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NYC’s Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave between Wyckoff and Irving) is kicking off its weekly outdoor movie nights with a screening of Wattstax (1973) in the backyard tonight! The concert film features Kim Weston, Isaac Hayes, Carla and Rufus Thomas, the Staples Singers, the Bar-Kays, Richard Pryor and Jesse Jackson at a benefit organized by Stax Records commemorating the seventh anniversary of the 1965 Watts Rebellion.

Wanna attend? Just reserve a table here. ($5 per person, no more than 10 people per table.)

Here are the venue’s new safety guidelines to know about before you go:

  • They’re providing PPE to staff and doing temperature checks throughout everyone’s shift, starting with a check upon arrival.
  • To keep capacity below 25%, everyone who comes into Nowadays will need to have a reservation.
  • Tables will be at least six feet apart, and they’re asking everyone to stay at their table unless ordering food or drinks, going to the bathroom, or using the smoking section.
  • You’ll also need to wear a face covering anytime you’re not at your table.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the space, and common surfaces will be disinfected regularly, with tables and seats disinfected between seatings.
  • Beyond that, they will require all guests to follow these safer space guidelines.

If you don’t feel comfortable venturing out just yet, know that Nowadays is still very much doing virtual programming. Check out what’s on deck for that here.