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Free Things To Do in the Bronx - Free Summer Theater Park in NYC

July 16, 2018 / Bronx Neighborhoods / Dance & Theater / Theatre Bronx / Bronx Things To Do / Bronx Buzz NYC.

free summer theater bronx morris park van cortlandt pelham bay coop city parkchester port morris west farms free summer theatre things to do melrose mott haven fordham norwood belmont free summer theater bronx nycSummer is in full swing. 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 summer theater in the parks. The free theatre events listed below are designed for young and old alike and they're FREE.

We'll continue to add to this listing of free theater in the park in the Bronx as we become aware of other productions.


Directory of Free Summer Theater in Bronx NYC

Organized by Bronx Neighborhoods & then by Month

1. South Bronx Free Summer Theater NYC

 

2. Central Bronx Free Summer Theater - none listed at this time / stay tuned

 

3. East Bronx Free Summer Theater NYC - none listed at this time / stay tuned

 

4. North & West Bronx Street Fairs - Bronx NYC

 

5. Near Bronx Free Summer Theater NYC

 

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1. South Bronx Free Summer Theater

Free Summer Theater at ID Studio Theater in the Mott Haven Neighborhood of the Bronx

Free Things To Do In the Bronx NYC - Free Theater at ID Studio Theater

Click here to view an ID Studio Theater map [TBD]. The theatrical productions are performed at the ID Studio Theater at 311 East 140th Street off 3rd Avenue in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

  • Fridays, July 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10, 2018 at 7.30 pm / Saturdays July 28 and August 4 & 11, 2018 at 6 pm - El Cielo y Dolor - "Alexandra, a trans immigrant working as a prostitute in Queen, reveals her deepest secrets: her sexual initiation, her discovery of love, her exile, the border crossing, New York, Queens, her work on the street... a purgatory. A love story that tells of survival, of sacrifice, of loneliness. Performed in Spanish only. No English translation available."

NOT FREE Summer Theater at The Point CDC in the Hunts Point Neighborhood of the Bronx

Things To Do In the Bronx NYC - The Grown Folks Comedy Show

Click here to view The Point CDC map [TBD]. The theatrical productions are performed at the The Point CDC at 940 Garrison Avenue at Barretto Street in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx.

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 7 pm - midnight / $20 advance tickets & more at door at www.grownfolkcomedy.com - Described as "a BYOBBE event featuring Nigel Dunkley, Isiah Kelly, Ray Dejon Jr. - Host JP Justice and music by Bert Smooth."

Free Summer Theater at Teatro Pregones in the Concourse Village Neighborhood of the Bronx

Free Things To Do In the Bronx NYC - Free Theater at La Casita Pregones Theater

Click here to view a Teatro Pregones map [TBD]. The theatrical productions are performed at the Pregones Theater at 571 Walton Avenue at 150th Street in the Concourse Village neighborhood of the Bronx.

  • Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2.30 - 8 pm / Free - Lincoln Center Out of Doors & Teatro Pregones presents a full afternoon of theater and music at their block party - "Poetry: Timothy DuWhite, el-Walad, Amanda Gorman, Randall Horton, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Fred Moten, José Olivarez, Purvi Shah, Danez Smith, and Frank Waln / Music: Bohio Music, Los Pleneros de la 21, Madison McFerrin, Soul Inscribed, and Ulali Project / MC: Falú"

Free Summer Theater Loreto Park Playground in Morris Park the Bronx

Free Things To Do In the Bronx NYC - Free Shakespeare In Morris Park

Click here to view a Loreto Park map. The theatrical and Shakespearean productions are performed at Loreto Park at Haight and Morris Park Avenues in Morris Park in the Bronx.

  • UNCONFIRMED BUT APPEARS TO NOT BE RETURNING IN 2018 _ Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 11 am - 12 noon / Free - CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba - "Cinderella Samba is a contemporary adaptation of the classic Cinderella fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro's biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself."

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2. Central Bronx Free Summer Theater


Free Summer Theater Ben Abrams Playground in Morris Park the Bronx

Free Things To Do In the Bronx NYC - Free Shakespeare In Morris Park

Click here to view the Abrams Playground map [TBD]. The theatrical and Shakespearean productions are performed at Ben Abrams Playground at Bronx Park East & Boston Road in Morris Park in the Bronx.

  • UNCONFIRMED BUT APPEARS TO NOT BE RETURNING IN 2018 _ Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 11 am - 12 noon / Free - CityParks PuppetMobile presents Cinderella Samba - "Cinderella Samba is a contemporary adaptation of the classic Cinderella fairy tale. The CityParks PuppetMobile production sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro's biggest Carnival gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself.

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3. East Bronx Free Summer Theater


Free Summer Theater Bufano Park in the Schuylerville Neighborhood of the Bronx

Free Things To Do In the Bronx NYC - Free Puppet Show in Bufano Park

Click here to view the Bufano Park map [TBD]. The puppet mobile show is shown at Bufano Park at Bradford and La Salle Avenues in the Schuylerville neighborhood of the Bronx.

  • Friday, May 25, 2018 from 11 am - 12 noon / Free - CityParks PuppetMobile presents The Big Good Wolf Puppet Show - "A delightful tale for kids."

