More free concerts are coming your way, NYC!
The city’s only floating park Little Island just announced the return of its summer performances starting Thursday, June 16. The summer-long programming will be the culmination of festivals highlighting music, dance and storytelling.
Since the park’s opening, Little Island has attracted over 1.8 million visitors. Last year’s summer programming alone featured 1,260 artists and this season is expected to be an even bigger hit with 100 more performances than last year!
Upcoming events include:
The Big Mix – Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, July 3
Second Annual Music and Dance Festival – Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 31
Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: The Cuban Khaleeji Project – Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21
Machine de Cirque: Robot Infidèle – Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28
Second Annual Storytelling Festival – Wednesday, September 7 through Sunday, September 18
“We are excited to expand upon what we offered last year, both with the range of disciplines we will present and with the increased number of performances during our Festivals,” said Julia Kraus, Producer. “We will host 260 free performances, feature more than 175 NYC-based artists, and host more than 40 ticketed events in The Amph, allowing us to offer a depth and breadth of talent that amplifies and celebrates the joy and diversity of our city.”
Free weekly and themed performances will return Wednesdays through Sundays in The Glade and The Play Ground. Entertainment will vary between singer-songwriters, comedians, spoken word, drag bingo, cabaret and more.
Most of the programming will be free to the public, however, all events in The Amph will be ticketed. General admission tickets to said events will count as your timed entry reservation. Otherwise, you’ll only need to make a regular Park reservation (which is required to visit any time after 12 p.m.) to attend most of the free events.
Tickets are now on sale at their website here.