NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Movies Under the Stars

Pack up the picnic chair, and watch a flick in the great outdoors! Through Movies Under the Stars, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Parks bring more than 150 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.

Our movies have chairs reserved for seniors and people with disabilities, so that everyone can enjoy a good movie. Bring some food, find a great spot, and enjoy the show!

Movies Under the Stars Events

Saturday, May 27, 2017

May 27

Movies Under the Stars: Coach Carter

at Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park) , Staten Island

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
A former scholastic basketball star and self-made businessman returns to his alma mater to oversee the school's undisciplined hoops team.
Free!

Must See
Event
May 27

Movies Under the Stars: Monsters University

at Underhill Playground (in Kissena Corridor Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Mike and Sulley attend Monsters University and start a rivalry that puts their education in danger in this prequel set before they were both star employees at Monsters, Inc.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 27

Movies Under the Stars: Sing

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater...
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 27

Movies Under the Stars: Ice Age: Collision Course

at Playground 89 , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May 30

Movies Under the Stars: Turbo (2013)

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31

CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Ice Age: Collision Course

at Playground 89 , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Jun 1

Movies Under the Stars: Selena

at Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Biopic of the Tejano singer who was gunned down by an assistant at the height of her fame. The focus is primarily on Selena's relationship with her family and her rise to stardom.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 1

Movies Under the Stars: The Punk Singer

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! Celebrate Music this month with The Punk Singer. This award-winning…
Free!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Jun 2

Movie Nights in the Rockways: Lorax

at Westbourne Playground , Queens

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Ted would very much like to win the heart of Audrey (Taylor Swift), the girl of his dreams, but to do this, he must find that which she most desires: a Truffula Tree.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Movies Under the Stars: The Amazing Spider Man 2

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Spider-Man fights a new villain called Electro, and romances his high-school…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 2

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents MOCA Cinema: The Last Dragon (1985)

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
A kung fu student takes on the Shogun of Harlem. Rated PG-13.
Free!

Jun 2

Movies Under the Stars: This Is It

at Commodore Barry Park , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as…
Free!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jun 3

Movies Under the Stars: Art of Brooklyn Film Festival - Best of the Fest

at Sunset Park , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This collection of shorts from the 2016 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival represents some of the most exciting new filmmakers in the Brooklyn indie film…
Free!

Jun 3

Movie Under the Stars: Moana

at 20th Avenue and 38th Street (in Woodtree Playground) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 3

Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets

at Concrete Plant Park , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home...
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 3

Movies Under the Stars: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

at John Jay Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Ethan and his team face off against a secret organization known as the Syndicate, who are intent on bringing down the IMF. Rated PG-13.
Free!

Jun 3

Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets

at I.S. 62

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks! In this delightful nimated feature, the quiet life of Max (Louis C.K.), a spoiled terrier, is…Eric
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jun 4

Movies Under the Stars: Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

at Mellet (in Mellett Playground) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film! Bring the entire family out to enjoy this classic musical. Based on the…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Jun 7

Movie Under the Stars: Kubo and the Two Strings

at Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A young Japanese boy embarks on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father.
Free!

Jun 7

Movies Under the Stars: Moonlight, R

at Corporal John A Seravalli Playground (in Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
The 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Moonlight is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 7

Movies Under the Stars: Beat Street

at Maria Hernandez Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Celebrate Music Month with NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment! Calling all b-boys and b-girls! Come on out and bust a move before we show this…
Free!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jun 9

It's Gonna Be a Beautiful Night: A Musical Tribute to Prince & Screening of Purple Rain

at Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Party like it's 1999 with NYC Parks as we celebrate the artistry of Prince!
Free!

Jun 9

Movie Under the Stars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

at Crocheron Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A band of rebels plot to steal the Death Star's blueprints in this "Star Wars" spin-off.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 9

Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA Cinema: Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Newlyweds are beset with relatives in post-WWII Chinatown. Rated PG-13.
Free!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Jun 10

Movie Under the Stars: Queen of Katwe

at Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi traces her journey from the slums of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 10

Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
From Marvel comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, whose life changes forever...
Free!

