Free concerts and music festivals are a staple of summer in New York, and there are always plenty of great shows to enjoy. We’ve rounded up all of the best free concerts in New York City in June, July and August that are sure to thrill the kids all summer long.
There are summer concerts in Manhattan’s parks, playgrounds, piers and plazas in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island and Queens, so scroll, click and set reminders so you don’t miss your favourites. Beloved annual summer concert series, like Summer at Hudson Play DatesLincoln Center Musical story time, Summer internship, BRIC: Celebrate Brooklynand the Hudson River Park Blues BBQ are all on the program, and we have a little something for the whole range of musical tastes, from jazz and rock, to opera, folk, hip-hop and classical.
Of course you should bookmark our Calendar of family activities And Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Summer Vacation in NYC for more family fun all summer long, and you’ll find plenty of free entertainment on our list of 100 FREE things to do in New York this summer with kids.