Sept. 16, 2015 By Christian Murray
Vintage cartoons and live jazz will be on display at Sunnyside Gardens Park this Saturday.
The 5th Annual Flicks & Jazz festival, which will feature several 1930s cartoons as well as performances from Sunnyside jazz musicians, is likely to draw about 400 people, including many families.
The event begins at 5:30 pm and runs until 9 pm and attendees are advised to bring a chair or blanket for seating.
The jazz lineup will feature local musicians and will begin with Vin Scialla & Eric Schugren’s WakeUp! The duo has been hailed as “one of those surprises that jazz lovers live for,” by the influential All About Jazz website. Following this act will be Street Beat Brass, whose lively New Orleans sound has been presented by the US Department of State on several international tours.
During the musical lineup, children will be able to make cartoon-inspired arts & crafts at booths led by Park volunteers.
The cartoons will kick off at about 7:30 pm (sunset). A 90-minute selection of vintage cartoons will then be screened.
The line-up includes “The Automatic Moving Company” (1912), “Spring Antics” (1932), “A Colour Box” (1935), “Polar Pals” (1939), and “Me Musical Nephews” (1942).
Cinema-style treats and sweets, including pizza, popcorn, and finger foods, as well as beer, wine, soft drinks, and other beverages, will be available for purchase.
Saturday, Sept. 19, from 5:30- 9:00 pm (rain date Sunday, Sept 20, 5:30-9:00 pm)
Address: Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Ave
Suggested donation: $5 to $10, children are free
Event Schedule: 5:30pm: Doors open and Arts & Crafts program begins
6:30 pm: Vin Scialla & Eric Schugren’s WakeUp! and Street Beat Brass perform
7:30pm – 9pm Vintage cartoons
For more information, go to: http://www.flicksinthegarden.org/