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NYC Parks Free Summer Concerts August 2017

NYC Parks Free Summer Concerts August 2017

NYC Parks Free Summer Concerts August 2017. Take in some tunes in New York City’s great outdoors. Musicians from around the world perform everything from opera to hip hop to world music, all in a park near you.

Concerts Events

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

AUG9

Sunset Wednesdays Outdoor Music: Orquesta SCC Salsa Band

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m. –8:30 p.m.
Contemporary salsa big band Orquesta SCC returns to Wave Hill to close the 2017 Sunset Wednesdays season.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

AUG10

Citi Summer in the Square + Back to the Future Movie Screening

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location , South Plaza (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan , West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m. –10:00 p.m.
Spend your summer Thursdays in Union Square Park with over 135 free events for all ages!
Free!

Best For
Kids

AUG10

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

12:30 p.m. –1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

AUG10

Bryant Park Sing-a-Long Thursdays

at Bryant Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Join award-winning musicians at the piano on the upper terrace for our popular sing-a-longs to showtunes and crowd favorites.
Free!

AUG10

Garden Grooves

at Miraflores Community Garden , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m. –8:30 p.m.
Come to the garden and enjoy live music featuring Joanna Teters!
Free!

AUG10

The Pack is Back: Salute to the Rat Pack

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Relive those days in Las Vegas with this great tribute to Frank, Sammy, and Dean!
Free!

AUG10

2017 Waterfront Concert Series: D.B. Rielly & Band

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

7:30 p.m. –9:15 p.m.
D.B. Rielly & Band will perform traditional country Americana songs along with their own original material. We look forward to seeing you there!
Free!

AUG10

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Selma with live score by Jason Moran and the Wordless Music Orchestra + Brooklyn United Marching Band

at Prospect Park Bandshell (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m. –11:00 p.m.
MacArthur “genius” and jazz luminary Jason Moran joins Wordless Music Orchestra to provide an original live score for 2014’s Selma.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, August 11, 2017

AUG11

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

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

AUG11

Summer on the Hudson: Feral Love

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

7:30 p.m. –10:00 p.m.
Join us for a special screening of Feral Love (Hancock Productions), a local tale of a musician, a feral cat colony, true love, and Riverside Park.
Free!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

AUG12

27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York

at Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

10:30 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
This annual festival features two exciting days of dragon boat races, live music, dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, a food court, and more for the entire family.
Free!

Must See
Event

AUG12

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

AUG12

Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: 13th Film Screening and Soul Train Tribute

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

6:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.
This 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary takes an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
Free!

Must See
Event

AUG12

RCTA Sunset Concert: Jazz

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

7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Feisty, fun, soulful, and honkey-tonk all at once, Mimi and the Podd brothers will take you from Harlem to New Orleans, to France and the tin-pan alley.
Free!

AUG12

Youssou N’Dour + Yacouba Sissoko

at Prospect Park Bandshell (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m. –11:00 p.m.
We close our season in majestic fashion with one of the great artists of our time, Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour.
Free!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

AUG13

27th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York

at Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

10:30 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
This annual festival features two exciting days of dragon boat races, live music, dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts, a food court, and more for the entire family.
Free!

Must See
Event

AUG13

Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach

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

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

AUG13

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival – Salsa

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

2:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Ernest “Chico” Alvarez Peraza is a Cuban-American vocalist and bandleader. Chico has actively been performing Afro-Cuban and Latin American music for the past 50 years.
Free!

AUG13

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends

at North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square) , Manhattan

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

AUG13

Katz Concert Series: Lady and the Vamps

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m. –7:30 p.m.
Cover Lady and the Vamps will be performing rock and pop hits!
Free!

Monday, August 14, 2017

AUG14

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

at Pier 63 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

AUG15

Jazzmobile

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m.
NY’s favorite traveling jazz venue Jazzmobile returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park with The Eric Person Band, Jazz Master Houston Person, and special guests Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium!
Free!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

AUG17

Garden Grooves

at Miraflores Community Garden , Brooklyn

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

AUG17

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

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

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

AUG17

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

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

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

AUG18

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

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

AUG18

Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

AUG19

Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

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

AUG19

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

AUG19

RCTA Sunset Concert: Flamenco

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

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

AUG20

Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach

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

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

AUG20

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

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

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

AUG20

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends

at North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square) , Manhattan

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

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

AUG22

Bryant Park Presents: New York City Opera

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

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

Thursday, August 24, 2017

AUG24

Garden Grooves

at Miraflores Community Garden , Brooklyn

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

AUG25

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

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

AUG25

Summer Music 2017 at Pelham Bay Park

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

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

AUG25

Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday

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

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

Saturday, August 26, 2017

AUG26

Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

AUG27

Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach

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

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

AUG27

Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival – Gospel

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

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

AUG27

Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends

at North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square) , Manhattan

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

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