The island has an amphitheater for performing arts right on the river. It hosts many free pop-up daily and some ticketed cultural events for the entire family. Little Island is one of the best places to take your family to play outdoors in New York City.
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Latin Culture at Little Island
Tap, Broadway, Classical, Flamenco, Gospel, Indian Classical Dance, Jazz, R&B, Rumba
July 20-31, 2022
Friday-Saturday, July 22-23, 2022
Sunday, July 24 & 31, 2022
Hudson River Park
Little Island Tickets
Most events are free. Many ticketed events offer special pricing for 25 and under, or 65 and over.
(off of West 14th St)
Hudson River Park
Meatpacking District, Manhattan
(A)(C)(E) or (L) to 14th St – 8th Avenue
Little Island Social
Hudson River Park runs from Tribeca to Hell’s Kitchen.
The Meatpacking District is a luxury shopping and dining district.
Little Island News
New York Argentine Carmen Borla sings about life’s ups and downs through her unique blend of Ska and R&B, in the Play Ground at Little Island in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 2:30 & 4pm. Free. littleisland.org 🇦🇷
Literature to Life presents their adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz in The Glade on September 14, 2022 at 6:30pm. Free. littleisland.org 🇩🇴
Machine de Cirque: Robot Infidèle brings French Canadian cirque nouveau to Little Island on Friday-Sunday, August 26-28, 2022 at 8pm. $25. littleisland.org 🇨🇦
Ecuadorian New Yorker Sara Ontaneda sings Latin Pop in the Play Ground at Little Island on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 12:30pm. Free. littleisland.org 🇪🇨
Multi-Grammy winners Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra present The Cuban Khaleeji Project, an exploration of the Arab roots of Latin culture featuring Kuwaiti percussionists Boom.Diwan with composer Ghazi Al-Mulaifi, British-Bahriani trumpet player Yazz Ahmed, Moroccan singer Malika Zarra and Emerati oud master Ali Obaid, at Little Island in the Meatpacking District, Friday-Sunday, August 19-21, 2022 at 8pm. $45/$25. littleisland.org 🇨🇺 🇰🇼🇧🇭🇲🇦🇦🇪
Little Island’s Music & Dance Festival 2022 features Musical Masters, Percussive Dance, Generations of Dance, Black Women in Music, and more at Little Island in Hudson River Park off the Meatpacking District, July 20-31, 2022. $25/$45. 🇺🇸🇦🇹🇨🇺🇮🇳🇵🇷🇪🇸
Little Island is a Storied Place
Little Island replaced Pier 55 and Pier 54. Pier 54 was once run by the Cunard-White Star line. It was where Titanic survivors were brought in 1912 and where the Lusitania departed before being sunk during World War I. The Pier 54 facade is still there. It’s beautiful, especially in the fog.
In the 1980s, Pier 54 became the home of Dance on the Pier which was part of NYC Pride. In the 1990s, it was integrated into Hudson River Park.
Hurricane Sandy damaged the pier in 2012. The site was redeveloped with the support the Diller real estate family. It’s becoming a model for what an urban park can be.