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 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:31:42 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of In Football We Trust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/arts-culture-fun-special-preview-screening-of-in-football-we-trust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/22/arts-culture-fun-special-preview-screening-of-in-football-we-trust Date: January 22, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up and WNET. Join us for a preview screening of In Football We Trust by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn before it airs on PBS on January 25th. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Victor Dugue, Coach of 10U Division, Rockaway Ravens.

In Football We Trust intimately follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence, family pressures, and poverty as they enter the high stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. The odds may be stacked against them, but they’ll never stop fighting for a better future.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Visit Independent Lens on Facebook for information on online Pop-Up events.

The event is free but please RSVP to reserve your seat: cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2016-01-22 2016-01-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.60240173339844000, -73.76249694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5644c5bc7084c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Ghosts of Amistad, In the Footsteps of the Rebels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/film-screening-ghosts-of-amistad-in-the-footsteps-of-the-rebels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/film-screening-ghosts-of-amistad-in-the-footsteps-of-the-rebels Date: February 19, 2016

Join us as we explore the Amistad slave ship rebellion 177 years later with a screening of the documentary Ghosts of Amistad.

The film, based on Marcus Rediker's The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012) documents his journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to recover historical accounts from the villages of those Africans who were forced onboard the Amistad vessel, and his encounter with the ruins of the slave trading factory Lomboko.

Following the screening, co-producers, Dr. Philip Misevich and Dr. Konrad Tuchscerer will lead a discussion. To reserve a seat, email programs@kingmanor.org or call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Black Box Theatre

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2016-02-19 2016-02-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70400750000000000, -73.79843160000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568bf4dfb802e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Free Outdoor Movie Night: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/movie-night-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/06/movie-night-minions Date: May 6, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a screening of Minions.

Rated PG

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2016-05-06 2016-05-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movie-night-the-mighty-ducks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/07/movie-night-the-mighty-ducks Date: May 7, 2016

Bring a chair or blanket and join us! The movie begins at dusk.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy," perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him.

Paraphrased from Swank website.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: George U. Harvey Park Hockey Rink

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2016-05-07 2016-05-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.78178787231445000, -73.82458496093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e741ae501c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under The Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-minions1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/13/movies-under-the-stars-minions1 Date: May 13, 2016

Please note: this event has been postponed due to an anticipated forecast of rain.

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

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm.

Know Before You Go
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rochdale Park

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2016-05-13 2016-05-13 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.67470169067383000, -73.77449798583984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730ccd6def36.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: My Big Fat Greek Wedding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/movies-under-the-stars-my-big-fat-greek-wedding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/14/movies-under-the-stars-my-big-fat-greek-wedding Date: May 14, 2016

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

One woman's rocky road to the altar gets played for laughs in this comedy, adapted from the one-woman off-Broadway show written by and starring Nia Vardalos. Toula (Vardalos) is a Greek-American woman who is in her early thirties and single, with no immediate prospects of changing that status any time soon. This bothers Toula a bit, but not half as much as it distresses her mother (Lainie Kazan) and father (Michael Constantine), who want to send her to Greece in hopes of finding a husband in the old country. Toula isn't interested in leaving the country to find a man, but since she works in the family business -- a Greek restaurant in Chicago called Dancing Zorba's -- she has to hear about it whether she likes it or not. One day, after seeing a handsome stranger in the restaurant and not having the courage to talk to him, Toula decides she needs a bit of self-improvement. Despite her dad's misgivings, Toula signs up for a night-school class studying computers, trades in her glasses for contact lenses, gets a different job at a travel agency, and spruces herself up with a new look and a new attitude. To her very pleasant surprise, she once again encounters the handsome stranger, who soon asks her out on a date. Schoolteacher Ian Miller (John Corbett) is seemingly perfect -- he's tall, handsome, smart, good-natured, and soon in love with Toula -- except for two little things: he's not Greek, and he's a vegetarian, both of which horrify Toula's family. When Ian pops the question (and Toula says yes), the bride-to-be has to negotiate a reasonably peaceful meeting between Ian's upper-class parents and her own working-class extended family. There's also the matter of the wedding, which Toula's mother is planning around the notion that quantity IS quality.

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Athens Square

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Q436 Athens Square 2016-05-14 2016-05-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.76770019531250000, -73.92250061035156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57333cff1606f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: Big]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/outdoor-movie-big http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/19/outdoor-movie-big Date: May 19, 2016

Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) is a 12-year-old boy who has been transformed into a 35-year-old man by a carnival wishing machine and finds himself romantically involved with sophisticated executive Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins).

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 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 2016-05-19 2016-05-19 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA['Drive in' Movie: Rocky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/drive-in-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/drive-in-movie Date: May 20, 2016

Enjoy this outdoor screening of "Rocky" from your car, or take a seat on the grass and enjoy the show.

Little-known Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), finds himself in the spotlight, challenging the world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). Also starring Burgess Meredith and Burt Young.

