If you love music, you don’t have to leave the neighborhood at all this week, because there are a truly amazing number of outstanding free local concerts.
Let’s check out the highlights:
Metropolitan Opera stars will be singing at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Monday.
The New York Philharmonic will celebrate 50 years in Central Park with free concerts on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Seventy musicians in the city’s avante-garde and Brazilian scenes will put on an eclectic set at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on Thursday night.
There’s an experimental jazz party on Friday night at Symphony Space (suggested donation $5, which can go toward food).
On Saturday, check out some more eclectic music at Summerstage (or come to West Side Rag’s Storytellers event, which costs $10 and is going to be fantastic but doesn’t involve music). Or take a rest because…
Sunday is Make Music New York, a huge music festival throughout the neighborhood (and the entire city). The concerts will go on at a dozen locations in the area: check them out here.
And there’s even more free music, theater and other events on our calendar!