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 including the film, Milford Graves Full Mantis at The Maysles Cinema as part of The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.
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
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
- For more in Marcus Garvey Park, check the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance website for other events.
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and the Maysles Documentary Center Present: Milford Graves Full Mantis on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:30pm
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.