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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:47:30 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[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/family-capoeira Date: July 17, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/checkmate-101 Date: July 17, 2013

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, is back at the Pier 1 Promenade to teach skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early.

Watch this great clip from NYC Media about Checkmate 101.

*There will be no Checkmate 101 on July 3rd.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: Great Brooklyn Bridge for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/history-tour-great-brooklyn-bridge-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/history-tour-great-brooklyn-bridge-for-families Date: July 17, 2013

Take a trip back in time and discover the harrowing tale behind the Brooklyn Bridge’s construction. Learn about the perseverance of the Roebling family, perilous challenges that workers faced and basic bridge engineering concepts. A history talk will be followed by a hands-on bridge-building activity and a scavenger hunt on the first tower of the bridge.

Guide: Isa Del Bello, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill Date: July 17, 2013

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week, come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb41b5a5eac.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 Date: July 17, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-yoga Date: July 17, 2013

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.
Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff313f1ad4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Neighborhood Music Concerts and Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams Date: July 17, 2013

Dance to music from the hood and join in playing during Jam Time.

July 10 - Dave Fields and Friends – NYC Blues & Soul

July 17 – Grupo Loisaida – Latin Sounds

July 24 - Paul Shapiro & Friends - Jazz It Up

July 31 - Min Xiao-Fen’s Blue Pipa Trio with Steve Salerno & Stomu Takeishi – From Harlem to Shanghai and Back!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Caribbean Eagles Steel Drum Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/caribbean-eagles-steel-drum-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/caribbean-eagles-steel-drum-band Date: July 17, 2013

Enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean islands in your own backyard.

Sponsored by Council Member Erik M. Dilan

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8854 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Force MDs / Horace Brown / Jeff Redd / Marley Marl / hosted by Bob Lee in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/force-mds-horace-brown-jeff-redd-marley-marl-hosted-by-bob-lee-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/force-mds-horace-brown-jeff-redd-marley-marl-hosted-by-bob-lee-in-association-with-wbls Date: July 17, 2013

New York born and bred, The Force MDs began their climb to fame by singing and dancing on Greenwich Village street corners and the Staten Island ferry. Among the first R&B vocal groups to intermix catchy Doo-Wop affected consonances with Hip-Hop beats, the Force MDs versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both B-Boys and traditional Soul fans.

R&B sensation Horace Brown made his first break in 1991 after Jodeci’s DeVante Swing discovered one of his impressive demos. He reached popular success in 1996 after the release of his debut self titled album, which featured a number of well known artists including Sean “Puffy” Combs and Faith Evans, and included the hit single “One for the Money.” Today, this R&B veteran continues to write and perform, displaying his remarkable musical skills to all.

With a clear vision and passion for music and performing, Jeff Redd has had a long, successful musical career. As a winner of GRAMMY, American Music, Soul Train and Billboard Awards, Redd has worked as both a performer and in the production field. Known for jumpstarting Mary J. Blige’s career, Redd now has his own independent record label. His song, “You Called and Told Me” is still considered to be a top single in the R&B world. With various other projects under his belt, including a long list of soundtracks and albums, Redd’s music has always, and continues to inspire.

One of Hip-Hop's first super-producers, Marley Marl was an early innovator in the art of sampling, that resulted in some of the sharpest beats and hooks during rap’s Golden Age. As the founder of Cold Chillin’ Records, Marl assembled a roster filled with some of the finest Hip-Hop talent in New York during the 1980s. His production work for those and many other artists boasted a bright, booming, and robust sound that helped move street-level Hip-Hop’s into more mainstream territory. His production credits span Hip-Hop royalty including, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Capone-N-Noreaga, and Fat Joe.

“Doctor” Bob Lee is one of the most recognized entertainment personalities in New York, with his career in radio, music and television spanning over 30 years. You can hear Lee on WBLS at midnight every Sunday through Thursday as he spins today’s R&B and Classical Soul hits until 5 A.M, and on air every day with his “Daily Dose" series tackling health issues which affect the community.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c38cbec9d2.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Ben Sollee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/mad-sq-music-ben-sollee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/mad-sq-music-ben-sollee Date: July 17, 2013

Ben Sollee, a Kentucky native known for his thrilling cello-playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B. Sollee possesses rough, smooth-smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements that has brought about comparisons to Sufjan Stevens. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it is personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment.

In 2007 NPR’s Morning Edition named him one of the Top Ten Unknown Artists of the Year and one year later, he released an EP of his own material, If You’re Gonna Lead My Country, and followed it with a full-length album named Learning to Bend. In 2010 and 2012, Ben Sollee made it to the Top Heatseekers Billboard charts with Half Made Men and Dear Companion. Sollee can often be found riding a bicycle to his concerts (cello strapped to the back), which have become legendary for their intimacy.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a9156ba82c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-pilates Date: July 17, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema Presents Alamar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/outdoor-cinema-presents-alamar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/outdoor-cinema-presents-alamar Date: July 17, 2013

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international film festival now in its 15th year. Outdoor Cinema 2013 will show eight films from around the world, all in their original language with English subtitles. Prior to the film there will be music, dance and food to enjoy.

Alamar (Mexico): A story about the child of a Mexican father and Italian mother who is taught about his existence with nature by his father as they fish in the coral reefs of Banco Chinchorro, Mexico.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music at Wave Hill: La Roka]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-la-roka http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-la-roka Date: July 17, 2013

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes live music performed by Bronx musicians on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades. Tonight’s performers offer original, break-dance beats and Latin grooves. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: Alamar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: July 17, 2013

Alamar is a love story between father and son, man and nature, water and sky, set in the turquoise waters of Banco Chinchorro in the Caribbean, home to thousands of species of fish. The film – somewhere between fiction and documentary – tells the story of a young boy whose divorced parents (Italian mother, Mexican father) make him a child of two worlds. A father transports his urban son to this natural paradise to teach him to dive for lobster and fish for barracuda, spending days on a tiny fishing boat and nights in a reed-roofed cabin that floats atop the water.

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.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d46fd8ec71f.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: July 17, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome, No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 17, 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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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/the-lorax Date: July 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.

The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he 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.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/frogwatch-usa Date: July 17, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. Frog Watch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Meet at Nevada Ave. parking lot.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars Date: July 17, 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.

Duck Soup (’33): Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey
Writers: Bert Kalmar (story), Harry Ruby (story)
Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

Pre-movie viral video showing. Tweet your suggestions to @SummeronHudson!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155c29e3b44f.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks: Looper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/river-flicks-looper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/river-flicks-looper Date: July 17, 2013

Looper (Rated R)

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone he is sent back 30 years where a hired hitman, called a looper, awaits the target. Joseph Gordon-Levitt play Joe, a looper whose target is his future self.

Free popcorn served. Movie starts at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Pee-wee's Big Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summerscreen-peewees-big-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summerscreen-peewees-big-adventure Date: July 17, 2013

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

When Pee-wee's bicycle is stolen he sets out on a cross-country journey to recover it embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

Snack and drinks available. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:30 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:47:30 EDT