August 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – $47.50
By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.
Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes
This ground-breaking orchestral program – curated by the Garcia Family – features Garcia’s original compositions, as well as classic interpretations of his timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia and the Grateful Dead’s shows. Collaborating with a full symphony orchestra, renowned vocalist/guitarist Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, The Dead) lends his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B and jazz to Garcia’s masterworks.
“I’m very excited about doing these shows. We’ve chosen a very diverse list of songs from the extensive Jerry Garcia related catalog and in the true spirit of the original music we’ll be leaving room for improvisation and approaching the symphonic arrangements from a non-traditional direction. We are also going to vary the setlists to some extent for fans that want to attend multiple shows,” says Haynes, who brings an intimate knowledge of the material, having performed extensively with The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends.
Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords / Eugene Mirman
July 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
| Sold Out
Ryan Adams is a multiple-Grammy-nominated singer songwriter from Jacksonville, NC who has released a veritable onslaught of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums since 2000. Among the most recent of these was September 2014’s Ryan Adams. Written, recorded and produced by Adams, the album led off with “Gimme Something Good,” the first vinyl single to go #1 at the Amazon.com music store, and entered the Billboard chart at career high #4. The album earned two nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Rock Song for “Gimme Something Good” and Best Rock Album. In Fall 2015, Adams commemorated the release of his full-album cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 by appearing as the first music guest on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, then opening Jimmy Kimmel Live’s week of shows airing from New York, playing (of course) “Welcome To New York” from 1989.
Lots to do this holiday weekend in Central Park!
Freedom Party® NYC 13 Year Anniversary
July 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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.
at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park), Manhattan
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