It will be 50 years ago Saturday

CORNWALL. Commemorate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20 at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center.


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  • On Saturday, July 20, exactly 50 years to the day that Neil Armstrong took that historic “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” join your friends and neighbors on the lawn of the Outdoor Discovery Center in Cornwawll for a showing of the award-winning “Apollo 11” documentary on the big screen under an open sky.



If you go

• Date: Saturday, July 20
(Rain Date: Thursday, July 25)
• Times: Lawn opens for seating: 7:30 p.m. Pre-movie talk: 8 p.m. Movie begins: 8:30 p.m.
• Film length: 93 minutes
• Location: Outdoor Discovery Center (entrance on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall)
• Admission: Free (donations are welcome)
• Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
• Popcorn and cotton candy will be available for free (donations are welcome) and the Ice Mother will be onsite with frozen treats available for purchase.
• 845-534-5506


"We choose to go to the moon," declared President John F. Kennedy in 1962 at Rice Stadium in Texas, invoking a new urgency in the space race.

Seven years later, millions of people around the world stopped to watch as Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface.

Those who remember watching the landing on television still recall the moment as if actual magic was happening before their eyes.

On Saturday, July 20, exactly 50 years to the day that Neil Armstrong took that historic “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” join us to celebrate this monumental mission with a movie night under the waning gibbous moon.

Head back to the year 1969 and join your friends and neighbors on the lawn of the Outdoor Discovery Center, for a showing of the award winning “Apollo 11” documentary on the big screen under an open sky.

Re-create the wonder of watching that historic event and powerful shared experience that helped to shape a generation.

At 8 p.m., enjoy a pre-film discussion about the moon landing and its deep and lasting scientific and cultural impact. Billed as "a cinematic event fifty years in the making, "Apollo 11” was artfully created from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of un-cataloged audio recordings and provides a new look of one of the most iconic moments in human history.





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