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Life's a picnic in Grand Central

Monday, August 18 - Friday, August 22
7AM - 7PM
Vanderbilt Hall

Food available for purchase 11AM-4PM every day during the event! Live performances daily.

12-2PM DAILY: Gifts with food purchase (while supplies last)
12-2PM DAILY DRAWING: Drop your business card to win Grand Central limited-edition prizes (10 winners per day)

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Monday, August 18th

Food available for purchase 11am-4pm:

Café Spice

Ceriello Fine Foods

Ciao Bella Gelato

Financier Patisserie

Junior’s Bakery

Magnolia Bakery

Zaro’s Bakery

Entertainment:

11am-2pm Susan Keser “New York Violinist”, classical & pop violinist  www.newyorkviolinist.com*

4pm-7pm West Village Quartet, classical string ensemble  DavidBviolin@aol.com*

Tuesday, August 19th

Food available for purchase 11am-4pm:

Café Spice

Ceriello Fine Foods

Ciao Bella Gelato

Financier Patisserie

Junior’s Bakery

Magnolia Bakery

Manhattan Chili

Tri Tip Grill

Two Boots Pizza

Zaro’s Bakery

Entertainment:

11am-2pm Gabriel Aldort “Galdort Gumbo”, keyboards & vocals  www.galdortmusic.com*

4pm-7pm West Village Quartet, classical string ensemble  DavidBviolin@aol.com*

Wednesday, August 20th

Food available for purchase 11am-4pm:

Ceriello Fine Foods

Ciao Bella Gelato

Junior’s Bakery

Magnolia Bakery

Manhattan Chili

Murray’s Cheese

Pescatore Seafood Co.

Tri Tip Grill

Two Boots Pizza

Zaro’s Bakery

Entertainment:

12pm-2pm Big Apple Circus presents "Dicky's Wacky Magic Show"

A combination of new and old magic for all ages. Through audience participation, surprises and fun, Dikki makes the impossible become believable. http://www.bigapplecircus.org

4pm-7pm The Poor Cousins, folk guitar & fiddle duo  www.thepoorcousins.wix.com/band*


Thursday, August 21st

Food available for purchase 11am-4pm:

Ceriello Fine Foods

Ciao Bella Gelato

Junior’s Bakery

Li-Lac Chocolates

Magnolia Bakery

Manhattan Chili

Murray’s Cheese

Pescatore Seafood Co.

Tri Tip Grill

Two Boots Pizza

Zaro’s Bakery

Entertainment:

12:30pm-2pm Dance and musical performances from iLuminate and Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter

  • iLuminate – From America’s Got Talent to the New York Stage, it’s the most fun you'll ever have in the dark! Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate brings you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, high-tech effects, and original music, iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event. Performing in the heart of Broadway! www.iLuminate.com
  • Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter  Be  the first to discover the next milestone in musical theatre...Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside your elbow? Of course you haven’t. Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture answers this hypothetical, illogical, and surreal question in an emotionally-charged rock musical love story. Set in Elbowville (a microscopic community within Ragnar Agnarsson’s body), the eccentric story introduces us to three brothers living in perfect harmony, until unexpected conflict arises and shakes Elbowville to its core. How does the pragmatic, enigmatic, sexually automatic, and slightly fanatic Mayor Manuela deal with the crisis? After all, she brought wealth to the Elbowvillians, but at what cost? And for how long? The amazing cast includes Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle together with an ensemble of fiercely talented singers, actors and musicians. “Gorgeous modern rock... Destined for music history. THE TICKET OF THE YEAR!”  -RUST Magazine www.RevolutionElbow.com

4pm-7pm Jason Green, jazz & blues guitarist  www.jasongreenguitar.com*

Friday, August 22nd

Food available for purchase 11am-4pm:

Ceriello Fine Foods

Ciao Bella Gelato

Junior’s Bakery

Li-Lac Chocolates

Magnolia Bakery

Murray’s Cheese

Pescatore Seafood Co.

Tri Tip Grill

Zaro’s Bakery

Entertainment:

12:30pm-1:30pm “Broadway Hour” featuring musical performances from “Chicago,” “Motown,” “Pippin” and “Cinderella”

  • CHICAGO is the longest-running American musical on Broadway – and it’s no wonder why. The winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is an electrifying tale of greed, murder and show biz that’s been seen by over 20 million people worldwide. Filled with hit songs such as “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle” and featuring sizzling dancing in the style of Bob Fosse, CHICAGO is simply “the best musical in town” (The New York Times). http://chicagothemusical.com/
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who's ever had a dream. http://www.cinderellaonbroadway.com/
  • MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is Broadway’s record-breaking smash hit that tells the true story behind the world’s most iconic sound. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations – MOTOWN THE MUSICAL shows how these legendary artists and so many more created the soundtrack that changed America. With a live orchestra, marvelous dancing and over 50 classic songs such as “My Girl,” “What’s Going On,” “Dancing in the Street,” “Heard It Through The Grapevine,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” it’s a Broadway experience you’ll never forget! http://www.motownthemusical.com/
  • PIPPIN is Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical! Full of extraordinary acrobatics, wondrous magical feats and soaring songs from the composer of WICKED, PIPPIN will lift you up and leave you smiling. This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza” (NY1), it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Come experience PIPPIN, one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. http://www.pippinthemusical.com/

4pm-7pm Inti & the Moon, latin fusion guitars  https://m.facebook.com/intiandthemoon*

*Music provided by Music Under New York. Through Music Under New York, more than 350 individual performers and ensembles participate in more than 7,500 performances in approximately 30 locations throughout the transit system annually. A variety of performers entertain the public, such as classical strings, jazz ensembles, world music bands, folk, a cappella groups, singer-songwriters and more, playing instruments ranging from Gambian kora, Korean drum, West Indian steel drums, Andean pipes, cello, Celtic and baroque harps to guitars, violins, hammered dulcimers and musical saws.