NYC Homecoming Week celebrates the resilience of the greatest city on Earth. It includes concerts, movie screenings, cultural activities, NYC Restaurant Week and Summer Streets. Many of the events are free.
New York City birthed modern jazz (bebop), Latin jazz (cubop), salsa and hip-hop. America’s film industry started here. We are America’s fashion capital and leading dining destination. We are the world’s art capital, financial capital, and media capital.
We are also the world capital of Latin culture. New York City has been Latin since the very first immigrant Juan Rodríguez arrived from Santo Domingo on a Dutch ship in 1613. That was even before Dutch New Amsterdam. We have a lot to celebrate and New York City is at its best when we celebrate each other.
Homecoming Week highlights include the It’s Time for Hip-hop in NYC free concert series. The celebration peaks with the We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert on Central Park’s Great Lawn. It’s going to be NYC’s Woodstock.
NYC Homecoming Week
Homecoming Week is citywide August 14-22, 2021.
The Puppet Fringe NYC festival of international puppetry is at The Clemente in the Lower East Side live through August 15 and virtual through August 31, 2021. Free and paid events
The Battery Dance Festival is virtual through Saturday, August 15 and live at Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City through Friday, August 20, 2021. FREE
Summer Streets NYC is on Manhattan’s East Side on Park Avenue/Lafayette/Centre St from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 7am – 1pm. FREE
The Queensboro Dance Festival is at Travers Park in Jackson Heights, Queens on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 2pm. FREE
The Queensboro Dance Festival is at Windmuller Park in Woodside, Queens on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 6pm. FREE
The It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC: The Bronx concert is at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 3pm. FREE
The It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC: Staten Island concert is at Midland Beach in Staten Island on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 4pm. FREE
The BAAND Together Dance Festival of five iconic NYC dance companies is in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, Tuesday-Sunday, August 17-21, 2021 with $1 workshops at 4pm and performances at 7:30pm. FREE
Grupo Rebolu plays Colombian Caribbean dance music for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing, Queens on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5pm. FREE
The It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC: Brooklyn concert is at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 4pm. FREE
The It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC: Queens concert is at Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, Queens on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 4pm. FREE
Antibalas plays Afrobeat at Central Park SummerStage on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 5pm. FREE
The We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert includes performances by Andrea Bocelli, Wyclef Jean, Maluma, and Carlos Santana on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 5-9:30pm. FREE. 🇨🇴🇭🇹🇮🇹🇲🇽🇺🇸
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Tuesday-Saturday, August 17-21, 2021
Workshops 4pm, Shows 7:30pm
Thursday-Saturday, August 12-14, 2021
ROBERT F. WAGNER PARK
Battery Park City
Sunday-Friday, August 15-20, 2021
Lower East Side
Wednesday-Sunday, August 11-15, 2021
MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
El Barrio, East Harlem
Thursday, August 12, 2021
August 16-31, 2021
Park Avenue/Lafayette/Centre St
Brooklyn Bridge to Central park
Saturdays, August 7 and 14, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
July 19 – August 22, 2021
NEW YORK CITY
June 17 – September 21, 2021
We only cover Latin culture, but there is so much more here. Get all the details at homecoming2021.com