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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

When most of your paycheck goes to rent, beer, and 4am pizza, there鈥檚 not much left for actual activities. Luckily, Summer in New York City means a whole slew of free outdoor concerts that are available throughout the five boroughs... which we've conveniently plotted out in this master calendar.

From opera in Central Park to indie bands in Brooklyn to the unexpected revival of Sisq贸 (we're serious), here鈥檚 your comprehensive list of free outdoor Summer concerts, organized by date for ultra-easy planning.

Facebook/Amos Lee

June 11
Sisq贸 (click here for info)
Location: Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts, and dumps like a truck.

June 12
The Music of Ornette Coleman feat. Denardo Coleman Vibe (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 12
Nicholas Payton presents Black American Music (click here for info)
Location: R&B Festival at MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 13
Train (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

June 13
The Baby Soda Jazz Band (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants.

June 13
Paramore (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

June 14
Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound / La Mec谩nica Popular/ Little Louie Vega (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 14
Ozomatli鈥檚 Ozokidz (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 15
Black Coffee Live / DJ Spoko (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 17
Little Mix (click here for info)
Location: Concert Series, Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

June 17
Harmonica & Harp with Festival Orchestra (click here for info)
Location: Washington Square Park
Amenities: Food carts, limited seating.

June 18
Nicole Atkins (click here for info)
Location: Madison Square Park
Amenities: Family friendly, Calexico Cal-Mex Food Truck.

June 18
Salute to Hip Hop with DJ Bent Roc / Chubb Rock / Dana Dane / Special Ed (click here for info)
Location: Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 18
The Universal Thump (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 19
The Ohio Players (click here for info)
Location: MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 19
Algebra in Association with WBLS (click here for info)
Location: Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 20
Fall Out Boy (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping, and readings from Pete Wentz's dream journal.

June 20
Jason Samuels Smith / Master Class: Jamal Jackson (click here for info)
Location: Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 20
Max Gallico & Friends (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants.

June 20
Amos Lee / Lake Street Dive (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 20
Terry Riley & Friends (click here for info)
Location: Federal Hall, Manhattan
Amenities: Nearby restaurants.

June 21
脡milie Simon (click here for info)
Location: Central Park SummerStage Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 21
Dum Dum Girls / Hospitality / TEEN (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 21
Brooklyn Family Day feat. Barolosolo Cirkus (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 21
Choreoquest / Master Class: Jamel Gaines (click here for info)
Location: Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 21
Claire Chase & Svet Stoyanov (click here for info)
Location: Federal Hall, Manhattan
Amenities: Nearby restaurants.

June 22
Buika / Marques Toliver (click here for info)
Location: Central Park SummerStage Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 22
Brooklyn Family Day feat. Barolosolo Cirkus (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 22
A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles (click here for info)
Location: Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 23
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 24
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts (click here for info)
Location: Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park
Amenities: Open seating.

June 24
Vocal Music / Baroque to Modern with Festival Chamber Ensemble (click here for info)
Location: Washington Square Park
Amenities: Food carts, limited seating.

June 24
Our Latin Thing / New Swing Sextet (click here for info)
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics.

June 25
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 25
Ethan Lipton & His Orchesta (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

June 25
Chuck Chillout / DJ Hollywood / Brucie B / Chief Rocker Busy Bee / La Luv and 4th Quarter Boyz (click here for info)
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics.

June 25
Ester Rada & Maya Azucena (click here for info)
Location: Madison Square Park
Amenities: Family-friendly, Calexico Cal-Mex Food Truck.

June 26
Warpaint / Yellowbirds (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 26
Lord Finesse / A.G. Diamond D / DJ Boogie Blind / Large Professor (click here for info)
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics.

June 26
Butler, Bernstein and the Hot 9 (click here for info)
Location: MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 27
New & Old Sounds from Latin America & The Caribbean (multiple artists) (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport - River to River Festival
Amenities: Concession stands, water views.

June 27
Phillip Phillips (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

June 27
Afrojack (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

June 27
Shovels & Rope / Valerie June / Shakey Graves (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 27
Chuck Braman Jazz Band (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants.

June 28
Club Classics Live! (Disco, Funk, Soul and House classics) (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 28
New & Old Sounds from Latin America & The Caribbean (multiple artists) (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport - River to River Festival
Amenities: Concession stands, water views.

June 28
Luciano / Sandra St. Victor & Oya鈥檚 Daughter (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

June 29
John Batiste and Stay Human / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 29
New & Old Sounds from Latin America & The Caribbean (multiple artists) (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport - River to River Festival
Amenities: Concession stands, water views.

June 29
DJ Nickodemus (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Concession stands, water views.

