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Summerstage announces 2014 concert and family day lineup

Get ready for five family days (in four boroughs!), plus circus acts, kids’ concerts and theater in the summer sun—all for free!

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    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

  • Photograph: Alex Strada

    SummmerStage Global Family Day

Photograph: Alex Strada

SummmerStage Global Family Day


Yet another sign of warming weather: the City Parks Foundation has finally announced this year’s SummerStage lineup! In addition to more than 100 free performances in 14 parks throughout New York City, SummerStage is also bringing back their uber-popular free family days to four of the five boroughs.

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From June 3 to August 24, SummerStage will host music, dance, opera theater, comedy and circus acts, including bigger events at the Central Park mainstage. While many are meant for an older crowd (we don’t recommend bringing your little one to the Sisqo concert on June 11, but by all means—grab a sitter!), SummerStage also presents five free family days in Marcus Garvey Park, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Queensbridge Park and St. Mary’s Park.

Below, we’ve included family-friendly highlights for SummerStage 2014. Here's what to mark down on your summer calendar!

Note: Each family day event also includes performance-related workshops and face-painting!

Brooklyn Family Day
When: Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22 at 3pm and 7pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park
What: The Barolosolo Circkus Company will perform quirky physical theater that involves music, poetry and even water play.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series
When & Where: Central Park Mainstage: June 23 at 8pm; Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1: June 25 at 7pm; Crotona Park: July 1 at 7pm; Clove Lakes Park: July 3 at 7pm; Jackie Robinson Park: July 8 at 7pm; Socrates Sculpture Park: July 10 at 7pm
What: Opera singers and accompanying pianists from the Metropolitan Opera will perform six recitals in each of the five boroughs.

Global Family Day
When:
Sunday, July 6 at 3pm
Where: Central Park Mainstage
What: Kindie band the Okee Dokee Brothers will perform, alongside dance showcases by the Hybrid Movement Company, Shaun Parker & Company, Acrobuffos and the National Dance Institute.

Bronx Family Day
When: Sunday, July 13 at 4pm
Where: St. Mary's Park
What: Jam to tunes by the Kids Junk Orchestra, hip-hop beats by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops Family Fables.

Queens Family Day
When: Sunday, July 20 at 4pm
Where: Queensbridge Park
What: Settle in for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Michael Mossman & Copland Jazz, plus a dance performance from Rashida Bumbray. 

Harlem Family Day
When:
Sunday, August 17 at 4pm
Where: Marcus Garvey Park
What: Groove to the soulful sounds of Shine & the Moonbeams, Moona Luna, Kojo Odu Roney & Friends, B-Love's Hip-Hop Jazzy Groove, plus a set from DJ-KS 360.

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
When & Where: Marcus Garvey Park: August 23 at 3pm; Tompkins Square Park: August 24 at 3pm
What: Hear world-renowned jazz artists perform all afternoon-long in the park.

We'll keep you updated as more details come our way! For more information, visit the SummerStage website.


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