NYC’s Largest Presenter of Free Entertainment in the Parks, City Parks Foundation, Presents 75 Summer Concerts, Dance & Theater

Largest Presenter of Free Entertainment in the Parks, City Parks
Foundation, Presents 75 Summer Concerts, Dance & Theater



NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ —
New York City’s largest organization dedicated to providing free
performing arts programming in NYC parks, City Parks Foundation,
presents the full lineup of its 2009 summer schedule.

City Parks Foundation upholds the tradition of free arts festivals
to ensure that all in the city have the opportunity to experience the
best in the arts this summer, especially during a year when many have
limited budgets for summer entertainment. CityParks Theater presented by Time Warner, CityParks Concerts, and CityParks Dance
will provide valuable access to arts and culture throughout the city,
by bringing 75 performances to 21 parks throughout the five boroughs
free of charge.

The 2009 season marks several exciting new additions to the three
festivals including City Parks Foundation’s first ever commissioned
play, Dirt Rich by Chisa Hutchinson, as part of CityParks Theater presented by Time Warner. The festival also features a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by the Continuum Company, and will also welcome acclaimed poet, jessica Care moore, as she fuses music and spoken word in her celebrated one-woman show, God is Not an American. Three-time New York Innovative Theater Award winning production, Dancing vs. The Rat Experiment will round out the festival with a genre-defying piece performed by the company Witness Relocation.

CityParks Dance has another impressive season line-up
including an interactive dance experience for the audience led by the
highly acclaimed ballet company Morphoses/The Wheedon Company. The festival also presents African American troupe Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, break dancing experts Illstyle & Peace Productions, and nathantrice/RITUALS
abstract expressionists. Dance master classes will be featured before
all performances, and will be taught by dance professionals and

CityParks Concerts is proud to present top musical acts including Grammy award-winning R&B singer Chrisette Michele, salsa sensation Frankie Negron, popular “experimental” band Man Man, and gospel music sensation and Grammy Award-winning pastor of Brooklyn’s Love Fellowship Tabernacle, Hezekiah Walker. City Parks Foundation is also welcoming back the fan favorites hip-hop group Naughty By Nature, KRS-One, and Slick Rick.

The full schedules are available online: Photos of the artists are available upon request.

City Parks Foundation