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Entertainment Series Backyard at Hudson Yards Launches May 5

Entertainment Series Backyard at Hudson Yards Launches May 5

Families will enjoy weekly concerts, food, movie nights, kids programming and much more.

Get ready for some family fun! Hudson Yards announced its 2022 programming for its popular Backyard at Hudson Yards series, and it's set to delight families across the city. Presented by Wells Fargo, the series kicks off May 5 and will run through Oct. 31. 

For the first time, Backyard at Hudson Yards will host a 10-week concert series programmed by The Bowery Presents. Today's emerging artists are set to take the stage as part of the concert series, but stay tuned—the performance lineup will be announced later on!

Other family fun throughout the Backyard includes sports tournaments, fun-filled kids programming, outdoor fitness classes, a lot of dining options and so much more.

“Over the years, New Yorkers have made Hudson Yards their home-away-from-home and we continually strive to show up for the greatest community in the world. This summer, we will be adding a weekly concert series offering yet another reason to gather with your friends, family, and colleagues to have fun and spread joy,” said Stacey Feder, Hudson Yards chief marketing officer. “With our partners at Wells Fargo, we are able to offer something for everyone, from foodies to families to music and movie buffs, consistently making Backyard one of the most vibrant outdoor destinations in the city.”

What to Expect at Backyard at Hudson Yards 2022

This year, Backyard at Hudson Yards presented by Wells Fargo will feature:

Summer Concerts: Enjoy a series of live outdoor concerts programmed by The Bowery Presents—all for free! Wednesdays, June 1-Aug. 3; 6pm. 

The Big Screen: Games, series and tournaments will be played on the 30-foot Big Screen featuring popular international sporting events from golf, basketball and hockey and more. Screenings are free for all visitors and seating is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Backyard Bites: Enjoy outdoor dining at JIBS, the New England-style lobster shack open daily, or choose from a rotating selection of local favorite food trucks, which will also be available daily.

Family Fun: Union Square Play is returning Aug. 4-31 with an immersive play experience in a fully outfitted outdoor yurt. Children aged 0-5 will be transported into a world of play in this ticketed class designed by Jennie Monness. Daily, 9am-8pm. Ticket reservation required.

Movie Nights: Blockbusters on The Big Screen will be shown on Thursdays  beginning Sept. 15. Full film line-up to be announced later this year!

Power Hour: Work up a sweat at SoulCycle’s outdoor tent, where riders can take a signature class.

What You Need to Know About Visiting Backyard at Hudson Yards

Where is Hudson Yards located?

Hudson Yards is located on Manhattan's West Side, between 10 and 12 Avenues, from West 30 to West 34 Streets. 

When is Backyard at Hudson Yards open?

Backyard at Hudson Yards runs May 1-Oct. 31, 2022. Hours vary for individual events and activities. 

How much is admission to Backyard at Hudson Yards?

It depends on which activity. Some are free, while others require an admission fee. 
For more information, visit or follow Hudson Yards on Facebook or Instagram.

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