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Every free outdoor concert in NYC this Summer, now in one calendar

Published On 06/10/2014 Published On 06/10/2014
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1. Rockefeller Center 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (Midtown)

Completed in 1933, RC was John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s gift to NYC residents and tourists alike -- a place where they could live, socialize, and embrace views of everyone's favorite city. Today, Rockefeller is home to NBC Studios, displays a giant Christmas tree and skating rink every Winter, shows off views from Top of the Rock, and more.

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2. Pier 45 - Hudson River Park West St, New York, NY 10014

Located along the Hudson River, the Hudson River Park is the perfect place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city. Pier 45 has tons of live events happening, like music festivals and outdoor movies.

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3. Washington Square Park W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

Washington Square Park is one of the most well-known parks in New York City It's a landmark of Greenwich Village, and hosts many live events throughout the year.

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4. Herbert Von King Park Between Marcy Ave. & Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216

This is one of Brooklyn's first parks. It's got an amphitheater and "town square" vibe, which makes it perfect for all the live events it hosts.

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5. Bryant Park Bryant Park, New York, NY 10018 (Midtown West)

A welcome respite in Midtown West, Bryant Park offers a beautiful grassy lawn, a grill with a patio where you can enjoy tasty eats and beverages, and sweet events like Wednesday dance classes and Summer movie screenings.

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6. South Street Seaport South St, New York, NY 10310 (Financial District)

Located alongside the East River in the Financial District, the South Street Seaport is a terrific spot for shopping, live events, bars, and restaurants.

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7. Socrates Sculpture Park 3205 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106 (Long Island City)

This LIC park is adorned with a state-of-the-art playground, recreation center, occasional food carts, and facilities to host events like nighttime Summer movie screenings.

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8. Pier 84 Hudson River Park W 44th St, New York, NY 10036 (Hells Kitchen)

Opened in 2006, Pier 84 is one of the largest public piers in Hudson River Park, and it has a wealth of activities including kayaking, fishing, bike rentals, and plenty of grassy space to relax.

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9. CSI Center for the Arts 2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314 (Staten Island)

Located at the heart of the campus of the College of Staten Island, the Center for the Arts is one of the leading, state-of-the-art performing arts centers in Staten Island.

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10. Van Cortlandt Park Broadway and Vancortlandt Park S, New York, NY 10471 (Bronx)

This Bronx oasis offers 1,146 acres of greenery, covering ridges and valleys of the Bronx, and is New York City鈥檚 fourth largest park.

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11. Queensbridge Park Queensboro Bridge, 41 Rd, 40 Ave, Queens, NY 11101 (Queens)

Named for the nearby Queensboro Bridge, this park brings greenery and relaxation to myriad of people every year through baseball fields and other facilities.

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12. Central Park - Great Lawn Central Park, New York, NY 10024 (Upper West Side)

55 acres of greenery surrounded by a few baseball diamonds doesn't sound like something you'd find in Manhattan, yet here it is. Warmer temperatures make picnic, games of Frisbee or secret day drinking ideal here.

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13. Betsy Head Park 113 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, NY 11215

This Brooklyn park has many activities to choose from, from basketball to jogging around the track, making it a pleasant city getaway.

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14. MetroTech Plaza 350 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The MetroTech Plaza is an outdoor space located outside the MetroTech Center, a business and educational center in Downtown Brooklyn.

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15. Federal Hall National Memorial 26 Wall St, New York, NY 10005 (Financial District)

With an iconic bronze statue of George Washington on it's steps, this building modeled after the Greek Parthenon has served as the country's first Customs House and is a national memorial. You'll find The Bible on which George Washington took his inaugural oath, as well as various reliefs carved into the architecture.

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16. Clove Lakes Park 1150 Clove Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301 (Staten Island)

Full of natural lakes and ponds, Clove Lakes Park (aptly named) is an idyllic setting in Staten Island to enjoy some time outdoors.

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17. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 (Midtown West)

True to its name, the MoMa hosts modern art exhibitions that "fuel creativity, ignite minds, and provide inspiration". So go get cultured and pretend to be able to interpret the meaning behind countless works of art.

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18. St. Mary's Park St. Anns Ave, Bronx, NY 10451 (Bronx)

St. Mary's is the largest park in the South Bronx, offering big lawns, a track for running, handball & basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and a rec center with educational programs and an indoor pool.

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19. Jackie Robinson Park W 150th St & Bradhurst Ave, New York, NY 10039 (Harlem)

Jackie Robinson Park is a thin strip of space, one block by ten blocks, in Harlem. There you'll find a pool, as well as a recreational center with a gym, library, computer room, and other useful facilities.

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20. Cunningham Park Cunningham Park, Queens, NY 11365 (Queens)

Just off the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, Cunningham Park offers plenty of lawns, gardens, sports fields, and even sweet barbecuing areas.

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21. Prospect Park Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Prospect Park -- one of Brooklyn's largest parks -- is surely the spot to head for outdoor rollerskating, Summer concerts, delicious street grub, and a sunny spot to stroll or lay out.

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22. Madison Square Park Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010 (Flatiron)

Home to the Summertime Madison Square Eats, this Flatiron park is also home to tons of outdoor concerts/movies, and has one of the most beautiful foliage settings in all of the city.

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23. Brooklyn Bridge Park 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Central Park's great and all, but Brooklyn Bridge Park is where it's at when it comes to sunset pilates classes, kayaking, and a free outdoor film series. This Spring, warm up the grills on the BK waterfront then stick around for a flick at Pier 1鈥瞫 Harbor View lawn.

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24. Crotona Park 1682 Boston Rd, Bronx, NY 10460 (Bronx)

The most beautiful park in the Bronx, this tree-studded scape is home to hundreds of outdoor concerts in the Summer, and accompanies said shows with delicious food trucks.

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