Celebrate Juneteenth in Seneca Village
June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seneca Village Landscape, Central Park
Central Park West, West 82nd-89th Streets
New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Head to Seneca Village this Juneteenth for a family-friendly celebration of Black culture and accomplishment through music, storytelling, dance, poetry, art activities, and more. Join world-renowned artists throughout the Park’s Seneca Village as they interpret the fascinating history and significance of Juneteenth and Seneca Village, a predominately African-American community that existed before New York City created Central Park and long before we celebrated Juneteenth. Honor the voices and cultures that once resided here.
The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park returns with Richard III. One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling…More info
Borrow fishing poles for catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer. Try to hook largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.
Poles plus instructions and bait (corn kernels) available at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, on the north shore of the Meer.
See our guide to Central Park.More info
Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise. with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers.
From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs, and a musical show with a cast of roller-skating performers. Tickets include 2 hours of skate time,…More info
Established and emerging artists present distinctly New York genres including salsa, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, pop, global, contemporary dance, and many more in an outdoor arena in Central Park (plus 12 local community parks across the city). Check out weekly free shows are splurge for tickts beneifta shows that support City Parks…More info
This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door. Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…More info