The 34 Celebrities You’ll See at OZY Fest
New York City’s Central Park has always been a perfect place to spend a summer day. That will be especially true on July 21 and 22, when the entirety of Rumsey Playfield will be taken over by OZY Fest.
Described by The New York Times as “part music festival, part TED talk, part food fair,” the third-annual event is the rare offering that brings together the major names of the worlds of music, comedy, food, fashion, sports, media, and so much more.
Here’s just a sampling of the celebrities you’ll see at OZY Fest this year:
The celebrated activist and actor of the TV show “Orange Is the New Black” — who is also the first openly transgender person to by nominated for an acting Emmy Award — is heading to the fest this year. Maybe she’ll even hint about the Netflix series’s sixth season, dropping on the following Friday.
Okay, everyone, let’s all start perfecting our best smokey eye! The lauded late-night host of the recently-debuted Netflix talk show “The Break,” who also made headlines with her punchlines earlier this year at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, is definitely one to watch whenever possible.
The fashion designer — whose celebrity clientele include Victoria Beckham, Cardi B, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Janelle Monae, and Kelly Clarkson — will also be appearing at OZY Fest. Siriano is a master of red carpet and couture, and remains one of the most inclusive designers in the industry.
The lifestyle and homemaking mogul — and very, very, very good friend of Snoop Dogg — is hitting Central Park for the two-day event. She’ll be there just after making her first-ever appearance on the beloved cooking competition series “Chopped” earlier this month.
The noted journalist, author, and podcast host is hitting the Central Park stage. Last year, he made a memorable appearance, speaking to the audience about seizing the potential of one’s imagination, working through the hurdles of problem solving, and evaluating the current state of social media.
The seasoned comedian and talk show host — who is currently executive producing the upcoming scripted show “Unspeakable” for Hulu, as well as the drama series “I Hate the Internet” for TNT — will be making an appearance at the Rumsey Playfield event.
Sen. Kristen Gillibrand
The New York senator is currently working on a number of issue, including her fight for an end to sexual assault in the military, and has still remained steadfast and vocal about her resistance of President Donald Trump. Her OZY Fest appearance should be a rousing one.
The prolific writer, author, commentator and activist is also making an appearance at the fest. She penned the books “Bad Feminist,” “An Untamed State,” and “Hunger,” as well as the “Black Panther” spin-off comics, making her one of the first black women to be lead writers for Marvel.
The actress and activist, who is continuing her trailblazing work in the #MeToo movement, is also among those who will take the stage at OZY Fest. Her four-part E! docuseries “Citizen Rose” debuted earlier this year, as did her memoir, entitled “Brave.”
The achieved actor and musician will be performing for the lucky Central Park crowd, as he’s got a slew of movies coming up: the crime drama “Three Seconds, “the film adaptation of “The Hate U Give” and the animated release “Smallfoot,” among others.
And you’ll also see: Will.i.am, Cory Booker, Alex Guarnaschelli, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Karl Rove, Wyclef Jean, Grover Norquist, Issa Rae, Judi Smith, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Andra Day, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Steven Pinker, Hasan Minhaj, Salman Rushdie, Marcus Samuelsson, Roy Choi, Jemele Hill, Scott Rogowsky, Passion Pit, Young the Giant, and Grouplove.