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Free movie at W. 4th St. courts on pickup hoops; Photo exhibit at Arsenal Gallery

In connection with a new photo exhibit in Central Park, there will be a free 10th anniversary screening of the artist’s film documentary “Doin’ It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC” at the W. Fourth Street basketball courts on Sat., July 1, at 8:30 p.m.

“The Pit,” 2010, Sunken Playground, Washington Heights. (Photo by Kevin Couliau)
“Sun Up to Sun Down,” 2015 Morningside Park, Harlem. (Photo by Kevin Couliau)

Kevin Couliau’s photo exhibit, “Heart of the City,” is “a visual journey through New York City’s outdoor basketball scene,” unveiling its “raw beauty” and “boundless energy,” and also celebrating the city’s parks. The photos span the years 2004 to 2020.

The exhibit also draws from Couliau’s book “Blacktop Memento: Fragments of Erosion.”

“Little Brother,” 2015, Vesuvio Playground, Soho. (Photo by Kevin Couliau)
“Arts & Crafts,” 2009 La Guardia Playground, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Kevin Couliau)
“Gone with the Wind,” 2010 McKinley Playground, E. Fourth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue, East Village. (Photo by Kevin Couliau)

The photo show, which is free admission, is curated by Common Practice with the support of the National Basketball Players Association and Project Backboard.

“Heart of the City” opened June 29 and runs through Sept. 5 at the Arsenal Gallery, in Central Park, at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue, third floor, open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed Tues., July 4, and Mon., Sept. 4. For more information, visit

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