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City Island Theater Group in the City Island Neighborhood of the Bronx

Things To Do In the Bronx NYC - Community Theater Group

Click here to view the City Island Theater Group map [TBD]. The City Island Theater Group is located at 116 City Island Avenue in the City Island neighborhood of the Bronx. They stage performances throughout other parts of the year.

  • On Hiatus over the Summer - but periodic performances through the school year - NOT FREE.

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BAAD - Bronx Academy of Arts & Music in the City Island Neighborhood of the Bronx

Things To Do In the Bronx NYC - Community Performance Groups & Space

Click here to view the Bronx Academy of Arts & Music map [TBD]. Bronx Academy of Arts & Music is located at 2474 Westchester Avenue in the City Island neighborhood of the Bronx. They stage performances throughout other parts of the year. This is how the BAAD website describes them.

"Home of Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre and The Bronx Dance Coalition. BAAD! is a 70-seat performance and workshop space founded in 1998 by award-winning dancer/choreographer Arthur Aviles and writer/activist Charles Rice-Gonzalez. Every year BAAD! welcomes 4,000 attendees from New York City, specifically the Bronx, to five annual festivals:

• October/November: The BlakTinX Performance Series, celebrating the convergence of work by African-American and Latino artists.
• February: Get Tough! Get BAAD!, an LGBTQ film series featuring narrative films with positive endings;
• March: BAAD! Ass Women, showcasing empowering art by women;
• May: The Boogie Down Dance Festival, a presentation of Bronx choreographers and dance forms; and
• June: OUT LIKE THAT, the Bronx's only LGBTQ performing arts festival

BAAD! is also home to Arthur Aviles Typical Theatre, a modern contemporary dance company."

Their website is www.baadbronx.org. And some performances may be free, while others may not.




4. North & West Bronx Free Summer Theater

Free Shakespeare At Van Cortlandt Park

Free Things To Do in the Northwest Bronx NYC - Free Shakespeare In Van Cortlandt Park

bronx things to do free summer theater bronx nycClick here to view a Van Cortlandt Park map [TBD]. The theatrical and Shakespearean productions are performed in Van Cortlandt Park. Enter at Broadway and 245th Street [see photo at right - TBD].

The free theatrical productions / Shakespeare in Van Cortlandt Park is organized by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company of Woodside in Queens.

  • Sunday, August 5, 2018 beginning at 5.30 pm [kids] & 6 pm / Free - King Lear - The play of King Lear is described on the NYC Parks site as follows - "King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him. Shakespeare's great tragedy explores the notion of power - who has it, how one obtains it, and how one defines it."

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NOT FREE _ Performance Classes - Summer Lights / Summer on Stage

Things To Do in the Northwest Bronx NYC - Acting / Performance Classes

Click here to view a Riverdale / Kingsbridge Academy MS/HS map [TBD]. The theatrical classes are held at the Riverdale / Kingsbridge Academy MS/HS 141 at 660 West 237th Street in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx.

  • Weekdays July 2nd to August 10, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm [kids] - Acting Classes - Entering grades 2 through 9 and costing $2595. Contact www.RiverdaleTheatre.org.



5. Northern Manhattan - Near the Bronx Free Summer Theater

Near Bronx Free Summer Theater - Marcus Garvey Park Manhattan

Free Things To Do / Free Summer Theater near the South Bronx

There's free summer theater in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem in Manhattan. Enter the park at Mt Morris Park West and 122nd Street.

Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem

  • Tuesdays thru Sundays, July 7 - July 29, 2018 beginning at 8 pm except Friday - performance begins at 8.30 pm & ends at 9.40 pm [no shows on Monday] - Antigone - by Sophocles. The NYC Parks website bills the play as follows. "Classical Theatre of Harlem's Antigone is an Afropunk inspired work featuring the voice of a defiant woman that challenges patriarchal society. Set in the city of Thebes in a dystopian future, the struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. The new king proclaims one brother a hero and the other a usurper, leaving his limp body lying in the street as an example to those who dare act against the state. The citizens of the city avert their eyes due to fear, turning instead to their new leader who vows to restore order to the war torn city. But when the sister of the slain young brothers protests the edict, she breaks faith with everything she has ever known in order to set things right at any cost." At the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park [enter at 124th St & Fifth Ave and walk south to the venue]. Free.

 

  • Monday & Tuesday, August 6 & 7, 2018 from 6 to 7.30 pm - New York NY Euripides Summer Festival - Suppliants - "Widows and children of war victims go to Eleusis, near Athens, to seek justice and permission to bury their dead heroes." At the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park [enter at 124th St & Fifth Ave and walk south to the venue]. Free summer theater in the Harlem neighborhood of NYC.

Inwood Shakespeare Festival

  • On HIATUS this year 2018? The Inwood Shakespeare Festival did not return in 2017, as the theater group that performed in it [Moose Hall Theatre Company], said they needed a greater commitment from the NYC Parks Department for them to raise funding to support the effort. In 2018 it may be more of the same. We're checking.

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Free Summer Theater In Bronx NYC

Free Things To Do In Bronx - Free Theatre in Morris Park in the Bronx NYC

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