Rec Field on Wednesday summer nights is the place to be when New Castle’s Department of Parks & Recreation holds their annual Summer Concert Series. The free series usually starts the first Wednesday after July 4th and concludes around the first or second week of August. Expect to see families dancing or relaxing on the lawn plus children participating in kids’ activities. The concerts cover a wide swath of musical genres including classical, Americana, jazz, R & B, Motown, 90s music and an ever-popular Bruce Springsteen band.
An annual summer tradition for the past 30 years, the concerts begin at 7 p.m. with the bands taking center stage on the Gazebo. Recently food trucks have been a welcome addition to the mix. Commuters love coming off the train catching live music and families love interacting with their neighbors and just taking in the beautiful summer nights with a lovely musical backdrop. Concertgoers recommend bringing lawn chairs and blankets and anything you wish to dine on al fresco. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. To check on the location of a concert, please call the Recreation and Parks Department events hotline at 914 238-2540.