A Look at The Public Theater’s Joseph Papp Way Naming Ceremony

Photos   A Look at The Public Theater’s Joseph Papp Way Naming Ceremony
 
The intersection of Lafayette Street and Astor Place was co-named in honor of the Public Theater founder on December 1.
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Joseph Papp Way Marc J. Franklin

The intersection of Lafayette Street and Astor Place in New York City has been co-named Joseph Papp Way in honor of late Public Theater founder Joseph Papp. The Public, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its landmark home at 425 Lafayette Street, hosted a public naming ceremony December 1.

The ceremony took place at 8:30 AM at the Astor Place Plaza. The event included remarks by Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl, District 2 City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, and Public Theater Board Member Gail Papp.

Flip through photos of the ceremony below:

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