Facebook/John Legend

July 1
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (click here for info)
Location: Crotona Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 2
Urban Bush Women / Laurie Taylor / Soul Movement (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 2
The SteelDrivers / Cricket Tell the Weather (click here for info)
Location: Madison Square Park
Amenities: Family friendly, Calexico Cal-Mex Food Truck.

July 2
Stephen Clair and the Millionaires (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

July 3
Herbet Holler / DJ Cosi / Marc Smooth (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 3
Davell Crawford (click here for info)
Location: MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 3
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (click here for info)
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 4
Jason Derulo (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

July 4
Ed Sheeran (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

July 5
Teddy Afro / Noura Mint Seymali / Hahu Dance Crew (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 5
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Talib Kweli / Glenn Kotche / Aja Monet (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 6
Global Family Day feat. Okee Dokee Brothers / Hybrid Movement Company / Shaun Parker & Company / Acrobuffos / National Dance Institute (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 6
Juilliard Concert 1: New Music for Mixed Ensembles (click here for info)
Location: Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 7
Tony Vega in Association with La Mega (click here for info)
Location: St. Mary鈥檚 Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 8
Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory / Luke Temple (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 8
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (click here for info)
Location: Jackie Robinson Park, Harlem
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 9
Beatnuts / Ana Tijoux / Bodega Bamz / DJ Tony Touch (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 9
New York Philharmonic in the Parks (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 9
Jose Alberto 鈥淓l Canario鈥 in Association with La Mega (click here for info)
Location: St. Mary鈥檚 Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 9
Defibulators (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts, and someone coming up with an idea for a new medical drama.

July 9
John Fullbright (click here for info)
Location: Madison Square Park
Amenities: Family friendly, Calexico Cal-Mex Food Truck.

July 10
New York Philharmonic in the Parks (click here for info)
Location: Cunningham Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 10
Domingo Quinones in Association with La Mega (click here for info)
Location: St. Mary鈥檚 Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 10
Fredericks Brown (click here for info)
Location: MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 10
Broadway in Bryant Park (exact show TBA) (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

July 10
Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas / Choc Quib Town / RVSB (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 10
John Legend (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

July 10
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (click here for info)
Location: Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 10
Wild Beasts / Mutual Benefit / DJ Bill Pearis (click here for info)
Location: Pier 84, Hudson River Park
Amenities: Concession stands, water views.

July 11
New York Philharmonic in the Parks (click here for info)
Location: Great Lawn in Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

June 11
The Baby Soda Jazz Band (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants, and complaints about feeding soda to babies.

July 11
Keith Urban (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

July 11
Vote, It Ain鈥檛 Illegal Yet! (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 11
Fifth Harmony (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

July 12
Babas贸nicos / Juana Molina / La Santa Cecilia (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 12
Alloy Orchestra: He Who Gets Slapped / Stephane Wrembel (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 12
4Knots Music Festival sponsored by The Village Voice (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Concession stands, water views.

July 13
Bonobo / Cibo Matto in association with Okayfuture (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 13
Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez鈥 Aesop Bops! (click here for info)
Location: St. Mary鈥檚 Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 13
Jazz Concert 1: Jonathan Ragonese Ensemble (click here for info)
Location: Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 14
New York Philharmonic in the Parks (click here for info)
Location: Great Lawn in Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 15
New York Philharmonic in the Parks (click here for info)
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 15
Ismael Miranda / Rebel Tumbao / Joe Claussell (click here for info)
Location: Queensbridge Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 15
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts (click here for info)
Location: Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park
Amenities: Open seating.

July 16
Ballet Hispanico / A Palo Seco (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 15
J Holiday in Association with WBLS (click here for info)
Location: Queensbridge Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 16
Howard Fishman and The Biting Fish Brass Band (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

July 16
Jacky Terrasson Quartet (click here for info)
Location: Madison Square Park
Amenities: Family-friendly, Calexico Cal-Mex Food Truck.

July 17
Shen Wei Dance (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 17
Mobb Deep in Association with Lyricist Lounge (click here for info)
Location: Queensbridge Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 18
Zedd (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

July 18
Broadway in Bryant Park (exact show TBA) (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

July 17
Third World (click here for info)
Location: MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 18
Jason Mraz (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

July 18
Max Gallico & Friends (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants.

July 18
Bebel Gilberto / Vinicius Cantuaria / Netsayi (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 19
Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge / Ma铆ra Freitas / DJ Tutu Moraes in association with Brasil Summerfest (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 19
Deltron 303 / Nomadic Massive (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 20
Mishima / Txarango / DJ sets by Headbirds (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 20
Juilliard Concert 2: New Music for String Quartet with Flute (click here for info)
Location: Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 20
Queens Family Day: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra / Rashida Bumbrya / Michael Mossman & Copland Jazz (click here for info)
Location: Queensbridge Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 21
An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 22
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts (click here for info)
Location: Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park
Amenities: Open seating.

