Village of Ossining Celebrates its Bicentennial with Summer Movies Under the Stars

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The Village of Ossining’s Bicentennial Celebration continues with a series of free themed summer movies and concerts for all ages. The weekly “Movies Under the Stars” series, sponsored by the Ossining Bicentennial Committee, the Recreation Department, and the Policemen's Benevolent Association, kicks-off on Friday, July 5 at 9:00 p.m. with a showing of “20,000 Years at Sing Sing” under the Guard Tower at Louis Engel Waterfront Park.

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Ossining has served as a filming location for dozens of movies over the years. Cinema is part of our Village’s past and continues to be part of its future.

The Village of Ossining’s Bicentennial Celebration continues with a series of free themed summer movies and concerts for all ages. The weekly “Movies Under the Stars” series, sponsored by the Ossining Bicentennial Committee, the Recreation Department, and the Policemen's Benevolent Association, kicks-off on Friday, July 5 at 9:00 p.m. with a showing of “20,000 Years at Sing Sing” under the Guard Tower at Louis Engel Waterfront Park.

Each Friday a movie will be shown in a unique “themed” Ossining location. Pre-movie concerts, featuring a variety of local performers, begin at 7:30 p.m. The six-week film series runs through August 16 with titles that range from family-friendly comedies and iconic favorites to classic black and white dramas. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring blankets or foldable chairs for seating. Picnics are welcome and food will also be available for purchase; alcohol not permitted.

Friday, July 5
20,000 Years at Sing Sing – Enjoy this 1932 classic on Ossining’s beautiful waterfront adjacent to where it was originally filmed, Sing Sing Prison. Starring Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, and Arthur Byron. Shown under the Guard Tower at Louis Engel Waterfront Park. Pre-movie concert features Grenadian-American urban folk-jazz artist KJ Denhert.

Friday, July 12
The Bad News Bears – A down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer attempts to turn his team of little league misfits into champs in this classic underdog comedy. Starring Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, and Vic Morrow. Shown on the Baseball Field at Nelson Park. Pre-movie concert features rock singer and songwriter Peter Herger.

Friday, July 19
Miracle – Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. Starring Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, and Noah Emmerich. Shown at the Roller Rink at Veteran’s Park. Pre-movie concert features local band the Riskos.

Friday, July 26
American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky – A special “American Girl” exclusive showing of the new movie at Harbor Square. Meet nine-year-old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice. Goodies bags included for young movie goers. Starring Jane Seymour and Sidney Fullmer. Pre-movie concert features 50s and 60s rock favorites by Bruce Zarzeski.

Friday, August 9
Jaws – Enjoy this 1975 cult classic on the beach at Louis Engel Waterfront Park. When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss. Pre-movie concert features classic-rock trio Powderfinger.

Friday, August 16
Angels with Dirty Faces – Enjoy this 1938 American gangster classic on Ossining’s beautiful waterfront adjacent to where it was originally filmed, Sing Sing Prison. Starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and Humphrey Bogart. Shown under the Guard Tower at Louis Engel Waterfront Park. Pre-movie concert TBD.

“Ossining has served as a filming location for dozens of movies over the years,” said George R. Camp, Bicentennial Committee Chairman. “Cinema is part of our Village’s past and continues to be part of its future. Movies Under the Stars is a wonderful opportunity to bring our community together as we celebrate Ossining’s bicentennial milestone.”

In addition to “Movies Under the Stars,” the Village of Ossining’s annual Independence Day Celebration will take place on July 3 at Louis Engel Waterfront Park with a concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring “Westchester’s Friendliest Band” Teri Lamar and New Company. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Guests are invited to bring their own seating and picnic. Food vendors will also be on site.

The Village of Ossining’s Bicentennial Celebration is made possible with major support from Ginsburg Development Companies in collaboration with the Ossining Arts Council, Ossining Historical Society and the County of Westchester. Significant additional funding has been provided by General Electric Company, Emigrant Bank, Avalon Bay, Cedar Manor, Inc., Dorsey Funeral Home, Open Door Family Medical Center, Inc., Hudson Valley Bank, The Bethel Methodist Home, Solomon Organization, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., Mahopac National Bank and Club Fit.

For more information on Movies Under the Stars, contact Ossining Recreation and Parks at 914-941-3189. To learn more about other upcoming bicentennial events, please visit http://www.celebrateossining.com, http://www.villageofossining.org, or contact the Village Manager’s Office at 914-941-3554.

About the Village of Ossining
On April 2, 1813, the Village of Ossining became the first incorporated village in Westchester County to be state-chartered. Today, Ossining is a culturally diverse, affordable place to live, rich in both history and natural beauty. Approximately 24,000 people reside in the three square miles of this historic Village on the Hudson River, which boasts extensive shopping, recreational programs, educational enrichment opportunities, and community services. Ossining’s role in New York’s heritage has been recognized by its inclusion, as one of only 14 areas, in an Urban Cultural Park System designed to attract visitors to the State. With its Bicentennial anniversary in 2013, the Village of Ossining has launched “Ossining in 3D,” a yearlong celebration of events designed to honor the Village’s past while embracing its future. Visit http://www.villageofossining.org for more information.

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