Founded in 1978, the Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island hosts musicians of all stripes in a series of free outdoor concerts on (mostly) Thursdays in July and August. For a full schedule of its 35th anniversary year, click here.

The series moved from Asser Levy Park to  West 21st Street and Surf Avenue in 2011. This year the festival brings particularly good vibes to an area that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in November 2012.

Though the concert area is next to the stadium where the Brooklyn Cyclones play, the audience does not have access to the stadium parking lot. After walking six blocks from the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue stop, if you haven't carried your own chair with you, note that there are limited number for rent ($5) in a specially designated area.