The New York Philharmonic was unable to hold live performances in the Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, during the summer of 2020 because of health and safety concerns for audience, musicians, and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philharmonic plans to resume the annual series in the summer of 2021.

Although unable to convene with fellow New Yorkers in the summer of 2020, we gathered virtually — not only with our neighbors, but with people across the country and around the world through Concerts in the Parks @ Home. The series, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, was a four-day celebration of this beloved summertime tradition, with a broadcast of past parks concerts and newly recorded virtual performances complemented by slideshows, We Are NY Phil @ Home solo performance videos, and more.

Since 1965 this iconic New York summer experience has transformed parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

We invite you to look back at past concerts in the parks by viewing the 2019 slideshow, and watching these video highlights:


The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Concerts in the Parks are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.