June 24, 2018 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
The giant LGBTQ celebration that is the Pride March is back, this time with a new route. This year’s NYC Pride Grand Marshals are Billie Jean King, Lambda Legal, Tyler Ford and Kenita Placide.
The Pride March is a celebration of LGBTQ lives and community.
The March starts at Seventh Avenue and 16th Street and ends at 29th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Seventh Ave and 16th Street
New York NY
June 21, 2018 | 4:30pm – 7:00pm
On the Waterfront: American Music for Piano Duet highlights American four-hand piano music played by young students and professional adult headliners.
Riverside Park South
Pier I – West 70th Street
New York NY
More Info: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-make-music-new-york
June 21, 2018 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Blazing Balkan brass, gutbucket funk, Gypsy accordion, and a big bass drum: This just scratches the surface of what Slavic Soul Party! brings to every performance. Inspired by its members’ Eastern European, Mexican, and Asian roots, it stirs up a tasty mix of gospel, dub, jazz, and Latin music. Global Rhythm says Slavic Soul Party! delivers “some of the most danceable Balkan-flavored pop this side of the Adriatic.” A Neighborhood Concert favorite, Slavic Soul Party! returns to the series to turn up the heat.
Tompkins Square Park
144 Avenue A
New York NY 10009
June 16, 2018 | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Kool and the Gang, one of the longest-running R&B groups in history, isn’t just a multiple Grammy Award-winning group. They helped shape funk and soul as we know it, and have inspired denizens of admirers and other talented artists since their inception in 1969. The group has no intention of slowing down anytime soon, either: Fifty-plus years later, they’ll still put on one of most raucous and memorable shows possible. This show is presented by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
GCP and Whitestone Exp. btwn 111th St & College Point Blvd, Park Dr. E.
Queens NY 11368
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/only-in-queens-summerstage-concert-kool-the-gang/?date=20180616
June 16, 2018 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us for the World’s Largest Art Parade!
We are currently seeking Sponsors for the 36th Annual Mermaid Parade on June 16, 2018. An annual event, the Parade draws over half-a-million young, hip tastemakers and we would love to give you an opportunity to get in front of them.
A completely original creation of Coney Island USA (the not-for-profit arts organization at 1208 Surf Avenue), the Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade and one of New York City’s greatest summer events.
A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.
Surf Avenue and West 21st Street
Brooklyn NY 11224
June 16, 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
The banjo and fiddle maestro, Rhiannon Giddens, is best known for co-founding the string band, Carolina Chocolate Drops. But Giddens’ successes hardly stop with the Drops. She’s an acclaimed solo artist and formidable vocalist whose first album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, was nominated for a Grammy. In 2017, her work earned her the MacArthur Genius Grant.
She’ll be joined by the musical alchemist, Son Little, for what promises to be a moving melange of some of America’s most storied musical traditions.
Doors open 6:00 pm
Central Park – Rumsey Playfield
72nd Street and 5th Avenue
New York NY 10021
June 16, 2018 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Johnny Colon is salsa royalty. Leader of the legendary Johnny Colon Orchestra and founder of the East Harlem Music School, he ascended the throne with his 1967 album, Boogaloo Blues, which popularized a sultry and swinging blend of R&B, soul, and mambo. He continues in his reign at the helm of his band, with soulful singing and smoking stints on percussion, piano, and trombone. With his most recent album, Keeping It Real, he puts his own unique spin on the Great American Songbook.
El Museo del Barrio New York
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York NY 10029
June 20, 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
In 1988, Big Daddy Kane, a young MC from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, stunned the public with his debut album, Long Live the Kane. The album, brimming with sharp lyrics and pop culture references, became a classic of the golden hip-hop era. He’ll be celebrating its 30th anniversary along with some very special guests.
Doors open at 6:00pm.
SummerStage, Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
3052 West 21st Street btwn Riegelmann Boardwalk and Surf Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11224
More Info: https://cityparksfoundation.org/events/big-daddy-kane-long-live-the-kane-30th-anniversary/?date=20180620