SummerStage tribute to Greenwich Village in the ’60s

MUSIC + REVOLUTION: GREENWICH VILLAGE IN THE 1960’s
hosted by Richard Barone

From the beatnik riots to the summer of love, NYC’s Greenwich Village was the epicenter of a revolutionary movement in the history of American music. A new wave of writers and performers, inspired by the folk revival of the late fifties, created introspective, socially-aware, deeply personal songs that deserve to be considered as a key part of the American Songbook alongside the pop songs being written uptown. These writers – Bob Dylan, Tim Hardin, Janis Ian, Fred Neil and Phil Ochs, to name just a few – changed the “folk” repertoire from traditional songs to songs sprung from personal, contemporary experience, as well as from the headlines. This freewheeling concert, hosted and curated by Richard Barone, who pays tribute to that exciting era on his recent album ‘Sorrows and Promises’, celebrates the lasting legacy of that pivotal decade along with an eclectic roster of artists from then and now performing songs that still resonate today.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield

FEATURED PERFORMERS:
Richard Barone (host/MC)
John Sebastian
Jesse Colin Young (of The Youngbloods)
Melanie
José Feliciano
Maria Muldaur
Jenni Muldaur
Marshall Crenshaw
Jeffrey Gaines
Nellie McKay
David Amram
Happy Traum
The Kennedys
Tammy Faye Starlite
Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone editor)
Cindy Lee Berryhill
Steve Addabbo
Joe McGinty
Jeordie

Visuals provided by historian Stephen Petrus, co-author of Folk City

Special cameo appearances by Elvis Perkins, Syd Straw, WFUV’s John Platt and more…

Dispatch at Central Park’s SummerStage

DISPATCH WITH SPECIAL GUESTS NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE AND RAYE ZARAGOZA

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

For over two decades, jam band juggernaut Dispatch has consistently sold-out arenas across the country and with help from their devoted fan-base, supported an array of humanitarian efforts in the process. Known for their upbeat, funk-folk rock, the trio (Brad Corrigan, Chad Stokes and Pete Francis) recently released their sixth full-length album (and their first in five years), 2017’s America, Location 12, which hit #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums. This summer, the group hits the road alongside world music collective Nahko and Medicine for the People, led by Nahko Bear, and singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza. 

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Ozy Fest 2018

Described by The New York Times as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” and by CNBC as “New York’s answer to SXSW,” OZY FEST features world-class entertainers, innovators, esteemed thought leaders, artists and some of the world’s best food. This year’s lineup includes musicians Common and Grouplove; performers Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and Laverne Cox; comedians Chelsea Handler, Hasan Minhaj and Michelle Wolf; authors Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Pinker, Roxane Gay and Salman Rushdie; celebrity chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Roy Choi; Jemele Hill (ESPN), Scott Rogowsky (HQ), Martha Stewart and more to be announced.

“OZY FEST is a massive party that descends upon New York City, bringing together the most diverse group of performers, thinkers, chefs and entertainers for an unprecedented exchange of ideas and the most fun you’ll have all year,” says Carlos Watson, OZY co-founder and CEO. “This year we’re giving you double the fun, taking over Central Park for two days of laugh-out-loud comedy, delicious food and the hottest music. You don’t want to miss it!”

OZY FEST is something you experience — not something you just attend. OZY FEST 2017 attracted over 5,000 guests who engaged with art, opened their minds to technology, politics and provocative speakers, tasted inventive foods and partied to live music, all in one place. Past headliners have included Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, Samantha Bee, Mark Cuban, Issa Rae, Jason Derulo, Katie Couric, Sen. Cory Booker, Jeb Bush, Eddie Huang and many more.

Tickets to OZY FEST 2018 are available for limited purchase starting on Sunday, April 8. For a limited time, general admission tickets are $75 for one day, $98 for two days, and VIP passes are $200 for one day, $244 for two days. The VIP experience includes premier-reserve seating, celebrity meet & greets, and complimentary gourmet food and drinks.

