Picnic Performances in Bryant Park

Wed Jun 9, 2021
7:00pm ET
All ages

Picnic Performances make a triumphant return in 2021, with 25 live and in-person music, dance, and theatrical shows. Bring a blanket and a picnic (of course).

Advance registration and proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test is required.

June 9: New York Philharmonic
June 10: New York Philharmonic*
June 11: New York Philharmonic*
June 12: New York Philharmonic*
June 18: New York City Opera – Pride in the Park
June 25: New York Chinese Cultural Center
June 26: Joe’s Pub – Mykal Kilgore

July 2: New York City Opera – Carmen
July 9: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
July 16: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Spanish Harlem Orchestra
July 23: Carnegie Hall Citywide – The Knights
July 30: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Adrienne Warren and Friends
July 31: Greenwich House Music School – Riley Mulherkar and Ella Bric (Linda Briceño)

August 6: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Terence Blanchard and The E-Collective
August 12: Harlem Stage – Craig Harris’s Nocturnal Nubian Ball…: A Tribute to Sun Ra
August 13: Jazz at Lincoln Center – Dizzy’s Club
August 14: Jazz at Lincoln Center – Dizzy’s Club
August 16: The Limón Dance Company and Music from the Sole
August 20: Paul Taylor Dance Company and Elisa Monte Dance
August 21: New York City Opera – Now That’s What I Call Opera!
August 27: Save the Date – Dance Performance TBA

September 3: New York City Opera – Rigoletto
September 10: Classical Theatre of Harlem – A Harlem Dream
 - a stirring rendition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with vivid   allusions to New York City and the Harlem Renaissance.
September 17: National Sawdust – Allison Loggins-Hull’s Diametrically Composed
September 20: The Town Hall – Centennial Concert featuring Chris Thile and special guests

*The New York Philharmonic performance will be livestreamed only on Wednesday, June 9

** 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.
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