All five boroughs will play host to a new free concert series dubbed Rise Up NYC scheduled to take over the town through September 12.
Announced by Mayor Eric Adams last week, the shows aim at encouraging New Yorkers to enjoy what the city has to offer and reconnect with all the cultural pursuits that render it unique, even after the plagues of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are inviting all New Yorkers to come together to celebrate culture, music, and unity as New York City rebounds from the pandemic," said the politician in an official statement about the project. "Music and the arts were a lifeline for us all during the last two years, and I am here to say that New York City supports its local artists and communities. We are going to hit the right notes and turn the dial up to 11 this summer. We invite all New Yorkers to join us for world-class entertainment in the city that never sleeps."
Already in full swing, the free series has tapped the likes of Mr. Vegas and Funk Flex to perform.
Below is the full schedule of events, which can also be found here.
Roy Wilkins Park, Queens
Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard
- Saturday, August 13
- Sunday, August 14
St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan
135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
- Saturday, August 20
- Sunday, August 21
Midland Beach Parking Lot 8, Staten Island
Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue
- Thursday, September 1
Orchard Beach, Bronx
One Orchard Beach Road
- Thursday, September 8
Times Square, Manhattan
Broadway Between 47th Street and 50th Street
- Monday, September 12