Backyard at Hudson Yards 2024 – The Complete Guide

Your Guide to FREE Summer Events at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards has unveiled its 2024 lineup for Backyard at Hudson Yards, NYC’s outdoor entertainment hub, presented by Wells Fargo. This year’s offerings include performances by The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, interactive story-time events with the New York Public Library, social reading parties with Reading Rhythms, and curated fitness classes by Alo Yoga.

The popular FREE concert series, programmed by The Bowery Presents, returns with top artists like Keke Palmer, David Archuleta, Brynn Cartelli, and more. Additionally, there will be movie screenings, live sports watch parties on the 30-foot Big Screen powered by Verizon, family concerts by Mozart for Munchkins, outdoor dining, and more.

As the presenting sponsor, Wells Fargo is offering its customers exclusive benefits, including priority seating and early reservation access for select events.

The Big Screen

Watch games, series, and tournaments on the 30-foot Big Screen powered by Verizon at the Public Square and Gardens, featuring basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, golf, F1, hockey, football, and more.

Plus, enjoy family movies this spring and romcoms starting in September. Wells Fargo customers get preferred seating for all Big Screen and Movie Night showings. Just show your Wells Fargo debit card, credit card, or mobile app to a Hudson Yards team member at the Plaza.

Family Movies

  • Saturday, May 18: DC League of Super-Pets
  • Saturday, May 25: Happy Feet
  • Saturday, June 1: Wonka

Movie Nights

  • Friday, September 13: A Cinderella Story
  • Friday, September 20: P.S. I Love You
  • Friday, September 27: You’ve Got Mail
  • Friday, October 4: He’s Just Not That Into You
  • Friday, October 11: No Reservations
  • Friday, October 18: Monster-In-Law
  • Friday, October 25: The Witches (2020)

Summer Concerts

Hudson Yards hosts free live concerts every Wednesday from June through August on the Wells Fargo stage in Public Square & Gardens.

The Line-Up 2024

  • JULY 17 – RAY BULL

Power Hour

Join the free yoga, Pilates, and dance cardio fitness classes every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Public Square & Gardens, starting May 14th. Presented by Alo Yoga, the renowned wellness and activewear brand is situated on Level 2 of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. Plus, don’t miss out on the in-store gift card giveaway after each class!

If you would like to attend one of the courses, you can register on the official website.

Backyard Bites

Enjoy the summer vibes at Verano in the Public Square and Gardens, where delicious food, cool drinks, and a lively atmosphere await! Indulge in Mexican street food-inspired delights at this newest outdoor hotspot, offering stunning views of the Hudson River and breathtaking sunsets.

Wells Fargo customers get a skip-the-line chance, available on a first-come, first-served basis during peak times at Verano, open from May 2nd to November 3rd.

Family Fun

Experience a full day of family fun on May 18th with exciting activities, including a screening of DC League of Super-Pets on the 30-Foot Big Screen, a Jazzical performance by Mozart for Munchkins, and a live puppet show of “The Little Red Hen” by WonderSpark Puppets!

Indoors at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, kids can enjoy face painting and custom balloons by balloon artists, along with special family-friendly offers for shopping and dining. Seating is limited, so bring your own mats and blankets for added comfort.

Don’t miss Mozart for Munchkins, offering free monthly interactive family concerts every third Saturday from May to September at the Public Square and Gardens. Plus, enjoy immersive storytime sessions hosted by The New York Public Library, featuring read-aloud books, songs, and rhymes perfect for children aged 0-12, followed by a communal art activity.

Storytime with the New York Public Library

  • May 25: 1pm – 2pm
  • June 22: 10am – 12pm
  • July 27: 10am – 12pm
  • August 24: 10am – 12pm
  • September 28: 10am – 12pm
  • October 26: 10am – 12pm

Shakespeare at Sunset

Experience the bilingual musical adaptation of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS with 10 free performances in June. Enjoy the joyous 90-minute show filled with contemporary rhythms from Latin America, brought to you by the Public Theater at Hudson Yards’ Backyard this summer. Register here for more details.

Wells Fargo customers can reserve preferred seating for all Public Theater performances here, on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • June 6, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • June 7, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • June 8, 1:00pm – 2:30pm & 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • June 9, 1:00pm – 2:30pm & 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • June 13, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • June 14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • June 20, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • June 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Profilbild Steffen Kneist
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