Celebrate Halloween in Central Park!

Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

Date: October 28, 2018, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues.

Bring the whole family and celebrate Halloween in Central Park. Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!

This event is free and open to all ages. Tickets are not required.

Schedule of Events

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm Pumpkin Drop Off*
Pumpkin Carving by Hugh McMahon
Halloween Crafts
Spooky Stories
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Halloween Costume Parade
6:30 pm Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

Halloween: Bats at Belvedere

Step into the mysterious world of bats & explore their benefits, habitats and nocturnal strategies in this live animal encounter program with conservation biologist Rob Mies.

When: Oct 26, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM  

Global Citizen Festival in Central Park

The mission is to build a movement of 100M action-taking Global Citizens to help achieve our vision of ending extreme poverty by 2030.Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

Jimmy Fallon at SummerStage in Central Park

The Tonight Show will look a little bit different during its Sept. 13 episode. In collaboration with T-Mobile US, Jimmy Fallon will host his show from New York’s Central Park.

The show, dubbed “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Central Park,” will be a special episode that includes surprise celebrity guests and special perks for T-Mobile customers. It’ll air during its regular time slot on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET.

“They were the perfect partner for this because they share a lot of the same sentiments with the Tonight Show and Jimmy in particular,” said Josh Feldman, executive vice president, integrated marketing and network partnerships at NBCUniversal. “Their consumer-first, fans first mindset is very much in line with the way Jimmy approaches his show and the way they want to do things.”

The episode will be pre-taped, but filmed after the sun goes down.

T-Mobile will hold a sweepstakes and winners will be sent to New York for the event. Fans who aren’t T-Mobile customers will also be able to obtain tickets by going to TonightShowTix.com.

In the week leading up to the event, T-Mobile will offer opportunities to win tickets at some T-Mobile stores in New York. The company is also partnering with The Tonight Show for its Veteran’s Day episode.

“I love shaking things up…whether that’s disrupting the status quo in wireless or bringing the iconic Tonight Show to Central Park for the very first time,” said John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile, in a statement. “This is what . . . → Read More: Jimmy Fallon at SummerStage in Central Park

Marble Arch – Lost Bridge of Central Park

Marble Arch – loveliest of the “Lost Bridges of Central Park“. It was once located at the latitude of 66th Street, providing a crossing under the Drive, with a stairway up to the southern entrance of the Mall. It was demolished in 1938, a victim of Robert Moses’ automobile-centric vision of 20th century New York City.

Clarence Cook wrote of this graceful underpass in A Description of the New York Central Park, published in 1869:

This is one of the pleasantest and most elegantly built of all these cool places for rest and refreshment. It is entered at one end of a level with a foot path; at the other a double stairway to the left and right leads to the level of the Mall and to the carriage-road which this archway is designed to carry. It is called the marble archway to distinguish it, all other structures of this sort in the Park being built either of stone, or brick, or of brick and stone combined. The marble employed is the coarse limestone from the Westchester quarries. . . . A marble bench runs along each side, and at the end . . . a semicircular niche accommodates those who prefer the fuller light that reaches from the stairway. In this niche there is to be placed a suitable marble basin with drinking cups, but, present water is obtained from a common hydrant. The interior of this archway is peculiarly light and attractive, and far more cheerful than other . . . → Read More: Marble Arch – Lost Bridge of Central Park

SummerStage tribute to Greenwich Village in the ’60s

MUSIC + REVOLUTION: GREENWICH VILLAGE IN THE 1960’s hosted by Richard Barone

From the beatnik riots to the summer of love, NYC’s Greenwich Village was the epicenter of a revolutionary movement in the history of American music. A new wave of writers and performers, inspired by the folk revival of the late fifties, created introspective, socially-aware, deeply personal songs that deserve to be considered as a key part of the American Songbook alongside the pop songs being written uptown. These writers – Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Janis Ian, Fred Neil and Phil Ochs, to name just a few – changed the “folk” repertoire from traditional songs to songs sprung from personal, contemporary experience, as well as from the headlines. This freewheeling concert, hosted and curated by Richard Barone, who pays tribute to that exciting era on his recent album ‘Sorrows and Promises’, celebrates the lasting legacy of that pivotal decade along with an eclectic roster of artists from then and now performing songs that still resonate today.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield

FEATURED PERFORMERS: Richard Barone (host/MC) John Sebastian Jesse Colin Young (of The Youngbloods) Melanie José Feliciano Maria Muldaur Jenni Muldaur Marshall Crenshaw Jeffrey Gaines Nellie McKay David Amram Happy Traum The Kennedys Tammy Faye Starlite Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone editor) Cindy Lee Berryhill Steve Addabbo Joe McGinty Jeordie

Visuals provided by historian Stephen Petrus, co-author of Folk City

Special cameo appearances by Elvis Perkins, . . . → Read More: SummerStage tribute to Greenwich Village in the ’60s