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11Aug/18

FREE SUMMER EVENTS: AUGUST 12-19

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to Queens for its twenty-eighth season

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns to Queens for its twenty-eighth season

The free summer arts & culture season is under way, with dance, theater, music, art, film, and other special outdoor programs all across the city. Every week we will be recommending a handful of events. Keep watching twi-ny for more detailed highlights as well.

Sunday, August 12
Twenty-Eighth Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, August 13
Movie Nights: Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991), Bryant Park, sundown

Tuesday, August 14
Red Hook Flicks on the Pier: Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991), Valentino Pier, sundown

Wednesday, August 15
SummerScreen: Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988), McCarren Park, sundown

Dr. Strangelove is a grim, if hysterically funny, reminder of the threat of nuclear war

Dr. Strangelove is a grim, if hysterically funny, reminder of the threat of nuclear war

Thursday, August 16
Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964), Central Park, landscape between Sheep Meadow & 72nd St. Cross Drive, dusk

Friday, August 17
Hudson RiverFlicks — Family Fridays: The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen, 1984), Pier 46, Hudson River Park, Greenwich Village, 8:30

Saturday, August 18
Rite of Summer: Collaborative Arts Ensemble, Colonels Row, Governors Island, 1:00 & 3:00

Sunday, August 19
SummerStage: Mura Masa and Jessy Lanza, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, 7:00

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