Bryant Park Picnic Performances (BPPP) offers a stellar array of performances by the city’s leading arts organizations, along with all you need to make an evening comfortable: blankets to borrow, food and drinks for purchase, free activities, and the beautiful Lawn. BPPP series have included: Shakespeare with the acclaimed Drilling Company perform two of the Bard’s greatest plays, Hamlet, and Othello. Latin Dance Festival: Celebrate dance with live music by superb bands and expert dance instruction led by Talia Castro-Pozo. Contemporary Dance: Some of the city’s best dance companies perform their latest works. Curated by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Accordions Around the World: This series brings accordionists from a wide range of styles and traditions to the park for weekly performances. Curated by Ariana Hellerman. Carnegie Hall Citywide: Five concerts featuring outstanding artists and a wide range of musical genres, culminating with the four-hour Citywide Night. Emerging Music Festival: Music lovers pack the lawn on consecutive evenings in August to hear NYC’s best up-and-coming bands, including indie rock, soul, and funk. New York City Opera: Extraordinary hour-long performances produced by New York City Opera. Revelations Celebration Community Workshop: Learn excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, the world’s most popular work of modern dance, led by Nasha Thomas.