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Shakespeare comes to Old Falls Street

by jmaloni

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Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:45 am

Free event features thespians from Delaware Park in Buffalo

A live performance of "E Tu Shakespeare?" will be presented on Old Falls Street's middle block Sunday, Aug. 31, beginning at 5 p.m. The play will be performed by the Shakespeare in Delaware Park Players of Buffalo. It is free and open to the public.

Funded by Old Falls Street, USA, the event was made possible through a collaboration with "Live NF," the comprehensive program that helps people discover, rediscover and celebrate living in the City of Niagara Falls.

"Old Falls Street is happy to provide free programming and, perhaps, new experiences for both residents and visitors alike," said Global Spectrum's Ryan Coate, Old Falls Street's general manager. "This first-time event helps round-out an already busy summer season for us, and we hope it attracts old friends and new guests that haven't experienced the renaissance in our downtown Niagara Falls area."

Guests are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs as limited seating will be available. Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase.

In addition to this live performance, Old Falls Street is wrapping up most of its summer programming this week with the following:

•"Fitness on Old Falls" - Tuesday, Aug. 26 (run club at 6 p.m.) / Wednesday, Aug. 27 (yoga at 5 p.m.) / Thursday, Aug. 28 (Zumba at 6 p.m.) - all on the middle block

•Old Falls Street Kids' Club - Wednesday, Aug. 27 / Friday, Aug. 29 / Saturday, Aug. 30 - all on the middle block at noon and 1 p.m.

•"Flicks on Old Falls" final movie of the 2014 series will be "Ratatouille," Thursday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m.

Old Falls Street's free activites that will stretch into September include the following:

•Cooking demonstration with chef Bobby - Thursdays, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, noon on the middle block

•"TGIFridays on Old Falls Concert Series" - Fridays at 7 p.m. on the conference center block - Aug. 29 with KISS This (A Tribute to Kiss); Sept. 5 with Aircraft and Mr. Boneless; and Sept. 19 with West of the Mark

•Niagara Falls bike rentals, located on the park block, will extend through October

Other upcoming special events with free admission include:

•Seventh annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival - Sept. 11-14

•Fifth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest - Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 8 p.m.

For more information on any of Old Falls Street's events, visit www.FallsStreet.com.

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