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Staten Island Summer Theater - Free Summer Theater & Things To Do Staten Island NYC

Aug 01, 2019 at 07:08 pm by mikewood


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Staten Island - Free Summer Outdoor Theater 2022

Free Things To Do in the Staten Island - Free Summer Theater Park in NYC

August 12, 2022 / Staten Island Neighborhoods / Staten Island Things To Do / Staten Buzz NYC.

staten island things to do free summer theater staten island si 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.

 

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.

 

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Directory of Free Summer Outdoor Theater on Staten Island NYC

Organized by Staten Island Neighborhoods & then by Month

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1. North Staten Island Free Summer Theater NYC

 

2. East Staten Island Free Summer Theater NYC

 

3. South Staten Island Free Summer Theater NYC

 

4. North & West Staten Island Free Summer Theater NYC

 

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1. North Staten Island Free Summer Indoor & Outdoor Theater 2022

North of Hwy 278 and East of Hwy 440 / MLK on Staten Island NYC

 


* Snug Harbor Cultural Center - Paid Summer Theater in Randall Manor SI NYC

Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Snug Harbor Cultural Center in the Randall Manor Neighborhood on Staten Island

Location. The Snug Harbor Cultural Center is located at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighobrhood of Staten Island. 1) 7/8 - 16/ 22 - The Shakespearean play is held in the Tuscan Garden near the Heritage Farm & Children's Museum. 2) 7/10/22 - The July 10th event is on the Porch of Cottage A. 3) 7/29/22 - On the South Meadow Lawn at Snug Harbor.

  • Fridays & Saturdays, July 8, 9, & 15, 16, 2022 from 8 - 11 pm - A Merchant of Venice. An adaptation / reinterpretation of Shakespeare's play by the Director. Admission $27 / $22 at www.sishakespeare.org.
  • Sunday, July 10, 2022 - from 12 noon - 2 pm or as long as tickets last - whichever comes first. The Public Theater Company is distributing free tickets to performances of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free summer theater in the Randall Manor neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Contact. A Public Theater Patron ID is required to receive a ticket voucher - you can create or confirm your ID - by visiting www.publictheater.org/register.
  • Friday, July 29, 2022 from 7 - 11.30 pm - Ailey Moves NYC - They describe the event as follows, "... performances, dance in classes and workshops led by Ailey’s Arts In Education and Ailey Extension teachers and musicians, meet current students from the acclaimed Ailey School, and watch the stirring documentary AILEY out in the open air...". Free.
  • Saturday & Sunday, August 6 - 7, 2022 begins at 11 am and runs to 7 pm on Saturday and until 8 pm on Sunday - Snug Harbor Dance Festival. Many different classes ranging from one to two hours by various instructors, many of whom are local. Free / Pay What You Will. The event is being hosted at various buildings at Snug Harbor on located at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighobrhood of Staten Island. The buildings includes the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Cottage Row, the Snug Harbor Wetlands, Building G / The Dance Center, Leah Mitchell Studio - G202 on 2nd floor. Free.

Also see free Staten Island movies, free Staten Island concerts and free summer things to do on Staten Island.


* Alice Austen House Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Shore Acres SI

Free Things To Do in Shore Acres on Staten Island NYC

Location. On the lawn at the Alice Austen House Park at 2 Hyland Blvd in Shore Acres on Staten Island.

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 3.30 - 5 pm - Hair - This 1960's bohemian musical is performed by the Spotlight Theatre Company of Staten Island. It's a play about the counter culture of its time including drugs, political activism and a search for meaning. Free or paid summer theater in the Shore Acres neighborhood (near Stapleton) of Staten Island.
  • Contact. In prior years they charged $20, but it looks like this may be free. For details see www.aliceausten.org or www.spotlighttheatresi.org.
  • Saturday, July 30, 2022 beginning at 5 pm - Much Ado About Nothing - performed by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company of Woodside, Queens. 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 summer theater in the Shore Acres (near Stapleton) neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Contact. For details see www.aliceausten.org or www.hiptohip.org. Free Shakespeare in the Park is performed by Hip To Hip Theatre Company of Woodside and sponsored by NYC Parks Department.

