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Off Broadway in the Boros Fest

Off Broadway in the Boros Fest 2021


Off-Broadway in the Boros Fest

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) announces the Off-Broadway in the Boros Fest, a series of Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theatrical performances running from September 29 through October 3 at various locations throughout the five boroughs. Coming on the heels of Broadway’s official reopening weekend, the five-day festival aims to shine a light on local performing artists while offering free entertainment to New Yorkers in neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic.

Each two-hour performance will take place at a designated Department of Transportation Plaza, Open Street or Open Culture location, which leverages an existing NYC program that allows communities to embrace new public spaces and support small businesses. The performances will feature a combination of theatrical elements, including concert versions of current or new Off- and Off-Off-Broadway musicals, musicians playing Jazz and Dominican Rock Fusion, tap dancers, singers, circus performers, Brazilian drummers and LatinX dance troupes.

Off Broadway in the Boros Fest 2021 flyer [PDF download]

Off Broadway in the Boros Fest 2021 Spanish flyer [PDF download]

Off Broadway in the Boros Fest 2021 Cantonese flyer [PDF download]

The full festival lineup is as follows:


Wednesday, September 29, 12-2pm
Location:
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn - Marcy Avenue Plaza between Fulton and McDonough Streets
Performances: STOMP
Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe
The Bushwick Starr presents ‘Music from Jillian Walker’s SNiNFoLK: An American Show’
Fogo Azul NYC


Thursday, September 30, 3-5pm
Location:
Jackson Heights, Queens - 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets
Performances: Gazillion Bubble Show
Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe
Pregones/PRTT’s “TORCHED!”
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus


Friday, October 1, 3-5pm
Location
: Washington Heights, Manhattan - Dyckman Street, Between Payson and Seaman Avenues
Performances: STOMP
Yasser Tejeda & Palotre
Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe
Luis Salgado and Company
Special Guests:
Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City and the upcoming, one-woman show Is There Still Sex in the City?


Saturday, October 2, 4-6pm
Location:
Bronx - 1 Fordham Plaza
This performance is in partnership with the Bronx Night Market taking place every Saturday from 4-10pm.
Performances: Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation
Pregones/PRTT’s “TORCHED!”
Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe
Luis Salgado and Company


Sunday October 3, 12-2pm
Location
: Staten Island - Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Northeast Meadow
Performances: Gazillion Bubble Show
Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Fogo Azul NYC



For a listing of 2021 Off-Broadway Shows Opening and Reopening please visit here.