| Photo via the Mayor’s Office
NEW YORK — “Rise Up NYC,” a series of summer events, debuted at Wingate Park in Brooklyn on Jul. 27. It will continue across four boroughs until Sept. 12, providing ten free and safe communities concerts. “Rise Up NYC” will feature critically acclaimed artists, including gospel singers Mary Mary, HoodCelebrity, Mase, Caribbean hitmaker Mr. Vegas, renowned Hot 97 Disc Jockey Funk Flex, and more local talents celebrating culture, music, and unity.
According to the mayor’s office, the concert series seeks to encourage New Yorkers to explore all of the city and reconnect with one another as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are inviting all New Yorkers to come together to celebrate culture, music, and unity as New York City rebounds from the pandemic. Our city overcame many challenges over the past few years, but ‘Rise Up NYC’ will allow New Yorkers to enjoy one another and the city we call home once more,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “Music and the arts were a lifeline for us all during the last two years, and I am here to say that New York City supports its local artists and communities. We are going to hit the right notes and turn the dial up to 11 this summer. We invite all New Yorkers to join us for world-class entertainment in the city that never sleeps beginning tonight.”
“Rise Up NYC” will run through Sept. 12 across all five boroughs:
Wingate Park, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Avenue Between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road
Wednesday, Jul. 27
Thursday, Jul. 28
Friday, Jul. 29
Roy Wilkins Park, Queens
Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard
Saturday, Aug. 13
Sunday, Aug. 14
St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan
135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue
Saturday, Aug. 20
Sunday, Aug. 21
Midland Beach Parking Lot 8, Staten Island
Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue
Thursday, Sept. 1
Orchard Beach, Bronx
One Orchard Beach Road
Thursday, Sept. 8
Times Square, Manhattan
Broadway Between 47th Street and 50th Street
Monday, Sept. 12
The ‘Rise Up NYC’ concert series hopes to unite all residents to relish in the city New Yorkers love. The concert series will also amplify local artists, encourage New Yorkers to support local small businesses near the concert venues, and provide the opportunity for New Yorkers, especially young New Yorkers, to come together to support non-violent solutions to conflicts across the city.
Information about the concert series, including a list of artists, will be updated on the “Rise Up NYC” website as each event gets closer.
–With Ricky Rillera/PDM