I love New York. But I love it even more when summer comes around, and the city goes crazy for any excuse to get outside. One of my favorite annual traditions is the Rooftop Films series that happen in cool spaces across the city. From the top of an old can factory in Brooklyn to a working market in the Bronx, you can see great independent films in very special places that usually aren’t open to the public.
Recently I had the chance to catch a show at Industry City, a sprawling complex in Sunset Park Brooklyn, that hosts a range of food and specialty vendors with a roof featuring a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline. The film, Living Stars, was a celebration of dance presenting everyday folks in Argentina offering up their best moves to their favorite pop songs. It was an infectious 60 minutes of fun that had the crowd buzzing with good feelings. Even better, the after party featured a DJ and complimentary cocktails.
In fact, the whole thing is totally free – free movie, free live music and free drinks! That’s my kind of party. Check the calendar to see what other events are coming up (including many more free screenings) this summer through August 16th.