Start saving the dates for all the FREE outdoor concerts, dance performances, live theater, movie screenings and dance parties in NYC this spring and summer. Bryant Park has more than 50 free events through September.
The calendar for Bryant Park Presents includes favorites like Shakespeare in Bryant Park and Accordians Around the World returning, mixed with some wonderful new events, as well.
- See the NYCOTC article on FREE guided birding walks in Bryant Park, already underway
Emerging Music Festival features five rising NYC-based bands performing on one of the biggest stages of their young careers (August 19).
Accordions Around the World offers weekly performances by accordionists in a wide range of genres and cultures, beginning with the Accordion Picnic featuring food, blankets and 24 accordionists (June 29), and culminating with the Accordion Band Festival with 5 bands and 5 solo accordionists (August 31).
Modern Dance, produced with (ITE), showcases performances by 12 of NYC’s best dance companies over four consecutive Fridays (June 17-July 7)Shakespeare includes three productions of Shakespeare comedies by The Drilling Company: Much Ado About Nothing (10 performances, May 19-June 4), As You Like It (three performances, July 21-23), and Measure for Measure (10 performances, September 1-17).
Dance Party, featuring live bands and professional dance instruction on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings, spanning swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more (May 4-June 22). Produced and hosted by Talia Castro-Pozo.
The schedule for the always-popular free Monday night outdoor movies hasn’t been announced yet – we’ll let you know when it is.
Photos courtesy Bryant Park