Central Park Film Festival 2108

HAIR – Milos Forman

Celebrate great New York films and filmmakers under the stars at the 2018 Central Park Film Festival.  This year’s lineup will include two of out Top Ten Central Park MoviesHair and The Muppets Take Manhattan.  Rounding out the schedule is a classic Spike Lee film – Crooklyn – plus a brilliant send up of the Cold War by Stanley Kubrick – Dr. Strangelove.

August 14, 2018
Hair – 1979 (PG)


August 15, 2018
Crooklyn – 1994 (PG-13)


August 16, 2018
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – 1964 (PG)


August 17, 2018
The Muppets Take Manhattan – 1984 (G)

Location: Central Park (Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive)

FREE

Details
The Film Festival is free. Tickets are not required.

Gates open at 6:30 pm.
Pre-show programming and music from 6:30 pm. Movie starts at dusk.

All movies are open captioned.

To ensure that everyone can enjoy the films, the following are not permitted: alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras, and tape recorders.

Event is subject to cancellation due to weather.

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.

Shakespeare in the Park 2018 – Othello

Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (JitneyThe Piano Lesson) returns to Shakespeare in the Park to direct a sumptuous new production of OTHELLO. Set amid war and palace intrigue in the 17th-century Mediterranean, this classic drama about a noble Black Venetian general whose marriage is sabotaged by theater’s most infamous villain, Iago, remains Shakespeare’s most urgent and relevant tragedy today. A lush, romantic vision gives way to the violent tangle of love and jealousy, race and revenge in this must-see production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO.

Othello at the Delacorte Theater

May 29 – June 24, 2018

Free tickets are available for every public performance. For information on how to access free tickets, see video below.

Interested in reserving a seat? Find out more here!

At the Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater – Neverland: Peter Returns

Opening this week – Neverland: Peter Returns

The new show at the Marionette Theater is based on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales and gives a delightful new spin on the beloved children’s classic. The Darling children leave home behind to follow Peter Pan to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter’s pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the children team up with the Never Boys to save the day, learning the true value of forgiveness and friendship!

Opening Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Tuesday – Friday 10:30am & 11:30am
Saturday & Sunday 1pm

Special Schedules
February 19 – 23 11am, 1pm & 3pm
April 2 – 4 11am & 1pm
April 5 – 6 11am, 1pm & 3pm

More info here – The City Parks Foundation.

Giant Space Bubble Descends on Central Park

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Art in the Parks, Spacebuster, in partnership with the Storefront for Art & Architecture, is bringing its pop-up exhibition, New Icon-i-Cities, to Central Park on Saturday, October 21 from 11 am to 3 pm.

The exhibition will bring audiences inside Spacebuster, a van outfitted with an expanding inflatable bubble that houses up to 120 people. It is an extension of the Storefront’s current installation, Souvenirs: New New York Icons, which is comprised of original work by 59 artists to “represent and redefine the collective imagery for each of New York City’s 59 communities.”

According to a press release, New Icon-i-Cities aims to “bring together critical approaches to the shifting and complex iconography of the city.” By bringing this bubble to Central Park, participants will have the opportunity to attend a series of talks and a workshops in a unique space, inspiring visitors to perceive New York differently.

Spacebuster is all about allowing visitors to present their ideas on what constitutes an icon of the city today. Project creator, raumlaborberlin, wants New Yorkers to “produce their own iconography for their neighborhoods.”

Photo courtesy of Channel V Media

This event also combines ideas from We Like America, an experimental Spacebuster road trip that traveled America’s Rust Belt to transform public spaces into impromptu community zones.

This multifaceted collaboration comes together in celebration of Art in the Parks, an initiative by the New York City Parks Department that allows artists to transform the city’s public spaces through sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. Over 2,000 works of art later, the initiative is now in its 50th year; its anniversary will be celebrated during the Parks Department’s program, “It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks.”

Join in on the festivities by exploring Spacebuster, which will be located at Central Park’s East Pinetum on East 84th Street from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, October 21.