Summer in the City: Last Chance for Some Free Events

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

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