Entertainment Global Citizen Festival in NYC: See photos of moments you missed By amNY.com staff Updated September 25, 2017 3:58 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Global Citizen Festival rounded out the city’s summer music festival season last weekend. Nearly 60,000 people headed to Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday to help Global Citizen reach its goal of ending global poverty by 2030 and see some top artists, like Green Day and The Chainsmokers, perform. Unless you were one of them, you probably missed the music festival’s big moments, like Stevie Wonder taking a knee (or two) in solidarity with the NFL protests and Demi Lovato announcing her new role as the organization’s mental health ambassador. Below, see the top photos from the fest, which is almost as good as actually being there. Festivalgoers lit up the sky for a good cause Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Theo Wargo All tickets -- with the exception of VIP seats -- were free, but festivalgoers had to participate in actions to promote social and political change, like calling their local elected officials, signing petitions and donating to causes, to score entry. Kal Penn stepped out in costume Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Theo Wargo "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" actor Kal Penn, who raised more than $800,000 for Syrian refugees on crowdfunding the site CrowdRise, stepped out on stage wearing a shark suit after Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary from "Shark Tank" got the show started. The Chainsmokers belted out hits Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Kevin Mazur Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers got some serious air during his set. But who's surprised? The band performed their Coldplay dance mashup "Something Just Like This" (sans Coldplay). Stevie Wonder took aim at President Trump Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Kevin Mazur With a simple, yet powerful gesture, singer Stevie Wonder and his son Kwame Morris knelt on stage during the performer's set in reference to the president's NFL tweets targeting the number of players who have chosen to kneel during the national anthem in a show of solidarity against oppression and violence. "Tonight, I'm taking a knee for America," Wonder said, as he slowly knelt on the stage. "I'm taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world." Pharrell joined Stevie Wonder's set Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Noam Galai Together, Pharrell and Stevie Wonder sang "Get Lucky," "Superstition," and "Happy." Demi Lovato took on a new role Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Theo Wargo Demi Lovato, who hasn't been shy about her struggles with bipolar disorder and eating disorders, came out and shocked the crowd with the announcement that she had taken on the role of Global Citizen ambassador. She said to the crowd, "Ending the stigma around mental health conditions and supporting internally displaced children to build physical and mental resilience through education and access to justice is not a choice, it needs to happen, and it needs to happen now." Green Day pumped up the crowd Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Kevin Mazur The band took to the stage and couldn't help but squeeze a little politics into its set. "At the Global Citizen concert in Central Park, Green Day just sang 'American Idiot' and said, 'This isn't Trump's America!'" one Twitter user wrote. Whoopi Goldberg got inspired Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Theo Wargo "This is how you change the world. You don't have to wait for anybody. You can do it on your own," Whoopi Goldberg said, encouraging fans to continue to fight for the social movements Global Citizen supports, including the goal of maintaining the $60 billion foreign affairs budget currently backing Global Citizen-supported food assistance programs. Andra Day got emotional Photo Credit: Getty Images for Global Citizen / Theo Wargo The singer's performance of "Strange Fruit" left the crowd quiet as she dropped to her knees and ended the set laying on the stage. By amNY.com staff Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.