New York's SummerStage & Coney Island Music Fest Concerts Canceled Due to Extreme Heat

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Atmosphere at the beach in Coney Island during a heat wave on July 20, 2019 in New York City. 

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a declaration of a heat emergency for New York City for this weekend, as temperatures rise to nearly 100 degrees Saturday and Sunday, but will feel like 110 to 111 degrees. As a result, a number of NYC events are getting cancelled for safety, now including Summerstage and Coney Island Music Festival.   

Both events are stopping performances scheduled for July 20 and 21. However, SummerStage will still proceed with its planned Jody Watley show in Corporal Thompson Park on Friday night and Sunday's free SummerStage concert at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island with Thee NY Night Train: Soul Clap & Dance-Off Live Review and DJ Jonathan Toubin. Find more information here.  


The one-day Coney Island Music Festival was scheduled to feature performances from The Feelies, The Mystery Lights, Bane’s World, Spanish group Los Wilds, The Advertisers, Miranda & The Beat, Jeanines and more. In a statement on their website, the festival will be postponed with a new date to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Earlier in the day, Ozy Fest, featuring appearances from Spike Lee, Megan Rapinoe, Mark Cuban, Trevor Noah and John Legend in Central Park was canceled due to the heat.



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