New York’s best summer concerts, outdoor movies and theater

In 2020, pumping your Bluetooth speaker within the park — whereas masked up and stationed safely 6 toes away from any strangers — was concerning the closest you would get to these summer enjoyable feels. But with the reopening of the town and the un-masking of the newly vaccinated, there will probably be loads of methods to entertain your self this season. Here, The Post’s music author Chuck Arnold and film and theater critic Johnny Oleksinski let you know the most popular movies, theater occasions and, sure, concert events to show your summer all the best way up.


Forest Hills Stadium

Halsey will be singing under the stars at Forest Hills Stadium in July.
Halsey will probably be singing underneath the celebrities at Forest Hills Stadium in July.
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The former web site of the US Open tennis event will probably be internet hosting many gamers of a distinct type — the musical one — this summer. Among the artists scheduled to take the stage within the pastoral setting nestled within the midst of Queens are Halsey (July 16 and 17), Bright Eyes (July 31) and Wilco (Aug. 21). And the season ends with a bang with the double rock invoice of My Morning Jacket and Brittany Howard on Sept. 10 and 11.

Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills;

Central Park SummerStage

The inexperienced coronary heart of Manhattan will probably be beating with the sounds of a wide range of acts this summer, from the jazz stylings of trumpeter Chris Botti on June 20 to the astro-funk of George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic on June 27. Later, the season continues with the bands Lake Street Dive (Aug. 24) and Dawes (Sept. 17). But all eyes will probably be out for a Megan Fox sighting when Machine Gun Kelly rocks the park on Sept. 13.

Central Park;

Rooftop at Pier 17

One of the best newer venues on the Manhattan music map will welcome a fleet of acts to its South Street Seaport setting. After Rise Against on July 30,  docking in August will probably be Blues Traveler (Aug. 4), Pink Martini (Aug. 12) and Jason Mraz (Aug. 21). Then September will carry Bleachers (Sept. 12), Machine Gun Kelly (Sept. 14) and Lord Huron (Sept. 16).

Pier 17 Seaport;

James Taylor & Jackson Browne at Jones Beach

James Taylor is set to take the stage at Jones Beach.
James Taylor is about to take the stage at Jones Beach.
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Take a DeLorean again to ’70s singer-songwriter heaven when James Taylor and Jackson Browne rewind the clock in Long Island on Aug. 27. From Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind,” “Fire and Rain” and “Shower the People” to Browne’s “Running on Empty,” “Somebody’s Baby” and “Doctor My Eyes,” it’s assured to be the sweetest of nostalgia journeys, with tickets beginning at $50.

Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater, 896 Bay Parkway, Wantagh;

The Stone Pony Summer Stage

Asbury Park, New Jersey — and the Stone Pony — have at all times been sacred musical floor because the formative stomping grounds of none aside from the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. And its Summer Stage collection continues that rocking legacy with Rise Against (July 31), Blackberry Smoke (Aug. 13), the Deftones (Aug. 28), the Struts (Sept. 9) and native heroes Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (Sept. 4).

The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park, NJ;

Celebrate Brooklyn!

Ari Lennox will kick off the Celebrate Brooklyn! series.
Ari Lennox will kick off the Celebrate Brooklyn! collection.
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BK will probably be bumping starting July 31, when the Celebrate Brooklyn! collection kicks off with R&B songstress Ari Lennox oozing her neo-soul sensuality by way of Prospect Park Bandshell. Also bringing the noise to the borough will probably be British rock band Glass Animals (Aug. 31), Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta (Aug. 21) and reggae royal Skip Marley (Aug. 13), grandson of Bob.

Prospect Park Bandshell, 141 Prospect Park West;

Trey Anastasio on the Beacon Theatre

Phish followers will little doubt be jamming of their seats when the band’s lead singer headlines the Beacon on June 22 and 23. Although the full-capacity exhibits are technically bought out — with Anastasio being the primary artist to welcome concertgoers again to the theater — the decided and devoted can nonetheless discover tickets from brokers.

Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway;

Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer at Citi Field

The Mets must transfer over when this punk-pop prepare involves city throughout the Hella Mega Tour. This three-band invoice — a dream teaming of Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer — was initially alleged to hit Citi Field in 2020, so you may ensure that these boys will probably be revved up and able to rock on Aug. 4, with tickets beginning at $120.

Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way, Queens;

Alanis Morissette, Garbage & Liz Phair at Jones Beach

Singer Alanis Morissette will shake the Long Island amphitheater this summer.
Singer Alanis Morissette will shake the Long Island amphitheater this summer.

They are ladies, hear them roar: It will probably be one rocking girls’ evening when “Jagged Little Pill” powerhouse Morissette, the Shirley Manson-fronted Garbage and fierce femme Phair — whose new album, “Soberish,” drops Friday — take over the Long Island amphitheater on Aug. 29, with tickets beginning at $80.50. You oughta know try to be there.

Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater, 896 Bay Parkway, Wantagh;

Governors Ball Music Festival

It will probably be all about Billie Eilish, who will put her newly blond ambition on show at Governors Ball, the place you may anticipate the 19-year-old alt-pop princess to showcase new tunes from her sophomore album,  “Happier Than Ever,” due July 30. Also serving to the pageant have a good time its Tenth-anniversary version going down from Sept. 24 to 26 — with restricted tickets starting from $129 for one-day basic admission to $319 for three-day basic admission — will probably be A$AP Rocky, J Balvin and Post Malone.

Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way, Queens;


Broadway at Tavern

Ariana DeBose kicks off the Broadway at Tavern concert series at Tavern On The Green.
Ariana DeBose kicks off the Broadway at Tavern live performance collection at Tavern on the Green.
Photos by Jenny Anderson

It’s the assembly of two New York classics: Broadway and the long-lasting Central Park restaurant Tavern on the Green. Called “Broadway at Tavern,” the live performance collection brings stage stars to the idyllic outdoor eatery. You nosh earlier than the present on dishes like grilled lobster and spring pea risotto and then take pleasure in some tunes. The collection kicked off with Ariana DeBose from the upcoming “West Side Story” movie, and continues with Shoshana Bean (“Waitress,” “Wicked”) on June 8 and 9. 

Tavern on the Green, Central Park at West 67th Street;

Comedy at Union Hall

The laughs are again on indoors. At Union Hall in Brooklyn, proof of vaccination is required to enter the basement venue, and they’ve a full, humorous lineup for summer together with David Cross (July 16, 21, 26, 31), Joel Kim Booster (June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21) and “Stamptown” (June 23), a raucous evening of comedy and various efficiency.

Union Hall, 702 Union St., Brooklyn;

‘Pass Over’ on Broadway

The play "Pass Over," which played Lincoln Center in 2018, will be the first show back on Broadway.
The play “Pass Over,” which performed Lincoln Center in 2018, would be the first present again on Broadway.
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Believe it or not, you may really see a Broadway present earlier than Labor Day. Currently, the primary manufacturing to start performances on the Great White Way will probably be “Pass Over,” Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s drama about two black males who can’t go away a avenue nook — beginning previews simply two months from now on the August Wilson Theatre. It plans to carry out to full-capacity crowds.

Previews begin Aug. 2. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St.;

Burlesque at Club Cumming

At Alan Cumming’s East Village hotspot, there’s stay leisure each evening, and after a buttoned-up 12 months, some naughtiness is actually referred to as for. On Thursdays, Tallulah Talons hosts “Pandemic Burlesque,” an intimate, boozy selection present. Wednesday evening’s “Cabernet Cabaret,” a comedy evening hosted by Catherine Cohen, can be nice enjoyable.

Thursdays, Club Cumming, 505 E. sixth St.;

Restart Stages at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center has transformed its famous plaza into a lush green space for lounging and performances.
Lincoln Center has reworked its well-known plaza right into a lush inexperienced area for lounging and performances.
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The 66th Street advanced has reconfigured its plaza right into a lush backyard out of “Alice in Wonderland,” and it’s staging musical and theatrical performances there. Artists embody Juilliard college students in addition to famed jazz musician Eddie Palmieri (June 5). Tickets can be found through TodayTix lottery.

Lincoln Center Plaza, 150 W. sixty fifth St.;


Brooklyn Film Festival

While lots of the marquee festivals (Sundance, Cannes, Toronto) are beacons of status and essential stops on the awards circuit, Brooklyn Film Fest prizes stranger, riskier fare. In the darkish comedy “Kringle Time,” after a youngsters program presenter dies, we be taught he had a checkered, extremely objectionable previous. 

June 4-13. Windmill Studios, 300 Kingsland Ave., Brooklyn;

Rooftop movies at Our Wicked Lady

The cool Bushwick bar Our Wicked Lady places on Monday film nights each week on its rooftop. The display is smaller than a giant theater or drive-in, however the absolutely vaccinated surroundings is large on environment. Coming up are “Interview With the Vampire” (June 14), “Cry-Baby” (June 21) and “Snakes on a Plane” (June 28).  

Every Monday. Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn;

At the drive-ins

Skyline Drive-In was a big hit last summer in Greenpoint.
Skyline Drive-In was a giant hit final summer in Greenpoint.
Courtesy of Skyline Drive-in

Last summer, the world went retro, baking bread, spending hours speaking on the cellphone and going to drive-in movies. Only the third one, although, appears to have caught. A bunch are returning this 12 months, together with the Skyline Drive-In in Greenpoint, the Queens Drive-In on the New York Hall of Science in Astoria and Juicy Lucy BBQ on Staten Island.

Indie theater highlights

While powerhouses like Regal and AMC hog the eye, smaller area of interest cinemas within the metropolis are roaring again, too. Coming up on the Angelika Film Center is “Summer of 85” (June 18), a French 2020 Cannes choice. Starting June 11, Film At Lincoln Center will probably be exhibiting New York Film Festival 2020 movies that weren’t capable of be screened in-person, equivalent to Steve McQueen’s Small Axe trilogy. And from June 11, the IFC Center will probably be exhibiting the creepy Sundance horror movie “Censor.” 

Three-course dinner and a film

A drive-in price singling out is the Bel Aire Diner. The Queens restaurant hopped on the bandwagon final summer, and set themselves aside by serving a three-course prix fixe dinner included within the ticket worth. Also helpful for vehicularly challenged New Yorkers is you don’t have to carry a automobile in any respect — you may e-book an outdoor desk. The subsequent two weeks they’re exhibiting the classics: “Lawrence of Arabia” (June 5), “Jaws” (June 19) and (a brand new basic!) “Crazy Rich Asians” (June 18).

Bel Aire Diner, 31-91 twenty first St., Queens; BelAireDiner.NYC/events

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