EVENT: Attend free movie screenings at Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park this week

August 21, 2017

Photo of the Central Park Conservancy Film Festival via Shinya Suzuki’s Flickr

Celebrate the end of summer with the 2017 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, which kicks off Monday night with the showing of the 2014 remake of “Annie.” In addition to Central Park screenings, the film festival will include free outdoor screenings in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways. This year’s lineup features movies filmed in New York, including “The Wiz,” The Great Gatsby,” and “The Godfather.” All of the movie screenings are free to attend and tickets are not necessary.

Park gates open at 6:30 p.m., with DJ Spin Diesel playing some tunes until the movie begins at around 8:00 p.m. No alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, chairs, video cameras or tape recorders are allowed. The Central Park showings will be at the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. Find the Marcus Garvey Park screenings at Fifth Avenue and 124th Street. Learn more information about the film festival at the Central Park Conservancy’s website here.

See the full film’s lineup below:

  • Aug. 21 in Marcus Garvey Park: “Annie” (2014)
  • Aug. 22 in Marcus Garvey Park: “The Wiz” (1978)
  • Aug. 23 in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow: “The Great Gatsby” (2013)
  • Aug. 24 in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow: “Saturday Night Fever” (1977)
  • Aug. 25 in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow: “The Godfather” (1972)
  • Aug. 26 in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow: “Spider-Man 3” (2007)


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