Coming July 6 to Academy Green Park: The Wizard of Oz

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The entire Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars Committee is just beaming after a fabulous debut at Gallo Park with hundreds of visitors and a good time had by all.  This week we present a classic that has entertained generations:  The Wizard of Oz, sponsored by Wind Atlantis Management and M&T Bank, starting at 8:30pm.  But first get loosened up with some Yoga in the Park, by Mudita Yoga, organized by the Kingston Land Trust at 7:30pm.  Truth in advertizing – the flying monkeys are terrifying; truly scary!

Logistics – Academy Green is located across from the Governor Clinton on Albany Ave. and Maiden Lane.  Parking is available on-street and at the County Building lot, but consider grabbing the Citibus Jitney Trolley which is making a special 6:30pm/7:30pm drop-off and 10:30 pick-up run.  Bring a blanket for the lawn or pack your lawn chair.  Free water compliments of Binnewater and Queens Galley/Cooking Matters will provide the popcorn.  Pack a picnic dinner or grab some take-out at one of the great businesses along the way and make it a full night in the park.  Remember – the show will go on!  All rain dates moved to the Andy Murphy Mid-town Community Center at 467 Broadway.

Extras: Limited Edition Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars T-shirts will be on sale for $10 with plenty of youth sizes.  A “Free-will Offering” jar is set up at the popcorn station and donations to keep this project going will be gratefully accepted.  Free will baby!  Let the spirit move you.

Now we just have to say a few words of thanks…  The turnout and great community spirit for our opener was simply stunning.  Hundreds of people were packed down at the waterfront and it made us all so proud of what this committee has put together.  Take a moment to visit our “Sponsors Page” and the “About Page” to see the businesses, organizations, and community volunteers who have poured their resources into making our awesome Kingston parks the place to be all summer long!  And special thanks to former Chief Keller, John Bell, Pat Johnson, Kevin Rowe (AKA “The Technician”), and the many volunteers of United Health Care for providing some much needed muscle to pull last night off.  Of course from the planning committee: Megan Weiss, Paula Wisneski, Jeanne Edwards, Andi Turco-Levin, Sue Cahill, Stephen Blauweiss, Janai and Patrick McDonough, Jen Fuentes, Alderman Debbie Brown, Carly Williams, Diane Reeder, Steve and Lynn Schabot.  They all worked their tails off.  And give it up to kids from the Center for Creative Education under the tutelage of Drew!  Those kids along with the honorees of the Mayoral Service Awards are a great reflection of the best asset we have in this community – our kids.

We’ll see YOU at the Movies!!

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