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SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: HOW TO GET THERE, WHERE TO EAT, AND MORE!

What do you think of when you imagine the perfect date night? A wonderful dinner at an exclusive restaurant? Slow-dancing in a dimly-lit into the wee hours? 

In New York City, you can do it all!

Just consider the Shakespeare in the Park series, presented each year in Central Park by the illustrious The Public Theatre.

 

GET THE DETAILS

Both Shakespeare in the Park productions will take place at the Delacourte Theater in Central Park and will being promptly at 8 PM.

This year, Shakespeare in the Park premiered The Taming of the Shrew on May 24; the program is set to run through June 26.

+ Taming will feature the work of Tony-Award-winner Janet McTeer and Olivier nominee Cush Jumbo.

+The Taming of the Shrew will be directed by Phyllida Lloyd and, in a groundbreaking iteration of the story, will feature an all-female cast.

+The second production on the Public Theatre’s 2016 Shakespeare in the Park program will be Troillus and Cressida

+ Helmed by Tony-Award-winning director Daniel Sullian, the production will feature an ensemble cast of highly-talented players.

The show will premiere on July 19 and run through August 14. 

Every production of Shakespeare in the Park is completely free. 

CAR SERVICE TO ELIMINATE TRANSPORTATION STRESS

Central Park during peak times can be a hassle for drivers, especially if you aren’t familiar with the city’s layout.

Finding a taxi or ride-sharing service can also be tough, and there might be a surcharge for

Leave the driving to a professional chauffeur, one who has expert knowledge of New York traffic patterns and locations.

You won’t have to suffer distractions in trying to drive yourself; you and your date can simply relax in the back seat, enjoying one another’s company.

FIND THE PERFECT RESTAURANT

Your date night wouldn’t be complete without an outstanding meal before, or after, your Shakespeare experience. Here are a few amazing options for dinner near Central Park.

  • Sarabeth’s at Central Park South: Conveniently located and accessible, Sarabeth’s dinner menu includes items like housemade goat cheese gnocchi and Maine dayboat scallops. They also offer a prix fixe menu with options like Skuna Bay salmon, cream of tomato soup, flat iron steak frites and your choice of either chocolate truffle cake or crème brulee for dessert.
  • The Loeb Boathouse Central Park: In addition to the stunning waterside views, this restaurant features a delectable menu with dishes like the Boathouse smoked fish platter, Griggtown Farm Chicken with truffle mashed potatoes, and Scottish salmon.
  • Villagio on the Park: If traditional Italian in an elegant, romantic atmosphere sound perfect for your date-night, look no further than Villagio, located conveniently close to the Park. Enjoy their masterful interpretations of classics like Dentice pescatore, linguini del selvaggio, and risotto dolce vita, and select a delightful wine from their extensive list.

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