More than 40 free events with internationally acclaimed artists will be
presented in July at the 9th annual Summer On the Hudson, one of New York
City’s largest free summer festivals, The six-month series, which opened May
3 and runs through October 11, is an annual summer arts and cultural
festival in Riverside Park South, West 59th St. to West 72nd Street at the
Hudson River, presented by The New York City Department of Parks &

There will be an enormous variety of other events in music, dance and
theater, most running through August, as well as kayaking, yoga, pilates and
kids’ soccer and basketball. performances Food and drink is for sale at the
park’s Pier I Café. All events are FREE to the public and are programmed by
Robin Schatell, Riverside Park Director of Programming.

For more information, please call 311 or
(212) 408-0219, or visit www.nyc.gov/parks/soh, or

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Saturday, July 11, 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Pier I, West 70th Street
4th Annual NYC Main Squeeze Accordion Festival

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The squeeze box masters are back! Don’t forget your dancing shoes for this
all day festival of traditional and eclectic music from around the globe.
Kids can get in on the act too, at the Accordion Kids Corner, where they’ll
get free accordion instruction. Browse the Accordion Flea Market and dance!

Sundays, July 12 (through August 16) 7:00 p.m.
Pier I, West 70th Street
Acoustic Sundays:
Enjoy spectacular sunsets over the Hudson as you listen to some of New
York’s best jazz, R&B, and world music. Sponsored by Riverside South

July 12 La Cumbiamba NY/ Colombian woodwind, brass and drums
July 19 Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars
July 26 WAAW Band /Mbalax music from Senegal, West Africa
Aug 2 JAZZ at LINCOLN CENTER presents
pianist Jonathan Batiste
Aug 9 Romashka /Gypsy dance party
Aug 16 Los Soneros de Oriente /Cuban son

July 12 La Cumbiamba NY /Traditional & Tropical Colombian
La Cumbiana NY performs music from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of
Colombia in both TRADITIONAL (Gaitas y Tambores) and TROPICAL (Modern

La Cumbiamba NY is an ensemble that performs concerts and workshops with
traditional instruments from the African Diaspora in Colombia, as well as
indigenous and European. All of which are blended together in the
traditional musical styles that developed throughout the colonial era, and
continue to evolve.


Sam Sadigursky, Clarinet.
Albert Leusink, Trumpet
Adrew Hunter Trombone.
Juan Pablo Uribe, Soprano Saxophone & Vocals.
Nilko Andreas Guarin, Voice & Maraca
Silvia Sierra, Voice.
Sebastian Cruz, Guitar & Percussion.
Juan Gallego, Bass.
Morris Canate, Percussion & Vocals.
Camilo Rodriguez, Gaita Macho & Percussion.
Martin Vejarano Drumset/Percussion & Gaita Hembra. Band Leader.

July 19 Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars
Composer FRANK LONDON is a member of the Klezmatics
, Hasidic New Wave, has performed with John
Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, Lester Bowie, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne,
and is featured on over 100 cds. His own recordings include INVOCATIONS
(cantorial music); Frank London¹s Klezmer Brass Allstars DI SHIKERE KAPELYE
THE ZMIROS PROJECT (Jewish mystical songs, with Klezmatics vocalist Lorin
Sklamberg); THE DEBT (film and theater music); THE SHEKHINA BIG BAND; the
soundtrack to THE SHVITZ; the soundtrack to Perl Gluck’s THE DIVAHN and four
releases with the Hasidic New Wave.

July 26 WAAW Band / M’balax music Senegal, West Africa
“Led by legendary Senegalese Bassist Thierno Camara, WAAW Band is the first
NYC-based group to present authentic and original M’balax Music of the Wolof
people from Senegal, West Africa! WAAW Band’s original and fresh approach to
M’balax reflects the diverse talents of the group’s members and how they
infuse the musical traditions of their homeland with the popular styles they
have absorbed as young musicians living in New York City.” – Fusicology

Thierno Camara (Lead Composer/Bassist/Vocalist) Dakar Senegal Live in NY
Manta Faye (Drums) Dakar Senegal Live in NY
Arona Ndiaye (Marimba/Keyboards) Dakar Senegal Live in NY
Morcumba Gueye (Sabar) Dakar Senegal Live in NY
Raja Kassis (Guitar) Beirut Lebanon Live in NY
Daniel Villeneuve (Congas) Québec Canada Live in NY

Aug 2 Jazz at Lincoln Center presents pianist Jonathan Batiste
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1986, Jonathan has already played with the
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield and Nicholas
Patyon and has currently performed with Harry Connick Jr., Cassandra Wilson
and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and has quickly become a rising
star in the jazz world.

Aug 9 Romashka /Gypsy Dance Party
Romashka is a driving force in New York City’s burgeoning gypsy and balkan
music scene, playing music from Russia, Romania, the Balkans, and beyond.
Lithuanian-born singer Inna Barmash fronts a band of nine versatile NY
musicians: violin, viola, accordion, guitar, trumpet, clarinet/saxophone,
tuba, and percussion.

Aug 16 Los Soneros de Oriente /Cuban Son
Taking their name from the region of Cuba that is most famous for Son
Montuno, Los Soneros de Oriente represent a lifelong commitment to
traditional Cuban music. Composed primarily of former members of the great
band, Son del la Loma, Los Soneros pay a tribute to that group and its
founder, the late Armando Sanchez, who dedicated his life to the maintenance
of Son. This is the music of the countryside and the mountains, based on the
Clave and Tres, with the trumpets toasting the top.