SummerStage, July 13-25 

This week, you can boogie down in St. Mary’s Park to performances from Latin soul stars including Johnny Rivera, Joe Bataan, and Tito Rojas. St. Mary’s is located in the Mott Haven neighborhood in the Southwest Bronx and is accessible via the 2 train to 3rd Avenue & 146th Street, 6 train to E. 143rd Street & St. Mary’s Street or the Bx15 to 146th Street & Willis Avenue. 

If you are in need of relaxation, #TheBigQuiet returns to Central Park for a mass meditation on Wednesday, July 13. Tickets are available online – . All proceeds benefit City Parks Foundation.
Don’t forget about the upcoming SummerStage Benefit Concerts – these shows help to support over 100 free events in parks across the five boroughs. Tickets are on sale for Mass Appeal: Live at the BBQ – on July 25 hosted by Nas featuring performances from Ty Dolla $ign, Danny Brown, Machine Gun Kelly, AraabMuzik, and loads more. 
Time to get to the parks! 

David Bowie Day

Bowie’s official Facebook page announced that the Mayor’s Office declared January 20, 2016 officially David Bowie Day. The Mayor’s Office confirmed that Acting Commissioner Luis Castro of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment presented the proclamation on behalf of City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the final performance of Lazarus, the Off-Broadway musical that Bowie co-wrote and co-produced.

Release: The Vienna Boys Choir Concert in Brooklyn

Vienna Boys ChoirBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season with its annual holiday performance of The Vienna Boys Choir on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8pm.

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Chatty Pianist


Pianist/composer Emir GAMSIZOGLU is a unique type of virtuoso who started to play the piano at the age of 20, after quitting his career as a pro basketball player in Turkey. Because of his interesting background, he has been the creator of many “out of the box” classical music projects, and CHATTY PIANIST is certainly one of them.

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SummerStage 2015 LineUp



Its that time again – time for SummerStage!  SummerStage is an outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park -which is right off the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park. The festival runs during the months of June, July, and August, and mostly performances are free, with the exception of a few big name benefit concerts that help fund the free SummerStage programming. All SummerStage shows go on rain or shine and are only cancelled in the event of dangerous lightning during a performance.   Great performers are lined up for 2015 – take a look at the list below.

What you should know before you go:

-Enter the park on 69th Street and 5th Avenue
-Doors open 1 hr before (weekdays) / 1.5 hrs before (weekends)
-Depending on the show, bleacher seating may be available
-Tickets not required for free events but space is limited
-There are food and beverage stands inside with pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, ice cream, beer, wine, soda & water
-There is space to listen on the grass outside of SummerStage

Not Permitted at SummerStage:
Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, cans, coolers, flash photography, SLR cameras, video cameras, tape recorders, professional camera gear, chairs, skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, pets, beach umbrellas.

All bags are subject to search. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.


SummerStageSummerStage 2015 upcoming events are:

6/15 | 7:00 PM The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Featuring Janai Brugger, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard, and Pianist Dan Saunders

6/16 | 6:00 PM Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Music

6/17 | 7:00 PM Lindsey Stirling: The Music Box Tour

6/20 | 5:00 PM The Big Quiet – A Meditation in Central Park

6/20 | 6:00 PM Jungle / Ibeyi

6/22 | 6:30 PM Save the Date: City Parks Foundation Gala

6/24 | 5:00 PM The Kooks / Atlas Genius with guest Joywave

6/27 | 2:00 PM VP Records 35th Anniversary: Maxi Priest / Gyptian / Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons / Massive B

6/28 | 2:00 PM Catalan Sounds on Tour: Oques Grasses / La iaia / Silvia Perez Cruz / DJ Guillamino

6/29 | 5:00 PM Ingrid Michaelson / Jukebox the Ghost / Secret Someones

Photo:David Gettens
7/2 | 7:00 PM Un Break a Mozart / The DASH Ensemble

7/5 | 2:00 PM Global Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams with special guest The Noel Pointer Youth Orchestra / The Red Trouser Show / Batoto Yetu / Ziporah Roney and Collaborative Artists

7/8 | 5:00 PM Compass / System Solar / Helado Negro

7/11 | 2:00 PM Vicentico / Ximena Sarinana / No Te Va Gustar

7/12 | 2:00 PM Cesaria Evora Orchestra / Mayra Andrade / Dino D’Santiago

7/15 | 6:00 PM NPR and WNYC’s Ask Me Another: Celebrating 30 Years of SummerStage

7/18 | 6:00 PM Freedom Party NYC: Special SummerStage Anniversary Theme

7/19 | 6:00 PM Jorge Drexler / Diego Garcia / Danay Suarez

7/20 | 6:00 PM Guster / Kishi Bashi

7/22 | 6:00 PM Milky Chance / X Ambassadors

7/25 | 2:00 PM Bombino / Young Fathers / Fantastic Negrito

7/26 | 2:00 PM Rock Steady Crew 38th Anniversary Concert: Whodini / Big Daddy Kane & moreSummerStage

7/27 | 5:00 PM Dawes & First Aid Kit

7/28 | 5:00 PM Rise Against with Killswitch Engage & Letlive

7/29 | 7:00 PM PHILADANCO! / TU Dance

7/31 | 5:00 PM Smorgasburg

8/1 | 2:00 PM Dr. John & the Nite Trippers / Amy Helm

8/2 | 2:00 PM Nacao Zumbi / Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan feat. Cha Wa / DJ sets by Vinil Pompeia

8/3 | 7:00 PM Beautiful – The Carol King Musical: Songs in Concert

8/5 | 5:00 PM Father John Misty with Angel Olsen & Summer Moon

8/8 | 5:00 PM 30th Anniversary DJ Celebration: Quantic / Gilles Peterson / Afrika Bambaataa

8/9 | 2:00 PM Glass Animals / Taylor McFerrin / BattleFest League Dancers

8/12 | 7:00 PM The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music

8/15 | 6:00 PM Brazilian Film Festival of NY: Baby Do Brasil / screening: Samba & Jazz

8/16 | 5:00 PM Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito 25th Anniversary concert / screening: Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives

8/19 | 7:00 PM ALT MODE: a collaboration between RYAT and Kate Watson-Wallace

8/23 | 6:00 PM RCA Summer Concert Celebration featuring: Jazmine Sullivan / Jordan Bratton & more

9/2 | 5:00 PM Lake Street Dive / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

9/16 | 5:00 PM Phil Lesh & Friends featuring Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Eric Krasno, Adam MacDougall and Tony Leone

9/24 | 6:00 PM Walk the Moon