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The New Public Goes Public

One of New York City’s most beloved cultural institutions just celebrated something big. On October 13th, The Public Theatre unveiled its newly completed renovations at an open-to-the public block party that stretched in front of the landmark theatre along Lafayette Street just below Astor Place.

On the new changes to the theatre Artistic Director Oskar Eustis had this to say: “The Public is open, and we’re inviting everyone in the city to come take a look. [Founder] Joe Papp believed that the theater belonged to everyone, and this renovation of our home building is designed to create a lively, welcoming center for people to meet, gather, and celebrate.”

The renovations definitely reflect the democracy of The Public’s stated mission. The exterior features wide open steps, the lobby is bright and welcoming, and there are lounges open when the theaters are dark.

To celebrate The Public’s updated home, the fine folks there threw a wonderfully vibrant block party complete with performances from upcoming shows, some of the neighborhood’s favorite food trucks and a grand open house.

Visit The Public’s website for more information on their upcoming season or stop by in person to see all the incredible changes for yourself!

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The New Public Goes Public

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