The 10 Best Free Rap Events At SummerStage 2015 In NYC

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Every summer, the joy-deprived people of New York City get a couple things to be happy about – mainly because those things are free. They occur during SummerStage, an annual festival that runs the length of the summer and plants itself in different park locations around NYC. Concerts, DJ sets, and screenings are all to be expected.

This summer looks action packed for hip-hop fans, starting this coming Tuesday with one of the greatest rappers of all time. Below are some highlights of the festival, but if you want to peep the full calendar, check it out right here. All of the following shows are all ages.


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When: June 2, 7 – 9 PM

Where: Red Hook Park, Brooklyn

Duck Down 20th Anniversary with Boot Camp Clik, Pro Era, and Statik Selektah


When: June 11, 6 – 9 PM

Where: Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn

Biz Markie and Masta Ace


When: June 17, 7 – 9 PM

Where: Herbert Von King Park, Brooklyn



When: June 25, 7 – 9 PM

Where: Crotona Park, Bronx

Steez Day


When: July 7, 5 – 10 PM

Where: SummerStage, Central Park

Large Professor and Marley Marl


When: July 16, 7 – 9 PM

Where: Queensbridge Park, Queens

Rock Steady Crew: Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, & More


When: July 26, 2 – 7 PM

Where: SummerStage, Central Park

Ratking & Bishop Nehru

When: August 5, 7 – 9 PM

Where: East River Park, Manhattan

Rakim & DJ Tedsmooth


When: August 11, 7 – 9 PM

Where: Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

Stretch & Bobbito Documentary


When: August 16, 5 – 10 PM

Where: SummerStage, Central Park

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