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Free Summer Theater in Queens Parks - Free Things To Do In Queens - Astoria LIC Sunnyside Woodside Jackson Heights Corona Flushing Jamaica Long Island

Jul 26, 2012 at 03:20 pm by mikewood


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Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Queens NYC 2022

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

free summer theater queens free summer theater astoria lic sunnyside woodside jackson heights flushing jamaica free summer theatre queens nycJuly 27, 2022 / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Theater & Performing Arts / Queens Things To Do / Queens Buzz NYC.

Summer is nearing full swing. A number of community theater and dance groups in collaboration with the NYC Parks Department and frequently some measure of government funding, collaborate to provide Queens neighborhoods with a summer that includes free theater in the parks. The theatrical productions listed below are designed for young and old alike and they're FREE.

 

Editor's Note - Note that only ASTERISKED LOCATIONS have been updated. Pay attention to the performance dates / years. We will be updating / adding this summer theater report between now and the end of September. So check back periodically for updates which you can note by the date changing above.

 

Summary of What to Expect When Scrolling Down 2022

Many of the free summer theatrical productions in Queens are performed by Hip to Hip Theater Company in Woodside and sponsored and hosted by the NYC Parks. At present they have mapped out their summer program which starts in mid / late July and runs through August. We'll keep you posted if things change.

The theater performances are scheduled to be held outdoors at various parks around the borough including Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria / LIC, the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing, Sunnyside Gardens Park, Cunningham Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Crocheron Park. While no Hip to Hip Theater performances are scheduled for Athens Square Park in Astoria, they oftentimes find a way to make concerts and sporadically ancient and modern Greek theater performances possible.

 

Scroll Down for Free Theater Events or Check Out Other Free Summer Things to do in Queens

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.

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.


Click on the following links to go to each neighborhood.


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Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Queens NYC 2022

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

July 27, 2022 / Queens Neighborhoods / Queens Theater & Performing Arts / Queens Things To Do / Queens Buzz NYC. Continued.


 

ASTORIA - Free Summer Outdoor Theater / Plays in Queens NYC

 

 


* Athens Square Park - Free Summer Theater in Astoria Queens NYC

Athens Square Park - Free Summer Theater in Astoria Queens 2022 - Greek Night & Italian Night in Astoria, Queens

free things to do queens free summer theater astoria lic sunnyside woodside flushing jackson heights jamaica nycLocation. Athens Square Park is located at 30th Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria.

The photo to your left was taken in Athens Square Park in the fall.

 

Greek Tuesdays at Athens Square Park Astoria

  • The following is a schedule of GREEK TUESDAYS summer concerts at Athens Square Park organized by The Athens Square Committee. Every Tuesday in July, August & September 2022 from 7 pm unitl 9 pm, there will be a concert featuring Greek music. Free.

    • Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Eleanna Finokalioli & Friends - Sponsored by Buccaneer Diner & Moonstruck Diner Bellvue.
    • Tuesday, July 12 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Rebetiko - Sponsored by Gus Antonopoulos Funeral Home & Angie Yanas.
    • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Olga Panteli - Sponsored by Elias Rizos.
    • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Nick Nikolaides & The Cosmopolitans Noora Belly Dancers - Sponsored by Tony Sacco, Esq. & Omaga Brokerage.
    • Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Elena Chris & The Sounds of Cyprus Greek American Folklore Society - Sponsored by Philip Christopher.
    • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - John Staikos & The Olympic Orchestra Noora Belly Dancers - Sponsored by Greek American Homeowners & Lyons Mortgage.
    • Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Melodia & Noora Belly Dancers - Sponsored by George Almiroudes & Aldos Club.
    • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Olga Panteli - Sponsored by Pangregorians.
    • Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Melodia & Noora Belly Dancers - Sponsored by George Gatsonis, DOS & Amorelli Realty.
    • Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Elena Basis - Sponsored by Metropolis Realty.
    • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Tribute to Smyrna, Gregory Maninakis - Sponsored by University Orthopedics of NY, George Kitsios.
    • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Epirtotino Night Nick Nikolaides and the Cosmopolitans & Costas Skrepetos Clarinete - Sponsored by Alexiou Realty & Mega Contracting, Inc.
    • Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 7 - 9 pm - Rebetiko - Sponsored by Omonia Pastry Shop and Kefalos Society.

    Contact. For details see www.facebook.com/AthensSquareParkAstoria.

