Rain date: June 8
The most stylish outdoor film event of the season returns. This year, diva meets doyenne when Joan Crawford’s fiendish Queen Bee follows a sneak preview of the special exhibition Living Artfully: At Home with Marjorie Merriweather Post, opening to the public on June 8. Presented by Hillwood and One in Ten, this high-spirited night begins with picnic spreads across the lawn, all vying for the top spot in the competition. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and creative and delectable picnics inspired by the sophisticated setting at Hillwood. When the sun goes down, the stingers come out, as Joan Crawford stars in the 1955 classic melodrama, Queen Bee. Described at the time by The New York Times as “the height of mellifluous meanness and frank insincerity,” Crawford plays the unhappy wife of a wealthy mill tycoon, who takes pleasure in manipulating everyone around her. The histrionics of this campy classic are sure to inspire laughter and fun across the lawn.
$15, $10 for children under 18