Top 10 Celebrity Favorite Places in Central Park

Top celebrities including Tina Fey, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Alex Rodriguez, Kelly Ripa and many more head to Central Park when they want to chill out and relax. Emmy award winning TV host and correspondent Karen Schaler shows us all the highlights in the new weekly TRAVEL THERAPY videos series with the help of Jeryl Brunner, author of My City, My New York, an insider guide sharing the favorite places famous people in New York like to go!

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Liam Gallagher & Richard Ashcroft at SummerStage in Central Park

LIAM GALLAGHER AND RICHARD ASHCROFT Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:30 pm) SummerStage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

BUY TICKETS $49.50

After achieving major success as frontmen for two of England’s most renowned rock bands, Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft have broken from their respective groups to pursue solo careers, welcoming new collaborators, and removing themselves from the limitations of assigned genres. Gallagher, the former lead singer of Brit-pop/rock acts, Oasis and Beady Eye, released his first independent album, As You Were, in October 2017. Applying expertly-crafted melodies to instrumentation reminiscent of 1960s rock music, the album highlights Gallagher’s many years of songwriting experience. Debuting at number one in the UK, As You Were eventually became certified platinum, earning Gallagher the highest single-week vinyl sales in 20 years. Like Gallagher, Ashcroft has been able to use his background as lead singer for British alt-rock band, The Verve to accomplish industry success on his own. With the release of These People in 2016, Ashcroft is now responsible for four solo albums, each one peaking within the 20 top chart positions in the UK. Working with celebrated hip-hop producer, No I.D., and following his love of soul, funk, and gospel music, Ashcroft’s sound continues to evolve.

Shakespeare in the Park 2018 – Othello

Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO.

Othello at the Delacorte Theater May 29 – June 24, 2018

Free tickets are available for every public performance. For information on how to access free tickets, see video below.

Interested in reserving a seat? Find out more here!

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You Must Believe in Spring

In defiance of the awful weather I went looking for the first buds that should be appearing now on the Cherry Trees that line the Central Park Reservoir and was encouraged to find a few hardy individuals peeking out to see if it was safe yet. Here are a few examples of some early adopters (along with the appropriate soundtrack from Bill Evans):

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March For Our Lives

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of NYC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

Rally with us in Central Park or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.

March for Our Lives – NYC

10:00 am 72nd Street and Central Park West RSVP here.

Meet at Duane Reade on Broadway between 71st and 72nd St. A rally will begin at 11:00 am in Central Park, and the March begins at 12 pm. Please wear orange–the color of the gun violence prevention movement, and bring signs.