The annual FREE summertime outdoor Lunchtime Concert Series in Lincoln Center continue every Wednesday through the end of August. From noon to 2pm, hear blues,opera, jazz in Richard Tucker Park, the triangle between Broadway and Columbus Ave. at 66th St, and stay cool with FREE lemonade from neighborhood restaurants.
Plus, you can join in FREE free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for those looking for some additional lunch time relaxation.
There’s a different music theme each week, ranging from jazz to Latin to kazoo music, and the season wraps up, as always, with a special tribute to opera legend Richard Tucker, for whom the park is named.
Here’s the schedule for August:
August 5 – Percussive Dancing to the Speakeasy
12:00 – 1:00 – SisterMonk
(Djembe driven trance; www.sistermonk.com)
1:00- 2:00 – The Sunnyside Social Club
August 12 – Brighton Beach to the Baltics
12:00 – 1:00 – Karikatura
(Soundtrack of Eastern Europe to Brazilian storytelling; www.karikaturanyc.com)
1:00- 2:00 – Tipsy Oxcart
(Balkan party music; www.tipsyoxcart.com)
August 19 – Roots and Blues – Vipers to the Triple Crown
12:00- 1:00 – The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
(Roots to swing jazz; www.thebluevipersofbrooklyn.com)
1:00- 2:00 – Rocky Jr & the Triple Crown Chicago Blues Band
(Early blues band)
August 26 – Celebrating Richard Tucker
12:00- 2:00 – Opera Collective, “opera for the people” collective
www.operacollective.comSee the Lincoln Square BID website for additional information.