Free Marcus Garvey Park Event Part Of The SummerStage To Livestream Met Opera Opening Night

September 22, 2021

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage has just announced a new Harlem event, taking place on Monday, September 27, 2021.

The evening is a free premiere of the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night, Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones will be streamed live in Marcus Garvey Park, beginning at 6:30 PM ET.

Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones is the first work by a Black composer to be presented at the Met. Based on Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir of the same name and featuring a libretto by Kasi Lemmons, this new staging is co-directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.

Fire Shut Up in My Bones tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a lifetime of trauma and hardship.

The opera follows Charles through his adolescence and ultimately leads to a fateful moment: when he must decide whether to break free from his trauma and begin to rebuild his life.

You can find more information in our official press release here:

Guests who attend the free live stream of the performance at Marcus Garvey Park will be required to show either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test within the last 72 hours in order to enter. Children under the age of 12 may accompany their parent or guardian who provides proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test.

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SummerStage will accept proof of final Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna or WHO-approved vaccination using the CLEAR app, the NYS Excelsior Pass, NYC Covid Safe app, a physical/photo of CDC vaccination card, or EU digital pass, accompanied by a government-issued photo identification. Masks are required upon entry and strongly encouraged for all guests for the duration of the performance, as is physical distance.

Learn more about acceptable documentation, mask guidelines, and other safety protocols here. For more information about the event, visit

Attendees are advised to enter Central Park via Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street, and to proceed to the Naumburg Bandshell. The 5 Browns – Live in Central Park event will follow all state and local regulations regarding large-scale outdoor events. Seating will be available for vaccinated, masked audience members. For more information, visit

A full list of upcoming SummerStage shows and a digital brochure is available now at

Photo credit: FireShutUpinMyBones

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