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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

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

May 26

Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors, and beer and wine also available for purchase.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27

Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors, and beer and wine also available for purchase.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jun 2

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jun 2

Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors, and beer and wine also available for purchase.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jun 3

Bryant Park Presents: Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Friday performances are part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors, and beer and wine also available for purchase.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Jun 7

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jun 8

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jun 9

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jun 9

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jun 10

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jun 11

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12

Charlotte's Web

at Sobelsohn Playground (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a live performance of this popular classic for children of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jun 14

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jun 15

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jun 16

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jun 16

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jun 17

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jun 18

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jun 21

Summer on the Hudson: Make Music New York

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

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
MiShinna Productions performs JUSTICE, inspired by the Ancient Greek myth of Atlas and Athena and the human equilibrium between ourselves, the earth, and the unfolding natural universe.
Free!

Jun 21

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jun 22

Christopher Agostino's Storyfaces

at Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Meet Master Story Teller Christopher Agostino as he uses the art of face painting to weave an entertaining tale.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 22

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jun 23

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Jun 23

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jun 24

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jun 25

Richard III

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Smith Street Stage for an evening of Shakespeare! Enjoy Smith Street Stage's fresh take on the classic, Richard III. This powerful play reveals the story…
Free!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Jun 27

NYC Parks Presents Gertrude Ederle Sings Out! — Recruitment and Information Session

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
In the program, professional directors, choreographers, and music directors will work with participants.
Free!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jun 29

Madagascar - Live Performance

at Sobelsohn Playground (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a live performance from Plaza Theatrical Productions of this popular comedy adventure. Please bring a blanket or a low chair.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 30, 2017

Jun 30

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Jul 7

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jul 14

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jul 21

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jul 26

Catskill Puppet Theater Presents The Lion's Whiskers

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy this musical adaptation of a traditional folktale.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul 28

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug 2

Plaza Theatrical Presents Madagascar

at Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a live performance from Plaza Theatrical Productions of this popular comedy adventure.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 4, 2017

Aug 4

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aug 9

Patty Cake Theatre Presents Alice in Wonderland

at Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale with a modern twist.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug 11

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug 18

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug 25

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sep 1

Bryant Park Friday Picnics

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

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, and live food and entertainment.
Free!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sep 17

NYC Parks Presents Gertrude Ederle Sings Out! — Musical Show

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and AfterWork Theater, New York City’s one and only recreational theater for adults, for a special presentation of a fully-staged musical show!
Free!

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