Festivals, Kayaks and your last chance at Broadway Week deal this week in NYC:
Explore the history of the high heel at the Brooklyn Museum Wednesday, September 10
Attend the BEAT Festival at the Brooklyn Museum Thursday, September 11
Find Peace and Serenity at Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn: Yoga + Music Festival Saturday, September 13
Enjoy the last weekends of warm weather with a free kayak trip Saturday and Sunday until Sept 28
Get a great deal on a show during Broadway Week, Ends September 14
Free concerts, free shows, and free water highlight this week in NYC:
New York Philharmonic will perform free concerts in the parks Wednesday, July 9-15
Broadway comes back to Bryant Park for free lunchtime shows Thursday, July 10
City of Water Day returns Saturday, July 12
Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC Sunday, July 13
MoMA’s Summergarden is back with the Jonathan Ragonese Ensemble Sunday, July 13
Opera in the park, African Arts and fireworks highlight this week in NYC:
The Counting Crows take Central Park for SummerStage Monday, June 30
The Met Opera performs a free show in The Bronx’s Crotona Park Tuesday, July 1
The New York Public Library hosts Foundations of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights Tuesday, June 1-3
The 4th of July Fireworks go off on the East River this year Friday, July 4
This week in NYC California Chrome goes for glory, Governor’s Ball hits Randall’s Island and Shakespeare in the Park is back for another season.
The Budapest Festival Orchestra comes to Lincoln Center Monday, June 2
Free shows at Shakespeare in the Park opens with Much Ado About Nothing Tuesday, June 3-July 6
John Waters comes to the New York Public Library for LIVE from the NYPL Wednesday, June 4
Governors Ball comes to NYC Friday, June 6-8
California Chrome goes for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 7
This week begins a couple of NYC traditions, Restaurant Week and Off Broadway Week. Check out these and the other top events in NYC:
With contemporary hits like The Book of Mormon and long-running staples like The Phantom of the Opera, it feels like Broadway is as exciting now as it ever was. But that doesn’t mean you should limit yourself to the “veteran” shows on your next trip to New York City . Instead, why not check out these brand new shows on the Great White Way?
ROMEO AND JULIET
Most people are familiar with Romeo and Juliet, but chances are, you’ve never seen a production quite like this, which stars Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings). According to its producers, “In this new production, the members of the Montague household will be white, and the blood relatives of the Capulet family will be black. While race defines the family roots, the original cause of the ‘ancient quarrel’, passed down by successive generations to their young, has been lost to time. Shakespeare’s original dramatization of the play sets the two young lovers in a context of prejudice, authoritarian parents, and a never ending cycle of ‘revenge.’ Against this background, the strength of their love changes the world.” the play is set to open on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 film, Broadway will be “knocked out” by the new adaptation arriving from its run in Germany and will open in New York on February 11, 2014 at the Winter Garden Theater. This unique musical will be composed by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Thomas Meehan who wrote the book collaborated. Fans of the movie can rest assured that they will get a piece of the Academy Award winning film, as Sylvester Stallone will help produce the stage production.
Based the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Colombia Pictures film starting Ewan McGregor, this fantastic and whimsical new musical centers around a young man whose father is dying. He tries to learn more about his dad by piecing together the stories he has been told over the years. The show will be directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (who also did hits such as Contact, Crazy for You, and The Producers), with music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family). Opening night will take place October 6th, 2013 at the Neil Simon Theatre.
With all the great shows new and old, what are you planning to see this fall?
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