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…

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 our 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.