NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:00:19 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit National: Sweat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/24/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat Date: September 24, 2018

SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Recommended for ages 16+.

Please note: Space is limited. Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Public Theater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit breaks down economic and geographic barriers to the arts by meeting our communities where they are, staging free professional theater productions in local neighborhood venues such as libraries, homeless shelters, and community centers across all five New York City boroughs. This reimagining of The Public Theater’s original Mobile Theater is inspired by Ten Thousand Things Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

The Mobile Unit National initiative represents our first expansion of this program beyond New York. Mobile Unit National will produce an 18-stop tour of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT in Fall 2018, traveling through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Each tour stop will be supported by tailored artistic engagement activities designed to amplify the voices of local communities in the Rust Belt and Midwest, and to powerfully connect their stories to a larger national narrative.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-09-24 2018-09-24 6:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b7dda4c5917d.jpg Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:59:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit National: Sweat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/25/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat Date: September 25, 2018

SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Recommended for ages 16+.

Please note: Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing brooklyn.rsvp@parks.nyc.gov.

About the Public Theater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit breaks down economic and geographic barriers to the arts by meeting our communities where they are, staging free professional theater productions in local neighborhood venues such as libraries, homeless shelters, and community centers across all five New York City boroughs. This reimagining of The Public Theater’s original Mobile Theater is inspired by Ten Thousand Things Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

The Mobile Unit National initiative represents our first expansion of this program beyond New York. Mobile Unit National will produce an 18-stop tour of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT in Fall 2018, traveling through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Each tour stop will be supported by tailored artistic engagement activities designed to amplify the voices of local communities in the Rust Belt and Midwest, and to powerfully connect their stories to a larger national narrative.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-09-25 2018-09-25 6:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b840d5914952.jpg Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:59:18 EDT
<![CDATA[City Parks Foundation Presents Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/04/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/04/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre Date: October 4, 2018

City Parks Foundation presents the limited engagement of Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, October 4-7. Beppo the Clown is the story of a shy clown who embarks on a journey from the circus to find bravery with the help of some friends. This all-ages story is told through puppetry, acting and narration. Beppo the Clown was written by Else Fisher Bergman and was a collaboration with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ingmar Bergman with the presentation of this story. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-04 2018-10-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba54849e7ad9.jpg Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:58:34 EDT
<![CDATA[City Parks Foundation Presents Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/05/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/05/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre Date: October 5, 2018

City Parks Foundation presents the limited engagement of Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, October 4-7. Beppo the Clown is the story of a shy clown who embarks on a journey from the circus to find bravery with the help of some friends. This all-ages story is told through puppetry, acting and narration. Beppo the Clown was written by Else Fisher Bergman and was a collaboration with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ingmar Bergman with the presentation of this story. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-05 2018-10-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba54849e7ad9.jpg Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:58:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/05/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/05/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-presents-sweat Date: October 5, 2018

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.

Please note: Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov.

About the PublicTheater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone. This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-10-05 2018-10-05 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b802532e0c2a.jpg Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:43:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City Parks Foundation Presents Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre Date: October 6, 2018

City Parks Foundation presents the limited engagement of Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, October 4-7. Beppo the Clown is the story of a shy clown who embarks on a journey from the circus to find bravery with the help of some friends. This all-ages story is told through puppetry, acting and narration. Beppo the Clown was written by Else Fisher Bergman and was a collaboration with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ingmar Bergman with the presentation of this story. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-06 2018-10-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba54a0e8effc.jpg Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:13:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Samba Workshop wth Quenia Ribeiro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro Date: October 6, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Celebrate Ailey's 60th Anniversary with a special Samba (with live drums) dance workshop with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at sambapf.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-10-06 2018-10-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f0a7ad703.jpg Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:43:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City Parks Foundation Presents Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/06/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre2 Date: October 6, 2018

City Parks Foundation presents the limited engagement of Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, October 4-7. Beppo the Clown is the story of a shy clown who embarks on a journey from the circus to find bravery with the help of some friends. This all-ages story is told through puppetry, acting and narration. Beppo the Clown was written by Else Fisher Bergman and was a collaboration with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ingmar Bergman with the presentation of this story. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-06 2018-10-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba54a9ee0b17.jpg Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:13:35 EDT
<![CDATA[City Parks Foundation Presents Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/07/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/07/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre1 Date: October 7, 2018

