Central Park hosts a wide variety of concerts and events throughout the summer. Check out this list of Central Park summer concerts and events!
- Shakespeare in the Park
You'll have to wait in line to score free tickets to the free Shakespeare in the Park that is performed in Central Park's Delacorte Theatre.
- Metropolitan Opera in the Park
Check out the Metropolitan Opera's two free performances on the Great Lawn in Central Park every June.
- New York Philharmonic in the Park
The New York Philharmonic performs two free concerts on Central Park's Great Lawn in July.
- Central Park Summerstage
Probably Central Park's most famous summer offering, Central Park SummerStage features a variety of (mostly free) concerts and performances throughout the summer.
- Naumburg Orchestral Concerts
The oldest free outdoor concert series in the US, the Naumburg features symphonic and semi-classical music on select summer evenings in Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell.
- Harlem Meer Performance Festival
This popular Sunday concert series features the best in local emerging and established Latin, Jazz, World, and Gospel artists in Central Park.
- New York Classical Theater in Central Park
Check out these free performances of classic plays in Central Park without the hassle of tickets or waiting in line.