Want a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York? You can get that this Sunday May 22nd – along with what’s promised as a “family-friendly” street fair – if you head on over to the Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.
The two institutions sit next to each other, so in what’s becoming a yearly tradition, the street between them is blocked off for a street fair that goes beyond the ordinary, as stunt performers demonstrate street fighting, high-falls, and stunt-driving (one presumes that’s on a side street). What
Things just wouldn’t be complete on this make believe set if you didn’t have a chance to see makeup and hair demos, along with crews that will deliver weather effects like snow and rain.
What might be more intriguing: the public will be able to visit inside over 20 working movie trailers and trucks—straight from productions shooting in New York. We’re made to understand that “movie professionals” will be on hand to disclose what they do on set. You’ll also get the low down as to just what the Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 and I.A.T.S.E. Local 52 do around a film set, since the two unions are also participating.
Admission is free all day at the Museum of the Moving Image, so pop over if you want to catch a film or take in the historic collection of costumes, cameras
Where: Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot (36 Street, between 34 & 35 Ave), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave), and surrounding streets—at the heart of the Kaufman Arts District.
Weather Effects (snow and rain), and Hair and Makeup Demonstations will be ongoing throughout the day. Free face painting and hair extensions for kids!
Stunt Schedule (subject to change)
11:00 a.m. High Falls
11:30 a.m. Car Stunts
11:45 a.m. Fire Stunts
12:00 p.m. High Falls
12:15 p.m. Car Stunts
12:30 p.m. Fire Stunts
12:45 p.m. High Falls
1:00 p.m. Car Stunts
1:00 p.m. Street Fighting Performance
1:15 p.m. Fire Stunts
1:30 p.m. High Falls
1:45 p.m. Car Stunts
2:00 p.m. Fire Stunts
2:00 p.m. Street Fighting Performance
2:15 p.m. High Falls
2:30 p.m. Car Stunts
2:45 p.m. Fire Stunts
3:00 p.m. High Falls
3:00 p.m. Street Fighting Performance
3:15 p.m. Car Stunts
3:30 p.m. Fire Stunts
3:45 p.m. High Falls
4:00 p.m. Car Stunts
New York on Location is sponsored by the Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, and I.A.T.S.E. Local 52, with additional support from CBS Corporation, The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., NBCUniversal, and Warner Bros. Entertainment and HBO. The event is present in collaboration with the New York State Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.