Dust off your wand and cape – Week 2 of our movie nights promises to be a good one. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone sponsored by the Hudson Valley Building Trades Council and the Laborers’ International Union, Local 17 promises to be Magic! The presentation will be at the upper portion of Hasbrouck Park near the pavilion. Free popcorn compliments of the 99 Restaurant and ice cold water from our friends at Binnewater.
Thanks to all the grown ups who attended the season “sort-of” opener of When Harry Met Sally… Due to technical difficulties with the cruddy DVD we had to call it a night half way through the movie – but we will be back at the end of the season to present again. “Team Movies” is working on a few program and technological glitches and we look forward to Week 2 for an evening of redemption, popcorn, and fun.
Free transportation available through the historic Citibus Jitney Trolly (see transportation/logistics page for full list of stops) or parking is available within the park (limited). Grab a lawn chair or blanket and snuggle in for a funny, heartwarming movie night brought to you by the Friends of Kingston Parks and Recreation.
If the weather looks frightful, the movie and location will be rescheduled to a back up rain date at the end of the season. Check the website for details. We will always post weather cancellations by 5:00pm each movie night.
COMING SOON TO A PARK NEAR YOU:
July 5 – The Sandlot, Barman Park, Sponsored by Binnewater Spring Water
The Kingston Candy Bar, uptown Kingston’s emporium of deliciousness will celebrate the film by providing Smore’s! The Knothole League will be organizing kids games and setting up tee-ball skills practice stations so some early and join in the fun.
July 13 – Casablanca, Wall Street, Sponsored by Basch & Keegan
July 19 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Kingston Point Beach, Sponsored by the Kingston Firefighters Union
Rock on with the Center for Creative Education interactive program and get moving. CCE’s award winning youth dance ensembles and Percussion Orchastra of Kingston will get your feet tapping and your heart pumping! Find out more visit http://cce-kingston.org/
July 26 – Madagascar 3, Forsyth Park, Sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston
Our evening’s sponsor, the Junior League will be on hand to discuss their plan for Kinderland II and the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center will make sure the center is open late so that the family can visit all the animals. The Kingston Federation of Teachers will host a “Book Exchange” from 7:30pm-8:15pm for any Middle School or Elementary student wishing to exchange their free end of the school year summer book for a new or gently used one. This free summer reading program is funded by the Kingston Federation of Teachers and Senator Larkin.
August 2 – The Princess Bride, Cornell Park, Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops and Operating Engineers 825
Come early for an interactive program of Karate and Martial Arts by Keith Bennett’s Karate Academy, teaching kids discipline and self confidence in a safe environment. For more information visit http://www.keithbennettkarate.com/
August 9 – West Side Story, Rotary Park, Sponsored by The Rotary Club & Sunshine Rotary Club
Come early for the The Gold Hope Duo: Stripped down upbeat Rhythm & Blues, Country, folk and a pinch of Rockabilly, The Gold Hope Duo is a joint effort between front-persons Lara Hope and Matt “The Knife” Goldpaugh. Lara strums the guitar while Matt slaps the Upright Bass or picks the 5 String Banjo. They share percussion duties with their fast feet and live by the motto “If you can’t do it, kazoo it!” Their powerful voices intertwine, harmonize and amaze. A duo sure to make you dance, laugh, drink and grab your partner’s behind. They’re made of fun! Check them out at
August 16 – Back to the Future, Hutton Park, Sponsored by RUPCO
The Kingston Federation of Teachers will host a “Book Exchange” from 7:30pm-8:15pm for any Elementary student wishing to exchange their free end of the school year summer book for a new or gently used one. This free summer reading program is funded by the Kingston Federation of Teachers and Senator Larkin.
August 23 – Men in Black, Academy Green Park, Sponsored by Academy General Insurance
DJ Jilly is back for season 2′s ending celebration so come early for dancing and karaoke! Special treats and lots of fun as we celebrate another great season of movies under the stars.
August 30 – Far and Away, Gallo Park, Bonus Night
Kingston Parks Movies under the Stars is an all-volunteer committee of organizations and individuals committed to bringing free, family entertainment to Kingston’s wonderful parks and public spaces. Donations are always welcome to keep this program going. Questions or more information please call 332.6600 or email JenFuentes77(at)gmail.com