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7 June 2011 – 2 September 2011

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, City Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011 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

NIGHT AT THE CARAVANSERAI: TALES OF WONDER” FEATURING YO-YO MA / THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE / THE SILK ROAD CONNECT STUDENTS AND FRIENDS

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:30PM
Central Park SummerStage

Join SummerStage on opening night for a collaboration unlike any other: an evening of music, dance, art and stories with legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, his internationally acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble, and NYC students.

BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL: MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD / JOSH ROSEMAN & THE KING FROOPY ALLSTARS / JIM BLACK’S ALASNOAXIS

Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 6:30PM
Central Park SummerStage

Presented in Association with Undead Jazz.

CITY PARKS FOUNDATION PRESENTS SUMMERSTAGE GALA “MOTOWN MEETS NYC”

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 8:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

An Evening of Classic Motown Hits with Music by The New York Pops

“ISTANBULIVE III: SOUNDS OF CIVILIZATIONS” ZULFU LIVANELI / MANGA AND SPECIAL GUESTS

Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Presented by Serdar Ilhan & Mehmet Dede and supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism.

9TH CINE FEST PETROBRAS BRASIL NY: MART’NALIA / SCREENING : “ELZA”

Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 7:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

This annual event honors the best and the brightest of Brazil’s innovative new cinema.

“FETE DE LA MUSIQUE:” BEN L’ONCLE SOUL / CATHERINE RINGER / SCREENING:”GAINSBOURG AND HIS GIRLS”

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Presented in Association with Make Music New York and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy with additional support from The French Bureau Export.

REGGIE WATTS WITH SPECIAL GUEST NATASHA LEGGERO

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:30PM
Central Park SummerStage

Hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE / TWIN SHADOW / BUBBLES

Friday, June 24, 2011 at 6:30PM
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Central Park SummerStage

SOLD OUT!!

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS / FITZ & THE TANTRUMS / ANDREYA TRIANA / RICH MEDINA

Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 4:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Presented in association with Giantstep.

HUGH MASEKELA / FRESHLYGROUND / SOMI

Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 3:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela is an innovator in the world music and jazz scene and is active as a performer, composer, producer and activist.

“THE MOTH” HOSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ WITH STORIES BY PAM GRIER AND OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:30PM
Central Park SummerStage
Join acclaimed story telling organization, The Moth for a summer night of stories hosted by comedian and writer Andy Borowitz (The New Yorker, BorowitzReport.com) with stories by Pam Grier (“Foxy Brown,” “Jackie Brown”) and other special guests.

“COMEDY CENTRAL PARK” STARRING JIM GAFFIGAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN PINETTE

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 8:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Comedy Central Park is back for its 5th straight year to celebrate an evening of FREE comedy with New Yorkers.

“EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE” ROY AYERS AND THE JAZZ MAFIA SYMPHONY PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 7:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Join SummerStage as we celebrate the 70th birthday of famed jazz, funk and soul pioneer, Roy Ayers with world premieres of commissioned works from The Jazz Mafia, which has re-envisioned Ayers’ classic works. The performance will include select students from Harlem School of the Arts.

RAM / GROUP DOUEH / BALOJI / GLOBESONIC SOUND SYSTEM

Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 3:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

RAM, a long-running band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti exemplifies Haiti’s love of its uptempo Carnival melodies known as meringues.

JARABE DE PALO, ELY GUERRA, NOVALIMA AND MR. PAUER

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 7:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Presented in association with (LAMC) Latin Alternative Music Conference.

CHOCQUIBTOWN, RITA INDIANA, URSULA 1000 AND QUE BAJO?!

Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 3:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Presented in association with (LAMC) Latin Alternative Music Conference.

FAMILY DAY FEATURING: THE VERVE PIPE / THE ZANY UMBRELLA CIRCUS WITH OKO SOKOLO / ORAN ETKIN’S TIMBALOOLOO / THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS / BROOKLYN STEPPERS

Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 3:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Enjoy City Parks Foundation’s spectacular, first-ever commission in honor of SummerStage’s newest program, SummerStage Kids presented by Disney. This family affair celebrates international culture and will awaken the kid in all of us through engaging performances, puppetry, music, workshops, and magical mayhem!

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA SUMMER RECITAL SERIES

Monday, July 11, 2011 at 8:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, first presented in 2009, returns this year with six performances all five boroughs.

RATATAT

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 6:30PM
Central Park SummerStage

Bowery Presents.

ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE AND SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST VIJAY IYER / DANCE GRAND MOULTRIE

Friday, July 15, 2011 at 8:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Join SummerStage for the world premiere of a “UnEasy,” a special commissioned work featuring the innovative Armitage Gone! Dance company and set to an original composition by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Vijay Iyer.

ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE AND SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST VIJAY IYER / DANCE GRAND MOULTRIE

Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 8:00PM
Central Park SummerStage

Join SummerStage for the world premiere of a “UnEasy,” a special commissioned work featuring the innovative Armitage Gone! Dance company and set to an original composition by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Vijay Iyer.

Jerry Rivera and special guests, N’Klabe

Saturday, July 25, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The mammoth alternative rock band and friends draw the 2011 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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