There's something romantic about summers in New York City. The reputedly isolated community seems to come together, emerging from overly air conditioned apartments and offices to embrace the hot, balmy evenings. Restaurants spill out onto pavements, bars are packed and buzzing and Central Park (and all parks) come alive.
Outdoor film showings are in full force. Every Monday Bryant Park's vast grassy lawn fills up with people eager to catch one of the summer film festivalís carefully curated choices. Bring little picnics and a bottle of wine, and find a spot as the sun goes down.
One of our favorite classics, Billy Wilder's 'A Foreign Affair' will show on Monday 29th July. Glamorous comedy and romance in post-war occupied Berlin, Marlene Dietrich and Jean Arthur give outstanding performances. Surrounded by happy, murmuring people, as the temperature cools and the film rolls, you'll find yourself taken to another era.
Monday, July 29th - Bryant Park, 41 W 40th St. New York, NY 10018
The lawn opens at 5:00 pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).