Friday Freshen Up

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.

 

Don headphones and party on the pier at this Quiet Clubbing event featuring three live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.

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.

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen. Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

July 18: Flor Bromley / bilingual songs and storytelling

Flor Bromley is a Latin GRAMMY® nominee singer/songwriter for families. Originally from Peru, she dedicates her life to creating music for kids that elevates our Latin culture making it her mission to share her bilingual experience with a new generation. She is a professionally trained musical theater actress who uses global rhythms, the power of storytelling, and puppetry to engage audiences of all backgrounds and ages. She has released 4 bilingual family albums and songs have been featured and played on the top 13 of Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live and PBS WNET Thirteen TV program “Let’s Learn.” Her album “Fiesta Global” was named an official selection of notable works for children by the American Library Association.

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.

 

 

 

 

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen. Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

July 11: Hopalong Andrew / high-spirited urban cowboy tunes

Hopalong Andrew is NYC-based singer-songwriter, Andrew Vladeck, a folk and western music artist who performs original and traditional cowboy-themed music. He’s collaborated with many renowned musicians and won various songwriting awards, including 1st Place in International Songwriting Competition, and nods from Billboard, IMAs, GASC, UKSC. He’s shared bills with The National, Andrew Bird, Norah Jones, Soulive, Beth Orton, Moe, Jeff Buckley, Ani DiFranco and many more.

His award-winning debut album “Howdy Do!” (2018) celebrates city life and the “can do spirit.” His upcoming release (2024) honors the incredible-but-true diverse and multicultural heritage of the American West.

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.

 

 

 

 

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen. Stroller parking in the designated area is mandatory.

July 25: Miss Tutti & the Fruity Band / celebrating confidence and inclusivity

Miss Tutti And The Fruity Band is a musical children’s project celebrating themes of body confidence, inclusivity, and LGBTQ+ representation! They are creating a musical safe space for all kids and families.

Their debut album “Confidence Juice” is composed of 8 upbeat retro-pop tunes co-produced by music educator Gracie Nash and 2-time Grammy/Tony award winner Charlie Rosen. Every song celebrates the things that make them unique.

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.

 

 

 

 

Music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen. Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

August 1: Elena Moon Park & Friends / children’s folk music from around the globe

Elena Moon Park and Friends performs music for all-ages audiences across NYC and beyond. The band plays folk and children’s music from around the globe, with an emphasis on East Asia, and original songs.

Their album, Rabbit Days and Dumplings, features reimagined folk and children’s songs from East Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Tibet. Released in fall 2012 by Festival Five Records, the album has received lovely feedback, including a Parent’s Choice Award and a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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.