Films on the Green

Films on the Green

Mark you calendars for May 29th. That is the day of the kick-off of the annual Films on the Green – a free, outdoor film festival in New York City organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the City of New York Parks & Recreation, and FACE Foundation.

Since 2008, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films cover a different theme from musicals to literary adaptations and Male figures in French cinema.

To thoroughly enjoy these classics make sure you pack a blanket and a picnic basket, and if you don’t speak French don’t worry – all films have English subtitles.

You can share your experience with #filmsonthegreen #nycurbanlife.


Films for 2015 are:

Friday, May 29, 8:30 pm | Central Park, Cedar Hill
By Roger Vadim with Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Curd Jürgens



Friday, June 5, 8:30 pm | Washington Square Park
By Nadine Labaki with Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Massri



Friday June 12, 8:30 pm | Washington Square Park
By Julien Duvivier with Jean Gabin, Mireille Balin, Marcel Dalio



Friday, June 19, 8:30 pm | Tompkins Square Park
PRICELESS (Hors de Prix)
By Pierre Salvadori with Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh



Friday, June 26, 8:30 pm | Tompkins Square Park
By Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie (Ages 7+)



Friday, July 10, 8:30 pm | Riverside Park, Pier I
By Jacques Baratier with Omar Sharif, Claudia Cardinale



Friday, July 17, 8:30 pm | Riverside Park, Pier I
By Caroline Bottaro with Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline



Friday, July 24, 8:30 pm | Transmitter Park (BK)
By Paula Delsol with Jacqueline Vandal, Pierre Barouh



Friday, July 31, 8:30 pm | Transmitter Park (BK)
By Eric Rohmer with Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff



Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:30 pm | Columbia University
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin)
By Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux



Location Map

Films on the Green Map

Free Kids Classes at West Side Y

Free Kids Classes at West Side Y

Need to keep the kids busy while the schools are closed this week?? 
The West Side Y – 5 W 63rd Street between CPW and Broadway – is offering some great FREE programs for anyone in the community. No membership required, nor is advance registration is necessary except for swim classes and infant CPR. All the classes are drop in, so feel free to pick and choose what you would like to attend….and go!

NYC Parks Weekend Update – December 14-16


Lots of free activities in the parks across the city this weekend…..

Saturday, December 15

Volunteer Cleanup at Kaiser Park
at Kaiser Park Parkhouse, Brooklyn
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Volunteer Cleanup at Rockaway Beach
at Beach 32 & the Boardwalk, Queens
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Photography: Landscapes
at Astoria Park, Queens
11:00 a.m.

9th Annual Family Holiday Craft Workshop
at Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 16

Brunch with Santa – Children ages 2-5
at Greenbelt Recreation Center, Staten Island
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Wilderness Survival
at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.

Volunteer Cleanup at Inwood Hill Park
at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Historic New York: Fort Totten
at Fort Totten Visitor’s Center, Queens
1:00 p.m.

The Night Sky
at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
6:00 p.m.