NEW YORK, June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Astoria Park Alliance partnered with Benedict Realty Group (BRG) to present the Academy Award winning La La Land as the first spring movie screening in Astoria Park. The film was shown on the great lawn of Astoria Park, overlooking the sunset across the East River.
APA Movie Night blankets were distributed to the first 50 attendees along with free popcorn for the more than 400 moviegoers who attended thanks to APA's partnership with BRG.
"BRG is honored to partner with the Astoria Park Alliance and to contribute to the group's mission of preserving and improving the park for all New Yorkers," said Daniel Benedict, principal of BRG. "By supporting these initiatives we can help ensure our residents have an active, dynamic community space to enjoy."
"APA Presents Movies Under the Stars" was born out of a desire to schedule a screening when the weather is comfortable and the event calendar is less busy. A weekend evening was specifically targeted along with a title that would be appealing to an adult audience.
As the APA organization has grown both in size and capacity, Astoria Park Alliance is continuing to offer free public programming to the community. The 2017 season was kicked off with APA's first successful Earth Day event that included over 20 local business partners. Earth Day festivities featured the grand opening of the refurbished Bocce Ball Court that was also made possible thanks to Benedict Realty Group.
In addition to its work with the APA, BRG has emerged as a solar power leader in New York City, installing more than 1,700 solar panels on nine of its properties located in Queens, Brooklyn, and The Bronx. In one year, BRG's solar panels produced 553 MWh worth of power, enough to light 3 million light bulbs for a day and eliminating 1.5 million pounds of CO2 pollution.
About Benedict Realty Group
BRG is a premier real estate investment and property management firm specializing in the middle-income residential market in New York City, core+ commercial buildings along the East Coast and Medical Office Buildings along the East Coast. BRG began its operations in the multifamily business, and during the past 20 years has purchased more than 5,500 multifamily units in New York City.
About Astoria Park Alliance
Astoria Park Alliance exists to ensure the conservation and sustainability of Astoria Park for all New Yorkers by empowering public partnerships and creating programming that reflects cultural diversity. The Alliance advocates for green and open space in the park, with a keen eye on environmental issues.
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