NIGHT: Bites, Camera, Action: Invincible
Times Union Center — Monday, July 9
ALBANY — This free outdoor summer movie series will transform a section of South Pearl Street into an open-air movie theater for six Monday evenings this summer! So. Pearl Street will close to traffic and films will be screened on the Times Union Center’s enormous new LED screens each week. This coming Monday will be a screening of Invincible, a 2006 American sports drama directed by Ericson Core and based on the true story of Vince Papale, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1976-1978.
Members of the Albany Empire arena football team will also be on hand to meet the public.
South Pearl Street will close to vehicular traffic from Beaver Street to Hudson Avenue at 6:30 p.m.. Music and games for all ages begin at 6:30 p.m. A new short film from award-winning non-profit digital media program Youth FX will play each week at 7 p.m., showcasing the work of talented young Capital Region filmmakers.
“Bites” will be available from local restaurants neighboring the Times Union Center. In addition, TU Center vendor Aramark will provide popcorn and soft drinks for purchase. Music and free games for all ages, including cornhole, giant Connect Four, chess, and dominoes, will add to the fun prior to the screening.
Upcoming screenings: July 16: The Goonies; July 23: Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle; July 30: Hidden Figures; Aug. 6: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; and Aug. 13: Guardians of the Galaxy.
Don’t forget to bring your chairs for this family-friendly outdoor event!
Free parking after 5 p.m. on the street and in the Times Union Center and Green-Hudson Garages.
The Times Union Center is located at 51 So. Pearl St. in Albany.
DAY: New York State’s Fourth of July Celebration
Empire State Plaza — Today, Wednesday, July 4
ALBANY — The Capital City’s largest annual fireworks display kicks off with live music at the Empire State Plaza on Wednesday, July 4, at 3 p.m.
Children’s activities, including the Price Chopper hopper, dozens of vendors and live music performances by local favorite Moriah Formica and multi-platinum pop stars Smashmouth.
This free event is presented by Price Chopper and Market 32. For more information, call (518) 474-4759 or visit www.ogs.ny.gov/ESP/summer/july4.asp.
Empire State Plaza is located in downtown Albany.