This Sunday in the 518: Shakespeare in the park, storytelling and the opportunity to meet and speak with a world-renowned ballerina.
Shakespeare in Lincoln Park
What could be more fun than sitting in a City park on a summer evening? The view takes your eye across the Hudson River to the foothills of the Berkshire’s, the marble temples of government to one side, 19th century homes to the other. Before you Puck, that mischievous sprite plays tricks on fairies and humans.
Steamer No.10 Theatre is launching Albany’s Shakespeare in Lincoln Park with shows performed on a newly created stage on the East lawn of the Sunshine School – 116 Delaware Ave. in Albany. The season will be The Taming of the Shrew – August 5 to 21. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic if you like.
Admission is Free, donations are welcome. There is ample parking on Lincoln Park roads
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew- Two young noblemen, Grumio and Hortensio both long to wed the same beautiful young woman. Unfortunately, her wealthy mother will not let his daughter marry unless her hot- tempered sister, Katherina, also has a suitor. Luckily, Petruchio is looking for an affluent woman to marry, so Grumio and Hortensio convince him to try to woo the extremely volatile Katherina. Jacqueline Donnaruma directs The Taming of the Shrew using a combination of professional actors and as director of C.A.S.T. – Creative Arts at Steamer Ten some of her more promising students. The show features Alain Ackerman as Petruchio and Eleah Peal as Kate.
Admission: FREE | Donations always welcome
Where: Lincoln Park | East lawn of Sunshine School | 116 Delaware Ave. Albany or Morton and Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Bring: Bring your lawn chair, blanket, picnic lunch/dinner
Parking on the surrounding Lincoln Park roads
Rain Location: Steamer No.10 Theatre – 500 Western Ave. Albany 12203
Info: (518) 438-5503 [email protected]
Nationally known storyteller Regi Carpenter will perform at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Sunday, August 14 at 6:00pm as part of the annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series. Her performance will take place outdoors in front of the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY.
The show will move indoors in case of rain. Guests are invited to chat and enjoy refreshments after the show. The event is free to the public.
An award winning performer, Regi Carpenter has toured her solo shows in theaters, festivals and schools, both nationally and internationally. Her tales celebrate the glorious and gut wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, NY. From teenagers struggling to find their identity to disabled veterans grappling with the aftermath of war, Regi’s stories share the universal message that life’s difficulties are soften by love, fortitude, and family.
The Not Just for Kids Storytelling series continues throughout August and into September. The following artists will be part of the series: Lyn Ford, Aug. 21, Tim Lowry, Aug. 28 and Margaret French, Sept. 11. Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The program is also supported by Stewart’s Shops, L’Ultimo Restaurant, the Garden Bug and Karen’s Produce.
For more information about these events and more, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email [email protected], or visit our Facebook page at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474- 0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.
Patricia Wilde will be visiting the National Museum of Dance on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 11:30 am for a meet and greet session with visitors. Patrons will have the opportunity to talk with Wilde and view the new exhibition in her honor. 2016 posthumous inductee, Gregory Hines, will also have an exhibition on display. The Museum is thrilled to give the community the opportunity to meet our newest Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame inductee and further celebrate her extraordinary accomplishments. This event is free and open to the public. Brunch will be served.
Patricia Wilde is regarded as one of the most superlative and important ballet dancers, teachers, and artistic directors of her generation. She began her ballet training with Gwendolyn Osborne in Ottawa, Canada and continued with Dorothie Littlefield and at the School of American Ballet in New York. She performed with the American Concert Ballet, Ballet International, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Ballets de Paris, and the Metropolitan Ballet early in her career. As a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet from 1950 to 1965, George Balanchine created a number of roles for Wilde in ballets such as Raymonda Variations, SquareDance, and Scotch Symphony. Known for her speed and precision, her style became a hallmark of New York City Ballet.
The National Museum of Dance is located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York. The Museum is currently open for daily admissions Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, offering free admission on Tuesdays. To support future exhibitions and events such as these, consider becoming a museum member. For more information about exhibitions and upcoming events at the Museum, visit our website atwww.dancemuseum.org or call (518) 584-2225.