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Suffolk parks to host family-friendly movie nights

Suffolk County is launching the Parks After Dark Series, an open-air movie experience under the stars and on the lawn at county parks. 

The free series, which kicks off Friday, July 21, will host family-friendly movies that will premiere at various county parks on Friday and Saturday nights. It is sponsored by the county and the Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers.

 “What better way to spend time with family and friends than enjoying a movie under the stars at one of our county parks,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said in a written statement. “The county’s Parks After Dark Series kicks off next month and will showcase iconic films that residents of all ages will enjoy.”

The series schedule includes “Encanto” at Gardiner County Park in Bay Shore on July 21; “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” at Coindre Hall in Huntington on August 4; and “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” at Indian Island County Park in Riverhead on August 18.

“The Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers is happy to partner with County Executive Steve Bellone in sponsoring these exciting ‘Movies After Dark’ in three of Suffolk County’s beautiful and illustrious parks,” Robert Fonti, co-chair of the Suffolk County Alliance of Chambers, said in the statement.  “These blockbuster movies will provide fun and an evening under the stars for all families in Suffolk. Looking forward to seeing you at the movies.” 

Residents are encouraged to register for free tickets through Eventbrite. The movies begin at sunset and it is recommended that people bring their own food and beverages as well as blankets, and chairs.

Admission is free and seating is available on a first-come basis. Click here for more information and to secure tickets.

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