Kingston Parks "Movies Under the Stars"

Month: July, 2013

The Princess Bride Comes to Cornell Park, August 2

princess bride

Who doesn’t like a good fairy tale?  We all know that you get happily ever after from a fairy tale, but you also get Andre the Giant, Buttercup, Rodents of Unusual Size, and lots of laughs with the Princess Bride, perfect for young, old, and the aspiring swashbuckler set.  It will be presented Friday, August 2nd at Cornell Park, generously sponsored by Stewart’s Shops and the Operating Engineers, Local 825.  Beginning at 7:30pm, the kids and kids at heart will also enjoy an interactive program of Karate and Martial Arts by Keith Bennett’s Karate Academy, teaching kids discipline and self confidence in a safe environment.  Then at 8:30pm sit back and enjoy the movie with free popcorn compliments of the 99 Restaurant and ice cold water from our friends at Binnewater.

So half of you reading this have never heard of Cornell Park, one of the hidden treasures of our community park system.  A natural amphitheater, Cornell Park hosts the Drum Boogie and the acoustics can’t be beat.  Many of you have driven by the veteran’s monument in the upper portion of the park on Wurts Street and never realized that there is a wonderful space down below.  If you come your best route is on foot or by the free trolley.  There are municipal lots on the Strand that you can park at and on street in the neighborhood, but plan on a hike if you drive because this is a largely residential neighborhood with no designated lots.  This park is also not handicapped accessible.

We’ll see YOU at the Movies!

 

COMING SOON TO A PARK NEAR YOU:

August 9 – West Side Story, Rotary Park, Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Kingston & 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
http://thegoldhopeduo.com/

 

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 (Grown up night), Gallo Park, Bonus Night

 

September 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hasbrouck Park

 


 

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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

Madagascar 3** at Forsyth Park, July 26

madagascarJoin the Madagascar pals on Friday, July 26 as they seek to get back to the New York Central Zoo with lots of laughs along the way.  Forsyth Park is the perfect backdrop for Madagascar 3**, sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston.  The Nature Center will stay open late to ensure our very own Kingston zoo friends receive some extra love and attention.  Kingston City School District students in Middle or Elementary school can participate in a “book exchange” from 7:30-8:15pm and exchange their free end of the year summer book with a new or gently used one.  The Junior League, our evening’s sponsor, will also be on hand to provide information about Kinderland II, the exciting and much needed rebuild of the Kinderland play structure located at Forsyth Park.   Popcorn generously provided by the 99 Restaurant and ice cold water from our great friends at Binnewater will be available to all guests free of charge.

If you come PLEASE park at Deitz Stadium or take the free Kingston Citibus Trolley.  Parking within the park will be restricted to protect the safety of our guests.  Grab your lawn chairs or throw blankets and come on down for an evening of fun.

** A note on programming: All films are subject to public presentation copyright licensing.  Although Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars reserved and paid for the Lion King movie license for this evening, Disney pulled the film from public presentation licensing nationwide after our program had gone to print.  We will do our best to obtain another license next year.  Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the first two-Madagascar 3 is super fun; both grown ups and kids will share many laughs!

We’ll see YOU at the Movies!

COMING SOON TO A PARK NEAR YOU:

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 of Kingston & 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
http://thegoldhopeduo.com/

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 (Grown up night), Gallo Park, Bonus Night

September 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hasbrouck Park


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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

CANCELLED — Indiana Jones at Kingston Point Beach, July 19

indiana jones

DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS, TONIGHT’S PRESENTATION WILL BE CANCELLED.  SEE YOU NEXT WEEK AT FORSYTH PARK FOR MADAGASCAR 3!

We’ll see YOU at the Movies!

COMING SOON TO A PARK NEAR YOU:

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 of Kingston & 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
http://thegoldhopeduo.com/

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 (Grown up night), Gallo Park, Bonus Night

September 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hasbrouck Park


***

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

Casablanca on Wall Street Saturday Night

casablancaKingston Parks Movies Under the Stars is back again this Saturday Night to present a classic for the grown ups; the 1942 drama Casablanca sponsored by our friends at Basch and Keegan.  Kids will enjoy the Children’s Day Parade on Friday night, and parents can enjoy a night just for them on Saturday night, July 13th.

We will be setting up at the intersection of Wall and North Front Streets where the Farmer’s Market was located in previous years.  The street will become a pedestrian walkway by around 6:00pm (no parking and no driving) and the movie will begin at sunset – around 8:30pm.  Bring a chair or blanket to get comfy for the movie.  Wall Street was recently selected as one of the “10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association and you will love the charm and beauty of this wonderful movie backdrop.    Parking will be available at municipal lots on North Front Street, the County Building, Deitz Stadium, and on-street.  The Citibus Trolley will also be running a loop throughout the City both before and after the film.  Come early and pick up some movie treats at the Kingston Candy Bar, Boitson’s Restaurant or Dominick’s Cafe (all generous sponsors of the Movies project) or stay late for drinks at one of the many night spots in Uptown Kingston.

We’ll see YOU at the Movies!

COMING SOON TO A PARK NEAR YOU:

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 of Kingston & 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
http://thegoldhopeduo.com/

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 (Grown up night), Gallo Park, Bonus Night

September 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hasbrouck Park

***

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

The Sandlot Comes to Barman Park, July 5

the sandlotWell movie fans our first two movies have been cancelled, but we are back to try again.  Last Friday’s Harry Potter was certainly less than magical…  Each cancelled film will be rescheduled for the end of the season.  A collective fingers and toes crossing for decent weather is in order.  We do our best to post weather related cancellations by 5:00pm.

Join us this Friday at Barman Park/Knothole League Field for a presentation of the Sandlot.  The Knothole League has lots of fun surprises and games for the kids and the Kingston Candy Bar, the emporium of deliciousness, will be making Smore’s to go along with the movie theme.  Sponsored by Binnewater, you can expect plenty of delightful cool refreshing water and the 99 Restaurant is once again providing yummy popcorn.

So just where is this park?? The Knothole League Field is located at the intersection of Clinton and Greenkill Avenues, across from the Boys and Girls Club.  Parking is available on-street and the Citibus Trolley will also be running.

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 on movie night.  We will always post weather cancellations by 5:00pm each movie night.

COMING SOON TO A PARK NEAR YOU:

July 13 – Casablanca (Grown up night), Wall Street, Sponsored by Basch & Keegan

Program: TBA

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
http://thegoldhopeduo.com/

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 (Grown up night), Gallo Park, Bonus Night

September 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hasbrouck Park

***

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