Spider-Man Week In New York
Reported by Jay Cochran - 12:38 PM 2007.04.02
Source: NY Daily Times
What's red and blue and will be all over New York next month?
Your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler! From April 30 to May 6, the city will be host to Spider-Man Week in NYC, a five-borough-wide celebration encompassing more than two-dozen live events, screenings, parties and exhibits. It's all part of honoring the city that has been central to the Marvel Comics legend since his beginning in 1962 and right through the new "Spider-Man 3," opening May 4.
"Because New York City is Spider-Man's hometown, we wanted to find a way to make the launch of the summer moviegoing season, and 'Spider-Man 3,' really special for the city and its people," said Jeff Blake, vice chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which is working with the city's marketing and tourism arm, NYC & Company. "We want residents, businesses and visitors in every borough to enjoy Spider-Man's homecoming in a special way."
"We're pleased to use the collective power of all our marketing and media resources to coordinate such an event," says NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. "It's the kind of creative alliance we hope to do again in the future."
And the Daily News joins in the celebration! Get your official Spider-Man Week in NYC guide in the Sunday, April 22 Daily News, then swing around to catch all the cool Spidey stuff going on in our own backyard. Hey, with great events comes great responsibility - to have fun!
Click here to see just a few highlights of Spider-Man Week in NYC, which runs April 30-May 6: