|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.
||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.
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)
New York State Parks Department.
Park office 212-694-3600. See their
Cultural Coordinator Ruth Thomas .
|TYPE OF EVENT & VENUE
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.
||Most concerts consist of a band, plus probably some
recorded DJ music in between sets..
||Yes. See our Main
Calendar or flyer above..
||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.
|BEVERAGES AND FOOD
||There may be food and beverages sold nearby.
Feel free to bring your own food to the park.
||Casual, what ever you want to wear in a park.
Mixed dance timings. If you want to be assured of dancing On 2,
bring a partner or group.
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
|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
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
NY-NJ PATH Train Maps or
Island Railroad Maps or
MetroNorth Railroad Maps .
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