Once a year, in an attempt to placate New York’s bike commuter population and keep its membership base intact after things like this happen, Citi Bike hosts a bike-in movie night in Prospect Park. It’s a real fun way to spend an evening, so long as you don’t mind a little spatial negotiation with all the other folks looking for prime picnic spots.
Next Thursday, September 22, you can bike yourself and your gear into Prospect Park to watch The Goonies — a somewhat uninspired choice, considering it’s a regular on almost every outdoor movie series in Brooklyn. But at least it’ll get you a dose of 80s nostalgia straight to the veins. And is it just me, or is there something about Sloth that eerily resembles Donald Trump?
The event will take place at the Prospect Park Bandshell, south and west in the Park at the 9th or 11th street entrance. It’s free, all-ages and entirely open to the cycling public! As long as you arrive on two wheels, you’ll be welcomed with open, uh, bike racks. You could probably also arrive on foot, but what’s the fun in that? Just don’t be that guy who steals a Citi Bike to ride in.
“DO bring a blanket or chairs for optimal comfort,” says Citi Bike. “DO bring coolers/dinner/pizza, although we’ll have food trucks on site for purchase.”
New York weather seems to be cooling down steadily as of today, which means this might just be one of the last enjoyable outdoor movies of the year. A few outdoor movie series in BK are still going strong through October, but once sweater weather hits and the wind starts biting at you while you watch, it’s just not the same.