Saturday, September 1, 2012

Come see classic cartoons on September 22nd!

Saturday September 22, 2012 at 6:30

Emilie McDonald/Tammy Arnstein
Producers, Flicks in the Garden

Sunnyside Gardens Park presents Flicks in the Garden: A Family Music and Film Festival on Saturday September 22, 2012. Starting at 6:30 pm, upbeat music will fill the night air as the program kicks off with tunes from a local band. Kids and parents are invited to jump and twirl, then settle down with a slice and some popcorn.

Beginning at dusk we will showcase kid-friendly vintage animation films from the collection of Queens native Tommy Jo Stathes.  Mr. Stathes runs the blog and website, which celebrates early animation. The films shown will be rarely-seen cartoons from 1930s and 1940s, including Along Came A Duck (1934), House Cleaning Blues (1937) and Date to Skate (1938).

Flicks in the Garden is a volunteer-run arts festival established in 2011 to cultivate and recognize Sunnyside film and music enthusiasts and locally-based filmmakers and musicians. Co-organizers and filmmakers Emilie McDonald and Tammy Arnstein have most recently worked together on Crossing the River (, a narrative short film currently in post production.

Flicks in the Garden is made possible by the generous support of Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer's office, the Sunnyside Shines BID, and the Sunnyside-based businesses Go Natural, 99¢ Pizza Dealz, The Dog and Duck, Tiny You, and Pink Icing.

DATE:                                     Saturday, September 22, 2012
TIME:                  Music at 6:30 pm. Films begin at dusk. There will be a 15-minute intermission.
LOCATION:                  Sunnyside Gardens Park, 39th Avenue at 49th Street, Sunnyside, Queens
RAIN DATE:                  Sunday, September 23, 2012
ENTRY FEE:                   Suggested Donation: $10/$5 for park members
SEATING:                  Bring beach towels, blankets, or low chairs.
FOOD:                  Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be sold.
DIRECTIONS:                   Sunnyside Gardens Park is on 39th Avenue at 49th Street, three blocks north of Queens Boulevard or Roosevelt Avenue. It is accessible from the No. 7 train (46th or 52nd Street stations), Q32 or Q60 bus, and the Long Island Railroad’s Woodside station.