Summer Film Series at Fosun Plaza at 28 Liberty to Begin July 26
In Partnership with The Downtown Alliance
New York, N.Y. —Lower Manhattan will be a destination for movie enthusiasts this summer as Fosun, in partnership with the Alliance for Downtown New York, hosts The 28 Liberty Summer Film Series on Fosun Plaza at 28 Liberty. Movies will be shown free on the plaza every Thursday night at 8 pm beginning July 26 and running through the end of August.
This year is a “Throwback Thursday Summer Film Series” with free popcorn and favorite films from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Kicking off with the classic, Back to the Future, the films will be projected on a screen 15 feet high by 20 feet wide in 28 Liberty’s 1.5 acre plaza, which features signature sculpture by Jean Dubuffet and a Sunken Garden by Isamu Noguchi. The film series will include a special feature this year: “The Viewer’s Choice.” During the weeks leading up to the final film, which will be screened on August 23, viewers can vote for their favorite “throwback” film at 28Liberty.com/Events. The winning film will be announced the week of August 13.
“Fosun is pleased to welcome back the 28 Liberty Summer Film Series, continuing on our commitment to activate the plaza for the community,” said Mr. Bo Wei, chief executive representative of Fosun Group in the U.S. and Vice President of Fosun Property Holdings. “We are pleased that Fosun Plaza has become a destination for events such as the movie night series, River to River, Sing For Hope Pianos and Dine Around Downtown.”
"A fun outdoor film with a view of an iconic building and free popcorn by the bucket makes 28 Liberty Plaza the perfect place to spend a beautiful summer night with friends and family," said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin.
2018 28 LIBERTY SUMMER FILM SERIES SCHEDULE:
July 26: Back to the Future
August 2: When Harry Met Sally
August 9: Labyrinth
August 16: The Sandlot
August 23: Viewer’s Choice – Vote online for your favorite film to be screened at
Fosun has made a long-term commitment to 28 Liberty and to the surrounding community. Since acquiring the property, Fosun has initiated a comprehensive repositioning program, including the lobby, elevators, and critical infrastructure. In addition, Fosun is creating 200,000 square feet of retail space under the historic Fosun Plaza at 28 Liberty.
An added enhancement to 28 Liberty is the extraordinary Manhatta, Danny Meyer’s newest restaurant, bar and event venue, which opens this June on the 60th floor of the building. Helmed by Chef Jason Pfeifer, an alum of Mailalino, Noma and Per Se, the restaurant offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the New York skyline.
Other community and cultural events on the Fosun Plaza include Sing for Hope Pianos, a yearly initiative that gathers local artists to create pianos that are displayed on the plaza in June and then placed in public spaces for ten days before being donated to New York City Public schools. The plaza has also been host to the annual arts festival, River To River, which has become a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan culture, providing an intense and rewarding way to experience the waterfronts, parks, plazas, hotels, historic landmarks, temporarily vacant office spaces, and other sites downtown.
Americans for the Arts has named Fosun and 28 Liberty as a 2018 recipient of the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America Award for its commitment to supporting arts and culture both internationally and in the United States through Fosun Property Holdings.
Fosun was founded in 1992. Fosun International Limited is a family-focused multinational company that has been listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00656.HK) since 2007, with total assets over RMB530 billion (c. US$81 billion) as of December 31, 2017. With its roots in China, and through technology and innovation, Fosun's mission is to create customer-to-maker (C2M) ecosystems in health, happiness and wealth, providing high-quality products and services for families around the world.
ABOUT 28 LIBERTY
28 Liberty, at the heart of downtown NYC, is the go-to destination in Lower Manhattan for recreation and best-in-class dining. The property’s 2.5 acre Fosun Plaza hosts a variety of community events throughout the year, from food festivals to arts programs to educational experiences and more. The 38,000 square foot penthouse is soon to be home to restauranteur Danny Meyer’s latest endeavor, Manhatta, a restaurant and bar with sweeping panoramic views of the NYC skyline, and Bay Room, a new event space accommodating up to 800 guests at three simultaneous gatherings. Whether exploring the latest cultural event or sipping cocktails at sunset from the 60th floor, 28 Liberty always offers something new to discover.
About the Alliance for Downtown New York
The mission of the Alliance for Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents and visitors. The Downtown Alliance manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID), serving an area roughly from City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street. As a BID, we provide the following: Supplemental security and sanitation, free transportation in Lower Manhattan, streetscape and design services, economic development advocacy, comprehensive research about Lower Manhattan, marketing and communication and special event programming. The Downtown Alliance is striving to make Lower Manhattan a wonderful place to live,
work and play by creating a vibrant, multi-use neighborhood where businesses can
prosper and the residential community can flourish.
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