Queens Borough Dance Festival

  • Friday, September 9, 2022 - from 6 - 7.15pm Queens Boro Dance Festival

 

Italian Nights in Athens Square Astoria

  • CONCERTS. There will be also performances of Italian music every Wednesday in July & August in 2022 from about 7 - 9 pm. We're awaiting details, which when ready we'll post on our summer concert page [use link], and you will also be able to find them posted at www.italianfederation.org.
  • 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.
  • DISCONTINUED. Several years ago there were a couple of free Shakespeare in Athens Square Park performances, but we've not seen them for many years now. That said, oftentimes local theaters decide to take some of their shows outdoors, and occasionally arrange something with the park, but these are generally posted on much shorter notice.

* Astoria Park - Free Summer Fireworks in Astoria Queens NYC

Astoria Park - Free Summer Fireworks in Astoria Queens 2022

Location. In Astoria Park at Shore Blvd and Ditmars Blvd.

  • Date. Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 7.30 - 10 pm - The Astoria Park Fireworks returns to the Great Lawn overlooking the East River. It begins with a concert and ends with a bang. FREE.

Contact. Central Astoria Local Development Corporation and NYC Parks - https://www.centralastoria.org/ and https://www.nycgovparks.org/

Also see Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City below.


 

BAYSIDE - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Bayside Queens NYC

 

 


* Crocheron Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Bayside Queens NYC

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

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

  • Thursday, August 4, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Much Ado About Nothing - This Shakespearean play is considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies because it mixes mirth with insights into humanity. This is a romantic comedy that explores gender, fidelity and deception.
  • Thursday, August 11, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Pericles - This Shakespearean play has a dramatic mix of tragedy, romance and comedy, all rolled up in one. It opens with Pericles life in danger as he is asked to decipher a riddle, the answer to which will result in his death. So he asks for time to think about it and then flees. In the course of his flight he wins a contest and the prized princess, impregnates her, loses her in childbirth, and goes on to other adventures before reuniting with his daughter and wife [who was found alive swept to shore].

Performed by Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Queens and sponsored by NYC Parks Department.


 

CORONA - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Corona Queens 2022

 

 


 

FLUSHING - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Flushing Queens NYC

 

 


* The Unisphere - Free Summer Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Free Summer Theatre at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NYC

Location. The Unisphere is located just behind the Queens Museum, just north of the Queens Theater in the Park and just south of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Pericles - This Shakespearean play has a dramatic mix of tragedy, romance and comedy, all rolled up in one. It opens with Pericles life in danger as he is asked to decipher a riddle, the answer to which will result in his death. So he asks for time to think about it and then flees. In the course of his flight he wins a contest and the prized princess, impregnates her, loses her in childbirth, and goes on to other adventures before reuniting with his daughter and wife [who was found alive swept to shore].

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


* Discontinued _ Queens Museum - Free Summer Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Free Summer Theatre near Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park NYC

free theater in queens parksLocation. The Queens Museum is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, just south of the Arthur Ashe USTA Tennis complex, and just west of the Unisphere.

The photo to your right was taken at a Passport performance by the Queens Museum. Click here for the Flushing Neighborhood section of this site.

In the past the Queens Museum hosted what they called the Passport series which was a combination of foreign films with dance & theater performances of that culture. The program was discontinued in 2019, and hasn't been revived since. The following is one example of the retired program.

 

Queens Theatre Summer Dance Events - Haven't Seen Anything for 2022

I. This year the Queens Theatre in the Park is hosting a number of dance events and performances. These will be done on their new summer stage which is adjacent to the theater. These events are free, but you must rsvp.

Friday, July 16 at 7.30 pm and Saturday, July 17 at 2 pm and 7.30 pm there will be performances by Sole, which is a premiere Washington dance company that does percussive dance and music. These events are free, but you must rsvp - https://queenstheatre.org/events/

Also, every Tuesday the Queens Theatre will host a QUEENS DANCE PARTY from 7.30 pm - 9 pm. The following are the dance and music groups that will perform live at the parties.

7.13.21 - MAMBO BLUE
7.20.21 - BLACK TIE BRASS
7.28.21 - MICHAEL THOMAS QUINTET
8.3.21 - LOS CLAVELITOS

8.5 - 8.7.21 - CAPULLI MEXICAN DANCE FESTIVAL - from 4 - 8 pm Thursday, 6 - 8 pm on Friday & Saturday

These events are free, but you must rsvp - https://queenstheatre.org/events/

 

DISCONTINUED - Passport Thursdays by Queens Museum

II. The Queens Museum has DISCONTINUED the Passport Thursdays beginning in 2019 which generally ran in the summer months of June, July and August where they showcased foreign cultures via film in tandem with live musical and dance performances.

  • DISCONTINUED IN 2019 - EXAMPLE OF LISTING FROM 2018
  • 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.

