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Bryant Park Picnic Performances Lineup

April 25, 20242 min read

Ah, summer is coming, and with it, comes outdoor concerts.

Huzzah!

Grab a blanket and some grub and head to Bryant Park for free concerts beginning on May 31st.

25 live music, dance or theatrical performances are scheduled through September 13th and include everything from opera to jazz to Ghanian highlife to South African pop. The series opens with the music of Puccini, and closes with Afro-Latin jazz great Arturo O'Farrill and his orchestra playing the music of James Bond.

All shows start at 7 PM, save the June 29 and August 10 shows, which will start at 5. Beer, wine and noshes will be available for purchase.

Here's the lineup:

May 31: New York City Opera – Puccini CelebrationJune 1: New York City Opera – Puccini Celebration
June 6: Contemporary Dance – Sidra Bell and Ballet Tech
June 7: Contemporary Dance – David Dorfman Dance, Soles of Duende, Joffrey Concert Group and National Dance Institute
June 14: Contemporary Dance – Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Robin Dunn, Kevin Wynn Tribute, Brooklyn Arts
June 21: Jazzmobile – Sarah Vaughan Centennial Featuring Charenée Wade
June 28: Emerging Music Festival Day 1 – Up-and-coming bands curated by AdHoc
June 29: Emerging Music Festival Day 2 – Up-and-coming bands curated by AdHocJuly 5: Carnegie Hall Citywide – The Harlem Chamber Players with Tania León
July 12: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Thandiswa Mazwai
July 19: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Louis Cato
July 26: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Michael Olatuja and Lagos Pepper SoupAugust 2: Carnegie Hall Citywide – La Excelencia
August 9: Joe’s Pub – Broadway en Spanglish: Florencia Cuenca and Jaime Lozano
August 10: New Victory Dance – Ephrat Asherie Dance + Barkin/Selissen Project
August 16: World Music Institute – Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
August 17: Jalopy Theatre – Artists TBA
August 23: New York City Opera – Tosca
August 24: New York City Opera – Tosca
August 30: Asian American Arts Alliance – Vijay Iyer Trio
August 31: Mark Morris Dance Group, Blacks in Ballet, Reed LuplauSeptember 5: Accordions Around the World – Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Afro Dominicano
September 6: American Symphony Orchestra – Beyond the Hall
September 12: Harlem Stage – Artists TBA
September13: The Town Hall – Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra play the Music of James Bond: The Man with The Golden Horn with special guests Steven Bernstein and more

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