This summer, Times Square will once again celebrate New York City’s talent, culture, and creativity with concert series on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, ambient music at lunch and happy hour, and additional activities for all ages throughout the summer. There will be more than 40 hours of events each week — all of it entirely free and open to the public. These performances and activities are complemented by the Times Square Market of local food and retail kiosks.

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Watch what happened last summer:

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


Concert Series
Curated and hosted by Ben Cameron
with select artists curated by Musical Theatre Factory

Tuesdays from 5-7pm
Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets

Before you take your seat in the theatre on Tuesday evenings, enjoy original music performed by Broadway actors and composers at the Crossroads of the World. The lineup last summer included Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, veteran ensemble members, performers making their Broadway debuts in new hit shows, a world champion whistler, and a simple sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Positioned within Times Square Market, the local outdoor food market in Times Square, audiences can enjoy food and Happy Hour drinks while taking in FREE concerts by Broadway professionals. 


Concert Series
Curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center

Thursdays from 5-7pm
Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets

Give your Thursday night a new rhythm as you head to the train or wait for a colleague to join you for dinner. Jazz at Lincoln Center brought New York City’s hottest young jazz bands to the plaza, creating the feeling of an intimate club amidst the lights and sounds of Times Square.


Ambient music by solo musicians from MTA Music Under New York

Broadway Plazas between 42nd and 47th Streets

Normally found in the subways, musicians from the MTA Music Under New York program joined us above ground for free performances again last summer. At Lunch and Happy Hour, audiences can enjoy New York City’s diversity and depth of talent with a bite and drink while relaxing in Times Square. 


Wednesdays from 12-3pm
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 custom pages from fan favorite Coloring Broadway. Seating, materials, and live music accompaniment were provided.

In July, Times Square hosted Street Lab’s DRAW NYC — an open-air art studio that offers New Yorkers access to fine art materials and encourages them to gather together to draw and create in public. Participants were able to use artist prompts and take part in activities, or draw from their own inspiration. DRAW NYC travels across New York City and is designed for all ages and abilities.