Public Theater to Host Free Block Party

The Public Theater in New York’s Astor Place revealed the fruits of its $40 million revitalization project at a star-studded rededication ceremony on Oct. 4. But don’t think the festivities are over. This weekend, the Public is throwing a free block party of epic proportions this Saturday on Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th Street. The event will serve as an “anchor” for eight weeks of community events that will mark a rededication to the theater’s founding principles and will offer musical and theatrical performances, great food, and, of course, the opportunity to check out the newly-renovated facilities. “The Public is open, and we’re inviting everyone in the city to come take a look,” said the theater’s Artist Director Oskar Eustis said in a release. “Joe Papp believed that the theater belonged to everyone, and this renovation of our home building is designed to create a lively,
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