PELHAM, NY -- Come say good-bye to summer and hello to friends and neighbors you haven’t seen all season at The Picture House’s fourth annual, much-anticipated Picnic in the Park event on Saturday, September 19th from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. This highly-popular, casual event - which was sold-out last year - will once again take place at The Picture House’s renovated, historic theater, 175 Wolfs Lane in Pelham, and across the street in a beautifully-designed tent. The night will kick-off with cocktails, popcorn, and an advance screening of Ryan Reynolds’ latest film, Mississippi Grind, which opens nationwide on September 25th. After the film, guests will head to the park directly across the street where they will enjoy a gourmet picnic dinner provided by Alvin & Friends, featuring the restaurant’s signature fried chicken, recently named “Best in Westchester” by Westchester Magazine, followed by dancing under the stars and an exciting raffle and live auction. Bronx Brewery and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company are once again the Picnic in the Park beer sponsors.
“We are thrilled that Picnic in the Park has become a hallmark event that so many from Pelham and the surrounding communities look forward to as they usher in the start of the school year and a new season,” said Laura deBuys, Executive Director of The Picture House. “We’re extremely grateful to everyone the Committee and all of our guests for their commitment to a wonderful evening supporting one of Westchester’s true cultural treasures.”
This year’s raffle and live auction will include opportunities to win complimentary family movie passes for one year (includes The Picture House’s renowned popcorn!), two passes for the fall Picture House Film Club with Marshall Fine, tickets to Bravo’s popular show Watch What Happens Live, naming opportunities in the theater, and more. While 50% of Picture House operations are funded through earned income from concessions, ticket sales, tuition, and theater rentals, the balance of funding depends on grants, membership, and special events like Picnic in the Park. All the proceeds from the fourth annual Picnic in the Park will help to further The Picture House’s mission and ensure the continuing growth as an important cultural resource in Southern Westchester.
The 2015 Picnic in the Park event committee is co-chaired by Picture House Board member Kelly Brown and Renee Gallagher and includes Jennifer Anderson, Kristin Austin, Jessica DeDomenico, Ashley Dolan, Mary Hefner, Zoe Henriquez, Ashley Matts, and Janine Yorio.
‘Picnic in the Park’ tickets start at $125/person until September 1st when the base ticket price increases to $150/person. Tickets are available to purchase at www.thepicturehouse.org or by calling (914) 738-3161. Various sponsorship levels are available and there is still time for businesses and individuals to support the event by purchasing an ad in the ‘Picnic in the Park’ virtual journal which will be shown on-screen prior to the film and featured on The Picture House website.