Homecoming Week: Ailey

Join us in the Bronx for a Homecoming Week screening of NEON’s illuminating, inspiring documentary about the dance visionary and activist!

Mon Aug 16 6:30 PM

The Film

Ailey

Jamila Wignot | US | 82

Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. Ailey traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary. Courtesy of NEON.

NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22, is a citywide celebration featuring live concerts, free movie screenings, cultural activities, iconic events, public art, and more. This five-borough week of events drives support for the mom-and-pop businesses that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic.

The Lay Out is a group of Brooklyn-based activists and organizers who are helping the Black community reclaim space, time, energy and, most importantly, each other.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:00 PM
Pre-Screening DJ Set presented by The Lay Out
8:15 PM
Introductions
8:30 PM
Film Begins
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY—INCLUDES AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF AN APPROVED COVID-19 VACCINE, SUCH AS PFIZER, MODERNA, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, OR ASTRAZENECA/OXFORD.

RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

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FAQs
How will it work?
Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call. Before your arrival, we will ask you to make sure you can answer “no” to all of the CDC’s COVID-19 safety screening questions. Upon arrival, we will be checking proof of vaccination. All children 12 and under can attend with a vaccinated adult. Masks are strongly recommended for children. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff. Chairs will not be provided, but we suggest bringing picnic blankets for seating!

Can I bring food and drinks?
No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Food and drink must be consumed while you are sitting in your designated area.

I’m vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?
All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on screen.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?
Our guests and our team’s safety is our primary concern. Our COVID-19 safety measures include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, and contact-free check-in. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen. You may sit in your pod with up to 4 people, but we ask that you remain socially distanced from anyone not in the group you have chosen to sit with.

Where will the screening take place within Walter Gladwin Park?
The entrance closest to the screening site will be at E Tremont Ave and Lafontaine Ave. At this entrance, you will find our check-in and be directed to the screen from there.

How accessible is this venue?
This venue will be accessible to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please email tickets@rooftopfilms.com for more information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Rooftop Films are open to all ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions visit www.rooftopfilms.com/venues

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not necessary to print your ticket. Our team will check the name on your RSVP at will call.

Is there anything I'm not permitted to bring to the venue?
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, backpacks, bicycles or scooters, CamelBak backpacks, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), chairs, coolers, drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, glass or metal containers (including reusable water bottles such as Swells), illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, cigarettes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.

Venue

Walter Gladwin Park

E 175 St to E Tremont Av bet. 3 Av and Arthur Ave, Bronx, NY 10457

venue on Google Map

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