NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:44:23 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[Summer Movie Series: Here Comes the Boom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/here-comes-the-boom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/here-comes-the-boom Date: July 12, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is FREE! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy - most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) - but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Jumanji]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/jumanji http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/jumanji Date: July 18, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors. Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan (Robin Williams), an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from huge rhinoceroses, evil monkeys, vicious lions, and other terrifying jungle beasts. Director Joe Johnston, whose special-effects background previously came to good use in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, used groundbreaking computer imagery to simulate the thrills.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: P.S. 14 Softball Field

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/brave Date: July 26, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Brave, Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Victory Blvd. and Loop Rd. (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-movie-series-brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-movie-series-brave Date: July 27, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Brave, Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/paranorman Date: July 30, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors. Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/paranorman Date: August 7, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Beverly Hills Chihuahua]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beverly-hill-chihuahua http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/17/beverly-hill-chihuahua Date: August 17, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a pampered Chihuahua accustomed to the living the good life in glamorous Beverly Hills must rein in her heiress instincts and rely on the kindness of strangers in order to find her way back home after becoming hopelessly lost in Mexico.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Pavilion (in Conference House Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Rise of the Guardians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians Date: August 23, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Rise of the Guardians is an epic tale of a group of heroes who join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Dugan Playground

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/annie Date: August 27, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors. Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Annie, a movie based on the popular Broadway musical, is the charming story of an orphaned girl seeking a home.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Chester & Cornelia Avenues (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-grease Date: September 27, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

In Grease, watch two high schoolers - Danny and Sandy - fall in love in 1950's California. This classic musical is not to be missed!

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Location: Conference House Park

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