Rocks Off Concert Cruises Aboard The Temptress
Pier 81, 41St. at West Side Hwy.; 212-571-3304
Make waves for this indie-rock-driven lineup featuring dub godfather Lee "Scratch" Perry (8/24), prog-core stalwarts Clutch (8/27), and buzz band VietNam (8/29).
• Dates: Through Oct. 20
• Cost: $25–$35
NYC Rockin' the River Cruises Aboard the Sightseer XII
Pier 83, 42nd St. at West Side Hwy.; 212-563-3200
Float to heaven on the alt-country strains of Son Volt (8/16) or the soulful sounds of Martin Sexton (8/23).
• Dates: Through Aug. 23
• Cost: $35–$55
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Old Fulton St. at Water St., Red Hook, Brooklyn; 718-624-2083
Go overboard for classical music and jazz. Still-to-come this summer are a night of Benny Goodman (8/23), an evening devoted to the great Russian masters (8/24 and 8/26), and a premiere from rising, young composer Alexandra Du Bois (9/1–9/2).
• Dates: Year-round
• Cost: $20–$50