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Summer in New York means not wearing pants and avoiding buildings before winter sets in and it’s too bitterly cold to be outside. And as the summer winds down, New York is coming to the of the free outdoor movie season. Tonight, several burroughs are playing flicks to satisfy everyone’s cinematic taste.

Want to watch a modern love story involving mind control? Go see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at McCarren Park. Jim Carey and Kate Winslet try to erase their failed relationship from their minds, but realize they still love each other.
McCarren Park, Williamsburg
Corner of Bedford and N12
7:30pm
FREE

If you like movies that were made before you were born, go see the Sweet Smell of Success at Riverside Park South. Burt Lancaster is an evil newspaper columnist who is so enraged that his sister is marrying a jazz musician, that he hires Tony Curtis’ character to break up the relationship.
Riverside Park South, Pier 1, Manhattan
Riverside Drive between 65th and 72nd
8:30pm
FREE

And if you want to have sculptures to stare at while reading subtitles, see Tulpan at the Socrates Sculpture Garden. This film from Kazakhstan is about a young man trying to achieve his dreams of having his own sheep herd and marrying the only single lady who lives near him.

Socrates Sculpture Garden, Long Island City
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
Pre-screen performances at 7pm
Movie starts at sunset
FREE

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.