NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:30:31 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: A Screaming Man]]> Date: July 10, 2013

For the 15th anniversary of Outdoor Cinema, Film Forum joins Socrates Sculpture Park for the first time to become primary programmers of the eight-week international film festival. Presented by Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T, in collaboration with Film Forum and Rooftop Films, Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and to be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States – selected by Karen Cooper, Director, and Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum, and Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Artistic Director, Rooftop Films.
In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6pm-8pm, we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.
2010, 92 mins. Written & Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.
Ironically titled, this drama set in Chad follows the fortunes of Adam, a former swimming champion, now a 60-year-old “pool man” at a tourist hotel. Tensions between Adam and his grown son are exacerbated when the former loses his job to the younger man and his fragile world begins to crumble. The country’s endless civil war plays a decisive role in defining the two men’s psychic reality in this smart, subtle, and deeply moving story of modern Africa. Winner, Jury Prize, 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Curated by Film Forum.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> Date: July 10, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

This event is sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks]]> Date: July 10, 2013

The New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks, a popular New York tradition, is back for its 48th year. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five outdoor concerts throughout the boroughs featuring Principal Cello Carter Brey. Music under the stars with family and friends makes for a perfect summer evening. And it's free — join us!

Scheduled Program:
Tchalkovsky, Symphony No. 4
Respighi, Fountains of Rome
Respighi, Pines of Rome

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Long Meadow Ballfields (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Hotel Transylvania]]> Date: July 10, 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.

The film for July 10 is Hotel Transylvania. At the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters--Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more--to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem--but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: St. James Park

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars]]> Date: July 10, 2013

This year’s theme: Song & Dance. Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies. Open Captioned. Movie begins at dusk.

Gold Diggers of 1933 (’33) - 97 minutes

Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Writers: Erwin S. Gelsey (screenplay), James Seymour (screenplay)
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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<![CDATA[River Flicks: Silver Linings Playbook]]> Date: July 10, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook (Rated R)

Former substitute teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) tries to put his life back together after being released from a psychiatric institution and learns to cope with his bipolar disorder.

Free popcorn served. Movie starts at sunset.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Pier 63

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<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Can't Hardly Wait]]> Date: July 10, 2013

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

High school seniors celebrate their graduation at a house party that turns into a night they will never forget.

Snacks and drinks available. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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