The Off-Broadway in the Boros Fest celebrates Off- and Off-Off-Broadway with a week FREE performances in all five boros – or boroughs. Full two-hour performances include the long-running Stomp and the Gazillion Bubble Show, and newcomers including a new musical adaption of Winne the Pooh.
Off-Broadway in the Boros is Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, and follows on the heels of Curtain Up, the three-day festival in Times Square featuring Broadway performers celebrating the re-opening of Broadwy shows.
The five-day Off-Broadway festival aims to shine a light on local performing artists while offering free entertainment to New Yorkers in neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic by focusing the free performances in under-served communities.
Each two-hour performance will be 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 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.
Here’s the daily schedule:
Wednesday, September 29, 12-2pm
Location: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn – Marcy Avenue Plaza between Fulton and McDonough Streets
Thursday, September 30, 3-5pm
Location: Jackson Heights, Queens – 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets
Friday, October 1, 3-5pm
Location: Inwood, Manhattan – Dyckman Street (200th St.), Between Payson and Seaman Avenues
Special Guest: 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.
Sunday October 3, 12-2pm
Location: Staten Island – Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Northeast Meadow
Gazillion Bubble Show
Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Fogo Azul NYC
Can’t make it in person?
Off-Broadway in the Boros Fest will be livestreamed on the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s official Facebook page here.
Please follow MOME’s FB page for live updates.
Off-Broadwyin the Boros is produced by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)
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]