The Goonies: July 20th at Cornell Park
The Movies Under the Stars Committee is pleased to present The Goonies, this Friday at Cornell Park this Friday with an opening performance by the Center for Creative Education’s POOK – Percussion Orchestra of Kingston – beginning at 7:30 with the movie to follow at 8:30. Just like the lost treasure of the film, Cornell Park is the hidden treasure of our City parks system. Located below the rise of the veteran’s monument on Wurts Street, you will find a natural amphitheater created by the sloping hills of the park; perfect for watching an outdoor movie!
If you come consider grabbing the free Citibus Trolly because parking will be at a premium- click the link above for the full schedule of stops. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic or grab some take-out at one of the many fine restaurants along the way and come early to grab the best seats. Also consider bringing a flashlight to guide your way out of the park. We have been graciously offered the use of the lots for parking next to St. Marks AME and the Redeemer Lutheran Church both on Wurts and are working on more. Walking or the bus are your best bets this week. Free popcorn is being provided every week by Queens Galley/Cooking Matters and our friends at Binnewater are providing free ice cold bottled water for your enjoyment. The Salvation Army has also been dishing up free hot dogs for the kids with the support of generous community donations.
Commemorative Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars T-shirts are also available for $10. Please support this fun community project by buying a shirt or helping with a donation in our free-will offering jar. We have sizes for youth all the way to Adult 2x. All proceeds from T-shirt sales go right back into the program.
Our grateful thanks go to our fabulous sponsors and volunteers – Every week more than a dozen people give up their weekend to lug around heavy screens and sound equipment, pass out popcorn, and direct traffic. The smiles and excited clapping at the highpoint of each film and program make it all worthwhile. This project is a great reflection of the Kingston community spirit. Thank you everybody for making this possible!
We’ll See YOU at the Movies!!