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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Con Brio Ensemble

Sunday, June 14th at 2:00pm

The Con Brio Ensemble returns with an afternoon of chamber music, with works by Bach, DeFalla, Sarasate, Schubert, Schumann, and Dukas. Musicians Diana Mittler-Battipaglia (piano and co-founder of the ensemble); Alexander Meshibovsky (violin), Darian Worrell, baritone and Alan Hollander (oboe) performing.

Light refreshments served after the concert.
Admission $12 . Members & students. $10


Birds; Myth; Memory: Poetic Visions from the Soul

June 21st, Sunday at 2:00pm

Greet the summer with a solstice program organized by spoken word- poet Bernard Block. He is joined by Concetta Abbate (Myth); Doreen Spungin (Memory); and Janet Restino (Soul).

Set in the garden, it's an afternoon for reflection, laughter and the artful word with a multifaceted group of poets.

Light refreshments served. Admission $6 and $5 for Members and Students



Hip to Hip Theatre - Shakespeare in the Garden

The Garden is the perfect setting for Hip to Hip Theatre's spirited, richly costumed, family-friendly and free productions of Shakespeare's plays. Each performance includes a children's pre-show to Children's introduce the plays to young audiences.

The Merchant of Venice

July 24th, Friday. Children's pre-show at 7:00pm and a 7:30pm show-time.

Shakespeare's darkest comedy explores bigotry, justice, and the limitations of the law. The young Venetian gentleman Bassanio has squandered all his money, but he needs 3,000 ducats so that he can travel to Belmont and woo the beautiful heiress Portia. His devoted friend Antonio helps him by borrowing the cash from the moneylender Shylock. But when Antonio is forced to default on the loan, Shylock seeks a gruesome revenge...and Portia and Bassanio find themselves in a desperate struggle to save Antonio's life

The Merry Wives of Windsor

August 12th, WednesdaY. Children's pre-show at 7:00pm and a 7:30pm show-time.

Shakespeare's farce about courtship, jealousy, and friendship features one of the most beloved comedic characters of all time. Sir John Falstaff, banished to Windsor and running out of money, devises what he thinks is a fool-proof plan: seduce the wives of the two richest men in town. Unfortunately for him, the women immediately see through his scheme...and proceed to turn the tables on him. Meanwhile, mayhem ensues as three suitors vie to marry the local heiress.

Free Admission. Seating provided. Performances run approximately 90 min.

The event is cancelled in the event of rain, but you may be able to catch the production at one of Hip to Hip's summer locations in parks throughout Queens. Check their schedule and learn more about the productions on their website.

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