Kingston Parks "Movies Under the Stars"

Month: January, 2012

A Logo Winner is Chosen!!

Congratulations to Karina Pacheco and all the students who submitted logo designs for Movies Under the Stars.  Now with some fine tuning you will be seeing Karina’s work on all of our promotional materials and soon this website.

Winning Logo

Bowling Day Funraiser

Coming to a Park Near You – Summer 2012

Movies Under the Stars

Bowling Day Funraiser

Saturday, Feb 25

2:00pm-5:00pm

Mid-City Lanes

$20.00pp All you can bowl

Refreshments, bake sale, raffles, music & FUN!!

Reserve Tickets: 845.332.6600

How can I help?

We are a committee of dedicated volunteers and community organizations committed to bringing back movies in the park by purchasing a professional grade sound, screen and film projection equipment.  It will be a free 8-week Friday night movie series beginning the summer of 2012.  To meet our budget goal of $17,000 we are raising money in a number of ways including bake sales, a raffle, a concert, a bowling night, and sponsorships.  We see this project as more than raising money for some equipment, but also inspiring our community to invest in our future.  Please consider a generous donation to move us closer to our goal.  Checks can be made out to the Kingston Land Trust, and mailed to 36 Hoffman Street, Kingston, NY in care of Jen Fuentes, the project coordinator.  To find out more, contact Jen at 845.332.6600 or visit us at Kingstonparksmovies.com to find out about our next “funraiser” and join the action.

We’ll see YOU at the Movies

Movies Under the Stars Locations/Dates

Get your lawn chairs and blankets ready.  Although it is the dread of winter, think warm breezes, the rustle of leaves and the smell of popcorn in the air.  We have a tentative calendar for movies under the stars ready for your review:

  • Friday, June 29th, Gallo Park, Sunset 8:36
  • Saturday, July 7, Academy Green, Sunset 8:30*
  • Friday, July 13, Kingston Point Beach, Sunset 8:27
  • Friday, July 20, Cornell Park, Sunset 8:22
  • Friday, July 27, Forsyth Park, Sunset 8:16
  • Friday, August 3, Loughran Park, Sunset 8:09
  • Friday, August 10, Hasbrouck Park, Sunset 8:00
  • Friday, August 17, Former Kings Inn Site, Sunset 7:50* Ending Celebration

Movies will begin approximately 15 minutes after sunset.  Events will begin 1 hour prior to sunset.  We are still working on events that may accompany each movie night, such as music, entertainment and food vendors.  Now let’s make this a reality by supporting Movies Under the Stars.

Movies Under the Stars Question & Answer

What is it? 

We are a committee of dedicated volunteers and community organizations committed to bringing back movies in the park by purchasing a professional grade sound, screen and film projection equipment.  It will be a free 8-week Friday night movie series beginning the summer of 2012.

Where will it be?

Locations are still being scouted, but the idea is to move the movie series around the city to showcase the outstanding public parks and public spaces we have in the City of Kingston.  As we get closer to our kickoff, look for storefront posters or visit our blog at www.Kingstonparksmovies.wordpress.com to follow all of our activities.

Who is leading this?

This is a project of the Friends of Kingston Parks and Recreation, a relatively new 501(c)3 established to raise much needed revenue to support our Recreation Department.  Our fiduciary agent is the Kingston Land Trust and we are also joined by Kingston Cares, and many wonderful community volunteers.

How is it going to work?

The objective is to raise approximately $17,000 to purchase the equipment and the copyrights for 8 movies so that we can legally have public showings of movies.  Once the equipment is purchased it will be donated to the City’s Parks and Rec. Department, where it can be continued to be used by community partners and the city for a number of great community building events.

How can I help?

We are raising money in a number of ways including bake sales, a raffle, a concert, a bowling night, and sponsorships.  We see this project as more than raising money for some equipment, but also inspiring our community to invest in our future.  Even our promotional logo is being designed by students at our area schools.  Please consider a generous donation to move us closer to our goal.  Checks can be made out to the Kingston Land Trust, and mailed to the above address.  To find out more contact Jen Fuentes at 845.332.6600 or visit our blog at Kingstonparksmovies.wordpress.com to find out about our next “funraiser” and join the action.

We’ll see YOU at the Movies

Movies Under the Stars Logo Contest

Kids at area schools have been busy designing logos that will be used for our movie posters and promotional materials.  The winning student will be recognized on all of our materials and in the media for their contribution.  It is really amazing to see the talent and it is going to be a tough choice.  Have a peak and cast your vote!

Movies Under the Stars Logo Contest.

Kingston Parks Outdoor Movies Under the Stars Planning Meeting

Kingston Parks Outdoor Movies Under the Stars Planning Meeting.