NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:07:35 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Outdoor Film Festival: Into the Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/outdoor-film-festival-into-the-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/outdoor-film-festival-into-the-woods Date: August 21, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods is adapted in this musical from director Rob Marshall and Walt Disney Studios. Inspired by a choice selection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this plot centers on a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who incur the wrath of a witch (Meryl Streep) while attempting to start a family. (2014) PG

Start time: 7:50 pm

End time: 9:50 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:50 pm 9:50 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b0002bc909.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Back to the Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-back-to-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-back-to-the-future Date: August 24, 2015

Come on out to the park to find the schedule and get into the movie-going mood with free popcorn and activities, courtesy of Bank of America.

Michael J. Fox is a teen in 1985 who time travels to 1955 and gets caught up in the courtship of his then teenaged parents-to-be to save his own existence. Christopher Lloyd is the mad scientist who makes the impossible possible with a DeLorean. Directed by Robert Zemeckis with Huey Lewis' song The Power of Love Oscar-nominated

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55148198cfaa7.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society Date: August 24, 2015

In this film, the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Rain date is Tuesday evening. These events are sponsored by City Council District 23 funds. Movies will begin at 8:00 pm except on August 31st which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Thu, 28 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-the-incredibles Date: August 24, 2015

Bring the entire family to watch the Academy-Award winning film of a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world..

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522b6ef4398e.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-movie-night-et-the-extra-terrestrial-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-movie-night-et-the-extra-terrestrial-pg Date: August 25, 2015

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project and Word Up Bookshop-Liberia Comunitaria! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

In this PG-rated film, a troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. Prior to the film the cartoon classic Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century will be shown.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.8584, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552832c3bfa53.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Dreamgirls (2006)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/indiana-jones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/indiana-jones Date: August 25, 2015

Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series. All films are screened outside NYC's great outdoors and they're free!

Dreamgirls tells the story of the rise of the promising trio Effie, Deena and Lorrell who call themselves The Dreamettes. They are first discovered at a talent show and offered the opportunity of a lifetime, to be the backup singers for the famous performer James "Thunder" Early. Eventually, they are offered the chance in the spotlight, changing their entire look, sound and style and even their name into "The Dreams". Manager Curis Taylor Jr. narrows the spotlight on Deena, which begins a compromising the group. Will the cost of fame and fortune be too much? Find out on August 25th!

This movie is shown on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket to sit on, and a picnic if you like. There are a limited number of chairs available. No alcohol.

Doors open one hour before the start of the screening. Space is limited and admission is on a first come-first served basis, so it's best to get there well before the screening starts. Please bring one form of ID with you.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5566102a3ba87.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Across From Golden Pond: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/movies-across-from-golden-pond-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/movies-across-from-golden-pond-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 25, 2015

Enjoy this special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy.

A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure.

Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.302

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/big-hero-6 Date: August 26, 2015

Robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred into a band of high-tech heroes.

Bring a blanket or a low chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-08-26 2015-08-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Thu, 07 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies with a View: Die Hard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/27/syfy-movies-with-a-view-die-hard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/27/syfy-movies-with-a-view-die-hard Date: August 27, 2015

NYPD officer John McClane tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others who have been taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

The evening begins with DJ Isis Swaby and the short film Leonard in Slow Motion, directed Peter Livolsi. Valet your bike for free with Transportation Alternatives when you arrive! Music starts at 6:00 pm, movie begins at sundown.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-27 2015-08-27 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Film Festival: Dreamgirls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/outdoor-film-festival-dreamgirls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/outdoor-film-festival-dreamgirls Date: August 28, 2015

Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry.

The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. (2006) PG-13

Start time: 7:40 pm

End time: 9:40 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 7:40 pm 9:40 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b007f0e03d.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Screening: Looking at Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/screening-looking-at-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/screening-looking-at-home Date: August 29, 2015

Staten Island’s pop-up cinema group, Aquehonga Cinema, will curate a selection of independent films on the concept of home.

Instructions on the submission process to follow.

Please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10 or info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Lagaan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society Date: August 31, 2015

In this film, the people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

Rain date is Tuesday evening. This event is sponsored by the Indian Business Association, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Thu, 28 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/big-hero-6 Date: September 2, 2015

Robotics prodigy Hiro lives in the city of San Fransokyo. Next to his older brother Tadashi, Hiro's closest companion is Baymax, a robot whose sole purpose is to take care of people. When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms Baymax and his other friends, Go Go Tamago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred into a band of high-tech heroes.

Bring a blanket or a low chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 07 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/films-on-the-green-the-rabbis-cat-by-joann-sfar-antoine-delesvaux http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/films-on-the-green-the-rabbis-cat-by-joann-sfar-antoine-delesvaux Date: September 10, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 @ Columbia presents Joan Sfar's The Rabbi's Cat.

The Rabbi's Cat is adapted from volumes one, two, and five of Joann Sfar's popular comic-book series of the same name. The film is set in the Algiers in the 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Low Memorial Library, Columbia University

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2015-09-10 2015-09-10 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8083, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543dc86a55cd.jpg Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 Date: September 11, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go: You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-11 2015-09-11 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.8149, -73.889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55721629bbd98.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 Date: September 26, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go: You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0896

Location: Claremont Park

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8403, -73.9073 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557216933807b.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT