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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) – Iowa City offers an endless list of options for families during the summer, with festivals or events that bring people together. Through growing partnerships between nonprofits and the city, these events are now more accessible.

Chauncey Swan Park near City Hall hosts movies throughout the summer. The city has partnered with Filmscene, a non-profit organization in Iowa City, to screen the films last summer.

“This whole space is filled with people watching the movie. It’s free, it’s fun, for families, and it’s a really handy addition, ”says Juli Seydell Johnson, director of Iowa City Parks and Recreation.

The next film in the park is “Crooklyn,” which will begin at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th. Andrew Sherburne, CEO and co-founder of Filmscene, is grateful for the opportunity to share striking films that create community conversation. “It was a really big investment in art, in the community. And that’s why I think we couldn’t do it without that strong connection with the city and parks and recreation – he says.

This year, the Summer of the Arts is also teaming up with parks and recreation to bring music and movies to the neighborhoods and parks around our city.

“We want to make art available, that’s really important to us. So, the opportunity to bring this into the backyard of people, basically, we think is a really fun opportunity for us, ”says Lisa Barnes, CEO of Summer of the Arts.

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