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Free Summer Theater Queens 2018 - Free Things To Do In Queens

Shakespeare in the Park: Free Theater In The Park In Astoria, LIC, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, Flushing, Jamaica

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Summer is in full swing and a number of community groups in collaboration with the NYC Parks Department and frequently some measure of government funding, have put together a summer full of free theater in the park / parks. The theatrical productions listed below are designed for young and old alike and they're FREE.

Music / Concerts in the Park Queens. Click here to view our report on free concerts in the parks - summer concerts in Queens, Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing & Jamaica this summer 2017.

Film / Movies in the Park Queens. Click here to view our report on free movies in the park - summer movies in Queens, Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona, Flushing & Jamaica.

Current Queens Things To Do. Click here to view a listing of current Queens things to do or click here to view our member submitted Queens events calendar.


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ASTORIA - ALSO SEE LIC - BELOW

Athens Square Park - Free Summer Theater in Astoria 2018

Free Things To Do In Astoria, Queens - Free Summer Theater In Athens Square Park

free things to do queens free summer theater astoria lic sunnyside woodside flushing jackson heights jamaica nycClick here to view an Athens Square Park map. The photo to your left was taken in Athens Square Park in the fall.

  • July / August 2018 on Tuesdays it used to be Greek night with some entertainment, which began at 7 pm, but as of this posting the www.AthensParkSquare.org website was still showing the events from last year.
  • Several years ago there were free Shakespeare in Athens Square Park performances, but we've not seen them for a few years now. That said there are still performances of Italian music on Wednesdays beginning at 7.30 pm. Click on this free things to do in Queens - free Concerts in Queens Parks link to go to the free summer concerts schedule on this site.


BAYSIDE

Crocheron Park - Free Summer Theater in Bayside 2018

Free Things To Do In Bayside - Free Summer Theater in Crocheron Park Bayside

Crocheron Park is located in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens off the Cross Island Expressway at 35th Avenue at Corbett Road.

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 beginning at 7 pm [kids] & 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - All's Well That Ends Well - The play of All's Well That Ends Well is a romance about the trials and tribulations of mating in the 1600's.
  • Thursday, August 16, 2018 beginning at 7 pm [kids] & 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - King Lear - The tragic play of King Lear is about a king, who at his daughters' urging, splits his kingdom and gives it to his heirs - the daughters. Jealousies, greed, conflict and death ensue.

Performed by Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Queens.


JACKSON HEIGHTS

CORONA

LeFrak City in Corona - Free Summer Theater 2018

LeFrak City is located at 59-17 in the Corona neighborhoods in north central Queens.

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 beginning at 6.30 pm [kids] & 7 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - All's Well - The play of All's Well That Ends Well is a romance about the trials and tribulations of mating in the 1600's.

FLUSHING

Flushing Meadows Corona Park I - Free Summer Theatre Flushing 2018 by Queens Museum

Free Things To Do In Flushing, Queens - Free Theatrical Performances / Theater in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Compliments of Lincoln Center

free theater in queens parksClick here to view a Flushing Meadows Corona Park map. The photo to your right was taken at a Passport performance in FMCP in front of the Queens Museum Of Art, where performances used to take place.

This year the Queens Theatre in the Park is hosting a number of films of great dance & theater performances.

 

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 7 - 10 pm - INDIA.
  • At 7 pm "get your body moving with Masala Bhangra: Bollywood dance workout classes from 7 – 7.45 pm on the front lawn of the museum starting at 8 pm [programs will take place inside the museum in event of rain].
  • At 8 pm Road (Dev Benegal, 2010, 95min, Hindi with English subtitles) about "Vishnu, a restless young man, itches to escape his father’s faltering hair oil business. As his ticket to freedom, he offers to drive an antique Chevy across the desert to the sea, where it has been sold to a local museum. As he sets off, he discovers he’s not merely transporting a battered vehicle, but an old touring cinema."

