Artist Series

Thank you for joining us for our inaugural summer. Our 2021 programming has ended. We look forward to offering you more free entertainment in the park next spring.

New York's local performing artists fill Little Island with music, dance, rhythms, and more any day of the week. Come find your new favorite artist, bring your friends, and enjoy some live art on the Hudson in these free, recurring events.

Man playing the violin with the city skyline in the background
XinOu Wei
Man signing on stage with a band
John The Martyr
Woman sitting down, playing the guitar and singing
Koku Gonza
Man playing the guitar outside in a flower field
Glenn Roth

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Same time and place every week in June, July & September.

Sunset Sounds
Relax and unwind after a long day at Sunset Sounds. Showcasing a variety of musicians and artists, come and enjoy a show full of sweet sounds as the sun sets on the Hudson.
Artists: Bossa Tap Trio, Marcus Paul James, House of Waters, Koku Gonza, Glenn Roth, Stephanie Chou, STEFA, The Lobbyists, Jeremiah Moore

Live! at Lunch
Enjoy a short respite from your workday with this weekday performance in The Amph. This music-forward series will feature a rotation of solo artists and small bands representing a variety of genres.
Artists: Joya Bravo, Phillippe Lemm Trio, Saw Lady, Priya Darshini, Viva Vallenato, Griots in Concert, John the Martyr, Country City, Braata Folk Singers, Paradise Drummers, Fiddler and the Crossroads

Music in the Glade with Michael McElroy
Curated by Little Island Artist-In-Residence Michael McElroy, Music in the Glade is a weekly music series featuring Crystal Monee Hall, Joshua Henry, Jen Sanchez, Marcelino Feliciano, and artists chosen from our Perform in the Park submissions.

Late Night in The Play Ground

Come and enjoy a slice of New York City nightlife here on Little Island. Whether you’re enjoying a cabaret evening or singing along to your favorite tunes, you’ll have a blast every Saturday night.
Artists: Linda Loves Bingo, Lance Horne

Weekend Wind Down
On Sunday nights in The Glade, we invite family audiences to engage with a variety of art forms including music, puppetry, comedy, shadow play, and more. It's a great way to close out your weekend and fun for all ages.
Artists: Acrobuffos, Kiran Ahluwalia, Mark Gindick and Bill Bowers, Hasta La Zeta, Stephanie Chou, Baby Chemist, Hit the Lights! Theater Co., Leonardo Sandoval & Music from the Sole


Enjoy these programs on select dates throughout our season.

Free Music in the Amph
June 13, July 4, and 31 from 1-5 pm in The Amph
Little Island is electrified by Free Music in the Amph, a weekend concert series in our largest performance space. Drop by any time to catch a double bill of two musical acts or to discover your new favorite act.
Artists: Mariachi Real De Mexico, Cassandra, The Missing Element, The Afro-Latineers, Anbessa Orchestra, Cristian Allexis & Urbanova

Savory Talks & Performances
June 21, June 28, July 19, July 26, Sep 20, and 27 at 6 pm in The Glade
Savory Hospitality hosts a free recurring series with conversations with culinary and farming industry leaders to explore topics of sustainability and justice in our communities.

After Hours with Tina Landau
June 30 and Sept 10 at 9 pm in The Amph
Little Island Artist-In-Residence Tina Landau curates After Hours, with entertainment celebrating young female composers, work by transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists, or even a night of music with some of Tina’s friends from Broadway.

All events are free, but a timed entry reservation is required to enter the park from 12 pm through the remainder of the day on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. Reserve here.

View the full calendar here