**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.


* Queens Theatre - Free Summer Theatre Flushing Meadows Corona Park NYC

Free Things To Do In Corona & Flushing - Free Summer Theater at Queens Theatre by Hip to Hip Theater Company

Location. Flushing Meadows Corona Park is located between the Flushing and Corona neighborhoods in north central Queens. These performances are being performed at the new outdoor stage near the Unisphere & the Queens Theatre.

 

THEY DO A LOT OF THEATRICAL / CULTURAL PROGRAMMING - SEE THEIR WEBSITE BELOW FOR MORE INFO.

 

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Wednesday, July 28, 2021 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Antonio & Cleopatra - This Shakespearean play has been characterized as a tragedy, comedy and romance all in one. It is about Marc Antony, a famous general and one of the triumvirs of Rome, who took the constitutional republic into an autocratic state [sound familiar?]. The play is about Marc Antony's relationship with Cleopatra, who was the last active ruler of Egypt from a long line of pharoahs. Egypt, ruled by Cleopatra, was a client state of the Roman Empire, which was divided among the triumvir dictators, each of whom had a slice of the empire. Antony had the eastern section which included Egypt, and he and Octavia were rivals, so Antony married Octavia's sister to avoid civil war. But Antony cheated on her with Cleopatra and eventually war broke out, and the Egyptian fleet, at a critical moment, fled. It's considered Shakespeare's most complicated depiction of a female character.
  • CLOSED _ The Free Lincoln Center 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, 2018, 2019, 2020 and I believe also not 2021(?).

Contact / Tickets. Queens Theatre - For details see - https://queenstheatre.org

Also use the links at the top of this report to find other free summer events / concerts / movies at this and other locations in Queens.


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* Voelker Orth Garden - Free Outdoor Summer Theater in Flushing NYC

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

free summer theater flushing voelker orthLocation. The Voelker Orth Museum is located at 149-19 38th Avenue in Flushing.

  • Friday, July 29, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Pericles - This Shakespearean play has a dramatic mix of tragedy, romance and comedy, all rolled up in one. It opens with Pericles life in danger as he is asked to decipher a riddle, the answer to which will result in his death. So he asks for time to think about it and then flees. In the course of his flight he wins a contest and the prized princess, impregnates her, loses her in childbirth, and goes on to other adventures before reuniting with his daughter and wife [who was found alive swept to shore].
  • Friday, August 12, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Much Ado About Nothing - This Shakespearean play is considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies because it mixes mirth with insights into humanity. This is a romantic comedy that explores gender, fidelity and deception.

Contact / Tickets. Free Shakespeare in the Park is performed by the Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Woodside in Queens in collaboration with the NYC Parks Department. For details see - http://hiptohip.org


 

FOREST HILLS / KEW GARDENS

Free Summer Outdoor Events in Queens NYC

 


* Festival of Cinema NYC - Paid Summer Film Festivals in Queens NYC

Film Festivals in Forest Hills, Queens NYC

Location. At the Regal United Artists Midway at 108-22 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.

  • Friday - Sunday, August 5 - 14, 2022 beginning at various times - Festival of Cinema [formerly the Kew Gardens Film Festival]. They're showing a mix of independent films including documentary, drama, shorts and comedy.
    • Brief History. This festival started in Kew Gardens in its inaugural year in 2017, when the festival was held at Kew Gardens Cinemas at 81-05 Lefferts Blvd in Kew Gardens. The festival moved to Forest Hills in 2019 and I think renamed itself at the same time when it was shown at two theaters - 1) at United Artists Midway 9 at 108-22 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, and 2) at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This year it remains in place at the UA Midway only.
  • Contact / Tickets. Ticket prices are $10 / $25 / $50. They also offer packages which you can purchase online at www.festivalofcinemanyc.com

 


 

Jackson Heights - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Queens NYC

 

 


* Travers Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Jackson Heights NYC

The Queensboro Dance Festival at Travers Park in Jackson Heights Queens

Location. At Travers Park, 34th Avenue Between 77th and 78th Street at Travers Park in Jackson Heights Queens.

  • Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 6 - 7.15 pm / Free
  • Description. The Queensboro Dance Festival runs on a Saturday or Sunday or both nearly every weekend in June, July, August and September at a myriad of venues around the borough of Queens. It generally includes / showcases performances by local dancers and choreographers. And it's free.
  • Contact. Organized by the Parks Dept & the Queensboro Dance Festival - https://www.queensborodancefestival.com.
  • Sunday, August 28 @ 2 pm Teacher! Teacher! or P.S. I love you. At Travers Park, 34th Avenue Between 77th and 78th Street. They describe the play as follows, " ... a rip-roaring original musical which tells the story of a struggling teacher in an underserved neighborhood who puts her life on the line for her kids ...". Free summer theater in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens NYC.
  • Contact. Organized by the Parks Dept & Theater for the New City aka TNC at www.theaterforthenewcity.net.

