If you’re overwhelmed with excitement about Central Park SummerStage, Summer on the Hudson and Lincoln Center’s Summer Festival, featuring a massive dance floor, underground speakeasy and outdoor movie nights, just wait…because there’s more!
After two years of pandemic-related cancellations, the New York Philharmonic is bringing its beloved annual Concerts in the Parks series back to Central Park (and other parks). On Wednesday 15 June at 8pm conductor Jaap van Zweden will lead a concert on the Great Lawn with Bomsori Kim on violin. Find out more about this year’s event here.
Baylander Steel Beach has opened its third season. The bar and restaurant on the Baylander — a former US Navy ship stationed at the West Harlem Piers at 125th Street — opened in July 2020 by Michael Trenk and partners, who are also behind the Upper West Side’s popular Prohibition stand. Learn more at baylander.nyc, and if you haven’t seen the new Prohibition, click here.
On Saturday, May 14, Central Park West will host the first-ever Japan Day Parade (directed by George Takei). Learn more about it here.
Music in a Garden at the West Side Community Garden begins May 22nd. All performances take place on Sundays from 6 p.m. and are free to the public. Check out the schedule here.
Walk around too. It’s pretty out there.