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From the Bard, to Hair, to modern-day performance, New York City is synonymous with public outdoor theater. Find out the latest on local and citywide performances that are held outdoors and in our public facilities.

Theater Events

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Aug 2

Hip to Hip Theatre Company: The Merry Wives of Windsor

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Sir John Falstaff, banished to Windsor and running out of money, devises what he thinks is a fool-proof plan – seduce the wives of the two richest men in town.
Free!

Aug 2

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 2

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Aug 3

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 4

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

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
Aug 5

Teatro Sea presents My Superhero, Roberto Clemente

at 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy this new bilingual children’s musical about the legendary Puerto Rican baseball player and humanitarian, Roberto Clemente.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Jack & the Beanstalk

at Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Jack is looking for adventure, but what he gets is more than he bargained for. Please bring a blanket or a low chair.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 5

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Aug 6

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 6

Shakespeare in Park presents The Merchant of Venice

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
There will be a kids' program at 7:00 p.m. followed by a performance of The Merchant of Venice at 7:30 p.m.
Free!

Aug 6

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 6

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Aug 7

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 7

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 7

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Tales of Brier Rabbit

at South Oxford Park , Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
"Tales of Brier Rabbit" follows the adventures of notorious trickster Brier Rabbit, who is once again up to no good.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 8

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 8

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 8

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Hip to Hip Theatre Company: The Merchant of Venice

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Shakespeare’s darkest comedy explores bigotry, justice, and the limitations of the law.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 9

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 9

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Aug 10

Books Beneath The Bridge

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
This evening's reading is by Dennis Dunaway, author of About Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!, a riveting account of the band Alice Cooper.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11

Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 11

Movie Nights on the River: Despicable Me

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy the family movie "Despicable Me" under the stars.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Aug 12

Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus surprises from other Broadway shows.
Free!

Aug 13

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 13

Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, presented by the Hip to Hip Theater Company with funding from City Council District 23. There will be a children's workshop at 7:30 p.m.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 14, 2015

Aug 14

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 14

Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Aug 14

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 15

Shakespeare At Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Brooklyn Bridge Park is transformed into Vienna, a city bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce.
Free!

Aug 15

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug 16

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 16

Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug 18

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19

Puppets in the Park

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled adaptation of Brier Rabbit.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 19

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aug 20

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Aug 21

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 21

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22

Tales of Kartika Film Screening with Wi-Moto Nyoko

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The Last Days of Kartika is a multi-disciplinary work using hip-hop music, motion comics, and live theater to tell the story of one city in its final days.
Free!

Aug 22

Making Magic With Ethan at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park) , Queens

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 22

Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come for an active class session and learn elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat.
Free!

Aug 22

Making Magic With Ethan at Forest Park Carousel

at Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park) , Queens

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Ethan’s philosophy is that magic is meant to be created and shared with people; it should not simply be designed to trick the crowd.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 22

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 22

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Aug 23

Family Performance Festival: The Case of the Missing Chipmunk

at The Great Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join Max on a wild adventure to find Central Park's missing chipmunks in this free family-friendly program.
Free!

Aug 23

The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 23

The Magic of Rogue at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park

at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
With tons of audience interaction, this show is a mixture of music, flowers, fire, and animals. Everyone will be amazed!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 23

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 23

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug 29

Binx The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park

at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 29

Binx The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park

at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m.
Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sep 4

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company. May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona July…
Free!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep 11

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company. May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona July…
Free!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sep 18

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company. May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona July…
Free!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Fall Festival

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Have fun at the pumpkin patch and enjoy games, crafts, entertainment, shows, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

Rockaway Fall Festival

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.
Free!

Must See
Event

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