about ozy fest

About OZY Fest

OZY Fest was born out of our deep belief that broad curiosity — about people, ideas, and culture — fuels meaningful and rewarding lives. Featuring two full days of live music, interactive art, cooking demos, and stimulating conversation with leaders across disciplines and political leanings, OZY Fest offers a rare opportunity to engage with forward-thinking artists, business leaders, presidential candidates, writers, teachers, students and more — all while chowing down on great food in the sunshine of New York's Central Park

Now in its fourth year, OZY Fest has been dubbed "the only NYC summer festival you need to attend" by Thrillist and "all that one could dream of in a New York summer festival" by our friends at Boston University. Unlike other events, at OZY Fest you are part of the conversation.

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  • 2016

    Wyclef Jean, Isse Rae, Cory Booker, Will.i.am, Alex Guarnaschelli, Abbi Jacobson, Illana Glazer, Malcolm Gladwell and more

  • 2017

    Joe Biden, Jason Derulo, Zara Larsson, Samantha Bee, Issa Rae, RuPaul, Talib Kwel, Katie Couric, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Biden, Grover Norquist, Adam Grant, Van Jones, Von Miller, Whitney Wolfe, Michael Moe, Eddie Huang and more

  • 2018

    Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Handler, Hasan Minhaj, Michelle Wolf, Young the Giant, Passion Pit, Grouplove, Common, Laverne Cox, Rose McGowan, Awkwafina, Christian Siriano, Isaac Mizrahi, Roxane Gay, Roy Choi, Scott Rogowsky, Grover Norquist, Marcus Samuelsson, Kirsten Gillibrand, London Kaye, Salman Rushdie and more


OZY is a media company tailor-made for the Change Generation — people from every corner of the globe who are challenging the status quo and bucking convention. It's a platform to help you see more, be more and do more. Or, as one fan put it, "OZY is what cool people read to be smart and smart people read to be cool."

Our mission is to help the curious see the world more broadly and more boldly by vaulting them ahead of the traditional news cycle and introducing them to the New and the Next — rising stars, fresh trends, provocative ideas and boundary-pushing culture.

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