Brookfield Place New York - Events

[dis]ABLED Inside Out

11 AM – 7 PM

Be a part of French artist JR (2011 TED winner) and Leopoldine Huyghues Despointes [dis]ABLED InsideOut collaboration!

JR created InsideOut, the global partipatory art project with the goal to transform messages of personal identity into pieces of public artwork. [dis]ABLED InsideOut aim is to change the world'sperfection about people with physical [dis]abilities by giving anyone the opportunity to share their portrait. 

There will be 4 booths to have your photo taken: 1 photo truck will be located in the outdoor plaza and 3 booths are located in the Winter Garden

The goal is to gather 3,000 portraits over multiple days and locations. These portraits will then be projected as a public exhibition in a symbolic location in New York City. 

Sign up for your portrait time slot here:

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Tuesday 6/2

Summer Sessions

5 PM – 8 PM

Get a head start on summer with live music from some of New York’s most exciting young bands! From pop and electro to roots and world music, the waterfront plaza at Brookfield Place comes alive with great music and a bar overlooking the Hudson River.

Schedule to be announced soon! 

Every Tuesday evening, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. Venue opens with bar and DJ at 5 PM. Live music begins at 6:30 PM.

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2014 Bang on a Can
Sunday 6/21

Bang on a Can Marathon

12 PM – 10 PM

Winter Garden

The 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon is co-presented by Bang on a Can, Arts Brookfield and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council as part of the River To River Festival.

Bang on a Can returns to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

FEATURING MUSIC BY Anna Clyne, Julian Day, Lainie Fefferman, Michael Gordon, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Paul Kerekes, David Lang, Lao Luo, Ivo Papasov, Tristan Perich, Pixies, Bobby Previte, Todd Reynolds, Somei Satoh, LJ White, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe, AND MORE.

FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Crossfire Steel Orchestra Inc., Vicky Chow, Nels Cline, Corey Dargel, Dither, Florent Ghys, Gong Linna, Grand Band, Tomoko Mukaiyama, So Percussion, Third Angle New Music, AND MORE.

PLUS Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation hosts its Street Studio – a mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!

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Tuesday 7/14

Lowdown Hudson Music Fest

5 PM – 10 PM

Doors at 5:00PM - Concert at 6:00PM 

Arts Brookfield’s annual summer music festival on the Hudson River waterfront features its signature blues and expands this year to include favorites from the rock, roots, and Americana scenes. Since its launch in 2011, the Lowdown Hudson Music Fest has quickly become a summer concert staple in New York.


O.A.R. – Formed in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, O.A.R. (an acronym for Of a Revolution) enjoyed a quick rise from college campus favorites to Billboard chart-toppers and international stars. Renowned for their vibrant live shows and the communal relationship they share with their fans, the band have performed their roots-rock and reggae-inflected songs to audiences around the world, including two sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. They recently returned to their hometown for their eighth studio album, The Rockville LP, a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

Ryan Bingham – is a celebrated Americana singer-songwriter who first captured worldwide attention for his collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the 2009 acclaimed film Crazy Heart, including co-writing & performing the film’s award-winning theme song “The Weary Kind”. The title track earned Bingham an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Song” in 2010, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media” in 2011. Bingham released his fifth studio album “Fear and Saturday Night” on January 20, 2015.


The Wood Brothers – Chris and Oliver wood spent fifteen years separately pursuing successful music careers before they formed The Wood Brothers: Chris as a founding member of genre-busting jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood while Oliver immersed himself in the Southern Rock scene working with Tinsley Ellis and King Johnson. NPR described their first album as a collection of “gracious little songs [that] sound like they were born on a front porch during a beautiful sunset.” Their music combines blues, folk, and roots-music styles they loved as kids into their own evocative sound, with their voices united in the kind of high-lonesome harmony blend for which sibling singers are often renowned. On their latest album, The Muse, Oliver’s gritty acoustic guitar and Chris’s virtuosic upright bass are joined by multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix.

The Word – The Word is an improvisational rock-gospel supergroup featuring pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph, keyboardist John Medeski, and all three members of the North Mississippi Allstars (guitarist Luther Dickinson, drummer Cody Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew). The band came together in 2000, bonding over their mutual love for Sacred Steel, a tradition of gospel music that originated in African-American Pentecostal churches in the early 20th century. Since the release of their first LP in 2001, all five members have remained busy with projects outside of the band while occasionally uniting for live shows, including high-profile performances at Bonnaroo in 2005 and 2012. May 4 marked the release of their second studio album, Soul Food, on Vanguard Records.

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