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, 27 Jul 2016 21:08:42 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/27/movies-under-the-stars-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/27/movies-under-the-stars-frozen Date: July 27, 2016

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

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-07-27 2016-07-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.50279998779297000, -74.25250244140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ea57b2274b.jpg Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Million Dollar Arm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/28/movies-under-the-stars-million-dollar-arm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/28/movies-under-the-stars-million-dollar-arm Date: July 28, 2016

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

Craig Gillespie's drama Million Dollar Arm stars Jon Hamm as JB Bernstein, a one-time successful sports agent who left the massive company he worked for to start in his own agency, Seven Figures Management, with his business partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi). The company is in serious financial straits, and they lose the big client they've been grooming. In a fit of inspiration, JB believes they can go to India, find a cricket bowler, and teach him to be a baseball pitcher. In order to pay for the scheme, he convinces wealthy businessman Chang (Tzi Ma) to create a reality show titled "Million Dollar Arm" to help with his quest for fresh talent. Upon arriving in India, he is quickly befriended by Amit (Pitobash), an overly eager man who loves baseball and wants to do anything he can to help. JB also brings in retired scout Ray (Alan Arkin) to help him weed through the thousands of candidates who try to whip a baseball over 90 mph. Although at first the going is rough, they eventually find a pair of eager and promising prospects -- Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma). The duo travel back to the States with JB where they are then tutored by Tom House (Bill Paxton), a USC baseball coach whose approach to the game is as much mental as physical. The two young men are finally given a highly publicized tryout in front of scouts from numerous pro teams, as well as media from around the world. Meanwhile, the fiercely single JB, whose personal life involves dating a string of models, begins to strike up something of a serious romance with his tenant, Brenda (Lake Bell), a doctor who rents the guest house on JB's beautiful L.A. estate.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-07-28 2016-07-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ea6662de45.jpg Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Little Giants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/movies-under-the-stars-little-giants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/29/movies-under-the-stars-little-giants Date: July 29, 2016

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

A successful retired jock and his geeky younger brother play out their sibling rivalry by coaching rival little league football teams in this family comedy. Ed O'Neill plays the older brother, Kevin O'Shea, a former Heisman Trophy winner whose gridiron exploits have made him a local hero in his small Illinois hometown. Kevin is the almost unanimous choice to head up the town's Pop Warner football team, and he happily builds an imposing team from the best local players. One of the few objectors is Kevin's young brother Danny (Rick Moranis), an awkward, bespectacled gas station owner who empathizes with the kids rejected from the team, including his own athletic daughter Becky (Shawna Waldron). As revenge, Danny starts his own competing team of misfits, taking on the coaching duties himself. Naturally, despite the total ineptitude of Danny and his players, they eventually find themselves major underdogs in a climactic battle against Kevin's well-trained juggernaut. Director Duwayne Dunham and a team of four screenwriters hit all the expected sports film conventions, throwing in a few innocent romantic subplots and cameos by real football players for good measure.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Father Macris Park

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R075A Father Macris Park 2016-07-29 2016-07-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61679840087890600, -74.16169738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ea6ef40c7a.jpg Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Cinderella (2015)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-cinderella-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-cinderella-2015 Date: July 30, 2016

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

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ea78f3bb40.jpg Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Monsters University]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/30/movies-under-the-stars-monsters-university Date: July 30, 2016

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

Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand, however, Mike and Sulley find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program, and they are forced to seek the aid of their oddball friends in order to get their education back on track.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Kivlehan Park

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2016-07-30 2016-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.55902800000000000, -74.10249150000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ea83c54cb7.jpg Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Screening of The Girls in the Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/arts-culture-fun-presents-screening-of-the-girls-in-the-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/31/arts-culture-fun-presents-screening-of-the-girls-in-the-band Date: July 31, 2016

Join us for an outdoor screening of The Girls in the Band, by Judy Chaikin!

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.

