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"In a city happily inundated with summertime cultural offerings, the SummerStage festival stands alone for its dizzying array of options, its local enthusiasm, and its general aura of awe." The New York Times


Jellybean Benitez / DJ Street Tech / D-Train

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John Benitez aka Jellybean Benitez, is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter, DJ, and remixer, who DJ’d in some of the hottest disco night clubs in the 70’s & 80’s including the famed Studio 54. Benitez scored two 80’s US pop hits, and has produced and remixed artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and the Pointer Sisters. Benitez continues to deejay globally, and is the Executive Producer of Studio 54 Radio, which is heard exclusively on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Channel 54), and features 1classic dance from Jellybean’s personal collection and the vaults and collections of Studio 54 insiders….


July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities….

TU Dance / Master Class: Calvin Wiley

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Founded in 2004 by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands in Saint Paul, Minnesota, TU Dance is a leading voice for contemporary dance. The 12-member, professional company is acclaimed for its diverse and versatile artists, performing work that draws together modern dance, classical ballet, African-based and urban vernacular movements. The TU Dance repertory features original work by Uri Sands, as well as renowned choreographers including Dwight Rhoden, Ron Brown, Katrin Hall, Gregory Dolbashian and Camille Brown. Through celebrated performances of the professional company and accessible dance education at TU Dance Center, TU Dance provides opportunities for everyone to experience the connective power of dance….


July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Smorgasburg is returning to Central Park! After a (too?) successful trial run last fall, the renowned Brooklyn food market is back for one summer night only. Eat and drink specialties from 25 of our favorite food vendors under the evening stars, grab a couple beers or sip a glass of wine, and enjoy some outdoor tunes in the greatest park in the world. …

Mr. Joy by Daniel Beaty

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What happened to Mr. Joy? A Harlem community is disrupted when the Chinese immigrant’s shoe repair shop, a neighborhood pillar for decades, does not open its doors. Nine customers, ranging from 11-year-old Clarissa, a budding shoe designer, to Bessie, a “gangsta granny,” reflect on the shop owner’s impact in this moving exploration of one community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again. Mr. Joy stars actor and vocalist Tangela Large….

Dr. John & the Nite Trippers / Amy Helm

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. …