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City Parks Foundation SummerStage 2017

SummerStage is the largest FREE performing arts festival in New York City. By presenting artists and genres that reflect the diverse cultures and communities in neighborhood parks across the five boroughs, we help to build new audiences and foster a broader interest in the arts.

From the iconic to the avant-garde, from opera to hip-hop, film to circus–and everything in between–this is what makes SummerStage a truly only-in New York City festival.

WHAT TO KNOW WHEN ATTENDING SUMMERSTAGE

    • Shows are RAIN or SHINE and are only cancelled in the event of dangerous conditions.
    • Schedule of events & performers are subject to change.
    • Admission is first come first served for free events. Admission to the venue closes for the remainder of the event once capacity is reached.
    • The following cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: large backpacks, luggage, glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bikes, rollerblades, scooters, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, selfie sticks, musical instruments, professional camera gear or pets (service animals are allowed).
    • Strollers are prohibited in the venue unless you are attending Global Family Day.
    • We aren’t responsible for prohibited items left outside the venue.
    • Bags are subject to search.
    • Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in NYC Parks & the distribution/sale of unauthorized materials is banned. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for onsite consumption only.
    • Factory sealed plastic water bottles and refillable bottles are allowed into the Central Park venue.
    • Smoking is prohibited in all NYC parks.
    • At dance shows in Central Park, first-come, first-served limited seating will be offered.
    • SummerStage is accessible to the mobility-impaired. For additional information please call (212) 360-2789 and ask to speak with our Volunteer Coordinator.
    • To obtain the Parks Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), please call (800) 281-5722.

SUMMERSTAGE BOX OFFICE

Tickets to Benefit Concerts at SummerStage are only available on Ticketfly or at our on site box office. If purchasing from another source, you risk purchasing a counterfeit or invalid ticket. SummerStage cannot guarantee that tickets purchased from an unofficial source like unauthorized third party resellers will be honored.

Tickets to Benefit Concerts are available for purchase on-site across from the VIP check in table on East Drive. Cash and credit cards are accepted. The box office is only open on show days.

JULY 2017

Free

Los Pericos / Chicano Batman / La Vida Bohéme in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference

July 15 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An afternoon of Alt-Latino music melding reggae-rock, funk & pop…

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Free

The Legendary Ladies of SKYY / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue

July 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Four decades strong, these Brooklyn-born soul disco divas still delight

Featuring 4pm workshop with Scratch Academy….

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Free

Fela Tribute with Roy Ayers, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Underground System / Rich Medina in association with Giant Step and the Paris New York Heritage Festival

July 16 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For the first time, Fela Kuti collaborator Roy Ayers will join with Fela’s son in an homage to the iconic pioneer of Afrobeat…

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Free

Yo La Tengo / Ultimate Painting

July 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Critically acclaimed alternative rock figures with an uninterrupted 30+year career unparalleled in its creative breadth

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Free

TKA

July 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New York’s own reigning kings of freestyle

Featuring 5pm Freestyle Dance Class with Conrad Rochester….

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$49.50

PJ Harvey

July 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

After bursting on to the alternative rock scene in 1992, PJ Harvey has continually evolved her sound ranging from punk to blues. The Mercury Prize award winning and Grammy nominated Brit brings her unique sound to SummerStage for a benefit concert in Central Park. …

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Free

Lisette Melendez

July 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

East Harlem freestyle, latin, dance-pop singer of best know for 90s hit Together Forever.

Featuring 5pm workshop with Scratch Academy….

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Free

Joe Bataan / Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue

July 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Harlem-born latin boogaloo artist who combines his love of doo-wop and soul into his own signature style.

Featuring 5pm dance workshop “Rhythm & Power: ¡Dance Nueva York!” in association with the Museum of the City of New York. …

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Free

Evelyn “Champagne” King / Joey Carvello

July 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Staten Island’s own eclectic crew of psychedelic funk and soul instrumentalists…

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Free

GZA in association with Lyricist Lounge 25th Anniversary Series

July 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Staten Island’s own Wu-Tang Clan founding member dominates the mic with metaphors, science and word play…

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$60 – $65

MUSE

July 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless

Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their last album, Drones, was released in June 2015 and debuted at No. 1 in 21 countries around the world including their first No. 1 album in the United States. …

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Free

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit: Star-Crossed (Los Desdichados)

July 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Love songs and readings from Pablo Neruda’s impassioned Spanish translation of Romeo and Juliet…

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Free

BalletX / YY Dance Company

July 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contemporary ballet company performs to Amy Winehouse music paired with sensual athleticism of YYDC’s Through the Fracture of Light

Featuring 6pm pre-show panel with Christine Cox of BalletX, Yin Yue of YY Dance Company, and Stefanie Batten Bland of Company SBB moderated by Apollonaire Scherr. RSVP required, RSVP@CityParksFoundation.org…

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$55

Regina Spektor

July 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

By purchasing tickets to SummerStage Benefit Concerts, you are continuing to support over 100 free performances in parks throughout the five boroughs. Regina Spektor The dulcet, oft spectral tones of Regina Ilyinichna Spektor’s voice are immediately recognizable as hers and hers alone. Born in Moscow, she immediately displayed a proclivity for music, studying classical piano at age six. Her family left Russia for New York City, and Spektor continued her training, focusing on composition. By her later teen years she…

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Free

Made in the Bronx presented by BAAD!

July 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Modern, folk, flamenco and house dance from Bronx artists

Featuring 7pm workshop with Sekou McMiller Dance.

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Free

La India

July 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Legendary South Bronx Princess of Salsa

Featuring 6pm workshop with Joe Burgos Salsa Dance…

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Free

Frankie Negrón

July 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Salsa’s next definitive voice effortlessly blends tradition with pop, rock and reggaeton

Featuring 4pm Latin Percussion workshop with Conga & Timbal…

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Free

Taiwanese Waves: Fire Ex / Dadado Huang + Berry j / Sangpuy

July 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A night of diverse music featuring folk and rock in tribal language, Taiwanese and Mandarin

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Free

Rock Steady Crew 40th Anniversary featuring MC Lyte

July 30 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate four decades of the Bronx-conceived b-boy crew with this annual who’s who of classic hip-hop performers featuring Brooklyn’s Grammy-nominated female rap visionary

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Free

Lisa Lisa / Marlon B

July 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

80s superstar who brought freestyle to the mainstream with hits like I Wonder if I Take You Home…

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$39.50 – $45

All Time Low / SWMRS / Waterparks / The Wrecks

July 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Heralded as one of the best pop-punk bands of the modern era, a precocious All Time Low crew began their journey in 2003 when they formed just outside of Baltimore, while still in high school. Now seemingly always on tour, this hard working quartet was first invited on the Vans Warped Tour in 2007. …

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AUGUST 2017

Free

Ultimate Break and Beats Anniversary / BreakBeat Lou / SPECIAL ED / Camp Lo / hosted by Lord Finesse

August 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The brand that set the blueprint for sampled music celebrates with the help of several hip-hop notables

Featuring 6pm workshop with Scratch Academy…

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Free

Rennie Harris Puremovement and Philadanco Present – Straight Outta’ Philly

August 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Celebrated Philadelphia dance troupes, known for their hip-hop and modern styles, join for an evening-length program titled Straight Outta Philly

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$49.50 – $55

Dashboard Confessional / The All-American Rejects / The Maine

August 3 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Two powerhouse bands that rule emo, alt, indie and acoustic rock and pop punk…

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Free

A Bronx Tale

August 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live excerpts from Broadway’s hit musical, plus a full-length film screening …

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