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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 717 events
from May 30, 2013 (x) to August 20, 2017
in Free Summer Movies (x) & Film (x) categories

Friday, March 4, 2016

Mar 4

Women on Film Series: 'Free Angela And All Political Prisoners'

at St. John's Recreation Center

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join us for Shola Lynch's award-winning documentary about college professor/author/activist Angela Davis.
Category: Film, Women's History Month

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Mar 5

The Reel History of Brooklyn Cinema

at 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s own Rory Schwartz will guide you to famous film locations around Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Category: Film, Tours

Must See

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Women on Film Series: 'Dark Girls'

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground), Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for Bill Duke’s fascinating and controversial documentary that explores the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world.
Category: Film, Women's History Month

Friday, March 18, 2016


Women on Film Series: 'In the Time of the Butterflies'

at Metropolitan Recreation Center, Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The film is a fictionalized account of the lives of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican revolutionary activists who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo and were assassinated.
Category: Film, Women's History Month

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Documentary Film: Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Documentary of Will Eisner's life. Winner of the Washington Jewish Film Festival:Audience award and official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival
Category: Art, Film, Talks

Must See

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Women on Film: 'Girlfight' (R)

at Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The film follows Diana Guzman, a troubled teenager from Brooklyn who decides to channel her aggression by training to become a boxer, despite disapproval from her father and peers.
Category: Film, Women's History Month

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


NYC Parks Retro Drive-In Cinema: "The Wizard of Oz" ( Rated G)

at Manhattan Beach Parking Lot (in Manhattan Beach Park), Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
his 1939 classic unfolds when a tornado rips through Kansas, whisking away Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto to the magical land of Oz.
Category: Film, Best for Kids, School Break

Must See

Friday, April 29, 2016


Movies Under the Stars: A Tribute to Prince and Screening of Purple Rain

at The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Party like it's 1999 with NYC Parks as we celebrate the artistry of Prince!
Category: Dance, Art, Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars

Must See

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Environmental Film Screening: 'Love Thy Nature' (Narrated by Liam Neeson)

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
This award-winning film is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.
Category: Nature, Film

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May 4

CANCELLED: May the Fourth Be With You!: "Star Wars The Clone Wars" (PG)

at 68th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park), Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
May the Fourth Be With You! Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a…
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars

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