West Side Community Garden Announces Spring Concert Series

West Side Community Garden

Music returns to the West Side Community Garden this spring with five Sunday concerts from musicians representing a diverse array of genres.


Performances will include an Afro-Colombian percussion band, a classical string quarter, a solo Japanese instrumentalist, and jazz and transcendent groups. The featured artists span the sonic spectrum and their performances will inspire, delight and entertain music lovers of all ages.

As in years past, concerts will be held on the lawn near the 89th Street entrance amidst the Garden’s floral bloom, giving each concert a magical mix of music and natural beauty for all to enjoy. Seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis and admission is free for all. All concerts are on Sundays and begin at 6 p.m.

Here’s the lineup:

Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese bloodlines music)
May 19, 6 p.m.
Rain date: June 22

Kumara (Original transcendent compositions)
May 26, 6 p.m.
Rain date: June 1

Cassatt String Quartet (Classical music)
June 2, 6 p.m.
Rain date: June 8

La Manga (Afro-Colombian percussion)
June 9, 6 p.m.
Rain date: June 15

Scott Munson Quintet (Jazz)
June 16, 6 p.m.
Rain date: June 23

The West Side Community Garden is located at 123 West 89th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues. Other upcoming events include the Garden’s annual benefit party on June 13, a series of opera performances and a Shakespeare festival. Learn more at westsidecommunitygarden.org.


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