NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:49:35 GMT <![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober - Ghost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-ghost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-ghost Date: October 1, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this event. Please visit the Parks website for more information on this screening and other events.

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

In this 1990 romantic supernatural classic, Patrick Swayze stars as a ghost who wants to avenge his murder. With the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg), he attempts to set things right and protect the love of his life, Molly (Demi Moore) from the man who killed him.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: John Paul Jones Park

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B035 John Paul Jones Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.61109924316406000, -74.03389739990234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e97178d31bc.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:15 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-paranorman Date: October 1, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to inclement weather we will have to reschedule this event. Please visit the Parks website for more information on this screening and other events.

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

In this delightful animated feature, Norman has the ability to speak with the dead—and he often prefers their company to that of the living. When his strange Uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman) tells him that a centuries-old witch's curse on their town is real, Norman must summon all his courage and push his paranormal abilities to the limit to save everyone.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e9749fe1d9a.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/01/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book Date: October 1, 2016

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

In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves. The appearance of a villainous tiger named Shere Khan (voiced byIdris Elba) forces Mowgli's guardian, the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), to shepherd the child to safety in the "man village." Along the way, the boy meets an affable, lazy bear named Baloo (Bill Murray), as well as a snake with hypnotic powers (Scarlett Johansson) and an orangutan (Christopher Walken) who wants to harness the power of fire. Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, and Garry Shandling also lend their voices to this adventure tale. Author: Tom Ciampoli

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 47th Street Entrance and 20th Avenue (in Paul Raimonda Playground)

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2016-10-01 2016-10-01 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.77289962768555000, -73.89739990234375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57be03b59303c.jpg Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:45:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - The Fog (2005)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-fog-2005 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-fog-2005 Date: October 2, 2016

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

In this update of the John Carpenter classic, a strange fog sweeps in over an island town on the coast of Oregon, bringing vengeful ghosts of mariners who were murdered there exactly 200 years prior. The townspeople find themselves trapped and fighting for their lives while investigating the truth of their history.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:45 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Lawn (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72280120849600000, -73.96199798584000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e987e58655a.jpg Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Casper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-casper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/02/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-casper Date: October 2, 2016

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

In this live-action feature of the animated classic, Casper (Malachi Pearson), a kind young ghost, falls in love with Kat (Christina Ricci), the teen daughter of a paranormal expert (Bill Pullman). But their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Monsignor McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2016-10-02 2016-10-02 6:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.72439956665039000, -73.94339752197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ea9c8151e04.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:45:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Beetlejuice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-beetlejuice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-beetlejuice Date: October 3, 2016

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

In this all-time favorite, a couple of recently deceased ghosts (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" (Michael Keaton) in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. This Oscar-winning film also features stellar performances by Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder, and a wonderful soundtrack.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-10-03 2016-10-03 6:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.72150039672851600, -73.95269775390625000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Monster House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-monster-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-monster-house Date: October 3, 2016

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

Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster that want to hurt them all. With Halloween approaching, the trio must find a way to destroy the structure before innocent trick-or-treaters meet ghastly ends

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: On the hill behind the playground (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-10-03 2016-10-03 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.64015556021600000, -74.03113603591900000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Goosebumps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-goosebumps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-goosebumps Date: October 7, 2016

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

Based on the young adult book series by R.L. Stine, this horror comedy follows teenager, Zach (Dylan Minnette). When he moves next door to the famous author (Jack Black) of the best-selling "Goosebumps" series, he accidentally unleashes the monsters from the fantastic tales. So, it's up to Stine, his daughter and Zach to return the beasts back to the books where they belong.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies Date: October 7, 2016

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

Based on the parody novel of the Jane Austen classic, this wildly entertaining film finds the Bennet family at the center of a mysterious plague that resurrects the dead. These zombies terrorize the English countryside and force Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James), a master of martial arts and weaponry, to join forces with Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley), a handsome but arrogant gentleman. Elizabeth can't stand Darcy, but respects his skills as a zombie killer. Casting aside their personal differences, they unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to save their country.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Lawn behind the soccer field (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72280120849600000, -73.96199798584000000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:45:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Frankenweenie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-frankenweenie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-frankenweenie Date: October 8, 2016

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

In Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated feature, young Victor Frankenstein is a science nerd and outsider at school, but he does have one good friend: his dog, Sparky. But when, tragedy strikes, and Sparky dies, Victor is heartbroken. He decides to jolt old Sparky back to life. The experiment is successful, and all goes well, until Victor's fellow students steal his secret and use it to resurrect other dead animals -- with monstrous consequences.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Cooper Park

