May 062016
 

www.nyconthecheap.comThere are more than 100 FREE concerts, dance performances and comedy shows on the 2016 SummerStage schedule, including Bare Naked Ladies and The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah.

SummerStage 2016 is from May 16 through Sept. 23, with performances in sixteen NYC parks in all five boroughs, sponsored as always by the City Parks Foundation.

Here are some of the highlights. Check the full SummerStage 2016 schedule for additional information on each performer and start times.

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SummerStage May:

The opening events, including Cage the Elephant, are ticketed concerts, so we are not including them on this FREE list.

 

SummerStage June:

June 4: The Legends Honor McCoy: McCoy Tyner / Ron Carter / Roy Haynes bring their blues-based piano to kick off this season’s free concerts, at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

June 15: Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Superstars at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park

June 21: Public Enemy / DJ Tedsmooth at Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn.

June 22: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

June 24: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

June 26: Only in Queens: Ginuwine / Mack Wilds / Kid ‘n Play at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

June 26: Comedy Central presents The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Stand-Up in the Park with a night of free, live comedy at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

June 27: Indigo Girls perform hits from their new album “One Lost Day” at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

SummerStage July:

July 2: Everyday People at Herbert Von King Park in Brooklyn.

July 6: Fat Joe / Tony Touch, at Crotona Park in the Bronx.

July 7: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series performs at Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island.

July 9: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Jackie Robinson Park in Manhattan.

July 11: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens

July 13: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series at Crotona Park in the Bronx

July 27: Complexions Contemporary Ballet / Carolyn Dorfman at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

July 30: Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Empress Of performs at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

July 31: Rock Steady Crew 39th Anniversary with Nice & Smooth / Bahamadia and more at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

SummerStage August:

Aug. 9: Neon Indian performs at East River Park in Manhattan.

Aug. 14: DJ Spinna celebrates Earth, Wind, and Fire / Shine and the Moonbeams at East River Park in Manhattan.

Aug. 21: Sweet Micky / MHD / Erick La Peau performs at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

Aug. 28: GoldLink / Backyard Band / DJ Spicoli perform at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

Aug. 31: Chicago The Musical: 20th Anniversary Concert with hit songs at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

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