This year’s lineup of films is an eclectic collection of favorites from the 70’s and 80’s
Tuesday, Aug 25: Fame (R)
Wednesday, Aug 26: The Blues Brothers (R)
Thursday, Aug 27: Airplane! (PG)
Friday, Aug 28: Raging Bull (R)
Saturday, Aug 29: Superman II (PG)
Located on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (Terrace Drive)
Please enter the Park at 72nd Street at Central Park West or Fifth Avenue.
Gates open at 6:30 pm, movies begin at 8:00 pm
Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 — 8:00 pm.
The Film Festival is free. Tickets are not required.
All films are open captioned. Bring a picnic and a blanket.
To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted:
Jonathan Groff explains how to get free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park. For more info visit publictheater.org
On Friday, May 15th, Creative Time will unveil Drifting in Daylight, a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park. Drifting in Daylight includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. This free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.
While Central Park offers a tranquil respite all year round from the surrounding cacophony of urban life, it is during the springtime that the park really sparkles. Starting at the middle of March, sometimes before the snows of winter have even completely disappeared, you can find snowdrops and crocuses poking up between the leaves and tree roots. These are soon followed by daffodils and tulips as the entire park erupts in a fragrant display of early flowering pastels. By mid April the Central Park landscape is awash in cherry blossoms and magnolia flowers that signal the completed transformation from dreary winter to spring celebration. Here is a countdown of my picks for the ten very best places in the park to view this amazing floral display.
10. Lilac Walk
One of the lesser known delights of Central Park is a pathway that runs along the north side of the Sheep Meadow to the Mineral Springs refreshment stand. It is the called the Lilac Walk and it is home to more than twenty varieties of purple, pink and white lilac blossoms from around the world. The selections includes the Dutch Syringa vulgaris as well as the Southeast European and American varieties. Hybrids from the United States and France have also been planted and all are skillfully and creatively presented by skilled gardeners to the delight of all who walk along this path. There are even varieties from Canada and China. When these lilacs blossom, their intense fragrance is quite demanding . . . → Read More: Hidden Gardens – The Top Ten Spring Flower Spots in Central Park
Central Park’s SummerStage Festival is all set to kick off again this year with the Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Spirit Family Reunion May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm SummerStage, Central Park Rumsey Playfield, New York, NY United States
Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-piece tour-de-force, has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music….
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