Rain or Shine. The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-07-31 2016-07-31 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57502c6012fe9.jpg Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/movies-under-the-stars-aladdin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/02/movies-under-the-stars-aladdin Date: August 2, 2016

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

Robin Williams's dizzying and hilarious voicing of the Genie is the main attraction of Aladdin. After a sultan (Douglas Seale) gives his daughter, Jasmine (Linda Larkin), three days to find a husband, she escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy urchin Aladdin (Scott Weinger), who charms his way into her heart. While the sultan's Vizier, Jafar (Jonathan Freeman), weaves a spell so that he may marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, Aladdin discovers the Genie's lamp in a cave, rubs it, and sets the mystical entity free, leading the Genie to pledge his undying loyalty to the dazzled youth. Aladdin begins his quest to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess, with the Genie's help.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Superstorm Sandy Memorial Garden (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2016-08-02 2016-08-02 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.56267166137700000, -74.09904479980500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e3780aab9.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Vertigo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/arts-culture-fun-vertigo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/03/arts-culture-fun-vertigo Date: August 3, 2016

Bring a blanket, chair and a friend and enjoy Hitchcock movies. The movie will be held outdoors and it's free!

This adaptation of the French novel D'entre les Morts weaves an intricate web of obsession and deceit. It opens as Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) realizes he has vertigo, a condition resulting in a fear of heights, when a police officer is killed trying to rescue him from falling off a building. Scottie then retires from his position as a private investigator, only to be lured into another case by his old college friend, Gavin Elster (Tom Helmore). Elster's wife, Madeleine (Kim Novak), has been possessed by a spirit, and Elster wants Scottie to follow her. He hesitantly agrees, and thus begins the film's wordless montage as Scottie follows the beautiful yet enigmatic Madeleine through 1950s San Francisco (accompanied by Bernard Herrmann's hypnotic score). After saving her from suicide, Scottie begins to fall in love with her, and she appears to feel the same way. Here tragedy strikes, and each twist in the movie's second half changes our preconceptions about the characters and events.

In case of rain, the screening will move indoors.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-08-03 2016-08-03 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.50279998779297000, -74.25250244140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576ae6a6e576c.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Raiders of the Lost Ark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/movies-under-the-stars-raiders-of-the-lost-ark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/04/movies-under-the-stars-raiders-of-the-lost-ark Date: August 4, 2016

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

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian jungle in 1936, running a booby-trapped gauntlet (complete with an over-sized rolling boulder) to fetch a solid-gold idol. He loses this artifact to his chief rival, a French archeologist named Belloq (Paul Freeman), who then prepares to kill our hero. In the first of many serial-like escapes, Indy eludes Belloq by hopping into a convenient plane. So, then: is Indiana Jones afraid of anything? Yes, snakes. The next time we see Jones, he's a soft-spoken, bespectacled professor. He is then summoned from his ivy-covered environs by Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. The Nazis, it seems, are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. But to find the Ark, Indy must first secure a medallion kept under the protection of Indy's old friend Abner Ravenwood, whose daughter, Marion (Karen Allen), evidently has a "history" with Jones. Whatever their personal differences, Indy and Marion become partners in one action-packed adventure after another, ranging from wandering the snake pits of the Well of Souls to surviving the pyrotechnic unearthing of the sacred Ark.

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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

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

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2016-08-04 2016-08-04 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.53408348886800000, -74.20820498466500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c305e9b32d.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-pirates-of-the-caribbean-curse-of-the-black-pearl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/05/movies-under-the-stars-pirates-of-the-caribbean-curse-of-the-black-pearl Date: August 5, 2016

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

Charming rouge pirate Jack Sparrow (Depp) loves his life of adventure on the Caribbean Sea. All of his pleasure is brought to an end, however, when his nemesis Captain Barbossa (Rush) steals his ship. When Elizabeth Swann, the daughter of the governor, is captured by Barbossa aboard the Black Pearl Elizabeth’s childhood friend Will Turner joins with Jack to rescue the girl and get his ship back in this rollicking adventure.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-05 2016-08-05 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.58825683593750000, -74.06791687011719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e50f6900d.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/06/movies-under-the-stars-remember-the-titans Date: August 6, 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 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2016-08-06 2016-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60267767781100000, -74.15647268295300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e5777b23b.jpg Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Smurfs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/movies-under-the-stars-the-smurfs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/09/movies-under-the-stars-the-smurfs Date: August 9, 2016

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

When the evil wizard, Gargamel, chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours -- in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.

