- 12:30pm – 2:30pm | Fountain Terrace
Celebrate William Shakespeare's 451st birthday with performances, activities, and more.
Presented by The Drilling Company.
12:30 - 1:00pm
Throughout Bryant Park
Some of Shakespeare's greatest speeches, scenes, sonnets, lines, and more are performed by Drilling Company actors.
1:00 - 1:30pm
Thicket & Thistle
Original music interweaving the sonnets of Shakespeare from this NYC-based folk band.
1:30 - 2:00pm
Read a favorite speech from a Shakespeare play and win a Birthday Bash T-shirt.
2:00 - 2:30pm
Boosting the Banner
Shakespeare Birthday Bash Banners are raised for all to enjoy.
Add a favorite Shakespeare quotation to the Birthday Banner at any time during the event on the Fountain Terrace.
Shakespeare is for everyone!