2014 Free Summer Concerts
The 2014 season of SummerStage, New York’s largest free performing arts festival, brings over 100 performances to eighteen parks throughout the five boroughs every June through August. With performances ranging from American pop, Latin and world music to dance, spoken word and theater, SummerStage brings a huge summer arts festival to New York City’s landscape.
2014 Central Park SummerStage NYC Schedule
Central Park SummerStage NYC
June 3 – August 24, 2014 – The annual City Parks Foundation Gala will kick off this year’s SummerStage program on June 3, 2014, featuring the music of the Beatles. The remainder of the performances are mostly free, except for a few requiring tickets.
Performances Requiring Tickets:
June 17 – John Butler Trio
June 30 – Counting Crows with special guest Toad The Wet Sprocket
July 1 – Beck
July 7 – Neon Trees
August 13 – Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson
The full schedule can be found at http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/
Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
Enter park at 69th Street and 5th Avenue
East side: 6 train to 68th or 77th Streets; N, R or W trains to 5th Avenue; F train to 63rd and Lexington
West side: 1, 2, 3, 9, B or C trains to 72nd Street
Central Park NY and New York City Passes
IIncludes both Bike and Roll NYC Bike Rental ($39 value) and Central Park Bicycle Rentals & Tours ($49 value) and Central Park Zoo Admission.
Offers Central Park Movie Tour by On Location Tours ($22 Value – see description), Bike and Roll Central Park Tour ($50 value) and Central Park Zoo admission as choices.
Central Park NY Hotels Quick Links
These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just “near” Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be…but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Many other hotels are nearby, or within a few blocks, but these are the closest, and all offer Park views from select rooms.
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2013 Central Park SummerStage NYC Schedule
June 17 – Joan Baez / Indigo Girls
July 6 – She & Him / Camera Obscura
July 29 – Ben Howard / Michael Kiwanuka
August 5 – SummerStage Theater “King Kong”
Central Park SummerStage Gala – Sinatra in the Park
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Rumsey Playfield (72nd Street, mid-park)
Packages: $1,000 to $25,000, General Admission: $50
City Parks Foundation welcomes guests to the SummerStage Celebration, an annual fundraising benefit, to support CPF’s free year-round arts programming, with 33 free concerts and 8 benefit shows. On Tuesday, June 11, City Parks Foundation (CPF) will welcome guests to our Annual Gala presented at SummerStage in Central Park. The evening will help raise significant funds to support CPF’s year round free arts, sports, and education programs.
The night begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail party for Platinum and Gold table purchasers held in the Pergola Area at SummerStage. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 8:00 p.m.
2012 Central Park SummerStage NYC Schedule
Comedy Central: Indecision in the Park
Wednesday, June 20, 8PM: “The Daily Show’s” Rory Albanese / Wyatt Cenac / Adam Lowitt / Al Madrigal / John Oliver / Kristen Schaal / Hosted by: John Hodgman
Drop by the HINT® Hydration Station on June 20 to sample one of Hint’s refreshing, unsweetened essence waters. Be sure to chat with a representative about HINT’s “Drink Water, Not Sugar”® Initiative, and pick up a portable hand fan or other fun freebie. (Supply limited to stock on hand).
Sunday, June 24, 3PM: Alabama Shakes / Diamond Rugs / Robert Ellis
BAND-AID® Brand will be onsite June 24th to welcome summer with samples of their new Beach Sport Kit, featuring 100% waterproof bandages designed by Cynthia Rowley. Follow @SummerStage to win exclusive giveaways provided courtesy of BAND-AID® Brand, including a $100 gift card, beach bag, towel and more for a big day at the beach! #HelloSummer