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12 June 2010 – 16 August 2010

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, City Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 season schedule of its flagship free performing arts festival, Central Park SummerStage. Internationally acclaimed for presenting world-renowned and emerging talent from around the globe and New York City’s own backyard, the Central Park SummerStage season promises to be as electrifying as ever with a calendar chock-full of culturally diverse programs in multiple disciplines including music, dance, word, film, and comedy.

Events Schedule

Josh Ritter and The New York Pops

Friday, June 12, 2010
From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

To kick off this year’s Central Park SummerStage season, we are delighted to bring you a special collaborative program starring Josh Ritter performing orchestrated arrangements from his catalog backed by the fabulous New York Pops.

Ruben Studdard, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett & G.A.

Saturday, June 13, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Gospel’s brightest stars shine in this praise-filled afternoon. Suggested Donation $5. Presented in association with Globe Star Media.

Indigo Girls, Matt Nathanson

Tuesday, June 16, 2010
From 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage.

Word, Wally Lamb, Zoë Heller

Wednesday, June 17, 2010
From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The first of four successive Word programs begins with two critically acclaimed novelists reading and sharing insights from their latest works: The Hour I First Believed and The Believers.

Sharon Olds, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Elizabeth Alexander

Thursday, June 18, 2010
From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A rare opportunity to hear some of the most acclaimed poets of our day on one stage, followed by a roundtable discussion. Presented in association with the American Academy of Poets.

Comedy Central Park – Gabriel Iglesias, Pablo Francisco

Friday, June 19, 2010
From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Two high-octane comics with unmatched vocal talents perform at our third annual evening of stand-up comedy. Presented in association with Comedy Central.

Definitely Poetry Hosted by Majora Carter
Earthdriver, Staceyann Chin, Jennifer Johns, ArtBattles, Urban Word NYC

Saturday, June 20, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Join urban green pioneer Majora Carter and friends in celebration of our planet with innovative and powerful spoken word artists, musicians, and visual artists.

Fête de la Musique
Yannick Noah, Coralie Clément, Mayra Andrade

Sunday, June 21, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

SummerStage joins the global Francophone community in celebrating chanson française (French song) with a line up representing the diversity of French contemporary music.
Presented in association with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

311, Ziggy Marley, The Expendables

Thursday, June 25, 2010
From 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage. SOLD OUT! **Limited VIP access is still available by becoming a SummerStage Member! **

Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey
Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan
Painted on Water featuring Sertab Erener & Demir Demirkan
NY Gypsy All-Stars with Hüsnü Senlendirici and special guests

Saturday, June 27, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The colorful culture of Turkey and the musical richness of Istanbul come alive with sounds, visuals, food, and art. Presented in association with the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism and Serdar Ilhan.

Ledisi / Esperanza Spalding, Jonathan Batiste

Sunday, June 28, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage
Two sensual jazz-fusion vocalists share this dynamic co-bill; accompanied by an on-the-rise pianist.

Explosions in the Sky , Constantines, Castanets

Tuesday, June 30, 2010
From 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage.

Oumou Sangare, Les Nubians, Asa

Sunday, July 05, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

An outstanding day of music featuring three pioneering African and “Afropean” chanteuses.

Juana Molina, Curumin, El G (ZZK)

Wednesday, July 08, 2010
From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Electronic and danceable sounds straight from Argentina and Brazil. Presented in associated with the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

Matisyahu, Umphrey’s McGee

Thursday, July 09, 2010
From 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A benefit concert to support the full season of free programs at Central Park SummerStage.

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs , Eric Bobo

Saturday, July 11, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The internationally renowned, high-energy Argentine sensations; with support from alternative hip hop via Puerto Rico. Presented in associated with the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

Family Day!

DJ Lance Rock & Brobee (of Yo Gabba Gabba!) Nickelodeon’s New Preschool Band Billy B. Storytime with Iza Trapani “Sleeping Beauty” Puppet Show

Sunday, July 12, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A day for the entire family showcasing Nickelodeon stars, hip music, storytelling, marionette puppets, and dancing.

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital

Monday, July 13, 2010
From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The Metropolitan Opera launches its Summer Recital with a special performance of opera arias and popular songs headlined by the Tony Award-winning baritone Paulo Szot and featuring Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Alek Shrader (tenor), and Vlad Iftinca (piano).

Free tickets are required for entry. Tickets will be available at the Met Opera box office from July 6-10. For more information on how to obtain free tickets for this event, please visit www.metopera.org beginning June 1 or call 212-362-6000.

