Five free, family-friendly movies will be shown on the big screen beneath the Walkway Over the Hudson at the Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie this summer. Additionally, live musical entertainment, contests and fun for the whole family will precede each movie.
The screening dates and musical entertainment are:
June 24 – Raiders of the Lost Ark Murali Coryell July 8 – Wizard of Oz The Costellos July 22 – Rogue One – Star Wars Matthew Finck & Friends August 5 – Hidden Figures (IBM Night) The Terrence Motley Project August 19 – Beauty and the Beast Vito Petroccitto and Friends
The fun begins with the bands and children’s programming at 7 p.m., followed by the feature film at sundown at approximately 8:30 p.m. These events are at the Upper Landing Park under the stars, and all attending are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the movies.
These community events are free and the public is invited to attend. Local vendors will be on hand to provide food and beverages, and parking is free at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum and Metro North.
The Millman Harris Romano Foundation, Walkway Over the Hudson, Upper Landing Park and New York Parks Department are the presenting non-profit partners for the film series. Additionally, the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum are part of the leadership team for this program. The media sponsors are Iheart Radio and Ballantine Productions, and the promotional sponsors are Mini of Dutchess County, IBM, TEGFCU, Clark Patterson Lee Engineers, Millman’s T-Shirt Factory, Vince’s Auto Body Works, Marshall and Sterling Insurance and The Akinla Family.
Event details and updates can be found on Facebook at Movies Under the Walkway, or at www.mhrfoundation.org, and www.walkway.org.
About the MHR Foundation:
The MHR Foundation is a non-profit organization created with the intention of enhancing the quality of life in the community. They are dedicated to building visionary partnerships, stewardship of grants, and providing funding to support the Community, its Arts, Education, and Human Services.