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.

  • Chairlift
    June 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Red Hook Park
    Bay Street between Henry Street and Clinton Street
    Brooklyn, NY United States
  • Just Blaze and Friends
    June 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Red Hook Park
    Bay Street between Henry Street and Clinton Street
    Brooklyn, NY United States
  • Blonde Redhead
    June 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Red Hook Park
    Bay Street between Henry Street and Clinton Street
    Brooklyn, NY United States
  • Harlem Dances
    Friday, June 17
    Ballroom Basix / social & fitness skills through Ballroom & Latin fundamentals
  • Kamasi Washington
    June 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    SummerStage, Central Park
    Rumsey Playfield
    New York, NY



  • Duck Down BBQ
    June 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Betsy Head Park
    Dumont Ave. & Strauss St.,
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Freshen Up Friday
    Friday, June 24
    7:00 – 8:00 pm
    125th & Marginal Sts.
    Tattoo Money / downtown stories fuse indie rock sounds with an 808
  • Indigo Girls
    June 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    SummerStage, Central Park
    Rumsey Playfield
    New York, NY

Updated on this Page thus far for 2016

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As Part Of Fleet Week New York 2016

May 28 @ 7:30 pm – May 29 @ 12:30 am

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Chelsea Music Festival 2016

June 10 – 18, 2016

From June 10-18, 2016 in New York City, world-leading musicians and exciting newcomers in the performing, culinary and visual arts will gather to create events that give audiences a chance to hear | taste | see.



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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, Members free, $5 Children under 12, Babies under 1 free

  • Summer Garden Concert: Jazz Guitar
    June 7, 6:00 pm
    Bill Wurtzel, renowned jazz guitarist who has performed worldwide, will delight audiences with classic music from the Great American Songbook.
  • Summer Garden Concert: STOUT
    June 21, 6:00 pm
    Frank Hendricks and Bob Conroy of STOUT will perform an evening of tavern tunes, combining hearty vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments.
  • Summer Garden Concert: Harp
    June 28, 6:00 pm
    Sarah Loveland Gill, Juilliard and Mannes College of Music, will perform classical and Celtic music on her harp in the Museum garden.


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?!?!? 🙂


Annual Washington Square Music Festival 2016


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

  • Tuesday, June 7 at 8:00 pm
    Vivaldi, Nielsen and Brahms
  • Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 pm
    Mozart, Part and Handel
  • Tuesday, June 21 at 8:00 pm
    Eisler, Taylor and Borodin
  • Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00 pm
    New York Jazzharmonic

Rainspaces are at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 West 4th Street.

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

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

  • NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
    Rossini and Mozart
    Wednesday, June 15
    Great Lawn, Central Park
    Followed by Fireworks by Bay Fireworks
  • NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
    Beethoven and Wagner
    Thursday, June 16
    Great Lawn, Central Park
    Followed by Fireworks by Bay Fireworks
  • NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
    Beethoven and Mozart
    Friday, June 17
    Prospect Park in Brooklyn
    Followed by Fireworks by Bay Fireworks
  • NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
    Rossini, Mozart and R. Strauss
    Monday, June 20
    Prospect Park in Cunningham Park, Queens
    Followed by Fireworks by Bay Fireworks
  • NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks
    Rossini, Mozart and R. Strauss
    Tuesday, June 21
    Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx
    Followed by Fireworks by Bay Fireworks


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.


ABC Good Morning America Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield
within Central Park 2016

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 20
    Ariana Grande
    Tickets Required in Advance for this concert
  • Friday, May 27
    Flo Rida


  • Friday, June 3
  • Friday, June 10
    Iggy Azalea
  • Friday, June 17
    Demi Lovato
    Tickets Required in Advance for this concert
  • Friday, June 24
    Brad Paisley


  • Friday, July 1
    Blink 182
  • Friday, July 8
    Kenny Chesney
  • Friday, July 15
  • Friday, July 22
  • Friday, July 29


  • Friday, August 5
    X Ambassadors
  • Friday, August 12
    Keith Urban
  • Friday, August 19
  • Friday, August 26
    Jason Aldean


  • Friday, September 2
    Jason Derulo

*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.


NBC’s Annual Today Show Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza 2016
– 49th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues

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 20
    Puff Daddy and the Family
  • Friday, May 27
    Dierks Bentley
  • Monday, May 30
    Fifth Harmony


  • Friday, June 3
    Luke Bryan
  • Friday, June 10
    Nick Jonas
  • Friday June 17
    Charlie Puth
  • Tuesday, June 21
    Meghan Trainor
  • Thursday, June 23
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


  • Friday July 1
    Rachel Platten
  • Friday, July 8
    Shawn Mendes
  • Friday, July 22
    Celine Dion


  • Friday, August 5
    Blake Shelton
  • Thursday, August 11
    The Band Perry in Rio
    With a live performance from the XXXI Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Friday, August 26
    Jessica Simpson
  • Monday, August 29


  • Friday, September 2
    Alicia Keys

Visit the official Today Show Page on the NET


Grand Central Partnership’s
Lunchtime Summer Concert Series

Chapel of St. Bart’s Church

325 Park Avenue at East 51st Street

Thursdays, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Thursday, April 28, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    Satono Norizuki & Patricia-Ann Neely
  • Thursday, May 5, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    The Broken Consort
  • Thursday, May 12, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    Elena Zamolodchikova
  • Thursday, May 19, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 26, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    ACRONYM with Jesse Blumberg
  • Thursday, June 2, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 9, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    Capella Intima
  • Thursday, June 16, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    Eastern Reflections


Lexington Ave at East 53rd Street
Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

  • Thursday, May 5, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
    The Rutgers Scarlet Knight Jazz Trombones feat. Conrad Herwig
  • Thursday, May 12, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
    Nyack College Jazz Ensemble feat. Vincent Herring
  • Thursday, May 19, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
    Big Band Concert feat. the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn


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

  • Details yet to come as to when or if these will return this year.


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

  • Details yet to come as to when or if these will return this year.


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

  • Details yet to come as to when or if these will return this year.


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 2016

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

Bargemusic 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


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


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


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



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


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



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.