July 23
Jon Cleary (click here for info)
Location: Madison Square Park
Amenities: Family-friendly, Calexico Cal-Mex Food Truck.

July 23
Morley (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

July 24
Bobby Rush (click here for info)
Location: MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 24
Nickel Creek (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 24
Teenage Fanclub / Honeyblood / Saint Rich (click here for info)
Location: Pier 84, Hudson River Park
Amenities: Concession stands, water views.

July 24
Broadway in Bryant Park (exact show TBA) (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

July 25
OneRepublic (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

July 25
Kings of Leon (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

July 25
Amandla: A Revolution In Four-Part Harmony Neo Muyanga & William Kentridge鈥檚 Second-Hand Reading (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 26
Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew in association with Large Up and Federation Sound (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 26
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 27
Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 27
Jazz Concert 2: Helen Sung Quintet (click here for info)
Location: Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 28
John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

July 29
Jennifer Hudson (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

July 29
Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue (click here for info)
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Amenities: BYOPicnics.

July 30
Forro in the Dark & Debo Band (click here for info)
Location: Madison Square Park
Amenities: Family-friendly, Calexico Cal-Mex Food Truck.

July 30
Ayo Awosika (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

July 30
Lisette Melendez / Coro / George Lamond (click here for info)
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Amenities: BYOPicnics.

July 31
Broadway in Bryant Park (exact show TBA) (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

July 31
Joe Bataan / Boogaloo Assassins / DJ Turmix (click here for info)
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Amenities: BYOPicnics.

July 31
Dance Theatre of Harlem / Leyla McCalla (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

July 31
Snarky Puppy (click here for info)
Location: MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands, and some unimpressed snarky cats.

Facebook/St. Vincent

August 1
Jimmy Bosch y Su Estrellas / Pedrito Martinez Group feat. Ariance Trujillo (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

August 1
Aloe Blacc (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

August 1
Enrique Iglesias (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

August 1
Max Gallico & Friends (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants.

August 2
Dr. John & The Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

August 2
Kes The Band / Kuenta i Tambu / DJ Dr Wax / Steel Sensations (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

August 3
Gregory Porter & Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

August 5
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts (click here for info)
Location: Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park
Amenities: Open seating.

August 6
Spectrum Dance Theater / Sidra Bell Dance NY (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

August 6
ABIAH (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park 
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

August 6
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (click here for info)
Location: Madison Square Park
Amenities: Family friendly, Calexico Cal-Mex Food Truck.

August 7
Altan / Maura O鈥機onnell (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

August 7
Temples / Here We Go Magic / Spires (click here for info)
Location: Pier 84, Hudson River Park
Amenities: Concession stands, water views.

August 7
Lisa Fischer (click here for info)
Location: MetroTech Plaza, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

August 7
Broadway in Bryant Park (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

August 8
Asian Dub Foundation: THX 1138 / Taylor McFerrin (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

August 8
The Baby Soda Jazz Band (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants.

August 8
Luke Bryan (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

August 8
Partnership Concert with International Double Reed Society / NYU (click here for info)
Location: Washington Square Park
Amenities: Food carts, limited seating.

August 9
Tasha Cobbs / Smokie Norful / Pastor Charles Jenkins / VaShawn Mitchell / Kierra Sheard / Micah Stampley / Brian Courtney Wilso (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

August 9
St. Vincent / San Fermin (click here for info)
Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
Amenities: Concession stands.

August 10
Passenger / Liam Bailey / DJ Natasha Diggs (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

August 12
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts (click here for info)
Location: Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park
Amenities: Open seating.

August 13
Miwa Gemini (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park 
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

August 14
Broadway in Bryant Park (exact show TBA) (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

August 15
Neon Trees (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

August 15
Chuck Braman Jazz Band (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants.

August 15
Florida Georgia Line (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

August 16
Blood Orange w/ guests Moses Sumney & Sean Nicholas Savage (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

August 17
Musiq Soulchild (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

August 20
Theifs (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park 
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

August 22
Hunter Hayes (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

August 22
Max Gallico & Friends (click here for info)
Location: Hudson River Park, Pier 45 in Greenwich Village
Amenities: Water views, nearby restaurants.

August 22
Robin Thicke (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping and definitely not any topless models.

August 23
Alex Sensation (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: BYOPicnics, concession stands.

August 27
Black Bottom Revue (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park 
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food carts.

August 29
Ariana Grande (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

August 29
Brad Paisley (click here for info)
Location: Central Park
Amenities: Live Good Morning America TV taping.

Facebook/Maroon 5

September 1
Maroon 5  (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping.

September 5
Usher  (click here for info)
Location: Rockefeller Center
Amenities: Live TODAY Show TV taping, and probably a bunch of Confessions.

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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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