 


* Empire Outlets / Spotlight Repertory Theater Company - Free Summer Theater on SI NYC

Free Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Free Theater by the Spotlight Repertory Theater Company at the Empire Outlets by the Ferry Terminal in St. George

Location. The Spotlight Repertory Theater Company will be performing at the Empire Outlet Mall on Level Three next to Pattern & Dot at 55 Richmond Terrace.

  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 15, 16 & 17, 2022 beginning at 7 pm on both Friday & Saturday and at 2 pm on Saturday & Sunday - School of Rock. It's based on the movie by the same name. It's a musical comedy about a struggling high school teacher who channels the talent of his high school band into a contest.
  • Contact. www.spotlighttheatersi.org / Tickets $25 online and $27 at the door.

 


* No Theater but Other Events _ National Lighthouse Museum - Free Summer Theater in St George on SI NYC

Free Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Free Theater at the National Lighthouse Museum

The theatrical productions are performed at the The National Lighthouse Museum at 200 The Promenade in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7.30 pm - Staten Island The Musical - They describe the event as:
    "romantic comedy you've been waiting for. The pandemic may have hit our community hard, but we're determined to bring everyone back together with the opportunity to laugh at ourselves and our neighbors. In this original musical comedy written and created by native Staten Islanders Matt Izzo and Sal Volpe,
    borough residents burst into song and dance as they explore well-known locations across Richmond County where they may encounter a romance on the ferry or a betrayal at the mall. Are dancing turkeys, spot-saving traffic cones, and some charismatic mall walkers enough to keep our characters in this beloved borough, or is it time for them to cross the bridge to a new terrain known as New Jersey?"
    Paid summer theater in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Contact / Tickets. Tickets are $20 / $25 / $35 at www.brownpapertickets.com of through the Lighthouse Museum.

 

Also see free Staten Island movies, free Staten Island concerts and free summer things to do on Staten Island.


* No Theater but Other Events _ Maker Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Stapleton on SI NYC

Maker Park at the Corner of Front & Thompson Streets in Stapleton Staten Island

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, Saturday July 16 & 17, 2021 and Friday July 23 & Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 8 pm except Sunday at 7 pm. The Staten Island Shakespeare Company performs Waiting for Lefty. Waiting for Lefty is a string of seven fairly short vignettes about cabbies contemplating a strike in 1935 when the play was first produced. Essentially it's a play about class warfare, how the rich divide the less fortunate, negatively label those who want fair pay ['Commies and Reds'], and pay the rest peanuts. Could be both interesting from an historical point of view and very topical.
  • Contact / Tickets. Tickets $20 / $25 at www.sishakespeare.org.

 


* Tappen Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Stapleton on SI NYC

Location. At Tappen Park at Canal, Bay and Water Streets on Staten Island.

  • Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 2 pm Teacher! Teacher! or P.S. I love you. -- Tappen Park at Canal, Bay and Water Streets.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 Stapleton neighborhood on Staten Island NYC.
  • Contact. Organized by the Parks Dept & Theater for the New City aka TNC at ww.theaterforthenewcity.net. Free summer theater on Staten Island NYC.

* Wagner College

Location. At 1 Campus Road nestled in adjacent to the Sunnyside, Silver Lake and Park Hill neighborhoods on Staten Island.

Summer 2022 - They host kids classes / performances.


* The St. George Theatre

Location. At 35 Hyatt Street in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.

They mostly do movies and live, oftentimes big name, concerts.


