NYC Street Players perform at 4th Annual Hudson River Pageant!

At approximately 2:30pm on Saturday, May 12th The NYC Street Players will be performing another environmental theatrical piece on the deck of the Queen of Hearts Steamboat!  Just south of Christopher Street in Hudson River Park, as a part of the Hudson River Pageant.  Please come out to support! See parade schedule here.

Our piece, entitled HENRY HUDSON’S SOLAR STEAMBOAT, will be 7 minutes long and will recount Henry Hudson’s adventures through time on a solar-powered steamboat! The show will have HORNS, FLAGS, DANCE, SONG, SMILES and CELEBRATION. We will thank the Hudson River for all that she has given the people of NYC.

The Hudson River Pageant seeks to restore the native species of the Hudson River Valley and address climate change in the region.  Started by Earth Celebrations in 2008, this project engages the participation of artists, youth, local residents, schools, community centers, and organizations to participate in the pageant and our three-month workshop series (from March – May). Participants work with our resident artists to create the spectacular puppets and costumes for the parade. The culminating parade and theatrical pageant will follow a route from Battery Park North to Gansevoort Street, in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park, on Saturday May 12, 2012 (rain date Sunday May 13), from 1-5pm. The parade of spectacular costumes, giant puppets, mobile sculptures, and marching bands features 13 site-specific performances at the piers and significant sites along the route.  Henry Hudson’s Solar Steamboat will be one of these pieces, and we’ll join the parade after our performance and march to the end!

The New York City Street Players were founded in 2008 as the street performance arm of Drew Vanderburg’s creative enterprise. The NYCSP performs free public outdoor theater in the tradition of the WHY CHEAP ART? Manifesto of the Bread and Puppet Theater Company: “ART needs to be EVERYWHERE because it is the INSIDE of the WORLD.”