The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for all of New York City’s five boroughs from noon Friday until 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, with heat index values expected to reach 105 today and 105-110 on Saturday and Sunday. Ahead of a dangerous heat wave set to hit New York City this weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference Friday, when the temperature was already climbing, that he had instructed organizers of the fourth annual OZYFest event in Central Park this weekend to cancel the two-day outdoor festival given the heat conditions. Later Friday, OZYFest posted a note to its Twitter account saying the festival “will not be going ahead as scheduled this weekend.”

OZY Fest is New York’s most interactive festival coming to the Great Lawn of Central Park July 20 + 21. Hosted by Alex Rodriguez and OZY Media, OZY Fest brings together a diverse group of curious people to dance, laugh, learn, and eat with some of the world’s biggest names and boldest thinkers. OZY Fest NYC is a family-friendly massive multi day Central Park Festival with A-Rod, John Legend, Padma Lakshmi, Trevor Noah, Rachael Ray, Spike Lee, Mark Cuban, Jameela Jamil and most importantly, real New Yorkers! Use Promo Code NYCINSIDER for a 20% discount.

Saturday, July 20 (12-9PM) + Sunday, July 21 (12-8PM)

The Great Lawn, Central Park
79th Street & W 85th Street
New York, NY 10024

  • Saturday lineup includes John Legend, Trevor Noah, Alex Rodriguez, Stacey Abrams, Mark Cuban, Malcolm Gladwell, Jameela Jamil, John Kasich, and A R I Z O N A.
  • Sunday lineup includes Miguel, Tove Lo, Alex Rodriguez, Spike Lee, Rachael Ray, Deepak Chopra, Padma Lakshmi, and Dulcé Sloan.

Tickets start at $49. Use promo code NYCINSIDER to get 20% off your OZY Fest ticket purchase at OZY Fest NYC 2019.

OZY Fest is fun for the whole family. Kids under 10 may attend for free when accompanying any ticket-holding adult.

OZY Fest is your chance to get up close and personal with headliner musicians, stand-up comedians, thought leaders, presidential candidates, billionaire business leaders, and celebrity chefs. With headliners ranging from John Legend and Trevor Noah to Mark Cuban and Rachael Ray, the weekend will be packed with live music, laugh-out-loud comedy, food from all over the world, and conversations to get you thinking. Whether you’re pitching an idea to Mark Cuban, singing along with John Legend, cooking a meal with Rachael Ray, or asking Trevor Noah any questions on your mind, OZY Fest is your chance to get in on the action.

With access to 50 performers and speakers, food from 30 countries around the world, and live interactive performances and activities, OZY Fest has all the ingredients for the best damn weekend of your life!!!!!!

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