August 5, 2021
Celebrate New York City’s Homecoming Week with Outdoor Cinema Events August 14-22
(NEW YORK) Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the City of New York has partnered with Rooftop Films, a New York non-profit cultural institution and home for independent films for over twenty-five years, to present six free outdoor film and TV screenings during NYC Homecoming Week taking place August 14-22. The screenings will be located across all five boroughs of New York City to celebrate New York City’s comeback, and will showcase exciting new films and series that capture the vitality and courageous resilience of New Yorkers.
Dan Nuxoll, President of Rooftop Films, joined the Mayor for today’s announcement to reveal the programming lineup. Screenings will include:
- Monday, August 16th at Walter Gladwin Park, Bronx: NEON presents Jamila Wignot’s documentary Ailey, on the visionary New York dancer, director, choreographer, and activist Alvin Ailey;
- Tuesday, August 17th at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island: A special Staten Island screening of the season two finale and an exclusive sneak peek at the season three premiere of FX’s critically acclaimed Emmy®-nominated comedy series What We Do in the Shadows;
- Wednesday, August 18th: NYC Homecoming Week Film at Rockefeller Park, to be announced
- Wednesday, August 18th at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem, Manhattan: The NYC premiere of…