Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Debuts July 7 with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Posted June 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

The summer tradition doth resume, methinks. Popular (and accessible) streetside theater program, “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot,” recently set a date for its return to the Lower East Side. Take note – the new season kicks off July 7 at the Clemente Soto Velez Center with a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s the second […]

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Clemente Soto Velez Center Hopes to Increase Accessibility with New Elevator and Rear Lot Upgrades

Posted March 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

The iconic Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center is not done upgrading its facility. While the building itself may have undergone an extensive makeover four years ago, it appears the renovations are not complete. The longtime arts organization hopes to improve overall accessibility to its facility, which includes some structural modifications and increasing its visibility on […]

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‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ Debuts Thursday with New Venue at the CSV Center

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

If Essex Crossing is the greedy landlord, then “Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” could be considered the harassed rent regulated tenant. The long-running troupe – the Drilling Company – spent twenty seasons entertaining locals in the former municipal car park at Ludlow and Broome Streets. That run ended with a performance of Othello last August, […]

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The Municipal Lot on Ludlow Street Closes April 15 for Essex Crossing; ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ Moves to CSV Center

Last modified April 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

Essex Crossing is advancing at quite the clip these days. Phase I is well underway; it’s unstoppable now. The 75 year-old Essex Market warehouse on Site 2 is basically a pile of rubble, razed for a glassy, 24-story mixed-use tower called the Gateway. Next up, the through-block Municipal parking lot right across the street. Messaging […]

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Municipal Lot at Ludlow and Broome Closing for ‘Soil Samples’ Ahead of Essex Crossing Development

Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:01 am

The Department of Transportation is closing the Broome Street Municipal parking lot on August 5, according to the litany of orange signs posted onsite. A representative from the city agency tells us that soil sampling must be conducted, as this parcel is presently earmarked for a shiny new Essex Crossing facility. The Davey Drill will […]

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It’s Now the 20th and Final Season of ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ at Ludlow and Broome, Thanks to Essex Crossing Development

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has been an offbeat annual arts tradition since 1995. For twenty consecutive summers, the Municipal Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets transformed into an open-air theater, complete with putrid smells and the soothing sounds of late-night traffic. The twentieth season of programming kicks off July 10 with […]

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DOT Now Charging ‘Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’ for Summer Use

Posted June 20, 2013 at 6:22 am

Starting this summer, for the first time in its seventeen-year history, the Shakespeare in the Parking Lot troupe will be charged to use their performance space.

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“Shakespeare in the Parking Lot” Returns to Lower East Side Next Week

Posted June 28, 2011 at 6:18 am

Why trek uptown and wait for hours with the masses at the possibility of seeing Shakespeare in the Park?

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