Three weeks of FREE world-class music, dance, film, and more.


Week of July 24

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Damrosch Park

Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA re-scores the Shaw Brothers’ 1978 martial arts classic. Learn More 

Free

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Damrosch Park

A night with an R&B icon and a pioneering composer. Learn More 

Free

Selena for Sanctuary

featuring Mon Laferte, Cuco, Gaby Moreno, Nina Diaz, Omar Apollo, August Eve, and Riobamba under the musical direction of Adrian Quesada 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Damrosch Park

A new generation of Latinx artists pay tribute to the queen of Tejano music. Learn More 

Free

Hal Willner’s Amarcord Nino Rota

(New York City premiere)

Friday, July 27, 2018

Damrosch Park

The iconic music from the films of Federico Fellini radically reimagined. Learn More 

Free

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hearst Plaza

Learn to dance with one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies. Learn More 

Free

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Josie Robertson Plaza

The 60-member drumline and dance team brings its high-energy artistry to Josie Robertson Plaza.  Learn More 

Free

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hearst Plaza

A funky hip-hop soul celebration of travel and cultural exploration. Learn More 

Free

Faramarz Aslani

accompanied by Babak Amini

KIOSK
Habibi

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Damrosch Park

A vibrant, multigenerational night of Iranian music.  Learn More 

Free

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Damrosch Park

Famed L.A. producer (Father John Misty), songwriter, and guitarist Jonathan Wilson shares the stage with another breakout indie artist, the poetic Lucy Dacus. Learn More 

Free

Week of August 1

POP-UP Duets (fragments of love)

New York City debut

August 1–5

Plazas of Lincoln Center

Ephemeral glimpses of love and affection, from overt flirtation to secret passions, choreographed by Janis Claxton. Learn More 

Free

NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live: 21st-Century Edition

Music and conversation with:
Carly Rae Jepsen
Jamila Woods
I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan)
and others to be announced
Moderated by Ann Powers

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Damrosch Park

A celebration of a new generation of pioneering women songwriters.  Learn More 

Free

OkayAfrica's Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats

Yemi Alade
DJ Maphorisa
DJ Tunez

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Damrosch Park

A high-octane Afropop party courtesy of the online hub of the African New Wave. Learn More 

Free

Friday, August 3, 2018

Damrosch Park

The former J. Geils Band frontman leads an energetic set of blues, pop, funk, soul, bluegrass, country, and rock. Learn More 

Free

La Casita

Poetry: Timothy DuWhite, el-Walad, Amanda Gorman, Randall Horton, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Fred Moten, José Olivarez, Purvi Shah, Danez Smith, and Frank Waln
Music: Bohio Music, Los Pleneros de la 21, Madison McFerrin, Soul Inscribed, and Ulali Project
MC: Falú

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Hearst Plaza

A musical and spoken-word tribute to the everyday heroes working to uphold our rights.  Learn More 

Free

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Damrosch Park

A New York City dance instititution marks 50 years of incredible history.  Learn More 

Free

HERITAGE SUNDAY

Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance

featuring Andy Statman, Cherish the Ladies, Grupo Rebolu, and Sidiki Conde and Tokounou Dance Company

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hearst Plaza

A brilliant afternoon of performances celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.  Learn More 

Free

La Casita at Teatro Pregones

Poetry: Timothy DuWhite, el-Walad, Amanda Gorman, Randall Horton, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Fred Moten, José Olivarez, Purvi Shah, Danez Smith, and Frank Waln
Music: Bohio Music, Los Pleneros de la 21, Madison McFerrin, Soul Inscribed, and Ulali Project
MC: Falú

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Teatro Pregones

An afternoon of music and spoken word in the Bronx. Learn More 

Free

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Josie Robertson Plaza

A dance party around the Revson Fountain featuring the visionary DJ behind NYC's legendary Basement Bhangra parties. Learn More 

Free

Yoruba Remixed!

A Sonic Journey Through the Sounds & Vibes of the African Diaspora

featuring PALO!, Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos, Yuba Iré, Something Positive Dance Company, DJ Carlos Mena, and DJ Bembona

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Damrosch Park

Caribbean music and dance inspired by West African Yoruba traditions. Learn More 

Free

Week of August 8

Sun Ra Arkestra live score to Space Is the Place

Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers

Samora Pinderhughes: The Transformations Suite

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Damrosch Park

The past becomes the future courtesy of (le) poisson rouge. Learn More 

Free

West Side Story Reimagined

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band

Poetry by La Bruja and Rich Villar

Friday, August 10, 2018

Damrosch Park

Bernstein's timeless score exuberantly reinterpreted by a Latin big band.  Learn More 

Free

In the Name of the Earth

(World premiere)

North, South, East, and West choruses
Simon Halsey, conductor

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Harlem Meer, Central Park

A world premiere choral work honoring the Earth by composer John Luther Adams featuring hundreds singers at Central Park. Learn More 

Free

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Damrosch Park

American music icon Mavis Staples brings us together with the power of her voice during this inspired evening of song, alongside the Grammy-winning producer and singer-songwriter Joe Henry. Learn More 

Free

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Damrosch Park

"One of the most compelling country talents to come out of Nashville in recent memory” (Vulture), Margo Price splits the night with singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson and his band. Learn More 

Free