MAYOR ADAMS ANNOUNCES RETURN OF ‘RISE UP NYC’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, FEATURING 18 WORLD-CLASS CONCERTS ACROSS FIVE BOROUGHS

Performances Will Showcase Range of Music Genres and Cultures, Reflecting Sounds of Diverse City

Full Rise Up NYC Artist Line-Up to Be Announced in Coming Weeks

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the return of the ‘Rise Up NYC’ summer concert series, offering 18 free outdoor concerts to New Yorkers across all five boroughs this summer. The highly anticipated concert series — put on in partnership with City Parks Foundation SummerStage — is expanding significantly for its third season, inspiring all New Yorkers to unite and uplift New York City. This collaboration will incorporate select events from City Parks Foundation SummerStage’s free outdoor concerts into the Rise Up NYC lineup — promising an extraordinary and unforgettable summer filled with exceptional music.

“Once again, starting on July 14th, New Yorkers will gather together and partake in the music and culture that keeps our city moving,” said Mayor Adams. “‘Rise Up NYC’ is a free concert series that fosters camaraderie among New Yorkers and brings enjoyment to our beloved city. Music and the arts are essential to our city, and this summer, we are going to amplify the experience and make sure we are giving residents of the five boroughs an all-star experience at no cost. We welcome all New Yorkers to join us in celebrating the vibrant energy of our city through the shared joy of music.”

“Our ‘Rise Up NYC’ concert series is back, offering free outdoor concerts in all five boroughs,” said Chief Advisor to the Mayor Ingrid Lewis Martin. “As summer kicks into high gear, we invite all New Yorkers to bring their family and friends for fun nights and world-class entertainment in the city that never sleeps. Together we can Rise Up!”

Kicking off on July 14th with Common, Pete Rock, and Federation Sound 25th Anniversary featuring Shaggy, Sister Nancy, and other performers at the Coney Island AmphitheaterHerbert Von King Park, the concert series will give New Yorkers free and safe access to exceptional concerts at a time when rising costs are putting a strain on many families. In its previous two seasons, Rise Up NYC featured performances by critically acclaimed artists such as Chrisette Michele, Maxi Priest, Mary Mary, Ja Rule, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Wyclef Jean, and many more.

From July 14th through August 25th, the Adams administration will present 18 free concerts to New Yorkers across the five boroughs:

Bronx

Thursday, August 1

Crotona Park (Presented by City Parks Foundation SummerStage)

Crotona Avenue & Claremont Parkway

Friday, August 2

Crotona Park (Presented by City Parks Foundation SummerStage)

Crotona Avenue & Claremont Parkway

Saturday, August 3

Crotona Park (Presented by City Parks Foundation SummerStage)

Crotona Avenue & Claremont Parkway

Tuesday, August 20

Orchard Beach

One Orchard Beach Road

Wednesday, August 21

Orchard Beach

One Orchard Beach Road

Brooklyn

Sunday, July 14

Coney Island Amphitheater (Presented by City Parks Foundation SummerStage)

3052 West 21st Street

Sunday, July 14

Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn (Presented by City Parks Foundation SummerStage)

Lafayette Avenue and Marcy Avenue

Friday, August 9

Wingate Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Avenue Between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road

Saturday, August 10

Wingate Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Avenue Between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road

Sunday, August 11

Wingate Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Avenue Between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road, Brooklyn, NY

Manhattan

Sunday, July 21

SummerStage in Central Park, Manhattan (Presented by City Parks Foundation SummerStage)

Rumsey Playfield, 71st Street & 5th Avenue

Saturday, August 3

Apollo Theatre, Manhattan

W125th Street between Frederick Douglas Blvd & Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Blvd. 253 West 125th Street

Queens

Saturday, August 24

Roy Wilkins Park, Queens

Merrick Boulevard & Baisley Boulevard 

Sunday, August 25

Roy Wilkins Park, Queens

Merrick Boulevard & Baisley Boulevard 

Staten Island

Saturday, August 11 

Stapleton Waterfront Park (Presented by City Parks Foundation SummerStage)

Water Street & Prospect Street

Wednesday, August 14

Midland Beach Parking Lot 8

Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue

Thursday, August 15

Midland Beach Parking Lot 8

Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue

The Rise Up NYC concert series will amplify local artists, encourage New Yorkers to support local small businesses near the concert venues, and provide the opportunity for New Yorkers, especially young New Yorkers, to come together to support non-violent solutions to conflicts across the city.

For more information about the concert series, including a list of artists that will be updated as each event gets closer, visit the Rise Up NYC website and City Parks Foundation website.