Central Park In The Movies

Central Park In The Movies

The earliest cinematic portrayals of Central Park were almost always romantic in nature. Whether it was the backdrop for joyous singing and dancing, as in “On the Town”, or the setting for sentimental love stories, such as “Portrait of Jennie”, the park was seen as...

Central Park Film Festival 2108

Celebrate great New York films and filmmakers under the stars at the 2018 Central Park Film Festival.  This year’s lineup will include two of our Top Ten Central Park Movies – Hair and The Muppets Take Manhattan.  Rounding out the schedule is a classic...

2015 Central Park Film Festival

This year’s lineup of films is an eclectic collection of favorites from the 70’s and 80’s Tuesday, Aug 25: Fame  (R) Wednesday, Aug 26: The Blues Brothers  (R) Thursday, Aug 27: Airplane!  (PG) Friday, Aug 28: Raging Bull  (R) Saturday, Aug 29:...

2014 Central Park Film Festival

Movies have been shot in Central Park for over a century now (the first was “Romeo and Juliet” in 1908). So what better place to celebrate the world’s most iconic park? Top Ten Central Park Movies Join us at the 2014 Central Park Film Festival Aug. 18 through...

Top Ten Central Park Movies

Movies have been shot in Central Park for over a century now (the first was “Romeo and Juliet” in 1908) and I thought it would be a great idea to pick the ten best of all time. The criteria used in the selection process were admittedly biased, but we did...

2011 Central Park Film Festival

Music is the theme at the ninth annual Central Park Film Festival, which brings free movies to the heart of Manhattan for five nights, Aug. 23-27. From rock to country, the films will celebrate great musicians and the best in popular music, with each night showcasing...

Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear – and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel – or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!

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