As the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater is dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people through productions of challenging new plays, musicals and innovative stagings of the classics.
Summer Streets 2010
NYC DOT and our partners are proud to present Summer Streets. This summer, for the third year in a row, we will temporarily close Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles and open it up to people on three consecutive Saturdays in August
In 1980 an ad was placed in the Village Voice looking for gay men interested in playing soccer in an area of Central Park, known as the Rambles. The few who showed up were unaware that they were about to make history. This was the birth of the New York Ramblers, the very first organized openly gay soccer club. The Ramblers provided a space for gay men, who enjoyed the sport, to meet and socialize outside of the traditional settings of bars and clubs.