Rumsey Playfield Central Park

Rumsey Playfield

Rumsey Playfield Central Park History

Rumsey Playfied is one of the most popular destinations in New York's sprawling, iconic Central Park. It serves as home to summer concerts as well as youth sports and sits in the southeastern part of Central Park. A great place to pass the day or spend a warm summer evening, Rumsey Playfield really comes to life during Summerstage, its series of free concerts held in the small venue which is an ideal place to catch an outdoor concert on a warm New York summer evening. A trip to New York City is not complete without a visit to Central Park and the park becomes even more special when you get tickets to attend a concert at Rumsey Playfield from StubHub.

Rumsey Playfield Central Park Events

During the summer one of the most popular attractions of Rumsey Playfield is the Friday morning concert series broadcast on Good Morning America which brings in both music lovers and fans of the popular morning talk show. There are also a handful of exciting summer dates from big musical acts swinging through New York City including Passenger, Gary Clark Jr., Chromeo, Portugal the Man, and Grouplove. More and more concerts are being added to the summer schedule at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park so continue to check back to see when something new is added.

New York, New York

Located in New York, New York, Rumsey Playfield sees its fair share of locals and tourists alike. If you are looking to see the best theater in the world, New York is the place to be. Theaters are abundant in the city both on Broadway and off, and if you somehow tire of the theater scene there are plenty of museums like the MoMA to explore, along with countless music venues offering a wide variety of live music. Of course visiting New York landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, and the Empire State Building is a must for any first time visitor. If you are a sports fan there are several professional sports teams playing exciting games all over the city. Catch a Major League Baseball game courtesy of the New York Yankees or the Mets, or an NBA basketball game by the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets. NHL hockey is also a big deal when the New York Rangers are playing at Madison Square Garden, and home NFL games of the New York Jets or Giants are just a short ride away.

Rumsey Playfield Central Park Seating Layout

All concerts at Rumsey Playfield are general admission, meaning if you hope to be up front by the stage you would be well advised to show up early, otherwise you can meander around the venue with your friends trying to find the best place to enjoy the performance. Whatever show you attend at Rumsey Playfield you choose to attend, be sure to arrive early to take some time exploring Central Park, one of New York City's iconic tourist attractions.


Rumsey Playfield gets its name from former New York Governor Averell Harriman's sister.

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