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photo of LeBauer ParkDowntown Greensboro becomes more vibrant all the time, with more restaurants and night spots, more stores, more hotels – more people enjoying the activity.

UNCG is helping make it more festive, as it partners with the City of Greensboro and civic organizations for some big events.

Starting this Friday, July 21, the magic of the movies comes to downtown’s LeBauer Park. The films are free-admission and begin at sunset. UNCG sponsors the following series of screenings in the park:

  • July 21: Beauty and The Beast
  • July 28: The Peanuts Movie
  • Aug. 4: Lego Batman Movie
  • Aug. 11: Zootopia
  • Aug. 18: La La Land
  • Aug. 25: Jurassic World
  • Sept. 1: Captain America: Civil War
  • Sept. 15: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Sept. 22: Hidden Figures

A few additional highlights in the coming weeks:

  • UNCG will help sponsor the 2017 National Folk Festival Sept. 8-10. Plans are for UNCG to have a large presence on Davie Street, which will be called “Spartan Way” during the folk fest.
  • Play ball! Aug. 19 will be “UNCG Night” at the Grasshoppers game. (There’ll be more details in a future Campus Weekly.)
  • Run 4 the Greenway will be Oct. 28. It will be a 4 mile run, serving as a fundraiser for the Downtown Greenway. There will also be a 1.25 mile “fun run” – or “fun walk” if that’s preferred. UNCG will be among the sponsors for both the main 4-mile run and the walk – which will be a 1.25 mile track including UNCG’s campus, in celebration of the university’s 125th anniversary year.
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