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Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

Saturday, August 19, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Bryant Park (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limon Dance accompanied by live drumming.


Summer Streets

Saturday, August 19, 7:00 am–1:00 pm
Lafayette & Park Avenue (Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street)

For three Saturdays, nearly seven miles of NYC streets are car-free so all ages can play, run, walk and bike. Lots of cool activities at the rest stops along the way including free bike helmets and rentals, yoga and fitness classes for all ages, live interactive music, parkour demonstrations, crafts, face painting and free treats. At the new-this-year Central Park Rest Stop (71st Street & Park Avenue), splash in the a giant inflatable water park long modeled after an LG QuadWash™ dishwasher featuring obstacle courses continuously soaked by powerful jet streams, massive slides in the shape of cutlery, and hanging glide rails for kids of all ages to zoom down into pools of water.


Bargemusic Family Concert

Saturday, August 19, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park (334 Furman Street)

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. Includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.


Riverside Clay Tennis Association Concerts

Saturday, August 19, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Riverside Clay Tennis Association Courts (Riverside Park & West 96th Street)

Enjoy the sunset over the Hudson while listening to a diverse line-up including bluegrass, jazz, samba and a Middle-Eastern band with a belly dancer. Bring a picnic blanket (and a picnic dinner if you wish). If the weather is iffy, call 212-978-0277 to see whether a concert has been postponed.


Warm Up 2017

Saturday, August 19, 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
MoMA PS1 (22-25 Jackson Avenue)
$18/in advance, $22/at door

MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series celebrates its 20th season with ten Saturdays presenting the best in live and electronic music—both local and global—across a range of genres. Experience an outdoor dance party among the immersive and interactive installation Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio for the Young Architects Program.


SummerStage

Saturday, August 19, 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)

The schedule varies each week for these outdoor music and dance concerts featuring artists from New York and all over the world, but there is always at least one weekend afternoon option for grooving in the park. Bring a blanket in case the seats are full. Refreshments from local vendors including Blue Marble ice cream available for purchase. Family Day on August 12 features our fave They Might Be Giants.


Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Sunday, August 20, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer (110th Street between Fifth & Lenox Avenue)

This summer lakeside concerts series features international and local musicians playing in a variety of easy-to-dance-to styles including jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music and dance. Some chairs are provided, or bring a blanket and picnic lunch to listen on a lawn.


PLAYDATE! Free Third Sundays at Sugar Hill

Sunday, August 20, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)

Enjoy a free fun-filled family day of art exhibitions, art-making workshops, live illustrations, singing, dancing and more.


Jazz Vespers

Sunday, August 20, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue)

Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play for an open community gathering for prayer and reflection on the lines of jazz. All are welcome.


Women in Jazz: Free Music at Jefferson Market Garden

Sunday, August 20, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
Jefferson Market Garden (Greenwich Avenue between Sixth Avenue and 10th Street)

Relax in the gorgeous greenery of Jefferson Market Garden and enjoy free jazz performances. Musicians througout the weekly series include Bogna Kicinska Quintet, Greenwich House Faculty and Friends String Quartet, Arcoiris Sandoval Sonic Asylum Quartet, and Miki Yamanaka featuring. Melissa Aldana.


SummerStage

Sunday, August 20, 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)

The schedule varies each week for these outdoor music and dance concerts featuring artists from New York and all over the world, but there is always at least one weekend afternoon option for grooving in the park. Bring a blanket in case the seats are full. Refreshments from local vendors including Blue Marble ice cream available for purchase. Family Day on August 12 features our fave They Might Be Giants.


Hudson Riverkids: Ramblin' Dan and the Freewheelin' Band

Monday, August 21, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Pier 62 at Hudson River Park (Hudson River Greenway/enter at 23rd Street and West Side Highway)

Enjoy an outdoor interactive concert by local musician/educator Ramblin’ Dan and the Freewheelin’ Band.


Grand Central Summer Send-Off

Tuesday, August 22, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Grand Central hosts fun and entertainment for the whole family including face painting, Grand Central scavenger hunts, raffles, free gifts with purchases, food samples and performances by the Big Apple Circus and the Broadway casts of School of Rock the Musical, Cats Broadway Musical, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, and Kinky Boots.

Also on Wednesday & Thursday

Summer Sandbox Series

Tuesday, August 22, 4:00 pm–4:30 pm
Carl Schurz Park (East End and East 86th Street)

Enjoy story time and outdoor sing-alongs hosted by local music programs.


Lunchtime Concerts at Richard Tucker Park

Wednesday, August 23, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Richard Tucker Park (Broadway & 66th Street)

Hear local musicians perform a range of styles including jazz, opera and swing in a shady plaza. This concert series, presented by the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District in partnership with the MTA Arts for Transit’s Music Under New York Program celebrate New York City’s diversity of music and cultures and the great opera star, tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975). At intermission sip on light refreshments from Hubert’s Lemonade and stretch with yoga instructors from the West Side Y.


Midday Jazz

Wednesday, August 23, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Saint Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue)

Saint Peter’s Church, in partnership with the Midtown Arts Common, hosts a weekly jazz concert for the community. A nominal donation to cover presentation costs is requested at the door. Held in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter’s Church, these popular midday concerts feature well-regarded artists.


SummerStage

Wednesday, August 23, 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (Fifth Avenue & 69th Street)

The schedule varies each week for these outdoor music and dance concerts featuring artists from New York and all over the world, but there is always at least one weekend afternoon option for grooving in the park. Bring a blanket in case the seats are full. Refreshments from local vendors including Blue Marble ice cream available for purchase. Family Day on August 12 features our fave They Might Be Giants.


Sing Along with East Side West Side Music Together

Thursday, August 24, 4:30 pm–5:15 pm
Hippo Playground, Riverside Park (Riverside & 91st Street)

Sing and make music with instructors from research based, educationally minded music and movement program Eastside Westside Music Together.


Hudson Riverkids: Ramblin' Dan and the Freewheelin' Band

Thursday, August 24, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
Pier 62 at Hudson River Park (Hudson River Greenway/enter at 23rd Street and West Side Highway)

Enjoy an outdoor interactive concert by local musician/educator Ramblin’ Dan and the Freewheelin’ Band.


Strings on Hudson

Thursday, August 24, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Battery Park (Battery Place between State Street & Whitehall St)

Watch – and try – different ballroom dance styles accompanied by live music in Battery Park City’s new al fresco classical music series on the Hudson Waterfront.


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