The New York Philharmonic regrets that the concerts in the parks cannot take place in the summer of 2020 in order to protect its audience, musicians, and employees from COVID-19. The Philharmonic plans to resume the annual series in the summer of 2021.

While we can’t convene with our fellow New Yorkers this summer, we can gather virtually — not only with our neighbors, but with anyone across the country and around the world. So no matter where you are in the world, join us for Concerts in the Parks @ Home, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, four days celebrating this beloved summertime tradition, culminating in a broadcast on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Learn more at

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.