City Park’s Summer Stage 2018



Anat Cohen at Marcus Garvey Park 8-25-17, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

City Park’s Summer Stage 2018 is the City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to 18 neighborhood parks across all five boroughs from May to October. All free and open to the public.  Here’s what’s on tap in August.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival ~ Tompkins Square Park

East River Park

August 9th at 7:00pm  ~  Wild Style 35th Anniversary Reunion. In addition, there will be a 6:00pm workshop and Hip-Hop Dance with Fabel

August 10th at 8:00pm  ~  Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and a 7:00pm workshop, Revelations Dance

August 11th at 5:00pm  ~  Porches and Sunflower Bean/Crumb

August 12th at 5:00pm  ~  Jerry Rivera/Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a 4:00pm workshop, Dance

Tompkins Square Park

August 26th at 3:00pm  ~  Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Gary Bartz Quartet/The Bad Plus

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Marcus Garvey Park, 2017

Marcus Garvey Park

August 15th at 7:00pm  ~  Alice Smith/AKALA, a 6:00pm workshop, Voices of a People’s History

August 16th at 8:00pm  ~  Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project, a 7:00pm workshop, Revelations Dance

August 18th at 5:00pm  ~  Pape Didouf & La Generation Consciente, a 4:00pm workshop, African Drums and Puppetmobile

August 19th at 5:00pm  ~  Rapsody

August 24th at 7:00pm  ~  Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Charles Tolliver’s 50 Year Anniversary of ‘Paper Man’ featuring Gary Bartz, Jack DeJohnette

August 25th at 3:00pm  ~  Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Monty Alexander – Harlem Kingston Express/Catherine Russell

The Cityparks Puppetmobile will be making its rounds at Summerstage in Manhattan on July 15th at Rumsey Playfield, August 12th at Corlears Hook Park, and on August 18th in Marcus Garvey Park. Check Summerstage online for complete schedule.


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