Lots to do this holiday weekend in Central Park!
Freedom Party® NYC 13 Year Anniversary
July 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Freedom Party® is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history. Winner of Village Voice’s esteemed “Best Dance Party 2015,” Papermag‘s highlycoveted award for “Best Party (People’s Choice)” and runner up in URB Mag’s “Best Party” (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth to provide a place for people from all walks of life to dance and be free. Today, it is a bona fide nightlife institution, with monthly events in both Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well. Playing a tight mix of danceable, soulful hits across all genres of music from the 60s through today, Freedom continues to fill its dance floor each week with fun, beautiful people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable, true NYC party experience.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
at Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park), Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Connie Reagan Blake, Len Cabral, Laura Simms, and Lisa Marie Nedergaard will lead a special Independence Day Celebration and share Appalachian, Caribbean, and Danish stories with accompaniment from cellist Lynn Andersen.
Category: Best for Kids
at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours
Sunday, July 3, 2016
at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
This year’s Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, park adventures, puppetry, and more!
Category: Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids
Monday, July 4, 2016
at Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 2016 summer season with an exhibition of contemporary photography that highlights the city’s most popular warm weather amenities—its public pools and beaches.