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Summer in Hudson River Park Showcases Talent From Across NYC

Music, green spaces and sunsets — discover your new favorite artist as you escape from the city

With plenty of summertime still ahead, our concert season is heating up, and we don’t want you to miss a beat. Discover the series bringing all types of music to your west side backyard (and keep your calendars handy!).

Symphonic Sunsets

Koku Gonza performs on Pier 45 at Hudson River Park

Sunset on the Hudson
Fridays through August 26
7:00 PM
Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 (Cross at Christopher St.)

Our Sunset on the Hudson series is back and bringing a wider variety of music than ever. Historic Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 welcomes back series favorites Koku Gonza, whose sound fuses electronic reggae and dancehall drum loops, and The Big Takeover and their Hudson Valley reggae.

One of the newest performers to our long running series is the Queer Urban Orchestra. Founded in 2009, QUO was the first orchestra in NYC specifically serving the LGBTQIA+ community. We’re thrilled to have the community orchestra will bring a classical performance to the pier. 

Bringing Back the Blues

Blues singer on stage at HRPK along with 5 band members during a performance

Blues BBQ Festival
Saturday, August 13
1:00 — 9:00 PM
Hudson River Park’s Pier 76 (Cross at W 34 St.)

HRPK’S Blues BBQ Festival is back in the Park and better than ever! The free, day-long festival brings together unforgettable music and BBQ on one of our newest piers. Ready to fall in love with this year’s roster of Blues artists?

Our 2022 festival features Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, a high-energy zydeco player infusing the instrument with new levels of blues, soul and funk. We look forward to a set from Jackie Venson, an Austin based multi-instrumentalist known for her complexly beautiful music and wicked guitar solos. Walter “Wolfman” Washington, an artist whose thrilling vocals and guitar have been shaping the New Orleans music scene since the 1960s, will take the stage, as will Bette Smith, an acclaimed Brooklyn musician whose music takes influence from gospel and soul. Don Bryant, the Tennessean soul legend whose songwriting only comes second to his vocal prowess, completes a spectacular line-up.

Jazzing up Wednesday Evenings

Steve Blum and the Molecular Jazz Quartet perform Hudson River Park Jazz at Pier 84

Jazz at Pier 84
Wednesdays through August 31
7:00 PM
Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 (Cross at W 42 St.)

Tap into the history of jazz in NYC! Jazz at Pier 84, presented in partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, brings talented intergenerational musicians to center stage.

This year’s line-up features Valery “Messenger” Ponomarev Quintet, a legendary trumpeter who brings hard bop, well known for his four years with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers. And don’t miss the final performer of the season, Monnette Sudler, an unforgettable Philadelphia-born jazz guitarist, composer, vocalist and recording artist whose music reflects her diverse exposure and love of varied genres.

Stumble onto a Mirage

mirage performance pier 63 stonefield

Mirage Performances
Throughout the Park

Keep your ear to the ground and eyes on our social channels for upcoming surprise performances throughout the four mile footprint of our riverfront oasis! Our newly launched Mirage series has already featured Better Fires, a rock and roll band that fuses pop songs with big guitars and even bigger melodies, and the Brooklyn United Marching Band, a southern collegiate-style band known for unique and electrifying presentations. We have many more pop-up performances to come, so stay tuned!

Fun For the Whole Family

Bilingual Birdies Hudson RiverKids performance at Hudson River Park

Hudson RiverKids
Mondays and Thursdays Through September 1
4:00 PM
Mondays at HRPK’s Pier 25 (Cross at Harrison St.) and Thursdays at HRPK’s Pier 63 (Cross at W 23 St.)

From music to magic to dance, Hudson RiverKids features performances parents and kids alike can enjoy! At Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 on Mondays and Pier 63 on Thursdays, some of NYC’s most talented kids musicians are featured performers.  Make language learning fun with Bilingual Birdies Band and discover new ways to communicate. Get creative with Divi Roxx Kids and Mazarte Dance Company Inc artists celebrating the joy and exploration of music. There’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer.

The sounds of summer are coming to life in Hudson River Park. Come on out and enjoy!

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