Year opened: 1972
Location: Central Park
Joe Killian, founder of the Central Park Summerstage, saw the potential that the park had for outdoor concerts and celebration of art for people of all kinds. Festivals, such as the Summerstage Festival and BRIC! have blossomed from this venue and have maintained their inclusivity since the start; there has always been a focus on free art for all, and if not free, then a benefit show. Moving to Rumsey Playfield in 1990, the venue journeyed on to become a calm safe-haven for New Yorkers to relax from city life.
Dark Bullet Sake & Oyster Bar – A modern spot for tapas and raw oysters, plus clever cocktails, a great selection of whiskeys and sake, and a pool table. Wind down here after a show when you aren’t quite ready to head home. Open: Daily 12:30pm-2am, kitchen closes @ 11:30pm. 154 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023. 18 min walk to SummerStage.