We know that it doesn’t feel like summer without SummerStage, so we’re thrilled to present our digital series: Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere. We’ll be presenting exclusive digital performances that you can watch from anywhere.
We ask that you support SummerStage by making a fully tax-deductible donation at the value of a membership. As a SummerStage Champion, you will receive any benefits we are able to provide this year and can choose to be acknowledged as a Champion on our SummerStage webpage. Become a SummerStage Champion and keep SummerStage thriving.
Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is New York City’s largest, free outdoor performing arts festival, taking place in Central Park and 17 neighborhood parks around the city, from June-October, presenting approximately 100 performances — the majority of which are free of charge — for 200,000+ audiences annually.
New York is the quintessential global city, and the place we have been proud to call home for more than three decades. SummerStage brings renowned artists and rising stars from around the world to local neighborhood parks, presenting distinctly New York genres — salsa, jazz, and hip hop — alongside indie, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, modern dance, and much more. We turn local parks into dynamic and accessible performance spaces. There truly is no better place to experience music than amongst the trees in this iconic spot. Come watch a legendary artist or discover the performer you’ll love next!
In 2019, we were thrilled to unveil our newly renovated flagship venue in Central Park. Our iconic venue transformed into a state-of-the-art venue with a new stage, new sound system, increased lighting, upgraded backstage areas, raised seating, and an improved concert-going experience for all guests. What didn’t change was SummerStage’s mission to present iconic and emerging artists from widely diverse genres that reflect the population of our international city.
Generous private support for SummerStage Anywhere is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and The Shubert Organization. SummerStage is also supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson including Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Council Member Robert Cornegy, Council Member Mark Levine, Council Member Bill Perkins, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, and Council Member Rafael Salamanca. Additional support is generously provided by our dedicated SummerStage Members. Capital One is the title sponsor of Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere. Supporting Sponsors Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cigna Healthcare. In partnership with NYC Parks.
Generous private support for SummerStage Dance is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Shubert Organization, and The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Public support is provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. In partnership with NYC Parks.
Generous public support to update SummerStage’s flagship venue in Central Park is provided by Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer and the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, including the Manhattan Delegation, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, and Council Member Mark Levine. Generous private support to update SummerStage is provided by the Thompson Family Foundation, Jaharis Family Foundation, and The Durst Organization.
The refurbishment of SummerStage in Central Park is supported by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson, The Thompson Family Foundation, the Jaharis Family Foundation, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Peter Shapiro & Dayglo Presents, the Troubh family, the Barse family, the Goodman Family Foundation, Alexander Durst, and many generous donors who have purchased seat plaques.
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