Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on May 20, 2009

view from St. Mary's Park in the Bronx (Big Map)
St Marys Park

Man Man and the BCC crews are in great company this summer. The New York City Parks Foundation will again present its annual CityParks Concerts series of free concerts throughout the five boroughs. Those free events include shows by KRS-One, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Slick Rick, Naughty by Nature, MC Lyte, and even BCC collaborator Raekwon. (By the way... Cuban Links 2 on August 11? I still don't believe it - BB.)

Not every park is covered in this series (like Prospect, Central, and Asser Levy for instance), but I wouldn't be surprised if covers almost every one that doesn't already host its own larger series . Full schedule below...

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FREE 2009 Shows in NYC Parks listed by Borough

The Bronx

St. Mary's Park
146 St. & St. Ann's Ave.
Tuesday, July 7th: Hector Tricoche y Su Orquesta
Tuesday, July 14th: Paquito Guzman y Su Orquestra
Tuesday, July 21st: N'Klabe

Crotona Park
173 St. & Crotona Park East
Wednesday, July 8th: Soulsonic Force
Wednesday, July 15th: George Lamond / Judy Torres
Wednesday, July 22nd: KRS-One

Brooklyn

Red Hook
Bay St. btwn. Henry St. & Clinton St.
Tuesday, August 4th: Frankie Negron
Tuesday, August 11th: Lisa Lisa
Tuesday, August 18th: DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock hosted by Danny Castro of Lyricist Lounge

Von King Park
Tompkins Ave. btwn. Lafayette Ave. & Greene Ave.
Thursday, July 2nd: Kiki Sheard / Keith Wonderboy Johnson
Thursday, July 9th: MC Lyte
Thursday, July 16th: Chico DeBarge

Brower Park
Brooklyn Ave. & Park Pl.
Wednesday, July 29th: Wayne Wonder
Wednesday, August 5th: CaRiMi
Wednesday, August 12th: Tribute to the Classics: Black Moon and Smif n Wessun w/ Live Band

Manhattan

East River Park
At the Band Shell along the East River
Between Grand & Jackson Sts.
Thursday, July 16th: Man Man
Thursday, July 23rd: Slick Rick
Thursday, July 30th: Ismael Miranda

Highbridge Park
174 St. & Amsterdam Ave.
Tuesday, August 11th: Andy Andy
Tuesday, August 18th: Xtreme
Tuesday, August 25th: Bachata Heightz / Watata

Marcus Garvey Park
124 St. & Mt. Morris Park
Thursday, August 6th: Jon B
Thursday, August 13th: Joe
Thursday, August 20th: Hezekiah Walker

Queens

Queensbridge Park
41 Ave., Bridge Plaza, Vernon Blvd. & East River
Tuesday, July 14th: Sugar Hill Gang
July 21st: Lovebug Starski & Friends
Tuesday, July 28th: Rhythm Review with Felix Hernandez

Springfield Park
184 St. & 147 Ave.
Thursday, July 30th: Chrisette Michele
Thursday, August 6th: Heather Headley
Thursday, August 13th: James Fortune & Trin-i-tree 57 hosted by Hezekiah Walker

Rochdale Park
Guy R. Brewer Blvd. at 134th Ave.
Thursday, August 20th: The Persuasions

Staten Island

Mahoney Playground
Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St.
Wednesday, August 12th: Raekwon
Wednesday, August 19th: Naughty by Nature

Tappen Park
106 Water St. between Bay St. and Wright St.
Wednesday, August 26th: Rhythm Review with Felix Hernandez

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Comments (21)

outdoor shows have phenomenal sound

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:01 PM

particularly outdoor hip hop shows

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:14 PM

Highbridge Park
174 St. & Amsterdam Ave.
Tuesday, August 11th: Andy Andy
Tuesday, August 18th: Xtreme
Tuesday, August 25th: Bachata Heightz / Watata


FUCK YEA

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:39 PM

wow free raekwon show in a shaolin park -
protect yo neck!

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 2:55 PM

makin funky music is a MUST

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 3:45 PM

joe huh. very descriptive

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 3:51 PM

being that the Raekwon show is located literally next to one of the most crime ridden project houses in Staten Island, should be a fun day for sure

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 4:01 PM

@ 3:51

You're an idiot. Joe is a a seven-time grammy winner who has written tons of hits.

But you wouldn't know anything about that since it's R&B and you're 19 year-old moron that only listens to shitty indie crap.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 6:40 PM

Grammys ain't shit

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 7:14 PM

@ 7:14

No kidding. But acting like "Joe" isn't a well known artist is moronic. Indie fucktards in the insular little universe of Brooklyn Vegan might not know who he is, but the rest of the world does (i.e., anyone remotely familiar with the greater pop culture universe.)

He's not some obscure singer no one's heard of.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 7:37 PM

whoa, ok can we talk about lisa lisa? joy. also shows on staten island make me =D

Posted by queefah | May 20, 2009 11:24 PM

also, don't be triflin'. you all know who joe is from his stellar early aughts jam "stutter"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE56SMO3FQQ&feature=related

Posted by queefah | May 20, 2009 11:27 PM

bitches be triflin'

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 11:31 PM

so many double names

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 12:14 PM

MEH Hop

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2009 1:16 PM

Is there a link that shows what *time* these shows are on?

Posted by This Music Sucks | May 21, 2009 2:39 PM

this is done by the people who do summerstage, so in a sense, central park is covered.

Posted by FYI | May 21, 2009 11:54 PM

what time do the shows start?

Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2009 12:04 PM

my favorite outdoor shows are the ones where you have to submit to being body searched.

Posted by nygrump | July 24, 2009 9:25 AM

Tell me more about the events

Posted by Howard Bennett | July 27, 2009 3:58 PM

bucktown, home of the original gun clappaz.

...who got the props

these shows are for the live only, no faggots wearing supreme snapbacks and bedstuy do or die tees in extra small, please, thanks in advance.

Posted by amir | August 5, 2009 8:02 PM

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