Bryant Park presents cross continental musical journeys every Thursday from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, featuring accordions, harmoniums, button-boxes, bandoneons, and more. From French Musette to Cumbia, Jazz to Balkan, Bluegrass to Dominican, German to Classical, Colombian to Post Modern, Pop to Gypsy, Slavic to Broadway, Cajun to Ukrainian, Argentine to Waltz, many different styles of music, tempo, and traditions will fill the park.
June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th are special extended evenings with many more accordionists on hand to enhance the park’s energy and ambiance. From 7:00pm to 9:00pm, the fun continues at the Fountain Terrace with Accordion Jam and Dance Parties featuring bands (with accordions, of course) Raya Brass Band (Eastern European wedding music!) on June 20, and Forro da Madame (a Northern Brazilian hoedown!) on July 18. August 15th celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the American Accordionists’ Association, with even more accordion players and bands in the park until 10:00pm.