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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

Regina Spektor at SummerStage in Central Park

July 27

Regina Spektor

The dulcet, oft spectral tones of Regina Ilyinichna Spektor’s voice are immediately recognizable as hers and hers alone. Born in Moscow, she immediately displayed a proclivity for music, studying classical piano at age six. Her family left Russia for New York City, and Spektor continued her training, focusing on composition. By her later teen years she had released 11:11, a bluesy, jazzy effort, with standouts like the sensually staccato “Love Affair.” She continued to refine her sound with 2002’s Songs, which displayed her piano prowess and vocal dexterity on tracks like “Lacrimosa,” and then 2004’s Soviet Kitsch, featuring the gut-wrenchingly soulful “Carbon Monoxide.” During this time her popularity in the East Village anti-folk scene blossomed. When she released Begin to Hope in 2006, she fully crossed over into the mainstream. Gold-certified, this record dominated the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with the vocally tantalizing tracks “On the Radio,” “Better” and “Fidelity.” Her followups, 2009’s Far (featuring the escalating, melodic gift “Eet”) and 2012’s What We Saw From the Cheap Seats (with the perkily Parisian, horn-tinged “Don’t Leave Me”) both debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Her latest, 2016’s Remember Us To Life, has garnered critical laudation from virtually every music publication and outlet imaginable. Her music is routinely featured in TV & film, including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, and The Leftovers (with the unforgettably poignant “Laughing With”). An official “Steinway . . . → Read More: Regina Spektor at SummerStage in Central Park


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