Charles Bradley, backed by The Menahan Street Band, performs "Why Is It So Hard" live from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin, TX, during KEXP's broadcast at SXSW. Recorded 3/17/2011.
Updated 5/31: Is Facebook your jam? If so, like our Facebook Page and stay up-to-date with showtimes in your news feed.
I'm proud to announce my latest side project, @NYCSummerFilms.
@NYCSummerFilms tweets daily free summer movie showings in NYC. The dataset includes 20+ film series, 30+ venues, 200+ movies, and 230+ showtimes. This effort extends my earlier work on building a unified free movie calendar.
The data is available in the following calendar formats:
So far, @NYCSummerFilms includes:
- Close Encounters of the Spielberg Kind, Museum of Jewish Heritage
- Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks Big Hit on Pier 63
- Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show, Riverside Park
- SummerScreen in McCarren Park
- Syfy Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park
- Hudson River Park's RiverFlicks Family on Pier 46
- Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell
- Sony Wonder Technology Lab Feature Screenings
- Movie Night at Habana Outpost
- Intrepid Summer Movie Series on Intrepid flight deck
- Movies at Crocheron Park
- HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
- Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
- Summer Movie Nights at mad46, Roosevelt Hotel
- Films on the Green
- Front/Row Cinema at South Street Seaport Pier
- Rooftop Films Summer Series
- International Film Festival Celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Queens at Socrates Sculpture Park
- Red Hook Flicks Presents Summer Movies on The Pier
- Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset
- Free Summer Movies on Fordham Road
- Free for All by Tribeca Film Festival
- Rooftop Films at Bronx Terminal Market
- Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
- Nitehawk Outdoors at 50 Kent Ave
- A Richard Pryor Triple Play at BAM
If you know of other film festivals or have any other tips, let me know!
Enjoy the show(s).
You like movies in the summer? Me too. Follow me to get daily reminders of free movies playing this summer in NYC. pic.twitter.com/PdaM13seoI— NYC Summer Films (@NYCSummerFilms) May 17, 2014
Updated 5/17/2014: Added Films on the Green and Front/Row Cinema at South Street Seaport Pier. I've also created a dedicated Twitter account, @NYCSummerFilms to tweet same day reminders.
Further updates will be captured on this page.
One of the best things about New York City — and one that I never take full advantage of — is the wide array of free outdoor movies during the summer.
Based on Kottke's suggestion, I aggregated over a dozen venues and
nearly more than a hundred movies into a single calendar. Each calendar entry features a brief synopsis, a link to the trailer and details about the venue or series.
The calendar is available in the following formats:
Enjoy the show(s).
I purchased hirefrank.com nearly 13 years ago. I was a junior in college, and focused on getting a job and graduating, in that order.
It would be 8 months later before I would launch my first site. Then months before graduation, it transitioned to a portfolio site bolstering my much sought after experience (emphasis mine).
The portfolio site ended up getting me a job at The Washington Post — mostly because the hiring manager found the domain intriguing and felt the site was worth a cursory look.
Since then, I’ve worked at Google and Etsy building web products delighting and infuriating at times passionate users. But, I never found the time to maintain my personal website beyond a simple "Welcome!" page or until more recently a redirect to my about.me profile page.
For the last decade, each year I would renew my domain and daydream about content. Sometimes it would be in blog form, other times music or pictures. I researched technologies and even switch web hosts seasonally thinking that was the missing piece, but knowing full well it wasn't.
I never planned on keeping the domain for as long as I have but at this point it seems like a shame to give it up.
Late last year, I left Etsy to do a startup with some good friends. I now have less time than I've ever had before, but in a weird way it seems like the perfect time to collect my thoughts regularly, so I don't go insane.
Here goes nothing.