Summer in the City: Last Chance for Some Free Events

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    Time is running out for you to take advantage of all the free concerts and performances the city has to offer in the summer.

    Here’s a look at what’s left, starting with an event that ends in one week:

    Shakespeare in the Park – On Aug. 1, the curtain goes down on the last performance for Shakespeare in the Park this summer with “The Merchant of Venice.” The show begins at 8 p.m.

    “STARBOX” – Aug. 13, spectators will be able to take a sneak peek in a giant mylar box for this performance installation in Bryant Park, which runs every Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    As New York as unbearable humidity in July, the TODAY Show’s Toyota Summer Concert Series ends on Aug. 27 with a performance by Katy Perry. Here’s a look at the remaining artists for the free concert series in Rockefeller Plaza.

    7/30 - Carrie Underwood

    Aug. 6 - Train

    Aug. 13 - Ke$ha

    Aug. 20 - Daughtry

    Aug. 27 - Katy Perry

    A Brooklyn classic, The Pool Parties in East River State Park run through to Aug. 28. Gates open at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Take a dip in for more information.

    8/1 – Block Party at Brooklyn Bowl

    8/8  - Cut Copy, Memory Tapes, Glasser, Restless People

    8/15 - Strange Boys, Future Islands

    8/22 – Chromeo, The Suzan, Telephoned

    8/29 – Delorean, Dominique Young Unique

    HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: the movies begin at sunset between 8 and 9 p.m.

    8/2 – “Rosemary’s Baby”

    8/9 – “The Goodbye Girl”

    8/16 – “12 Angry Men”

    8/23 – “Bonnie and Clyde”

    Summer Stage: The free concert and dance performance series in all of the five boroughs continues through August and culminates with a performance in Central Park on Sept. 26. For a full list of events visit