Top Ten Summer Events from the SummerStage Director

From the man who knows good summer fun: Ian Noble, director of SummerStage, shares his top ten events of the summer, highlighting the best of SummerStage's vast offerings plus other music and theater must-see special events.


NYC-ARTS Top Five: July 21 – 28

The NYC-ARTS Top Five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Here are our Top Five picks for the week.

Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival 2014

Inspired by the genius and brilliance of Mozart, Lincoln Center presents an expansive calendar of concerts, dance, opera, late-night recitals, and world premieres.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2014

Three jam-packed weeks of world-class music, dance, and spoken word take place July 20 through August 10, outdoors on the plazas of Lincoln Center. It’s absolutely free!

New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks

Music director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Lincoln Center Festival 2014

The Lincoln Center Festival looks outside the Western European canon and broadens notions of classicism by presenting classical works from other parts of the world. The 2014 festival (July 7- August 16) features performances by artists and ensembles from 11 countries.

Eiko on Her Own, with Others

As a guest editor on NYC-ARTS, the world-renowned performer Eiko shares what her creative process has been in preparation for her upcoming duet in the River To River Festival, and for a solo project his fall.

2014 Summer Festivals in NYC

Here are some of the top, hot summer festivals in NYC.While New York is a great place to get cultured in any season, the summertime heat brings art to a rolling boil. Performers, both from around the world and around the block, take to city stages indoors and out. Whether ...

SummerStage 2014 — Staten Island

Clove Lakes Park hosts SummerStage events like Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue and The Metropolitan Opera Series.

SummerStage 2014 — Central Park and Manhattan

SummerStage's Mainstage events in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield presents an eclectic mix of the finest musicians, dancers and spoken word artists from around the world in both free and benefit performances.

Houses of Worship in New York City

This NYC-ARTS collection is a guide for finding arts events (many of which are free) that take place in New York’s houses of worship and for discovering the rich heritage and architecture of these landmark buildings.

Free Events: NYC on a Budget

The best things in life are free, including many performances and activities in New York City. Whether you crave live music, a screen larger than your television or group activities, there is always something, somewhere that invites you to join in at little-to-no cost.

Free Museum Days or Pay What You Wish

Many of the city’s attractions offer free entry or pay-what-you-wish options, be it for a select day of the month or evening hours every week. Use the no-cost or low-cost admittance to take a chance on the unknown or return to a favorite art work, exhibit or gallery again and ...

Public Art in New York City

Time spent outdoors with works of public art encourages new ideas, conversations and a welcomed flourish to an otherwise ordinary route. Take a detour on your next commute to visit one of these nearby pieces.

Photography in New York: Photo Exhibitions from Archival to Contemporary

Photography exhibitions allow us to travel---both geographically and through time---and give us permission to curiously gaze at others without shame. Take advantage of fascinating glimpses of life through trained eyes at the following galleries, museums and libraries.

Museum Mile

The most diverse art-viewing opportunities on any given mile in the country is Museum Mile, a stretch of Fifth Avenue that borders Central Park, between 110th and 82nd streets.

Hispanic Heritage in New York

From the latest author talks to masterpieces on view, from Latin jazz concerts to flamenco lessons, there are plenty of ways to keep up with your ancestral heritage, or to see a different cultural perspective for the first time.

Highlights of Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan, the geographic and historic starting point of New York City, is home to national monuments and memorials that reflect the nation's history, as well as scores of contemporary museums, cultural groups, public art works and performing arts centers.