Fall for Dance: Free Shows in Central Park
Summer is winding down in the Big Apple, but there’s still time to enjoy the great out-of-doors before digging the boots and parkas out of storage. The hugely popular Fall for Dance Festival, for example, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with free performances in Central Park. Audiences have two chances—September 16 and 17 (rain date September 18)—to catch a special program featuring New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ronald K. Brown/Evidence and STREB Extreme Action Company. FFD’s main performances begin at New York City Center September 25.
The Public Theater is hosting the outdoor shows at Delacorte Theater, home to the infamously tricky-to-score-tickets for Shakespeare in the Park. The drill is the same as for the Bard: Line up the morning of the shows either in person or online at shakespeareinthepark.org for tickets to be distributed at noon. If attempts to see Love’s Labour’s Lost last month are any indication, camping out may be your best bet. Good luck, and don’t forget your lawn chair!
Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy of Helene Davis Public Relations