July 4th Weekend in Central Park!

Lots to do this holiday weekend in Central Park!

Freedom Party® NYC 13 Year Anniversary

July 2 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm

Freedom Party® NYC 

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

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

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
Free!

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

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

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Central Park Conservancy Family Performance Festival: Central Park Players

at The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

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
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 4, 2016

Exhibition – SPF16: NYC Pools and Beaches in Contemporary Photography

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.
Category: Art
Free!

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Hiking
Free!

July 4th weekend in Central Park 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Conservatory Garden (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park.
Category: NatureHistoryTours
Free!

July 5th

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the “Manhattan Adirondacks.”
Category: NatureHistoryTours
Free!

July 5th

Central Park Tour: Belvedere’s Kingdom

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock.
Category: EducationHistoryTours

July 5th

SummerStage Presents: Teddy Afro / Noura Mint Seymali / HaHu Dance Crew

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Raised by musical parents, it was apparent at an early age that Tewodros Kassahun, (now know as Teddy Afro) had a deep love of music.
Category: ConcertsDance
Free!

July 5th

Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park), Manhattan

8:00 p.m.
Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado…
Category: TheaterFree Summer TheaterShakespeare in the Parks
Free!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Pier Kids: Wildlife Theater

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater brings Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure packed with singing, science and fun!
Category: Arts & CraftsEducationKids
Free!

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders.
Category: HistoryTours

Family Performance Festival: Musical Adventures in Central Park

at Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade (in Central Park), Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover more about the Park and the finely “tuned” way in which mother nature works with George Steele as you sing along with him.
Category: EducationNatureKids
Free!

Best For
Kids

Central Park Tour: At Play in Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn about the Park’s history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.
Category: NatureHistoryTours

SummerStage Presents: Global Family Day: Okee Dokee Brothers / Hybrid Movement Company / Shaun Parker & Company / Acrobuffos / National Dance Institute

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Global Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances!
Category: Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids