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Shakespeare in the Parks

The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park

Every year New York City transforms into one giant free Shakespeare festival, with the Bard’s plays being performed and work-shopped in parks across the city. Find your favorite Elizabethean comedy, tragedy, or history, or join a tour that highlights tributes to Shakespeare in our parks.

Shakespeare in the Parks Events

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jul 26

Shakespeare in the Park Presents: 'Measure for Measure'

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Shakespeare's dark comedy examines the corrupting nature of power.
Free!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jul 27

Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1: The Prince and the Rebel

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

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Hip to Hip Theatre Company and NYC Parks present Shakespeare's play live in the park.
Free!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul 28

Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Jul 28

Measure for Measure presented by Hip to Hip Theatre Company

at NW plaza performance mounds (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Shakespeare's dark comedy examines the danger of placing power in the wrong hands.
Free!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul 30

Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aug 3

Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure'

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

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Duke of Vienna's puritanical deputy Angelo, tasked with cleaning up a city out of control, revives ancient laws regarding sex and marriage.
Free!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aug 6

Hip to Hip Theatre Company

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Hip to Hip’s 11th season features madcap capers and epic battles, mistaken identity, unexpected marriages, and a vibrant cast of unforgettable characters, including the iconic Falstaff.
Free!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug 13

Hip to Hip Theatre Company

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Hip to Hip’s 11th season features madcap capers and epic battles, mistaken identity, unexpected marriages, and a vibrant cast of unforgettable characters, including the iconic Falstaff.
Free!

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