New York City has officially designated Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th streets "Museum Mile" because of the vast richness and cultural diversity of the nine museums found there. Scroll down the mile to see participating members of the Museum Mile Association.
Further information can be obtained by calling the event office at 212-606-2296.
M1, M3, M4 northbound on Madison Avenue or southbound on Fifth Avenue
M86 on 86th Street, M96 on 96th Street
#4 or 5 Lexington Avenue Line to 86th Street station, or #6 to 86th, 96th and 103rd Street stations, walk two blocks west to Fifth Avenue
#2 or #3 train to 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, walk one block east to Fifth Avenue, then south to 105th Street.
C, 1, or 9 train to 86th or 96th street, then M86 or M96 crosstown bus across Central Park to Fifth Avenue.
From Penn Station:
Take M4 bus to 83rd Street and Madison Avenue.
There are many fun musical events in New York City. Updated for 2005.
Central Park Summerstage Free! Throughout the summer, there are frequent concerts at the Central Park Summerstage, located at Rumsey Playfield. There are a few concerts which serve as benefits for the series, as well as a couple that ask for a donation, but many of the summer's performances are completely free!
NBC's Today Show Summer Concerts Free! On Friday mornings from April through July (and occassionally on Tuesdays) catch some great performers at Rockefeller Center and even get a chance to be seen on TV! 2005 performers include Neil Diamond, Reba Mcentire and the Backstreet Boys.
GMA's Summer Concerts Free! On Friday mornings from May through August, be a part of Good Morning America's audience in Bryant Park and see popular acts, including Clay Aiken, Santana, Missy Elliot and Jessica Simpson. It'll be an early morning -- you should plan to arrive at Bryant Park no later than 6 a.m. and probably earlier for the most popular acts.
New York Philharmonic in the Parks Free! From July 12-19, 2005 two distinct programs will be performed, at different parks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, the Bronx and Staten Island.
Metropolitan Opera in the Parks Free! From June 14-25, 2005 the Metropolitan Opera will perform Tosca and Samson et Dalila in parks in the five boroughs and New Jersey.
River To River Festival From May to September, and from Battery Park to City Hall, the Downtown NYC River to River Festival features a variety of musical performances, as well as movies, readings and other cultural activities.
World Financial Center Concerts Free! Frequent free concerts throughout June, July, August and Early September at a variety of downtown locations, including Castle Clinton, WFC, Rockefeller Park, and Wagner Park. This summer's highlights include Clem Snide, John Hammond, Yo La Tengo, Callexico, the Fiery Furnaces, McCoy Tyner and Garth Hudson.
Jones Beach Throughout the summer, catch your favorite artists on tour at the Jones Beach Amphitheater.
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts 2005 Free! The oldest free outdoor concert series in the United States, the Naumburg series is celebrating its 100th year, and features symphonic and semi-classical music on Sunday, June 19, and Tuesdays July 12 & 26, and August 9. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m..
Mostly Mozart The 39th Season of this Lincoln Center series dedicated to the works of Mozart continues throughout the months of July & August.
Lincoln Center Festival Ballet, music, dance, and more are featured throughout the festival which runs from July 12-24, 2005. There are even a few free events.
JVC JazzFest From June 13-25, 2005 the JVC Jazz Festival will be in New York City. There are free events, as well as a series of shows at popular venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Village Vanguard and Bluebird.
47th Annual Washington Square Music FestivalFree!
On Tuesdays in July (12, 19, 26) from 8-10 p.m. you can enjoy classical music and on the final night, swing music.
Jazzmobile Free! On Fridays in July and August, from 5 - 10 p.m. enjoy this travelling jazz concert in Marcus Garvey Memorial Park located on Madison Ave between 120th and 124th Streets. 2005 Schedule Not Yet Available.
Lincoln Center Out Of Doors Free! Events throughout the month of August to keep you entertained. 2005 Schedule not yet available.
Harlem Meer Performance Festival Free! Jazz, blues, gospel and latin music every Sunday afternoon at the Harlem Meer in Central Park. 2005 Schedule Not Yet Available.
Chelsea Piers Free! Every Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m. two live bands perform on the main plaza at Chelsea Piers. The Piers are located on the West Side at 23rd Street and the Hudson River. 2005 Schedule Not Yet Available.
Grand Central Terminal Free! On Wednesdays at 12:30 pm and Thursdays at 6:30 pm enjoy free jazz, blues, ragtime and other performances on the lower level Dining Concourse. Concerts last about an hour and will continue throughout July & August. 2005 Schedule Not Yet Available.
Summer in the Square Free! On Wednesdays, June 30 - August 18, 2005 Union Square is host to a number of activities: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Concert Series; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Children's Book Reading; 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Dance Presentation. 2005 Schedule Not Yet Available.
Celebrate Brooklyn! Free! Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer, enjoy performances at the Prospect Park Bandshell. 2005 Schedule Not Yet Available.
Joe's Pub in the Park Free! From August 16-27, 2004 enjoy this new series at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Some performances require tickets ($25-40), but many are free, with tickets being distributed on the day of the performance at the Delacorte Theater from 1-3 p.m. (2 tickets per person).
Summer Nights: Latin Concert Series Free! Free concerts on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at El Museo del Barrio, on Fifth Avenue at 104th St.