Each summer, Times Square celebrates New York City’s talent, culture, and creativity with free performances and activities on the pedestrian plazas. Our warm-weather weekday programming includes evening concerts, ambient music throughout the day, and additional activities for all ages. These weekly events are all entirely free and open to the public.
Programs are all FREE, open to the public, and for all ages:
SONGS FOR OUR CITY Concert Series Curated and hosted by Ben Cameron
Tuesday, June 1 – Friday, June 4 at 7pm Final Concert: Saturday, June 5 at 5pm Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets
The Songs for Our City songwriting challenge has asked members of the Broadway community to write original songs inspired by the past year and the present moment. They will share their new songs in free live concerts, with audience votes deciding who will perform again in the final concert for a panel of judges. Join us for this celebration of the theatre community, creativity, and live music.
Friday evenings, July 9 – October 1, 2021 Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets
Times Square’s annual concert series celebrating the talented singer-songwriters of the theater community returns to the plaza this summer. Past seasons included performers who have appeared on Broadway in Ain’t Too Proud, Frozen, Hadestown, Wicked, and more. Enjoy FREE concerts by Broadway professionals at our outdoor stage.
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 2019, 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.