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City Park's SummerStage Features VOICES of a People's History Featuring Viggo Mortensen, Uzo Aduba, and More

City Park's SummerStage Features VOICES of a People's History Featuring Viggo Mortensen, Uzo Aduba, and More

City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is rounding out August with a diverse lineup of programming taking place in Central Park. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.

On Sunday, August 26th, legendary salsa acts Eddie Palmieri, with his band La Perfecta, and Tony Vega will perform a free show in Central Park. Eddie Palmieri, who was the first artist to win a Grammy Award for best Latin recording in 1975, is regarded as one of the most iconic Puerto Rican artists to emerge from the New York Scene. Tony Vega, the culture-shifting salsa bandleader and singer, is a legendary act amongst the scene as well. This free show will take place from 6 to 10 PM. Doors open at 5 PM.

On Tuesday, August 28th, SummerStage will collaborate with VOICES, a non-profit arts, educational, and social justice organization founded by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. On August 28th, the 55th anniversary of THE MARCH on Washington, this special event in Central Park will feature live readings and music in a celebration of resistance and radical struggle. Special guests include: Rosanne Cash (Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter), Marisa Tomei (Academy Award-winning actor), Uzo Aduba (actor, Orange is the New Black), Staceyann Chin (spoken word poet & performance artist), Laura Gomez (actor, Orange is the New Black), Celisse Henderson (singer, songwriter), Viggo Mortensen (poet, actor, The Lord of the Rings), Michael Ealy (actor, Barbershop), Morgan Spector (actor, Chuck), Rebecca Hall (actor, Vicky Cristina Barcelona), John Leventhal (Grammy Award-winning musician), Hong Chau (actor, Downsizing), and Valerie June (singer, songwriter). This free event will take place from 7 to 9:30 PM. Doors open at 6 PM.


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