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Summer Friday Evening Hours at the Cloisters: Ruth Cunningham

Ruth Cunningham, soprano and former member of the vocal ensemble Anonymous4, and cellist James Waldo, founder and artistic director of the Listen Closely Inwood Chamber Music Initiative, will perform English Renaissance consort songs by Dowland and others.  This summer, The Met Cloisters will again offer extended hours on Friday evenings. From Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend (May 26 – September 1).  Light fare and beverages will be available for purchase in the Museum’s Trie Café until 7 p.m.   Friday evening closing time this summer will be 7:30 p.m. (The regular summer closing time of 5:15 p.m. will be observed on all other days of the week.) The Met Cloisters is the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of the Middle Ages.

Extended Summer Hours at The Met Cloisters are made possible in part by the Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc. and The Helen Clay Frick Foundation.

“Our remarkable collection, beautiful gardens, peaceful setting, and spectacular views have drawn daytime visitors from around the world for many years. And we hope that our longer summer hours will now encourage visitors with busy schedules to come and enjoy this wonderful place in the evening,” said C. Griffith Mann, the Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters. “Building on the success of last summer’s inaugural season of extended hours, we are delighted to offer this opportunity again, along with a series of compelling programs—including live music, tastings, and more—all specially organized to give our visitors a unique and memorable summer experience.”

Nancy Wu, Museum Educator, added: “All of the events on our Friday-evening schedule relate either to the history of The Met Cloisters or to the collection itself. In the area of live music, we are delighted by the unexpected opportunity to present young singers from the renowned Escolania de Montserrat, whose origins date to the Middle Ages. We are also especially grateful to the accomplished singers and musicians from our Washington Heights neighborhood—highly regarded for their achievements in a variety of musical styles—who will be performing here as well.”

Columbia Summer Winds Concert

Fort Tryon Park – Billings Lawn

Columbia Summer Winds performs the finest in wind band music throughout New York City every summer. The 90-person concert band provides free outdoor concerts in NYC parks, bringing amazing tunes to our neighborhoods’ backyards. From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions, and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leave the audience clapping for more!

Bring a blanket and enjoy a free concert!

Summer 2017 Scandinavian Music Festival Concert at Fort Tryon Billings Lawn: Scandia String Orchestra

The Scandinavian Music Festival in Fort Tryon Park is a unique series of three outdoor summer concerts performed by musicians of the Scandia Symphony and guest artists. The concerts take place in a scenic and attractive venue, on Billings Lawn, below the Heather Gardens and with spectacular views of Hudson River.
In this natural setting, our site also offers a beautiful acoustic environment, providing possibilities of clear and defined sound projection, so this is a great inspiration to our musicians as well. The artists speak to the audience as they introduce musical characteristics, history and culture of the compositions they perform. Details are also provided in the program booklet. Since its inception in 2005, the Scandinavian Music Festival has served the neighborhoods of Washington Heights, Inwood and Hudson Heights.  The summer concert series have gained much support and involvement from the community and attendance at the events is growing every year.
The Scandinavian Music Festival has become a highlight of the summer and brings together people from all walks of life, connecting them to high quality music.

NY Scandia Symphony: The Magic of Musical Instruments at Inwood Hill

Join us for “The Magic of Musical Instruments,” a children’s concert program based on fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Children learn and actively engage with the artists who love to perform and interact with our young audiences.  Bring your picnic, blanket and watch the sunset over the Hudson River while you learn about favorite instruments and stories.