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Official Return of Movies With A View this August in Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Presents


Movies With A View


Brooklyn’s Beloved Outdoor Film Series
Returns for a 4-Week Run this August 2021! 

Part of Hundreds of Free and Low-Cost Public Events in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Thursdays, August 5 – August 26, 2021
Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Doors at 6:00 PM, movie starts at sundown
 

BROOKLYN, NY, Thursday, July 8 — Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) is excited to announce the official return of Movies With A View to Brooklyn Bridge Park for a 4-week limited run this August 2021! After a challenging 2020, the Conservancy’s popular outdoor film series will return for its 21stseason with the theme “Grit,” featuring heartwarming, irreverent, hilarious, and uplifting underdog stories that celebrate human perseverance and resilience, and overcoming adversity. Movies with a View is a summer must that has earned a large and loyal following. Since its launch, the Conservancy has entertained, thrilled, and pulled at the heartstrings of over 650,000 moviegoers, cementing this program as one of New York City’s favorite film series. Come celebrate the return of this Brooklyn classic as we cheers to a joyful summer back together in-person.

Movies With A View is one of hundreds of Conservancy events and activities that take place in Brooklyn Bridge Park over the course of the season. To date, more than 1.8 million visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s free cultural, recreational, and educational events and activities in the Park. To access our full lineup of events, please visit: www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events.

“Movies With A View is the Conservancy’s signature summer event and we look forward to welcoming back visitors for the official return this August,” said Nancy Webster, Executive Director of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. “We can’t wait to celebrate together with an amazing lineup,“Grit,” featuring fun and heartwarming stories of perseverance and resilience — something we can all relate to after 2020. We hope to see you here for movies, waterfront dance parties, fishing clinics, or any number of the Conservancy’s free cultural, educational, and recreational events this season!” 

“Brooklyn Bridge Park has been such an important refuge for so many the past year, and we are now very excited to welcome back one of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s most loved events. Movies With A View is a fantastic outdoor activity and wonderful way for the entire family to enjoy Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer,” said Eric Landau, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park. “All the Conservancy’s summer programs are fabulous, but Movies With A View is not to be missed!”

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(All photos must be credited to the photographer. For questions or additional assets, please contact Katherine Gray at kgray@brooklynbridgepark.org)

Smorgasburg will provide food and drinks all evening along the Pier 1 promenade, featuring a selection of NYC’s favorite food vendors. Beer and wine concessions will be available for purchase for adults 21 and over.  

Doors open and music starts at 6:00PM. The film starts at sundown (generally around 8:30pm). The pre-movie lineup includes a DJ curated by Brooklyn Radio and a short film featuring local filmmakers curated by BAMcinématek. Please visit our website for the DJ and short film lineup, to be announced soon.

Free bike valet will be available thanks to Transportation Alternatives.
 


MOVIES WITH A VIEW SCHEDULE
Thursdays, August 5 – August 26
Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Doors at 6:00 PM, movie starts at sundown

      August 5: Shaun of the Dead (2004, Directed by Edgar Wright)

      August 12: Patti Cake$ (2017, Directed by Geremy Jasper)

      August 19: Akeelah and the Bee (2006, Directed by Doug Atchison)

      August 26: Karate Kid (1984, Directed by John G. Avildsen)
 


Chairs (other than wheelchairs) are not allowed on the lawn, so please bring a blanket. There is reserved seating at the top of the lawn (on the hardscape) for people who require physical accommodations. Free bike valet is available for bike commuters. 

Maintaining safety is our number one priority and we are following State, City, and CDC guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. At this time, no health screening or proof of vaccination is required to attend Movies With A View. Due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19 in New York City, the continued use of masks in crowded settings is recommended for all non-vaccinated individuals. We ask that unvaccinated individuals also maintain social distancing. 

All capacities and safety guidelines are subject to change.

For most up-to-date information, visit our event page at:https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/event-series/movies-with-a-view
 

ABOUT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK CONSERVANCY

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has worked for over 35 years to bring Brooklyn Bridge Park to life. We started out as grassroots advocates, bringing together residents, government, and local supporters to transform an abandoned waterfront into the park you see today. Now an essential supporter, the Conservancy works in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park to ensure that the Park reaches its full potential as a dynamic and vibrant public space for all of Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond. With your help, the Conservancy produces diverse and innovative programming for Park visitors and cultivates volunteer and philanthropic support of this special place on the Brooklyn waterfront. Since 2000, more than 1.8 million visitors have enjoyed the Conservancy’s free, public programs in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

ABOUT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, known as Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP), is the not-for-profit entity responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre sustainable waterfront park spanning 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. As steward of the park, BBP has transformed this previously deteriorated stretch of waterfront into a world-class park where the public can gather, play, relax and enjoy sweeping views of New York Harbor. The self-sustaining park was designed by the award-winning firm of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. and features expansive lawns, rolling hills, waterfront promenades, innovative playgrounds, a greenway, sports facilities and the popular Jane’s Carousel. BBP serves thousands of people on any given seasonal day, who come to picnic, walk their dog, play soccer, jog, bike or roller skate. Brooklyn Bridge Park is a signature public investment for the 21st Century and will be an enduring legacy for the communities, elected officials and public servants who made it happen.

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