NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:53:02 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Presents The Avengers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-the-avengers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-the-avengers Date: August 5, 2013

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach is a free film series hosted Monday nights throughout the summer. End your beach day with a movie on the boardwalk. Prior to the movie there will be entertainment. The film begins at dusk.

The Avengers (2012): A team of super heroes, consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, is put together to stop an alien invasion and save Earth.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 5, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

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Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 5, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[2013 Movie Night in Astoria Park Presents Despicable Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park Date: August 5, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Movie Night in Astoria Park featuring the film, Despicable Me.


Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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