There is nothing I like more than a free outdoor concert.
Bringing a picnic blanket, some food, friends, and kids to run around while I
have a small moment of feeling cultured and civilized. It is all that a mom can
ask. This summer, Queens has a great line up of free concerts happening all
over the borough. Starting on June 30th with the Astoria Waterfront Independence
Celebration where you can see Big Band music and fireworks and the New York
Philharmonic is also playing in Cunningham Park later in July. Read on for all of
the free and fun places to enjoy free concerts in Queens this summer.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
This early Independence Day Celebration features an
evening of Big Band Music followed by a spectacular Grucci fireworks display.
Astoria Park, Queens
Astoria Park, Astoria Park Lawn – Shore Blvd., between
Hell Gate Bridge and the Pool.
Astoria Park Concert Series
Thursday Evenings at 7:30pm
July 8th – August 12th
There will be free performances on the lawn in Astoria
Park with performers like, The Artie Shaw Orchestra and The Nashville Attitude.
Summer Fun Children’s Series
Children’s musical performances will be happening throughout
July and August in both Athens Square Park and Dutch Kills Park with
performances like “This Land is Your Land” and “Little Red Riding Hood”
Performances will happen on:
Tuesdays at 10:30 am – July 13th, 20th,
27th, and Aug 3rd
Athens Square Park
30th Ave and 30th Street
Wednesdays at 10:30am – 7th, 14th,
21st, and 28th
Dutch Kills Playground
36th Ave and Crescent Street
Bayside Historical Society's Annual Lawn Concert
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Enjoy an outdoor concert overlooking beautiful Long
Island Sound. Please bring a chair or blanket.
Fort Totten Park, Queens
New York Philharmonic at Cunningham Park with Fireworks!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This free outdoor concert by the New York Philharmonic
will be followed by a fireworks display.
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (selections)
Cunningham Park, Queens
Darlene Graham – a morning of music
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her
interactive and exciting performance. A mix of energetic folk and remixes of
familiar children’s songs will have everyone singing along and dancing. Please
bring a chair or blanket.
Playground in Crocheron Park
Directions to this location
The Louis Armstrong House has
several cool and free concert series’ going on this summer. What a better way
to expose kids to culture then to take them straight to the source.
Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Concert Series
Saturday, July 24: The Recessionals
Saturday, August 28: Carol Sudhalter's Astoria Jazz Band
Held every summer in the museum's Japanese-styled garden,
these free concerts feature up-and-coming traditional jazz bands that play and
promote the music of Louis Armstrong.
All concerts begin at 1pm and are FREE
Fourth of July Birthday Party
Sunday, July 4
Free garden jazz concert at 1pm. Museum opens for tours
noon to 5pm. In celebration of Louis
Armstrong’s traditional birthday (July 4th, 1900), families can join the
birthday celebration with a free jazz concert in the museum garden, take a
guided house tour, and enjoy complimentary birthday cake.
34-56 107th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a lively, interactive performance for children of
all ages. Sponsored by Councilmember Elizabeth
Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park), Queens
Myrtle Avenue & 80th Street
Mary Lamont Band Country Performance
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of Country Music presented by New York
Metro Country Music Association.
The Bandshell in Forest Park
Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Queens
Long Island City
Tuesday, June 29 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 6 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 20 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00pm
AME Mass Church Choir
Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00pm
Mission: on Mars
Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00pm LIC Jazz
Tuesday, August 24 at 7:00pm
Gantry Plaza State Park
49th Avenue and Center Blvd
Long Island City, NY
The Hip Pickles
Thursday, August 19, 2010
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Experience the high energy, fast action award winning
family interactive drumming group!
Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue in Highland Park
Rock in the Park
Saturday, June 26, 2010
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Families can listen to live music by local rock bands in
Tribute Park, Queens