Picnic Performances in Bryant Park

Fri Jun 3, 2022 - Sat Sep 17, 2022
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Repeating every week — Fridays, and Saturdays through September 17, 2022
Except June 17, 2022, June 18, 2022, July 2, 2022, July 9, 2022, July 16, 2022, July 30, 2022, August 6, 2022, August 13, 2022, August 20, 2022, August 27, 2022, September 2, 2022, September 3, 2022, September 10, 2022.
Also on July 28, 2022, August 29, 2022.
Age: All ages
Price: FREE

Picnic Performances are the perfect way to spend a summer evening, with 25 live and in-person music, dance, and theatrical shows. Bring a blanket and a picnic (of course).

June 3: Contemporary Dance: AThomasProject + Ephrat Asherie Dance
June 4: Contemporary Dance: Ariel Rivka Dance and Works & Process at The Guggenheim’s The Missing Element
June 10: Contemporary Dance: EMERGE125 and Ayodele Casel
June 11: Contemporary Dance: Ballet Hispánico’s Social Latin Dance Class and Music From the Sole
June 24: Emerging Music Festival curated by Ad Hoc
June 25: Emerging Music Festival curated by Ad Hoc

July 1: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
July 8: Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Baylor Project
July 15: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Squirrel Nut Zippers
July 22: Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Broadway Sinfonietta
July 23: Jazzmobile: Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band
July 28: Ailey II and Ailey Extension (6pm class; 7pm performance)
July 29: Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Hot Sardines, ft Nellie McKay

August 5: Greenwich House Music School: Mireya Ramos and Alea
August 12: NYC Opera | La Traviata
August 19: Asian American Arts Alliance: Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang
August 26: Habibi Festival with Joe’s Pub: Esraa Warda, Firas Zreik, Yacine Boularès, and AJOYO
August 29: The Town Hall: Eighth Blackbird Celebrates John Cage

September 2: NYC Opera | Lucia de Lammermoor
September 8: Steinway Artists Aaron Diehl and Orrin Evans
September 9: Jazz at Lincoln center: Summer Camargo Sextet
September 16: Accordion Festival: Heart of Afghanistan and More
September 17: American Symphony Orchestra

COVID-19 vaccinations and masks are not currently required but Bryant Park will continue to monitor and follow updated New York City and New York State COVID-19 guidelines throughout the summer as necessary.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.