June 2, 2012
Shakespeare Everywhere; Triple Crown Fever; Valid Passport?
East Side, West Side, all around the town, Shakespeare is everywhere. From Central Park to Battery Park, from Lincoln Center to parking lots, you can get your Bard on. We've got the scoop. And will "I'll Have Another" make history at the Belmont Stakes and grab the Triple Crown title? Well you could watch the excitement live at the track at Belmont next Saturday. Get the scoop. Planning a vacation outside the country this summer? Our travel insider has three surprising reasons your passport may not be valid. Read on and enjoy the weekend.
Three Surprising Reasons Your Passport May Not Be Valid For Travel. Whew! Your tickets are purchased, your bags are packed, you've checked to see if your destination requires a visa... but have you checked to make sure your passport is valid for travel? And if you think just because it hasn't expired, it's valid, think again! Our travel insider Carolyn Paddock has some great advice today on how to avoid passport complications.
Shakespeare Everywhere. If you're a Bard lover, you can enjoy Shakespeare all over town this summer in free outdoor performances, and ticketed performances at Lincoln Center too. Here are a few highlights. Details at 3T Events.
- Twelfth Night-June and July will be presented by The New York Classical Organization (free) in Central Park through June 24, and then in Battery Park to July 22. This production is a "love letter" to our beautiful city. The setting will be 1900, New York-a time of excitement and possibility here in Gotham. And, most of all, wonderment.
- As You Like It-June 5-30 will kick off the 50th anniversary of Shakespeare In the Park. The second show in the season (July 23 to Aug. 25) will be Stephen Sondhein's Into the Woods. While tickets are free, you have to show up early and wait on line to get them. But now you can go online the day of the show and enter the ticket lottery.
- The Merry Wives of Windsor July 12 to 28 is one of two summer productions of Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot, a summer New York institution that performs free Shakespeare productions in a municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets.
- Macbeth July 5-17 at Lincoln Center.Performed by the National Theatre of Scotland, tickets range from $25 to $100.
Triple Crown Fever June 9 at Belmont. Not since 2008 has there been a Triple Crown contender, and the last winner was Affirm in 1978. Will "I'll Have Another" finally get the allusive crown? We love this horse and the back story (unknown jockey, bargain horse) so we'll be rooting for him. And now for the first time ever, The New York Racing Association is making $10 grandstand general admission tickets to the Belmont Stakes available in advance through Ticketmaster. Plenty of seats and picnic areas too, so you can make a day of it. Get the details.
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