The Princess Bride Comes to Cornell Park, August 2

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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!



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


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)