunes, war tributes and sea chanteys in a style that encourages singing along.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 pm: Violin & Cello
    Turtle Bay Music School Faculty Members Isabel Fairbanks and Hilary Castle, founding members of the chamber music duo CIRCE, specialize in classical music as well as American traditional music. In this performance, CIRCE presents a program of classical music written for the violin and cello, as well as arrangements that are unconventional for the duo instrumentation.


New Music in Bryant Park 2015

New Music in Bryant Park
Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America. Details regarding what groups will actually be performing which nights will come at a later date.

  • Monday, May 18 : 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    One classical and one jazz ensemble
  • Monday, May 25 : 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    One classical and one jazz ensemble
  • Monday, June 1 : 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    One classical and one jazz ensemble
  • Monday, June 8 : 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    One classical and one jazz ensemble
  • Monday, June 15 : 4:30 – 10:00 pm
    New Music Festival with six excellent groups.


Harlem Sweet Spot Festival 2015

Celebrate Summer in Harlem with the Sweet Spot Festival

A FREE outdoor event series with world renowned DJ’s, food & vintage market, JetBlue giveaways and family activities

From May through September, the festival will host an eclectic range of musicians, DJ’s, themed dance parties, performance & visual artists, kids art and educational activities, fitness workshops and a market place with an array of food vendors and one-of-a-kind vintage & jewelry selections. The Sweet Spot Festival will have something for everyone! Official Site

  • Friday, May 15
    Night Vintage Baazar W/ SoHA Square
  • Sunday, May 31
    Summer Kick-Off!
  • Friday, June 19
    Night Vintage Bazaar W/ SoHA Square
  • July 8, 15, 22 & 29
    Uptown Flicks Series
  • Saturday, August 1
    Jamaican Indepen-Dance

Philharmonic and Met in the Park Performances – Various Locations – These are FREE events.Opera Singer


New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks

Here are dates provided by the NY Philharmonic Site continue checking here or their site for updates

All concerts will begin at 8:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
For weather updates, call the Parks Hotline: (212) 875-5709.
Featuring the works of: R. Strauss, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Nielsen, Bruch, Grieg, Liszt

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:00 PM
    Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer
    Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan
    Westside entrances: West 81st or 86th Streets at Central Park West
    Eastside entrances: East 79th or 85th Streets at Fifth AvenueBarber – The School for Scandal Overture
    Gershwin – Lullaby for String Orchestra
    Bernstein – West Side Story Suite for Violin and Orchestra
    Copland – Appalachian Spring
    Anderson – Fiddle-Faddle
    Rodgers – The Carousel Waltz
    Sousa – The Liberty Bell
    Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM
    Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer
    Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan
    Westside entrances: West 81st or 86th Streets at Central Park West
    Eastside entrances: East 79th or 85th Streets at Fifth AvenueBerlioz – Roman Carnival Overture
    Saint- Saëns – Violin Concerto No. 3
    Stravinsky – Petrushka (original 1911 version)
    Ravel – La Valse
    Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM
    Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer
    Prospect Park, Brooklyn
    Enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West at 9th Street or Bartel-Pritchard Circle at the intersection of Prospect Park West, Prospect Park Southwest and 15th StreetBerlioz – Roman Carnival Overture
    Saint- Saëns – Violin Concert No. 3
    Stravinsky – Petrushka (original 1911 version)
    Ravel – La Valse
    Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM
    Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer
    Cunningham Park, Queens
    Enter at 193rd Street, near 81stst Avenue or Union Turnpike. Concert site is at 193rd Street FieldBarber – The School for Scandal Overture
    Copland – Appalachian Spring
    Anderson – Fiddle-Faddle
    Rodgers – The Carousel Waltz
    Bernstein – West Side Story Concert Suite No. 1
    Gershwin – Lullaby for String Orchestra
    Sousa – The Liberty Bell
    Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM
    Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer
    Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
    Enter the park from Broadway, near West 251st Street. Concert site is north of the baseball fieldsBarber – The School for Scandal Overture
    Copland – Appalachian Spring
    Anderson – Fiddle-Faddle
    Rodgers – The Carousel Waltz
    Bernstein – West Side Story Concert Suite No. 1
    Gershwin – Lullaby for String Orchestra
    Sousa – The Liberty Bell
    Conductor: Alan Gilbert



MET IN THE PARKS – Summer Recital Series

(Latest Season of Free Metropolitan Opera Performances)

Here are dates provided by the Metropolitan Opera Site
Visit their site for details regarding all events and to learn more about the Metropolitan Opera
Please call 212-362-6000 for current information concerning raindates.
All performances are free of charge.

