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Global Citizen 2017 in Central Park

The Global Citizen Festival 2017, happening in New York City’s Central Park, is here! If you’re in the New York City area, hopefully you’ve already earned your tickets and are planning to join us on the Great Lawn on Sept. 23. (Get tips on what you need to know about attending here .)

If you can’t join us in person, don’t despair! There are lots of ways you can still see all the action, on your TV, the web, and more.

MSNBC

Watch live on MSNBC on Sept. 23. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET. Check listings for MSNBC’s channel in your area. You can also get original articles and video, and a live stream of the Festival, at msnbc.com/globalcitizen.

GlobalCitizen.org 

Come back to this page right here and watch the action on our YouTube player, embedded above, starting at 4 p.m.

YouTube, thanks to T-Mobile

Stream live on YouTube, thanks to T-Mobile on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. ET. You can visit Global Citizen’s YouTube page to set a reminder notification for when we go live (or click “Set Reminder” on the embedded YouTube player above). This is also where we’ll feature highlights from the show, so you can go back and re-watch your favorite festival moments.

Twitter, thanks to T-Mobile

Experience the first ever virtual reality live stream of Global Citizen Festival with Citi and Live Nation. You’ll have unprecedented access and a view like no other. Learn more here.

Patti Smith at SummerStage in Central Park

Amazing night with Patti Smith and her band Jackson Smith and Jesse Paris Smith honoring Fred Sonic Smith on September 14, 2017.

Patti Smith and their two children, Jackson and Jesse Paris, rocked the house with her band (Lenny Kaye, Tony Shanahan and Jesse’s friend Rebecca Foon) in honor of the late Fred “Sonic” Smith’s memory.

Smith also paid tribute to Grant Hart of Husker Dü (“Peaceable Kingdom”) and playwright Sam Shepard (“Pissing in the River”). It was a thrilling late summer night’s performance that finished with an appearance by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

PATTI SMITH

Patti Smith, born in Chicago and raised in South Jersey, migrated to New York in 1967. In 1975 Patti Smith’s first recording, Horses, was inducted into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in 2010 by The Library of Congress by the National Recording Preservation Board. Her subsequent albums are Radio Ethiopia, Easter, and Wave, Dream of Life, Gone Again, Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, trampin, Land, twelve,Banga. Outside Society, and Horses/Horses. She is a four time Grammy nominee, most recently nominated for a 2017 Grammy for the spoken word recording of her latest book M Train, and a Golden Globe nominee for the song Mercy Is from the film Noah.

Author of the acclaimed memoir, Just Kids, which chronicled her friendship and journey in art with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith was awarded the 2010 National Book Award. Her other books include Witt, Babel, Coral Sea, Woolgathering, Auguries of Innocence, Collected . . . → Read More: Patti Smith at SummerStage in Central Park

As You Like It at the Delacorte Theater

With Ato Blankson-Wood (Orlando), Darius de Haas (Duke Senior), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Rosalind), Joel Perez (Touchstone), and Shaina Taub (Jaques)

Community Partners: Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn), Center for Family Life in Sunset Park (Brooklyn), DreamYard Project (Bronx), Fortune Society (Queens), and Military Resilience Project (all boroughs), along with alumni partners Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Children’s Aid Society and Domestic Workers United.

Cameo Groups: Bronx Wrestling Federation, Freedom Dabka Group, Harambee Dance Company, and The Sing Harlem Choir.

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ABOUT PUBLIC WORKS: Theater of, by and for the people.

PUBLIC WORKS is a major initiative of The Public Theater that seeks to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Working deeply with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to participate in workshops, take classes, attend performances at The Public, and, most importantly, to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater.

Under the leadership of Director Lear deBessonet, PUBLIC WORKS deliberately blurs the line between professional artists and community members, creating theater that is not only for the people, but by and of the people as well.

Phil Lesh at SummerStage in Central Park

PHIL LESH & THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND FEATURING ROSS JAMES, GRAHAME LESH, JASON CROSBY, AND ALEX KOFORD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS MELVIN SEALS AND NICKI BLUHM

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 4:30 pm)

Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021

Founding member of The Grateful Dead and latest band project fuse together folk & psych rock to perform a set of Jerry Garcia Band music plus a full set of Dead tunes and more

PHIL LESH & THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND

Like so many other musical endeavors that Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead has been a part of, The Terrapin Family Band grew naturally and spontaneously out of something special. In this case, it was the unique environment that he fostered at Terrapin Crossroads, the music venue that he recently opened in Marin County, CA.

Using The Grateful Dead songbook as a springboard for reinterpretation and as an inspiration to create original materal, the TFB musicians were inspired as much by one another as they were by the diverse group of influences that they brought to the table; as a result, the music conveyed friendship, respect, warmth, and companionship for listeners and performers alike.

Featuring Ross James, Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, and Alex Koford with special guests Melvin Seals and Nicki Bluhm


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