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May 23, 2016

Summer 2016 Outdoor Performances in Astoria and LIC

Enjoy live music, DJs, dance, fireworks, and more right here in Astoria and LIC! Here’s our chronological list of summer’s live performances in the neighborhood.

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Here’s our list of outdoor live music and performances this summer in Astoria and LIC. All performances are free unless otherwise indicated. Also keep our list of street fairs and outdoor movies in your back pocket, too—there’s so much to do in the neighborhood this summer!

Thursday, June 2, 6:30-8pm
The Alvin Flythe Quartet, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria
Following the concert, students from LaGuardia Community College will host “Tours of the Sky” with an on-site telescope.

Friday-Sunday, June 3-5
Governors Ball Music Festival, Randalls Island, Manhattan
TICKETED EVENT: one-day tickets from $105, weekend passes from $305

Tuesday-Sunday, June 7-12, 6pm
Manhattan Shakespeare ProjectAl’ukhraa: A Study in Othello by Manhattan’s all female Shakespeare company, Astoria Park, Astoria

Saturday, June 11, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Sunday, June 12, 3-4pm
Bang on a Can Music Series with Theo Bleckmann, The Noguchi Museum, LIC
Free with Museum admission

Saturday, June 18, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Tuesday, June 21, 10am-10pm
Make Music New York, City-wide, including Astoria and LIC

Tuesday, June 21, 5pm-dusk
Summer Solstice Celebration, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Saturday, June 25, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Thursday, June 30, Concert 7:30-9pm, Fireworks at nightfall
Queens Symphony Orchestra during the Astoria Park Fireworks, Great Lawn, Astoria Park, Astoria

Saturday, July 2, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Monday, July 4, around 9:20pm
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show, visible above the East River from various places in LIC, including the waterfront

Thursday, July 7, 6:30-8pm
Aqua Ninjaz Dynamic Tribute Ensemble, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria
Following the concert, students from LaGuardia Community College will host “Tours of the Sky” with an on-site telescope.

Saturday, July 9, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Sunday, July 10, 3-4pm
Bang on a Can Music Series with Iva Bittová, The Noguchi Museum, LIC
Free with Museum admission

Monday, July 11, 7-8pm
Metropolitan Opera in the Parks—Recitals by artists affiliated with the Metropolitan Opera (not full operas), Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Thursday, July 14, 7:30pm
Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series—The Devotions (doo wop), Astoria Park Great Lawn, Astoria

Saturday, July 16, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Thursday, July 21, 7:30pm
Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series—Avalon Jazz Band, Astoria Park Great Lawn, Astoria

Friday-Sunday, July 22-24
Panorama Festival, Randalls Island, Manhattan
TICKETED EVENT: one-day tickets start at $125; weekend passes start at $369

Saturday, July 23, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Tuesday, July 26, 7-9pm
Black Moon & Smif-N-Wessun (hip hop), SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Wednesday, July 27, 7-9pm
Dianne Reeves (jazz) / DJ Greg Caz, Queensbridge Park, SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Thursday, July 28, 7-9pm
Lyfe Jennings (R&B, soul), SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Thursday, July 28, 7:30pm
Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series—Mary Lamont Band (country), Astoria Park Great Lawn, Astoria

Friday, July 29, 6-7pm Program 1
In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Friday, July 29, 7-9pm
Nuyorican Poets Café featuring Paolo Javier and Maria Lisella host Queens poets, SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Saturday, July 30, 2pm Dancing the Art, 2:30pm Performance
Young Dancemakers Company, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Saturday, July 30, 3-4pm Program II
In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Saturday, July 30, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Saturday, July 30, 7-9pm
Stefanie Batten Bland with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber (jazz, dance); master class w/ Karisma Jay at 7pm, performance at 8pm, SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Sunday, July 31, 3-4pm Program I, 5-6 Program II
In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Sunday, July 31, 4-7pm
Marc Cary: the Harlem Sessions (jazz) / Joseph Webb: Dancing Buddhas / WBGO Kids Jazz featuring Brianna Thomas and the Jazz Travelers, SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Thursday, August 4, 10:30-11:30am
SummerStage Kids: Divas 3 Music, SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Thursday, August 4, 6:30-8pm
Louis Armstrong Night with ‘Hot Lips’ Joey Morant, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria
Following the concert, students from LaGuardia Community College will host “Tours of the Sky” with an on-site telescope.

Thursday, August 4, 7:30pm
Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series—Motor City Revue (a tribute to Motown) , Astoria Park Great Lawn, Astoria

Saturday, August 6, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Saturday, August 6, 4-5:30pm
Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Sunday, August 7, 4pm Kids Program, 5-6:30pm Performance
Julius Caesar, Hip to Hip Theatre Company, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Thursday, August 11, 10:30-11:30am
SummerStage Kids: CityParks PuppetMobile—Puss In Boots, SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Thursday, August 11, 7:30pm
Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series—Women of pop & rock (featuring Jill Gioia), Astoria Park Great Lawn, Astoria

Saturday, August 13, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Saturday, August 13, 4-5:30pm
Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Sunday, August 14, 3-4pm
Bang on a Can Music Series with American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), The Noguchi Museum, LIC
Free with Museum admission

Sunday, August 14, 4pm Kids Program, 5-6:30pm Performance
As You Like It, Hip to Hip Theatre Company, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Thursday, August 18, 10:30-11:30am
SummerStage Kids: B-Love’s Hip Hop Jazzy Groove, SummerStage, Queensbridge Park, LIC

Thursday, August 18, 7:3pm
Central Astoria Waterfront Concert Series—Bon Journey (pop), Astoria Park Great Lawn, Astoria

Saturday, August 20, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Saturday, August 20, 4-5:30pm
Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

Saturday, August 27, 3-9pm (doors open at noon)
Warm Up, MoMA PS1, LIC
TICKETED EVENT: $22 in advance, $25 day-of; a limited number of tickets are set aside per Warm Up for LIC residents with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101–11109

Sunday, September 11, 3-4pm
Free with Museum admission
Bang on a Can Music Series with Martin Bresnick, Argus String Quartet & Friends, The Noguchi Museum, LIC

Saturday, September 17, 2-4pm
Ghost Card Performance, Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC/Astoria

We’re also keeping our eye on the LIC Concerts page, which advertises concerts on Thursdays and Sundays but there are no details as of the publishing of this article.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

One Comment

dunnypop

The warm up line up is pretty solid this year. It’s also free for LIC / Astoria residents – just bring your mail / bill statement :)

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