NY – You haven’t truly experienced summer in New York City until you’ve checked out Shakespeare in the Park. Incredible actors, stunning views of Manhattan’s skyline, hopefully the weather’s on your side, oh and get this — the show is free! Here’s an easy and fun way to make it a perfect night!
1. Grab a one or two hour pedicab tour of Central Park at any of the park entrances and discover all 840 acres of New York City’s most famous park. Ask to be dropped off at The Delacorte Theatre (between the 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Ave gates).
2. Whether you are looking for a delicious meal or a quick snack before the show, look no further than Danny Meyer’s Public Fare, the seasonally-operated outdoor cafe conveniently located right at the Delacorte Theater. The menu includes sandwiches, gourmet hot dogs, snacks, house made desserts, coffee, wine and beer and remains open until 15 minutes after the performance begins. NEW this year: Pre-Order Picnic Packages available for advance purchase by clicking here and ordering online.
3. Now, make your way over to the Delacorte Theater for a one of a kind experience under the stars that’s literally enchanted 5 million audience members over the past 50 years. From the creators of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Public Theater’s Love’s Labours’ Lost, opens this week. The Shakespeare-based musical features an amazing cast, including Daniel Breaker, Colin Donnell, Lindsay Mendez and one of our favorite New Yorkers, Rachel Dratch. Performances are nightly at 8:30 p.m. and are running until August 18th and you can get your tickets one of three ways: in the park, virtual ticketing or at various locations in the boroughs. Hope to see you under the stars!