Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park
More in the way of open air cinema, this time in fair Long Island City. Braving Bryant Park hordes is its own brand of fun, but beyond Manhattan, the Socrates Sculpture Park, an artist-founded public space, hosts a Museum of the Moving Image-curated show of world cinema. Beginning tonight, July 6th, and running through August, the eclectic Wednesday-night lineup includes Wim Wenders' lushly shot doc, Buena Vista Social Club, Polanski's first feature, Knife in the Water, Reginald Hudlin's "Black New Wave" House Party, and a personal fave, Satyajit Ray's Pather Patchali. Attendees can picnic on food served by neighborhood restaurants and watch a pre-show of local musicians and dancers perform, all with a view of the glimmering Manhattan skyline in the background.