Know Before You Go
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 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2016-08-09 2016-08-09 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.54041126733600000, -74.14245438575800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e64ad4d62.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Wait Until Dark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-wait-until-dark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/11/movies-under-the-stars-wait-until-dark Date: August 11, 2016

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Wait Until Dark is an innovative, highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife, Susy Hendrix (Audrey Hepburn). Independent and resourceful, Susy is learning to cope with her blindness, which resulted from a recent accident. She is aided by her difficult, slightly unreliable young neighbor Gloria (Julie Herrod) with whom she has an exasperated but lovingly maternal relationship. Susy's life is changed as she is terrorized by a group of criminals who believe she has hidden a baby doll used by them to smuggle heroin into the country. Unknown to Susy, her photographer husband Sam (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) took the doll as a favor for a woman he met on an international plane flight and unwittingly brought the doll to the couple's New York apartment when the woman became afraid of the customs officials. Alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, Susy must fight for her life against a gang of ruthless criminals, led by the violent, psychotic Roat (Alan Arkin). The tension builds as Roat, aided by his gang, impersonates police officers and friends of her husband in order to win Susy's confidence, gaining access to her apartment to look for the doll. The climax of the film, a violent physical confrontation between Susie and Roat in her dark kitchen, is one of the most memorable and frightening scenes in screen history. All performances are outstanding, particularly those of Audrey Hepburn who plays a vulnerable, but self-reliant woman, and Alan Arkin, in perhaps his best role, as the ruthless, manipulative Roat.

Know Before You Go
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 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-11 2016-08-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e7841bfd5.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Friday Night Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-friday-night-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-friday-night-lights Date: August 12, 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.

Know Before You Go
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 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

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

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e81c70748.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/12/movies-under-the-stars-inside-out Date: August 12, 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 8:30 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, 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: 718-667-3545

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-08-12 2016-08-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5790e91234297.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: School of Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-school-of-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/14/movies-under-the-stars-school-of-rock Date: August 14, 2016

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

The world's least-employable heavy metal guitarist is entrusted with the minds of upstate New York's best and brightest in this fish-out-of-water comedy. Jack Black plays Dewey Finn, axe-bearer for a fitfully successful bar band determined to win a regional battle-of-the-bands competition. There's only one thing standing in their way: the self-indulgent solos and crowd-diving antics of their "embarrassing" lead guitarist. When his band votes him out in favor of a would-be rock god, Dewey has to make the rent somehow, and after intercepting a call for his substitute-teacher roomie Ned (Mike White), the pot-bellied slacker finds himself in front of a class of elite elementary school students. At a loss for a lesson plan, Dewey takes offense at the pre-teen prodigies' staid musical regimen and makes it his goal to preach them the gospel of The Who, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC -- with the ulterior motive of getting them to compete against his former band for a cash prize. But no matter how willing his pupils, Dewey runs up against the consternation of the school's stern headmistress Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack), the battle-of-the-bands' promoter (Frank Whaley), and not least, his identity-deprived roomie Ned.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-08-14 2016-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936af4deae4.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: North by Northwest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/movies-under-the-stars-north-by-northwest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/17/movies-under-the-stars-north-by-northwest Date: August 17, 2016