Generously funded by Council Member Paul Vallone

Pre-registration required, as space is limited. Please call Councilmember Paul Vallone's office at (718) 619-8611.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: John Golden Parking Lot (in John Golden Park)

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Q012B John Golden Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77300187982500000, -73.76999616622900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Rasta: A Soul's Journey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-rasta-a-souls-journey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-rasta-a-souls-journey Date: May 20, 2016

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

Rasta: A Soul's Journey tells the story of the journey of Rita and Bob Marley's granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast, to eight countries around the world to explore the roots and evolution of Rastafari. Her journey takes her to places where her grandfather's captivating performances and his message are still fondly remembered. The documentary boasts an uplifting and inspiring reggae soundtrack that features established as well as emerging contemporary, reggae stars such as Humble, Matisyahu and Damian Marley. This exciting mix of travel, music and culture packs a powerful punch that will appeal to audiences around the world.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: East Elmhurst Playground

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Q373 East Elmhurst Playground 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.87090301513672000 Wed, 18 May 2016 17:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosaur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur Date: May 20, 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

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Police Officer Edward Byrne Park

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Q092 Police Officer Edward Byrne Park 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.66730117797851600, -73.80740356445312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730cf2b136a1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Raiders of the Lost Ark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/movies-under-the-stars-raiders-of-the-lost-ark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/movies-under-the-stars-raiders-of-the-lost-ark Date: May 21, 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:

Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730d2d441af5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Mad Hot Ballroom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-dirty-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/26/movies-under-the-stars-dirty-dancing Date: May 26, 2016

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

Every year, the New York Public School system sponsors a dance competition for youngsters in fifth grade; in this contest, boys and girls ages 10 and 11 learn traditional ballroom dancing styles such as the fox trot, the rumba, and the tango, and then pit their skills against other students from around the Big Apple. Mad Hot Ballroom is a documentary which offers an inside look at this event, as well as the teachers and students who take part, with a particular emphasis on three schools: P.S. 112, in a Bensonhurst neighborhood dominated by Italian and Asian families; P.S. 150, located in the wealthy and fashionable Tribeca district; and P.S. 115, a Washington Heights school where the vast majority of families live below the poverty line. Filmmaker Marilyn Agrelo follows the young dancers as they gain confidence and skill and grow into "little ladies and gentlemen," as one teacher puts it, while also examining how cultural differences impact the competition for some students and how the boys and girls feel about the opposite sex as they begin to make friends with one another. Mad Hot Ballroom received a wildly enthusiastic world premiere at the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Corona Golf Playground

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Q450 Corona Golf Playground 2016-05-26 2016-05-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74760055541992000, -73.85459899902344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cd0bf1252f.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 17:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Norm of the North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-my-big-fat-greek-wedding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-my-big-fat-greek-wedding Date: May 27, 2016

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

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.

Know Before You Go:

Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.76039886474609400, -73.91179656982422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5730d0c9b04d5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Dirty Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-dirty-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/27/movies-under-the-stars-dirty-dancing Date: May 27, 2016

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

A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. In 1963, "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. Baby doesn't get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she's bored to tears by most of the older guests at the resort. However, one night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee's dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort's floor show, and falls head over heels in love, wanting to be near him. When Johnny's dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby's father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life and that his daughter is too young to understand her own feelings. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2016-05-27 2016-05-27 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cd1e842300.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 17:01:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-spiderman Date: May 28, 2016

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

After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime -- as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn.

Know Before You Go:

Movie begins at dusk. You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lawrence Virgilio Playground

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74750137329100000, -73.91069793701200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5746f9a37002a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/29/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: May 29, 2016

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

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2016-05-29 2016-05-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cc48499712.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 16:01:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jazz on a Summer's Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-jazz-on-a-summers-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/02/movies-under-the-stars-jazz-on-a-summers-day Date: June 2, 2016

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

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Corona Golf Playground

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Q450 Corona Golf Playground 2016-06-02 2016-06-02 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74760055541992000, -73.85459899902344000 Mon, 23 May 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Minions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: June 3, 2016

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

Despicable Me's minions get their very own spin-off in this summer tent-pole from Universal Pictures. Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda co-direct this animated comedy featuring the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm.

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573cc48499712.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Kirikou and the Wild Beasts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/movies-under-the-stars-kirikou-and-the-wild-beasts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/movies-under-the-stars-kirikou-and-the-wild-beasts Date: June 3, 2016

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

Kirikou's Grandfather says that the story of Kirikou and The Witch was too short, so he proceeds to explain more about Kirikou's accomplishments. We find out how little boy became a gardener, a detective, a maker of pottery, a merchant, a traveler and a doctor.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Brookville Boulevard and 144 Avenue (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2016-06-03 2016-06-03 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.66139984130859400, -73.74199676513672000 Mon, 23 May 2016 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under The Stars: Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/04/movies-under-the-stars-incredibles Date: June 4, 2016

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

Directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles revolves around former high-profile superhero Bob Parr (aka Mr. Incredible), who has not-so-successfully settled into suburban life along with his wife and kids under the watchful eye of the Superhero Protection Program. A far cry from the "glory days" during which "supers" were a welcome addition to society, the Parrs' living situation was brought on after a series of superhero-related lawsuits forced them into hiding. When not trying to fight small-time crime undercover with fellow former superhero Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), Parr (voice by Craig T. Nelson) is muddling through the corporate world as a paunchy, emotionally unsatisfied insurance claims adjuster. His family is like any other with some notable exceptions -- his daughter has the uncanny ability to become invisible and create impenetrable force fields at will; his son, Dash, can run at incredible speeds; his wife, Helen (Holly Hunter), is known in super circles as Elastigirl, one of the most respected (and pliable) superwomen of her time. Just when it looks as if things can't get any worse for Bob, he gets a summons to show up at a remote island to receive instructions for a highly classified assignment, which he promptly accepts. Thrust back into the world of fighting crime, the Incredible family is back in familiar territory -- saving the world from Syndrome, a jilted former fan of Mr. Incredible.

Know Before You Go:
You should come early to get a spot and bring a chair or blanket. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Electric Playground

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Q342 Electric Playground 2016-06-04 2016-06-04 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.73590087890625000, -73.80539703369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f30f1e6d92.jpg Wed, 25 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: 'Inside Out']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/fmcp-movie-night-inside-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/08/fmcp-movie-night-inside-out Date: June 8, 2016

Riley is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions—led by Joy—try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear, and Disgust.

Bring your own chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-06-08 2016-06-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:30 EDT