Thalia Al Aire Libre/Free Outdoors Festival is a series of concerts of Spanish and Latin American music and dance reflecting the diverse cultural roots of the Queens Hispanic community. The performances are FREE of charge; Sundays in June, from 1-2pm at Thomson Hill Park/Noonan Playground on Greenpoint Avenue between 42nd & 43rd Streets in Sunnyside, Queens (one block from the theatre).

At Thompson Hill Noonan Park, in Sunnyside, Queens

The park is wheelchair-accessible, we provide yoga mats for the enthusiastic children who sit near the front and there are benches available for the elderly. They typically feature arias and duets from Spanish operettas (zarzuelas) performed by professional Hispanic opera singers (soprano, mezzo, baritone, tenor) accompanied by a pianist; Mexican folkloric music and dance with a mariachi or Indigenous band; Colombian music and dance; Spanish Flamenco and more!

The free Festival expands on Thalia’s mission by taking its shows out into the neighborhood where the performances are literally open to all. It brings together people of all ages and backgrounds for a joyful, positive experience of Hispanic culture; provides a cultural link and a warm welcome for local Hispanic immigrants; and offers a fun, informal introduction to our theatre. Thalia chooses to highlight its most accessible shows in the universal languages of music and dance.

Thalia understands the powerful importance of festivals like these to break down walls between communities and bring them together in a celebration of the beauty of their cultural differences.

2021 Line Up

June 6:
COLOMBIAN FOLK DANCE SHOW
presented by Mestizo Art Center

June 13:
LOS GRISES, a Puppet show
for children & adults
presented by Teatro SEA

June 20:
ZARZUELA & LATINO ROMANTIC MUSIC
Latino Romantic Songs and Spanish operettas in Concert


June 27:
FLAMENCO SHOW
presented by Danza España.

Junio 6:
Show de Música Folclórica Colombiana
presentado por Mestizo Art Center

Junio 13:
LOS GRISES, un show de Marionetas
para Adultos y Niños
presentado por Teatro SEA


Junio 20:
Potpourri de ZARZUELA Y BOLEROS
Canciones de Amor y Operettas en Español


June 27:
FLAMENCO SHOW
presentado por Danza España.