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Free outdoor movies in Queens


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Take advantage of the longer days and warmer nights of summer with free outdoor movies in parks across Queens. Beginning on Friday, May 31, there are options for every age and taste, from kid-friendly animated features, such as “Wreck-It Ralph,” to the Oscar-winning “Les Miserables,” and the Hitchcock classic “North by Northwest.”

Captain Tilly Park
Friday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Rochdale Park
Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
“Hotel Transylvania”

Captain Tilly Park
Friday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
“Hotel Transylvania”

Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park
Thursday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.
“Rise of the Guardian”

Brookville Park (Brookville Playground)
Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk (Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink)
Wednesday, July 24, 8:30 p.m.
“Brave”

Flushing Meadows Corona Park (111th Street Parking Lot)
Thursday, August 1, 6 p.m.
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 1, 8 p.m.
“The Music Man”

Forest Park (George Seuffert Bandshell)
Friday, August 2, 8 p.m.
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Highland Park (Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue)
Tuesday, August 6, 8 p.m.
“The Lorax”

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 8, 8 p.m.
“The Lorax”

Crocheron Park (35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway)
Tuesday, August 13, 8 p.m.
“Madagascar 3″

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 15, 8 p.m.
“North by Northwest”

Crocheron Park (35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway)
Tuesday, August 20, 8 p.m.
“The Big Miracle”

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 22, 8 p.m.
“Les Miserables”

Crocheron Park (35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway)
Tuesday, August 27, 8 p.m.
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 29, 8 p.m.
“Kinky Boots”

What to do this weekend


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The Unisphere was lit-up red for American Heart Month

Friday, August 10 

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Come for an evening of music at Grover Cleveland Playground. There will also be face painting for children, a raffle drawing and Latin dance instruction under the stars. All ages are welcome to participate. Seniors will receive a free gift while supplies last.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Come enjoy Shakespeare’s classic , “The Comedy of Errors,” on the lawn in Sunnyside Gardens Park, presented by Queens-based Hip to Hip Theatre Company. The performance is free and open to all.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m., “Pretty Woman” at Rufus King Park: When millionaire wheeler-dealer Edward enters into a business contract with Hollywood hooker Vivian, he loses his heart in the bargain in this charming romantic comedy. Can the poor prostitute and the rich capitalist live happily ever after? Written by J.F. Lawton. Directed by Garry Marshall.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m., The iconic Kool and the Gang will be at Resorts World Casino and the enjoyment will cost you nothing, but a Resorts World Casino player’s card. Head to Resorts World Casino for your complimentary Genting Rewards card and enjoy Kool and the Gang.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m., Flushing Town Hall presents the amazing Dandy Wellington and His Band. Dandy has quite the following in NYC and it’s a real treat to have him perform at Town Hall. Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy takes the sounds of the 1930s and 40s and brings them to the present with a ton of style and fun.

8 p.m. – 10 p.m., Officials will join members of the Sikh community for a memorial ceremony for those who lost their lives at the recent shooting inside a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. The terrible tragedy, claimed the lives of seven victims and left the entire Sikh community devastated. The vigil aims to raise awareness of this violent incident and promote tolerance and understanding within the community.

8:30 p.m., This outdoor movie series at Hudson River Park features family-oriented PG movies suitable for all ages. Tonight’s film will be “Rango.” Free popcorn will be provided.

Saturday, August 11

Noon, Forgotten NY walking tour: See the Dyckman Farmhouse, the Seaman Estate Arch, and historic Inwood Hill Park and its rich Native American and colonial history in this tour through Inwood and Inwood Hill Park. Within the park is a secret Revolutionary War relic which is little-known to the general public.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Hallets Cove free walk-up paddling: Head to Vernon Blvd and 31st Avenue for free kayaking or canoeing. No reservation, no experience needed. All ages are welcome, but under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.Bucket of Junk at NY Hall of Science: Design and build anything your imagination can think of by combining interesting objects you’ll find in our Bucket of Junk. Free with NYSCI admission.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Come enjoy a summer night with the Bard. Queens-based Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents a free performance of Shakespeare’s classic “Hamlet” on the northern lawn of Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.

8 p.m., Join Amy Leo in her final show of the year before she begins working on the new album. She will be doing a nice blend of originals (some old and some that have never been heard before!) and covers. In true Amy Leo fashion, there will also be some surprise guests.

Sunday, August 12

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., The Myrtle Avenue Festival, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale Queens and located on Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond Road and Forest Avenue, features food vendors, craft vendors, games, rides, Brooklyn Nets “Experience”, North Shore Animal League mobile pet adoption, FDNY Smoke House fire safety exhibition and more fun for the whole family.

1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Astoria Park Shore Fest: A Car-free celebration on Shore Boulevard adjacent to Astoria Park. It will include educational activities, live music, fitness programs and food-tastings with various neighborhood restaurants.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Argentine Tango never ceases to amaze! Enjoy a live Tango concert at 2 p.m. and take a free lesson for beginners at 1 p.m. Also, dancer Mayte Vicens will do a special demonstration before the concert. Free.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m., The Muppets“: Outdoor movie for the family to enjoy at Rockaway Beach. Bring a chair or blanket.

Free summer movies under the stars in Queens


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Photo courtesy of .nycgovparks.org

Take advantage of the longer days and warmer nights of summer with a free outdoor movies in parks across Queens. Beginning on July 4, there are options for every age and taste, from kid-friendly animated features, such as “Happy Feet 2,” to the critically-acclaimed “The Help,” and the sci-fi classic, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

 

Bayswater Park

Saturday, July 21, 8:00 p.m

“Smurfs”

Friday, August 10, 6:00 p.m

“Happy Feet 2”

Saturday, August 25, 8:00 p.m

“Happy Feet 2”

 

Corona Golf Playground

Wednesday, August 29, 8:00 p.m.

“Kung Fu Panda 2”

 

Cunningham Park (196 Street and Union Turnpike)

Thursday, August 16, 8:00 p.m.

“The Help”

Thursday, August 23, 8:00 p.m

“Happy Feet 2”

Thursday, August 27, 8:00 p.m

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

Thursday, August 30, 8:00 p.m

“Wedding Wars”

 

East Elmhurst Playground, Queens

Wednesday, August 1, 8:00 p.m

“Kung Fu Panda 2”

 

Elmhurst Park

Wednesday, August 1, 7:30 p.m

“Kung Fu Panda 2″

 

Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)

Thursday, July 19, 8:00 p.m

“Happy Feet 2”

 

Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance

Thursday, August 9, 8:00 p.m

“The Muppets” (2011)

 

Pembroke Avenue Community Garden

Tuesday, July 10, 8:00 p.m.

“Despicable Me”

 

Pomonok Playground

Wednesday, August 22, 8:00 p.m

“Winnie the Pooh”

 

Socrates Sculpture Park

Wednesday, July 4, 7:00 p.m.

“The American Experience”

Saturday, July 21, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

“Her Master’s Voice”

 

Springfield Park

Sunday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.

“AfricaUnited”