Picnic Performances

Enjoy performing arts on the lawn—or wherever you are

Thank you for joining us for the 2021 season of Picnic Performances: twenty-five live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse and storied lineup of New York City’s performing arts institutions. Thanks to the generous support of Bank of America, the events are available for the public to livestream at no cost.

Re-watch and re-live your favorite summer performances:

New York City Opera’s Pride in the Park

New York Chinese Cultural Center

Joe’s Pub: Mykal Kilgore

New York City Opera Presents Carmen

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Knights

Greenwich House Music School: Riley Mulherkar and Ella Bric

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Terence Blanchard and The E-Collective

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Young Stars of Jazz

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Quartet

Dance: The Limón Dance Company + Music From The Sole

Dance: EMERGE125

New York City Opera - Now That’s What I Call Opera

Dance: Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet

New York City Opera - Rigoletto

Classical Theatre of Harlem

National Sawdust: Allison Loggins-Hull’s Diametrically Composed

The Town Hall: Centennial concert featuring Chris Thile

2021 schedule

All performances start at 7pm

June
June 09: New York Philharmonic
June 10: New York Philharmonic*
June 11: New York Philharmonic*
June 12: New York Philharmonic*
June 18: New York City Opera – Pride in the Park
June 25: New York Chinese Cultural Center
June 26: Joe’s Pub – Mykal Kilgore

July
July 02: New York City Opera – Carmen
July 09: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
July 16: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Spanish Harlem Orchestra
July 23: Carnegie Hall Citywide – The Knights
July 30: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Adrienne Warren and Friends
July 31: Greenwich House Music School – Riley Mulherkar and Ella Bric (Linda Briceño)

August
August 06: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Terence Blanchard and The E-Collective
August 12: Harlem Stage – Craig Harris’s Nocturnal Nubian Ball…: A Tribute to Sun Ra
August 13: Jazz at Lincoln Center: Young Stars of Jazz
August 14: Jazz at Lincoln Center: Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Quartet: Burt Bacharach Reimagined
August 16: The Limón Dance Company + Music From The Sole
August 20: Paul Taylor Dance Company + EMERGE125
August 21: New York City Opera – Now That’s What I Call Opera!
August 27: Ballet Hispánico + Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet

September
September 03: New York City Opera – Rigoletto
September 10: Classical Theatre of Harlem
September 17: National Sawdust – Allison Loggins-Hull’s Diametrically Composed
September 20: The Town Hall – Centennial Concert featuring Chris Thile and special guests

*The New York Philharmonic performance will be livestreamed only on Wed, June 9