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Mayor Adams Announces 'Rise Up NYC' Concert Series, Presenting 10 Free and Safe Events for New Yorkers Through September

July 27, 2022

Concert Series to Include Mary Mary, HoodCelebrity, Mase, Funk Flex, and More for Celebration of Culture, Music, and Unity

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the launch of the ‘Rise Up NYC’ concert series which will provide 10 free community concerts that will be performed across all five boroughs this summer. 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. Starting tonight, New Yorkers can access free, safe concerts at a time when rising costs are putting a strain on many families. The series will present performances by critically acclaimed artists, including gospel singers Mary Mary, Caribbean hitmaker Mr. Vegas, renowned Hot 97 Disc Jockey Funk Flex, and more. 

“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 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.”

Starting tonight and through September 12, the Adams administration will be presenting 10 concerts across all five boroughs:

Wingate Park, Brooklyn
Brooklyn Avenue Between Winthrop Street and Rutland Road

  • Wednesday, July 27
  • Thursday, July 28
  • Friday, July 29

Roy Wilkins Park, Queens
Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard

  • Saturday, August 13
  • Sunday, August 14

St. Nicholas Park, Manhattan
135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

  • Saturday, August 20
  • Sunday, August 21

Midland Beach Parking Lot 8, Staten Island
Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue

  • Thursday, September 1

Orchard Beach, Bronx
One Orchard Beach Road

  • Thursday, September 8

Times Square, Manhattan
Broadway Between 47th Street and 50th Street

  • Monday, September 12

The ‘Rise Up NYC’ concert serieswill 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.

For more information about the concert series, including a list of artists that will be updated as each event gets closer, visit the ‘Rise Up NYC’ website.


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