SummerStage

Central Park SummerStage is a program of the City Parks Foundation and presents performances of outstanding artistic quality. Every year the artists chosen reflect a range of genres and cultures and perform in an outdoor setting accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. In this way SummerStage strives to develop a deepening appreciation for contemporary, traditional, and emerging artists as well as the communities in which these artists originate.

Recognizing the importance and vitality of dance, SummerStage has in recent seasons significantly expanded the role of its dance series within the overall program. It has done this by awarding commissions to important emerging and established choreographers and companies, and by increasing the number of works and companies presented.

The spoken word series at SummerStage provides a highly respected open forum for a variety of esteemed novelists, playwrights, performers, poets, memoirists, and lyricists. In addition to readings, the series also presents one-person theatrical productions. As SummerStage events are extremely well publicized, the spoken word series garners a larger and more diverse audience than is usually found at book and poetry readings, or even at many theaters.

SummerStage’s American and World music program has earned an international reputation for its consistent excellence and a diversity of styles and influences found at no other performing arts festival or venue. Over the years, SummerStage has hosted music legends as well as emerging artists whose SummerStage performance provided significant exposure. The festival’s evening “cabaret series” spotlights artists (such as singer/songwriters and jazz vocalists) in a more intimate setting than large-scale afternoon concerts.

In 1994, SummerStage became a program of the City Parks Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving and maintaining parks throughout New York City. A public/private partnership, SummerStage is presented in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Recent performers at SummerStage have included The Finn Brothers, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ben Folds, David Murray, Toni Morrisson, Rufus Wainwright, Randy Brecker and Peter Washington.

SummerStage

Walking Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The walking tour covers all most beautiful sights of the southern half of Central Park. You will walk through some of the 58 miles of trails the park has to offer passing a lake, rocky outcrops, bridges, arches, sculptures and more.
This tour takes you off the beaten path to sights both the bikes and pedicabs cannot reach - book here.

Bicycle Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The bicycle tour provides a complete journey through 843 acres of Central Park, guaranteeing that you will see the most out of any tour available. Your tour guide will provide background information, historical insight, and point out some of the most photogenic sites for you to capture photos!
This tour covers about six miles in a casual, smooth pace with lots of stops for walking and photos. It's the ultimate way to discover Central Park - book here.

Pedicab Tour Overview

  • Duration: 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The most comfortable way to explore Central Park. No need to walk or peddle - just sit, lay back and enjoy beautiful views and insightful commentary.
This is a private tour for you and your party. A complete, relaxed, and personalized experience of Central Park. You can choose from 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours tour options.  Custom pick up/drop off spots are available too - book here.

Combination Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The Combined Pedicab & Bicycle Tour is ideal for parties when one part part prefers to ride their own bikes, and another part prefers the comfort of the pedicab – on this tour all the group will stay together and have stops for walking and group pictures - book here.


About Central Park

Find all the information you need to enjoy your visit to New York City's iconic Central Park.


Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear - and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel - or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!


Contact Us

Contact Info

5th Ave. 
New York, NY, 10028

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