If you know New York City, you know that there is nothing quite like the electric energy that pulses through the streets during the summer months. As temperatures continue to rise and New Yorkers and visitors search for fun, free things to do, the Garment District Alliance is offering an array of free weekly community programs in the heart of Midtown Manhattan in the Garment District as part of its Summer on Broadway lineup. 

Held in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program, MTA Music Under New York and The Tank, the weekly festivities take place on Broadway between 39th and 40th Street from 12 – 2PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The schedule features:

  • Broadway Stage: Every Tuesday through August 29, the community can enjoy performances in music, dance and experimental theater presented by The Tank, a champion of artists in pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. 
  • Broadway Rhythm: On Wednesdays through September 27, diverse musical artists from MTA Music Under New York will perform a variety of genres, ranging from bluegrass to jazz, classic rock, pop and more. 
  • Broadway Squeeze: On Thursdays through August 31, pedestrians can cool down with free Renegade Lemonade at the Broadway Squeeze stand.  
  • Broadway Public Art: An endearing bronze sculpture created by artist Joy Brown, titled Kneeler, is welcoming New Yorkers and visitors to the Garment District through August. The sculpture has a universal spirit of harmony and optimism, which transcends culture, gender, and age, evoking feelings of calm amidst the dynamic cityscape. GDA unveiled Kneeler in April, and recently welcomed two additional sculptures in June, Animal with Rider and Two Together, with the installation now titled Kneeler and Friends. 

From public art, to live performances and fresh lemonade, there’s truly something for everyone this summer in the Garment District! For more information, visit garmentdistrict.nyc.