Living in New York City you have to be rich as hell just to be poor. Anywhere else people would feed you handpicked grapes and cool your brow with giant feather fans. Not in this glam capital. What was once the grittiest city is on the level of Tokyo or Paris when you consider how far your dollar goes.
Unlike Tokyo or even Paris tho’ is the fact that NYC has culture oozing from the cracks in the sidewalks. No time is this more evident than during the summer. This is when the museums and parks will be packed to the racks. Of all the events that go down in the city’s summer season nothing is better than the Central Park Summerstage.
Celebrating it’s 25th year in operation, the Central Park Summerstage is a concert series that features major artists along with up and coming talent. Best of all… It’s free. Yes, FREE.99! This year boast one of their most impressive Hip-Hop lineups evar. Jay Electronica, Public Enemy, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Pharoahe Monch, Doug E. Fresh, Brand Nubian and so many more artists are on the schedule.
The R-n-B lineup will be just as satisfying with acts like Raphael Saadiq, Chrissette Michelle, Jon B, Ryan Leslie and Aloe Blacc
The Central park Summerstage will also host the reunion of Living Colour. If you are real then you will recognize real and acknowledge the greatness of this rock band. Gil Scott-Heron is on the schedule with two(2) dates as well. My advice to you is pretty simple… Go to the City Parks Foundation Central Park Summstage website to check the full season schedule and plan your summer around these free shows.