Next month kicks off a summer of free concerts and performances in neighborhood parks throughout the city. Organized by the City Parks Foundation, now in its 20th year of providing free art programs, the schedule features more than 75 performers in all five boroughs. Our picks from the full schedule are below.
173 St. & Crotona Park East
Wednesday, July 8th: Soulsonic Force
Wednesday, July 22nd: KRS-One
Bay St. btwn. Henry St. & Clinton St.
Tuesday, August 18th: DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock hosted by Danny Castro of Lyricist Lounge
Von King Park
Tompkins Ave. btwn. Lafayette Ave. & Greene Ave.
Thursday, July 9th: MC Lyte
Brooklyn Ave. & Prospect Park Pl.
Wednesday, July 29th: Wayne Wonder
Wednesday, August 12th: Tribute to the Classics: Black Moon and Smif n Wessun w/ Live Band
East River Park
At the Band Shell along the East River
Thursday, July 16th: Man Man
Thursday, July 23rd: Slick Rick
41 Ave., Bridge Plaza, Vernon Blvd. & East River
Tuesday, July 14th: Sugar Hill Gang
July 21st: Lovebug Starski & Friends
Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St.
Wednesday, August 12th: Raekwon
Wednesday, August 19th: Naughty by Nature