SummerStage 2019

SummerStage is a June – September music festival of free concerts with several benefits at New York City Parks in all five boroughs!

SummerStage 2019 concerts will be announced in Spring 2019.

September 27, 2018

Billboard Magazine reports that Rumsey Playfield, the venue for Central Park SummerStage is being completely renovated for the 2019 Season.

It will get a new stage, cover, sound system, lighting, video and VIP seating.

About a quarter million people enjoy SummerStage every year in Central Park and 15 – 18 parks around New York City.

Bowery Presents books ticketed benefit concerts. Good Morning America also presents its summer concert series at Rumsey Playfield.

SummerStage is produced by the City Parks Foundation.


 

Most SummerStage shows are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Get tickets for SummerStage benefit concerts at www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage



Central Park SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage is at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. The closest Park entrance is at Fifth Ave and 69th St.

Subway

  • On Manhattan’s East Side take the (4) to 77th St.
  • On Manhattan’s West Side, take the (C) to 80th St and walk east across the Park.

Other SummerStage Venues (2018)

In 2018, SummerStage held free Latin concerts at these neighborhood parks across New York City:

Manhattan

  • East River Park in the Lower East Side
  • Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem

Brooklyn

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights
  • Coffey Park in Red Hook
  • Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island

Bronx

  • Crotona Park, The Bronx
  • Saint Mary’s Park in Mott Haven
  • Williamsbridge Oval in Norwood, The Bronx

Queens

  • Queensbridge Park in Queensbridge
  • Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City

Staten Island

  • Cloves Lake Park in Castleton Corners
  • Corporal Thompson Park in Port Richmond



Eddie Palmieri joins Christian McBride at NJPAC

Friday, November 9, 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, New Jersey
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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Featuring Lalo Rodriguez
Lehman Center
Jerome Park, The Bronx
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Puerto Rican Latin Jazz and Salsa Legend

Jorge Drexler Latin Grammy nominee Record, Album, Song of the Year

The Jewish – Uruguayan Academy Award-winning singer is our favorite Spanish-language songwriter.
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2018 Latin Grammy Nominations
Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best Singer-Songwriter Album
Best Engineered Album

‘Wild Style’ is THE classic Hip-Hop movie

Celebrate the first Hip-Hop movie’s 35th Anniversary with original cast members and special guests where the movie’s climax was filmed.
SUMMERSTAGE
East River Park Bandshell
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Jerry Rivera ‘Cara de Niño’ plays a Free SummerStage concert

SUMMERSTAGE
Jerry Rivera / Nuyorican Poets Cafe: La Bruja and Chembo Corniel
East River Park
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Sunday, August 12, 2018

BaianaSystem + Hamilton de Holanda + Xênia França

Three artists from Bahia showcase the rich variety of Brazilian music.
Brasil Summerfest
Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield
Sunday, August 5, 2018
FREE

Systema Solar is a hot electro-cumbia dance collective from Colombia

SummerStage
Queensbridge Park
Queensbridge, Queens
Thursday, July 12, 2018

LAMC 2018 Latin Alternative Music Conference

The Stewart Hotel
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
July 10 – 14, 2018

Mariza is the heir to the Queen of Portuguese Fado

Central Park SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield
Saturday, June 23, 2018

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series 2018 FREE

June 11 – 29, 2018


June 2018

Week of June 11 – 17, 2018

Monday, June 11

Latonia Moore, Mario Chang and Joshua Hopkins sing arias and duets for the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Central Park SummerStage from 8 – 10 pm. Free

Wednesday, June 13

Latonia Moore, Mario Chang and Joshua Hopkins sing arias and duets for the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights from 7 – 9 pm. Free


Week of June 18 – 24, 2018

Monday, June 18

The City Parks Foundation Gala with dinner and a performance by Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and The Loving Mary Band honors French Bank BNP Paribas at Central Park SummerStage on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 6:30 – 10 pm. $1,500 – $50,000

