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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:20:28 GMT <![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: Pele: Birth of a Legend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/movies-under-the-stars-pele-birth-of-a-legend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/03/movies-under-the-stars-pele-birth-of-a-legend Date: October 3, 2016

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

This biopic chronicles the incredible journey of Brazilian soccer star Pelé (played as a young boy by Leonardo Lima Carvalho, and as a teen by Kevin de Paula). Birth of a Legend focuses on his youth in the slums of São Paulo and his rapid ascension to the national team, where, at the age of just 17, he helped lead the squad to their first ever World Cup victory in 1958. Vincent D'Onofrio co-stars. Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist.

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: Hinton Park

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Q410 Hinton Park 2016-10-03 2016-10-03 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.75613350580000000, -73.85499359350000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dab8402486b.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:30:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/cancelled-movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/cancelled-movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: October 7, 2016

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In a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis

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: Flushing Fields

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Q086 Flushing Fields 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.77539825439453000, -73.81670379638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57977403a894b.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:45:27 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

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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: Maleficent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/movies-under-the-stars-maleficent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/11/movies-under-the-stars-maleficent Date: October 11, 2016

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

Robert Stromberg's Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie stars as the title character, who, as a teenager, is a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry (Kenneth Cranham). One day, a farm boy named Stefan (Jackson Bews) traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, causing the two crazy teens to fall into forbidden love. Year later, Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. Eager for revenge, he offers his daughter's hand in marriage to whoever can stop the fairy, and the now-grown Stefan (played as an adult by Sharlto Copley) succeeds by betraying her and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when he becomes king himself and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora (Elle Fanning) -- as Sleeping Beauty fans will remember, Maleficent curses her to fall into a death-like sleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday. Stefan demands that all of the spinning wheels be collected, and orders his daughter to be secretly raised in the woods by three good-hearted but dim-witted fairies, who will return her to him the day after her 16th birthday. However, Maleficent refuses to stay away from Aurora and ends up developing maternal feelings for the girl, eventually inspiring her to try to undo the curse she placed upon the princess.

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: Rochdale Park

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2016-10-11 2016-10-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.67470169067383000, -73.77449798583984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d317d39e5.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 Date: October 14, 2016

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

Hotel owner Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler) is concerned that his half-human grandson Dennis isn't embracing his vampire heritage. He and his fellow ghouls put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp, but their efforts are complicated by the arrival of Dracula's dad, a traditionalist vampire named Vlad (Mel Brooks). Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Dana Carvey, and Rob Riggle also lend their voices to this animated sequel

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: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2016-10-14 2016-10-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.85119628906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d43b767f2.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beetlejuice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-beetlejuice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/15/movies-under-the-stars-beetlejuice Date: October 15, 2016

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

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O'Hara and Jones' gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder.

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: Glendale Playground

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2016-10-15 2016-10-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70440930000000000, -73.88200300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d5771cc95.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Alice Through the Looking Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-alice-through-the-looking-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/21/movies-under-the-stars-alice-through-the-looking-glass Date: October 21, 2016

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

Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland after finding success in the real world as a ship's captain, only to discover that the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) is suffering from severe depression. Eager to help her friend, she steals a time-travel device called the Chronosphere and journeys into the past in order to save the Hatter's family. Elsewhere, the deposed Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) also attempts to go back in time and heal old wounds. Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Michael Sheen co-star. James Bobin (The Muppets) directed this time around, taking over from Tim Burton (who helmed 2010's Alice in Wonderland).

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: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2016-10-21 2016-10-21 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57e2d5da1fa74.jpg Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:45:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Gremlins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/movies-under-the-stars-gremlins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/22/movies-under-the-stars-gremlins Date: October 22, 2016

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"Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet. And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." This sage advice is ignored midway through Gremlins, with devastating results. This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little "Mogwai" from a Chinatown shopkeeper's (Keye Luke) grandson (John Louie), who dispenses the above-mentioned warning before closing the deal. Meanwhile, young bank clerk Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) must suffer such antagonists as rich-bitch Mrs. Deagle (Polly Holliday) and priggish Gerald (Judge Reinhold) while pursuing his romance with Kate (Phoebe Cates). These and a variety of other plot strands are tied together when the lovable mogwai (named Gizmo) is exposed to bright light and gotten wet. In short order, the town is invaded by nasty, predatory Gremlins, who lay waste to everything in sight as Billy and Kate try to contain the destruction.

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: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2016-10-22 2016-10-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dabac39e671.jpg Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Monster House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/movies-under-the-stars-monster-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/29/movies-under-the-stars-monster-house Date: October 29, 2016

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

A suburban home has become physically animated by a vengeful human soul looking to stir up trouble from beyond the grave, and it's up to three adventurous kids from the neighborhood to do battle with the structural golem in this comically frightful tale, directed by Gil Kenan and featuring the voices of Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Kevin James. DJ Harvard (voice of Mitchel Musso) lives directly across the street from a most unusual house. A malevolent entity that longs to feed on the energy of the living, the once peaceful house that looms ominously outside of DJ's bedroom window would like nothing more than the chance to feast on the children of the neighborhood. As Halloween begins to draw near and the children of the neighborhood prepare for another long night of trick-or-treating, it appears as if it may be the house that is in for the biggest treat of all. Now, with the adults turning a deaf ear to DJ's strange findings, it's up to the brave young boy and his faithful friends Chowder (voice of Sam Lerner) and Jenny (Spencer Locke) to break through the barrier of the supernatural and defeat the powers of darkness before the house grows too powerful to fight.

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: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-10-29 2016-10-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57dabd8353148.jpg Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Addams Family]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/movies-under-the-stars-the-addams-family http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/31/movies-under-the-stars-the-addams-family Date: October 31, 2016

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

Inspired more by the 1960s TV series than by the original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons, The Addams Family proved to be one of the more successful of the TV shows-turned-movies of the 1990s. The film opens on a recreation of the magazine cartoon wherein the ghoulish Addamses prepare to pour hot oil upon a group of merry Christmas carolers. After a series of vignettes which establish the characters of Gomez (Raul Julia), Morticia (Anjelica Huston), Wednesday (Christina Ricci), Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) and family servants Lurch (Carel Struycken) and Thing (Christopher Hart), the plot proper gets under way. A stranger, played by Christopher Lloyd, shows up on the Addams doorstep, claiming to be long-lost Uncle Fester. It appears, however, that Lloyd is a ringer, in cahoots with attorney Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya) to strip the Addamses of their fortune. In their usual against-the-grain fashion, the Addams Family seems to delight in the possibility that they're being hoodwinked-indeed, not even kidnapping or death threats dampen the Addams clan's joy of living (or should we say dying?).

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: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-10-31 2016-10-31 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ea83453ad0d.jpg Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:36 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