Bryant Park Picnic Performances season of free, ticketed live performances continues on June 18 at 7 pm with New York City Opera and Pride in the Park, a celebration of LGBTQ culture and excellence on the occasion of Pride Month in NYC. The evening of performances will be sung by a quartet of stars from City Opera’s Pride Series.
New York City Opera’s annual LGBTQ Pride concert will feature a diverse program of selections from opera and musical theater. They will close this performance with a special new arrangement of the finale from Stonewall, Iain Bell, and Mark Campbell’s opera which was commissioned by NYCO and given its world premiere in 2019.
For anyone unable to attend in person, a free live stream broadcast of this selection of classic opera and contemporary theater will be available nationwide via Bryant Park’s website and social media platforms.
Vaccinated or negative-tested audience members will be able to attend the performance live. Vaccinated audience members will be offered open seating on the world-famous Bryant Park Lawn with ample space to distance themselves. In line with current CDC and New York State guidelines, attendees may remove masks at their own discretion once within the fully vaccinated areas of the lawn. Once it is the perfect place to bring a blanket to sit on to enjoy the performance or one of the many park chairs.
Attendees presenting a negative COVID-19 test will be seated in a separate, socially distanced section with masks required. Although there will be food purchases from vendors there you can also bring your own food.
Although this is a free event tickets are still needed and can be acquired at bryantpark.org/picnics.