Get Thee to a Park!

Summer is upon us and we are all looking for a little outdoor entertainment.

sahkesImage from Wikipedia.com

Well…NYC, we are more than in luck. Not only does our great city have fantastic events oozing with culture at every turn, there are many that won’t take one penny away from your veggie budget! So pack up some CSA veggies and get outside and enjoy!

Summergarden at MoMA

What: Classical and Jazz Music Concerts
Where: Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden
53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
(Take the E to 53rd and 5th.)
When: Doors open at 7. Shows start at 8.
Cost: FREE!!!!!!

2011 Summergarden Schedule at MoMA
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Juilliard Concert I: New Music for Mixed Ensembles
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert I: George Garzone and The Fringe
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Juilliard Concert II: New Music for String Quartet
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert II: Geri Allen and Timeline

Broadway in Bryant Park

What: Selections from Current Broadway Hits
Where: Bryant Park
40th-42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
(Take the 7)
When: Thursdays at 12:30
Cost: FREE!!!!
adams Image from Broadway.com

2011 Broadway in Bryant Park Schedule
Thursday, July 7, 2011
STOMP, Baby It’s You, Sister Act, Zarkana
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Chicago, Million Dollar Quartet, Catch Me If You Can, Newsical
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Addams Family, Billy Elliot, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Voca People
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Anything Goes, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Fantasticks, Hair, Traces

 

Washington Square Music Festival

What: Classical and Jazz Music
Where: Washington Square
When: Tuesdays at 8pm
Cost: FREE!!!!

2011 Concert Schedule
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | 8 pm
Opera in the Park
Michael Spierman conducting Festival Chamber Orchestra in W.A. Mozart’s The Impresario & Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | 8 pm
The Joy of Unfamiliar Music
Festival Chamber Ensemble with soloists
Emmanuel Sejourne’s Concerto for Marimba and strings
Luciano Berio’s Opus Number Zoo, for speaker and wind quintet
Corrado Maria Saglietti’s Suite for Alto Trombone and String Quartet
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | 8 pm
Music Making by the Master
Stanley Drucker
W.A. Mozart’s Quintent for Clairnet and Strings in A major, K.581
Astor Pizzolla: Four for Tango
Anton Arensky String Quartet op 35 in A  minor

 

Shakespeare in the Park

What: Shakespeare
Where: Delacorte Theatre
Enter the park at 79th from either side and follow the Transverse Road until you see the theater
sign. Bring the park map to find something to do in between ticket buying and the show.
When: 8pm
Check the dates listed below for each show.
Cost: FREE!!!! (If you can’t handle the all day ticket grubbing, you can actually donate $100 to the theater
and get a ticket. But that seems a little like cheating, no?)
park Map courtesy of About.com

Shakespeare in the park is a fantastic show, but it will require a little work.  But who can complain about work that requires a day spent in such a great park?  Grab some fruit and bagels and go early to get your tickets and then just frolic in the park all day until the show begins.

 

All’s Well That Ends Well
Monday, July 11________________________________________________ Tuesday, July 12
Monday, July 18________________________________________________ Tuesday, July 19

Measure for Measure
Saturday, July 2________________________________________________ Sunday, July 3
Tuesday, July 5_________________________________________________Wednesday, July 6
Thursday, July 7________________________________________________ Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 14_______________________________________________ Friday, July 15
Wednesday, July 20_____________________________________________ Monday, July 25
Tuesday, July 26________________________________________________Wednesday, July 27

I’ve highlighted 4 great show series here to give you a taste, but almost all of our great parks feature fantastic entertainment in July. If you know of a show our members would enjoy, please leave a note in the comments.

Pack a picnic, leave your wallet at home, and enjoy being outside in our fantastic city!

-Brandi

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