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 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:01:40 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Calle 54]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/movies-under-the-stars-calle-54 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/movies-under-the-stars-calle-54 Date: August 31, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie is held outdoors.

Filmmaker Fernando Trueba was introduced to Latin jazz in the 1980s, when he was beginning his career as a director, and he has since become a devoted fan of the music. After employing noted jazz artists to score some of his films, Trueba took his love of the music one step further with the documentary Calle 54, in which he gathered together a number of his favorite Latin jazz artists for a series of interviews and performances at the Sony Music recording studios in New York City. The artists include two pioneering Latin jazz stars, percussionist Tito Puente and horn player Paquito D'Rivera, as well as father-and-son piano duo Bebo Valdes and Chucho Valdes, Gato Barbieri and his tenor sax, the New York-based ensemble Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, and veteran pianists Chico O'Farrill and Eliane Elias. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive before 8:00 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, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Harlem Art Park

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M166 Harlem Art Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.80099868774414000, -73.93879699707031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57924d6cae01c.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Creed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/movies-under-the-stars-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/movies-under-the-stars-on-the-waterfront Date: August 31, 2016

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

Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Apollo died in the ring in the 1980s at the hand of Russian pugilist Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad in his life. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), in order to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa soon takes the young Creed under his wing and helps him get in shape for a shot at the title. Ryan Coogler directs this spin-off of the hugely successful Rocky franchise.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.59899902343750000, -73.76699829101562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57769c58c8f13.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/movies-under-the-stars-hotel-transylvania-2 Date: August 31, 2016

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

Now that Dracula has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn't showing his vampire side. So, while Mavis and Johnny are away, Drac enlists his friends to help him put the boy through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But things really get batty when Drac's cantankerous, old-school dad pays an unexpected visit.

You should arrive before 8:30 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 water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-1825

Location: Franz Sigel Park

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X047 Franz Sigel Park 2016-08-31 2016-08-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.82249832153320000, -73.92739868164062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579631590921a.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Girlhood by Céline Sciamma]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/films-on-the-green-colmubia-presents-girlhood-by-cline-sciamma http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/08/films-on-the-green-colmubia-presents-girlhood-by-cline-sciamma Date: September 8, 2016

Films on the Green 2016 @ Columbia presents Céline Sciamma's third feature "Girlhood" at Columbia University on September 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

BANDE DE FILLES, directed by Céline Sciamma, 2014, 1h52
with Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme (Karidja Touré) starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public
No alcohol allowed. In the event of rain, the screening will be held in the Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Low Memorial Library, Columbia University

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2016-09-08 2016-09-08 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.80830001831055000, -73.96189880371094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572258d90608d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Screening: 'Saving Jamaica Bay']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/join-us-for-a-special-screening-of-saving-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/join-us-for-a-special-screening-of-saving-jamaica-bay Date: September 9, 2016

Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community fought the government and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, Saving Jamaica Bay also symbolizes the efforts to preserve urban nature, combat climate change, and invest in our national parks.

After the screening, you will have the opportunity to meet Dan Hendrick, the filmmaker and visionary behind Saving Jamaica Bay.

This screening will be hosted by the Natural Areas Conservancy, the Prospect Park Alliance, the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, and the team behind Saving Jamaica Bay.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.66550064086914000, -73.97160339355469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57a4eff409f93.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: Ghost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/cinema-lic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/15/cinema-lic Date: September 15, 2016

Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Academy-Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder, and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2016-09-15 2016-09-15 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA['Kick Gas' Film Screening and Q&A with Ben Rich, Writer and Producer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/kick-gas-film-screeningqa-with-ben-rich-writer-and-producer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/kick-gas-film-screeningqa-with-ben-rich-writer-and-producer Date: September 23, 2016

Kick Gas a documentary following 10 people on an adventure crossing the United States on electric vehicles. Ben Rich, writer and producer, will be answering questions following the viewing of the film.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Dave Chapelle's Block Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-dave-chapelles-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-dave-chapelles-block-party Date: September 30, 2016

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

Actor, writer, and comic Dave Chappelle is planning the block party of the year right in Brooklyn. With many of his Ohio hometown residents being welcomed to New York, Chappelle aims to make this a celebration no one will forget soon. Watch amazing performances from artists such as Kanye West, Mos Def, and Big Daddy Kane. Not to forget the hilarity Chappelle will bring with his comedic sketches.

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. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Fort Greene Park

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 6:45 pm 9:45 pm 40.69150161743200000, -73.97550201416000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57b2298d8899c.jpg Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:00:33 EDT