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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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Brownsville Recreation Center & The Public Theater are collaborating on a musical production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to be produced at the Delacorte Theater in Central P…
Free!

Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park

at Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center) , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo…
Free!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25

Story Faces

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Meet master storyteller Christopher Agostino as he uses the art of face painting to weave an entertaining tale for all!.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 28

Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World

at The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park) , Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction—a genetically-modified, giant stealth killing machine—escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
Free!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jun 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: 'Inspire You' Series - Harriet Tubman

at McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
See a 50-minute one woman show based on the life of Harriet Tubman.
Free!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Jun 25

Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson and the Urban Park Rangers invite you to spend a day in West Harlem Piers Park connecting to the life living within the Hudson River.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jun 29

Puppets in the Park Presents 'Puss'n Boots'

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

5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a tale about a cat who stands up, talks, and proves himself to be a caring friend to all.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jun 30

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a live performance from Plaza Theatrical productions.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Jul 6

'Hiawatha'

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Puppets that tell the story of Hiawatha, a curious Iroquois hero, who decides to disobey his grandmother and venture out to explore the forest.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Jul 9

Duel Re-creation

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Witness a re-creation of a pistol duel, much like the one between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jul 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Back to the Block

at Maria Hernandez Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
A Night of Music and Art Back to the Block features NYC teen artists and up-and-coming local musicians. The concert and exhibit will feature3 local bands as well as a showcase of…
Free!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Ceasar

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

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Shakespeare’s sensational political thriller explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom.
Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

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

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
This story follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution at her uncle's court to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden.
Free!

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