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While having lunch at the Plaza Hotel in New York, advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) has the bad luck to call for a messenger just as a page goes out for a "George Kaplan." From that moment, Thornhill finds that he has stepped into a nightmare -- he is quietly abducted by a pair of armed men out of the hotel's famous Oak Room and transported to a Long Island estate; there, he is interrogated by a mysterious man (James Mason) who, believing that Roger is George Kaplan, demands to know what he knows about his business and how he has come to acquire this knowledge. Roger, who knows nothing about who any of these people are, can do nothing but deny that he is Kaplan or that he knows what they're talking about. Finally, his captors force a bottle of bourbon into Roger and put him behind the wheel of a car on a dangerous downhill stretch. Through sheer luck and the intervention of a police patrol car and its driver (John Beradino), Roger survives the ride and evades his captors, and is booked for drunk driving. He's unable to persuade the court, the county detectives, or even his own mother (Jesse Royce Landis) of the truth of his story, however -- Thornhill returns with them to the mansion where he was held, only to find any incriminating evidence cleaned up and to learn that the owner of the house is a diplomat, Lester Townsend (Philip Ober), assigned to the United Nations.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-17 2016-08-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936b9d26a53.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ferris Bueller's Day Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-ferris-buellers-day-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-ferris-buellers-day-off Date: August 18, 2016

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Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Writer/director John Hughes once again tries to wed satire, slapstick, and social commentary, as Ferris Bueller's Day Off starts like a house afire and goes on to make "serious" points about status-seeking and casual parental cruelties. It brightens up considerably in the last few moments, when Ferris' tattletale sister (Jennifer Grey) decides to align herself with her merry prankster sibling.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 363-0215

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-18 2016-08-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59040069580100000, -74.06659698486300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c6a3e84c88.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Toy Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/18/movies-under-the-stars-toy-story Date: August 18, 2016

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"Woody," a drawstring cowboy doll (Tom Hanks), is jealous of new-toy-in-town, spaceman action figure "Buzz Lightyear" (Tim Allen) in this computer-generated fantasy of an eclectic assortment of toys and their comical misadventures. Woody and Buzz must ban together to survive when they find themselves in the outside world in the first ever feature-length computer animated film.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Arthur Von Briesen Park (in Von Briesen Park)

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R059 Von Briesen Park 2016-08-18 2016-08-18 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.60770034790039000, -74.05889892578125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936cdd67ca2.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Blind Side]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-the-blind-side http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/19/movies-under-the-stars-the-blind-side Date: August 19, 2016

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This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. Michael was taken in by a wealthy white family who helped him fulfill his potential as a person and as an athlete. He worked hard on the field and in the classroom and became an All-American in college and was picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and the lives of the loving family who were there to watch him succeed.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Midland Field

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R038A Midland Field 2016-08-19 2016-08-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57609939575195000, -74.09850311279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936d63609a0.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Norm of the North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/20/movies-under-the-stars-norm-of-the-north Date: August 20, 2016

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In this animated comedy for the whole family, an oddball polar bear named Norm (voice of Rob Schneider) is outraged when he learns that human beings are planning to build condos in his Arctic home. He and three lemming pals decide to go to New York City to confront the real-estate developer responsible. Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Bill Nighy, and Loretta Devine also lend their voices. Directed by Trevor Wall.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Wolfes Pond Park at Hylan Blvd (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2016-08-20 2016-08-20 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.52169036865234400, -74.19256591796875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936e7ecdd27.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Nights: An American Tail: Fievel Goes West]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/summer-movie-nights-an-american-tail-fievel-goes-west http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/summer-movie-nights-an-american-tail-fievel-goes-west Date: August 23, 2016

Watch An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991, G) under the NYC sky! Join us for an animated western - cats versus mice! A family of mice decide to move out to the west, where cats and mice are rumored to live in peace.

The film starts at sunset, between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.

