Central Park

Rumsey Playfield

Music Venue and Park
Central Park (at East & Terrace Dr), New York, NY 10021, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 5:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 2:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Credit Cards:
No

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy, a private non-profit, is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park, in partnership with the public.

9.0/10

Based on 172 votes

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    G W.
    Live Music!(6 Tips)
    Ryan A.
    Keeps things intimate with a relatively small crowd.(2 Tips)
    Staff Picks
    freshly minted Electronic Dance Music star Zedd(2 Tips)
    Raja H.
    beer to order(3 Tips)
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  • Sean O.

    Buy two beers at a time to save the long wait.

    Sean O'Kane · 1 week ago
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  • Sean O.

    Go to the ATM beforehand. It's the longest line here.

    Sean O'Kane · 1 week ago
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  • Kimmie O.

    Music music music

    Kimmie Ohh · January 3
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  • Ryan A.

    One of the better outdoor venues. Keeps things intimate with a relatively small crowd. Great food options but the beers are too small.

    Ryan Ambs · September 27, 2014
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  • Esme M.

    Gavin who? Here for Matt

    Esme Mazzeo · August 13, 2014
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  • Jason S.

    Love this music venue - big enough to attract amazing bands and small enough to feel intimate. Great food and wine vendors too (though if you go often you will notice there's not much variety)

    Jason Schulweis · July 20, 2014
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  • Staff Picks

    The freshly minted Electronic Dance Music star Zedd will kick off the weekend bright and early at this free concert. Get to the park to snag a great spot. Fri, 7/18, 7am, free. Read more

    Staff Picks · July 17, 2014
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  • Staff Picks

    Live Nation Presents Neon Trees, Smallpools, and Nightmare & The Cat. Don't miss this lineup rock Central Park! Mon, 7/7, 6pm, $35. Read more

    Staff Picks · July 2, 2014
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  • Raja H.

    If you're thinking about which beer to order, ask for the Allagash White if it's a hot, sunny day

    Raja H · September 10, 2013
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  • paul w.

    I don't know why I bother coming to this venue. It's pretty crappy.

    paul wallace · July 23, 2013
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  • AT&T

    Headed to SummerStage? Make sure your mobile devices are fully charged to capture the fun! Check out one of our nearby, solar-powered mobile charging stations, c/o AT&T Street Charge. Read more

    AT&T · July 9, 2013
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  • Time Out New York

    Central Park SummerStage fills Rumsey Playfield with every type of music under the summer sun. Here you can find SummerStage concerts (free) and their benefit shows (not free) as well as other gigs! Read more

    Time Out New York · May 30, 2013
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  • Peter K.

    Don't do Mile End here. Takes longer and tastes worse than you want. Although I do like the Brooklyn one.

    Peter Knox · May 31, 2012
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  • SummerStage

    #summerstage2012 is right around the corner with more heart-pounding theater, mesmerizing dancing, and electrifying musicians! Check out our website for the full performance list! Read more

    SummerStage · April 27, 2012
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  • G W.

    Live Music! Get the schedule for great free shows, and come early! There'll only be room until they're all full, and most shows they have are amazing! Ticketed shows support the Summerstage program!

    G Wong · March 22, 2012
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  • Jeff W.

    Home of NYC Summerstage where thousands of New Yorkers rock out to free pop/rock/international concerts all summer long, rain or shine! If you have not been here, this is a must do!

    Jeff Woo · September 23, 2011
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  • Tokuyuki K.

    Although it's mentioned in Jul it will be available in multiple locations in CP, this is only the place there free wifi is available in CP as of Sep http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/wifi/

    Tokuyuki Komiyama · September 13, 2011
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  • Teresa G.

    Taio Cruz GMA Concert

    Teresa Ginsberg · August 19, 2011
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  • Urban Mack

    Nicki Minaj performed on GMA and had the crowd hyped Read more

    Urban Mack · August 5, 2011
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  • Suzana U.

    The band listed never starts on time

    Suzana Ueno · July 24, 2011
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  • Tim D.

    Saw Lady GaGa this morning......good show. GMA screwed it up though

    Tim Donovan · May 27, 2011
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  • seth h.

    Damn riiight I was there to see Miley at GMA! Rolled right to VIP.

    seth hochman · June 18, 2010
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  • Monica B.

    check out summerstage in the park. totally fun.

    Monica Bloom · January 28, 2010
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  • Jonathan G.

    Phoenix & Passion Pit show in Central Park

    Jonathan Gottlieb · September 26, 2009
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  • Jed G.

    don't pay for concert tickets! You can make a picnic and hear the show perfectly from behind the fences outside.

    Jed Garfunkel · September 3, 2009
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  • hatti l.

    8/16/09: walkmen, dinosaur jr, and lots of bike riding with the johnson

    hatti lim · August 17, 2009
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