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B025 Cooper Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.71590042114300000, -73.93730163574200000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - The Bride of Frankenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-bride-of-frankenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/08/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-bride-of-frankenstein Date: October 8, 2016

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

Based on the gothic novel by Mary Shelley, this 1935 classic picks up right after the events in the film, “Frankenstein”. Having survived the villagers’ attack, “the Monster” wants a mate. But, Dr. Frankenstein refuses and the Monster kidnaps his wife. Hoping to recover his wife, he builds “the Bride”. But, there’s just one problem, she has no desire for the Monster. Boris Karloff reprises his role as “the Monster” and Elsa Lanchester gives an iconic performance as “the Bride”.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2016-10-08 2016-10-08 6:30 pm 7:45 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:30:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars The Force Awakens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: October 9, 2016

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

In this thrilling continuation of the epic space opera, ex-stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega), scrappy desert dweller Rey (Daisy Ridley), and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, as well as new villains such as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order, a fascist regime that has emerged from the ashes of the old Empire. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, and Anthony Daniels return to reprise their roles as, respectively, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and C-3PO. Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie co-star. J.J. Abrams directed from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. The film also features new contributions from composer John Williams and sound designer Ben Burtt, whose familiar palette of sounds have helped define the Star Wars universe

Know Before You Go
Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72999954223633000, -73.88510131835938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c489c928dc7.jpg Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest - Creature from the Black Lagoon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-creature-from-the-black-lagoon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/09/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-creature-from-the-black-lagoon Date: October 9, 2016

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

In this 1954 classic, a strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the creature, but risks their lives in the process.

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Lawn behind the soccer field (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2016-10-09 2016-10-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72280120849600000, -73.96199798584000000 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:45:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: SET UP & POSE! Studio Lighting Photo Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop Date: October 15, 2016

Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the different effects lighting has in photography. We encourage participants to bring their own cameras.

Melanie Gonzalez is a Bronx-based digital media artist, freelancer and graduate of the City College of New York. Her photography has a concentration on portraiture with an editorial aesthetic. She is also a recent recipient of the 2015 Arts Fund Grant awarded by the Bronx Council of the Arts. Melanie’s mission as a New York based artist is to mesh the worlds of high art and street style into her photographs, videos, or spaces. She continues to create work under the identity Melanie Gonzalez ART, which produces photo and video works. www.melaniegee.com

Space is limited so please RSVP on eventbrite at PhotoStjames2.eventbrite.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-10-15 2016-10-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c5c296d22fd.jpg Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Not-So-Scary Halloween Movie Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/notsoscary-halloween-movie-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/28/notsoscary-halloween-movie-night Date: October 28, 2016

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of Halloween weekend with a double-header movie experience outside of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. The festivities will begin at 6:00pm. The first feature movie will be Hocus Pocus. After a small intermission, the second feature movie will be Beetlejuice.

Bring your friends and family for a spooky night of films as we kick off the beginning of Halloween!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2016-10-28 2016-10-28 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:15:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Shocktober Fest : The Rocky Horror Picture Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-rocky-horror-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/movies-under-the-stars-shocktober-fest-the-rocky-horror-picture-show Date: October 29, 2016

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city's parks!

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky." Rated R.

The event also features a costume contest and trivia!

Know Before You Go
You should come before 6:00 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 or smoking. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first served basis. Sign-up for pre-movie activities at the link below.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 6:00 pm 7:45 pm 40.72016525268555000, -73.94971466064453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56018db46e7ec.jpg Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:45:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; SET UP & POSE! Studio Lighting Photo Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/11/12/arts-culture-fun-set-up-pose-studio-lighting-photo-workshop Date: November 12, 2016

Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the different effects lighting has in photography. We encourage participants to bring their own cameras.

Melanie Gonzalez is a Bronx-based digital media artist, freelancer and graduate of the City College of New York. Her photography has a concentration on portraiture with an editorial aesthetic. She is also a recent recipient of the2015 Arts Fund Grant awarded by the Bronx Council of the Arts. Melanie’s mission as a New York based artist is to mesh the worlds of high art and street style into her photographs, videos, or spaces. She continues to create work under the identity Melanie Gonzalez ART, which produces photo and video works. www.melaniegee.com

Space is limited so please RSVP on eventbrite at PhotoStjames2.eventbrite.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-11-12 2016-11-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57c5c296d22fd.jpg Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:00:17 EDT