June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2022
One event on August 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on September 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on June 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Fifth Avenue & 69th Street Upper East Side
New York, New York
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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 programming.
Seating is first come, first served with limited capacity. Start times range from 3 pm to 8 pm.
Doors open an hour before the show, so come early and bring a picnic. There are some chairs and bleacher seating in back or you can bring a blanket or chair.
🍽 Food and drink for sale in the venue includes pizza, burgers, beet salads, hot dogs, brownies, whoopie pies, IPAs and more. Restrooms available.
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
The historic, cozy Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is back in action with modern take on Sleeping Beauty. Marionettes and music tells the story of Daisy, a lively little girl living in the heart of New York City in an apartment overlooking Central Park. At Daisy’s much-anticipated birthday party, she encounters three special guests, known as…More info
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
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