July 28, 2021, 10:25.59 pm ET  


Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park has announced details of NYC FREE, a month-long arts festival celebrating the creativity of New York City’s artists and the indomitable spirit of all its people, to run August 11-September 5. In total, there will be 160 performances featuring over 450 artists.

Among the many artists who will perform or have helped curate the festival are Tariq Al-Sabir, Ronald K.Brown, Dormeshia, Robert Garland, Misty Copeland, Alphonso Horne, Paolo Javier, Raquel Acevedo Klein, Georgina Pazcoguin, Conrad Tao, Adam Tendler, Awoye Timpo, Shirazette Tinnin, Eduardo Vilaro, Adam Tendler, Devonte Hynes and DJ Eli Escobar.

Savory Hospitality will serve local and responsibly sourced food and beverage daily from 7am to 11pm daily to Little Island visitors.

In accordance with current New York State and CDC guidelines, Both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests can attend events. Unvaccinated visitors will be required to wear their masks when they cannot maintain 6-feet of distance from others. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a mask.

While the majority of the NYC FREE events are included with entrance to the park, all events hosted in The Amph will also require a free ticket reservation, There will be no tickets available to reserve on-site. All tickets will be electronic/mobile-only and are available for reservation now by visiting

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