City Parks Foundation presents the limited engagement of Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, October 4-7. Beppo the Clown is the story of a shy clown who embarks on a journey from the circus to find bravery with the help of some friends. This all-ages story is told through puppetry, acting and narration. Beppo the Clown was written by Else Fisher Bergman and was a collaboration with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ingmar Bergman with the presentation of this story. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba54a0e8effc.jpg Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:13:35 EDT
<![CDATA[City Parks Foundation Presents Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/07/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/07/city-parks-foundation-presents-beppo-the-clown-at-the-swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre Date: October 7, 2018

City Parks Foundation presents the limited engagement of Beppo the Clown at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park, October 4-7. Beppo the Clown is the story of a shy clown who embarks on a journey from the circus to find bravery with the help of some friends. This all-ages story is told through puppetry, acting and narration. Beppo the Clown was written by Else Fisher Bergman and was a collaboration with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Join us as we celebrate the 100th birthday of Ingmar Bergman with the presentation of this story. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit cityparksfoundation.org/swedish-cottage-marionette-theatre

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 988-9093

Location: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96559906005860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba54a9ee0b17.jpg Fri, 21 Sep 2018 16:13:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/10/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/10/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: October 10, 2018

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.

Please note: RSVP is required. Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing vivianjett@parks.nyc.gov.

About the PublicTheater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone. This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-10-10 2018-10-10 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b802532e0c2a.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:13:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/12/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/12/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: October 12, 2018

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.

Please note: RSVP is requred. Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing bronxacf@parks.nyc.gov.

About the PublicTheater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone. This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-10-12 2018-10-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b802532e0c2a.jpg Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - NY Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/13/arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/13/arts-culture-fun-ailey-extension-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro Date: October 13, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Celebrate Ailey's 60th Anniversary with a special NY Style Mambo dance workshop with Ailey instructor Katherine Jimenez.

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at nymambojhr.eventbrite.com.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-10-13 2018-10-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f0a7ad703.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:43:50 EDT
<![CDATA['Sacred to the Memory': 1865 Funeral Reenactment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/14/sacred-to-the-memory-1865-funeral-reenactment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/14/sacred-to-the-memory-1865-funeral-reenactment Date: October 14, 2018

In the 19th century, death and funerals took place at home. Join us in the Museum’s double parlor as we recreate the 1865 funeral service of family patriarch Seabury Tredwell.

NEW this year! After the funeral service, you’re invited to experience living (and dying) history at the Merchant’s House. Eliza Tredwell, assisted by her children, will receive guests in her bedroom upstairs. Come pay your respects to the grieving widow and talk with her about how death and dying were a natural and ever-present part of daily life.

In the double parlor, the Rev. Samuel Cooke will discuss funeral customs (undertaking was a relatively new occupation; this task would have fallen to Rev. Cooke himself). And in the kitchen, Bridget Murphy will pass out funeral biscuits and tell visitors just how much extra work a funeral made for the servants.

Mourners may also tour the museum and view the current exhibition, A Good Death: 19th Century Lessons in Dying Well. Stage your own pre-postmortem photographs in our 19th century coffin. Then share on Instagram and Twitter #mhmcoffin2018.

19th century costumes encouraged.

Please note: Reservations are required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-10-14 2018-10-14 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:13:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/15/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: October 15, 2018

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.

Please note: Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov.

About the PublicTheater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone. This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-10-15 2018-10-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b802532e0c2a.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:29:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-mobile-unit-a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: October 20, 2018

This fall, a classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare’s beloved play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Acclaimed director Jenny Koons takes you to the royal wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta, where a celebratory play is being rehearsed. But the real drama is unfolding in the concrete jungle of fairy King Oberon. There, four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.

Please note: RSVP is required. Please RSVP to hold your spot by emailing bennyadorno@parks.nyc.gov.

About the PublicTheater Mobile Unit
The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone. This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b802532e0c2a.jpg Tue, 04 Sep 2018 16:59:32 EDT