“Cindrella Samba” comes to the parks in Queens on June 4, 13, 16, 17, 22, and 26.
This contemporary twist on the classic “Cinderella” fairy tale is presented by The CityParks PuppetMobile and sets the timeless tale in the lush landscape of Brazil, where, thanks to the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella attends Rio de Janeiro’s biggest Carnaval gala and dances the samba with Prince Paulo himself.
The production features an original commissioned musical soundtrack that brings samba center-stage, plus handcrafted Carnaval festival floats on parade, and one-of-a-kind marionettes donning their most vibrant Carnaval costumes, created by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park.
“Cindrella Samba” performances are free and open to all ages. www.cityp
Ehrenreich-Austin Playground, (Austin Street and 76th Drive in Forest Hills) June 4, 11 am to noon.
Katzman Playground (Yellowstone Boulevard between 68th Avenue and 68th Road in Forest Hills) June 13, 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
Buz O’Rourke Playground (Crocheron Park in Bay Terrace) June 16, 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
Astoria Heights Playground (30th Road between 45th and 46th streets in Astoria) June 17, 11 am to noon and 1 pm to 2 pm.
Queensbridge Park (the East River and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City) June 22, 11 am to noon and 1 pm to 2 pm.
Dry Harbor Playground (Myrtle Avenue and 80th Street in Forest Heights) June 26, 11 am to noon and 1 pm to 2 pm.