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 Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:56:46 GMT <![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: A Tribute to Prince and Screening of Purple Rain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/movies-under-the-stars-tribute-to-prince-purple-rain-r http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/movies-under-the-stars-tribute-to-prince-purple-rain-r Date: April 29, 2016

Party like it's 1999 with NYC Parks as we celebrate the artistry of Prince!

Celebrate musical icon, Prince, at this festive party sponsored by Borough President Eric Adams & NYC Council Member Laurie Cumbo. The party will be followed by a screening of "Purple Rain". The film tells the story of a young musician tormented by an abusive home, a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his disgruntled band, as his star begins to rise. "Purple Rain" was Prince's acting debut and features contains extended concert sequences.

The party features guest speakers, DJs and "little red corvettes" and begins at 5:00 p.m. The film starts at 8:00 p.m.

Know Before You Go
This film features explicit content and is rated R . You should come before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. All are welcome!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-04-29 2016-04-29 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.69288789980500000, -73.97549664974200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571e92670ecf1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Minions (Rated PG)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-minions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-minions Date: May 4, 2016

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

Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Know Before You Go
This movie is held outdoor. You should arrive before 6:30 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 on OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on first come first served basis. All are welcome.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: May the Fourth Be With You!: "Star Wars The Clone Wars" (PG)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/movies-in-the-parks-star-wars-the-force-awakens-pg13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/04/movies-in-the-parks-star-wars-the-force-awakens-pg13 Date: May 4, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Bring your light saber and celebrate this iconic blockbuster!

Join NYC Parks for games, costume contests and more as we screen the only animated feature in this epic franchise. Star Wars: The Clone Wars follows the Republic’s clone army in their struggle against Count Dooku’s Separatist forces, and features fan-favorite characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, and Darth Maul.

Know Before You Go:

Contests begin at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins at 8:00 p.m. However, it is strongly encouraged that you arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: 68th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2016-05-04 2016-05-04 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.63830184936523400, -74.03089904785156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711538311dc0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-jurassic-world Date: May 5, 2016

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

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the parks newest attraction—a genetically-modified, giant stealth killing machine—escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. Rated PG-13

Know Before You Go
This movie is indoors. You should arrive before 6:30 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: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-star-trek-the-wrath-of-khan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-star-trek-the-wrath-of-khan Date: May 5, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

This second installment of the groundbreaking franchise has Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) attempting to stop his old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban), from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Oval Grass (in Cooper Park)

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B025 Cooper Park 2016-05-05 2016-05-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.71540069580078000, -73.93800354003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572294442517e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:10 EDT