Watch some unique science fiction films in New York City this weekend during the fourth annual Science Fiction Film Festival. There will be Q&A sessions with the filmmakers after some of the screenings as well. For more information and for tickets visit the website. Have fun!
If you’re a Star Wars fan you’re not going to want to miss the the costume exhibit at Discovery Times Square. It features 70 hand crafted costumes from the first six movies. Tickets should be purchased in advance. It’s a bit pricey, but true fans will find it worthwhile! Have fun!
Starting tomorrow and running through March 13 you can enjoy various contemporary French films throughout the city at the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema event. Tickets are on sale now and are about $16 for general admission. Afterwards, why not check out one of the city’s best French restaurants? Enjoy!
The annual Jewish Film Festival will be back starting January 13 and continuing through January 26. The films focus on the Jewish experience both here and abroad. Some of the films in years past have gone on to national theaters and even to Academy Award nominations. Tickets are $14 per person per film and the schedule is available online. Enjoy!
In our opinion, summer just went by way too fast. But it’s not quite over. Next week in Central Park watch some movies outdoors between the 72nd Street Cross Drive and Sheep Meadow. The movies start at 8pm and the area will open at 6:30pm, with a DJ until the movie starts. Movies will be held next Tuesday-Saturday. Visit the website for a list of the movies playing.
Harlem Week began in 1974 as just a one day festival celebrating Harlem’s rich culture and heritage. It’s now evolved into a month-long celebration of Harlem with many events throughout the month, especially on the weekends. Some things not to miss are a college fair, children’s festival, dancing in the street party, fashion show, film festival, concerts, and the Percy Sutton 5k run/walk. The celebration begins on July 26 and continues until August 22 and most of the events are free. Have fun!
We’ve already mentioned the free movies in Bryant Park during the summer, but there’s plenty of other free movies in parks throughout the city. Check out the schedule to see what movies are playing when you’re in town! Also, don’t forget about movies on the Intrepid. They are very popular so arrive early!
Celebrate France’s national holiday right here in New York this Sunday at the annual street fair on 60th Street between 5th and Lexington Avenues. Enjoy performances, free film screenings, can-can dancers, French language workshops, arts & crafts, wine and champagne tastings, and so much more. The majority of the events are free, but tastings are obviously extra. For more information visit the official website.