Bryant Park Picnic Performances' season of free, live performances continues on Friday, July 16 at 7pm with Grammy-winning Salsa and Latin Jazz from Spanish Harlem Orchestra. This performance is part of this season's Carnegie Hall Citywide Series. Entry to this event is now open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis for all audience members. Advance ticket registration is no longer required.
Feel the irresistible rhythms and be uplifted by the fire of salsa dura (“hard salsa”) when the Spanish Harlem Orchestra takes the stage. The three-time Grammy Award–winning salsa and Latin band’s performances are rooted in the great traditions of the barrio (New York City’s Spanish Harlem), but also break new ground with fresh approaches to the music.
In line with continually expanding city and state safety protocols, Bryant Park will host approximately 2,500 audience members at each of our performances. Vaccinated and negative-tested audience members will be offered open seating on the world-famous Bryant Park Lawn with ample space to distance from others at their own discretion. Attendees in this space may remove masks at their own discretion within the vaccinated/tested area of the lawn. Vaccinated and tested attendees may either bring their own picnic blanket or sit in the chairs provided by Bryant Park. Attendees who are either unvaccinated or untested will be offered seating in a separate, socially-distanced section. Food and beverages are available for purchase from vendors in the park and all event attendees are invited to bring their own food and drink.
For anyone unable to attend in person, a free livestream broadcast of the performance will be available nationwide via Bryant Park’s website and social media platforms, thanks to the generous support of Bank of America. Additional support for on-site events is provided by Amazon.
As New York State and City safety guidelines for public gatherings quickly change in response to the ongoing success of NYC's COVID-19 vaccination program, Bryant Park continues to reassess its on-site protocols for upcoming shows with the intention of safely accommodating as many attendees as possible. For the most current guidelines, program updates and additional venue information and restrictions, please visit bryantpark.org/picnics.