 

  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 7 - 10 pm - ECUADOR.
  • At 7 pm "get your body moving with Masala Bhangra: Bollywood dance workout classes from 7 – 7.45 pm on the front lawn of the museum starting at 8 pm [programs will take place inside the museum in event of rain].
  • At 8 pm a film entitled How Much Further / Que Tan Lejos (Tania Hermida, 2006, 92 min, Spanish with English subtitles) about "Esperanza and Tristeza both have to get to Cuenca. However, by an unlucky turn of events, the bus they are on gets delayed due to a worker strike. Taking their journey into their own hands, they decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way they meet interesting characters who help them re-evaluate the purpose of their journey." - free summer concerts & movies in front of the Queens Museum.

 

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 7 - 10 pm - GHANA.
  • At 7 pm "get your body moving with Masala Bhangra: Bollywood dance workout classes from 7 – 7.45 pm on the front lawn of the museum starting at 8 pm [programs will take place inside the museum in event of rain].
  • At 8 pm a film entitled Keteke (Peter Sedufia, 2017, 70 min, English) about "It’s the 80s rail service system in Ghana, and the train is the only means of transport from the outskirts. A couple – BOI and ATSWEI is bent on delivering their first baby in Akete but misses their first train. A wrong decision finds them in the middle of nowhere. Will they make it on time for the delivery, or, risk losing the baby and mother?" - free summer concerts & movies in front of the Queens Museum.

 

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 7 - 10 pm - COLOMBIA.
  • At 7 pm "get your body moving with Masala Bhangra: Bollywood dance workout classes from 7 – 7.45 pm on the front lawn of the museum starting at 8 pm [programs will take place inside the museum in event of rain].
  • At 8 pm a film entitled The Wind Journeys / Los Viages del Viento (Ciro Guerra, 2009, 120 min, Spanish and indigenous Colombian languages of Palenquero, Wayuunaiki & Ikun with English subtitles) about "Traveling musician Ignacio Carrillo (portrayed by real-life musician Marciano Martínez) goes on a mystical quest across the Colombian Caribbean to return his Devil-cursed accordion to the man who gave it to him. On the way, Ignacio is followed by Fermin, a spirited teenager determined to become his apprentice. This film contains scenes that may be unsuitable for children." - free summer concerts & movies in front of the Queens Museum.

 

  • Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 7 - 10 pm - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
  • At 7 pm "get your body moving with Masala Bhangra: Bollywood dance workout classes from 7 – 7.45 pm on the front lawn of the museum starting at 8 pm [programs will take place inside the museum in event of rain].
  • At 8 pm a film entitled On The Road Somewhere / Algun Lugar (Guillermo Zouain, 2015, 71 min, Spanish with English subtitles) about "After finishing high school, teenagers Oliver, Moises, and Hemingway go on an emotive journey through the Dominican Republic in search of their life calling. Politics, pop culture and national identity emerge as they embark on a carefree road trip before college, when the first steps into adulthood begin and everything they know will change." - free summer concerts & movies in front of the Queens Museum.

**In case of rain, performances will be held inside Queens Theatre in the Park and admissions will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Seating capacity is 472.


Flushing Meadows Corona Park II - Free Summer Theatre Flushing 2018 by Queens Theatre in the Park

Free Things To Do In Corona & Flushing - Free Summer Theater in FMC Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is located between the Flushing and Corona neighborhoods in north central Queens. Flushing Meadows Corona Park is also hosting free concerts and free summer movies - free things to do in Queens.

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 beginning at 7 pm [kids] & 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - All's Well - The play of All's Well That Ends Well is a romance about the trials and tribulations of mating in the 1600's.
  • LAST YEAR 2017 THEY DID A SERIES OF "PARK PLAYS". AT THIS TIME IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT PROGRAM WILL RETURN THIS YEAR. THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE FROM 2017. Friday, July 28, 2017 beginning at 8 pm / $18 / $15 - Park Plays - An evening of short plays exploring the world of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. From the Panorama to the Playground for All Children, the 1939 World's Fair to the 2016 US Open, "Park Plays" takes the audience on a journey celebrating the bold, inclusive spirit of the park which Queens Theatre calls home. In Association with Theatre 167.
  • The Free Friday concerts / performances done in 2016 in collaboration with Lincoln Center have not been announced, and therefore given the nearness of time, may not be returning in 2017. Ditto 2018.


