Big Daddy Kane's 30th Anniversary, San Fermin, Fete de la Musique, Met Opera, Mariza & More Head to SummerStage
City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is in full swing, with upcoming shows for the week of June 17th 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 Wednesday June 20th, Hip-Hop legend Big Daddy Kane returns to Brooklyn to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his debut album Long Live the Kane. Originally from Bed-Stuy, Big Daddy Kane is bringing along special guests including The Finisher Mister Cee and host Doug E Fresh. This free show is from 7 to 10 PM at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island. Doors are at 6 PM.
Also on Wednesday June 20th will be the annual Fête de la Musique, showcasing some of France's most vital voices in Central Park. Singer songwriter Vianney will be performing, along with pianist, arranger, and musical director Chassol, who has collaborated with Phoenix, Sébastien Tellier, and Frank Ocean. They will be joined by DJ, producer, visual artist, and sound designer Joakim. This free show is from 6 to 10 PM. Doors are at 5 PM. This performance is in association with France Rocks, Bureau Export and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
On Thursday June 21st, avant-garde indiepop group San Fermin will perform in Brooklyn's Coffey Park. Following their debut in 2013, they have opened for acts such as St. Vincent and The National. Joining them is Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman, aka The Weather Station. This free show is from 7 to 9 PM.
Also on Thursday June 21st will be another free performance of The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series. Rising stars Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez and Adrian Timpau will perform a program of favorite opera arias and duets. This free show is from 7 to 8:30 PM in Staten Island's Clove Lakes Park.
Hip-Hop and You Don't Stop, in association with INSITU Dance Festival, will take place on Friday, June 22nd in Brooklyn's Coffey Park. This free hip-hop dance showcases celebrates the diversity with the art, and will include performances by It's Showtime NYC, Lil Buck, the all-female Passion Fruit Dance Company, Brooklyn's RestorationART Youth Arts Academy, A Lady in the House Co, and a special DJ set by hip hop dance legend Kwik Step aka DJ KS360. The showcase will also feature a performance by the CityParks PuppetMobile of "The Big Good Wolf" at 3PM and an Alvin Ailey's Revelations Celebration Community Workshop at 7 PM. The workshop will teach guests excerpts from master teacher Nasha Thomas other former Ailey company members. This free showcase will take place from 7 to 9 PM.
Saturday, June 23rd features more free SummerStage shows all across New York. Mozambique-born and Portuguese-bred singer Mariza will perform her genre-melding fado in Central Park. She will be joined by fellow Portuguese talents Noiserv, a "one-man orquestar" and pianist and composer Renato Diz. This free show is from 6 to 10 PM in Central Park. Doors are at 5 PM. This performance is in association with Arte Institute.
The Metropolitan Opera Summer Series will also continue on Saturday, June 23rd with a free show at the Bronx's Williamsbridge Oval from 3 to 4:30 PM. Rising stars Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, and Adrian Timpauperform a program of favorite opera arias and duets.
In Brooklyn's Coffey Park, MCs Lil Ugly Mane and Wiki will perform a free show from 5 to 7 PM on Saturday, June 23rd. They will be joined by two other concentric independent hip-hop artists: DJ Lucas and producer/label-owner Nedarb.
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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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.
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.
Wed6/20/186:00 PMFête de la Musique: Vianney, Chassol and Joakim in association with France Rocks, Bureau Export and The Cultural Services of the French EmbassyCentral ParkMNMusic
Wed6/20/187:00 PMBig Daddy Kane: Long Live the Kane 30th Anniversary / Music by The Finisher Mister Cee, Hosted by Doug E FreshFord AmphitheaterBKMusic
Thur6/21/187:00 PMSan Fermin / The Weather StationCoffey ParkBKMusic
Thur6/21/187:00 PMThe Metropolitan Opera Summer Series featuring Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, and Adrian Timpau Central ParkMNMusic
Fri6/22/187:00 PMHip-Hop and You Don't Stop in association with INSITU Dance FestivalCoffey ParkBKDance
Sat6/23/186:00 PMMariza / Noisrev / Renato DizCentral ParkMN Music
Sat6/23/183:00 PMThe Metropolitan Opera Summer Series featuring Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes de Ramírez, and Adrian Timpau Williamsburg OvalBXMusic
Sat6/23/185:00 PMWiki & Lil Ugly Mane / DJ Lucas / Nedarb