This summer Times Square will be transformed into an oasis with 30+ hours a week of intimate performances and activations showcasing the depth and diversity of New York City’s talent, complimenting the TSQ MKT food and retail options that stretch from 42nd to 47th Streets on the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas.  New Yorkers and visitors will encounter everything from MTA Music Under New York musicians to Broadway triple threats stretching to a fourth; from Brooklyn-based circus performers to the diverse sounds and instruments from around the world; and finally landing at the Strand kiosk for coloring amidst the lights and sounds of Times Square.

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Programs are all FREE, open to the public, and for all ages:

 

FREE • LIVE • MUSIC
with MTA Music Under New York solo musicians 

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-3pm and 5-8pm
Broadway Plazas between 42nd and 44th Streets

Normally found in the subways, musicians from the MTA Music Under New York program join us above ground.  Pop out for lunch or Happy Hour and enjoy New York City’s diversity and deep well of talent while you grab a bite or drink and relax in Times Square.  Click HERE for more information. 

 


Past Programs

BROADWAY BUSKERS
Concert Series
hosted by Ben Cameron 

Tuesdays from 5-7pm through September 18
Broadway Plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets 

Before taking their seat in the theatre on Tuesday evenings, visitors listened to original music performed by Broadway actors and composers at the Crossroads of the World.  Positioned within TSQ MKT, the local outdoor food market in Times Square, audience members could enjoy food and Happy Hour drinks while taking in FREE concerts by Broadway professionals.  Click HERE for more information.  

 

TIMES SQUARE JAZZ
Concert Series
presented with MTA Music Under New York

Thursdays from 5-8pm through September
Broadway Plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets

This free outdoor concert series presented bands from the MTA Music Under New York program, so you could end your Thursday on a good note and grab a drink or a bite to eat while enjoying the sweet, swinging sounds and smooth rhythms of New York City's jazz bands. Click HERE for more information.

 

COLORING
with the Strand

Wednesdays in June-August from 12-3pm
At the Strand Kiosk, Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets 

This unique weekly series in partnership with Strand Book Store consisted of free coloring sessions with one-of-a-kind coloring pages designed by the team behind Strand’s iconic tote bags, apparel and merchandise, as well as Broadway-themed pages from fan favorite Coloring Broadway.  Seating, coloring materials, and original artwork to color were provided at each session.  Click HERE for more information.

 

CIRCUS
with The Muse Brooklyn, home of ABCirque

Wednesdays in June and July from 4-6pm
Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets

This Brooklyn-based contemporary circus company brought their non-traditional circus shows to Times Square in the form of small-scale street performances that delighted audiences at the Crossroads of the World.  Click HERE for more information.  

 

GLOBAL CROSSROADS
Concert Series 
World music in the heart of Times Square 
presented by Make Music New York

Wednesdays in June and July from 6-8pm
Broadway Plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets

Make Music New York presented artists in Times Square from around the world that reflected New York City’s diverse global cultures, featuring music from Brazil to the Balkans and from Mali to Korea.  Click HERE for more information.