Philosophy, food, music and funny ladies are coming to Central Park

By Saryn Chorney
July 13, 2016 06:45 PM

No, this is not a heavy metal festival featuring Ozzy Osbourne, nor is it a celebration for Wizard of Oz fans, though both of those things surely have their own merit.

OZY FUSION FEST 2016 descends upon New York City’s Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Saturday, July 23. And there’s a little something for everyone.

Music lovers can see Wyclef Jean, and Andra Day perform, while comedy fans will be treated to Issa Rae and a panel with Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilaza Glazer.

If politics is your thing, you’ll be excited to hear that Senator Cory Booker will be making an appearance, as will Karl Rove. For the more literary types, Malcolm Gladwell is onboard. Meanwhile foodies will be treated to eats by celeb chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Plus, many more speakers and panels are still being announced.

The festival is brought to us by OZY Media and Fusion TV. Check out the OZY FEST site for more information, and go here to buy your tickets (only $35-$75) in advance.