movies in the park.

July 25, 2013

green grass

corn salad
blue eyes
movie screen I sometimes get a little misty-eyed for country life. All those fresh flowers and roadside stands and wide open spaces. But when it comes down to it, I love this city too much to really think about leaving.

A salad that withstands transportation, a picnic blanket for perching, and a willingness to walk a few blocks and sit among strangers is happily all we need to enjoy summer here.

The movie series at Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of my very favorite things about summer in this city and it makes heat waves and crowds and tiny apartments feel totally worth it. Two weeks ago we watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with about 1 billion other people. During the parade scene, the entire lawn stood up to dance along to Twist and Shout. If that doesn’t make you grin, I’m not sure what will.

More park love, here.

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  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} July 25, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Fantastic! I love movies at the park šŸ™‚ What a wonderful way to spend a summer evening!

  • Reply Heather July 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    That salad looks a-mazing. I need to find some good corn…

    Ah! Is there anything more summery than watching movies in the park? I don't think so. I am definitely living my New York dreams vicariously through your adventures.

  • Reply Alexa July 25, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    three summers in nyc and i still have not made it over there for a movie. what am i doing with my time?!

  • Reply Chase @ The Smell of Summer July 25, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I love when communities play movies for the general public to come and watch!

    Chase Miller
    The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Surf Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Amanda July 26, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Ah! Thank you for reminding me! We put this on our summer bucket list (literally, I wrote it all out on a chalkboard!) and this is on there. But I keep forgetting to look up what's playing. Looks so super nice!

    • Reply Erin July 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Do it! So fun.

  • Reply Neurotic Workaholic July 26, 2013 at 2:34 am

    I love that people danced along to the movie. I've watched movies at Grant Park in Chicago and I loved it; all I needed was a beach towel and some snacks. The only thing was that I always ended up sitting behind people with enormous beach chairs.

  • Reply Debs July 26, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Your husband is so handsome! Lucky you!

    Oh yeah, I love NYC!

    • Reply Erin July 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Why, thank you! I think so too.

  • Reply Amie July 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I just went to Willy Wonka last night at Brooklyn Bridge Park and read your post this morning, what a fun coincidence! Everyone cheered when Charlie found his golden ticket. The weather wasn't ideal, but it didn't start raining until the very end of the movie.

    • Reply Erin July 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      So sweet! We wimped out with the weather!

  • Reply Julia August 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    that is awesome! i love that everyone got up and danced. there are loads of movies in the park in minneapolis, but sadly we haven't made it to any this year. and i'm thinking with the impending arrival of a newborn in our life, we'll just have to take the year off…

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