UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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24
Aug

Outdoor Cinema: Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)

Outdoor Cinema is an international film festival featuring a movie, food and music from a different country every Wednesday. This week the park will screen Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia; 2015). Directed by Ciro Guerra and set in the Colombian Amazon, the Oscar-nominated film tells the story of a shaman encountering two Western explorers who search for rare botanical species in this most remote and lush of South American jungles. The shaman who guides both men, Karamakate, is no naif – he’s tough-minded and astute about the ravages brought by the white man’s colonialism, his missionaries and rapacious rubber industry. Based on the diaries of two Westerners who travelled in the region, one in 1909, the other 30 years later.

Join in at 7PM for South American flavors from Costa Pacifica and music from BullA en el Barrio. The film will begin at sundown.

When: Wednesday, August 24, 7PM – 10PM

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11106

Admission: FREE

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25
Aug

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

Hip to Hip Theatre Company returns for its tenth season of the outdoor series Free Shakespeare in the Park. This year come enjoy Julius Caesar and As You Like It across 8 Queens parks. There will also be a children’s 45-minute workshop an hour before each show.

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy about love, family and identity is full of wit, music and gender-bending fun. The rightful duke and his supporters have been banished, while his impulsive daughter Rosalind remains at the mercy of the oppressive new regime. Comic twists and turns abound when Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees the court to seek her father in the mysterious Forest of Arden. Her journey of self-discovery brings her face to face with Orlando, the man she loves.

The “Kids & the Classics” workshop, designed for children ages 4 to 14, allows children to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games, and close reading of text.

Other dates include: August 18 at Cunningham Park, August 26 at Voelker Orth Museum Garden, and August 27 at St. Albans Park.

When: Thursday, August 25, 7:30PM. Kids’ workshop at 6:30PM

Location: Crocheron Park, 35th Avenue and Corbett Road, Bayside, NY 11361

Admission: FREE

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25
Aug

Thai Rock Sunset Concert Cruise with BreezyGrass

Set sail aboard the American Princess and enjoy a sunset cruise featuring live music by BreezyGrass (Americana/Roots/Bluegrass). The band prides itself in hand-crafted music that conveys the honesty found in the songs of the Americana spirit. From that high lonesome sound to mountain ballads to Celtic infused jams, it is sure to be a unique sound.

There will be free Thai Rock appetizers (while they last) and a cash bar. The party will continue on the Thai Rock deck with some more live music.

When: Thursday, August 25th. Boarding time 7:30PM

Location: Thai Rock dock, 375 Beach 92nd Street, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Admission: $35

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26
Aug

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Caesar

Hip to Hip Theatre Company returns for its tenth season of the outdoor series Free Shakespeare in the Park. This year come enjoy Julius Caesar and As You Like It across 8 Queens parks. There will also be a children’s 45-minute workshop an hour before each show.

In this sensational political thriller, Shakespeare explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom. Caesar is determined to crown himself as Rome’s first emperor, but a few senators, led by the idealistic, intellectual Brutus and his manipulative, rebellious friend Cassius, are prepared to sacrifice everything to liberate their country…but instead of being greeted as liberators, they are met with civil war.

The “Kids & the Classics” workshop, designed for children ages 4 to 14, allows children to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games, and close reading of text.

Other dates include: August 18 at Cunningham Park, August 25 at Crocheron Park, and August 27 at St. Albans Park.

When: Friday, August 26, 7:30PM. Kids’ workshop at 6:30PM

Location: Voelker Orth Museum Garden, 149-19 38th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354

Admission: FREE

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