August 2011 - Central Park

Hurricane Clean-up in Central Park

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Central Park Weekend Events for 8/19/11

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2011 Central Park Film Festival

Music is the theme at the ninth annual Central Park Film Festival, which brings free movies to the heart of Manhattan for five nights, Aug. 23-27. From rock to country, the films will celebrate great musicians and the best in popular music, with each night showcasing a different musical icon. . . . → Read More: 2011 Central Park Film Festival

The Scene @ Tavern: Ice Cream Demonstration

Kids on the Scene: Ice Cream Demonstration . . . → Read More: The Scene @ Tavern: Ice Cream Demonstration

SHELEBRATION at SummerStage!


Lou Reed

Truly an amazing evening, despite the inclement weather. Silverstein’s songs and poems were seamlessly woven into a remarkable tapestry of performances – ranging from Suzanne Vega to Dan Zanes to Lou Reed. It was a celebration of the wonder and enchantment of a famed illustrator, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning songwriter – Shel Silverstein.

This amazing evening featured an exceptional gathering of musicians and special celebrity guests performing unique interpretations of Silverstein’s beloved songs and poetry as well as the debut of works from Silverstein’s forthcoming poetry collection, Every Thing On It. Performers for this evening spanned the world of music, comedy and television including Melvin Van Peebles, Martha Wainwright, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Shilpa Ray, Dan Zanes, Gary Lucas, Pat Dailey, Bobby Bare Jr., The Handsome Family, Janine Nichols, Chloe Webb, Kembra Pfahler, Duke McVinnie, Terry Adams, Annabella Sciorra, Roswell Rudd, Reggie Bennett, Emily Haines, Richard Belzer, Don Fleming, Darrell Hammond, Sally Timms of the Mekons, Suzanne Vega, John Ventimiglia, Jodie Markell, the voice of Ken Nordine and many more.

Martha Wainright


Shel Silverstein is best known as the author and illustrator of many iconic books of prose and poetry, including such modern classics as “The Giving Tree,” “Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back,” “Where the Sidewalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic.” These works are characterized by their deft mixing of the sly, the serious, the macabre and the just plain . . . → Read More: SHELEBRATION at SummerStage!

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