Mayor Adams just announced a brand new concert series, titled ‘Rise Up NYC,’ to join the likes of Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances, musical events at Hudson River Park and “Backyard at Hudson Yards.”
The new series will be a celebration of culture and music that “seeks to encourage New Yorkers to explore all of the city and reconnect with one another as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic,” informed a recent press release.
Rise Up NYC will bring 10 free performances across the five boroughs from now through September 12. Critically acclaimed artists and local musicians will make their way to the stage, such as Mary Mary, Mr. Vegas, Funk Flex and more.
In addition to uniting New Yorkers and highlighting local artists and small businesses located near the concert venues, Rise Up NYC will serve as a non-violent way to overcome challenges faced by the city.
There's no better way of bringing people together than music!
Beginning tonight in Brooklyn, we're kicking off a concert series called #RiseUpNYC. Because when we're united, we can end the violence and "rise up!"
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) July 27, 2022
“Our city overcame many challenges over the past few years, but ‘Rise Up NYC’ will allow New Yorkers to enjoy one another and the city we call home once more,” said Mayor Adams. “Music and the arts were a lifeline for us all during the last two years, and I am here to say that New York City supports its local artists and communities. We are going to hit the right notes and turn the dial up to 11 this summer.”
See the schedule by borough below:
Wingate Park, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Avenue Between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road
- Wednesday, July 27
- Thursday, July 28
- Friday, July 29
Roy Wilkins Park, Queens
Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard
- Saturday, August 13
- Sunday, August 14
St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan
135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
- Saturday, August 20
- Sunday, August 21
Midland Beach Parking Lot 8, Staten Island
Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue
- Thursday, September 1
Orchard Beach, Bronx
One Orchard Beach Road
- Thursday, September 8
Times Square, Manhattan
Broadway Between 47th Street and 50th Street
- Monday, September 12
Find out more here.