Global Citizen Festival Returning to Central Park

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The Global Citizen Festival will return to Central Park’s Great Lawn for its twelfth year in its continued mission to end extreme poverty. The free ticketed event kicks off on Saturday, September 28, with the Great Lawn reopening on April 6.

Tickets to the Global Citizen Festival are always free, and can be earned by taking action on our world’s most urgent issues, including climate change, the hunger crisis, and the inequity women face. Together, Global Citizens have taken over 33 million actions, resulting in over $43 billion distributed to non-profit partners worldwide, impacting more than 1.3 billion lives.

“Since 2012, the Global Citizen Festival has called Central Park its home, thanks to the long-standing partnership with NYC Parks and the City of New York. Annually, we have welcomed 60,000 global citizens to the Great Lawn, who have played a crucial role in our mission, and we look forward to coming back again on September 28 to drive more action and commitments towards ending extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen.

Central Park’s Great Lawn will reopen on April 6, following damage from heavy rain last year that has since been assessed, with repairs paid for by the Global Citizen’s Board of Directors. Following its annual closure during the winter months, the Great Lawn is now ready for use again, both by New Yorkers and visitors to the city, as well as the wide-ranging events held throughout the warmer months.

“Our public greenspaces are where New Yorkers gather for connection, celebration, and release, and that proud tradition continues as we welcome Global Citizen Festival back to Central Park this September,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue. “Central Park’s iconic Great Lawn has a long and celebrated history of hosting live events that thrill New Yorkers and visitors alike, from Simon & Garfunkel to the NY Philharmonic.

“The Global Citizen Festival is more than just a good time for music lovers — it’s a call to action, inspiring us to be active citizens of the world in the fight against poverty, inequity, and climate change. I look forward to joining thousands of New Yorkers and visitors out on the Great Lawn for this celebration of music and activism.”

This year’s lineup and ticketing information for the Global Citizen Festival will be announced in the coming months.