Madison Square Park Music June 20–August 8. Every Wednesday evening this summer, the Madison Square Park Conservancy presents The Oval Lawn Series, a chance to see free world-class performances outdoors in Madison Square Park. The 10th anniversary season presents performers in folk, bluegrass, soul, R&B, Americana and jazz. The lineup includes James Maddock and Band, Nellie McKay, Bettye LaVette and many more. Madison Ave. and 23rd St. http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/news/mad-sq-music-oval-lawn-series-2012
Midsummer Night Swing June 26–July 14. Take dance from big band swing and jump blues to classic mambo, and from tango to soul/R&B to salsa. Learn salsa, merengue and tango from top dance teachers on July 14, from 3 to 4:30pm. http://www.nycgo.com/events/midsummer-night-swing Damrosch Park W. 62nd St. bet. Columbus and Amsterdam Aves
Saturday: Bronx NYC Parks & Recreation 2nd Annual Summer Festival. It will be a fun filled day of fun and games, Kubic’s Cube, Robotics, sports, fitness, stage performances, music, arts & crafts, giveaways, and an awesome Swiss Cottage Puppet show for children of all ages.West Bronx Recreation Center, Bronx
King Manor Museum 12–4p.m.Enjoy summer crafts, stories, games, and even make your own ice cream at this fun family event. (in Rufus King Park), Queens
Sunday: SummerStage in Redhook: Hannibal Buress with Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz
7:30 p.m. For the first time ever, Comedy Central Live is expanding and holding a SummerStage event in the outer boroughs in addition to the annual “Comedy Central Park” event in Central Park. The inaugural show, Comedy Central Live Presents: Hannibal Buress, will take place in Brooklyn and also feature comedians Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz. comedycentral.com
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