So let’s catch up before getting into this new one. It was not too long ago that I posted about a host of free concerts for the early riser that would be happening over at the Central Park Summerstage as a part of the Good Morning America broadcast and I followed that with the also free movie screenings that will take place during a normal hour over at the beautiful Bryant Park just off of Times Square. Those posts are easily found on the website if you missed them so please give a look see because like I said “FREE”. Now it’s time to shift the focus over to my beloved Brooklyn for the film series that is happening over at McCarren Park which is in Williamsburg. I know the park well as I grew up in the region about a thousand years ago. They call their film series the “SummerScreen” and it features live music, deejays and food and drink vendors along with the free film. At the time of this narrative I have no idea about the performers or vendors and can only share the films and their dates of screening. Check out the films below and know that these events begin the run on July 5th until August 9th. You should check the times and restrictions via the individual entries that I will have on the calendar.
Dates & Featured Films:
July 5 – Mean Girls
July 12 – Office Space
July 19 – Donnie Darko
July 26 – Selena,
August 2 – I Know What You Did Last Summer
August 9 – Audience Choice (fans can vote for one of these films: Now and Then, Twister, She’s All That, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Beetlejuice and Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion)
PiercingKen Thoughts: I’m repeating myself when I say that events and happenings such as this make me enjoy my NYC residency all the more. I mean come on, everything around us is so damned expensive so having the chance to enjoy a classic movie for free in a beautiful park setting such as this one is awesome. Plus you will get out early enough to continue the fun into one of the many bars and restaurants that offer a later evening service if you need it. This part of Brooklyn is near some really awesome establishments and a very vibrant nightlife so when you have finished enjoying a film on the house why not put a little cash back into one of the neighboring places. Sure you can head into the city afterwards as well but based on the overall amount of bars, restaurants and live music venues you will not need to do that at all. Considering there are only “6” films being screened this season, I’ve gone and added them to my handy dandy Events Calendar so the masses are kept in the know. I don’t think that I will be heading over to this neck of the woods myself to see any of them but please don’t let me stop you from the fun. You can let me know which films strike your own fancy and what you think about the overall festival and your plans to attend or not down in the comments below. As noted there are numerous details to be aware of which I’ve mentioned will be linked to in each of the calendar listings so be prepared before you head over to anything. As I’ve also said, considering the world that we live in today, a number of these are aimed at your protection and better enjoyment. That’s all I’ve got for now, until next time and good luck to “Beetlejuice” on winning the fan vote.
Official Website: http://www.summerscreen.org/