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 – http://bit.ly/29VT2uj . 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 BBQhttp://bit.ly/29VT2uj – 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! 

Things to do in NYC This Weekend – Dec. 11-13,2015

Things to do in NYC This Weekend – Dec. 11-13,2015

Time to get your holiday vibe on New York City. Here are lots of seasonally festive events happening this weekend, for grown-ups, kids and families. Enjoy! 

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Most Elevating of Voices, St.John the Divine

Most Elevating of Voices, St.John the Divine

The Musical Legacy of Andrew Carnegie:A Transatlantic Celebration

Presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Carnegie UK Trust, Most Elevating of Voices pairs the Cathedral with Dunfermline Abbey, Scotland in a dual concert miniseries in remembrance of Andrew Carnegie’s generous support of organ and choral music. Carnegie made gifts of more than $6 million to support the purchase of some 7,600 church organs in the United States and United Kingdom. His creation of the Carnegie UK Trust in 1913 made possible the publication of a definitive ten-volume edition of choral works by some of the greatest Tudor composers.
 
Under the direction of Kent Tritle, the Cathedral’s concert (whose twinned performance took place in Scotland on October 12) will feature music from the pipe organ, which Carnegie called “the most elevating of voices,” as well as choral music particularly associated with the Carnegie UK Trust.  The evening will also showcase the Cathedral Choir alongside the Oratorio Society of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir.

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New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert at St. John the Divine

New York Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert at St. John the Divine

New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert will
conduct the Monday, May 27, 2013, 8:00pm performance of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in D Minor,
“Wagner” at St. John the Divine Cathedral.

Tickets are first-come, first-served and available the day of the performance at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, at 113th Street.
Tickets will be handed out at 6:00PM. 
Concert duration 1 hour 10 minutes.

Christian McBride, Miller Theatre, October 6

Known for his high energy and staggering versatility, Grammy winner Christian McBride is one of the most recorded musicians of his generation. He has performed and recorded with jazz giants including Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Diana Krall, and with well-known popular artists including Sting, The Roots, Carly Simon, and James Brown. Comprised of some of jazz’s most outstanding musicians, his quintet Inside Straight brings what NPR calls “straight-ahead, hard-swinging jazz.”

Saturday, October 6, 8:00pm, Miller Theater, Columbia University. UWS

MMNYs 5th Annual Punk Island

Make Music New York culminates in today’s fifth annual Punk Island, a FREE punk-rock paradise on Governors Island!

From 11:00am – 5:30pm, you’ll hear over 50 bands from every corner of the punk scene on seven stages, all curated by ABC No Rio’s punk/hardcore collective and sponsored by Guitar Center.

All are welcome, from punk aficionados to the punk-curious. For the full schedule and info on the free ferries, visit makemusicny.org/punk.