Free performances, screenings, workshops in Cold Spring
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will host its annual celebration of World Shakespeare Day on Saturday, April 22 with free performances, movie screenings, workshops and activities in Cold Spring.
WillFest events will take place at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, the Old VFW Hall, and at HVSF’s offices on Main Street.
Students from NYU’s Goddard Residential College Service Learning Program, led by Cold Spring resident and Our Town actor Megan Shea, will assist, and a number of businesses will offer discounts for WillFest participants.
For more information visit hvshakespeare.org.
WillFest Presenting Partners include the Cold Spring Film Society, Story Screen Beacon, Cold Spring Farmers’ Market, Garrison Union Free School, Haldane High School, United States Military Academy at West Point, The Middle Company, and Boscobel House and Gardens.
Noon – 3 p.m. at Cold Spring’s Waterfront featuring students from Garrison Union Free School, cadets from West Point’s Academy Idol monologue competition and actors from the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival company.
3 – 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church Parish Hall including Stage Combat with fight choreographer Michael Irish featuring students from Haldane High School, Shakespeare Shakedown with The Middle Company and a family-friendly workshop with Lisa DiMarzo, Boscobel’s Museum Educator
Shakespeare in Love, 3 p.m. at Old VFW Hall hosted by Story Screen Beacon, with pre-show trivia
Chimes at Midnight, 7 p.m. at Old VFW Hall hosted by Cold Spring Film Society, with pre-show discussion
9:30 -11 a.m. at HVSF Costume Photo Booth at Cold Spring Farmers’ Market (St. Mary’s Church)
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at HVSF office on Main Street – WillFest information and art making for all ages, plus information about HVSF’s summer season and tickets.