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SummerStage Family Day: Railroad Earth & Ranky Tanky

SummerStage Family Day- Railroad Earth & Ranky Tanky

Jul 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm7:30 pm

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Fifth Avenue & 69th Street Upper East Side
New York, New York

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FREE

Suggested Ages: All

Rock out with two bands making distinctly American music. New Jersey jam band Railroad Earth serves up am improvisational take on bluegrass with a tinge of folk, Celtic, jazz, and rock in the tradition of bands like The Grateful Dead, String Cheese Incident, and Phish. Charleston, South Carolina’s Ranky Tanky specializes in jazz-influenced arrangements of traditional Gullah music created by the descendants of enslaved Africans in the southeastern U.S.’ Lowcountry region. Hear lyrics and melodies inspired by Gullah spirituals, children’s rhymes, and dance music rooted in West African rhythms. Bring a blanket or try to snag a chair or bleacher seat in the back. Refreshments from local vendors including Blue Marble ice cream available for purchase.

Billy Johnson Playground

This rustic playground hosts an amazing 45-foot granite slide nestled into a rocky hill, bucket and tire swings, and an amphitheater and miniature stone bridge made of natural materials like plants, stone, and wood at a child’s scale.

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Wollman Rink

Skate in the middle of magical Central Park at this spacious rink, back under new management. One of the bigger rinks in the city with an incomparable view of tress & skyscrapers.

* Lockers available for $7/day in the newly renovated Clubhouse. Group and private lessons available.

🎟 Adult admission is $9 less on Monday-Thursday…

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