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Free Summer Theater

people performing a show on stage at waterfront park

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

Friday, September 20, 2019


Bard in the Park

at Hudson River Park's Clinton Cove This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:15 p.m.
Bringing Shakespeare and other classics to Clinton Cove for four performances this summer, join local artists for A Midsummer Night’s Song.

Saturday, September 21, 2019



at Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Passages | Pasajes is a site-specific sonic performance. The performers will expand and contract together as they pass melodies, passages of text, and the names of loved ones between each other through the park.

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Flux Takeover

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come experience Flux’s core themes in action – collaboration, experimentation, and play – with residents and artists from their current show, Must They Also Be Gods.

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