History

Central Park Swings began in 1998 with a small boombox and was held at Bethesda Fountain. It moved to the bandshell in 2000 so that it could receive the endorsement of the parks department. It is now an official permitted event that is held selected afternoons during the summer months. In 2023 an additional location (King Jagiello Plaza) was added to our programming. 

Please feel free to also view the history of our past seasons!

Central Park Swings was also featured on LXTV FIRST LOOK back in 2008. Here is our director being interviewed by Emmy winning lifestyle host Sara Gore for NBC and LXTV

This included an impromptu dance instruction with lifestyle host Lisa Gore.