Loading Events

Life on the Third Rail, or A Subway Delay to the Future

Life on the Third Rail, or A Subway Delay to the Future

September 17, 2023, 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Tompkins Square Park

East 10th St between Avenues A & B

New York NY

+ Google Map


Suggested Ages: 9 to 14+, Adult Friendly

See a free performance of Theater for the New City’s rip-roaring original musical that tells the story of a violent hurricane that floods the subways, sending a heroic subway crew into a new world.

Free performances tour parks, playgrounds and closed-off streets throughout the five boroughs.

The production is staged with an elaborate assemblage of trap doors, giant puppets, smoke machines, masks, original choreography, and a huge (9′ x 12’) running screen or “cranky” providing continuous moving scenery behind the actors.

FYI, this site has a few affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, we receive a commission.
This helps to offset the cost of running the site, but all editorial decisions are independently made; i.e. we only recommend what we love.

Trolls x CAMP

Step into the joyful, rainbow-colored world of Trolls for a one-of-a-kind musical adventure. Play and explore in Bergen Town, Vacay Island, and Pop Village. Take a wild, interactive ride in…

More info

Broadway Sings Taylor Swift

Broadway singers and a full, 14-piece orchestra come together to perform the hits of Taylor Swift. Enjoy an unforgettable high-energy musical experience featuring incredible vocalists.  Stars from Broadway shows, share…

More info

Got Your Goat

Interact with adorable goats with a range of experiences. Visit the farm to bottle feed and snuggle with baby goats ($50/person) or play with the babies, feed the older goats…

More info

Tulip Festival

Admire over 100 varieties of tulip and other flowers in a charming community garden, open to all from dawn to dusk. Frequent visitors will see the tulip display changing every…

More info

Kids Week: Earth Day Gardening

Celebrate Earth Day with the Urban Park Rangers. Help beautify Prospect Park park with hands-on, introductory level gardening especially for kids. Learn how to show Mother Earth you care and…

More info

Spring Break in Prospect Park

Join a naturalist and learn about seeds and the birds who eat them through hands-on crafts and activities. Continue learning outside the park by potting a take home plant in…

More info