NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:17:14 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jason Bourne (2016)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-jason-bourne-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-jason-bourne-2016 Date: September 29, 2017

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

Jason Bourne probes his father's death while evading government forces. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 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!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

Location: Central Lawn (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.84670081474700000, -73.94127815961800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59665ceb08873.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: September 29, 2017

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

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.50279998779297000, -74.25250244140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a983bbc679c.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Boss Baby]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-boss-baby1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/movies-under-the-stars-boss-baby1 Date: September 29, 2017

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

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 7:30 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!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b05e0d5df04.jpg Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Documentary Film Screening and Discussion "In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/documentary-film-screening-and-discussion-in-the-parlor-the-final-goodbye http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/documentary-film-screening-and-discussion-in-the-parlor-the-final-goodbye Date: September 30, 2017

In the 19th century, death was an integral and accepted part of life for families like the Tredwells, who held funerals for eight family members in their double parlor. When patriarch Seabury Tredwell died at home, in 1865, his wife, Eliza, and their children prepared and dressed the body for viewing and for burial, likely assisted by a “layer out of the dead” or an undertaker. With the rise of industrial society came the professional funeral director, who removed death care from the home.

In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye is both a critical look at America’s uncomfortable relationship with death and an inquiry into the growing revival of home death-care. The film takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of three families who have chosen to reclaim an active role in caring for their deceased as a more personal and fulfilling way to say goodbye. The film challenges us to reflect on how we view the experience of death, so often feared, denied, and left unspoken.

Heidi Boucher, filmmaker and home death care guide for over 30 years, wrote, directed, and produced In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye. A discussion will follow the screening (running time: 80 minutes).

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2 Date: September 30, 2017

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

This hilarious sequel to the wildly successful Marvel superhero film finds the Guardians travelling throughout the cosmos as they help Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) learn more about his mysterious parentage. The original ensemble reprises their roles and are joined by Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell.

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: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a6f8e68a407.jpg Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coming to America (R)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-coming-to-america-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-coming-to-america-r Date: September 30, 2017

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

This 1988 romantic comedy stars Eddie Murphy as Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. Directed by John Landis, this hilarious classic also stars John Amos, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Shari Headley.

Know Before You Go:
This film features explicit content and is rated R. 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. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 6:45 pm 8:45 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a9cac51181.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Saturday Night Fever (1977)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-saturday-night-fever-1977 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-saturday-night-fever-1977 Date: September 30, 2017

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

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. Rated R (Not suitable for younger audiences; viewer discretion is advised).

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 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!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Basketball Courts (in Dry Dock Playground)

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M270 Dry Dock Playground 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72563043399000000, -73.97541356086700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59665e809cdd6.gif Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-wonder-woman Date: September 30, 2017

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

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a9843f3789c.jpg Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: September 30, 2017

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

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Know Before You Go

You should arrive by 7:30 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!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Grant Park

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X271 Grant Park 2017-09-30 2017-09-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83695362033700000, -73.91300547122900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b06d2e837a5.jpg Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and The Center Proudly Present OUT IN THE OPEN: Suited]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/nyc-parks-and-the-center-proudly-present-out-in-the-open-suited http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/11/nyc-parks-and-the-center-proudly-present-out-in-the-open-suited Date: October 11, 2017

OUT IN THE OPEN is a collaboration between NYC Parks and The Center in observance of October's National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ History Month. Join us, along with the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, for a free Movies Under the Stars film screening!

Suited follows six clients who get measured and fitted for new suits at Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn-based tailoring company that specializes in clothing for people who are LGBTQ, gender-nonconforming, or nonbinary. Rated TV-14 (Parental guidance recommended).

A panel will precede the documentary with Rae Tutera from Bindle & Keep moderating.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:30 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! Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information about accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by October 6.

About The Center
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. The Center offers the LGBT communities of New York City: health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, wellness, parenthood and family support services. Open 365 days a year, visit their location at 208 West 13 Street or gaycenter.org.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2017-10-11 2017-10-11 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.72949981689453000, -74.00669860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b9853f6d19e.gif Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast (2017)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/13/movies-under-the-stars-beauty-and-the-beast-2017 Date: October 13, 2017

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

In this modern retelling of a Disney classic, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman named Belle is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive by 6:00 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!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-10-13 2017-10-13 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5966436e11b4e.gif Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:14:59 EDT