Save your money (Part 2 of 2)


    *Update June 27, 2006: 2 Venues Added

    *Update June 8, 2006: 4 Venues Added

    Have a favorite show-watching spot? Here are the summer’s free shows organized by venue:

     

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    Battery Park

    ·          July 4: Belle and Sebastian; Battery Park, 3:30 p.m. Tickets required.

     

    ·          July 19: Little Feat; Rockefeller Park, 7 p.m.

     

    ·          July 26: The Spinners; Battery Park City Rockefeller Park, 7 p.m.

     

    ·          July 28: A Neil Diamond Celebration; Battery Park City Rockefeller Park, 7 p.m.

     

    For more information, visit www.rivertorivernyc.com 

     

     

    Bryant Park

    ·          June 30: Pussycat Dolls

          

    ·          July 7: Beach Boys.

     

    ·          July 28: Huey Lewis and the News

     

    ·          August 4: Pharrell with Kanye West

     

    ·          August 25: Lionel Richie

     

    All shows begin at 7 a.m. in the Upper Terrace. For more information, visit www.byrantpark.org

     

     


    Castle Clinton National Monument

    ·          July 7: Mates of State: Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, 7 p.m. Tickets required.

     

    ·          July 13: Okkervil River: Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, 7 p.m. Tickets required.

     

    ·          July 20: Josh Rouse: Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, 7 p.m. Tickets required.

     

    ·          July 27: The Hold Steady: Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park, 7 p.m. Tickets required.

     

    For more information, visit www.rivertorivernyc.com 

     

     


    Central Park Summerstage

    ·          June 16: Charlie Hunter & Bobby Previte with special guests Elliott Sharp as Groundtruther, Matthew Shipp, Nils Petter Molvaer, and Sex Mob; 7 p.m.

     

    ·          June 17: Rhett Miller, Teddy Thompson and Ollabelle; 4 p.m.

     

    ·          June 18: Takfarinas, Chris Berry & Panjea and Turntables on the Hudson; 3 p.m.

     

    ·          June 25: Feist, Buck 65, and Jason Collett; 3 p.m.

     

    ·          July 1: Antibalas, Balkan Beat Box, and Ska Cubano; 3 p.m.

     

    ·          July 2: Seu Jorge, Jose Gonzalez, Alex Cuba Band, and DJ Cut Chemist; 3 p.m.

     

    ·          July 30 Lady Sovereign, Pete Rock, Jean Grae, curated by DJ Rekha; 3 p.m.

     

    ·          August 5: Gustavo Cerati, Calle 13, and Mexican Institute of Sound; 3 p.m.

     

    ·          August 13: Talvin Singh, Asha Puthli with special guests Dewey Redman, Guru, Solar & DJ Doo Woop, Prefuse 73, Outernational, curated by DJ Spooky “That Subliminal Kid”; 3 p.m.

     

    For more information, visit www.summerstage.org  


     

     


    Crotona Park (Charlotte St. and Crotona Park East), Bronx


    ·          July 6, Popmater Fabel, Grandmaster Caz, and DJ Cash Money, 6 p.m. Crotona Park, Bronx.

     

    ·          July 13, Lord Finesse, the Original Jazzy Jay, and Mix Master Ice, and special guest emcee Donald D, 6 p.m. Crotona Park, Bronx.

     

    ·          July 20, DJ Steve Dee, Imperial Jaycee, Rockin Rob, and special guests T-Ski Valley & DJ Prince, 6 p.m. Crotona Park.

     

    ·          July 27, DJ Charlie Chase, Kool DJ Red Alert, Grandwizzard Theodore, special guest DJ set by Mean Gene, hosted by Jorge “Fabel” Pabon, 6 p.m. Crotona Park, Bronx.


     

     

    East River Amphitheater

    ·          June 17: Show curated by Shirley Braha/NYNoise (Saturday Looks Good to Me, Mobius Band, Human Television, Meneguar)


     

    ·          July 22, Jonathan Kane’s February, Taiko Masala, Dragons of Zynth, and more, 2 p.m. East River Amphitheater.

     

    ·          August 19: Show curated by Ben Goldberg/The Leaf Label

     

    For more information, visit www.eastrivermusicproject.com 


     

     

    Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 (Enter at W. 14th St.)

