9. Carroll Park puts on Shakespeare performances through Smith Street Stage

Carroll Park

While many know about Central Park’s “Shakespeare in the Park,” Carroll Gardens has its own rendition: Shakespeare in Carroll Park. Each year pre-COVID, Smith Street Stage put on various performances of Shakespeare plays, putting modern twists on 400-year-old classics. Past performances have included Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Richard III.

In lieu of performances during the pandemic, Smith Street Stage put together a memory collage looking back at the past Carroll Park performances, which would occur right in the center of the park in the open square.