The Originals with special guest and performance by Slick Rick - City Parks Foundation


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The Originals with special guest and performance by Slick Rick

Saturday, July 31, 2021

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan 10021

Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with limited capacity, and will continue to follow CDC recommendations. Visit here for more information.


5 PM – Doors

6 PM – Rooftop Films Summer Series Films (see below)

7 PM – Performance

This performance will be livestreamed on

Hip-hop has become a world-wide phenomenon, embedded in the sounds of pop music of every continent. But before it went global, it was the sound of New York, soundtracking block parties and club nights and college radio. Individually the Originals—as the name implies—have been there since almost the beginning, helping pull hip-hop from out of the underground and into the spotlight. The group also champions club culture and the various sounds and styles that New Yorkers want to dance to, from hip-hop to afrobeat, salsa and reggae to funk and house. The crew involves DJs Stretch Armstrong, known for programming the beloved “Stretch And Bobbito” radio show; hip-hop producer Clark Kent; Rich Medina, who ran the legendary weekly dance institution APT; and mixtape legend Tony Touch. They’ll be joined for a performance by special guest Slick Rick.


Featured Rooftop Films

This program of short films contains content which may not be considered appropriate for younger audiences.

The Service

Nathan Fitch, Director & Producer, Eric Schleicher, DP & Producer, Dylan Gaffney, Producer, USA

THE SERVICE charts a day in the life of Myles Wily, a veteran turned weed delivery man during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City in 2020.


The West 4th Street Hustle

Oliver Shahery, USA

Fearless George thinks he’s the king of the famous West 4th Street basketball courts as he hustles civilians who pass by. It isn’t until he meets his match that his true character is revealed.

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