West Side County Fair

Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with live bands, sideshow performers, carnival rides and games, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

Rain date September 15.

Check back in August for featured performers!

 

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.

 

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Amplified Sundays take place each Sunday in July.

July 7:  La Banda Chuska / the sounds of vintage Peruvian cumbia and 1960s surf rock

La Banda Chuska merges the sounds of vintage Peruvian cumbia and psychedelic chicha with 1960s Latin American and Middle Eastern surf rock. Their post-punk energy has also drawn comparisons to a tropical version of the B-52s. With Felipe Wurst and Sam Day Harmet on guitars, Adele Fournet on organ, Erica Mancini on accordion, Abe Pollack on bass, and Joel Mateo on drums.

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.

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Amplified Sundays take place each Sunday in July.

July 14th:  Falsa / contemporary Sufi music and Raga jazz

Based in New York City and under the “Falsa” banner, a diverse array of improvisational World musicians rooted in 14th century Sufi music (Indian/Persian classical mysticism similar to Rumi’s elevating poetry) offer experiences that range from Minimalist Meditative to Raga Jazz Fusion to high energy World Improvisation that gets you moving. Through music, Falsa communicates reverence for the most magical aspects of experience that are gifts and not acquisitions, as Sufi music is not about means to ends, but about meaning and transcendence.

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.

 

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Amplified Sundays take place each Sunday in July.

July 21th:  Hot Toddies Jazz Band featuring Queen Esther / fun-loving hot jazz and swing

Hot Toddies Jazz Band feat. Queen Esther are a fun-loving hot jazz & swing band from NYC. They have an eclectic mix of styles perfect for dancing, lindy hop, and good times! With the release of The Hot Toddies’ 2021 debut EP, their wacky music videos for “Dunkin Bagel” and “Five O’clock Coffee” both hit over 100k views on Facebook, while the band also has several videos with over 10k views on YouTube. The group often plays as a sextet or septet, often with one or two singers, and can comfortably become a larger or smaller size ensemble as needed.

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.

 

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Amplified Sundays take place each Sunday in July.

July 28th:  Baklava Express / Middle Eastern fusion influenced by the traditions of the Arab world

Baklava Express is a NYC based Middle Eastern fusion project, led by Oud player and composer Josh Kaye. The band performs original music, influenced by the traditions of the Arab world, Turkey, and Greece, as well as Jazz, Flamenco, Rock, and Eastern European Folk music. The eclectic influences and vast differences in the musical backgrounds of its members have created a group whose style is distinct, yet genre defiant.

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.

Make Music New York is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Celebrate the longest day of the year with free performances in Riverside Park South.

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.