Voelker Orth Garden - Free Summer Theater in Flushing 2018

Free Things To Do In Flushing, Queens - Free Theater / Theatrical Performances at the Voelker Orth House in Flushing

free summer theater flushing voelker orthClick here to view a listing containing the contact info and website for the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing. The Voelker Orth Museum is located at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing.

  • Friday, August 10, 2018 beginning at 7 pm [kids] & 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - All's Well - The play of All's Well That Ends Well is a romance about the trials and tribulations of mating in the 1600's.
  • Friday, August 17, 2018 beginning at 7 pm [kids] & 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - King Lear - The tragic play of King Lear is about a king, who at his daughters' urging, splits his kingdom and gives it to his heirs - the daughters. Jealousies, greed, conflict and death ensue.

Free Shakespeare in the Park is performed by the Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Woodside in Queens.



JAMAICA

Rufus King Park - Free Summer Theater in Jamaica 2018

Free Things To Do In Jamaica - Free Summer Theater in Rufus King Park

Rufus King Park is located on Jamaica Avenue in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens.

  • Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2018 - The Jamaica Dance Festival - at 7.30 pm on the front lawn of Rufus King Manor in Jamaica. In 2017 they had done a weekly event in July and August / ditto in 2016. The performance groups are in chronological order - Sonali Skandan & Jiva Dance 6/2, Vissi Dance Theater 6/9, Harlem Stage E Moves 6/16 and Capulli Mexican Dance Company 6/23.

St. Albans Park - Free Summer Theater in St. Albans 2018

Free Things To Do In St. Albans - Free Summer Theater in St. Albans Park

St. Albans Park is located at 169th Street & Merrick Blvd at St. Albans Park in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens.

  • Hip to Hip Theatre Company of Woodside performed Shakespeare in the Park here in 2016, but they didn't return in 2017 and aren't expected this year 2018.

LONG ISLAND CITY LIC / ASTORIA

Socrates Sculpture Park - Free Summer Theater LIC / Astoria 2018

Free Things To Do In Long Island City LIC, Queens - Theatrical Performances / Free Shakespeare In Socrates Sculpture Park Astoria / LIC

free summer theater queensClick here to view a Socrates Sculpture Park map. Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd at Broadway in Astoria / LIC. The photo to your right shows Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.

  • Saturday, June 29, 2018 from 7 - 8.30 pm - The SummerStage & Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series returns with a concert of arias and duets. The concert features Gerard Schneider, Gabriella Reyes della Ramirez and Adrian Timpau.
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 3 - 7 pm / Free - Ralph McDaniels Hip Hop in the Park - "legendary VJ, producer, and hip hop pioneer Ralph McDaniels to present Hip Hop in the Park, a family-friendly festival celebrating the four elements of hip hop – emcees, DJs, dance troupes, and graffiti art – and 35 years of McDaniels’ groundbreaking music video program, Video Music Box. Join us for this exciting afternoon of FREE entertainment including an old school hip hop jam, youth performances, art-making activities, and food."
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 2 - 5 pm / Free - Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York Guelaguetza Festival - Socrates website tells us, "one of the most vivid expressions of Mexican culture: the 6th annual Guelaguetza Festival New York City comes to Socrates Sculpture Park for a cultural celebration of joy and pride through music, dance, and crafts from the eight regions of the state of Oaxaca. The festival is the most celebrated event in Mexico, brought to New York by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (BFMNY) since 2013. BFMNY is a non-profit organization founded in 1983, celebrating 35 years of proudly promoting Mexican culture and tradition."
  • Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2018 from 1 pm - 8 pm / Free - INSITU Dance Festival - a two-day site-specific choreographed dance festival simultaneously performing at Socrates Sculpture Park, Gantry Park, Queensbridge Park and Hunters Point Park in Long Island City along the waterfront. Go to www.insitudancefestival.com for details of specific performances and locations within the parks.
  • Saturdays, August 11, 18 & 25, 2018 from 4 - 5.30 pm / Free - Dance at Socrates - "Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates returns for its 6th season ... Socrates is recognized for its large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations ... partners with Norte Maar who is renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects and shows dance as human sculpture in motion.”
  • Sunday, August 12, 2018 beginning at 4.30 pm [kids] & 5 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - All's Well - The play of All's Well That Ends Well is a romance about the trials and tribulations of mating in the 1600's.
  • See August 11 for events on August 18 & 25 entitled Dance at Socrates.
  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 beginning at 4.30 pm [kids] & 5 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - King Lear - The tragic play of King Lear is about a king, who at his daughters' urging, splits his kingdom and gives it to his heirs - the daughters. Jealousies, greed, conflict and death ensue.
  • See August 11 for events on August 25 & 18 entitled Dance at Socrates.
  • Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 3 - 4 pm / Free - Circus Amok - "Using a blend of traditional circus skills, post-modern dance and improvisational techniques, Circus Amok provides free public art addressing issues of social justice to audiences of all ages."

