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, 31 Aug 2016 06:11:47 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: West Side Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/arts-culture-fun-notorious http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/31/arts-culture-fun-notorious Date: August 31, 2016

Bring a blanket, a chair and a friend and enjoy a free movie screening of the classic musical, West Side Story (1961). This movie is held outdoors and it's FREE!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-448-2500

Location: Snug Harbor

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2016-08-31 2016-08-31 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57910ecb02d3e.jpg Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Friday Night Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/movies-under-the-stars-friday-night-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/02/movies-under-the-stars-friday-night-lights Date: September 2, 2016

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

H.G. Bissinger's best-selling, true-life account of a few months in the life of a high-school football team comes to the screen in this adaptation written and directed by Peter Berg. Odessa, TX, is an oil town in the western part of the state that's home to the Permian High School Panthers, the football team with the best winning record in the state. Odessa is a town with more than its share of problems; the decline of the oil business in Texas has set the city's economy into a tailspin, and racial tensions still erupt into violence on occasion. But football is the one thing that brings all the people of Odessa together, and on Friday nights every fall, as many as 20,000 people fill Permian's football stadium to watch Coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) and his boys try to lead the team to victory. As Gaines works to build a winning team in a town where victory is prized above all else, however, his players struggle through the emotional trials common to any teenager and ponder the fact that there is little future in their hometown...and that a championship season can be as much a burden as a triumph. Friday Night Lights also stars Lucas Black, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, and country singer-turned-actor Tim McGraw.

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; 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) 667-3545

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-09-02 2016-09-02 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bef92da409f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/03/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans Date: September 3, 2016

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

A high school football coach finds himself fighting for stakes much higher than the State Championship in this drama based on actual events. In 1971, a court order forces three high schools in Alexandria, Virginia (two white, one African-American), to integrate their student bodies and faculties for the first time. As a result, Coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton), longtime head coach of the T.C. Williams High School football team, is asked to step down, and Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) is appointed to replace him as the school's first black faculty member. The new coach is hardly welcomed with open arms, either by the school's staff or the students, and the newly integrated team is full of players (both black and white) who have little trust or respect for one another. But Boone is determined to put a winning team on the field -- it's how he approaches the game, and his future depends on it. Against long odds, Boone helps his team overcome distrust and misunderstanding of their coach (and each other) as they become a gridiron force to be reckoned with.

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; 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) 667-3545

Location: Lamberts Lane and May Avenue (in Father Macris Park)

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R075A Father Macris Park 2016-09-03 2016-09-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.61577224270100000, -74.16160082817100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befb0fb8d45.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Angry Birds Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/04/movies-under-the-stars-the-angry-birds-movie Date: September 4, 2016

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

This animated adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series follows three avian friends as they put their anger to good use by fighting back against a hostile force. Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), and Bomb (Danny McBride) are all outcasts who don't quite fit in on Bird Island, a community of flightless fowl who pride themselves on staying positive and cheerful at all times. The trio hit it off after meeting at an anger-management class, and are the only birds who seem even remotely suspicious when a group of green pigs arrive on their island. When the swine's nefarious plans are revealed, only Red and his pals have what it takes to save the day.

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; 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: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-09-04 2016-09-04 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befbf7a90a3.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/09/movies-under-the-stars-zootopia Date: September 9, 2016

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

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
You should arrive before 8:0
0 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: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Nelson Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2016-09-09 2016-09-09 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.53997039794922000, -74.14317321777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befc70120cf.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Men In Black III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/movies-under-the-stars-men-in-black-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/10/movies-under-the-stars-men-in-black-iii Date: September 10, 2016

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

The MIB duo of Agent Jay and Agent Kay are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris from destroying the world in the future. Emma Thompson will play take-charge MIB operative Agent Oh, who is monitoring a prison breakout.

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; 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) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-09-10 2016-09-10 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befd021050f.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/16/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: September 16, 2016

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

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Francisco in this Pixar adventure from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.). Young Riley was perfectly content with her life when her father landed a new job in San Francisco, and the family moved across the country. Now, as Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hot bed of activity. As Joy (voice of Amy Poehler) attempts to keep Riley feeling happy and positive about the move, other emotions like Fear (voice of Bill Hader), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) make the transition a bit more complicated.

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; 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) 667-3545

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-09-16 2016-09-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.52209854125976600, -74.19010162353516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befd9f7d323.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Captain America Civil War]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/movies-under-the-stars-captain-american-civil-war http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/movies-under-the-stars-captain-american-civil-war Date: September 17, 2016

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

In this superhero epic, the denizens of the Marvel Universe are forced to pick sides when Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) come to blows over ideological differences. After a mission involving a new Avengers squad led by Cap ends with several civilian casualties in Lagos, the team are asked to sign an agreement that would force them to take orders from a United Nations panel. Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) pressures Cap to accept this new arrangement, in part because he feels deeply guilty about his own past recklessness; Captain America, however, fears that the Avengers will only be corrupted by bureaucracy. Their disagreement eventually escalates into all-out war when Cap's old friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), now a brainwashed assassin known as the Winter Soldier, reenters the picture. Captain America: Civil War brings back former Avengers characters such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Vision (Paul Bettany); it also drags into the fray low-rent superhero Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and introduces both the powerful African prince Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and a new, younger incarnation of Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

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; 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: 10:30 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 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57befe39b2f56.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun; Girls in the Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/arts-culture-fun-girls-in-the-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/21/arts-culture-fun-girls-in-the-band Date: September 21, 2016

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents. Directed by Judy Chaikin. (In case of rain we move the screening indoors) Feel free to bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the outdoor screening.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Lyons Pool

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R043 Lyons Pool 2016-09-21 2016-09-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.63719940185547000, -74.07430267333984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf3f61412f5.jpg Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:00:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book (2016)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/movies-under-the-stars-the-jungle-book-2016 Date: September 23, 2016

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

In this re-imagining 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.

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; 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) 667-3545

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57beff8949a73.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-out-of-the-shadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/movies-under-the-stars-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-out-of-the-shadows Date: September 24, 2016

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

When the evil Shredder (Brian Tee) creates his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April O'Neil (Megan Fox), news reporter Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) to defend New York City from destruction. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello also face an impending invasion from the deranged extraterrestrial Krang in this sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dave Green directed this action comedy, with Michael Bay serving as a producer.

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; 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) 667-3545

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf006f6acf8.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosaur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur Date: September 30, 2016

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

In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo (voiced by Raymond Ochoa) loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home. He soon embarks on a journey to reunite with his family, and befriends a prehistoric human child known as Spot (Jack Bright) along the way.Peter Sohn directed this heartwarming Pixar adventure, with Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Anna Paquin, and Sam Elliott also contributing voice work.

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; 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: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Great Lawn (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.50299084820200000, -74.25371116399800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57bf013500a4c.jpg Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00:42 EDT