Movies Under the Arch: Dirty Dancing

Thursday, August 29, 2019

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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Bring a blanket, food, and friends to Movie Night Under the Arch featuring the cult classic Dirty Dancing.

The space opens at 6:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking—first come, first served—so arrive early to snag a spot. The movie will begin at dusk (around 8:00 p.m.).

Dirty Dancing
Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she’s disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

Captions will be displayed for the movie.  No tables, tents, and umbrellas are permitted and strictly enforced by Park Security. All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection. Seating is first come, first served. Free and open to all.

If you have questions about this event, please contact

Presented by the NYU Office of Alumni Relations, NYC Parks, and Washington Square Park Conservancy.


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Washington Square Park Conservancy, NYU Office of Alumni Relations

Contact Number

(212) 396-5873

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