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With today’s aftershocks that were felt in the WBAI studios, (our building swayed as we were beginning our 2pm broadcast) our wonderfully planned program was put on hold for “safety first” precautions and evacuated the building. The Artsy Fartsy Show team emerged from our dark studios onto the street and felt the sun, the cool breeze, and the the urge to play Summer hooky.

Summer may be nearly over and I don’t know about you, but all the early August back-to-school-buy-and-save-us-from-double-dip-recessionnews specials are making me feel like its already after Labor Day.

Go out…! Grab your friends and lovers with a picnic basket of wine and cheese. Tug your comfy blanket under your arms and check out the free flicks that are still happening in NYC parks.


Habana Outpost – August 28th – Purple Rain

Coney Island Beach -Monday, August 29 @ 8pm- How She Move

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Thursday, August 25 Rosemary’s Baby & Short: Wisdom Teeth by Don Hertzfeldt & DJ: Ming (of Ming & FS)

Red Hook- August 30: PUMP UP THE VOLUME (our Executive Producer’s personal favorite) @ 8pm


Backyard Band/with (www.backyardbandwith.com) is a simple recipe: silent films, live music and homemade pies (yes, you can have all three at the same time)! Enjoy a themed evening of unique silent films and imagery set to original, live scores by local musicians. The pie portion of the evening depends on you: it’s a potluck! Share your favorite recipes and discover new taste sensations. Film + music + pie = a truly social media


Solar Power Film Series, Thursday, August 25 – A special evening with environmental activist Matthew Modine, featuring selected shorts; Friday, August 26 – Dirty Business; Saturday, August 27 — Home

Tompkins Square Park- Thursday, August 25 @ 8pm The Godfather

Central Park Rumsfeld Field- Wednesday, Aug 24: Bird – Thursday, Aug 25: Dreamgirls –  Friday, Aug 26: Shine a Light –  Saturday, Aug 27: Viewer’s Choice!  A Star is Born



Habana Outpost- September 4th Teen Wolf– September 11th  Blues Brothers– September 18th  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly– September 25th The Harder They Come

Coney Island Beach–  Saturday, September 10 @ 8pm Top Gun – Saturday, September 17 @ 8pm – Moonstruck

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Thursday, September 1: Public Vote – Choose your own favorite New York story!Public voting will begin on August 26. Return to the website at that time to cast your vote.

Red Hook- Sept 6 Highlander –  Sept 13 Pee Wee’s Big Adventure


Tompkins Square Park – Thursday, September 1 @ 8pm Take Land– Thursday, August 8 @ 8pm Rosemary’s Baby

Stuyversant Town Oval*- September 7: Cabaret –  September 14: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery – September 21: The Devil Wears Prada

Minor NYC Islands

Roosevelt Island- Sept 3: The Incredibles @ 8pm



Habana Outpost- October 2nd  5 Easy Pieces– October 9th Edward Scissor Hands-  October 16th Gremlins- October 23rd  The Empire Strikes Back- October 31st Rocky Horror Picture Show

Locations and Info


Brooklyn Bridge Pier 1- 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Music at 6:00pm, movies at sunset LOCATION: Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn

Habana Outpost (Fort Greene), 757 Fulton Street at South Portland Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tele: 718-858-9500

Coney Island Beach – Directions by Train

Red Hook Films- are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront at 8:30 visit redhookfilms.org


SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11106, Tel: 718-956-1819


Tompkins Square Park, 7-10th Streets between Avenues A & B, Lower East Side

Central Park Rumsey Playfield  http://www.centralpark.com/guide/activities/movies.html

Stuyvesant Town Oval- * 😛 only for guest and their friends. Have a Stuyvesant Town friend who has been kicked out by the big developer? See a flick

Solar Powered Films Series (Stuyvesant Cove Park), 23rd Street & the FDR http://www.greenedgenyc.org/events/solar-powered-film-series