2014 Central Park Film Festival

Movies have been shot in Central Park for over a century now (the first was “Romeo and Juliet” in 1908). So what better place to celebrate the world’s most iconic park?

Top Ten Central Park Movies

Join us at the 2014 Central Park Film Festival Aug. 18 through Aug. 22 to celebrate filmmaking in NYC:

Aug. 18: Big (PG)
Aug. 19: 
The Royal Tenenbaums (R)
Aug. 20: 
The Way We Were (PG)
Aug. 21: 
Ghostbusters (PG)
Aug. 22:  
Rear Window (PG)

Located on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive
Gates open at 6:30 pm, movies begin at 8:00 pm

Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. The Film Festival is free.
All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted:
Alcohol
Glass bottles
Chairs
Video cameras
Tape recorders

Ghetto Klown – John Leguizamo at Summerstage

An amazing night at Summerstage! Ghetto Klown is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s hugely popular personal and professional story. It follows in the unabashed, uncensored, and uninhibited tradition of his Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama, Freak, and Sexaholix…a Love Story. In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, leading audiences on a fever-pitch adventure and heating up the stage with vivid accounts of where he’s been and the colorful characters who have populated his life. Leguizamo takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career during the outrageous 80s avant-garde theatre scene, and on to the sets of major motion pictures and his roles opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would NEVER want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wikileaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”

John Leguizamo – Summerstage

JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S GHETTO KLOWN

Mon. 07/28 | 8:00PM – Mon. 07/28 | 10:00PM

EVENT DETAILS

This is a FREE show. Tickets are not required. Patrons will be admitted first come, first in, until the venue reaches capacity.

Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia,” as well as on “ER” and “Miami Vice,” is also one of the nation’s most accomplished stage performers. “Ghetto Klown” is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradition of his “Mambo Mouth,” “Spic-O-Rama,” “Freak,” and “Sexaholix … a Love Story.” In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that populate his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career and on to the sets of major motion pictures. Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”

 

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Shakespeare in the Park – King Lear

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, KING LEAR. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York’s most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park’s famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater’s free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

King Lear

July 25 – August 17

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

All performances begin at 8pm

Get ticket info here.

Philharmonic in Central Park 2014

Concerts in Central Park — July 11th+14th, 2014 Priceless Music, Absolutely Free

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars. This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and New York Philharmonic musicians give a Free Indoor Concert at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Fireworks by Bay Fireworks will follow the performances in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Major corporate support for the 2014 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks and the Free Indoor Concert has been provided by Time Warner Inc.

Concerts in the Parks – Central Park

Fri, Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM Concerts in the Parks – Central Park

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