SummerStage Downtown Series Opens Friday

Photo: Whitness Relocation, courtesy of SummerStage

This Friday, New York’s largest free performing arts festival is setting up shop in the East River Park Bandshell for the start of its annual two-week SummerStage Downtown Series. With a mix of hip-hop, R&B, world music, dance, theater, comedy and family programming, there’s something for everyone.

Highlights include a concert by master salsa singer José Alberto “El Canario,” a battle between legendary hip-hop DJs Pete Rock and Premier, and an evening of live music, performance art, poetry, aerialists and food in celebration of Two Boots 25th Anniversary.