Wednesday, June 20

France Rocks and Bureaux Export bring Vianney / Chassol /Joakim to play a little Fête de la Musique in the Parisian tradition at Central Park SummerStage from 6 – 10 pm. Free

Thursday, June 21

Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramirez and Adrian Timpau sing arias and duets for the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Cloves Lake Park in Staten Island from 7 – 8:30 pm. Free

Saturday, June 23

Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramirez and Adrian Timpau sing arias and duets for the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Williamsbridge Oval in Norwood, The Bronx from 3 – 4:30 pm. Free

Mariza / Noiserv / Renato Diz play Portuguese Fado and Pop at Central Park SummerStage from 6 – 10 pm.

Sunday, June 24

Jay Critchk / Tony Seltzer and Friends / Nuyorican Poets Cafe: Advocate of Wordz & Ramya Ramana plays Coffey Park in Red Hook, Brooklyn from 5 – 7 pm. Free


Week of June 25 – July 1, 2018

Monday, June 25

Rock Rubber 45s Film Premiere and performances by DJs Rich Medina, Stretch Armstrong, Spinna & Bobbito Garcia with lyricist Pharoahe Monch and a guest appearance by Rosario Dawson at Central Park SummerStage from 6 – 10 pm.

Wednesday, June 27

Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramirez and Adrian Timpau sing arias and duets for the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem, Manhattan from 7 – 8:30 pm. Free

Friday, June 29

Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramirez and Adrian Timpau sing arias and duets for the Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens from 7 – 8:30 pm. Free


 July 2018


Week of July 9 – 15, 2018

Wednesday, July 11

LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Gabriel Garzón-Montano (French – Colombian – New Yorker R&B) / Nicola Cruz (French – Ecuadorian dance producer ) / Tomasa Del Real (Chilean Reggaeton) / Latin Bitman (Chilean dance producer) at Central Park SummerStage from 6 – 10 pm.

Thursday, July 12

LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Systema Solar (Colombian dance party) / Very Be Careful (Los Angeles-bassed Colombian Vallenato / Cumbia) at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, Queens from 7 – 9 pm.

Friday, July 13

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City, Queens from 7 – 9 pm.

Puerto Rican Salseros Tito Rojas and Andy Montanez play the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn from 7 – 10 pm.

Saturday, July 14

LAMC ~ LATIN ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
Jorge Drexler / Trending Tropics / IFE
The Academy Award-winning Jewish – Uruguayan pop singer songwriter is joined by the debut of a new project from Calle 13’s Visitante and the Afro-Caribbean masters of electronica.

Sunday, July 15

Family Day: Rebirth Brass Band and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
A mardis gras celebration with New Orleans brass band legends. The Mardi Gras is French. Oh la la.


Week of July 16 – 22, 2018

Thursday, July 19

George Lamond / Soul Sonic Force / The Philharmonik play Salsa, Freestyle and more at Corporal Thompson Park in Port Richmond, Staten Island from 7 – 9 pm. Free

Saturday, July 21

Las Cafeteras / M.A.K.U. Soundsystem / IBomba (DJ Ushka & DJ Beto) play Corporal Thompson Park in Port Richmond, Staten Island from 4 – 7 pm. Free


Week of July 23 – 29, 2018

Thursday, July 26

TKA / Judy Torres / Grand Wizzard Theodore
Bronx Freestyle and dance
Saint Mary’s Park in Mott Haven, The Bronx from 7 – 9 pm

Friday, July 27

Bombazo Dance Co / The Sabrosura Effect
Bronx-based dances troupes of the Latin diaspora
Saint Mary’s Park in Mott Haven, The Bronx from 7 – 9 pm

Saturday, July 28

Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Two-time Grammy winning Salsa Dura (1970s style New York Salsa)
Saint Mary’s Park in Mott Haven, The Bronx from 4 – 7 pm

