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AIDS Walk New York is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world.
Sunday, May 21 in Central Park.

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.      Sign-In opens
9:00 a.m.      Aerobic Warm Up at Main Stage on Center Road
9:15 a.m.      Opening Ceremony begins
10:00 a.m.      AIDS Walk New York begins!
10:00 a.m.      RUN! AIDS Walk New York begins!
11:30 a.m.      Finish Line Festivities
New this year! Entertainment and food trucks!
12:30 p.m.      Post-Walk Show begins at Rumsey Playfield

In its over 30 years, AIDS Walk New York has inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk and millions more to donate, raising nearly $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a vital lifeline sustaining the prevention, care, and advocacy programs GMHC provides for the thousands of men, women, and families affected by the disease in the tri-state area. The proceeds also benefit dozens of other HIV/AIDS service organizations that are able to participate as teams and raise funds through the Community Partnership Program (CPP).

Visit gmhc.org to learn more about its life-sustaining programs and services.
For more information on HIV/AIDS, visit:

GMHC (HIV/AIDS basics)
Office of National AIDS Policy
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Gov’t Mule / Chris Robinson Brotherhood at SummerStage in Central Park

Gov’t Mule celebrated their 2,000th live performance Wednesday night in a smoking set that included several songs from their soon to be released new album, Revolution Come…Revolution Go. The almost perfect Central Park weather set the stage for an evening night that featured inspired performances and several high profiled guest appearances.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood kicked off the night with a tight set that included “Behold The Seer,” the first single from the band’s forthcoming record. “Shore Power”. Gov’t Mule followed and hit the ground running with “World Boss,” “Brand New Angel”, “About To Rage” and “Rocking Horse” with Haynes trading licks with keyboardist Danny Louis.

Towards the middle of the set Gov’t Mule focused on new material with help from some friends. Up first was the song “Stone Cold Rage”. In a recent interview Haynes spoke about the inspiration for the song: “… it’s a little tongue-in-cheek, but I wanted to capture that intensity that’s going on right now. I’ve never seen it like this, ever. I grew up in the South; I’ve never seen people so angry and so divided. And we go all over the country. I’ve been out to California – it’s going on out there, too,”. The band was then joined on stage by percussionist Bobby Allende and vocalists Jasmine Muhammad and Lauren Dawson for the live debut of “Sarah, Surrender.”

The song “Game Face” featured riffs on a series of classics including The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” Weather Report’s “Birdland” and Donovan’s “First There Is . . . → Read More: Gov’t Mule / Chris Robinson Brotherhood at SummerStage in Central Park

Second Annual OZY FEST at SummerStage in Central Park

OZY FEST, described by The New York Times as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” features entertainers, innovators, and thought leaders on the cutting edge. This year’s lineup includes pop star Jason Derulo, comedian Samantha Bee, authors Malcolm Gladwell and Ta-Nehisi Coates, NFL linebacker and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, HBO’s Issa Rae, celebrity chef Eddie Huang, award winning journalist Katie Couric, and many more. . . . → Read More: Second Annual OZY FEST at SummerStage in Central Park

Top Ten Spring Flower Spots In Central Park

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. . . . → Read More: Top Ten Spring Flower Spots In Central Park