Queens, New York: Free Outdoor Movies in Socrates Park, Long Island City

Outdoor Movies at Socrates Park in Long Island City, Queens, New YorkOn Wednesday evenings in July and August, Socrates Sculpture Park, Museum of the Moving Image and Partnerships for Parks presents the ninth annual international festival of open air cinema, music, dance and food. Visitors to the Park can sample regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, picnic on the grass as the sun sets over the city, enjoy performances by local musicians and dancers, and, as the sky darkens, see exceptional international outdoor movies on a large-format screen, all set against the spectacular backdrop of the East River and the Manhattan skyline. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00 pm, films begin at sunset. All performances and screenings take place in the Park and admission is free. Free parking is available next door in the Costco lot. Pre-screening performers and restaurants will be announced weekly and scheduling is subject to change. In the event of rain, the first cancelled film will be rescheduled. Please call to confirm programming or sign-up for weekly updates. The films for Outdoor Cinema 2007 have been selected by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Assistant Curator Livia Bloom, Museum of the Moving Image. Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of sculptor Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists, outdoor movies, and a neighborhood park for local residents. Today, it is an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of free public programs. The Park's existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment. Socrates Sculpture Park is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset and is located at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. WEDNESDAYS, JULY 11 - AUGUST 29 AT SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK 32-01 VERNON BOULEVARD AT BROADWAY IN LONG ISLAND CITY TAKE N/W TRAINS TO BROADWAY IN QUEENS PRE-SCREENING PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7PM FILMS BEGIN AT SUNSET FREE ADMISSION

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