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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

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Jun 5

A Year With Frog & Toad

at Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
A live performance about four seasons of friendship and life lessons.  Performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jun12

Little Red's Hood

at Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy this enchanting classic fairytale with a modern twist. Sponsored by City Parks Foundation.  
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jun19

The Lions Whiskers

at Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy this musical adaptation of a traditional folktale.  Presented by Catskill Puppet Theatre. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich. 
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Jun22

Puppet Show

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.   Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jun26

101 Dalmatians

at Sobelsohn Park (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a live action version of this Disney favorite.   Presented by Broadhallow Theatre.  Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jul16

Beauty and The Beast

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a live version of this popular Disney classic.  Presented by Plaza Theatre Productions.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jul23

Sister Rain And Brother Sun

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
When Sister Rain becomes jealous of Brother Sun and stops watering the Earth, Mother Nature and the audience must join forces to save the day.  Presented by Catskill Puppet…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jul30

Little Red's Hood

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale with a modern twist.  Presented by Puppets in the Park and sponsored by City Parks Foundation.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aug 6

Jack & The Beanstalk

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park), Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Jack is looking for adventure, but what he gets is more than he bargained for. Presented by Patty Cake Theatre and sponsored by Council Member Rafael Espinal.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aug13

The Magic and Comedy of Jim McClenahan

at Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park), Queens

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come out and enjoy the zany comedy magic show that will bring giggles for both children and adults. Please bring a low chair or blanket.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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