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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 #176 of 862 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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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I attended a concert here recently in which a group of musicians visiting from St Petersburg performed a number of lighter pieces. The show was excellent with the music enhanced by the slight rocking motion of the barge. The atmosphere is refreshingly casual and I found myself chatting amicably with those around me, as well as a young composer, one... More

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New Rochelle, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been going to Barge music for over 25 years. The first time was with our 5 year old son. Olga asked if he was studying violin, which he was. When she heard that, she had him sit on the stage with the musicians "so he would feel the vibration". We have heard amazing performances here including Steven Beck... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This didn't exist when I was growing in Brooklyn Heights. I'm glad my Mom took us today. It can be a little strange with the barge rocking, but how many concerts do you get to speak with the orchestra and look through the windows and watch the passing street scene? A great evening! http://iamanauthorimustauth.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/august-3rd-2014-the-brooklyn-waterfront/

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Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
53 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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