I had the good fortune to hear jazz pianist Jon Batiste a few years ago, and his performance was riveting. Join me for this free concert in Central Park's SummerStage (see map for exact location, a bit south of 72nd St. on the east side of the park: http://www.skatecity.com/nyc/where/centralparkmap.html). The show starts at 3 so let's meet at 2:30.
You may bring food but no alcohol, glass bottles, or folding chairs. They are strict about this! Food and drink will be available for sale inside the gates. There is usually some bleacher seating but you may want to bring a blanket or towel in case we do not get seating there. More details about the artists and venue rules can be found here: http://summerstage.donyc.com/event/2014/06/29/bluenote-jazz-festival-jon-batiste