The concerts, which will take place from August 16 to 21, are organized to help reopen the city and promote tourism.
In case the other boroughs are jealous of the star-studded concert announced for Central Park in August, thecity offers everyone a spectacle of their own.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the preparation of the reopening party on the Great Lawn August 21 - with Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Simon and more - will include free concerts in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island. The concert series, which is part of what the city calls "reunion week ", is billed as a celebration of New York's exit from the dark days of the pandemic and an incentive for tourists to return.
If the participants have to be vaccinated to attend the concerts, which is not yet clear, it will also be yet another carrot that the town hall brandishes in front of the non vaccinated.
"Unless you areYou could spend the rest of your life saying, 'Oh my God, I missed that,' de Blasio said at the press conference, 'you should be heading to New York City in August or amazing things are going to happen. "
" I've spoken to people who missed Woodstock "he added. "Don't let this FOMO happen to you. (He was referring to the fear of missing out.)
The concerts of the exterior of the borough are produced by the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx. Rocky Bucano, the museum's president, told the press conference that the acts would include hip-hop, Latin, freestyle, dance, R&B, techno and funk.
He said he imagined that the concerts "would be reminiscent of when the jams of the Bronx Park brought people young and old together to have a good time in a spirit ofpeace, love and unity. "
The weeklong celebration in New York will also feature film screenings, 'public art, cultural activities and the city's restaurant week, according to the city website doing the programming.
A spokesman for the mayor, Bill Neidhardt, said the city plans to announce concert lineups and ticket information next week. Concerts and attendance additional police force that they will require will no doubt be expensive; Neidhardt said there are sponsorships that will help cover the costs, but the office is not yet ready to
The concerts will take place August 16 in OrchardBeach in the Bronx, August 17 at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, August 19 at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and August 20 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens.
The concert on the Great Lawn of Central Park is produced by veteran music producer Clive Davis. He has long been associated with the event's headliners, including Springsteen, who is expected to perform a duet with Patti Smith, according to a person briefed on the plans. (Our bet: an interpretation of " Because at night. )
Ben Sisario contributed to reports.