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 Fri, 29 May 2015 23:25:28 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[Movies Under the Stars: Raiders of the Lost Ark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society Date: August 10, 2015

In this film, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

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 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 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: How to Train Your Dragon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-how-to-train-your-dragon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-how-to-train-your-dragon Date: August 10, 2015

Everyone is invited to watch the young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons and becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself. He learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Start time: 8:15 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 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 8:15 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ebf9258307.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Flight of the Navigator (PG)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/summer-movie-night-flight-of-the-navigator-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/summer-movie-night-flight-of-the-navigator-pg Date: August 11, 2015

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

In this PG-rated film, a boy is moved 8 years into the future by an alien ship, with whom he has adventures.

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: 103rd Street Community Garden

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2015-08-11 2015-08-11 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.791, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552831b79922c.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: August 12, 2015

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier. In this kids' movie, a 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome on leash and off chairs. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550090da76c34.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies with a View: Dr. Strangelove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/syfy-movies-with-a-view-dr-strangelove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/syfy-movies-with-a-view-dr-strangelove Date: August 13, 2015

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

The evening begins with DJ $mall ¢hange and the short film Yearbook, directed by Bernardo Britto. 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 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension: Fantastic Mr. Fox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-the-picture-show-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-the-picture-show-extension Date: August 13, 2015

Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St.

In Fantastic Mr. Fox Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community

Ground seating only at this event and seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhuhdson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event/1 hour before wellness classes). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7823, -73.987 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aef31211f1.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Chinatown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-chinatown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-chinatown Date: August 17, 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.

Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston are at their best in this neo-noir set in 1930s Los Angeles during the Water Wars. Jerry Goldsmith's music is brilliant and the screenplay by Robert Towne was Oscar-honored. Roman Polanski directs with great style and he also plays the nasty villain who gives Jack's private eye a nose job. Number 2 on AFI's list of the 10 Best Mystery Films.

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 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 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[Outdoor Movie Night: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/outdoor-movie-night-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/outdoor-movie-night-frozen Date: August 17, 2015

Join us for a movie under the stars! Bring your family and friends to an evening of free entertainment. Picnicking encouraged – bring your blankets, chairs, and food!

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), her younger sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Mr. Holland's Opus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society Date: August 17, 2015

In this film, a frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher.

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 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 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: Ghostbusters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-ghostbusters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-ghostbusters Date: August 17, 2015

Everyone is invited to come and watch the 80s comedy, sci-fi classic about three unemployed parapsychology professors that set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Start time: 8:15 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 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 8:15 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522ccc908857.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: An American Tail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-movie-night-an-american-tail-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-movie-night-an-american-tail-g Date: August 18, 2015

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

In this G-rated movie, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Westervelt Community Garden

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2015-08-18 2015-08-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6442, -74.0847 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5528345b2e4dd.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movies in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/free-movies-in-the-park-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/free-movies-in-the-park-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 19, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket to the park and enjoy this Marvel story about a team of misfit space heroes who must learn to get along so that they can save the world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7433, -73.8514 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies with a View: Dazed and Confused]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/syfy-movies-with-a-view-dazed-and-confused http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/syfy-movies-with-a-view-dazed-and-confused Date: August 20, 2015

This coming-of-age film follows the mayhem of a group of rowdy teenagers in Austin, Texas celebrating the last day of high school in 1976.

The evening begins with No Wahala DJs and the short film Chronemics, directed by Animade. 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 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Tue, 26 May 2015 14:00:04 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[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[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[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