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The Global Citizen Festival brings together artists, world leaders, and everyday activists to take action to end poverty. Read more


Romeo and Juliet


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


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


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


GMA Summer Concert Series

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


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


The series is one of the most beloved summer traditions in the city, and it kicks off in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield. Read more


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


Photographer's comment:Fun entertainment right outside the gate of Central Park Read more

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