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Can’t Get Tickets to the We Love NYC: Homecoming Concert? Check Out the Arts Al Fresco Series in August; It’s Free and Has Something for Everyone!

If you haven’t gotten a ticket to the We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert Con Edison has some great alternatives. They are free and in a neighborhood near you!

Con Edison’s Arts Al Fresco is an extraordinary series of free and safe outdoor arts experiences at venues, large and small, across the five boroughs, and Westchester County. Visit ConEd.com/ArtsAlFresco for information on all events.

Here are some upcoming events in August.

Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Family Show with LADAMA, Tiga Jean-Baptiste, DJ Ali Coleman

Organization: BRIC
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
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Brooklyn Museum, First Saturday Lite

Organization: Brooklyn Museum
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2–6 p.m.
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Field Guide Workshops

Organization:
Borough: Socrates Sculpture Park
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
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Mobile Unit's Summer of Joy at Johnny Hartman Plaza

Organization: The Public Theater
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Saturday-Sunday, August 7-8, 2021
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Hip to Hip Theatre Presents: Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

Organization: Socrates Sculpture Park
Borough: Queens
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021
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Westchester Roots featuring the Ptah-Shabazz Wisdrum Orchestra

Location: Mount Vernon
Organization: ArtsWestchester
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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SUMMERFEST 2021 - Sipho Kunene & Woza Masekela - Tribute to Hugh Masekela at Grant's Tomb

Organization: Jazzmobile
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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Puppet Fringe Festival at La Plaza at The Clemente

Organization: Teatro SEA
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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Music on the Green: Cort Roberts

Organization: Madison Square Park Conservancy
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
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SUMMERFEST 2021 - Uptown Grand Central with Jazzmobile Presents - Patience Higgins - Co-Naming of W126th St @ Madison & 5th Ave for photographer "Ed Kane - Great Day in Harlem Way"

Organization: Jazzmobile
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
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SUMMERFEST 2021 - Jazz Forum Arts Presents Jay Hoggard at Lyndhurst

Organization: Jazzmobile
Borough: Westchester
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
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Puppet Fringe Festival at La Plaza at The Clemente and the Museum of the City of New York

Organization: Teatro SEA
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
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Mobile Unit's Summer of Joy at Osborn Plaza

Organization: The Public Theater
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
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Night in the Park feat. Base Camp R&B

Location: White Plains
Organization: ArtsWestchester
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
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Mobile Unit's Summer of Joy at Albee Square

Organization: The Public Theater
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
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SUMMERFEST 2021 - Commissioned by Harlem Stage: Craig Harris' "Nocturnal Nubian Ball" Tribute to Sun Ra at Marcus Garvey Park

Organization: Jazzmobile
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
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Puppet Fringe Festival

Organization: Teatro SEA
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Friday, August 13, 2021
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Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Skip Marley & Ivy Sole

Organization: BRIC
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: August 13, 2021
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Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Vijay Iyer, Joel Ross, Melanie Charles, Mahogany L. Browne

Organization: BRIC
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: August 14, 2021
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Ecuadorian Music & Dance Festival

Organization: Artswestchester Inc.
Borough: Westchester
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
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Field Guide Workshops

Organization: Socrates Sculpture Park
Borough: Queens
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
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Puppet Fringe Festival

Organization: Teatro SEA
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
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Mobile Unit's Summer of Joy at 125th Street Plaza

Organization: The Public Theater
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Friday-Saturday, August 14-15, 2021
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Hip to Hip Theatre Presents: Shakespeare’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra’

Organization: Socrates Sculpture Park
Borough: Queens
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
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Puppet Fringe Festival

Organization: Teatro SEA
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
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Westchester Roots feat. Jomion & The Uklos

Location: Mount Vernon
Organization: ArtsWestchester
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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Flor De Toloache

Organization: Emelin Theatre
Borough: Westchester
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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SUMMERFEST 2021 - Bill Saxton at Grant's Tomb

Organization: Jazzmobile
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Performing Families Concerts feat. The Mayor Four and the Ptah-Shabazz Wisdrum Orchestra