Sunday, July 29

Femi Kuti & Postive Force / Jupiter & Okwess / DJ Geko Jones
Afrobeat
Rumsey Playfield Central Park from 3 – 7 pm

Charlie Aponte
Puerto Rican Salsa legend
Saint Mary’s Park in Mott Haven, The Bronx from 5 – 7 pm


August 2018


Week of July 30 – August 5, 2018

Wednesday, August 1

Tito Nieves / Bodoma & Garifuna Culture Band
Crotona Park, The Bronx from 6 – 9 pm

Sunday, August 5

BRASIL SUMMERFEST
BaianaSystem / Hamilton de Holanda Trio featuring Roberta SA / Xênia França / DJ PatrickTor4
Central Park, Manhattan at 2 pm
FREE


Week of August 6 – 12

Wednesday, August 8

Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave / Galactic / Preservation Hall Jazz Band / New Breed Brass Band with special guests

Central Park SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield from 6 – 10 pm.

Thursday, August 9

Celebrate seminal Hip-Hop movie, Wild Style’s 35th Anniversary at a screening with original cast members and special guests at the East River Park Bandshell where the film’s climactic scene was shot in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 6 – 10 pm. FREE

Sunday, August 12

Jerry Rivera / Nuyorican Poets Cafe: La Bruja and Chembo Corniel
East River Park in Manhattan’s Lower East Side from 4 – 7 pm.


Week of August 13 – 19

No Latin events.


Week of August 20 – 26

CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL
Cuban – American Adam O’Farrill and Immanuel Wilkins play a family jazz party at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Manhattan on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 2 – 3 pm. FREE

Puerto Rican Jazz and Salsa legend Eddie Palmieri and salsa singer Tony Vega play Central Park SummerStage on Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 6 – 10 pm. Doors open at 5 pm. FREE


September 2018

Week of September 24 – 30

Grammy Award-winning Beninese songwriter Angélique Kidjo brings her Remain in Light / Resistance Revival Chorus to Central Park SummerStage on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 7 – 10 pm. Doors at 6 pm. FREE



Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks are NYC’s Hot Jazz Band

Iguana New York
Midtown, Manhattan
Monday – Tuesday
August – October, 2018

Mariachi Flor de Toloache to play LAMC Acoustic Showcase

2017 Latin Grammy winners for “Best Ranchero / Mariachi Album”
LAMC Acoustic Showcase
The Loft at City Winery
Hudson Square, Manhattan
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Malpaso brings the future of Cuban contemporary dance to The Joyce

Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue
Chelsea
Wednesday-Sunday
January 17 – 21, 2018

La India is the Princess of Salsa

La Salsa Vive 2017
Madison Square Garden
Chelsea, Manhattan
Friday, November 10, 2017

Lincoln Center at the Movies

Central Park SummerStage
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Elza Soares is Samba Jazz, Rock, Disco, Punk, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Samba

Samba Legend
Central Park Summerstage
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Brasil Summerfest 2017 is the biggest Brazilian music festival outside Brazil

Central Park Summerstage, Nublu, NaturaBrasil, Brooklyn Public Library, The Archway, David Rubenstein Atrium, Joe’s Pub, Museum of the Moving Image, The Django, Hester St
Manhattan & Brooklyn
August 5 – 13, 2017

Totó la Momposina is Colombia’s Queen of Cumbia

Rumsey Playfield
Central Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017

‘A Bronx Tale’ is an Italian story with a Colombian choreographer

Longacre Theatre
Times Square / Theater District
November 3, 2016 – August 5, 2018

June SummerStage 2017

Celebrate the French tradition Fête de la Musique with Wax Tailor, Her, Ayo, and Ali.Ni at Central Park, Wednesday, June 21 from 5-10pm. Free

Dig Portuguese sounds from Fado to Contemporary with The Gift, Dead Combo, Sofia Ribeiro at Central Park, Saturday, June 24 from 5-10pm. Free


