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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, July 26, 2016

Jul 26

Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play in Marcus Garvey Park.
Free!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jul 27

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a performance from Plaza Theatrical Production. Please bring a blanket or low chair.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 27

Shakespeare in the Park Presents: As You Like It

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Shakespeare's sparkling comedy about love, family, and identity is full of wit, music, and gender-bending fun.
Free!

Jul 27

Arts, Culture, and Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us as poets from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe perform dynamic works of spoken word and lead a writing and performance masterclass. An open mic will follow.
Free!

Jul 27

Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play in Marcus Garvey Park.
Free!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs.
Free!

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!

Jul 28

Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play in Marcus Garvey Park.
Free!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29

New York Euripides Summer Festival 2016 Presents Cyclops

at The East River Park Amphitheater (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On their way back to Ithaca, Odysseus and his companions confront the cyclops Polyphemus before escaping from Sicily.
Free!

Jul 29

Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play in Marcus Garvey Park.
Free!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

New York Euripides Summer Festival 2016 Presents Cyclops

at The East River Park Amphitheater (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On their way back to Ithaca, Odysseus and his companions confront the cyclops Polyphemus before escaping from Sicily.
Free!

Jul 30

Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play in Marcus Garvey Park.
Free!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 31

Shakespeare in the Park

at West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Hip to Hip Theater Company presents a performance of Shakespeare's As You Like It on the lawn east of Memorial Grove.
Free!

Jul 31

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Screening of The Girls in the Band

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.
Free!

Jul 31

Classical Theatre of Harlem Presents Macbeth

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
See a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play in Marcus Garvey Park.
Free!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Aug 2

FMCP Presents 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

at 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Peanuts gang in this fast-paced, lighthearted musical, guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

New York Euripides Summer Festival 2016 Presents Cyclops

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On their way back to Ithaca, Odysseus and his companions confront the cyclops Polyphemus before escaping from Sicily.
Free!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Aug 3

CityParks Puppetmobile Presents Puss in Boots

at Snug Harbor , Staten Island

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Patty Cake Theater presents Mr. Amoeba and the Geos

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Follow Mr. Amoeba and his students Cindy Circle, Stevie Square, and Tuttie Traingle as they confront the Garbage eating Wizard who wants the whole world to drink soda and eat litter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

New York Euripides Summer Festival 2016 Presents Cyclops

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
On their way back to Ithaca, Odysseus and his companions confront the cyclops Polyphemus before escaping from Sicily.
Free!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aug 4

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs.
Free!

Aug 4

Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Cunningham Park for a free performance of this classic Shakespeare play.
Free!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Aug 5

Show Boat: A Free Lincoln Center Local Screening

at Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Every Friday from July 29 to August 19, Queens Theatre will present free outdoor screenings of some of the most remarkable performances from Lincoln Center in the Festival Lawn of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Performance: Alice in Black and White

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Theatre group Looking for Lilith will perform excerpts from their production featuring the story of Alice Austen and Gertrude Tate.
Free!

Aug 6

Herbert Hepworth – The Aristocrat Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park

at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Herbert leads the audience in dance games while also performing magic tricks from yesteryear.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Aug 7

Hip to Hip Theatre Company Presents Shakespeare in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy Shakespeare in the open air.
Free!

Aug 7

Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Goosebumps

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A teen named Zach reluctantly moves from NYC to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive neighbor is the horror author of the Goosebumps series.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aug 9

Teatro Sea Presents: Mi Chivita Magica/My Magical Colombian Bus

at 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hop aboard "La Chivta", a bilingual show about a magical bus that journeys through the heartland of Colombia.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

All the Park's A Stage: The Winter's Tale

at Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
See free performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aug 10

Shakespeare in the Park Presents: Julius Caesar

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This sensational political thriller explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 10

All the Park's A Stage: The Winter's Tale

at Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
See free performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Aug 11

Broadway in Bryant Park

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs.
Free!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

All the Park's A Stage: The Winter's Tale

at Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
See free performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

Aug 13

All the Park's A Stage: The Winter's Tale

at Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
See free performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Aug 14

Hip to Hip Theatre Company Presents Shakespeare in the Park

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy Shakespeare in the open air.
Free!

Aug 14

All the Park's A Stage: The Winter's Tale

at Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
See free performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy The Winter’s Tale by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Aug 16

CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots

at 111th Street and 53rd Avenue (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aug 18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aug 23

CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Puss in Boots

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at Thomas Jefferson Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

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!

Aug 25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Square Dancing!

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The folks at City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do!
Free!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

at Beach 59th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Ex-stormtrooper Finn, desert dweller Rey, and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

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