You are reading

Outdoor Movie Season Begins at Great Lawn of Astoria Park

Astoria Park (Parks Dept.)

May 17, 2021 By Christina Santucci

The Great Lawn of Astoria Park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater for several Friday night screenings over the next few weeks.

The waterfront series is scheduled to show 1980s classic “Back to the Future” on May 21, animated flick “Toy Story 4” on May 28 and “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” – in which Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers – on June 4. Movies on the Waterfront kicked off with a screening of “A Star is Born” on May 14.

The films begin at 8:15 p.m. and run for approximately two hours.

The Central Astoria Local Development Corporation (LDC) advises movie goers to bring their own blankets and chairs to sit on to watch the films on the lawn. The screenings are being held in Astoria Park alongside the Hellgate Bridge –  at 23rd Avenue between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard.

The movie nights are organized by the Central Astoria LDC with support from former Councilmember Costa Constantinides, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Organizers also thanked the 114th Precinct for helping to make the events possible.

The Central Astoria LDC, a not-for-profit community group that organizes neighborhood cultural programs, also held its Spring Fling Saturday on 31st Avenue between 38th and Steinway Streets. The street festival featured performances by Ajna Dance Company and Academia de Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer.

email the author: news@queenspost.com

3 Comments

Click for Comments 

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

‘Ghost car’ driver arrested in East Elmhurst after traffic stop reveals weapons, threatening note: NYPD

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst discovered an arsenal of weapons in a ghost car they pulled over on Ditmars Boulevard and 86th Street in East Elmhurst early Wednesday morning.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey held a press briefing at the 110th Precinct on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what the sergeant and three officers from the 110th Precinct public safety team found when they pulled over a black Ford Explorer at around 1:30 a.m. because it had blacked-out license plates.

Henry ‘Hank’ Krumholz, stalwart pioneer of Queens LGBTQ Pride, dies at 73

Henry “Hank” Krumholz, a pioneering gay rights activist in Queens, passed away on Sunday in his Flushing apartment at the age of 73.

Krumholz played a crucial role in the establishment and success of the Queens LGBTQ Pride Parade, which is held annually in Jackson Heights. He joined the parade’s sponsoring organization right after its inaugural event in 1993 and continued his involvement for decades. His passing came just a week after this year’s parade on June 2, marking its 31st anniversary.