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Events

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.

www.ronmcclure.com 

  Gotham Winds plus June 17 : 7 pm
 

A Double-Header: Classical + House Dance

Beginning the evenning, Gotham Winds, a classical woodwinds ensemble, returns to bring the delightful sounds of Mozart and other greats to the riverside to welcome the summer.

As the sun goes down, we will shift gears with the First Annual Deep House on the Hudson, featuring DJ CARLYNN of the House Musice Syndicate playing Deep House, Progressive, and Soulful House Music for your dancing enjoyment.

  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 Diego Voglino 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 & Her Joyride Quartet July 22nd : 7pm
 

Award-winning instrumentalist/vocalist/bandleader Cynthia Sayer is acclaimed by musicians, critics, and fans alike as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world today. Praised for her “drive and virtuosity” by the New York Times, Cynthia enchants audiences with her electrifying, swing-based performances wherever she appears.


http://www.cynthiasayer.com 

  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 another great concert! One of the highlights of the 2017 season. 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 :
  http://mimijazz.com
  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