Start time: 7:55 pm

End time: 9:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Westervelt Community Garden

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2016-08-23 2016-08-23 7:55 pm 9:45 pm 40.64419937133789000, -74.08470153808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5706791d318db.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Back to the Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/movies-under-the-stars-back-to-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/23/movies-under-the-stars-back-to-the-future Date: August 23, 2016

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1980s teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is transported back in time to 1955 where he accidentally changes the course of history through a series of comic misadventures and finds he must return things to the way they were, back to the future.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-08-23 2016-08-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57936f397eb82.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/movies-under-the-stars-ghostbusters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/movies-under-the-stars-ghostbusters Date: August 24, 2016

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Combining the latest in special effects with masterful storytelling, an age-old fantasy becomes a reality as dinosaurs are genetically re-created for the ultimate theme park in this adaptation of Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel, Jurassic Park. The adventure begins in wonder and excitement for the park’s first visitors, but soon takes a suspenseful turn as the dinosaurs break out of their carefully constructed environment and begin to wreak havoc.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2016-08-24 2016-08-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.53219985961914000, -74.20950317382812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5776a8e65022c.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: A League of Their Own]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/movies-under-the-stars-a-league-of-their-own http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/24/movies-under-the-stars-a-league-of-their-own Date: August 24, 2016

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The All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were far away in Europe and Asia fighting World War II. The league flourished until after World War II, when, with the men's return, the league was consigned to oblivion. Director Penny Marshall and screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel re-create the wartime era when women's baseball looked to stand a good chance of sweeping the country. The story begins as a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball. In the backwoods of Oregon, two sisters -- Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) -- are discovered. Dottie can hit and catch, while Kit can throw a mean fastball. The girls come to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects that include their soon-to-be-teammates Mae Mordabito (Madonna), Doris Murphy (Rosie O'Donnell), and Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh). The team's owner, Walter Harvey (Gary Marshall) needs someone to coach his team and he picks one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), who is now a broken-down alcoholic. After a few weeks of training, as Dugan sobers up, the team begins to show some promise. By the end of the season, the team has improved to the point where they are competing in the World Series (which is no big deal, since there are only four teams in the league).

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Carlton Park

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R053 Carlton Park 2016-08-24 2016-08-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.53307445440000000, -74.20232576070000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/576c331d21ad8.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Some Like It Hot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-some-like-it-hot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/movies-under-the-stars-some-like-it-hot Date: August 25, 2016

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The launching pad for Billy Wilder's comedy classic was a rusty old German farce, Fanfares of Love, whose two main characters were male musicians so desperate to get a job that they disguise themselves as women and play with an all-girl band in gangster-dominated 1929 Chicago. In this version, musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) lose their jobs when a speakeasy owned by mob boss Spats Columbo (George Raft) is raided by prohibition agent Mulligan (Pat O'Brien). Several weeks later, on February 14th, Joe and Jerry get a job perfroming in Urbana and end up witnessing a gangland massacre in a parking garage. Fearing that they will be next on the mobsters' hit lists, Joe devises an ingenious plan for disguising their identities. Soon they are all dolled up and performing as Josephine and Daphne in Sweet Sue's all-girl orchestra. En route to Florida by train with Sweet Sue's band, the boys (girls?) make the acquaintance of Sue's lead singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, in what may be her best performance). Joe and Jerry immediately fall in love, though of course their new feminine identities prevent them from acting on their desires. Still, they are determined to woo her, and they enact an elaborate series of gender-bending ruses complicated by the fact that flirtatious millionaire Osgood Fielding (Joe E. Brown) has fallen in love with "Daphne." The plot gets even thicker when Spats Columbo and his boys show up in Florida. Nominated for several Oscars, Some Like It Hot ended up the biggest moneymaking comedy up to 1959. Full of hilarious set pieces and movie in-jokes, it has not tarnished with time and in fact seems to get better with each passing year, as its cross-dressing humor keeps it only more and more up-to-date.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579370e10ca7f.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/26/movies-under-the-stars-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice Date: August 26, 2016

