‘Shakespeare By The River’ coming to Confluence Park in Binghamton


Local artists and community leaders have announced the first step toward encouraging the public to revel on the river.

Details of Shakespeare By The River were revealed Wednesday at Confluence Park in Binghamton.

The 3 day production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the park is being produced by the Cider Mill Playhouse under the direction of Tim Mollen.

It’s the first of many events being developed to encourage people to enjoy the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers that meet in the city.

The promotional campaign Revel On The River is being spearheaded by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo with support from the City of Binghamton and BingPop Creative.

“We have this beautiful asset here in Binghamton. We have this gorgeous confluence of the 2 rivers. We have a beautiful river walk that’s been built. Confluence Park is stunning behind us. And though people use it, it could probably be utilized a lot more,” said BingPop Founder Joshua Bernard.

Shakespeare By The River takes place at Confluence Park on Friday and Saturday June 23rd and 24th at 7 p.m. and Sunday June 25th at 2 p.m., weather permitting.

Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

The performances are free although donations for the Cider Mill Playhouse will be accepted.

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