Laugh your way through this NYC summer, at FREE screenings of classic, favorite Mel Brooks movies, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City. Beginning Wednesday, June 27th and every Wednesday through mid-August, enjoy a different Mel Brooks, beginning with what is perhaps his most famous one, “Blazing Saddles”. The summer series is called Mel Brooks on Film: The Spoof is in the Pudding. The films are free, with a suggested donation. Unreserved tickets will be available at the box office at 3 p.m. on the day of each screening. Or, you can reserve tickets in advance and guarantee a seat for a minimum donation of $5 per ticket. Click here to reserve a ticket at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The museum is at 36 Battery Place, at the edge of Battery Park. The museum’s free hours are every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and the free film screenings are at 6:30 p.m. The weekly film schedule is —
June 27 – “Blazing Saddles”
July 11 – “Young Frankenstein”
July 18 – “Silent Movie”
July 25 – “High Anxiety”
Aug. 1 – “History of the World: Part I”
Aug. 8 – “To Be or Not to Be”
Too bad one of my own personal favorite Mel Brooks films is not on this sked — The Twelve Chairs.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is at 36 Battery Place. Regular museum admission is $12 for adults; $10 seniors for 65 and up; $7 for students; and free for children 12 and under. The museum’s free hours are every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Photo credit: “Blazing Saddles” logo courtesy Museum of Jewish Heritage.