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Movies Under the Stars: The Riverside Bench

Thursday, May 19, 2022

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground! This spring, NYC Parks and The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will host movie showings across the five boroughs.

The Riverside Bench, drawn from the personal experiences of writer/director Austin Tsung Fu Chang, interweaves a series of small moments in the lives of a diversity of New Yorkers, captured over time at a single park bench in Riverside Park. The bench bears silent witness as a family returns to it for sanctuary, solace, and restoration.

7:30 p.m. | Q&A with Director, Cast & Crew
8:30 p.m. | Movie Screening

Movies begin at dusk. This event is FREE and open to the public. 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 prominently posted on our website.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made before May 16.


72nd Track and Lawn in Riverside Park
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Film, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars

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West 79th Street Boat Basin

The 79th Street Boat Basin marina is currently closed. No vessel dockage, moorage, anchorage or launch services are available. The marina will be dredged and reconstructed to modern codes and standards. The marina is anticipated to reopen in 2025.

Related inquiries may be sent to boatbasin@parks.nyc.gov

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