2023 Free Summer Concerts

The 2023 season of SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, will bring nearly 80 free and benefit performances in 13 parks across all five boroughs. The 37th season of SummerStage will bring free salsa, jazz, indie-rock, country, bhangra, afrobeats, opera, and so much more. They will also be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop the way only SummerStage can!

With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and world music to dance, spoken word and theater, SummerStage brings a huge summer arts festival to New York City’s landscape. All health, vaccine & mask guidelines should be gone in 2023!

Central Park SummerStage ‘officially’ kicks off Saturday, June 10th, featuring a Free Performance from St. Paul and The Broken Bones with Say She She and Mwenso & the Shakes (there are 2 performances prior to the 10th, Hippo Campus + Gus Dapperton and The Indigo Girls). Season Highlights Include Juanes, Tanya Tucker, Jason Moran, Marisa Monte, DJ Rekha, Horsegirl, Julia Jacklin, Kool & The Gang, Skip Marley, The Comet is Coming, Dorrance Dance and more

2023 Central Park SummerStage NYC Schedule

100+ free events. 200+ artists. 16 NYC parks. The majority of Summerstage performances are free, except for a few requiring tickets.

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SummerStage’s flagship venue in Central Park was transformed with a new stage, new sound system, increased lighting, upgraded backstage areas, raised seating, and an improved concert-going experience for all guests.

The annual City Parks Foundation Gala takes place in June and following the dinner, guests enjoy a SummerStage concert performed by stars.

Full SummerStage Schedule:

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Enter park at 69th Street and 5th Avenue
East side: 6 train to 68th or 77th Streets; N, R or W trains to 5th Avenue; F train to 63rd and Lexington
West side: 1, 2, 3, 9, B or C trains to 72nd Street

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Central Park NY Hotels

These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just “near” Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be…but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Many other hotels are nearby, or within a few blocks, but these are the closest, and all offer Park views from select rooms.

Central Park NY Hotels

Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

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