Pope Francis in Central Park

Global Citizen Festival


The 2015 Global Citizen Festival is on September 26th in New York City’s Central Park. Take Action to end extreme poverty on this page for your chance to earn FREE tickets. The video to the left explains how your actions will earn you tickets.

2015 is the year for the movement to end poverty. This September at the UN General Assembly in New York, world leaders from 193 countries will announce new GLOBAL GOALS designed to fight inequality, protect our planet, and end extreme poverty by 2030. The festival is a critical lever for achieving policy and financial commitments that will shape the success of the Global Goals over the next 15 years.


Take action here to end extreme poverty and earn a chance at free tickets to the Global Citizen Festival. Get started by taking Action Journey 3. Each completed journey earns you a unique entry for tickets. Complete all the action journeys to maximize your chances, and your impact.

You must create a Global Citizen account to be able to enter the Festival draw.

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2015 Central Park Film Festival

This year’s lineup of films is an eclectic collection of favorites from the 70’s and 80’s

Tuesday, Aug 25: Fame (R) Wednesday, Aug 26: The Blues Brothers (R) Thursday, Aug 27: Airplane! (PG) Friday, Aug 28: Raging Bull (R) Saturday, Aug 29: Superman II (PG)


Located on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (Terrace Drive) Please enter the Park at 72nd Street at Central Park West or Fifth Avenue.


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. Tickets are not required.

All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: Alcoholic beverages Glass bottles Chairs Video cameras

Shakespeare in the Park – How to get Tickets

Jonathan Groff explains how to get free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park. For more info visit publictheater.org

Creative Time in Central Park – Drifting in Daylight

On Friday, May 15th, Creative Time will unveil Drifting in Daylight, a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park. Drifting in Daylight includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. This free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.