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RIVERBANK STATE PARK - SUMMER CONCERTS


        

DATE OF EVENT Held on various dates during the summer months.  See our Main Calendar for info.  Held rain or shine:  In case of rain, event is taken indoors.
TIME Salsa bands usually play from around 3:00 to 5:00 PM.  From 1:30 - 3:00 PM, there is usually a band playing some other kind of music.  However, this not always be the case.

LOCATION

Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive (at 145th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway), in the Harlem/Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan, NY. 10031.  Held on the Main Stage
VIEW LOCATION MAP Click Here For Map . (travel instructions below)
PRESENTED BY New York State Parks Department.
CONTACT INFO Park office 212-694-3600.  See their Web Site.  Cultural Coordinator Ruth Thomas .
TYPE OF EVENT & VENUE Riverbank State Park is a huge park with many indoor and outdoor facilities overlooking the Hudson River with a view of the Palisades Park in New Jersey.  This event is held on and around the Main Stage of the park.  In the event of rain, it is taken indoors to the Cultural Center nearby.
MUSIC Most concerts consist of a band, plus probably some recorded DJ music in between sets.. 
DANCE PERFORMANCES None.
DJ No info.
BAND Yes.  See our Main Calendar or flyer above..
DANCE FLOOR Dancing is in the general area around the stage which is cement and grass.  You can bring beach chairs if you want to be sitting sometimes.  Event taken indoors in case of rain.
PRICES Free.
BEVERAGES AND FOOD There may be food and beverages sold nearby.  Feel free to bring your own food to the park.
DRESS CODE Casual, what ever you want to wear in a park.

DANCE TIMING

Mixed dance timings.  If you want to be assured of dancing On 2, bring a partner or group.

DESCRIPTION Part of a regular summer free outdoor concert series presenting various kinds of music, with a few concerts being salsa.  We list only the salsa concerts on our Main Calendar.  This summer, they  are held on the Main Stage at the Plaza in the picnic area, with a great view of the Hudson River.  Just follow the sound of music.  Dancing in these areas is on grass and/or cement.  In case of rain, the event is taken indoors, so it happens rain or shine.  This fully equipped NY State park also has facilities for hiking, picnic, pool & showers, tennis, food, ice skating Nov.-Jan., and roller skating Feb.-Nov., playground, recreation & cultural programs, gym, performing arts center, playing field, etc., and a waterside view of the Hudson River and New Jersey.  The park is open 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.  So come spend the day and enjoy the music.  See the Riverbank State Park web site.
 
HOW TO GET THERE The park is located at West 145th Street and Riverside Drive, across a bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway.  Directions:  2 park entrance bridges span over the Henry Hudson Parkway from Riverside Drive and lead to the rooftop park.  Main entrance at West 145th Street, stairs or an elevator provide access to the park from the lower riverfront level.  1/9 train to the 145th Street station, at Broadway, then walk west to the Park.  Busses M11 or BX19 go right to the park.  Directions from various locations are provided on the Park Web Site (scroll down).

Driving:  Go to Riverside Drive and West 145th Street.  You can park on the street or drive into the park where sometimes there is parking available.

 For more information on public transportation, click on NYC Subway-Bus-Train Maps , or NY-NJ PATH Train Maps or Long Island Railroad Maps or MetroNorth Railroad Maps .
 

OTHER INFORMATION

Please Note - Disclaimer:  New York City area summer outdoor salsa events in general are subject to program changes and occasional cancellations for various reasons (band, DJ, weather, administrative mix-ups, etc.), so don't be too surprised if this happens.  And the music may not always be as "pure salsa" as we would like.  Also, the dancing conditions may be less than ideal, for example concrete, grass, dirt, sand, etc., so bring footwear that prepares you for any surface.  I will state the dancing surface if I know what it is.  My information comes from the most reliable sources I can find.  In most cases, the information turns out to be accurate, but occasionally it is not.  It is the nature of the beast. 
 


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Special thanks to salsero Amir Shimoni for design and technical help in the creation of these events pages.
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