Midsummer Night’s Dream at Castle Clinton

Classical theatre has arrived in Lower Manhattan!

You can now see a free outdoor performance at Castle Clinton National Monument in The Battery. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run from June 14-24, Thursdays -Sundays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Come and experience how the play was originally performed over 400 years ago during Shakespeare’s time. Enjoy the fresh air, waterfront views of Lady Liberty and a green setting while you experience a true time-honored performance.

Shakespeare Downtown’s cofounder and Artistic Director, Billie Andersson, and her staff have put together a wonderful show for the Lower Manhattan community. Tickets are free and available the day of the performance at the Castle starting at 6pm. Performances are always free, and serve an audience of up to 200 each night, creating a truly accessible Shakespeare in the park for Lower Manhattan!

Downtown Night At The Museums

Come and discover the rich culture and history that surrounds Lower Manhattan, all in one night, all within walking distance, all for FREE!

As part of the River to River Festival, 15 museums and cultural institutions will come together to bring you Night at the Museums. Enjoy free special programming, performances, exhibitions, and tours at some of the cities finest museums on Tuesday, June 19th from 4 – 8 PM. While there may not be a mischievous monkey or a t-rex chase, there is still room for adventure!

Participating institutions include:

African Burial Ground National Monument
China Institute
Federal Hall National Memorial
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Lower Manhattan Tours
Museum of American Finance
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
National Archives at New York City
National Museum of the American Indian
National September 11 Memorial Museum
9/11 Tribute Museum
NYC Municipal Archives
Poets House
The Skyscraper Museum
South Street Seaport Museum