The Metropolitan Opera also offers FREE Summer Recitals as well as FREE Opera Screenings all through the summer.

Q-Tip, Chester French, Little Dragon, Benji B

Saturday, July 18, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The beloved hip hop innovator and Renaissance man shares the day with musical trailblazers from around the globe. Presented in association with Giant Step.

Alpha Blondy & The Solar System , Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dubblestandart, Subatomic Sound System

Sunday, July 19, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

These two charismatic and political reggae originators from Côte d’Ivoire and Jamaica, have defined the genre and expanded its global reach. Suggested Donation $5.

Bettye LaVette, Budos Band, Rhythm Revue with Felix Hernandez

Friday, July 24, 2010
From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The sophisticated soul songstress shares a bill with the NYC’s own Afro Soul band and radio personality/soul music champion.

Jerry Rivera and special guests, N’Klabe

Saturday, July 25, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The Grammy-nominated, chart-topping salsero spices things up for an afternoon of música muy caliente. Presented in association with Globe Star Media.

Ginuwine, Joe, Chico DeBarge

Sunday, July 26, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A full afternoon of R&B legends. Presented in association Kedar Entertainment & Globe Star Media.

Dance

RIOULT, Germaul Barnes/Viewsic Expressions

Friday, July 31, 2010
From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Two courageous choreographers stage an enthralling evening of provocative dance.

M. Ward, Mike Watt & Nels Cline + , Yuka Honda and Dougie Bowne

Saturday, August 01, 2010
From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A trio of songwriting innovators on one noteworthy evening line-up.

CineFest Brasil

If I Were You 2 (Se eu fosse você 2) directed by Daniel Filho Silvia Machete

Sunday, August 02, 2010
From 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The natural born carioca is renowned for her trademark little red dress, twirling hoops and sensuous guitar work; followed by the US premiere of a wildly popular Brazilian comedy.

Music & Film

Béla Fleck , Toumani Diabaté

Monday, August 03, 2010
From 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A full set of music by Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabaté, followed by a screening of the documentary tracing Fleck’s journey through Africa in search of the origins of the banjo. Suggested Donation $5.

Music & Film

I Am Cuba directed by Mikhail Kalatozov
The Pedrito Martinez Project

Wednesday, August 05, 2010
From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The multi-faceted musician performs songs anchored in his beloved Cuba; followed by a screening of the unforgettable film that reconstructs the life of the island during the Batista era.

Asbury Shorts: An Evening of the World’s Best Short Films
Mingus Dynasty Quintet

Thursday, August 06, 2010
From 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A dynamic evening of live music, celebrity guests, and elite award-winning short films compiled from the past ten years.

Dance

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, nathantrice/RITUALS dance theater

Friday, August 07, 2010
From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

The accomplished modern dance company DCDC grounds their work in the African American experience. Choreographer Nathan Trice employs a diverse ensemble to create dance theater works.

Boys Noize, Drop the Lime and Special Guests

Saturday, August 08, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A mega-dance party led by the go-to motivator and music producer extraordinaire. Presented in association with Meanred Productions.

Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele , Jon B.

Sunday, August 09, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

Soul takes center stage on this bill with heartfelt anthems, ballads, love songs and good vibes from three of today’s most sought after vocalists.
Presented in association with Globe Star Media.

Dance

Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, with musical guest Martha Wainwright

Friday, August 14, 2010
From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A very special evening of dance and music that will feature a world premiere by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, set to new music by Martha Wainwright, both commissioned by City Parks Foundation.

Dance

Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, with musical guest Martha Wainwright

Saturday, August 15, 2010
From 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

A very special evening of dance and music that will feature a world premiere by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, set to new music by Martha Wainwright, both commissioned by City Parks Foundation.

Dinosaur Jr. , The Walkmen, Saviours

Sunday, August 16, 2010
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The mammoth alternative rock band and friends draw the 2010 season to a close in strident style.

Directions

Summerstage is located right off the 5th Avenue and 69th Street entrance to Central Park in New York City.

By Subway
The closest subway stop is the “B” and “C” train stop at 72nd & Central Park West. You may also take the #1,2 or 3 train to 72nd & Broadway, or the #6 train to 68th & Lexington Ave.

By Bus
From the Eastside: Take M-1, M-2, M-3 or M-4 to 72nd St./5th Ave. From the westside: Take M-7, M-10, M-11 to 72nd St/CPW

Contact

Tel +1 (212) 360 2756
Email info@summerstage.org
Website: www.summerstage.org external link

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