Face the Music

Students from the Kaufman Music Center’s dynamic youth music program collaborate with members of the Metropolis Ensemble to present original and participatory works.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

June 28 – Granite Garden / charismatic NYC rock band

Granite Garden is a charismatic force from NYC that delivers hard hitting songs spiked with a strong dose of theatricality. They fill their shows with a wide range of emotions and complete commitment. Their goal is to revel in the joy and power of live performances with friends, families, and strangers alike.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

May 31 – Laura Lizcano / lyrically-driven jazz, folk, and pop

Laura Lizcano is a Colombian-born singer-songwriter based in New York. Influenced by artists like Norah Jones, Natalia Lafourcade and Caroline Shaw, Lizcano combines her formal training as a jazz vocalist
with her love of folk, pop and contemporary classical music. This combination of styles is evident within her own lyrically-driven compositions.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

July 26 – OSG / unique R&B and soul

Diya Drake & Naomi Jay, a stylistically unique R&B Duo who has been singing, performing, and playing in sync from small open mics to large performance settings. Throughout the course of the Duo’s union, they have been granted the opportunity of performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music. Learn more by exploring the site, and feel free to get in touch with any of your comments and questions

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

August 30 – Nathan Farrell / jazz saxophone and eclectic songwriting

Nathan Farrell Detrés is a vocalist, saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger from the New York City Metropolitan area. His artistry and musicianship have been rapidly growing, alongside his career as a band leader, supporting horn player, and backing vocalist. His live sets establish continuity between Swing and The Great American Songbook, neo-soul, pop hits, and original music that synthesizes the aforementioned styles with contemporary songwriting.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories, interactive musical storyboard, and danceable original Moosiki music on our comfy turf lawn right by the big locomotive!

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

The Hippo Playground Project Presents: Hippo Playground Summer Concert Series!

July 26th (rain date July 27th) – Esther Crow

Esther Crow is a NYC award-winning singer, songwriter, kids’ entertainer, puppeteer and member of the Recording Academy. She has been writing and performing music for many years (including with her rock band, The Electric Mess), but after her son’s birth, she became inspired to write music for children.

The Hippo Playground Project Presents: Hippo Playground Summer Concert Series!

August 2nd (rain date August 3rd) – JOANIE LEEDS

Joanie Leeds is a Grammy-award winning musician best known for her work as children’s musical artist. Over the past decade, Joanie has won 1st place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, a GOLD Parent’s Choice Award, NAPPA GOLD Award, Family Choice Award and is a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Finalist and International Songwriting Competition Finalist.

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

May 26:  Austin Zhang
Austin Zhang is a jazz saxophonist, electronic musician, and composer based in New York City. Zhang graduated from the Manhattan School of Music on scholarship and went on to perform with giants of jazz music: Terri Lyne Carrington, Wycliffe Gordon, the Mingus Big Band, and others. Zhang’s saxophone has been heard at such venues as Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Newport Jazz Festival. Austin uses his music as a communication medium to further social and environmental causes. 

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

June 30: Troy Weekes

Hailing from Harlem, Troy Weekes is a singer/songwriter, actor, dancer, and MC, and performing since the age of 14. When not working on his own project, he can be seen performing with his band Ji- Groove and hosting events all across America. He is currently working on his first EP project, Not yet titled, under the new genre and style he created called *Soul & B. Blending gospel, neo-soul, and R&B, Troy Weekes has a story to tell and he pulls you right in with him each and every time he performs.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

 

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

July 28: Keisha Martin
Keisha Martin is not known to shy away from unbridled self-expression, using her musical talents to create a soulful and passionate composition for her audiences. Establishing her own spirited, passionate and thoroughly heartfelt presence, the dedicated singer-songwriter’s music allows listeners to live free and vicariously. Her new single, “I Can’t Forget  You” represents a flavorful twist in the artist’s discography, featuring bold and spirited reggae.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.

Get out to the park and kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour, on the last Friday of every month.

August 25: LaFolie Austral
LaFolie Austral unites the vast sonic landscape of South America, then processes it through a contemporary alternative lens. The result is an infectious rhythmic unit that is formed by her unique musical approach. Born in Barranquilla – Colombia, LaFolie Austral enjoys writing music, traveling the world and experimenting with different sounds.

Summer on the Hudson events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be canceled. For weather updates, check nyc.gov/parks/soh 2 hours before the event.