Epic Block Parties: Public Theater’s Rededication, FAB! Festival

The Public Theater and Fourth Arts Block are both celebrating themselves with outdoor blowouts involving food trucks, musical and theatrical performances, and more. Here are the details, just announced. 

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September 22
FAB! Festival
East Fourth Street between Bowery and Second Avenue, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This year, Fourth Arts Block’s annual fete will include Japanese Taiko drumming, hula dancing, cooking demonstrations, Miguel Pinero poems set to live Latin music, storytelling (and a marketing workshop) by Slash Coleman, dance performances and classes, a “Bowery Artist Tribute Scavenger Hunt” courtesy of the New Museum, and a Vaudeville Hour courtesy of Brigham Mosley. For food, there’ll be a banana-pop stand, a “granola lab,” and an appearance by the Mexicue truck. And of course there will be a host of off-off Broadway performances. Take a look at the lineup here.


October 13
Public Theater Rededication
Lafayette Street between Astor Place and West 4th Street, noon to 5 p.m.
This block party featuring performances from Joe’s Pub, sneak peeks at upcoming theatrical productions, and food trucks, is part of an eight-week celebration of the Public Theater’s recent renovation. Other events include tours of the building (part of Open House New York on Oct. 6 and 7); conversations between Alec Baldwin and David Brooks (Oct. 3), Anna Deavere Smith and David Simon (Nov. 4), and Tony Kushner and Rachel Maddow (Dec. 2); a rededication ceremony that will include free performances on Oct. 4; screenings of “Passing Strange” (Oct. 22), “Much Ado About Nothing” (Oct. 29), and “Joe Papp in Five Acts” (Nov. 5), and more. Details here.