NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 07 Feb 2016 15:18:03 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Black Panthers]]> Date: February 12, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up and WNET.

Join us for a preview screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson before it airs on PBS on February 16, 2016.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Brittany Williams, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and former Black Panthers Sadiki "Bro. Shep" Ojore Olugbala, James "Tarik" Haskins; and BJ (William M. Johnson).

A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Visit Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

The event is free but please RSVP at to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: "Black Rose"]]> Date: February 12, 2016

Join Parks as we preview an exciting new TV show!

Set in Brownsville, “Black Rose” follows an anthropology professor as she investigates the mysterious abduction of youth in the neighborhood. Her research leads her to a dangerous international conspiracy.

Created by award-winning filmmaker Harry A. Davis and starring NYTVF 2015 Best Actress Awardee, Tiffany Rachel Stewart, this screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the show’s creator and producer, Lamonia Brown.

Know Before You Go
Seating is limited. You should arrive before 11:30 a.m. to get a seat. Reservations are taken for groups only; please email

All are welcome!

Start time: 11:30 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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<![CDATA[Film Screening: Ghosts of Amistad, In the Footsteps of the Rebels]]> Date: February 19, 2016

Join us as we explore the Amistad slave ship rebellion 177 years later with a screening of the documentary Ghosts of Amistad.

The film, based on Marcus Rediker's The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012) documents his journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to recover historical accounts from the villages of those Africans who were forced onboard the Amistad vessel, and his encounter with the ruins of the slave trading factory Lomboko.

Following the screening, co-producers, Dr. Philip Misevich and Dr. Konrad Tuchscerer will lead a discussion. To reserve a seat, email or call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Black Box Theatre

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<![CDATA[The Reel History of Brooklyn Cinema]]> Date: March 5, 2016

Brooklyn’s own Rory Schwartz will guide you to famous film locations around Brooklyn Bridge Park. From On The Town to Moonstruck, Brooklyn has been an important backdrop in American Cinema.

Photo by Julienne Schaer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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