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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, May 18, 2014

May18

World's Fair Anniversary Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.  Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs?…
Free!

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May18

Wildlife Puppet Show

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.  We aren't pulling your strings! Bring the whole family to a fun-filled nature themed puppet…
Free!

Must See
Event

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!

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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!

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Kids

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jul24

Shakespeare's "Two Gentleman of Verona"

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

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents a slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness and a young dog.  Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart…
Free!

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

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aug23

Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout

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

3:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Hudson Warehouse presents a workshop covering the elements of voice production, acting and stage combat. Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome. …
Free!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct18

Fall Harvest Festival

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall with live performances, crafts, games, pumpkins face painting and more! Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

Holiday Happening

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season with crafts, games, music and a surprise visitor!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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