PERFECT DAY! Summer goes on as long as we say so! Well... as long as the weather is perfect like today, for another day on music and laughs together in Central Park. And I know just about the coolest place in Manhattan to hang out... a grassy little slope, shaded by enormous trees right by "The Lake". Seriously, if you're in town and looking for a place to "relax", I hope I see you out there today.
Parents:If you're thinking about coming out with small children, consider if this is the kind of event that is appropriate for young kids! Ha! After about 10 minutes, they usually prefer a playground! If you do bring children, please make sure they're well-behaved and are respectful of the nice people around them listening to music. ~ THANKS
There's always a gentle breeze, sweet people, smiling faces... oh and today...
A YEARLY TRADITION!
You'll see if you come and hang out with me. But try to get there by 3:00 this afternoon, okay? It's just something I started doing about 10 or 15 years ago on long holiday weekends. It's also something that sometimes kinda leaves the tourists with their mouths hanging open. Kinda cool. So I hope I see you out there. This is gonna be a fun day... I can feel it already. If you're one of those people like me who loves to stay in town on long holiday weekends... (As all the really annoying people head out to The Hamptons!) ...come hang by The Lake again and be a part of one of those little "Uniquely New York" traditions I started years ago.
Here's a whole bunch of photos from another "typically amazing" weekend.
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In other news... as a playwright I'm actually sitting on 2 plays that I would really like to see produced here in town. At the same time we're still showing the new musical "Possibility Junkie" to some people. But at the core of the whole gig has been this ridiculously wonderful, under-the-radar phenomenon that I've been a part of for a generation in the most amazing city on the planet. Still, as far as this new musical is concerned, I think we've really got something wonderful on our hands. Here's a little taste.
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Listen, most of you live in or around New York City but I know a lot of you are new around here. And a lot of you are checking in from different parts of the country and different parts of the world. A lot of you guys showed up after the newest video from the December concert hit YouTube and Twitter. Well, I update this page almost everyday. Still, you can hit the ARCHIVE here at the site. And all around the internet you can find stuff if you Google "David Ippolito" or "That Guitar Man" or...
OR on YouTube:thatguitarman
OR on Twitter:@thatguitarman
There's always a lot cool stuff goin' on someplace. Keep checking back.
Gotta keep focusing on the beauty in this world. The ugliness will always be there. Let's all keep trying to move a little closer to the Light every day. I have work to do. The tools of my work are music and the written word. We all have different ways of feeding the beauty and starving the ugly. I hope we all get use them during our next lap around the Sun. I hope we all feel a part of One world in 2015.
Oh listen. I have a new idea that's cooking regarding the "Year End" concert in December... in that... there might not be one! I'll fill you in after the idea cooks a little more.
Here are some photos from this year's gig.
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Like I always say... I know a lot of you are checking in from different parts of the country and different parts of the world. For the newcomers who have NO idea what it is we do in the Central Park...
Check out the brand new Photo Gallery for this year.
All outdoor events are weather permitting! Stop by the website before you go if it is questionable.
Central Park Schedule
Saturdays Starts around 12:30 and ends when the sun goes over the Hudson.
Please check the website to insure that David is playing!
David is available for private parties and events. Please call (646) 504-7275 for fees and availability.
A note from filmmaker Dean Love...
As you may know I am producing a documentary about "That Guitar Man from Central Park". I would like to ask all David's fans out there to write me and tell me any stories you may have about David and his playing in Central Park and how it has affected you or what it has meant to you. I've already heard some great stories, but I know there are more that I haven't heard. So if you got a story to tell about David and his music, please briefly write it out and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be contacting people from the stories submitted to interview them for possible inclusion in the film. Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone on the hill this summer. - Dean