NYC’s Hudson River Park is bringing the fun into our homes. Ideal for the bored quarantiner, their Virtual Summer of Fun program offers weekly concerts, fitness classes, STEM lectures, and children’s events. Streaming for free on Facebook Live, there’s something of interest for every age and music taste.
Hudson River Park’s concert series, Sunset on the Hudson, streams every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. It launched on July 9 with The Big Takeover, a seven-piece reggae band from the Hudson Valley, and is continuing weekly until September 3. On August 27, twin DJs Coco & Breezy are taking the stage. Also known for designing luxury eyewear, their pieces have been worn by the likes of Prince and Lady Gaga. All Sunset on the Hudson performers are local, and the full list reflects a variety of genres and backgrounds.
“While the world has changed, Hudson River Park remains committed to bringing the joy and excitement of summer to old and new friends from New York City and beyond” said Madelyn Wils, CEO and President of Hudson River Park Trust. “Summer of Fun programs offer more than just education and enjoyment – they provide our community with a way to connect with the Park, their favorite local talent, and each other.”
Besides the main concert series, the Summer of Fun is also hosting Sunset Salsa on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. Led by Talia Castro-Pozo, who appeared on The Today Show, each event begins with instruction and leads into an hour featuring world class dancers and DJs. And for the jazz-inclined, Annette A. Aguilar is performing with her band StringBeans on Thursday, September 10. Aguilar has previously played percussion for Stevie Wonder and The Grateful Dead.
The Park’s Hudson RiverKids program runs until the end of August. At 4:00 p.m. every Mondays, a new weekly guest leads a singalong, magic show, or story hour.
Check out this stream and more through our series NY Stream and Support, where you’ll discover artists around the Empire State streaming nightly, and ways to support musicians and charitable groups close to home!