This summer, Times Square was 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 encountered 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 Book Store kiosk for coloring amidst the lights and sounds of Times Square.

Join us next spring for more free music and activities in Times Square's Pedestrian Plazas!

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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 

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.  At Lunch and Happy Hour, audiences enjoyed New York City’s diversity and deep well of talent with a bite and drink while relaxing in Times Square.  Click HERE for more information.

 

BROADWAY BUSKERS
Concert Series
hosted by Ben Cameron 

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

Before taking their seat in the theatre on Tuesday evenings, audiences 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, audiences enjoyed 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
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 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 from 12-3pm
At the Strand Book Store 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 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 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.