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.

  • Broadway in Bryant Park
    Thursday, August 4, 2016
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Bryant Park Lawn
    BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, AVENUE Q, HOLIDAY INN
  • Dance for Seniors
    August 5, 6:00 pm
    Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.
    Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome.
  • Hudson Riverstage
    Saturday, August 6 at 2:00 pm at Pier 97 in Clinton
    William Bell / The James Hunter Six / George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners / Taylor McFerrin / Jonathan Toubin
  • Sweet Spot Festival
    August 6, 3:00 – 9:00 pm
    Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.
    SOH & Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring Reggae, Soulful House, Disco and Afro-Beat spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects.
  • Broadway in Bryant Park
    Thursday, August 11, 2016
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Bryant Park Lawn
    PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, CAGNEY, RUTHLESS
  • Harlem Dances
    6:30 – 7:30pm
    125th & Marginal Sts.
    Friday, August 19
    Art of Stepping / stepping skills, history and contemporary forms
  • Freshen Up Friday
    Last Friday, May-August, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
    125th & Marginal Sts.
    Friday, Aug 26
    The Bones of J.R. Jones / one man blues band

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Morris Jumel Mansion

“Live Art & Live Jazz,
with Andrea Arroyo
& Jazz Legend Ms. Marjorie Eliot”

Sunday,  July 31, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

(Performance 1-2:30pm, reception to follow.)

Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032 (Bet. 160-162 Streets, Subway C to 163rd, #1 to 159th Street)
Free and open to the public.

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Seaside and Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series in Brooklyn

Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT WINGATE FIELD AT 7:30 pm (FREE!)
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.

  • Monday, July 18 at 7:30 pm
    FREE
    Old School
    Big Daddy Kane
    Roxanne Shante
    Kool Moe Dee
  • Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm
    FREE
    TANK and Vivian Green
  • Monday, August 1 at 7:30 pm
    FREE
    VP Records presents
    Reggae Night
    Konshens
    Etana
  • Monday, August 8, 7:30 pm
    FREE
    Annual Gospel Night
    Erica Campbell
    Christian Cultural Center Choir

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

Seaside Concert Series in Brooklyn

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

Official Page here…

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Broadway in Bryant Park Performances 2016

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

  • Thursday, July 7, 2016
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Bryant Park Lawn
    WICKED, STOMP, THE COLOR PURPLE, MATILDA
  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Bryant Park Lawn
    Broadway in Bryant Park
    CHICAGO, THE FANTASTIKS, MOTOWN, FINDING NEVERLAND
  • Thursday, July 21, 2016
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Bryant Park Lawn
    FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, LES MISERABLES, FUERZA BRUTA, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, CIRQUE DE SOLEIL PARAMOUR
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Bryant Park Lawn
    WAITRESS, NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, KINKY BOOTS, FUN HOME, HIMSELF & NORA
  • Thursday, August 4, 2016
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Bryant Park Lawn
    BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, AVENUE Q, HOLIDAY INN
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016
    12:30pm – 1:30pm | Bryant Park Lawn
    PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, CAGNEY, RUTHLESS

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

Lincoln Square Heats Up with Outdoor Music at Richard Tucker Park
Wednesdays, July 6 – August 31, Noon to 2:00pm at Broadway and 66th Street from Noon until 2:00 pm. at Broadway and 66th Street.

Specific Details yet to come regarding exactly what music style or particular band will be playing each day…

  • Wednesday, July 6, Noon to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 13, Noon to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 20, Noon to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 27, Noon to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 3, Noon to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 10, Noon to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 17, Noon to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 24, Noon to 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 31, Noon to 2:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera’s Summer HD Festival 2016

Free LIVE in High Definition Screenings at Lincoln Center Plaza.
Learn More here.

  • Amadeus Film Screening
    Friday, August 26, 7:45 pm
  • Le Nozze di Figaro
    Saturday, August 27, 7:30 pm
  • Il Trovatore
    Sunday, August 28, 8:00 pm
  • Otello
    Monday, August 29, 8:00 pm
  • La Fille du Régiment
    Tuesday, August 30, 8:00 pm
  • Lucia di Lammermoor
    Wednesday, August 31, 8:00 pm
  • La Cenerentola
    Thursday, September 1, 7:45 pm
  • Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
    Friday, September 2, 8:00 pm
  • The Merry Widow
    Saturday, September 3, 8:00 pm
  • Turandot
    Sunday, September 4, 8:00 pm
  • Les Pêcheurs de Perles
    Monday, September 5, 8:00 pm

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Summer in the Square at Union Square Park

Come join in the celebratory atmosphere of music at Union Square Park + www.unionsquarenyc.org

Music & Dance

  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, June 16
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, June 16
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, June 23
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, June 23
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, June 30
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, June 30
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, July 7
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, July 7
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, July 14
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, July 14
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, July 21
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, July 21
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, July 28
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, July 28
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, August 4
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, August 4
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Lunchtime Jazz in Union Square Park
    Thursday, August 11
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Evening Performances at Union Square Park
    Thursday, August 11
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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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