Jun 10

Movies Under the Stars: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

at Sol Bloom Playground , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure to settle an ongoing battle between the gods.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jun 11

Movie Under the Stars: The Lorax

at Westbourne Playground , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A young boy meets a cantankerous yet endearing creature known as the Lorax while seeking out a rare tree.
Free!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Jun 14

Movies Under the Stars: Life of Pi (2012)

at Recreation Center 54 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film! A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jun 15

Movies Under the Stars: Bee Movie (2007)

at Sol Bloom Playground , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jun 16

Movie Under the Stars: Sing

at Rochdale Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater.
Free!

Jun 16

Movie Under the Stars: Secret Life of Pets

at MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home.
Free!

Jun 16

Movies Under the Stars: Central Intelligence

at Rainey Park , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
An accountant helps an old high-school classmate, now a CIA agent, with a crucial mission involving...
Free!

Jun 16

Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA Cinema: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008)

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
A Chinese widower travels to America to visit his estranged daughter. This film is Not Rated.
Free!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jun 17

Movie Under the Stars: Sing

at Paul Raimonda Playground , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater.
Free!

Jun 17

Movies Under the Stars: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

at St. Catherine's Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
An inventor and a weather-reporter intern try to discover why the sky is raining food instead of water in this adaptation of the children's book by Ron and Judi Barrett.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jun 22

Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory

at Lawn area behind the track and field area (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin...
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 22

Movies Under the Stars: Florence Foster Jenkins

at Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice.
Free!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jun 23

Movie Under the Stars: Monsters Inc.

at Colden Playground , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A girl befriends two monsters. Voices include Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Directed by Pete Docter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 23

Movies Under the Stars: Lion

at Ferry Point Park , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
An Indian man who was adopted as a child by an Australian couple searches for his birth family.
Free!

Jun 23

Arts, Culture & Fun presents MOCA Cinema: Pushing Hands (1991)

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
A Chinese tai-chi master moves to America to live with his son's family. This film is Not Rated.
Free!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jun 24

Movie Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

at Bulova Park , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The Turtles team up with April O'Neil and vigilante Casey Jones to save New York City from the evil Shredder.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 24

Movies Under the Stars: Sing

at Van Cortlandt Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater...
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 24

Movies Under the Stars: Jason Bourne

at John Jay Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Jason Bourne probes his father's death while evading government forces. Rated PG-13.
Free!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Jun 28

Movie Under the Stars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A band of rebels plot to steal the Death Star's blueprints in this "Star Wars" spin-off.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 28

Movies Under the Stars: Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger than Life

at Wright Brothers Playground , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
The closest friends and some of the biggest names in hip-hop tell stories about rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s life and music.
Free!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jun 29

Movie Under the Stars: Gremlins

at Electric Playground , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
If cute critters go into the light, get wet or fed after midnight, they turn into vicious monsters that wreak havoc on the town.
Free!

Jun 29

Movies Under the Stars: Storks

at Smokey Oval Playground , Queens

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
A stork and his human pal must team up to transport a baby girl to her expectant family...
Free!

Jun 29

Movies Under the Stars: Michael Jackson's This Is It

at The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Behind-the-scenes footage, filmed between March and June of 2009, captures the pop superstar in intimate detail as he developed and rehearsed for the "This Is It" tour.
Free!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Jun 30

Movie Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

at Main Street and Elder Avenue (in Kissena Corridor Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
As the United States raced to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jun 30

Movies Under the Stars: The LEGO Batman Movie

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon...
Free!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Jul 21

Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Films to be announced.
Free!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Jul 24

Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or low chair to watch a free screening of the Oscar-winning animated movie Zootopia!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Films to be announced.
Free!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Jul 31

Movies Under the Stars: Ella Enchanted

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Ella is under a spell to be constantly honest, a fact she must hide from her new step family in order to protect the prince of the land.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 7, 2017

Aug 7

Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz

at Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In the The Wiz, Dorothy chases after her dog during a NYC snowstorm, gets swept up by a cyclone and gets transplanted to the Land of Oz.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, August 14, 2017

Aug 14

Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or low chair to watch a free screening of the Oscar-winning animated movie Zootopia!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aug 21

Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book

at Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street (in Highland Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or low chair to watch a free screening of The Jungle Book, an exciting adventure about a young boy raised in the jungle with animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 28, 2017

Aug 28

Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Jungle Book is an adventure about a young boy who was raised in the jungle with animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Search Events

Time of Day
Categories
Type

Was this information helpful?