Central Park, Great Lawn (Mid-park at 83rd Street)
Experience an iconic New York summer experience of listening to free classical and jazz music al fresco with the New York Philharmonic. Go early for good seats and bring a picnic blanket (and a picnic). Program includes Saint-Saëns’ Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, Jordan Millar’s Boogie Down Uptown, Camryn Cowan’s Harlem Shake, Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Fireworks follow the performances if you’re still awake.