In New York City, the options are endless – be it in restaurants, museums, concerts, or gatherings.  There can always be something to do or see, especially when it comes to entertainment.  On any given day, you’ll find dozens of options in live music, theatre, comedy, and dance! Add the summer sun and weekends, and the number of options goes through the roof!  With great programming at the Lincoln Center, Brooklyn BandshellCentral Park, and more, it’s can be a task to select what to do. To make the choice a little more difficult (or easier?), here are 3 reasons why you should attend Taalim’s performance at the RCTA Sunset Concert Series in Riverside Park on Saturday June 28 at 7pm.

1) Watch the sun set over the Hudson River

Tabla Drum Concert Soundcheck on Hudson River New York City

How close is the concert to the river? This is from soundcheck last year.

In the concrete world of New York City, it can be a challenge to appreciate nature’s beauty. (Don’t get us wrong, we love the parks!)  There is no better time to be on the west side of the city then at 7pm in the summer.  Bask in the warmth of the sun as it makes it way down the horizon, setting in a bounty of colors.  You don’t need to take our word on it – why else do you think the series is called the SUNSET concert series.  RCTA has shown a great setting for the concerts

2) Enjoy a summer evening outdoors

After the Polar Vortex, and winter that lasted through to April, it’s time to forget that the Hudson River froze several months ago and make the most of the warm summer weather!  Breathe in some fresh air under the trees, sit on the grass, and enjoy the breeze from the Hudson River.

3) Listen to beautiful music

While reasons 1 and 2 set the stage, the music will make the evening complete.  Listen to the soothing melodies of the sitar by Indro Roy-Chowdhury and the rhythms of the Indian drums tabla by Mike Lukshis.  Raag and taal of Hindustani classical music come together in this duet performance.

Still not convinced? Here’s one more reason – IT’S FREE!

Join us on Saturday June 28 at Riverside Park near the tennis lawns at 97th Street at 7pm and don’t forget to bring your friends!

Tabla Drum Sitar Concert New York City