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Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) clash over differing philosophies about what kind of heroism is needed to protect the world, while the public they're defending is becoming increasingly mindful of the damage that superheroes and masked vigilantes cause. However, the duo are soon forced to confront an even greater threat created by nefarious billionaire Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also co-stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred the butler, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2016-08-26 2016-08-26 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.59040069580100000, -74.06659698486300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57937167c140b.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Game Plan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-game-plan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-the-game-plan Date: August 27, 2016

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Gridiron Gang star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson picks up the pigskin once again for this sports-themed family comedy concerning a football superstar who abandons the gridiron to answer the call of fatherhood. Joe Kingman (Johnson) was a star quarterback destined for greatness; not only is the Boston-based team he plays for well on their way to the championships, but he's got all the money and fame that a man could want out of life. A perpetual bachelor whose one brief marriage ended many moons ago, Kingman is stunned to learn that a long-forgotten youthful fling had more permanent consequences than he ever anticipated. Now, just as his career is set to blow up bigger than ever, this perpetual bachelor learns that he has a seven-year-old daughter named Peyton (Madison Pettis). So how does a lifelong jock who's used to partying all night and dropping 20-yard bombs all day adjust to a life of ballet classes, Barbie dolls, and afternoon play dates? Whatever road he chooses to take, it certainly won't be easy, especially since his ruthless, goal-oriented agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick), would rather see her client scoring touchdowns than cementing familial bonds.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Father Macris Park

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R075A Father Macris Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61679840087890600, -74.16169738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579371dc75af6.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/27/movies-under-the-stars-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs Date: August 27, 2016

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It is a tribute to the genius of the Disney formula that the dramatic and comic elements were strong enough to please both demographic groups. Like any showman, Disney knew the value of genuine horror in maintaining audience interest: accordingly, the Wicked Queen, whose jealousy of Snow White's beauty motivates the story, is a thoroughly fearsome creature even before she transforms herself into an ancient crone. Best of all, Snow White clicks in the three areas in which Disney had always proven superiority over his rivals: Solid story values (any sequence that threatened to slow down the plotline was ruthlessly jettisoned, no matter how much time and money had been spent), vivid etched characterizations (it would have been easier to have all the Dwarfs walk, talk and act alike: thank heaven that Disney never opted for "easy"), and instantly memorable songs (Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith and the entire studio music department was Oscar-nominated for such standards-to-be as "Whistle While You Work" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come").

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2016-08-27 2016-08-27 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.58990097045898400, -74.18769836425781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579372a69ac6e.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/30/movies-under-the-stars-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 30, 2016

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

A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studios and director James Gunn (Slither, Super). Peter Quill was just a young boy when, devastated by his mother's death, he sprinted out of the hospital and was swept into the stars by Yondu (Michael Rooker), the leader of an eclectic band of space scavengers known as The Ravagers. Twenty-six years later, Quill has adopted the nickname Star Lord (Chris Pratt). He's broken away from The Ravagers in an attempt to track down an ancient orb that is also coveted by the evil Ronan (Lee Pace), who is in league with the dreaded Thanos, and who dispatches his top assassin Gamora (Zoe Saldana) to retrieve it from Star Lord. In the process of doing so, Gamora also gets drawn into a fight with furry bounty hunter Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper) and his tree-like, humanoid companion Groot (voice of Vin Diesel). Subsequently thrown into prison, this unlikely quartet quickly makes the acquaintance of fearsome warrior Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), who seeks bitter revenge for the slaughter of his entire family at the hands of Ronan. In the process of making a daring prison break, Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax recover the orb, and transport it to The Collector (Benecio Del Toro), who reveals that it houses an Infinity Gem - one of six precious stones that harbors incredible powers that could pose a dire threat should they fall into the wrong hands. Later, Ronan acquires the Infinity Gem and plots to use its power to destroy The Nova Corps home-world of Xandar, The Guardians of the Galaxy must race through the stars to recover it before Ronan can carry out his genocidal plan.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:30 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: 8:30 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 2016-08-30 2016-08-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57553656314600000, -74.08273506164600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579373915d0e4.jpg Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:00:32 EDT
<![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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