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Movies Under the Stars: 42

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.

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Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

In 1946, Branch Rickey, legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball's notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All are welcome!

Location

Lawn east of Memorial Grove in Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx
Directions to this location
Location Details:
Enter at Broadway and 246th Street

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

NYC Parks: Bronx Recreation, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

Contact Number

(718) 430-1825

Categories

Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars

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