The Friends of Kingston Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Kingston Cares and the Kingston Land Trust, is pleased to announce a fabulous program of free summer entertainment. Between June 29-August 17, Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars will project fun, family-oriented movies outdoors in the various Kingston parks in an effort to connect folks with their neighbors, parks and neighborhoods in a wholesome family venue without draining the piggy bank. There will even be free popcorn every movie night (provided by Queens Galley/Cooking Matters) and ice cold water, compliments of Binnewater Spring Water.
The movie lineup includes: Ghostbusters, the Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Up, Superman (1979), the Goonies, Grease, ET, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). Come early for pre-movie entertainment that will include everything from “Zumba in the Park,” to get your heart pumping, Center for Creative Education’s Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (POOK), to the uplifting songs of the AME Zion Church Youth Chorus. Bring the lawn chair or blanket and we will provide the fun! Movies go on rain or shine – All rain dates moved to the Andy Murphy Midtown Recreation Center, 467 Broadway.
Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars successfully fundraised over $17,000 for the professional-grade sound and projection system and a 20 ft. portable screen. Karina Pacheco of Miller Middle School won the logo design contest with the logo seen on our press release and website. This project not only raised the funds needed to present Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars, but effectively brought together Kingston by coordinating area business leaders, area youth, advocacy/non-profit organizations, and individual families across the city, laying the groundwork for genuine community ownership and commitment to the goals of this project.
Many, many thanks to all who helped bring this project together. For more information, including a full listing of our generous program sponsors, volunteer committee, and schedule/locations, visit Kingstonparksmovies.com or call Jen Fuentes at 845.332.6600.
Gallo Park, June 29, Movie @ 8:30pm
“Soul Line Dancing” with Drew/CCE @ 7:00pm; Kingston Cares Mayoral Service Awards @ 8:00pm
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Academy Green Park, July 6, Movie @ 8:30pm
Kingston Land Trust Presents, “Yoga in the Park” @ 7:30pm
ET THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (RESTORED)
Kingston Point Beach, July 14, Movie @ 8:30pm
Keith Bennett’s Karate Academy Interactive Program @ 7:30pm
Cornell Park, July 20, 8:30pm
CCE Presents Percussion Orchestra of Kingston – POOK @ 7:30pm
Forsyth Park, July 27, 8:30
AME Zion Youth Choral Performance @ 7:30pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Loughran Park, Aug. 3, 8:30pm
Ulster Moves – Zumba in the Park w/ Drew-CCE @ 7:30pm
Hasbrouck Park, Aug. 10, 8:30pm
Keith Bennett’s Karate Interactive Program @ 7:30pm
Kings Inn Site on Broadway, Aug. 17, 8:30pm
Ending Celebration with Music, Food Vendors, and Family Fun @ 6:30pm