This weekend, Saturday Sept 29th through Sunday, September 30th,The Global Citizen Festival will invade New York City's Central Park in an effort to erase extreme poverty once and for all.
The open-air concert will host some of the world's hottest acts including Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, Band of Horses, and the Black Keys. But it's more than just a music lovers festival. This advocacy concert will celebrate the progress already made in fighting extreme poverty, secure financial commitments for tackling extreme poverty and disease, and mobilise thousands of ambassadors for change. We'll unite around a simple yet powerful idea: that by giving every child a chance to thrive, our generation can end extreme poverty.
The 'Global Citizen' mission is to encourage us all to be just that and takes its do-good goal up another knotch by featuring a website that users work on a point system based on delegated tasks.
For instance, watching a video about extreme poverty related causes will earn you one-point, while sharing that video on social media will earn another. Contacting a local representative in Congress will deliver a whopping 10 points.
In turn for you spreading the word, these points can be exchanged for various rewards. For instance, once 3 points have been attained, you will be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets (chances are good, they are giving away 27,000 pairs!), after an additional 5 points are acquired, another chance to win will be submitted.
A limited number of VIP packages can also be purchased ranging from $189.50 to a steep $1,689.50 (the latter includes a private meet and greet/photo op with the Black Keys, VIP open bar, VIP Hors, D'eourves, and much more). According to their website, Global Citizen Festival intends to be the largest syndicated event ever, with three separate live screenings both online and on broadcast television.
The times for the screenings are:
4:30pm EDT September 29th
12:30am EDT September 30th
8:30am EDT September 30th
More info can be found on their website at http://globalcitizen.org