* Puppet Mobile in Staten Island Neighborhoods - Free Summer Theater on SI

Free Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Free Puppet Mobile on SI NYC

Cut & paste this url to view the schedule / locations for performances by the Puppet Mobile on the City Parks Foundation website - www.cityparksfoundation.org/puppetmobile

  • June / July / August 2022 at various times in the late morning / early afternoon - CityParks Puppet Mobile. Free. These are free puppet based theatrical performances out of the City Parks Puppet Mobile.
  • Contact. www.cityparksfoundation.org/puppetmobile

 


 

2. East Staten Island Free Outdoor Summer Theater

North of Great Kills, East of LaTourette Park and South of Hwy 278 on Staten Island NYC

 


* No Theater in 2022, but Other Events _ Historic Richmond Town - Things To Do on SI

Things To Do in Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island NYC

Location. Historic Richmond Town is located at 441 Clarke Avenue on Staten Island. The town is a mid 19th century historic town nestled in the hills of Staten Island, only miles from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. While there's no theater, per se, they do host the Uncorked Food Festival in early June and their biggest event of the year is the Historic Richmond Town County Far in very early September.

  • Saturday - Monday, September 3 - 5, 2022 - Historic Richmond Town Country Fair. For a taste of ye olde Staten Island as well as the new.

Use the links at the top of this page to see free Staten Island movies, free Staten Island concerts and free summer things to do at this location and many others on Staten Island.



 

3. South Staten Island Free Summer Outdoor Theater

Rossville, Arden Heights, Eltingville & South on Staten Island NYC

 


* No Theater but Other Events _ The Conference House - Free Shakespeare in Tottenville SI NYC

Free Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Free Shakespeare in Tottenville

SEE CONCERTS link at the beginning of this report for live free summer events at the Conference House.

Location. The Conference House is located in Tottenville at the southern end of Staten Island. This free theatrical production of the works of Shakespeare are being performed at the Biddle House on 70 Satterlee Street near the Conference House in Tottenville on Staten Island.

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday & Sunday, June 19, 20, 26 & 25, 2021 - from 1 pm - 3 pm - Sundog Theater presents the Complete Works of William Shakespeare - They describe it as 3 actors, 37 plays in 97 minutes. Free. CoVid guidelines remain in place. This theatrical and Shakespearean production is performed by Sundog Theater Group.Free summer theater in the Tottenville neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Contact. www.sundogtheatre.org/

Use the links at the top of this page to see free Staten Island movies, free Staten Island concerts and free summer things to do at this location and many others on Staten Island.


 

4. North & West Staten Island Free Summer Outdoor Theater

North of Fresh Kills & La Tourette Park & west of Hwy 440 when north of Hwy 278

 


* Little Victory Theatre - Paid Summer Theater in Travis Chelsea SI NYC

Summer Theater on Staten Island - Things To Do in the Travis Chelsea Neighborhood of Staten Island NYC

Location. The Little Victory Theatre is located at 4089 Victory Blvd in the Travis Chelsea neighborhood in the central western section of Staten Island.

  • Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, July 29, 30, 31 & August 5, 6, 7, 2022 beginning at 8 pm on Friday & Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday - Mame - The Hit Classical Broadway Musical. Wikipedia describes the play as follows, " ... A period piece set in New York City and spanning the Great Depression and World War II, it focuses on eccentric bohemian Mame Dennis, whose famous motto is "Life is a banquet and most poor sons of bitches are starving to death."[1] Her fabulous life with her wealthy friends is interrupted when the young son of her late brother arrives to live with her. They cope with the Depression in a series of adventures ... "
  • Contact / Tickets. www.littlevictorytheatre.com / Tickets $35 / $30.

 


* None at Present _ Sea View Playwrights Theatre - Paid Summer Theater in The Brielle SI NYC

Summer Theater on Staten Island - Things To Do in The Brielle Retirement Community of Staten Island NYC

Location. The Sea View Playwrights Theatre is located at 460 Brielle Avenue in The Brielle retirement community in the mid central section of Staten Island.

  • The Humans and Venus in Fur. were their last two productions. I don't see any future events as of the time of this posting July 2022.

 


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