Music festivals are fairly commonplace in the City, but few combine titanic star power with social change. The annual Global Citizen Festival tackles that effort, bringing together some of music’s biggest stars—Queen + Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys and Carole King are among this year’s lineup—to raise awareness around the fight against poverty, hunger and climate change throughout the world. Curated by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, the show is a day of free music in Central Park’s lovely Great Lawn. But getting tickets requires taking action, from signing a petition for food aid reform to emailing a panel of world leaders to ask them to prioritize waste management; once you’ve earned enough “points” for your efforts, you’ll be entered in a lottery for tickets. Check the website for details.
Sep 28, 2019