New York

An NYC Museum Is Screening Over 100 Horror Films This Summer

The MoMA is celebrating the genre with a new exhibit.

Photo courtesy of Prospector Films
Photo courtesy of Prospector Films
Photo courtesy of Prospector Films

The MoMA is ready to scare you all summer long.

As part of its “Horror: Messaging the Monstrous”¬†exhibition, the museum is screening a selection of 110 all time-favorite and culturally relevant horror films from June 23 through September 5.

Including world-known hits like 1960’s Psycho and modern favourites like The Cabin in the Woods (2011), the programming will showcase a selection of short films together with the 110 features, and it will explore the horror genre and its impact throughout the years. The exhibit focuses on the ability of horror movies to portray the hidden fears and conflicts of society, whether they be social, political, or cultural.

“‘Messaging the Monstrous’ proposes that horror, among the oldest forms of popular entertainment, has evolved to become the signature motion picture genre of the early 21st century,” Ron Magliozzi, Curator, Department of Film, said in a statement. “A fertile network of cross-pollinating sub-genres have coalesced to provide a diverse community of filmmakers and audiences with a compelling, at its best intellectually stimulating, mind-expanding fictional medium for dealing with real world issues of personal and global concern.”

The screenings will take place in the Museum’s Titus Theaters in the Black Family Film Center, and each week will follow a theme revolving around the movies and films’ origin. Slasher, Horror of Place, the Undead, Folk Tales, Women Make Horror, and Messaging Gender are only some of the weekly themes, and together they will present to the public a selection of films from 19 different countries spanning across the last 60 years.

Highlights include The Thing (1982), as well as Get Out (2017), Burnt Offerings (1976), and Jennifer’s Body (2009). The full screening schedule will be announced in the next few weeks on the MoMA website.

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New York

A New Waterfront Park with Incredible Views Just Opened in Williamsburg

It's a new section of Bushwick Inlet Park.

Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks

New Yorkers will now have a new spot to lounge and relax this summer.

Located at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a new section of¬†Bushwick Inlet Park¬†opened by the water, offering incredible views and curated green spaces to residents and tourists alike. Equipped with bike paths and a sports field and adorned with flowers and new plants, the new space is set to become one of Williamsburg’s main public spaces.

Featuring benches and an elevated lawn on an artificial hill, the new two-acre park encourages visitors to sit down and take in the breathtaking waterfront views of NYC’s skyline. Originally, the new space opened in April, but it was only open on weekends as a pop-up. Now, it is finally open seven days a week, and it welcomes guests from 7 am‚Äď10 pm.

To celebrate the new opening, the park is going to host events all summer, from music concerts to movie screenings. For more information and to stay update with the programming, you can visit the park’s website. Take a look at some photos of the new space below:

Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks

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