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Elvis Costello at SummerStage 2017

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

June 15th

Elvis Costello is nothing short of legendary. With one of the most prolific careers in music today, he has his sublimely talented fingers in more musical pots and genres than one can count. His breakout on to the British pub scene of the ‘70s quickly saw him become a pioneer of the punk and new-wave movements. With his critically acclaimed 1977 debut album My Aim Is True in the bag, Costello assembled The Attractions as his backers. Over the years, Costello has collaborated with Burt Bacharach, Paul McCartney, and jazz-pianist Diana Krall (his wife), and penned songs for Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, No Doubt and James Brown – all showcasing his stunning diversity in varying styles. With a Grammy win, Oscar nom, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and inclusion on tons of Rolling Stone ‘best’ lists, Costello is a premier name in the business. He now tours with The Imposters, as he continues to reimagine and reinvent musical forms.

 

Second Annual OZY FEST at SummerStage in Central Park

OZY Media announced today the second annual OZY FEST to take place Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at Rumsey Playfield in New York City’s Central Park (OZY.com/ozyfest2017).

OZY FEST, described by The New York Times as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” features entertainers, innovators, and thought leaders on the cutting edge. This year’s lineup includes pop star Jason Derulo, comedian Samantha Bee, authors Malcolm Gladwell and Ta-Nehisi Coates, NFL linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, HBO’s Issa Rae, celebrity chef Eddie Huang, award winning journalist Katie Couric, and many more.

OZY FEST gives you a delicious taste of all the things you care about,” says Carlos Watson, OZY co-founder and CEO. “When else can you be in the heart of New York City, in Central Park with the biggest stars, best chefs, and brightest thinkers. Come ready to eat, think, and rock, and you’ll come away smarter, fresher, and better than before.”

OZY FEST is something you experience — not something you just attend. Last year’s inaugural event attracted nearly 5,000 guests who interacted with art, engaged with provocative speakers, tasted inventive food and partied to live music, all in one place. In 2016, the festival featured music headliners Will.i.am, Wyclef Jean and Andra Day; a conversation with Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer; panel discussions with Senator Cory Booker, Karl Rove, Malcolm Gladwell; art exhibits with Kazuhiro Tsuji; and food from celeb Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.  Watch a recap video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74u90XIQgjw

Tickets to OZY FEST 2017 will be available for limited purchase on http://www.ticketfly.com/ starting Monday May 8.  General admission tickets are $50.00, and VIP passes are $125.00 and include an exclusive viewing lounge, beer, wine, and snacks.

Performances and Conversations with Musicians, Comedians and Entertainers:

  • Jason Derulo; singer songwriter
  • Issa Rae; actress, writer and star of hit show ‘Insecure’ on HBO
  • RuPaul; Emmy award winning TV star of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ on VH1
  • Zara Larsson; singer songwriter
  • Talib Kweli; hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist

Thought Leadership Presentations, Panels and Discussions From:

  • Samantha Bee; host of ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee‘ on TBS and comedian
  • Malcolm Gladwell; journalist and best-selling author, The Tipping Point, Blink
  • Katie Couric; Award winning journalist and Yahoo! Global News Anchor
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates; author and journalist; National Correspondent for The Atlantic
  • Adam Grant; professor at UPenn’s Wharton School of Business; best-selling author, Originals and Give and Take
  • Van Jones; CNN political contributor, author and social activist
  • Von Miller; linebacker for the Denver Broncos, 2015 Super Bowl MVP
  • Whitney Wolfe; Founder & CEO of Bumble, Co-founder of Tinder
  • Grover Norquist; Founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform
  • Michael Moe; Founder, Chairman, and CEO of GSV Asset Management

Mouth-watering food inventions and demonstrations From:

  • Eddie Huang; world renowned restaurateur, chef, food personality, and author

Outrageous Live Performance Art and Exhibits From:

  • London Kaye; street artist and crochet artist

To learn more visit:
http://www.ozy.com
OZY.com/ozyfest2017
https://www.facebook.com/Ozy

About OZY Media
With 25 million monthly unique users and 2 million subscribers, OZY brings readers “the new and the next,” offering 100% original content, with a focus on the future, via unique OZY News, OZY Magazine, OZY TV and OZY Events products. Called “the new media magnet for the news hungry” by Fortune magazine, OZY’s in-depth and high-quality journalism has attracted a number of high-profile media partners including The New York Times, NPR, PBS NewsHour, TED, The Financial Times, The Huffington Post and many more, as well as guest editors including Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Founded in 2013 by Emmy award winning journalist Carlos Watson and co-founder Samir Rao, the OZY team is based in Mountain View, CA and backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including Laurene Powell Jobs, Ron Conway, David Drummond, Larry Sonsini and Dan Rosensweig and a significant investment from publishing giant Axel Springer.

Contacts:
Anne Muscarella  / Director of Communications, OZY Media  / anne@ozy.com
Rebecca Shapiro or Kerri Brusca / Shore Fire Media  /rshapiro@shorefire.com or kbrusca@shorefire.com

SOURCE OZY Media

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Shakespeare in the Park 2017

Time to start thinking about the 2017 Shakespeare in the Park season. This summer, Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis will helm a production of the Bard’s Julius Caesar; following that, Public Works founder Lear deBessonet will direct A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Oskar Eustis directs JULIUS CAESAR, Shakespeare’s play of politics and power, last seen in the Park 17 years ago. Rome’s leader, Julius Caesar, is a force unlike any the city has seen. Magnetic, populist, irreverent, he seems bent on absolute power. A small band of patriots, devoted to the country’s democratic traditions, must decide how to oppose him. Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary.  JULIUS CAESAR, only staged at the Delacorte Theater once before in 2000, was directed by Barry Edelstein and featured David McCallum in the title role, Jeffrey Wright as Mark Antony, and Jamey Sheridan as Brutus.

In July, the Delacorte Theater will transform into the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion, young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairytale fantasia that proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Lear deBessonet, Founder of The Public Theater’s groundbreaking Public Works program and Resident Director, brings her electric theatrical vision to the classic romance about the supernatural nature of love.

“There is no difficulty in the world that Shakespeare can’t address,” Eustis said in a statement. “In our troubled times, the majesty of Julius Caesar and the joy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are as necessary as beauty.”The summer season will also include Hair to Hamilton, an all-star celebration of musicals developed at the Public. The gala event will take place on June 5 at the Delacorte.

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

JUL3

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!


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