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FREE Wizard of Oz Screening and Concert in Central Park

Take a minute to sing “One of these thing is not like the others” (or watch Cookie Monster sing it) while you try to figure out which of these things that just doesn’t belong: John Cleese, The Grapes of Wrath, Hewlett Packard, The Wizard of Oz, the La Guardia Airport and Tina Turner…In case you weren’t tipped off by the picture of Dorothy and Scarecrow, the answer is The Wizard of Oz. The reason: none of the others are being shown in Central Park for FREE tomorrow night to celebrate their 70th anniversaries. Before the screening, ?uestlove from the Roots, Jennifer Hudson and Juliane Hough are performing songs from the Wizard of Oz. If you’re more of the watching the Wizard of Oz with Dark Side of the Moon playing, you can celebrate by watching the movie for FREE on Netflix on October 3. But the flying monkeys and ruby slippers won’t be nearly as large on your computer as they will be at the park.

Wizard of Oz screening with performances by Jennifer Hudson, ?uestlove, and Juliane Hough
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Central Park
(enter park at Fifth Ave and 69th St)
Tuesday, September 29, 7:30pm

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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.