For three decades, SummerStage has been the City’s preeminent outdoor concert series. A number of high-profile benefit shows fund a slate of more than 100 free events, including readings by famous authors, kid-friendly shows, theatrical and dance productions—and, of course, live music performances by popular artists from around the world. The festival has expanded from its original digs—Rumsey Playfield in Central Park—to locations in all five boroughs. This season's performers include Digable Planets, Ginuwine, Slick Rick, the Jimmy Heath Big Band, BalletX and Yo La Tengo.
Photo: Will Steacy