To learn more visit:
http://www.ozy.com
OZY.com/ozyfest
https://www.facebook.com/OZYFEST

About OZY Media
With 40 million monthly unique users and 4 million subscribers, OZY brings readers “the new and the next,” offering 100 percent original content with a focus on the future, via unique OZY News, OZY Magazine, OZY TV and OZY Events products. Called “the new media magnet for the news hungry” by Fortune magazine, OZY’s in-depth and high-quality journalism has attracted a number of high-profile media partners including The New York Times, NPR, PBS NewsHour, TED, The Financial Times, The Huffington Post and many more, as well as guest editors including Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Founded in 2013 by Emmy Award–winning journalist Carlos Watson and co-founder Samir Rao, the OZY team is based in Mountain View, California, and backed by leading Silicon Valley investors including Laurene Powell Jobs, Ron Conway, David Drummond, Larry Sonsini and Dan Rosensweig and a significant investment from publishing giant Axel Springer.

City Parks Foundation Gala 2018

Gala Dinner followed by a special performance with Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band

Monday, June 18, 2018
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

City Parks Foundation is pleased to announce our 2018 Gala dinner & concert. This year we proudly honor BNP Paribas and Jean-Yves Fillion, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA, and rock legend Steven Tyler.

Following the dinner, guests will enjoy a SummerStage concert performed by Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band.

Limited Cocktails & Concert only tickets available!
7:30 PM Cocktails
8:30 PM Awards Ceremony & Concert
Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band

HONOREES

BNP Paribas and Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO, BNP Paribas USA and Chairman of CIB Americas

City Parks Foundation is proud to honor BNP Paribas with Jean-Yves Fillion, CEO, BNP Paribas USA and Chairman, CIB Americas, with the “People and Parks” Award. Under Jean Yves Fillion’s leadership, BNP Paribas USA has been a major participant in our Partnerships for Parks program, sending hundreds of employee volunteers each year to help us improve parks throughout New York City. BNP is also a major supporter of CityParks Tennis, which provides free instruction and competitive opportunities for over 6,000 children annually in 38 parks.

Steven Tyler

City Parks Foundation is thrilled to present Steven Tyler with our inaugural “SummerStage Icon” Award, for his enormous contributions to our city’s — and our country’s —  cultural landscape, and for his tireless efforts as an avid advocate and philanthropist. A native New Yorker, rock icon Steven Tyler has performed some of rock and roll’s greatest hits including “Dream On”, “Sweet Emotion”, “Cryin’”, and “Janie’s Got a Gun”.  Tyler is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is a multi-Grammy Award winner, and is considered by Rolling Stone to be one of the 100 Greatest Singers.  In 2016, Tyler received the United Nations Humanitarian Award for his work bringing hope and healing to girls who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler is deeply committed to protecting the rights of songwriters and is a tireless advocate for raising awareness of addiction issues and recovery solutions.

 

This incredible evening under the stars raises funds needed to support City Parks Foundation’s free arts, sports, education, and community-building programs held in parks throughout NYC.

6:30 pm Cocktails | 7:30 pm Dinner
8:30 PM Awards Ceremony & Concert
Steven Tyler and The Loving Mary Band

Cocktail Party Attire
Under the Stars, Rain or Shine (Tented Venue)
Please RSVP by Friday, June 1, 2018

SummerStage – Bowie Symphonic

BOWIE SYMPHONIC: ENSEMBLE LPR PERFORMS DAVID BOWIE’S BLACKSTAR LED BY EVAN ZIPORYN WITH CELLO SOLOIST MAYA BEISER / DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP

Amazing show last Saturday night on a perfect evening in Central Park!

The cultural influence that the late musician, iconoclast, and actor David Bowie had on millions of people can’t be overstated. The late British star, who called New York his home, recorded his final album Blackstar in secret. A star-studded orchestra arranged by Evan Ziporyn and featuring solo cellist Maya Beiser, will perform the album in full, along with a special performance by the Donny McCaslin Group, whose ensemble worked with Bowie on Blackstar.

Named after and headquartered at the acclaimed New York City venue Le Poisson Rouge, Ensemble LPR is an assemblage of New York’s finest musicians. The group personifies the venue’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence. This event is presented as part of the venue’s 10th anniversary season, LPR X.