Three Saturdays of live music, ice cream and actives are being held on the East River Esplanade | Upper East Site
Three Saturdays of live music, ice cream and actives are being held on the East River Esplanade | Upper East Site

Three Saturdays of Free Live Music and Ice Cream on the East River Esplanade

Summer may be winding down, but now there’s plenty of fall fun to be had here on the Upper East Side. Friends of the East River Esplanade, the non-profit that works to preserve the East River waterfront, is holding three Saturday afternoon events in the coming weeks, packed with live music, ice cream and fun for the whole family.

All three events are part of ‘Saturdays at Aycock,’ featuring the perfect combination of live music on the waterfront, free ice cream and activities from Craft Studio to keep the kids busy.

Alice Aycock pavilion is located where East 60th Street Meets the East River Esplanade | Upper East Site
Alice Aycock pavilion is located where East 60th Street Meets the East River Esplanade | Upper East Site

It’s all being held under the Alice Aycock pavilion— the large, red, roofless structure, located where East 60th Street meets the East River Esplanade— from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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First, on Saturday, September 17th, there will be a Latin jazz band and free salsa lessons, so remember to wear your dancing shoes.

Three Saturdays of live music, ice cream and actives are being held on the East River Esplanade | Upper East Site
Three Saturdays of live music, ice cream and actives are being held on the East River Esplanade | Upper East Site

Then on Saturday, October 1st, we’re told the grass in the center of Alice Aycock pavilion will open to the public— currently, it is fenced off so there’s no access for people or pet. A funky soul dance band is set to perform.

Wrapping up the fall music series on Saturday, October 29th, is a live performance by Long Island country crooner Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks.

Saturdays at Aycock is presented by Friends of the East River Esplanade | Upper East Site
Saturdays at Aycock is presented by Friends of the East River Esplanade | Upper East Site

Part of the East River Esplanade is closed off for construction of the Hospital for Special Surgery’s new tower over the FDR Drive, so the best places to enter are from East 60th Street or by using the pedestrian bridge on East 63rd Street east of York Avenue.

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