Rockawat Film Fest in collabration with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy for summer series of free sunset films at O’Donohue Park
O’Donohue Park, located between Beach 9th and Beach 17th Streets along the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
LIVE PUPPET SHOW: THE OSPREY OF HOPE
Join Gateway National Recreation Area Park Rangers for a story about New York City, the animals who live here, and the power of cooperation. Learn about the effects of deforestation and development on NYC wildlife, and how protected lands and conservation efforts have become the last hope for native species.
BABE: PIG IN THE CITY by George Miller. 1997. 97 min.
Our favorite optimistic pig gets lost in the big city in another imaginative display of set design and special effects. Babe’s adventure through this new metropolis landscape reaffirms his values of friendship and togetherness to save the day once again.
COUNTRYMAN by Dickie Jobson. 1982. 102 min.
NYC’s beloved West Indian Parade was one of the many celebrations that was cancelled due to the pandemic last year, so we’re giving the holiday special attention this Labor Day weekend. Countryman is an ambient journey into the realms of roots-reggae and mysticism. When two tourists crash their plane on the beach, they are rescued by real-life Rasta Countrymen, and overcome corrupt police plots with the help of rhythms from Marley, Toots, Scratch Perry, Aswad and more.
Join us before the screening for live DJ sets from local selectors, Jonny Go Figure and Selektah Twice.
MAN ON WIRE by James Marsh. 2008. 94 min.
In an enthralling and symbolic display of spellbinding courage, Philippe Petit famously and illegally tightrope walks across the 1974 yet-to-be-opened World Trade Center. With themes of perseverance and personal achievement, Man On Wire is also a subtle but beautiful portrait of the Twin Towers: pillars of the NYC skyline.