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, 25 Sep 2016 12:38:01 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of 'T-Rex' and Meet the Producer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-trex http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/03/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-trex Date: June 3, 2016

Presented by WNET and Indie Lens Pop Up

Join us for a preview screening of the documentary T-Rex by Zack Canepari and Drea Cooper. Seventeen-year-old Claressa "T-Rex" Shields came from the streets of Flint to reach the Gold Medal podium in London in 2012, the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympics, but as we see in this coming-of-age story, life outside the ring may be an even tougher fight.

After the screening there will be a Q & A with the producer of 'T-Rex', Sue Jaye Johnson, and NYC Parks boxing teacher Colleen Flood.

Sue Jaye Johnson is a documentary artist working in radio, photography, film and interactive technologies. A two-time Peabody Award winner, Johnson's work frequently looks at the role of women in society. Recently, she spearheaded an unprecedented collaboration between The New York Times, NPR, and WNYC to tell the story of the first women to box in the Olympic games. The series included the radio diary of the then unknown teenage boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields. Claressa’s diary, which aired on NPR’s "All Things Considered" in 2012, led her to work on a feature documentary about Claressa's journey from Flint, Michigan to the top of the podium in London. T-Rex premiered at SXSW in 2015 and will be on PBS's Independent Lens in August 2016.

Colleen Flood teaches Power Punch at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Colleen started boxing in 2003 and started competing in 2005 on an amateur level. She competed in numerous competitions in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, such as Challenge of Champions, Battle at the Pier, and Fight Night NJ.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up
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. Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your spot.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2016-06-03 2016-06-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56abcae9310d4.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Adventures in Babysitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-adventures-in-babysitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-adventures-in-babysitting Date: July 12, 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 movie will be held outdoors.

Teenager Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) would rather party with her boyfriend, but when her beau breaks their date she reluctantly accepts a babysitting job. It isn't all TV and icebox-raiding when Chris' best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) calls her to announce that she's stranded at the bus station. With her youthful charges in tow (one of whom, 15-year-old Brad (Keith Coogan), has a hopeless crush on the babysitter), Chris heads into downtown Chicago to go to Brenda's rescue. Thus begins a roller-coaster ride of comic mishaps, unexpected perils, and hair-breadth escapes. Rated PG-13.

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: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575ecea3d2894.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:00:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Hugo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-hugo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/12/movies-under-the-stars-hugo Date: July 12, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie will be held outdoors.

A young orphan lives in a train station in 1930s Paris and tries to repair a mechanical man built by his father. Eventually, he befriends a filmmaker and his goddaughter, who help him understand the mystery of his dad's invention. Rated PG

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: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-07-12 2016-07-12 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57757744a687c.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ferris Bueller's Day Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/movies-under-the-stars-ferris-buellers-day-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/26/movies-under-the-stars-ferris-buellers-day-off Date: July 26, 2016

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! This movie will be held outdoors.

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. Rated PG-13.

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, so 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: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-07-26 2016-07-26 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575ed9769e954.jpg Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:00:25 EDT