    ·          June 27: Brazilian Girls. Hudson River Park’s Pier 54, 6 p.m. www.hudsonriverpark.org/Calendar/RR.htm.


     

    ·          July 20: Si*Sé and Radio Mundial. Hudson River Park’s Pier 54, 6 p.m. www.hudsonriverpark.org/Calendar/RR.htm.

     

    ·          August 10: RJD2 & Lyrics Born with Alice Smith. Hudson River Park’s Pier 54, 6 p.m. www.hudsonriverpark.org/Calendar/RR.htm.



     



    McCarren Park Pool (Lorimer between Driggs and Bayard), Brooklyn


    ·          July 30, Of Montreal, time TBA. McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn.

     

    ·          August 13, Deerhoof, time TBA. McCarren Park Pool, Brooklyn.


     



    Prospect Park Bandshell  

    ·          June 17: Laurie Anderson and Chirgilchin; Prospect Park Bandshell, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. $3 suggested donation.

     

    ·          June 22: Los Lonely Boys and James Hunter; Prospect Park Bandshell, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.; $3 suggested donation.

     

    ·          June 30: TV on the Radio, Matt Pond PA, and Voxtrot; Prospect Park Bandshell, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.; $3 suggested donation.

     

    ·          July 13: Yo La Tengo: The Sounds of Science and Samara Lubelski; Prospect Park Bandshell, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.; $3 suggested donation.

     

    ·          July 28: Leela James and BFE Sound System a.k.a. Brooklyn Funk Essentials: Prospect Park Bandshell, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.; $3 suggested donation.

     

    ·          Los Amigo Invisibles, Bellanova and Los Tres: Prospect Park Bandshell, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 7 p.m.; $3 suggested donation.


     



    Rockefeller Plaza (49th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues)

    ·          June 22: Nelly Furtado. Rockefeller Plaza, 7 a.m.

     

    ·          July 7: Pink. Rockefeller Plaza, 7 a.m.

     

    ·          July 17: KC & The Sunshine Band. Rockefeller Plaza, 7 a.m.

     

    ·          Sept 29: Janet Jackson. Rockefeller Plaza, 7 a.m.


     

     


    Rufus King Park (153rd St. and 90th Ave.),  Jamaica Queens

    ·          June 8, Kool DJ Red Alert, Grandmaster Roc Raida, Precision, Fat Fingaz, and Complex, 5:30 p.m. Rufus King Park, Queens.

     

    ·          June 15, The Cut Professor DJ Barry Bee, DJ Steve Dee, DJ Tony Tone, and Johnny “Juice” Rosado, 5:30 p.m. Rufus King Park, Queens.

     

    ·          June 22, The Original Jazzy Jay, Grandwizzard Theodore, Paul Nice, A Plus, and Egg Foo, 5:30 p.m. Rufus King Park, Queens.

     

    ·          June 29, Grandmaster Caz, DJ Disco Wiz, Miss Shing-A-Ling, and Mike Jigga. Rufus King Park, Queens.

     

     

    South Street Seaport, Pier 17

    ·          June 2: Super Furry Animals

     

    ·          June 30: Amy Rigby and Robbie Fulks

     

    ·          July 14: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men with Chatam County Line

     

    ·          July 20: Sugar Hill Gang

     

    ·          July 28: Richard Hawley with Nicolai Dunger

     

    ·          August 4: Hot Chip

     

    ·          August 18: The Box Tops featuring Alex Chilton

     

    ·          August 25: Ted Leo + Pharmacists

     

    All shows begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.rivertorivernyc.com 

     

     


    Tompkins Square Park


    ·          June 11, Choking Victim and World/Inferno Friendship Society, time TBA. Tompkins Square Park.


     

     

    World Financial Center

    ·          June 4: Bang on a Can Marathon featuring Alarm Will Sound (playing with Aphex Twin), Yat Kha, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Matmos, and more; World Financial Center Winter Garden, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

     

    ·          June 13: Eels with Smoosh; World Financial Center Plaza, 7 p.m.

     

    ·          June 20: Son Volt; World Financial Center Plaza, 7 p.m.

     

    ·          July 11: Puffy Amiyumi; World Financial Center Plaza, 7 p.m.

     

    For more information, visit www.rivertorivernyc.com
     





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