NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:45:56 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Dead Poets Society]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society Date: August 3, 2015

In this film, English teacher John Keating inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.

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 2015-08-03 2015-08-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Back to the Future 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/summer-movie-night-back-to-the-future-2-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/summer-movie-night-back-to-the-future-2-pg Date: August 4, 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 tonight's PG-rated film, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985.

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: Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55282edf44996.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweeney Todd: Free Lincoln Center Local Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/sweeney-todd-free-lincoln-center-local-screening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/sweeney-todd-free-lincoln-center-local-screening Date: August 4, 2015

Murder, mayhem, and the ultimate revenge. Enjoy a bold new performance of the award winning musical Sweeney Todd as performed by The NY Philharmonic, Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson. A free screening presented by Queens Theatre and Lincoln Center Education!

Queens Theatre is partnering with Lincoln Center Education to present free outdoor screenings of some of the most impactful Lincoln Center performances of these past 3 years. The screenings will take place every Tuesday of August at 8:00 p.m. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on the Festival Site right behind Queens Theatre. The chosen performances will reflect Lincoln Center’s eclectic programming as well as our borough’s diverse population. The performances will be projected on a 26' screen on the festival site in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, right behind Queens Theatre. In case of inclement weather, the screenings will be held on Queens Theatre's main stage. You are more than welcome to bring your own chair, blanket, picnic and as many friends as you want!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-0064

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.74399948120117000, -73.84300231933594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bf8d64044ce.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Cold Conflicts: Swedish Short Films]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/outdoor-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/outdoor-cinema Date: August 5, 2015

Dissensions can take many forms: a soon-to-be-divorced couple bickering; a brood of misfit animals squabbling; an all-female band debating the very definition of their feminism. With unfailing shrewdness, the following shorts depict various clashes and the intense relationships that trigger them. Sharing a penchant for naturalism and distaste for gender binaries, these clever films are further proof of Swedish cinema’s incredible vitality.

Short Films

  • "I Turn to You", 2015, 15 minutes, directed by Victor Lindgren.
  • "Bath House", 2014, 15 minutes, directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr.
  • "Pussy Have the Power", 2014, 14 minutes, directed by Lovisa Sirén.

Additional shorts to be added. Please note: Due to graphic language, this evening is not recommended for children.

Programmed by Rooftop Films. There will be pre-screening performances at 7 p.m.; films begins at sundown.

About the Festival
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park are pleased to announce the 2015 programming for the park’s Outdoor Cinema film festival: eight weeks of international movies shown under the stars, Wednesday evenings, July 1 – August 19. The series is presented by Socrates and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films. Now celebrating its 17th year, the festival features open-air cinema, music, dance, and food, held in the 5-acre waterfront park in Long Island City, Queens. Admission is free.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55887b2264a45.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Beach Movie Night: Jurassic Park (Original)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/rockaway-beach-movie-night-jurassic-park-original http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/rockaway-beach-movie-night-jurassic-park-original Date: August 7, 2015

Rockaway Civic Association is proud to announce the return of their summer film series Beach Flix.

A theme park experiences a major power outage that allows the dinosaurs to escape.

The movie begins at sundown. Bring your blankets or beach chairs.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 87th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.58379412210000000, -73.81069156779000000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![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[Movies Across From Golden Pond: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/movies-across-from-golden-pond-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/movies-across-from-golden-pond-big-hero-6 Date: August 11, 2015

Enjoy this screening of Big Hero 6, about the special bond that develops between robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

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 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Wadjda / Saudi Arabia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/outdoor-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/outdoor-cinema Date: August 12, 2015

The first film directed by a Saudi woman, Wadja tells the charming, poignant story of a 10-year-old girl who longs for a bicycle so she can race her best friend (a boy) and attain some measure of independence in a society whose restrictions on women begin early. Without a hint of didacticism or bitterness, this child’s tiny rebellion, ironically, leads her to compete in a Koran-reciting contest.

Complemented by Me and My Moulton, a Canadian, Oscar-nominated animated short, also about girls, their bikes, and the downside of growing up Norwegian and uber-hip.

Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., films begins at sundown. The series is presented by Socrates and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films. Now celebrating its 17th year, the festival features open-air cinema, music, dance, and food, held in the 5-acre waterfront park in Long Island City, Queens.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55887b960678a.jpg Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/movies-in-the-parks-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/movies-in-the-parks-big-hero-6 Date: August 12, 2015

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

Bring a chair or blanket to the park and enjoy this family-friendly movie about 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.

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: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59899902343750000, -73.76699829101562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a02fb430204.jpg Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/movie-night-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/movie-night-the-lego-movie Date: August 13, 2015

A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken). Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture. Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie head up the rest of the voice cast.

Movie begins at dusk.

Bring a chair or blanket and join us! Popcorn and ices will be served.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937373

Location: Wayanda Park

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Q082 Wayanda Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71080017089844000, -73.73899841308594000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Beach Movie Nights: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/rockaway-beach-movie-nights-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/rockaway-beach-movie-nights-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 14, 2015

Rockaway Civic Association is proud to announce the return of their summer film series Beach Flix.

Enjoy this Marvel story about a team of misfit space heroes who must learn to get along so that they can save the world.

Movies begin at sundown. Bring your blankets or beach chairs

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 73rd Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.58626481523700000, -73.80054044723500000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 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[Movies Across From Golden Pond: Dolphin Tale 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/movies-across-from-golden-pond-dolphin-tale-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/movies-across-from-golden-pond-dolphin-tale-2 Date: August 18, 2015

Enjoy this special screening of Dolphin Tale 2. After Winter's mom passes, the team reassembles to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

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 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Alice / Czech Republic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/outdoor-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/outdoor-cinema Date: August 19, 2015

Pre-screening performances begin at 7 p.m.; films begins at sundown.

Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park are pleased to announce the 2015 programming for the park’s Outdoor Cinema film festival: eight weeks of international movies shown under the stars on Wednesday evenings from July 1 – August 19. The series is presented by Socrates and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films. Now celebrating its 17th year, the festival features open-air cinema, music, dance, and food, held in the 5-acre waterfront park in Long Island City, Queens. Admission is free.

“I cannot explain myself, I’m afraid, sir” said Alice, “because I’m not myself you see.” – Lewis Carroll. His Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. No one has done justice to the infinitely creepy quality of Carroll’s fantasy of childhood disorientation better than master Czech animator Jan Svankmajer. A live-action Alice encounters both animated animals (the White Rabbit looking like a taxidermist’s nightmare) and objects (have knee socks ever been so scary?) on her trip down the existential rabbit hole.

Please note: This film is not recommended for young children.

1988, 84 minutes. Directed by Jan Svankmajer.

Programmed by Film Forum.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55887bd85e8f8.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[When Harry Met Sally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/hunters-point-park-south-movie-when-harry-met-sally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/hunters-point-park-south-movie-when-harry-met-sally Date: August 20, 2015

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and the real estate company Nestseekers present When Harry Met Sally on the waterfront in Long Island City.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7431, -73.9603 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5581c424d0b48.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 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[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[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[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