Also see free things to do in Queens - free concerts in Queens parks 2018.

  • [UNCONFIRMED for 2018] Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1 - 5 pm / Free - Skowhegan Performs - "Skowhegan alumni to activate the entire Park with an afternoon of performance and art."

LIC / ASTORIA

Gantry State Park / Queensbridge / Hunters Point Park - Free Summer Theater in LIC 2018

Free Things To Do In Astoria & LIC, Queens - Free Theater in Astoria & Long Island City

SummerStage also comes to Queens Bridge Park during the summer in LIC, which you can find in free summer concerts in LIC Queens - free things to do in Queens.

Click here to view a Gantry Plaza State Park map. Gantry Plaza State Park is located at 4-09 47th Road along the East River.

  • Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2018 from 1 pm - 8 pm / Free - INSITU Dance Festival - a two-day site-specific choreographed dance festival simultaneously performing at Socrates Sculpture Park, Gantry Park, Queensbridge Park and Hunters Point Park in Long Island City along the waterfront. Go to www.insitudancefestival.com for details of specific performances and locations within the parks.

The following theater events are at Gantry State Park only.

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 beginning at 4.30 pm [kids] & 5 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - King Lear - The tragic play of King Lear is about a king, who at his daughters' urging, splits his kingdom and gives it to his heirs - the daughters. Jealousies, greed, conflict and death ensue.
  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 beginning at 4.30 pm [kids] & 5 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - All's Well - The play of All's Well That Ends Well is a romance about the trials and tribulations of mating in the 1600's.

Free Shakespeare in the Park is performed by Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Woodside.




OAKLAND GARDENS

Cunningham Park - Free Summer Theater in Oakland Gardens 2018

Free Things To Do In Oakland Gardens - Free Summer Theater in Cunningham Park

Cunningham Park is located at Union Turnpike and 196th Street in the Oakland Gardens neighborhood of Queens.

  • Thursday, August 9, 2018 beginning at 7.30 pm [kids] & 8 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - King Lear - The tragic play of King Lear is about a king, who at his daughters' urging, splits his kingdom and gives it to his heirs - the daughters. Jealousies, greed, conflict and death ensue.
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018 beginning at 7.30 pm [kids] & 8 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - All's Well - The play of All's Well That Ends Well is a romance about the trials and tribulations of mating in the 1600's.

Free Shakespeare in the Park is performed by Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Woodside.


SUNNYSIDE

WOODSIDE

Sunnyside Gardens Park - Free Summer Theater Sunnyside 2018

Free Things To Do In Sunnyside & Woodside Queens - Free Theatrical Performances / Summer Theater in Sunnyside Gardens Park

free things to do sunnyside woodside free summer theater queensClick here to view a map of Sunnyside Gardens Park which is located at 48-21 39th Avenue at 49th Street in Sunnyside.

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 beginning at 7 pm [kids] & 7.30 pm / Free - King Lear - The tragic play of King Lear is about a king, who at his daughters' urging, splits his kingdom and gives it to his heirs - the daughters. Jealousies, greed, conflict and death ensue.
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 beginning at 7 pm [kids] & 7.30 pm / Free - All's Well - The play of All's Well That Ends Well is a romance about the trials and tribulations of mating in the 1600's.

Free Shakespeare in the Park is performed by Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Woodside.


Free Summer Theater In Queens - Shakespeare in the Park Queens 2018

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