Let’s celebrate the wonderful father’s in our lives with a trip to the Museum of Moving Images this weekend. It looks like they have some pretty amazing exhibits he’ll love. From a Virtual Reality Bike Ride with E.T. to a film titled, “The Pride of the Yankees” to name a few, I’m sure there’s something for Dad he’ll love to see and hear.
FATHER’S DAY FAMILY PROGRAM
Virtual Reality Bike Ride with E.T.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18 (TWO SESSIONS: 10:30 A.M. AND 3:00 P.M.)
Recommended for ages 6–14 years, all children must be accompanied by an adult. This Father’s Day special family program pairs a big-screen showing of the Spielberg classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial with a workshop combining hands-on art making with the digital wonder of virtual reality. In the workshop, families will use clay and drawing materials to create their own three-dimensional version of outer space and space creatures. Participants will take turns pedaling through their collective outer space world using a stationary bike and Google Cardboard virtual reality viewers. Kids will also get to decorate their own cardboard VR viewers and take them home along with their clay projects. The Museum is partnering with Playlab.fun, which recently received an Editor’s Choice from Maker Faire, to produce the workshop.
Tickets: $50 for parent and child, $35 for each additional child (MoMI Kids and MoMI Kids Premium members receive 25% off). Ticket purchase includes admission for one parent and one child, all materials and take-home projects, and same-day admission to 12:30 pmscreening of E.T. and Museum exhibitions.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 12:30 P.M. (Also showing Friday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 17, 6:00 p.m.)
Recommended for ages 6+
Dir. Steven Spielberg. 1982, 115 mins. 35mm. With Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore. By creating a space alien that was not a threatening monster, but instead the loveable friend of a suburban boy, Steven Spielberg made an enduring classic, and one of the most wondrous and deeply touching of all science-fiction movies. (Part of the series See It Big! Spielberg Summer)
The Pride of the Yankees
With Gary Cooper’s daughter, Maria Cooper Janis; Richard Sandomir, author of The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic; and James Andrew Miller in person
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2:00 P.M.
Recommended for ages 8+
Lou Gehrig’s speech at a packed Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939 (two years before his death), when he said “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth” was one of the most emotional moments in sports history, and the Samuel Goldwyn film The Pride of the Yankees is one of the most enduring of sports movies. Published on the 75th anniversary of the film’s release, New York Times sports writer Richard Sandomir’s book The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic (2017, Hachette Books) uses scripts, letters, memos, and rare documents to tell a riveting behind-the-scenes story. The film will be followed by a conversation with Sandomir and Maria Cooper Janis, moderated by the writer James Andrew Miller, and by a book signing in the Museum store.
Moving Image Studio
SATURDAYS THROUGH JUNE 24, 12:00 TO 4:00 P.M.
Drop-in media making sessions for families; Free with Museum admission.
EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS
ON VIEW THROUGH JANUARY 15, 2018 IN THE CHANGING EXHIBITIONS GALLERY
A playable showcase of 23 classic video arcade games drawn from the Museum’s collection, including some of the era’s most beloved games, such as Donkey Kong, Frogger, Galaxy Force II, Gauntlet, Ms. Pac-Man.