Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

June 07, 2013

Randy Simons
Dan Keefe
(518) 486-1868

Williamsburg Summer Nights; Movies in the Park Schedule Released

State Parks and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth team together to provide star line-up of FREE movies at East River State Park

NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) have teamed together and are pleased to announce a series of family-fun films at East River State Park this summer season. The free movies will range from the ever humorous to the much loved films by all, including; "Despicable Me," "Up" and "Hugo." Also on the show list this year are Academy Award winning movies such as; "The Artist" and "Life of Pi." The summer movie series will wind up the season with the action drama - James Bond, 007; "Skyfall"!


Where: East River State Park
When: Monday nights from 6pm -10:30pm, from June 24th to July 29th, 2013
Start Times: Feature films start at 8:30pm, seating begins at 6pm

What's Playing:

June 24th: "Despicable Me" by Pierre Coffin & Chriss Renaud, PG
July 1st: "Life of Pi" by Ang Lee, PG July 8th "Hugo" by Martin Scorsese, PG
July 15th: "The Artist" by Michel Hazanavicius, PG-13
July 22nd: "Up" by Bob Peterson & Pete Docter, PG
July 29th: "Skyfall" by Sam Mendes, PG-13

So come on out and join us in watching some good family entertainment on these hot summer nights in a free and open-air environment, overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Cool down, cozy-up and sink in!

WILLIAMSBURG Summer Nights; Movies in the Park is a public entertainment program presented by NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth and sponsored by Biba of New York.

Admission is free!

Call the Movies in the Parks hotline at 718-782-2731 for updated weather-related cancellations. For regional press matters such as movie selection contact NAG Development Director Joy Glidden at 917-488-7495.

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) is a grassroots community planning and social/environmental justice organization based in the Northside that has served the broader Williamsburg/Greenpoint waterfront community since 1994. Founded as Neighbors Against Garbage, NAG's original mission was to connect the underused waterfront of Greenpoint/Williamsburg back into the adjacent neighborhood while preserving the mixed-income and mixed-use character of the community. NAG has fought to achieve much-needed waterfront parkland (including East River State Park), the preservation of viable industrial and artisanal jobs, the creation of affordable housing, and development strategies that maintain neighborhood character.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation maintains and operates 179 state parks and 35 historic sites. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.