Thursday Evenings at 7:30 pm

  • Thursday, July 14
    The Devotions (Doowop)
  • Thursday, July 21
    Avalon Jazz Band (Jazz)
  • Thursday, July 28
    The Mary Lamont Band (Country)
  • Thursday, August 4
    Motor City Revue (A Tribute to Motown)
  • Thursday, August 11
    Women of Pop and Rock (Pop & Rock: featuring Jill Gioia)
  • Thursday, August 18
    Bon Journey (Pop)

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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, June 3
    The Beach Boys
  • Friday, June 10
    We the Kings
  • Friday, June 17
    Craig Morgan
  • Friday, July 1
    Trace Adkins
  • Friday, July 8
    Scott Stapp
  • Friday, August 5
    Vanilla Ice & Salt-n-Pepa
  • Friday, August 26
    Debbie Gibson
  • Friday, September 2
    Twisted Sister

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Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2016

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 19
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Iroko La Banda
    Salsa
  • Sunday, June 26
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Wo Famatou
    Guinean Dance/Percussion
  • Sunday, July 3
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Heritage OP
    World/Dance
  • Sunday, July 10
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Los Soneros de Oriente
    Cuban Salsa
  • Sunday, July 17
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Eric Frazier
    Jazz/Blues/Salsa/Tap
  • Sunday, July 24
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Orlando Marin
    Mambo
  • Sunday, July 31
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Joaquin Pozo
    Cuban/Percussion
  • Sunday, August 7
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Trio Caliente
    Latin/Gypsy Rumba
  • Sunday, August 14
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Garifuna International
    Afro-Caribbean
  • Sunday, August 21
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Ali Bello & The Sweet Wire Band
    Afro/Venezuelan/Eclectic
  • Sunday, August 28
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    One Love Gospel Ensemble
    Gospel
  • Sunday, September 4
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Keith “The Captain” Gamble and the NU Gypsies
    Blues/Rock

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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Concerts

SUMMER 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.

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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?!?!? 🙂

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Annual Washington Square Music Festival 2016

WASHINGTON SQUARE MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS

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

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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

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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.

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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

May

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

June

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

July

  • Friday, July 1
    Blink 182
  • Friday, July 8
    Kenny Chesney
  • Friday, July 15
    Elle King (Inside the Times Square Studio)
  • Friday, July 22
    Sia
  • Friday, July 29
    James Bay

August

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

September

  • 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.

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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.

May

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

June

  • 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

July

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

August

  • 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
    DNCE

September

  • Friday, September 2
    Alicia Keys

Visit the official Today Show Page on the NET

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Grand Central Partnership’s
Lunchtime Summer Concert Series

Cool Music For Warm Summer Days

345 Park Avenue at East 51st Street

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Tuesday, June 7, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    NY Minute Men
  • Thursday, June 9, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Bobby Harden Soul Purpose
  • Thursday, June 16, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Fleetwood Maxx
  • Thursday, June 23, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    George Gee Swing Band
  • Tuesday, June 28, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Hot Lavender Swing Featuring Susan Winthrip
  • Thursday, June 30, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Adam Barthalt & His Band
  • Thursday, July 7, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Swingadelic
  • Tuesday, July 12, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Orquestra Silva
  • Thursday, July 14, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Memories
  • Thursday, July 21, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    A Tribute to Frank Sinatra by Steve Magilo
  • Tuesday, July 26, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dominic James & his Rhythm Machine
  • Tuesday, August 2, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Lou Caputo’s Not So Big Band
  • Tuesday, August 9, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Forever Ray
  • Thursday, August 11, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Linda Ipanema & Stan Edwards
  • Thursday, August 18, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    La Romba
  • Tuesday, August 23, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Steel Impressions
  • Thursday, August 25, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Squeaky Clean
  • Tuesday, August 30, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    The Vivian Penham Ensemble

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
    Concentus
  • Thursday, May 26, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    ACRONYM with Jesse Blumberg
  • Thursday, June 2, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    Trefoil
  • Thursday, June 9, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    Capella Intima
  • Thursday, June 16, 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    Eastern Reflections

JAZZ ON THE PLAZA

AT 601 LEXINGTON AVENUE
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

COOL MUSIC FOR WARM SUMMER DAYS

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.

THE PLAZA AT

101 PARK AVENUE
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.

THE PLAZA AT

600 THIRD AVENUE
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.

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Free Summer Orchestral Concerts at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

RAIN or SHINE

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:

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¡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.

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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, August 6 at 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 13 at 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 20 at 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 27 at 4:00 pm

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

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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.

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Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival

Featuring Ticketed and Free Performances

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

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SummerStage

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!

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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

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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 www.watersideplaza.com/events or the public can call (212) 340-4200 for details

July 9, 23 and August 13, 27

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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

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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

 

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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.

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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

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International Accordion Festival 2015

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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

 

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Seaport Music Festival

July 11 – August 29, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 pm
FREE
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

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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

July

  • 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
    YOGA IN THE GARDEN
    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
    SOUL PARTY – OLD SCHOOL R&B
    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
    YOUNG DANCEMAKERS
    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.

August

  • 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
    BRIAN CLAYTON & THE GREEN RIVER BAND
    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
    FULL MOON DRUMMING WORKSHOP
    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
    THE AFRI-GARIFUNA JAZZ ENSEMBLE
    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
    KOREAN CULTURE SUMMER CAMP
    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.

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Annual Summer Organ Series at Riverside Church

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