18. Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage at Astor Place

Astor Place
Astor Place. Photo by Shubhra Mishra. Courtesy of the Village Alliance Business Improvement District

Rashid Johnson makes YOU the artist with Red Stage, an interactive structure, stage, and creative hub. The stage and arena invites the public to present their own productions as New York City reopens. Consider it a return to the public square.

Astor Place has long been a gathering place for protest and political action. Its inhabitants have been driving forces behind arts, culture, and political engagement in NYC. Presented by Creative Time, the public platform awaits you at Astor Place, where the presenters encourage visitors to “meet at Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage from June 5 – July 4 for collaboration, expression, and experimentation.”