New York International Fringe Festival Returns For 20th Anniversary

The New York International Fringe Festival returns for its 20th year on August 12th. This year’s lineup features 200 shows in 16 days and showcases theater and dance companies from all around the globe. The 1,100 performances includes varying art forms ranging from vaudeville, opera and dance to performance art, multimedia and stand-up comedy.

FringeNYC is considered to be one the largest multi-arts festivals in North America and includes special ‘Fringe’ events for kids (FringeJR), for high schoolers (FringeHIGH) and for outdoor lovers (FringeAL FRESCO). Visit this link for the full list.

Four different theaters at The Clemente (107 Suffolk St.) will be hosting shows and there are numerous venues participating throughout the East Village.

Shows will run through August 24th | Tickets $18 | Visit the website for a full list of shows


Public Theater Premieres Guillermo Calderón’s “Neva”

The Neva cast: Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Bianca Amato, and Luke Robertson. Photo: Carol Rosegg

The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival is known for being a great way to see some of the best new theater from artists from around the world. One of those artists, Chilean writer-director Guillermo Calderón, made such an impact on the Public (and those lucky enough to have seen his critically acclaimed, politically charged play, Diciembre) when it played at the 2011 festival, that they invited him back this year for a stand alone slot as part of their regular season. His new play Neva begins its English language premiere this Friday, March 1.

Weekend Kids’ Pick

The Little Farm Show performs on Sunday, July 31 at The Living Room. The all-ages musical theatre performance explores the history of agriculture, from 10,000 BC to the present time. Focusing on farming, food and the environment, the show asks kids to consider where their food comes from.

The show starts at 1pm, tickets are $5 for kids, $10 for adults, $25 for groups of 4. The Living Room, 154 Ludlow.

For more information on this and other kids events, please visit our kids page.

Weekend Kids’ Pick

Tomorrow is the premiere of Viva Pinocho! A Mexican Pinocchio, at the new Latino children’s theater at 107 Suffolk St. The theater is the new home base for The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA), a bilingual arts-in-education organization and Latino theater company for young audiences.

The play is suitable for all ages and all shows are in Spanish and English. Opening night will include a puppet red carpet and a ribbon cutting ceremony before the 8pm performance.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for kids. The play runs through June 3.

Weekend Kid’s Pick

Brothers Grimm fairy tales come to life at the Manhattan Children's Theatre April 23 - May 30

This weekend fairy tales come to life at the Manhattan Children’s Theatre. The show includes every single story written by the Brothers Grimm (abridged, of course) including Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, Snow White and Cinderella. A cast of four actors tells hundreds of stories in less than an hour.

Suitable for all ages. April 23 – May 30, Saturdays & Sundays at 12:00 & 2:00pm. Tickets are $20 ($50 for front row seats, a meet and greet with actors prior to the show, and programs signed by the cast). The theater is at 52 White Street in Tribeca (between Broadway & Church).