Hudson Yards Unveils Its Backyard Programming Line-up For The Summer

Hudson Yards has unveiled its initial events for backyard programming including a mix of Family Day, Movie Screenings, Summer Concerts and more. The program begins Friday, May 3 and continues through August 7 in the Public Square & Gardens.

Fans will be able to watch the free weekly concerts at Hudson Yards, the newest neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side. The Backyard at Hudson Yards concert series is located between 10th and 11th Avenue and between 30th and 34th Street. 

Outdoor Entertainment 

Once again, Hudson Yards and The Bowery Presents have teamed together to present an outdoor series of free, in-person performances in the Public Square & Gardens every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. with world-class performers from June 19 through August 7. The lineup will feature performances by artists including Chayce Beckham on June 19, David Archuleta on June 26, Brynn Cartelli on July 10, Ray Bull on July 17 and Keke Palmer on August 7. Hudson Yards will unveil the performers for July 3, July 24, and July 31 in the coming week at their website.  

The Public Theater Performances 

The renowned Public Theater will bring Shakespeare to Backyard at Hudson Yards this summer as a part of its Mobile Unit series with 10 free, open-to-the-public performances of the bilingual musical adaptation in English and Spanish of The Comedy of Errors. Fans will enjoy a twist on the classic show featuring contemporary rhythms across Latin America with performance dates ranging from June 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, and 21.

Family Day

Family Day, a fantastic set of family-friendly events all day long, starts off Backyard’s Family Fun programming on May 18. Family day will include a WonderSpark Puppet Show, a special Mozart concert for Munchkins, and a movie screening on the 30-foot Big Screen on the Public Square & Gardens. Along with plenty of family-friendly dining and shopping options, kids will enjoy face painting and personalized balloon sculptures created by balloon artists inside The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. 

Coinciding with Family Day, every month, the beloved New York Public Library will offer a free immersive storytime at Backyard with books, songs, and rhymes for the young reader (ages 0 to 12). After story time, kids can take part in a group art project. Throughout the event, visitors will be able to sign up for a library card and learn more about free programs and resources available through the New York Public Library system.

Sports Watch Parties

Hudson Yards has also announced they will host Sports watch parties. Backyard will feature hundreds of live-streamed games, series, and tournaments on The Big Screen. These will include the most popular international sporting events and games, such as cricket, sailing, horse racing, baseball, basketball, golf, Formula 1 races, hockey, football, soccer, tennis, and more. Upcoming special viewing parties include the Kentucky Derby airing on May 4, the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix Race on May 5, with a Cinco de Mayo party at Verano, and The Wells Fargo Championship PGA TOUR event airing from May 9 – 12.

Power Hour 

Starting on May 14th, there will be free courses in yoga, Pilates, and dance cardio fitness on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on the Public Square & Gardens. Level 2 of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards is home to the upscale wellness and athletic company Alo Yoga, which is offering classes there. With each in-store class, Alo Yoga will be giving away a gift card. Alo Flow, Alo Power Flow, Alo Dance Cardio, and Alo Mat Pilates will be taught by well-known influencer fitness instructors, such as Victoria Rodriguez, Sarah Wolff, Lulu Soni, Kayla Principato and  Serena Tom

Backyard at Hudson Yards will kick off on May 3, and fans will get a chance to enjoy a full season of outdoor programs featuring a jam-packed calendar of free concerts, live sports screenings, theater performances, fitness classes, and more. For more information about the 2024 program, fans can visit here to register and learn more. 

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