July SummerStage 2017

July 1-2

Celebrate French Hot Jazz with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Avalon Jazz Band, and Aurora Nealand as part of the New York Hot Jazz Festival at Central Park, Saturday, July 1 from 5-10pm. Free

July 3-9

Colombian Cumbia Queen Totó La Momposina and Mariachi Flor de Toloache, NYC’s first all-female Mariachi band, play Central Park, Saturday, July 8 from 6-10pm. Free

July 10-16

Chilean rocker Mon Laferte, Nuyorican Hip-Hop artist Destiny Frasqueri, and Puerto Rican electronic band ÌFÉ play Central Park SummerStage, Wednesday, July 12 from 5-10pm. Free

Latin Freestylers Judy Torres and Cynthia play Queensbridge Park in Queens, Thursday, July 13 from 6-9pm. Free

Argentine reggae-rockers Los Pericos, LA’s Chicano Batman, and Venezuelans La Vida Bohéme play Central Park for the LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference), Saturday, July 15 from 2-7pm. Free

July 17-23

Nuyorican Freestyler Lisette Melendez plays Corporal Thompson Park in Staten Island, Thursday, July 20 from 6-9pm. Free

Boogaloo legend Joe Bataan plays Corporal Thompson Park in Staten Island, Friday, July 21 from 6-9pm. Free

July 24 – 30

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit: Star-Crossed (Los Desdichados) plays Latin music and reads from Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda’s Spanish translation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, at St. Mary’s Park in The Bronx, Wednesday, July 26 from 7-9pm. Free

Bronx-based dancers Nelida Tirado, Bombazo Dance Company, Richard Rivera/PHYSUAL, and Mando/3VXM kick it up with Modern, Folk, Flamenco, and House dance at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, Thursday, July 27 from 7-9pm. Free

Puerto Rican Salsa legend La India plays St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, Friday, July 28 from 6-9pm. Free

Puerto Rican-American Salsa singer Frankie Negrón plays St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, Saturday, July 29 from 4-9pm. Free

Nuyorican freestyle legend Lisa Lisa and Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist Marlon B play St. Mary’s Park in The Bronx, Sunday, July 30 from 5-7pm. Free


August SummerStage 2017

August 1-6

The cast of A Bronx Tale (Italian story with a Colombian choreographer) play Crotona Park in The Bronx, Thursday, August 3 from 7-9pm. Free

Brazilian Samba legend Elza Soares, YouTube success Liniker e os Caramelows, and DJ Teleseen play Central Park as part of Brasil Summerfest, Saturday, August 5 from 6-10pm, Free

August 7-13

Cuban contemporary dance company Malpaso Dance Company, Afro-Cuban Jazz singer Daymé Arocena, and NYC’s own Nickodemus play Central Park, Wednesday, August 9 from 7-10pm. Free

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe presents spoken worders Stacyann Chin, Ntozake Shange, and Sarah Kay at East River Park in the Lower East Side, Wednesday, August 9 from 7-9pm. Free

Legendary Puerto Rican Bolero singer Andy Montañez, “El Godfather de la Salsa” plays East River Park, Friday, August 11 from 6-9pm. Free

The Funkbox in the Park tribute to party promoter Evelyn Santos includes DJs Tony Touch, Danny Krivit, Jellybean Benitez, and D-Train at East River Park, Sunday, August 13 from 4-7pm. Free

August 14-20

Lincoln Center at the Movies screens an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater documentary Central Park, Wednesday, August 16 from 7-10pm. Free

August 21-27

Tel-Aviv born clarinetist and Brazilian Choro master Anat Cohen leads her Tentet for the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Marcus Garvey Park, Friday, August 25 from 7-9pm. Free


September SummerStage 2017

Silvio Rodríguez, the legendary Cuban Trova singer, plays a benefit concert at Central Park on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 6-10pm. $65


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