Also use the links at the top of this report to find other free summer events / concerts / movies at this and other locations in Queens.


* None in 2022 _ LeFrak City - Free Summer Theater in Jackson Heights NYCV

LeFrak City in Corona - Free Summer Theater in Jackson Heights Queens NYC

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

  • Hasn't Been Performed since Prepandemic _ Note Date _ Thursday, August 8, 2019 beginning at 6.30 pm [kids] & 7 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - A Midsummers Night Dream - The play entwines three separate groups into one convoluted comedy with Puck as the protagonist in the center of all the chaos. The first group is of lovers escaping the tyranny of the court, the second is comprised of fairies who just began a war amongst themselves and the third is of an amateur theatrical performance group.

 

JAMAICA - Free Outdoor Summer Theatre Jamaica Queens NYC

 

 


* Rufus King Park - Free Outdoor Summer Theatre in Jamaica Queens 2022

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

Location. Rufus King Park is located at 150-29 Jamaica Avenue in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens.On

  • Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2022 - Annual Jamaica Dance Festival - Begins at 7 pm - In Rufus King Park 150-29 Jamaica Avenue at 150th Street in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens on Saturdays in June. Free dance performances by local performers. Street fairs in Jamaica NY.

Contact / Tickets. Organized by the Jamaica Dance Festival. For details see - https://thejamaicadancefestival.com

Also use the links at the top of this report to find other free summer events / movies / concerts around Queens, including the Jamaica JAMS Festival at this location.


* St Albans Park - Free Summer Outdoor Movies & Jazz Festival in Jamaica Queens NYC

Free Summer Outdoor Movies in Queens Parks NYC

Location. St. Albans Park is located along Merrick Blvd and Sayres Avenue in Jamaica Queens. The festival entrance is at 175-18 Merrick Blvd.

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 4 - 10 pm - Black Spectrum Theatre Company St. Albans Jazz and R&B Festival. The 20th anniversary of this musical feast. Free.

Contact / Tickets. Free. For details see - http://www.blackspectrum.com

Also use the links at the top of this report to see other free summer events / movies / theater at this and other locations in Queens.


 

Long Island City - Free Summer Theatre in LIC Queens NYC

 

 


* Socrates Sculpture Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theatre in LIC

Free Theatrical Performances / Free Shakespeare in the Park at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria / LIC / Queens

free summer theater queensLocation. 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.

  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 3 - 5 pm - Young Dancemakers Company Performance - This is described as, "a free concert of their unique, original choreography based on meaningful personal and social themes. The group dances to both live and recorded music, made in collaboration with professional composers. The concert will begin with a site-specific performance that explores the park’s artwork and landscape. At 3.30 pm there's site-specific park-wide performance where they 'dance the art' which is followed at 4 pm by a lively dance-making with the audience performance on the park stage..." Live, in-person, FREE. CoVid guidelines in effect.
  • Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 2 - 5 pm - Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York Guelaguetza Festival - This event is described as follows, " ... La Guelaguetza originated in Oaxaca City, Mexico, where every summer people gather to celebrate traditional dances, music, and culture. Each Oaxacan region offers a unique contribution to the festivities – like the much-loved 'Dance of the Pineapple!'..."
  • Sundays, August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2022 from 11 am – 12 noon - Queensboro Dance Festival - This is described as, " ... [an opportunity to] learn dances from different cultures each Sunday in August! This program is facilitated by The Queensboro Dance Festival, a summer Queens tour of performances & classes by Queens-based dance companies..." Respectively, the cultural dances includes 8/8 Indian, 8/15 West African, 8/22 Filipino and 8/29 Hawaian / South Pacific.
  • Sunday, August 7, 2022 beginning at 5 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Much Ado About Nothing - This Shakespearean play is considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies because it mixes mirth with insights into humanity. This is a romantic comedy that explores gender, fidelity and deception.
  • DISCONTINUED _ OLD _ NOTE DATES / YEAR _ The INSITU Dance Festival - The festival was launched in 2018, restructured in 2019, the CoVid pandemic hit in 2020, they were regrouping in 2021 and expected to return in 2022, but that didn't happen. See further details in the LIC / Gantry Park section.

Also see free things to do in Queens - free concerts in Queens parks 2021.


