City Parks Foundation

City Parks Foundation is back again with their annual assortment of absolutely free shows happening throughout the NYC tri-state area. This year, artists such as Kurtis Blow, Junior Reid, Roy Ayers, Boot Camp Clik, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, Whodini, MC Shan and Black Sheep among others are performing. I’m all set to hit up some of these! Link

CityParks Concerts bring the music New Yorkers love right into their neighborhood parks. Check the schedule below for performances in your area. All shows begin at 7:00 PM.

St. Mary’s Park
Tuesday, July 10th: Adelberto Santiago + DJ Louie JR
Tuesday, July 17th: Angelo y Su Groupo Modelo / Wayne Gorbera y Su Salsa Picante
Tuesday, July 24th: Johnny Pacheco y Su Tumboa / DJ Louie JR

Crotona Park
Wednesday, July 11th: Orchestra Broadway / DJ Louie JR
Wednesday, July 18th: The Manhattans
Wednesday, July 25th: Kurtis Blow / DJ GrandWizzard Theodore / Hosted by Ralph McDaniels hosts

Red Hook
Tuesday, July 10th: Felix Hernandez Rhythm Review
Tuesday, July 17th: Willie Villegas Entre Amigos / Ernie Acevedo y Su Conjunto Imagen
Tuesday, July 24th: dead prez / Smif-N-Wessun

Von King Park
Thursday, July 5th: The Delfonics
Thursday, July 12th: Junior Reid
Thursday, July 19th:Arrested Development

Brower Park
Wednesday, July 11th: Roy Ayers / Lizz Fields
Wednesday, July 18th: Black Moon & Sean Price / Hosted by Ralph McDaniels
Wednesday, July 25th: Sister Carol

Highbridge Park
Tuesday, August 7th: Amarfis / DJ Lobo
Tuesday, August 14th: Raulin / DJ Lobo
Tuesday, August 21st: Tobey Love / DJ Lobo

Jackie Robinson Park
Wednesday, August 8th: Biz Markie / DJ Lovebug Starski
Wednesday, August 15th: Leela James / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Wednesday, August 22nd: The Delfonics

Marcus Garvey Park
Thursday, August 9th: Slick Rick / DJ Red Alert / Hosted by Ralph McDaniels
Thursday, August 16th: Dwele / Emily King / DJ Damon Daz
Thursday, August 23rd:Felix Hernandez Rhythm Review

Queensbridge Park
Tuesday, July 31st: Whodini / Hosted by Ralph McDaniels
Tuesday, August 7th: The Manhattans
Tuesday, August 14th: MC Shan / Hosted by Ralph McDaniels

Springfield Park
Thursday, July 26th: Felix Hernandez Rhythm Review
Thursday, August 2nd: Roy Ayers
Thursday, August 9th: Percy Sledge

Staten Island
Mahoney Playground
Wednesday, August 1st: Blue Magic
Wednesday, August 8th: Percy Sledge
Wednesday, August 15th: Black Sheep / Hosted by Ralph McDaniels