Friday, June 13, 2008

free & dirt cheap part 5

I took my own advice and tried out the virtual Shakespeare in the Park line and on only my second stab scored free seats (went last night and had a lovely time and recommend it highly to everyone but Big City Mom, who was told it was totally free and easy and replied, "Yeah, but it's still Shakespeare in the Park, right?") Perhaps the B.C.M. has more of an interest in film--the free summer movie season is upon us, with flicks at Bryant Park, Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Socrates Sculpture Park, Prospect Park, Habana Eatery, the Hudson piers, and Solar One. There's also a series at McCarrren Pool showing velvet-themed classics like Velvet Goldmine and Blue Velvet, although this is the last summer there, as the pool site is being converted into an actual pool for underserved local kids, thereby depriving hipsters of a campy place to hang out. Thanks a lot, parks department. Jerks.

Finally, a reminder that Rooftop Films has started its season, and although that one isn't free ($9 usually), the programming is great, and as I was reminded last night, there's nothing better than a summer evening out in New York.

5 comments:

New York City Mom said...

thanks for the shakespeare in the park info, i didnt mean to be an ingrate. but yeah, the bard isn't really the B.C.M.'s thing. thanks also for the film info. just wanted to pass along that westchester has outdor films too, the only difference is outside of NYC they're called movies: http://www.westchestergov.com/parks/ScreeningsUndertheStars.htm

l.e.s.ter said...

I guess the reason they're called "movies" and not "films" is because it's Bee Movie and Shrek III?

New York City Mom said...

i am torn between writing "touche" and "touchy"

Skramly said...

Bee Movie is an excellent film.

Anonymous said...

"Velvet Goldmine" sucks. Who cares if it's free? They would have to pay me big bucks to watch that dreadful film again.