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summer concerts Category: Music

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2006 at 5:45 pm
I’m trying to figure out what exactly people do during the Summer when they don’t work at a movie theatre, ie have nights free, and I found this listing on NY I would actually like to go to a couple of these (I’m a fan of the Secret Machines, and they’re playing with Bloc Party on July 29th). Anyone else in NYC see something that jumps out at them? I’m always open to new things… especially if they’re cheap or free.

let me know if anything sparks your interests.


CELEBRATE BROOKLYN Events include: TV on the Radio (tonight); Yo La Tengo (July 13); the Brooklyn Philharmonic (July 14); dance with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence (July 22); and the African Festival with Kékélé, Lágbájá and others (Aug. 5). Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West and Ninth Street, Park Slope, (718) 855-7882; Many events are free, but a $3 donation is requested.

CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE Events include: Joan Didion (tonight); Seu Jorge and José González (Sunday); Amadou and Mariam (July 16); Maldita Vecindad and Konono No. 1 (July 23); and Lady Soverign and Pete Rock (July 30). Rumsey Playfield, midpark at 70th Street, (212) 360-2777; Many events are free, but donations are requested.

CITYPARKS CONCERTS Free concert series in parks throughout New York City, beginning Thursday with Kurtis Blow in Von King Park, Marcy and Tompkins Avenues, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Other highlights include Plena Libre, the Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue and Orquesta Broadway at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx; the Persuasions, Dave Santiago and the Manhattans at Mahoney Park on Staten Island; Sharon Jones and Kurtis Blow at Jackie Robinson Park in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan; and the Mighty Sparrow, the Manhattans and Frankie Vasquez y Soneros Del Barrio at Queensbridge Park in Queens; (212) 360-8290,

EAST RIVER MUSIC PROJECT Jonathan Kane’s February, Dragons of Zynth (July 22); Oakley Hall, Love Is Laughter (Sept. 16). Free. East River Amphitheater, East River Park, south of Delancey Street, Lower East Side;

McCARREN PARK POOL Concerts presented by Live Nation: Bloc Party and Secret Machines (July 29); Sonic Youth and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Aug. 11 and 12); Iron & Wine (Aug. 17); Neko Case with Joanna Newsom and Martha Wainwright (Aug. 24); and Gov’t Mule with Wolfmother (Sept. 9.) Tickets: (212) 307-7171 or Free concerts presented by JellyNYC : Les Savy Fav, Beans and Dragons of Zynth (July 9); Deerhoof and Beirut (Aug. 13); Archie Bell and the Mighty Hannibal (Aug. 20); and the Walkmen with Dr. Dog (Aug. 27). Information: Lorimer Street, between Driggs Avenue and Bayard Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

RIVER ROCKS Si-Sé, Radio Mundial and Turntables on the Hudson (July 20); RJD2, Lyrics Born and Alice Smith (Aug. 10). Free. Pier 54, Hudson River at 13th Street, (212) 533-7275;

RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL Concerts on the Battery Park lawn, including Belle and Sebastian (Tuesday; sold out); and at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, including Mates of State (Thursday); Okkervil River (July 13); the Hold Steady (July 27); and the Dave Holland Quintet (Aug. 3). Free. (212) 835-2789;

SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL With Art Brut, Tapes ‘n Tapes, the Stills, the Scissor Sisters, Man Man, Stars, Serena Maneesh and others. Free. July 15, Surf Avenue, Coney Island, (212) 475-4022;

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT Amy Rigby and Robbie Fulks (tonight); White Magic and Juana Molina (July 7); Hot Chip (Aug. 3); Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (Aug. 25). Free. Pier 17, Fulton and South Streets, Lower Manhattan, (212) 835-2789;

WARM UP Saturdays through Sept. 3, beginning tomorrow with Body & Soul featuring Danny Krivit, François K. and Joe Claussell. P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, at 46th Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, (718) 784-2084,

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