SummerStage, New York's popular free music festival, has yet to disappoint. With over a hundred performing arts programs and an additional hundred tailored especially to families, there will scarcely be a silent moment in the city this season.
We've already provided you with some exciting details about this summer's full program, but now SummerStage is mixing it up and teaming up with AT&T to create a new and exciting project, AT&T NY Mosaic. 'One city, five boroughs, eight million people and infinite possibilities,' reads the tagline for the creative venture, which will be a mosaic of hundreds of fan photos from SummerStage concerts.
This is a perfect partnership for SummerStage, which seeks 'talent from across the globe ... to reflect the diversity of the city itself,' says James Burke, City Parks' Director of Arts & Cultural programs. This diversity will be reflected in the AT&T NY Mosaic, hopes Director of Development Alissa Desmarais. '[We are] always looking for new ways to connect with our diverse and growing audience,' she said. 'With AT&T's Photo Mosaic project, our audience members can contribute their own unique images that will help create a visual that represents this amazing festival and New York City is as a whole.'
As you check out SummerStage's tightly packed end of week lineup, make sure to snap some memories and send them in!
Start your weekend early tonight at 7:00 PM in Brooklyn's Red Hood Park to the pumping beat of California based rock band We Are Scientists and New York's very own Milagres. Reggie Watts takes the same stage tomorrow night at 7:00 PM with the help of London native DJ Stormin' Norman.
This Saturday features not only a concert but an instructional dance program as well. The afternoon begins at 4:00 PM in Central Park with Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fitz & The Tantrums, KING, and Rich Medina.
Head over to Brooklyn later that evening to learn 'contemporary modern dance infused with West African and hip-hop elements' and stick around for the performance by Malcolm Low and Formal Structure Inc to follow at 7:30 PM.
SummerStage will continue to aggressively pursue its intent to 'please all of the people all of the time,' so make sure you don't get 'concerted out' before the summer is through!