Daily News celebrates "Spider-Man Week in NYC"
New York’s hometown paper is Spidey’s hometown fave.
The Daily News is the official paper of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” opening Tuesday, July 3.
Starting Sunday, June 24, and running all next week, we’ll have everything you need to know about the upcoming blockbuster, including exclusive interviews with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, behind-the-scenes features, and all the info on “Spider-Man in NYC” week, which officially starts Monday, June 25.
Turn to us for all the wall-crawling activities across the boroughs, including the “Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer” campaign on Tuesday, June 26.
“Spider-Man’s alter-ego, Peter Parker, is a New Yorker, and his story is ultimately about his choice: What is he going to use his powers for?” said Diahann Billings-Burford, the city’s chief service officer with NYC Service. “We hope this will be a launching point for more people to get involved to help our city become better.”
Garfield, Stone and their “Amazing Spider-Man” co-stars Rhys Ifans and Denis Leary will join New Yorkers Tuesday in various projects, including serving food to senior citizens in Manhattan, beautifying a Bronx community garden and mentoring students in Queens and working on a day-long web of community services on Staten Island.
The day will culminate with the cast joining together that afternoon for a group initiative in Brooklyn.
New Yorkers can visit Beamazing2012.com to sign up for one of hundreds of volunteer projects across town, from planting flowers in housing projects to painting foul lines on public basketball courts.
Around the country, cities from Los Angeles to Atlanta are also answering the nationwide call to service, which benefits Stand Up to Cancer in honor of the charity’s co-founder, Laura Ziskin, a film producer on all the “Spider-Man” features who lost a battle with cancer in June 2011.
“Laura knew that in order to galvanize people to action, you needed to use the media,” said Pam Williams, an Executive Leadership Council member of Stand Up to Cancer.
“This day brings together both her first love — making movies, and making ‘Spider-Man’ — and motivating people to participate in something bigger than themselves. She would be absolutely elated to see these two things come together.”
“Spider-Man connects because he’s an ordinary person put into extraordinary circumstances,” says Williams. “What we say is, everyone can be like him, and make a difference.”
For a full calendar of events, fans can visit www.spidermanweeknyc.com
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