Location: Sleepy Hollow, NY
Organization: ArtsWestchester
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
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SUMMERFEST 2021 - Antoinette Montague, Jazz Woman to the Rescue at Marcus Garvey Park

Organization: Jazzmobile
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
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Mobile Unit's Summer of Joy at Albee Square

Organization: The Public Theater
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
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Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Junglepussy, Tygapaw, Mari World

Organization: BRIC
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: August 20, 2021
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Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Lido Pimienta, Rita Indiana, YEИDRY

Organization: BRIC
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: August 21, 2021
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Mobile Unit's Summer of Joy at Myrtle/Wyckoff Plaza

Organization: The Public Theater
Borough: Queens
Date: Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21, 2021
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Performing Families Concerts feat. Inti Andino and Mariachi Sol Mixteco

Location: Ossining
Organization: ArtsWestchester
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
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Field Guide Workshops

Organization: Socrates Sculpture Park
Borough: Queens
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
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Westchester Roots feat. The Jaliya Kafo Ensemble w/ Salieu Suso & Ebrima Jassey

Location: Mount Vernon
Organization: ArtsWestchester
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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SUMMERFEST 2021 - Bobby Sanabria Multi-Verse Big Band at Grant's Tomb

Organization: Jazzmobile
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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Jamaica Mic Drop concerts, Parsons Plaza (corner of Jamaica Ave and Parsons Ave)

Organization: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Borough: Queens
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
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SUMMERFEST 2021 - Antonio Hart Quartet, including tribute to Charlie "Bird" Parker at Marcus Garvey Park

Organization: Jazzmobile
Borough: Manhattan
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
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Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Yaeji, KeiyaA, Nappy Nina

Organization: BRIC
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: August 27, 2021
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Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival San Fermin, Son Little, Attacca Quartet

Organization: BRIC
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: August 28, 2021
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Mobile Unit's Summer of Joy at Osborn Plaza

Organization: The Public Theater
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: Saturday-Sunday, August 28-29, 2021
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Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Glass Animals (ticketed)

Organization: BRIC
Borough: Brooklyn
Date: August 31, 2021
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All events will adhere to Covid-19 health and safety protocols. For the most up-to-date information on Covid-19 protocols check the event website.

"Con Edison's long-standing commitment to making the arts accessible to all New Yorkers is more important today than ever before," said Frances A. Resheske, Con Edison's senior vice president, Corporate Affairs. "As New York recovers from the pandemic, we are pleased to support local artists and cultural organizations in our free 'Arts Al Fresco' series."

Con Edison is providing more than $900,000 in support of outdoor programming for this series that supports over 40 nonprofit partners.

Arts Al Fresco seeks to promote equitable access to outdoor arts experiences in our neighborhoods and communities.

Look for events including: St. Ann’s Warehouse, City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage, and ArtsWestchester’s Outdoor Concert Series, BridgeMusik’s ReStart Rockland Arts Festival, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and many more.

Con Edison Arts Al Fresco partners include:

  • 651 Arts
  • Alice Austen House
  • ArtsWestchester
  • Ballet Hispánico
  • BAM
  • Battery Conservancy
  • BRIC
  • BridgeMusik
  • Brooklyn Arts Exchange
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Center for Traditional Music and Dance
  • City Parks Foundation
  • Classical Theatre of Harlem
  • DUMBO Improvement District
  • Emelin Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Hook Arts Media
  • Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
  • Jazzmobile
  • LES Creative People In Action
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
  • Madison Square Park Conservancy
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • NYU Skirball
  • Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Penguin Rep Theatre
  • Piermont Civic Association
  • Pregones/PRTT
  • Queens Theatre
  • Riverside Park Conservancy
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
  • Socrates Sculpture Park
  • St. Ann's Warehouse
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • Street Lab
  • Sundog Theatre
  • Teatro SEA
  • The Billie Holiday Theatre
  • The Little Orchestra Society
  • The Public Theater
  • The Washington Square Association
  • Theatrical Arts at Forestburgh
  • Third Street Music School
  • Wave Hill
  • Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID

Con Edison supports hundreds of nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County to strengthen neighborhoods, sustain communities and improve lives. In addition to the arts, these philanthropic efforts support the environment, and important educational initiatives in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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