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Kick off the Start of Fall with Free Concerts in New York this September

August 08 2022

Every summer New Yorkers and tourists alike are welcomed to enjoy a range of different shows and concerts across the city – completely for free. As the summer comes to an end and the cooler nights roll in, one of the best ways to make your summer last just that little bit longer is to enjoy a cold drink with some great live music.

No matter what genre you’re into, and whether you’re looking for a family-friendly event or somewhere to enjoy a romantic date – there is something for everyone to enjoy across the city this September.

Hudson RiverKids – Hudson River Park Pier 25

Got kids? To kick off the 1st of September, Hudson RiverKids are hosting a completely free event for everyone to enjoy. The event is recommended for children up to 8 years old and their families, with interactive activities, singing, dancing, and live entertainment. The event is the last one until next summer – so don’t miss out!

Man plays cello on a bench in Hyde Park

SI Philharmonic Performance – The Great Lawn

Ever wanted to see the Staten Island Philharmonic? On Sunday the 4th of September, this special and completely free performance will take place at 4 pm on the Great Lawn in New York’s famous Central Park. The event is family-friendly, and if kids do find themselves getting restless there are plenty of playgrounds and green space to run off steam after the performance.

Movie Under the Stars – Judge Moses Weinstein Playground

Not everyone loves live music – and that’s fine because it’s not the only free outdoor entertainment you will find this September in the Big Apple. For something different, why not visit an open-air cinema to watch a film under the stars? On Sunday the 4th at 7.30 pm the movie Luca will be shown – a favorite with both little ones and their parents – at the Judge Moses Weinstein Playground in Brooklyn.

Man plays guitar at an outdoor concert in a festival or fair

Rise Up NYC – Times Square

At the beginning of the summer, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the city would be host to a series of free concerts for New Yorkers to enjoy. A range of performances have taken place across all five of the New York Boroughs and the last in the series is set to take place on the 12th of September at Times Square. The event starts at 7pm and doors open an hour before.

Looking for accommodation for an upcoming event in New York City? Located just steps from Broadway and some of the city’s most popular attractions, the Hotel Beacon is a great choice for couples and families.