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Shakespeare in the Park is an annual summer production that is held at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. It is produced by The Public Theater and attendance is free. more


SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. more


Rumsey Playfield is home to many types of music, dance and performance arts, as well as the annual SummerStage performance series. more


GMA Summer Concert Series

Details and schedule for Good Morning America's free annual Summer Concert Series in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield. more


Central Park's Hans Christian Andersen statue was erected in 1956 to commemorate the author's 150th birthday. This tribute to the Dutch poet, novelist, and children's author, was made possible through a donation by the Danish America Women's Assoc. more


For those that appreciate an evening of classical music under a night of summer stars, The New York Philharmonic presents its annual Concerts in the Parks series. more


In 2009, in hopes to inspire a new generation of opera lovers, The Metropolitan Opera launched its Summer Recital Series of free concerts. more



Bandshell by Wired New York

The Naumburg Bandshell has come a long way from its beginnings as a mere classical music arena. The site of both a speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. and a eulogy read for John Lennon, it has become a place of historical importance. more


The outdoor Delacorte Theater is the summer home of the annual "Shakespeare in the Park" production. Begun in 1957 by Joseph Papp as part of the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, the annual productions draw thousands to the open. more

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