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Family Performance Festival

Sundays, June 19 - September 4, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Great Hill (West Side from 103rd to 107th Streets)

Each summer, Central Park Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year's Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, Park adventures, puppetry, and more!

Let us know you're coming; all ages welcome.  In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call 646.208.4111 for updates.

Programs are free and between 60 - 90 minutes long. 

June 19 
Aly Sunshine and Funkytown Playground  
Music Moves Me  
Father’s Day musical dance party

June 31
Billy B
Bio Bio Biodiversity
story, song, and dance
June 26
Max Darwin
The Amazing Max
magic and comedy
August 7
Native American Storytelling
story, song, and dance
July 3
Central Park Players|
Park Discovery!
puppetry and hands-on exploration
August 14
Catskill Puppet Theater
Sister Rain and Brother Sun
musical puppetry
July 10
Diane Edgecomb
Insect Comedy
musical storytelling
August 21
Billy Kelly
Grammy-nominated music and song
July 17
Planetary Circus
comedy, juggling, and acrobatics
August 28
Catskill Mountain Music: Ira McIntosh
Wild about Water
acoustic musical storytelling
July 24
Arm of the Sea Theater
The City that Drinks the Mountain Sky
life-size musical puppetry
September 4
Mad Science
What Do We Know About H20?
science experimentation and exploration