"Girl Rising" Limited Engagement April 20-25

"Girl Rising" Limited Engagement April 20-25

Last month I took my two eldest children to see “Girl Rising”; it spawned a lot of questions and comments which was exactly what I had hoped. “Girl Rising” journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world.

“Girl Rising” just started a one-week run at Regal Union Square Stadium 14, at 850 Broadway and is only playing until April 25th. Here is a link to the trailer: http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/

It’s a great film – not too heavy – that clearly communicates what we already know – that when you educate a girl, you educate a nation. Educating a girl developing country has a multiplier effect…
– she‘ll marry later and have fewer, healthier children
– for every extra year of schooling, her income will increase by 10 – 25 percent
– and she’ll reinvest 90 percent of the money she earns back into her family.
No matter who you are and what you believe in, thats a great ROI.

Find out more at: www.girlrising.com.

Alamo Drafthouse Moves into UWS

Alamo Drafthouse Moves into UWS

Alamo Drafthouse is moving into the Upper West Side, and that’s a good thing for the Metro Theater, their new home.

Alamo Drafthouse is an ever growing entertainment lifestyle brand that is dedicated to keeping the movie-watching experience safe for movie fans, serving quality food and drinks, and upholding high presentation standards. Sounds promising for Upper West Siders.

Alamo Drafthouse touts itself the theater for movie fans by movie fans amd functions on a few principles will undoubtably resonate with this community:
– No unaccompanied kids at movies and only allow babies at select “baby day” screenings.
– A zero-tolerance policy towards talking and texting during the movie. If you talk or text, you will receive one warning. If it happens again, you will be kicked out without a refund. Yikes!
– They strive to be leaders in presentation quality.
– They support local breweries. This sounds fun…!
– They strive to serve quality, fresh-prepared food. Even more fun..!

They also strive to be good neighbors. Their goals for their biz on the UWS??
– Share the movies we love with as many people as possible.
– Be a community cultural center.
– Build an audience for classic, golden era cinema.
– Build an audience for foreign language films.
– Build a youth and collegiate cinephile audience.
All noble and good goals to aim for.

The Metro, an Art Deco landmark, has had numerous incarnations over the years and most recently developers announced plans for a shopping complex that never materialized. The facade is landmarked but the interior is not, which give the new tenant the opportunity to make the theaters and commons areas as fabulous as they like without having to jump through hoops with the city.

Hoping for good things from Alamo Drafthouse.

Somewhere Between – Film

Since the institution of China’s “one child” policy in 1979, some 80,000 Chinese girls have been adopted by American families. Prompted by her own adoption of a daughter, filmmaker Linda Goldstein Knowlton probes these adoptees’ experiences through a portrait of four remarkable Chinese-American teenagers on a journey to discover their pasts, returning to China to find their birth parents.

On Monday August 27 Spence-Chapin Services and FCC will host a special screening of ‘Somewhere Between’ at: IFC Center
323 Ave. of Americas at W. 3rd St.
New York, 10014

Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton and Rita Taddonio, LCSW, director of the Spence-Chapin Adoption Resource Center (ARC), will lead an engaging Q&A about the film and the issues it unveils— race, gender and stereotypes.


For More Information and to part of this night, please contact: events@spence-chapin.org or
call 212-360-0275 or
order tickets online: http://bit.ly/NFQknw

Free Movies in the Parks

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and come watch films with your fellow
New Yorkers! From horror to noir, French cinema to musicals, NYC Parks & Rec is
providing all the drama you could want.

Every summer the NYC Parks Department – across all 5 boroughs – offers up a variety of films to suit all taste for FREE.

Free and Cheap in NYC Tuesday July 24

TUESDAY IN THE PARK WITH STEVE. The Public Theatre kicks off previews for “Into the Woods,” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s 1997 Tony-winning musical about fairy tales, at the Delacorte in Central Park. It stars Donna Murphy, Amy Adams, Denis O’Hare, Ivan Hernandez and Chip Zien. It will open Aug. 9 and play through Aug. 25. 8 p.m. Free. Tickets will be distributed at the show or you can try the Public’s virtual ticket lottery at shakespeareinthepark.org. Enter the Delacorte at 81st and Central Park West or 79th St. and Fifth Ave. (212) 539-8750.

HELLO, WALL-E! Celebrate “Summer Movie Night” in Brooklyn with Disney/Pixar’s 2008 Oscar-winning film about a robot living in a world destroyed by pollution and overconsumption. 8 p.m. Free. Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 327-329 Greene Ave., between Classon and Franklin Aves.

THE REEL WORLD. Hudson River Park’s weekly fishing workshop shows everyone, ages 5 and up, how to make the catch of the day. No equipment required. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Pier 25. Info: hudsonriverpark.org.

SAMBA TIME AND THE LIVIN’ IS EASY. Luisa Maita, winner of Best New Artist at the Brazilian Music Awards, will headline at the City Winery. Born in San Paolo, she sings samba, bossa nova, jazz, pop an funk, and her concert’s hosted by Brasil SummerFest and the 4th annual Hudson square Music and Wine Festival. 5:30 p.m. Free. 155 Varick St. (212) 608-0555.

MISTER SANDMAN. Bring your whole family and your buckets to “Castles Made of Sand,” a castle-building competition at Franklin D. Roosevelt Beach. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Midland Beach Parking Lot, Father Capodanno Blvd. and Hunter Ave., Staten Island. (718) 816-5558.

MAKE THEIR OWN KIND OF MUSIC. Students from the NYC Summer Arts Institute will kick off the first of three showcases of their music at the Sony Plaza Public Arcade. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Madison Ave., between 55th and 56th Sts. Info: sonywondertechlab.com.

ANDES ARE DANDY. If the sweet sounds of the pan flute are music to your ears, check out Tahuantinsuyo. This award-winning folk group from Peru will play traditional Andean melodies at Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City. 7 p.m. Free. 49th Ave. and Center Blvd., Queens. Info: liveatthegantries.com.

FOOD, GLORIOUS, FOOD! The Bronx Terminal Market’s Rooftop Films series is serving up “Ratatouille,” the 2007 Oscar-winning animated movie. Baron Ambrosia, who stars in his “Culinary Adventures” on the Cooking Channel and owns the Marisco Centro Seafood Restaurant & Bar, also will host tastings and screen his “Bronx Flavor” show . 7:30 p.m. Free. 610 Exterior St., Bronx. (718) 513-7725.

A LITTLE KNIGHTS MUSIC. The Knights, an acclaimed classical music group, headlines at the Naumburg Historic Bandshell. Hosted by Midge Woolsey of WQXR, the concert will include Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City,” Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 6” and a “World Premiere” by Matt Herskowitz. 7:30 p.m. Free. Mid-park from 66th to 72nd Sts. Info: naumburgconcerts.org.

Source:NY Daily News