Picnic Performances in Bryant Park
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