  • Monday, June 15, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Central Park SummerStage
    Janai Brugger, soprano
    Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
    Nathan Gunn, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
    Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Brooklyn
    Janai Brugger, soprano
    Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
    Nathan Gunn, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
    Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
    Kiri Deonarine, soprano
    Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano
    John Moore, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Friday, June 26, 2015, 7:00 pm
    Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
    Kiri Deonarine, soprano
    Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano
    John Moore, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
    Crotona Park, Bronx
    Kiri Deonarine, soprano
    Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano
    John Moore, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 7:00 pm
    Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
    Kiri Deonarine, soprano
    Ginger Costa-Jackson, mezzo-soprano
    John Moore, baritone
    Dan Saunders, pianist



International Accordion Festival 2015


Taking place at Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan
Bryant Park can be found between 5th and 6th Avenues and between 40th and 42nd Streets behind the NY Public Library.

Taking place from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm throughout Bryant Park

  • Wednesday, July 1
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Wednesday, July 8
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Wednesday, July 15
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Wednesday, July 22
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Wednesday, July 29
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Wednesday, August 5
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Wednesday, August 12
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Wednesday, August 19
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Wednesday, August 26
    6:00pm – 8:00pm | Throughout Park
  • Friday, August 28
    Accordion Bands Festival
    For the first time Bryant Park presents a festival of bands playing world music. Each band has at least one accordionist.
    Produced in collaboration with Ariana’s List.
    5:00pm – 9:00pm | Throughout Park




Annual Washington Square Music Festival 2015


Four Free Concerts at 8:00 pm in June and July
Taking place on the Main Stage in the center of Washington Square Park. Seating is first come, first served.

Programming subject to change (Info: 212-252-3621)
Main Stage, Washington Square Park – FREE
Rainspace – To Be Announced

  • Tuesday, June 16, 8:00 pm
    Stanley Drucker, clarinet
    Joseph Anderer: Alphorn, Leopold Mozart; Concerto for Alphorn and chamber orchestra
    Frederico Busoni, Concertino for clarinet and small orchestra op. 48
    Jean Francaix: L’Horloge de Flore for oboe and chamber Orchestra
    Maurice Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
  • Tuesday, June 23, 8:00 pm
    Andre Caplet: Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet, and speaker from E.A. Poe’s “The Mask of Red Death”
    Sofia Gubaidulina: Five Etudes for harp, double bass and percussion
    Bela Bartok: Music for strings, celeste and percussion
  • Tuesday, June 30, 8:00 pm
    Max Bruch: Septet for winds and strings (1849)
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet
  • Tuesday, July 7, 8:00 pm
    New York Jazzharmonic, 17 piece band Ron Wasserman, Artistic Director and Leader
  • November
    Concert at St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village
    Program and date To be announced
    Programs are subject to change

Visit this site for more information as well as for confirmation of changes in scheduling.



Seaport Music Festival

July 11 – August 29, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 pm
Stage at Water and Fulton Streets within the Seaport Area

  • Friday, July 11
    Protomartyr, Alvvays
  • Friday, July 18
    Calvin Love, Las Rosas
  • Friday, July 25
    Torres, High Highs
  • Friday, August 1
    Snowmine, The Casket Girls
  • Friday, August 8
    Black Bananas, Shockwave Riderz
  • Friday, August 15
    Boogarins, Jacco Gardner
  • Friday, August 22
    Dead Gaze, TBA
  • Friday, August 29
    Joanna Gruesome, Big Ups


Flushing Town Hall Free Summer Concert Series

Buy tickets to any of these events now through their online box office or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222


  • Wednesday, July 2
    Monthly Jazz Jam
    Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Don’t play? Come listen! Starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Friday, July 11
    For Families: Bring your yoga mats and enjoy a beautiful sunset yoga session in our beautiful garden. Teachers from Yumcha Yoga Studio will lead everyone in a series of poses, followed by kirtan singing from the Indian bhakti devotional tradition. Suitable for all levels. Starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Sunday, July 13
    For Families: Soul Party weaves through the “Old School Rhythm & Blues” music that set the tone in America during the turbulent changes of the 1960’s, featuring popular songs of Junior Walker & The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bill Withers and Johnnie Taylor. Starts at 1:00 PM.
  • Sunday, July 27
    For Families: Join the Young Dancemakers Company, directed by Alice Teirstein, as they present live music and dance. The concert features percussionist/YDC Music Director William Catanazaro and excerpts of work by renowned choreographer Paul Taylor. Starts at 1:00 PM.


