Shakespeare in the Park 2019

We’re looking forward to another amazing season of Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.  What better way to spend a warm, summer evening than enjoying Othello, Julius Caesar, or Hamlet performed outdoors at the very heart of Manhattan?  All performances take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park rain or shine.

Free Tickets

Free tickets to MUCH ADO NOTHING, CORIOLANUS, and HERCULES will be distributed on each performance day by waiting on line at select distribution points in the five boroughs as well as in Central Park. An in person lottery is held in the lobby of The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St and a digital lottery is hosted through Today Tix, all summer long. Check back later in the spring for a detailed schedule of our borough distribution dates as well as additional details.

Much Ado About Nothing

Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (American SonA Raisin in the Sun) directs a bold new take on Shakespeare’s cherished comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. In this modern production, we find the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war. But not all is peaceful amid the revelry, as old rivals engage in a battle of wits, unexpected foes plot revenge, and young lovers are caught in a tumultuous courtship – until love proves the ultimate trickster, and undoes them all.

Coriolanus

Then, for the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents CORIOLANUS, the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery. Begins July 16

Hercules

The Public Theater’s initiative that invites communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater is closing out the summer in truly epic fashion. Public Works will present the glorious story of HERCULES, brought to vibrant life by professional actors and community groups from across the city. Directed by Public Works founder and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, this summer’s production, based on the Disney animated film, will feature the film’s beloved score, plus additional original songs by the film’s composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, with a new book by Kristoffer Diaz and choreography by Chase Brock.  Journey with Hercules in this new stage adaptation that invites New Yorkers from all five boroughs to participate in a joyous musical that celebrates the heroes found in all of us.

Global Citizen Festival in Central Park

The mission is to build a movement of 100M action-taking Global Citizens to help achieve our vision of ending extreme poverty by 2030.Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

Jimmy Fallon at SummerStage in Central Park

The Tonight Show will look a little bit different during its Sept. 13 episode. In collaboration with T-Mobile US, Jimmy Fallon will host his show from New York’s Central Park.

The show, dubbed “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Central Park,” will be a special episode that includes surprise celebrity guests and special perks for T-Mobile customers. It’ll air during its regular time slot on NBC at 11:35 p.m. ET.

“They were the perfect partner for this because they share a lot of the same sentiments with the Tonight Show and Jimmy in particular,” said Josh Feldman, executive vice president, integrated marketing and network partnerships at NBCUniversal. “Their consumer-first, fans first mindset is very much in line with the way Jimmy approaches his show and the way they want to do things.”

The episode will be pre-taped, but filmed after the sun goes down.

T-Mobile will hold a sweepstakes and winners will be sent to New York for the event. Fans who aren’t T-Mobile customers will also be able to obtain tickets by going to TonightShowTix.com.

In the week leading up to the event, T-Mobile will offer opportunities to win tickets at some T-Mobile stores in New York. The company is also partnering with The Tonight Show for its Veteran’s Day episode.

“I love shaking things up…whether that’s disrupting the status quo in wireless or bringing the iconic Tonight Show to Central Park for the very first time,” said John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile, in a statement. “This is what the Un-carrier does—we go big! And we won’t stop.”

Adventures NYC

Adventures NYC 2018 logos

Saturday, June 16, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Central Park, the Bandshell Area
enter at 72nd Street

Get Directions 

FREE EVENT
Rain or shine

Get ready to paddle, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!

On Saturday, June 16, join NYC Parks in Central Park to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure—for free! This year’s activities include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Lining
  • Key Log Rolling
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • Karate Lessons
  • Red Bulls Soccer Challenge
  • Rod and Reel Skills
  • GaGa Ball
  • Yoga
  • Obstacle Races
  • Free Bike Valet Parking
  • Outdoor Survival Training
    and much more!

Please note: Activity lines are subject to close early, so come early!

Certain activities will require a waiver, which will be provided at the event for participants to sign. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present to sign the waiver.  

People ziplining

Highlights from previous years

  •  Boy on Bicycle
  •  Rock Climbing
  • People climbing a rock wall
  •  AdventuresNYC crowd
  • People fishing
  • People Kayaking
  • People doing yoga
  • People at Adventures NYC
  • Person kayaking
  • People getting paddles
  • The Backpacker tent
  • Group of people posing with bike helmets on
  • Person climbing a rock wall
  • Two people performing trampoline acrobatics
  • Group of people doing yoga

Save Time In Line

Before you head to Adventures NYC, sign our waiver for participants in advance, and bring it with you along with a Photo ID! We’ll verify it on site. Kids must have a parent or guardian present at the event. Download the Adventures NYC Participant Waiver

Accessibility

For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by email at accessibility@parks.nyc.gov or by phone at (212) 360-1430 by June 14. To learn more about accessible paths and entrances at Adventures NYC, please view the Adventures NYC Accessibility Map [PDF] [PDF].

Sponsorship

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Adventures NYC? In addition to being featured in the one of the largest public events in Central Park, your brand will gain exposure through a comprehensive marketing plan that includes, but is not limited to:

  • LinkNYC Ads
  • Printed flyers and posters distributed to various schools, businesses, and organizations
  • Radio Advertisements
  • Parks website (500,000 unique visitors/month)
  • E-blasts to Parks’ lists
  • Aggressive public relations campaign to over 200 media outlets

Please contact Emily Maier at emily.maier@parks.nyc.gov to receive more information.

March For Our Lives

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of NYC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

Rally with us in Central Park or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.

March for Our Lives – NYC

10:00 am 72nd Street and Central Park West RSVP here.

Meet at Duane Reade on Broadway between 71st and 72nd St. A rally will begin at 11:00 am in Central Park, and the March begins at 12 pm. Please wear orange–the color of the gun violence prevention movement, and bring signs.