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How to have fun in the summer at the unique Little Island Park: overview of events


Alina Prikhodko

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Little island is a beautiful park located above the Hudson River in the western part of Manhattan. He announced the line-up of star-studded performances planned throughout the summer season. According to Time-out, some performances will be free to attend.

This year's program of events Little island will include nine world premieres, which will begin their season on June 1 and end on September 22. They span the realms of music, dance, theatre, opera, comedy, jazz, pop culture and funk.

Equally exciting will be the debut of The Glade, a brand new cocktail lounge coming to the island. Its offerings include a wide range of beers, wines and cocktails that can be enjoyed in any corner of the park. The bar will also host several shows, including a cabaret performance by Justin Vivian Bond and a live oyster demonstration by Robert LaValva.

Program of events

The season will kick off with a show choreographed by legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp, with original music by T Bone Burnett and David Mansfield. The new full-length play, “How Long Blues,” will premiere June 1, 2, and 5, and will then be available for viewing from June 6 to June 23.

“Robeson” is a work created and performed by bass-baritone Davon Tynes in collaboration with Zach Winokur. It is dedicated to the life story of musician Paul Robeson and will run from June 27 to 29.

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The summer program will conclude on September 22 with The Marriage of Figaro, an original piece in which experimental opera icon Anthony Roth Costanzo will sing all the leading roles. Scheduled performances will take place at 200 The Amph, the park's local venue. Price all tickets – $25, but there are many smaller shows throughout the season that will be free to the public.

“By opening with new dance, closing with reimagined opera, and filling the weeks in between with works of a wide range of styles and sizes, we offer audiences an astonishingly wide range of creativity in a relatively short period of time,” said Zach Winokur, artistic director of Little Island.

You can learn more about the park's full summer program and purchase advance tickets for performances at their website.

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