Kids can't resist dancing to bilingual rocker Mister G. Photo courtesy of the band
Kids can't resist dancing to bilingual rocker Mister G. Photo courtesy of the band

Free Outdoor Concerts for Families This Summer in NYC

What's better than a spectacular, outdoor, family-friendly, FREE music performance? A whole season of free outdoor concerts! We're rounding up all the free concerts in June, July, and August, to keep the kids grooving all summer.

There are free concert series for kids in parks, playgrounds, piers, and plazas across the five boroughs, so scroll, click, and set reminders with your favorites. With top family bands playing annual series like Madison Square Kids and Hudson RiverKids, you're sure to find something the whole family can shake a tail feather to.

We've also included outdoor concert series like Celebrate Brooklyn! and the Riverside Concert Series. These concerts are mostly in the evenings and the music is more adult-oriented, but kids are always welcome.

For even more free family fun, see our jam-packed Summer Guide and event calendar.


Riverside Park South
West 61st Street Locomotive Lawn, Riverside Park South
New York, NY

West Harlem Park
125th Street and Marginal Street West Harlem Piers
New York, NY

Crispus Attucks Playground
1030 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Historic Richmond Town
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

Billings Lawn, Fort Tryon Park
Riverside Dr. to Broadway, W. 192 St. to Dyckman St.
New York, NY

Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace
New York, NY 10032

Pier 25
N Moore St Hudson River Park
New York, NY 10013

Prospect Park
Bandshell
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park-Pier 3
Greenway Terrace
Brooklyn, NY

pier 62
143 11th Avenue Hudson River Park
New York , NY 10011

Union Square Park
Broadway To 4 Ave., E 14 St. To E 17 St.
New York, NY

Archway under the Manhattan Bridge
Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Citywide (see above)
NY, NY

Riverside Park
96th Street Tennis Courts
New York, NY

Fort Greene Park
Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St
Brooklyn, NY

Madison Square Park
Farragut Lawn on 26th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues
New York, NY

Riverside Park - PIer 1
West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023

Bryant Park
6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets
New York, NY

Bryant Park
6th Avenue and 42nd Street
Manhattan, NY

Bryant Park
40th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10018

MacDonald Park
Queens Boulevard & Yellowstone Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Washington Market Park
Greenwich Street between Duane and Chambers streets.
New York, NY

Riverside Park - Pier 1
West 70th St
New York, NY

Anne Loftus Playground
Fort Tryon Park of Dyckman Street and Broadway.
New York, NY

Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway, near West 251st Street. Concert site is north of the baseball fields.
Bronx, NY 10462

Central Park Great Lawn
Enter at West 81st or 86th Streets at Central Park West, or East 79th or 85th Streets at Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Cunningham Park
Enter at 193rd Street, near 81st Avenue or Union Turnpike. Concert site is at 193rd Street Field
Queens, NY

Forest Park
My Buddy' Monument Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue
Queens, NY

Prospect Park
Long Meadow Ballfields, enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West at 9th Street or Bartel-Pritchard Circle at the intersection of Prospect Park West, Prospect Park Southwest, and 15th Street.
Brooklyn, NY

Poe Park
Grand Concourse between E. 192 St. and E. Kingsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458

Prospect Park
9th Street & Prospect Park West Band Shell
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Anne Loftus Playground
Fort Tryon Park of Dyckman Street and Broadway.
New York, NY

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Queens, NY

City Wide
City Wide
New York, NY

Conference House Park - Great Lawn
Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street
Staten Island, NY

Alice Austen House
2 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10305

On Stage at Kingsborough
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Central Park SummerStage
Rumsey Playfield Central Park
New York, NY 10021

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Queens, NY

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Queens, NY

George Seuffert Bandshell
Forest Park
Queens, NY

Bryant Park
40th Street btwn 5th and 6th
NY, NY 10018