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Valerie June at SummerStage in Central Park

VALERIE JUNE / ALOYSIUS 3 / JALEN N’GONDA / DJ BOOGIE BLIND

Sunday, August 27, 2017

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021

Singularly unique voice that blurs the lines between genres and eras, resulting in an eclectic blend of folk, soul, country, R&B and blues

VALERIE JUNE

It’s rare to encounter someone whose voice is as universally extolled as Valerie June’s. The colossally talented, Tennessee-raised singer-songwriter took the music realm by soulful storm with her 2013 bombshell hit album Pushin’ Against a Stone. Heralded as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents” by The New York Times, and ruled “Unstoppable” by Rolling Stone (along with countless other accolades from esteemed music publications), June had truly arrived. Not one to rush things (she has a remarkable affinity for, and appreciation of, ‘time,’ and the transient nature of being), she spent the following years cultivating and developing her sophomore release, The Order of Time. The unadulterated success of her first album gave June the confidence and freedom to experiment with forms and genre, evidenced on this swirling blues, soul, country, R&B and folk masterpiece of a follow-up. Listen for her inventive use of banjos on multiple tracks, for a glimpse into her brilliant musical psyche.

Landforms: A History of Central Park’s Fort Landscape Exhibit

Now Open: Spring 2016 – Fall 2017 Daily, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (Inside Central Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

Learn how natural features in Central Park’s north end played an important role in shaping our city’s – and our nation’s – history.

This exhibit reveals fascinating finds of archaeological and historical investigations conducted as part of the Central Park Conservancy’s recent restoration of the Fort Landscape.

Exhibit Highlights: Geological Foundations

The topography of the present-day Fort Landscape was formed by a glacier that scraped Manhattan schist bedrock out of the earth millions of years ago. Try your hand at moving a glacier across Manhattan!

Military History

The Fort Landscape’s high ground and expansive views made it an important strategic outlook while its rocky, swampy terrain made it difficult to infiltrate. The area was fortified by the British during the Revolutionary War and re-used by the Americans during the War of 1812. Pose with an artistic rendering of the kind of Gatehouse used to control access to the area in wartime!

Establishing the Park and Restoring its Beauty

Central Park’s designers recognized the scenic value of the area’s geography, as well as the cultural importance of the historical events that took place there, and sought to integrate and preserve both. Carrying on their tradition, the Central Park Conservancy has worked to re-create historic features in the Fort Landscape for all to appreciate. Learn how we do it!

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2017 Central Park Film Festival

Join us at the 2017 Central Park Film Festival to celebrate our City with a lineup of movies filmed in New York. The Film Festival is a beloved summer tradition that showcases great films in a great urban park. The Film Festival is free. Tickets are not required.

August 21, 2017 Marcus Garvey Park (the Lawn; enter at Fifth Avenue and 124th Street)

Annie – 2014 (PG)

August 22, 2017 Marcus Garvey Park (the Lawn; enter at Fifth Avenue and 124th Street)

The Wiz – 1978 (G)

August 23, 2017 Central Park (Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive)

The Great Gatsby – 2013 (PG-13)

August 24, 2017 Central Park (Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive)

Saturday Night Fever – 1977 (R)

August 25, 2017 Central Park (Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive)

The Godfather – 1972 (R)

August 26, 2017 Central Park (Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive)

Spider-Man 3 – 2007 (PG-13)

Details

Gates open at 6:30 pm DJ from 6:30 pm until movie starts at 8:00 pm All movies are open captioned.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders.

Event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

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All Time Low / SWMRS / Waterparks / The Wrecks at SummerStage in Central Park

July 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm $39.50 – $45 Buy Tickets

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs.

All Time Low

Heralded as one of the best pop-punk bands of the modern era, a precocious All Time Low crew began their journey in 2003 when they formed just outside of Baltimore, while still in high school. Now seemingly always on tour, this hard working quartet was first invited on the Vans Warped Tour in 2007. Soon after, their 2nd album was released, So Wrong, It’s Right, which skyrocketed to #62 on the Billboard 200, catapulting them into the limelight of not just the punk scene but of the world stage. Since then, they’ve sold well over 1.2 million albums, chocked up over 100 million YouTube views and have appeared on all the biggest late night shows. This past year, fans across the globe have been doting over their live album Straight to DVD II: Past, Present, and Future Hearts, and the brand new single “Dirty Laundry,” a surprisingly poignant relationship ballad.

SWMRS

Harkening back to the punk glory days of yore, SWMRS is a hyper-politically energized band with something to say. As evidenced by their distinct influences, from the apparent (The Clash, The Ramones) to the less obvious (Public Enemy, Kurt Cobain, The Beach Boys), this electrifying quartet is all about staying true to oneself and freeing your inner voice. Initially . . . → Read More: All Time Low / SWMRS / Waterparks / The Wrecks at SummerStage in Central Park


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