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"In a city happily inundated with summertime cultural offerings, the SummerStage festival stands alone for its dizzying array of options, its local enthusiasm, and its general aura of awe." The New York Times

UPCOMING EVENTS

Global Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams with special guest the Noel Pointer Youth Orchestra / The Red Trouser Show / Batoto Yetu / Ziporah Roney and Collaborative Artists

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Shine and the Moonbeams exploded on to the family music scene in 2011, bringing a brand new R&B sound to the genre and introducing the sounds of classic funk, soul, blues, and jazz music to enthusiastic children. They are singer-songwriter Shawana Kemp and guitarist John Heagle, two New York musicians who have performed in varied genres from Musical Theatre to the circus. They combine their unique perspectives to create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2013 to much acclaim and excitement. With infectious rhythms, catchy melodies, and positively empowering lyrical themes stemming from Kemp’s experiences as a schoolteacher and mother,…

Classical Theatre of Harlem: The Tempest

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 26, 2015

SummerStage and the Classical Theatre of Harlem proudly present William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Carl Cofield. This rendition of the famed play sets Prospero’s magical island on the enchanting island of Hispaniola, home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti – two tiny nations with storied battles for independence. With the characters of Ariel and Caliban representing the same longing for freedom and fighting spirit of Haiti, the play highlights the dynamics of freedom and captivity, imprisonment and rebellion, and authority and tyranny. Director Cofield describes the play as, “a theatrical gumbo, with an intricate blend of usurping villains, youthful romance, music, humor, conspiracy and sensitivity.”…

Steez Day featuring Joey BadA$$ and Pro Era with Flatbush ZOMBiES, The Underachievers, Phony PPL, Smoke DZA, Dyme a Duzin, 22 Love, SMTH

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.  AEG Live Presents Featuring: Joey BadA$$ and Pro Era with Flatbush ZOMBiES, The Underachievers, Phony PPL, Smoke DZA, Dyme a…

Our Latin Thing / DJ Afro

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On one August evening in the 1970’s New York gave birth to a sound that would change the face of Latin music forever. At the renown Cheetah Nightclub, there was an ensemble of artists got together for what became a magical evening of music. The show was billed as “Our Latin Thing”. In the decades ahead those all-star musicians would become the ambassadors and juggernauts of Latin Music around the world. They became the musical reflection of the times, needs, and struggles of New York’s Latino community. Their music was “Salsa Gorda,” influenced by American Jazz, Soul, and Rock and Roll. Their music became part of Americana. Currently billed as “Our Latin Thing”, the group performs as an assortment of this music’s top hits. …

Compass / Systema Solar / Helado Negro

July 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Together, Camilo Lara and Toy Selectah are known as Compass. Camilo Lara is the founder of Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S) and has released 4 albums since its formation in early 2000. His music is a visionary mixture that flirts with electronic, hip-hop, dub, cumbia and punk. …

Ismael Miranda

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ismael Miranda aka “El niño bonito de la Salsa” (The pretty boy of Salsa) always wanted to be a musician, and by age 11 had already formed two groups: “The 4J’s and Little Junior” and “The Class Mates.” He sang and played conga for the group and they were good enough to appear on Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. Miranda also grew up and played in his first bands with Jazz percussionist Orlando “Q” Rodríguez and piano player Mark Diamond. In 1967, when Miranda was 17 years old, he made his recording debut and made such an impression on bandleader Larry Harlow, that he was hired as Larry’s lead singer. …

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