Photo: NYC Parks / Daniel Avila.
Pack up the picnic chair and watch a flick in the great outdoors! Through Movies Under the Stars, NYC Parks and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment bring more than 150 free film screenings to parks throughout the five boroughs. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment in the city’s parks and playgrounds, ranging from great new movies to all-time classics.
A full list of screenings can be found on the NYC Parks Movies Under the Stars webpage. Some highlights include:
Soul – Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground, Manhattan
Friday, May 12, 2023 | 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. | Play Area
DC League of Super-Pets – Baisley Pond Playground, Queens
Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 8:45 – 10:30 p.m. | 105 Street
Freaky Friday – Seaside Wildlife Nature Park, Staten Island
Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 8:15 – 11:15 p.m. | Lawn Area
Encanto – Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx
Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 8 – 11 p.m. | Williamsbridge Oval Track and Field
Top Gun: Maverick – John Paul Jones Park, Brooklyn
Sunday, May 21, 2023 | 8:15 – 10:45 p.m. | Lawn Area
Movie screenings have chairs reserved for seniors and people with disabilities, so that everyone can enjoy a good movie. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot.
Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, the screening may be canceled. The decision to cancel the event will be made prior to the screening and will be promptly posted on our website.