UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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25
Aug

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

Hip to Hip Theatre Company returns for its tenth season of the outdoor series Free Shakespeare in the Park. This year come enjoy Julius Caesar and As You Like It across 8 Queens parks. There will also be a children’s 45-minute workshop an hour before each show.

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy about love, family and identity is full of wit, music and gender-bending fun. The rightful duke and his supporters have been banished, while his impulsive daughter Rosalind remains at the mercy of the oppressive new regime. Comic twists and turns abound when Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees the court to seek her father in the mysterious Forest of Arden. Her journey of self-discovery brings her face to face with Orlando, the man she loves.

The “Kids & the Classics” workshop, designed for children ages 4 to 14, allows children to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games, and close reading of text.

Other dates include: August 18 at Cunningham Park, August 26 at Voelker Orth Museum Garden, and August 27 at St. Albans Park.

When: Thursday, August 25, 7:30PM. Kids’ workshop at 6:30PM

Location: Crocheron Park, 35th Avenue and Corbett Road, Bayside, NY 11361

Admission: FREE

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25
Aug

Thai Rock Sunset Concert Cruise with BreezyGrass

Set sail aboard the American Princess and enjoy a sunset cruise featuring live music by BreezyGrass (Americana/Roots/Bluegrass). The band prides itself in hand-crafted music that conveys the honesty found in the songs of the Americana spirit. From that high lonesome sound to mountain ballads to Celtic infused jams, it is sure to be a unique sound.

There will be free Thai Rock appetizers (while they last) and a cash bar. The party will continue on the Thai Rock deck with some more live music.

When: Thursday, August 25th. Boarding time 7:30PM

Location: Thai Rock dock, 375 Beach 92nd Street, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Admission: $35

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26
Aug

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Caesar

Hip to Hip Theatre Company returns for its tenth season of the outdoor series Free Shakespeare in the Park. This year come enjoy Julius Caesar and As You Like It across 8 Queens parks. There will also be a children’s 45-minute workshop an hour before each show.

In this sensational political thriller, Shakespeare explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom. Caesar is determined to crown himself as Rome’s first emperor, but a few senators, led by the idealistic, intellectual Brutus and his manipulative, rebellious friend Cassius, are prepared to sacrifice everything to liberate their country…but instead of being greeted as liberators, they are met with civil war.

The “Kids & the Classics” workshop, designed for children ages 4 to 14, allows children to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games, and close reading of text.

Other dates include: August 18 at Cunningham Park, August 25 at Crocheron Park, and August 27 at St. Albans Park.

When: Friday, August 26, 7:30PM. Kids’ workshop at 6:30PM

Location: Voelker Orth Museum Garden, 149-19 38th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

Admission: FREE

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26
Aug

SummerSounds (Concert Series): The Tee Tones

Stay cool this summer and enjoy free summer concerts in your local Queens parks from Hunters Point to Rockaway Beach. Presented by Kupferberg Center for the Arts and the Queens Parks Department.

The Tee Tones is a 3 – 5 member singing group (often a cappella w/ an upright bassist or sometimes accompanied by a full band), from Brooklyn, specializing in the classic hits of the Doowop, Motown, and Soul eras of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

When: Friday, August 26, 6 – 7:30PM

Where in Queens: Brookville Park, South Conduit Avenue, Rosedale, NY 11422

Admission: FREE event in Queens

Other SummerSounds concerts:

August 19, High and Mighty Brass Band: Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences. (Rockaway Beach O’donahue Park at Beach 17th)

August 28, British Dependency: From Anguilla and maximizing their Caribbean roots, this balanced trio of drums, bass and guitar come together smoothly to create a sound that is not easily categorized. It reverberates up from the root, grooving, catching, moving body and mind in to a sometimes gentle, sometimes funky, sometimes rock & roll and sometimes reggae, bluesy soulful zone. (St. Albans Park)

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