One of the crown jewels of summer in NYC is the New York Philharmonic’s free outdoor concerts in the city’s parks.
The performances stretch across all five boroughs, with four outdoor performances and one indoor (Staten Island). If you’ve never experienced the power of one of the world’s greatest orchestras playing under the stars, then now’s your chance.
The concerts dominate mid-June, here’s the schedule:
Tuesday, June 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Enter the park from Broadway, near West 251st Street. Concert site is north of the baseball fields.
Wednesday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Central Park, Great Lawn, Manhattan
Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan
Westside entrances: West 81st or 86th Streets at Central Park West
Eastside entrances: East 79th or 85th Streets at Fifth Avenue
Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Cunningham Park, Queens
Enter at 193rd Street, near 81st Avenue or Union Turnpike. Concert site is at 193rd Street Field.
Friday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West at 9th Street, or Bartel-Pritchard Circle at the intersection of Prospect Park West, Prospect Park Southwest, and 15th Street.
Sunday, June 18 at 4:00 p.m.
St. George Theatre, Staten Island
The Philharmonic’s Free Outdoor Park Concerts are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, and has been ongoing since 1965.
For weather and other updates, call the Concert Information Hotline at (212) 875-5709. To see the exact music program for each spot, or find out more info, see their website here!