OZY, the first and favorite information source for the Change Generation, and the Fusion Media Group (FMG), the multiplatform destination for the rising American mainstream, today announced the inaugural OZY FUSION Fest to take place Saturday, July 23 from 10:30AM until 9:00PM, at Rumsey Playfield in NYC’s Central Park (http://www.ozy.com/ozyfest2016).

OZY FUSION FEST is something you experience — not something you just attend. Rumsey Playfield in the heart of Central Park will be transformed. Attendees can experience interactive art, provocative speakers, inventive food and live music. They can also meet new people, play games and shop the Good Sh*t Bazaar. All of your favorite things — in one place.

A celebration of the timeless art and power of thinking, the theme of the inaugural event is where the world can and should be heading in the next decade. From social scientists to innovators, to actors and political heavyweights, to music producers-turned-hotel moguls and “agitators” who rock the boat – thought will be center stage.

Tickets to the inaugural OZY FUSION FEST are available for purchase on http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1162109-ozy-fest-2016-new-york/. General admission tickets are $35.00, and VIP passes are $75.00 (includes exclusive stage-side viewing lounge, beer, wine, and snacks).

Exciting Performances From Musicians and Comedians:

  • Will.i.am (Grammy Award Winning performer)

  • Wyclef Jean (Grammy Award Winning performer)

  • Andra Day (recording artist)

  • Issa Rae (actress, writer and YouTube star, Awkward Black Girl series)

As well as conversation with Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer.Thought Leadership Presentations, Panels and Discussions From:

  • Bill Gates (Microsoft founder and entrepreneur)

  • Cory Booker (New Jersey Senator and former Mayor Newark, NJ)

  • Chris Blackwell (Founder of Island Outpost Resorts, CEO and Founder of Blackwell Rum, Founder of Island Records, music and film producer)

  • Judy Smith (author and producer of the television show Scandal)

  • Karl Rove (political strategist and former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush)

  • Malcolm Gladwell (journalist and best-selling author, The Tipping Point, Blink)

Thought Leadership Presentations, Panels and Discussions From:

  • Alex Guarnaschelli — Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food, and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants — has been named OZY’s “CFO” (Chief Food Officer).

  • Brooklyn Flea will serve food and beverages with a special menu curated by Chef Guarnaschelli.

OZY Fusion Fest NYC 7/23 Will.i.am, Wyclef Jean, Andra Day, Broad City creators, Bill Gates, Karl Rove and more

  • Kazuhiro Tsuji (renowned artists, hyper realist sculpture)

  • More to be announced soon

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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