“Family Movie Night Series” Returns to Eisenhower Park

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Eisenhower Park
Image: Neil R via Flickr

New Yorkers are great at combining the reprieve of fantastic outdoor green spaces with entertainment in the summertime. New York City’s vast distribution of beautiful parks double as entertainment venues during many summer nights, with concerts, plays, and even films being screened in neighborhoods all over the city.

Recently, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the “Family Movie Night Series” would return to Eisenhower Park this season, providing fun for all ages. Between July 11th and August 22nd, films will air every Thursday evening at the park beginning at dusk on a giant screen at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Through sponsorship from local Carl Mattone Real Estate group, these family movie nights will be free of charge. All you need to bring are your own lawn chairs or blankets, the event information suggests!

Many folks don’t know that Eisenhower Park, located in East Meadow, NY boasts 930 acres of open space and recreation for visitors, making it one of the largest green spaces in the New York metropolitan area, and even bigger than Central Park. It is a favorite place for many families during the summertime, and the annual “Family Movie Night Series” definitely adds to the park’s appeal.

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Image: Salvador Ausina via Flickr

Hotel Transylvania already aired on July 11th, but there are still many chances to catch a fun-filled night watching family movies at Eisenhower Park. This summer season, the schedule is as follows:

July 18th: ParaNorman – PG (92 min.) – sunset 8:23 p.m.
July 25th: Madagascar 3 – PG (93 min.) – sunset 8:17 p.m.
August 1st: Ice Age: Continental Drift – PG (93 min.) – sunset 8:10 p.m.
August 8th: Rise of the Guardians – PG (97 min.) – sunset 8:02 p.m.
August 15th: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – PG (94 min.) – sunset 7:53 p.m.
August 22nd: Parental Guidance – PG (105 min.) – sunset 7:43 p.m.

Have fun this summer at Eisenhower Park’s “Family Movie Night Series!”


About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.
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