Kool and the Gang, Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series & Yiddish Under the Stars, & More Set for City Park's SummerStage

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Kool and the Gang, Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series & Yiddish Under the Stars, & More Set for City Park's SummerStage

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is in full swing, with upcoming shows for the week of June 11th taking place all across New York City. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

On Monday, June 11th in Central Park and Wednesday, June 13th in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the first free shows of The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series will take place. This week will feature Met Opera stars Latonia Moore, Mario Chang, and Joshua Hopkins performing an evening of arias and duets from some of opera's most beloved works. Doors open at 7 PM.

On Wednesday, June 13th, Yiddish Under the Stars will take place in Central Park. The free show will celebrate Yiddish soul with noted stars, including Frank London and his Klezmer All Stars, Andy Statman, Pharohs Daughter featuring Cantor Basya Schecter, Golem, Cantor Magda Fishman, Eleanor Reissa, Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird, and Zalmen Mlotek. Doors open at 6 PM.

On Saturday, June 16th, 2017 MacArthur Genius grant recipient and Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Rhiannon Giddens will perform a free concert in Central Park with blues musician Son Little. Doors open at 6 PM.

June 16th is also the season's first free show in Queens. SummerStage Only in Queens festival will present the award-winning R&B group Kool and the Gang in a career-spanning set at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The show will take place from 5 to 8 PM.

For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, follow SummerStage via the social media handles below and visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

The 2018 SummerStage festival is presented by Capital One. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Austin Eastciders, Subaru, Barefoot Wine,Hint Water, Monster Energy, KIND Snacks, Boxed Water, Essentia, United, Disney, Grady's Cold Brew, Luna Park and Whole Foods Market, are all official SummerStage sponsors. Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Foundation, The Jaharis Family Foundation, iStar, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Shubert Organization, the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated festival audience and SummerStage Members.

This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. Only in Queens Summer Concert is presented by Borough President Melinda Katz with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Parks.

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In all of its programming and activities, City Parks Foundation partners with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to improve neighborhood parks and the communities they serve.

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About City Parks Foundation

At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives - located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City - reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities.

About SummerStage

SummerStage is presented by City Parks Foundation and is New York's largest free outdoor performing arts festival. SummerStage annually presents more than 100 performances in 18 parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin, world music, dance and theater, SummerStage fills a vital niche in New York City's summer arts festival landscape. Since its inception 33 years ago, more than six million people from New York City and around the world have enjoyed SummerStage. SummerStage is presented by Capital One.



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