TBD _ Hunters Point South Park - Free Summer Theatre LIC Queens NYC

Free Things To Do - Hunters Point South Park in LIC Queens NYC

Location. Hunters Point South Park at the Kayak Launch across from the intersection of 2nd Street and 56th Avenue.

Use the links at the top of this page to find other free summer outdoor events at this location like summer concerts & movies.

  • OLD _ NOTE DATES / YEAR _ Friday, August 6, 2021 beginning at 7 pm
  • Description. Under Woodside - Described as, " ... Juliann Lavallee’s newest play, puts a contemporary twist on Dylan Thomas’ poetic prose and musical style to breathe life into the story of [a] neighborhood of Queens ... the action of the play is confined to a single day and a few city blocks, it captures the city’s flavor in a way that resonates with natives, transplants, and vacationers alike ... capture the beauty of the efforts, little and large, people put into living ... celebrates the diversity of being: saints and solicitors are presented as equally holy and worthy. Experiencing this will remind audiences of the intricacy, mindfulness, and love of the city that never sleeps... ". FREE.

Use the links at the top of this report to view other free summer events / movies / concerts at this and other locations in Queens.


* Gantry Park Free Summer Theatre Long Island City LIC Queens NYC

Gantry State Park - Free Things To Do - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in LIC Queens

Location. Gantry Plaza State Park is located at 4-09 47th Road along the East River.

  • Saturday, August 6, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Pericles - This Shakespearean play has a dramatic mix of tragedy, romance and comedy, all rolled up in one. It opens with Pericles life in danger as he is asked to decipher a riddle, the answer to which will result in his death. So he asks for time to think about it and then flees. In the course of his flight he wins a contest and the prized princess, impregnates her, loses her in childbirth, and goes on to other adventures before reuniting with his daughter and wife [who was found alive swept to shore].
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Much Ado About Nothing - This Shakespearean play is considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies because it mixes mirth with insights into humanity. This is a romantic comedy that explores gender, fidelity and deception.
  • DISCONTINUED _ OLD _ NOTE DATES / YEAR _ The INSITU Dance Festival - The festival was launched in 2018, restructured in 2019, the CoVid pandemic hit in 2020, they were regrouping in 2021 and expected to return in 2022, but that didn't happen. Generally the INSITU plan is to host a bi-annual festival [every other year]. In 2018 the INSITU FESTIVAL ran Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5, 2018 [note year] 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.

Free Shakespeare in the Park is performed by Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Woodside and sponsored by NYC Parks Department.

CONCERTS. 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.


 

OAKLAND GARDENS

 


* Cunningham Park - Free Summer Theater in Oakland Gardens Queens NYC

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

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

  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Much Ado About Nothing - This Shakespearean play is considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies because it mixes mirth with insights into humanity. This is a romantic comedy that explores gender, fidelity and deception.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Pericles - This Shakespearean play has a dramatic mix of tragedy, romance and comedy, all rolled up in one. It opens with Pericles life in danger as he is asked to decipher a riddle, the answer to which will result in his death. So he asks for time to think about it and then flees. In the course of his flight he wins a contest and the prized princess, impregnates her, loses her in childbirth, and goes on to other adventures before reuniting with his daughter and wife [who was found alive swept to shore].

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


 

St. Albans

 


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

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

Location. 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 haven't performed here since then, nor or they plannning to return in 2022. There are other summer events in St. Albans Park such as movies or concerts - see links to those sections on this site by scrolling back to the top of this page. FYI - on July 16, 2022 there's a jazz festival in St. Albans Park from 4 - 10 pm and it's free.

MOVIES. They generally run free films in the park over the summer. See our free summer movies page using the link at the top of the page.


 

Sunnyside / Woodside - Free Summer Outdoor Theater Queens NYC

 

 


* Sunnyside Gardens Park - Free Summer Theater in Sunnyside / Woodside NYC

Free Summer Things to do in Sunnyside Gardens Park in Queens NYC

free things to do sunnyside woodside free summer theater queensLocation. At 48-21 39th Avenue at 49th Street in Sunnyside, Queens.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Pericles - This Shakespearean play has a dramatic mix of tragedy, romance and comedy, all rolled up in one. It opens with Pericles life in danger as he is asked to decipher a riddle, the answer to which will result in his death. So he asks for time to think about it and then flees. In the course of his flight he wins a contest and the prized princess, impregnates her, loses her in childbirth, and goes on to other adventures before reuniting with his daughter and wife [who was found alive swept to shore].
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022 beginning at 7.30 pm / Hip to Hip Theater Free - Much Ado About Nothing - This Shakespearean play is considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies because it mixes mirth with insights into humanity. This is a romantic comedy that explores gender, fidelity and deception.

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 2022

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