Thursday, June 16, 2011
Outdoor Music in NYC: Harlem Meer Festival Sundays June 19 to Sept 4
Harlem Meer Performance Festival Kicks Off June 19, 2011
Central Park, NYC
Join us each Sunday afternoon, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm from June 19 - September 4, 2011, for lakeside music on the plaza of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park's beautiful northern end (on 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).
The Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 18th summer, features the best in local established and emerging artists in the genres of jazz, Latin, gospel, blues, and world music. Some chairs are provided, or bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy the music from one of the Park's nearby lawns.
• The concerts are free and there is no advance registration required.
• All ages are welcome.
• In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be canceled (no rain dates).
• For more details, day-of weather-related changes or cancellations, and accessibility information, please call 212-860-1370.
Schedule of performers:
June 19: Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Quintet (Latin Jazz)
June 26: Calpulli Danza Mexicana (Mexican Dance)
July 3: Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban Salsa)
July 10: Stew Cutler (Jazz and Blues Guitar)
July 17: The Ebony Hillbillies (String Band)
July 24: Pucci Amanda Jhones with the J.B.E.R. Quartet (Jazz Vocals)
July 31: Willie Villegas y Entre Amigos (Classic Salsa)
August 7: The Steven Kroon Sextet (Latin Jazz)
August 14: Charansalsa (Salsa)
August 21: Sounds of Deliverance (Gospel)
August 28: The Dennis Day Ensemble (Soul Jazz)
September 4: The Pedrito Martinez Group (Afro-Cuban Percussion)