The Storm King Art Center has always been a great place to stroll the grounds admiring great sculpture, enjoy a fine summer day, let your kids run around and burn off some energy, eat a picnic lunch. But nobody really thinks of it as a place to go to the movies, do they?
Well, that has just changed: In celebration of the astronomical wonder due to happen this Sunday [see Bob Berman’s column in this edition of Almanac Weekly for details], dubbed the MegaMoon by the media, Storm King’s programming people have organized a “film ramble” on the New Windsor sculpture park’s grounds, set to take place on Saturday evening, August 9 beginning at 8 p.m.
These first-ever “Supermoon Screenings,” co-presented with Rooftop Films, will feature screenings of art films ranging in length from three to 14 minutes throughout the grounds. Filmmakers represented include Allison Schulnik, Gomez Salamanca, Wendy Morris, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, Donato Sansone and Lois Patino. Guitarist Alexander Turnquist will provide live instrumental music interludes prior to and during the screenings. And yes, you can arrive early and make a picnic of it: The Curbside Cuisine Food Truck will be on hand to supply tacos, and cold Brooklyn Brewery beer will be on tap.
Admission to the Supermoon Screenings at Storm King is included in your regular admission, which costs $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students and kids aged 5 to 18; kids aged 4 and under and Art Center members get in free. The rain date for the event is Sunday, August 10 at 8 p.m. The Storm King Art Center is located at 1 Museum Road in New Windsor. For more information or to order tickets, call (845) 534-3115 or visit www.stormking.org/rooftop.