The New York Daily News reported today on next month's Spider-Man Week, a celebration of Spider-Man and his relationship with New York City. Running april 30 to May 6 and coinciding with the release of Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man 3," Spider-Man week is a joint event managed by a creative partnership between Sony Pictures Entertainment and the city's marketing and tourism arm, NYC & Company. Among the more than two-dozen live events, screenings, parties and exhibits taking place during Spider-Man Week is the American Museum of Natural History's spider exhibit, which hosts the largest spider collection on the planet. Additionally, the New York Public Library presents "The Ultimate Spider-Man Comic Book Collection," featuring never-before-displayed comics from the city's vaults, something true comic book collectors will wish to check out.
Particularly exciting for kids will be the "photo bug" project, sponsored by Columbia Pictures and New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation. Ten local teenagers will be given the chance to study photography and see their work on display as part of the Spider-Man Week celebration. The kids will be challenged to capture and portray in photographs the true meaning of heroism, and to photograph real-life New York City heroes.
The celebration will conclude on Sunday, May 6, at the city's famous Apollo Theater, when urban poets from all five New York City boroughs perform original works about Spider-Man and his legendary adventures.