  • Wednesday, August 6
    Monthly Jazz Jam
    Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Don’t play? Come listen! Starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Sunday, August 10
    For Families: Influenced by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, Brian Clayton & The Green River Band blend modern contemporary country music with today’s commercial pop rock sound. Starts at 1:00 PM.
  • Sunday, August 10
    For Families: Join us for a drum circle under the August moon in Flushing Town Hall’s beautiful garden with master drummers Babloe Shankar. Begin with workshops on Indian tabla drums and other percussive instruments, then jam with the entire group. Starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Sunday, August 24
    For Families: Known for exciting and exhilarating performances, The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble infuses the indigenous rhythms and music from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines with African, Latin and Jazz Rhythms, creating a high-energy music-and-dance spectacular. Starts at 1:00 PM.
  • Wednesday, August 27  – Fri Aug 29
    For Families: Join us this year for the 5th annual Korean Culture Summer Camp, and explore the magical wonderland of Korean goblins through traditional folk songs, dance theater, and art! Students will have the opportunity to make their own dokkaebi (Korean goblin) costumes, learn how to perform a sogo dance, and play traditional games.


Annual Summer Organ Series at Riverside Church

The RiversideChurch, Nave
490 Riverside Drive
(Betw. 120th – 122nd Streets)

Each concert will feature music performed by talented organists on the Church’s 206-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, the second largest instrument in New York City, with over 12,000 pipes. Learn more here…

  • Tuesday, July 1
    Gordon Turk, Auditorium Organist, Ocean Grove, NJ. A program of American composers in honor of the July 4th holiday includes works by Francis Hopkinson, Philip Phile, Charles Ives, Horatio Parker, Hugh McAmis and McNeil Robinson.
  • Tuesday, July 8
    Joyce Jones, International Concert Organist, Waco, TX.  A legendary American virtuoso plays works by Bach, Van Hulse, Dupréand Boulnois.
  • Tuesday, July 15
    Christopher Creaghan, Associate Organist, The Riverside Church, NYC.  Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.
  • Tuesday, July 22
    Robert McCormick, Director of Music and Organist, St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington D.C. Renowned organist and improviser plays Elgar’s monumental Sonata in G, improvisation on submitted themes.
  • Tuesday, July 29
    Jelani Eddington,Concert Organist, Racine, WI. A special concert of live organ improvisation accompanying the 1926 silent film comedy classic, The General, starring Buster Keaton.
  • Tuesday, August 5
    Christopher Johnson, Director of Music, The Riverside Church, NYC. Works bySaint-Saëns, Whitlock, Borodin, Cocker. With “Terra Voce:” Elizabeth Brightbill (flute) and Andrew Caggert (cello).

Prior to each concert at 6:30 p.m., audiences will also have the chance to enjoy an incredible recital performed on one of the most famous carillons in the world—the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon.  The carillon’s centerpiece, the Bourdon Bell—weighing 20 tons—is the world’s largest and heaviest tuned bell ever cast. Its smallest bell weighs ten pounds.  Featuring 74 bells in total, in terms of physical size and weight (over 100 tons), the Riverside carillon has never been surpassed.

Music & Other Entertainment at Riverside Park, NYC

There’s plenty going on at this wonderful stretch of parkland along Manhattan’s upper west side. This park which stretches from 68th street all the way up to 155th street will play host to quite a bit of goings on the entire year through.

Hudson River Park Music and Dance, 2013

There’s a heck of a whole lot goin’ on at Hudson River Park this coming season! From MoonDance to RiverRocks as well as other featured concerts….’we’ll all be in a dancing frenzy as we move to the beat of so many musical performances.