The RCTA knows how to throw a party.
The RCTA is first and foremost a community organization and every year the RCTA hosts several picnics, parties, fundraising events and free concerts, all of which are open to the public. As a tennis-related association, the RCTA also hosts dozens of tennis events, including tournaments and round-robins, which are generally for RCTA members.
Below is a comprehensive chronological list of all events scheduled for the current season. Separate concert and tournament listings can be found on their respective pages.
The Spring Party is at the Peter Jay Sharp Volunteer House near 107th Street. All other events are at the tennis courts unless otherwise noted.
RCTA picnics, parties, and concerts are open to everyone and RCTA membership is not required. It is required for RCTA tennis events, such as tournaments and speed tennis. Click HERE to join the association.
2017 EVENTS CALENDAR
|Mixed Doubles Open||May 20-21|
|Women's Open Doubles||June 10 &11|
|Ron McClure & Friends -- Jazz||June 10th : 7 pm|
Once again, perennial favorite and world-renowned jazz bassist Ron McClure opens the season. During his illustrious career, Ron has played with Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Herbie Mann and Blood Sweat and Tears. Ron has played every season at the RCTA summer series for the past 15 years. He's also a fine tennis player.
|Gotham Winds||June 17 : 7 pm|
This classical woodwinds ensemble brings the delightful sounds of Mozart and other greats to the riverside to welcome the summer.
|Men's Open Doubles||June 24 & 25|
|Twisting Faith - Blues, Rock & Funk||June 24th : 7pm|
|Ken Greenfield and Twisting Faith will perform traditional rock & roll/blues with a funk groove. www.twistingfaith.com|
|Debbie Deane||July 1 : 7pm|
|Debbie Deane's quartet brings a sophistated jazz nuance to her engaging blues and pop songs -- some original, some old favorites. Debbie, on vocals and keys will be joined Sean Moran on guitar, , Jim Whitney on bass, and John Mettam on drums.|
|Men's 60+ Singles||July 8 & 9|
|Leon & The Peoples||July 8 :|
|Reggae Soul. www.leonandthepeoples.net|
|Women's Open Singles||July 15 & 16|
|NO CONCERT - NYC Triathlon||July 15 :|
|RCTA Summer Concert Series will take a one-week break as the swim portion of the NYC Triathlon uses the concert lawn.|
|Cynthia Sayer||July 22nd : 7pm|
Internationaly renowned banjo artist Cynthia Sayer brings her swing-based jazz style to Riverside Park.
|Efendi||July 29th : 7 pm|
|Efendi are back, headed by Scott Wilson playing his unique "Baglama Hydra"—a combination oud, saz, and bouzouki—perform music from Turkey, Armenia, Israel, and Greece. Mr. Wilson always shows up with a Belly Dancer, who charms the young and old alike. Great fun for the kids.|
|Men's Open Singles||July 29-Aug. 13|
|CCB Reggae All-Stars||August 5 : 7pm|
|Rickytee and his CCB Reggae All-Stars are back for 2016's season closer! Bring your drums and any percussion instruments you might have down to the river and join in fun. Dancing, singing and audience participation is encouraged.|
|Mimi and the Podd Bros.||Aug 12th :|
|Men's 45+ Singles||Aug. 12-Aug 20|
|Los Hermanos Cintron||Aug 19 : 7pm|
|Favorites Los Hermons Cintron close out the 2017 season with the Fabulous Flamenco music from the spanish guitars of Rafael & Cristobal Cintron. www.thecintronbrothers.com Accompanied by a Flamenco dancer.|
|Women's 45+ Singles||Aug 19 & 20|
|Men's B Singles||Aug. 26-Sept 3|
|Men's 60+ Doubles||Sept 16|
|Women's 45+ Doubles||Sep 17|
|Men's 45+ Doubles||Sept. 23|