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Family Performance Festival


June 15 - August 31, 2014
Every Sunday, 12:00 pm

Programs are free and between 60 - 90 minutes long.

At the Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade

The Children's Glade and its ongoing maintenance and care are made possible by the Directors of the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation.

Each summer, the 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, in-Park adventure, puppetry, and more! Programs happen in the Park's most natural playground, The Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (located inside the Park near West 106th Street). Pack a picnic, grab your blanket, and get ready to discover Central Park in a whole new way!

Advance registration is recommended; All ages welcome. In the case of inclement weather programs will be canceled. For more information, click on the links below. For day-of weather-related changes and accessibility information, call 212-860-1370 or check the event on our online calendar.

Click the links below to learn more about the wonderful line-up of artists who will be gracing the Children's Glade stage this summer!

June 15th Father's Day with the Storycrafters
June 22nd Nature in Action, Story, and Song
June 29th Billy B, the Science and Dance Man
July 6th Musical Adventures in the Park
July 13th Bugaboo Review Puppetry Theater
July 20th Recycling Remix, Music and Recycled Instrument Workshop
July 27th EarthCapades, the Eco-educational Circus
August 3rd Tales for the Earth
August 10th Earth Rhythms Music
August 17th Earth Beat! Multicultural Dance Inspired by Nature
August 24th Story Laurie
August 31st

Uncle Eye, Fun and Funky Songs of Summer