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Bargemusic

Fulton Ferry Landing at Old Fulton and Furman Sts, New York City, NY
718/624-2083
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Ranked #214 of 851 attractions in New York City
Type: Concerts, Symphonies
Description: Classical music is hosted on a barge in the East River (near the Brooklyn Bridge).
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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Barge music is a place to hear chamber music with a view of Brooklyn bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The level of performance is very high, as is the level of audience. Here you will find real music lovers, not people who take their dress to a concert. I have been here several times over the past 20 years, and... More

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new york
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went for the New Year's evening performance and it was an unfortunate experience. We want to have wonderful classical music in Brooklyn but concerned about that future after an hour of slurry piano playing, uneven tempos and occasional bow screeching. Other people left when we did. Perhaps new talent is needed in this beautiful space.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I've lived in New York City my entire life, with the exceptions of some adventures in undergrad and the Far East, but I only just learned about Bargemusic a couple of months ago. While the music is the main draw, the view makes this place special. Beware, the barge is susceptible to disturbances in the water, i.e. if you get... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I'm almost afraid to share this "secret" find for fear it could overwhelm it. But rarely have I been pleased at so many levels. Easy to walk by and "see" without noticing, the small white barge next to the Water Taxi landing at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge offers: 1) Excellent classical music performances; 2) Stunning views of the... More

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Roslyn, New York
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157 reviews 157 reviews
51 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a unique place to hear beautiful music. You can look out at the New York skyline and sometimes even feel the slight movement of the barge. The musicians are top notch. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I fell in love with this place! It is romantic, beautiful, unique. The music selection is great, the view is splendid! It is the best place to take your other half and propose!

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DARIEN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

if you're looking for a great combination evening out this is for you. The saturday night concerts are very reasonable for an evening out in NYC. The audience is a nice mix--there were young couples, singles and the more typical "mature" chamber music followers. Brooklyn Heights is easy to get to, using one of the multiple subways or the water... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

If you like live chamber music, this is a wonderful and approachable experience. It is an under appreciated experience with the younger set. But it would be an excellent addition to any trip to NYC and Brooklyn.

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Washington, DC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I and my wife (who is a composer) thoroughly enjoyed a concert of new music for cello and piano, including George Crumb and Alfred Schnittke. This was part of the Here and Now Series, which is one of many series, which includes music from every era. The space, about 100 seats, which is perfect for chamber music.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Brooklyn dockside may seem a strange venue for classical music,but the trip downtown is certainly worthwhile.Listen to a great selection of classical music,with a few surprises and rarely heard composers,such as Ephraim Zimbalist,ancestor of the acting family.

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