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Free Summer Theater

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Broadway isn't the only place to experience great theater this summer! Throughout the season, free plays ranging from Shakespearian classics to new works by emerging playwrights are being staged in parks throughout the city. Get your dose of culture on a budget and let nature set the scene.

Free Summer Theater Events

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jun 23

Puppets in the Park: 'Brier Rabbit'

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:45 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Brier Rabbit is a classic American folktale about a tricker rabbit, a sly fox, a lovable bear, and a wise turtle.
Free!

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Kids

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jul 29

Wayne "Superius" Garland: Magician, Ventriloquist, Comedian

at Beach 97th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Children will love this magical presentation starring Wayne "Superius" Garland, the original Hip Hop magician, ventriloquist, and comedian.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

Catskill Puppet Theater presents "The Lions Whiskers"

at Beach 97th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Children will love this musical tale that features a multitude of masks, puppets, and audience participation.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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