Pavement Reuniting For Concert At SummerStage In 2010

A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage. After years of speculation, the most important American band of the Nineties is returning to the stage with the lineup of Mark Ibold, Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg,...

Bettye LaVette Rocks SummerStage

Bettye Lavette’s musical abilities span an eclectic range of genres that run from blues to disco to rock to soul and country.  Last Friday she put on a performance at Central Park’s SummerStage Festival that ran the gamut – and back again.   Telling...

New York Philharmonic and Mahler on the Great Lawn

Last Friday’s performance of the Philharmonic on the Central Park’s Great Lawn may not have offered the perfect weather and balmy breezes of Tuesday’s performance, but the orchestra, under the direction of Alan Gilbert, more than compensated –...

Thoth Arrested In Central Park

Anyone who visits Bethesda Terrace in Central Park is familiar with Thoth, a street performer that has made the center of the park his personal stage for years now.  His performances evoke responses ranging from amazement to annoyance – last Sunday’s...

Duke Ellington Tribute at the Naumberg Bandshell

For me when you mention “14 grand pianos” it immediately conjurs up pictures of a scene in “Anchors Away”, shot at the Hollywood Bowl.  It’s the one where Jose Iturbi conducts dozens of pianists in an intensely spirited rendition (Is...

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!

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