Summer in New York City is the time to enjoy the great outdoors, And, with so many free events happening almost daily, you don't have to break the bank to enjoy some summer fun! Click through for a full listing of the best free outdoor concerts.
On Friday mornings in May-August, be a part of Good Morning America's audience in Central Park.
The oldest free outdoor concert series in the US, the Naumburg features symphonic and semi-classical music on select Mondays and Tuesdays in Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell.
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
Experience the famous Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in the two Manhattan parks where Parker lived and worked.
Throughout July and August, enjoy a wide array of free jazz concerts in Manhattan and Queens.
Central Park Summerstage, located at Rumsey Playfield, offers frequent summer concerts. Some concerts are benefits, but many are free.
Enjoy jazz, blues, gospel, and Latin music every Sunday afternoon in the summer at the Harlem Meer in Central Park.
On Friday mornings from May-August, catch some great performers at Rockefeller Center and a chance to be seen on TV!
Enjoy this free outdoor concert series on select Tuesdays in July.
Celebrate Brooklyn has a wide variety of musical performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell.
On Thursdays, from mid-June to mid-August Union Square hosts lunchtime concerts, afternoon yoga classes and evening performances.
See performances from popular Broadway shows live in Bryant Park on Thursdays each summer.
See great R&B performances in Brooklyn on Thursdays every summer.
Concerts are presented in the MoMA Sculpture Garden on Sunday evenings in July.
In June, July and August, free concerts are held at many of New York City's neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs.
Check out this series of free Wednesday evening summer concerts in Bryant Park featuring New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.
On Friday evenings, hear great music from local NYC artists on Pier 45 in Hudson River Park.
The NYC River to River Festival features a variety of musical performances, as well as movies, readings and more.
Every June, the New York Philharmonic performs in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
The Metropolitan Opera performs concerts in various parks in the five boroughs in June.
Enjoy free concerts on Wednesday nights in Madison Square Park.