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.