When Harry Met Sally – Season Opener, June 22
Join us at Gallo Park, on Saturday, June 22 for a screening of When Harry Met Sally sponsored by the Kingston Waterfront Marketing Association. This is a grown up night as you probably don’t want to explain to the kiddos why the corn beef is so darn delicious. Come early for a romantic ride on the Rip Van Winkle or dine at one of the fabulous restaurants lining the waterfront and lower Broadway and make it a dinner and a movie night. Free Popcorn each week provided by 99 Restaurant in collaboration with Queens Gally and ice cold water is provided by our friends at Binnewater. Enjoy!
Free transportation available through the historic Citibus Jitney Trolly (see transportation/logistics page for full list of stops) or parking is available on-street and in municipal lots. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and snuggle in for a funny, heartwarming movie night brought to you by the Friends of Kingston Parks and Recreation.
If the weather looks frightful, the movie and location will be rescheduled to a back up rain date at the end of the season. Check the website for details.
Coming Soon to a Park Near You:
June 28 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hasbrouck Park, Sponsored by LIUNA 17 & Hudson Valley Building Trades
July 5 – The Sandlot, Barman Park, Sponsored by Binnewater Spring Water
The Kingston Candy Bar, uptown Kingston’s emporium of deliciousness will celebrate the film by providing Smore’s! The Knothole League will be organizing kids games and setting up tee-ball skills practice stations so some early and join in the fun.
July 13 – Casablanca, Wall Street, Sponsored by Basch & Keegan
July 19 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Kingston Point Beach, Sponsored by the Kingston Firefighters Union
Rock on with the Center for Creative Education interactive program and get moving. CCE’s award winning youth dance ensembles and Percussion Orchastra of Kingston will get your feet tapping and your heart pumping! Find out more visit http://cce-kingston.org/
July 26 – The Lion King, Forsyth Park, Sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston
Our evening’s sponsor, the Junior League will be on hand to discuss their plan for Kinderland II and the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center will make sure the center is open late so that the family can visit all the animals. The Kingston Federation of Teachers will host a “Book Exchange” from 7:30pm-8:15pm for any Middle School or Elementary student wishing to exchange their free end of the school year summer book for a new or gently used one. This free summer reading program is funded by the Kingston Federation of Teachers and Senator Larkin.
August 2 – The Princess Bride, Cornell Park, Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops and Operating Engineers 825
Come early for an interactive program of Karate and Martial Arts by Keith Bennett’s Karate Academy, teaching kids discipline and self confidence in a safe environment. For more information visit http://www.keithbennettkarate.com/
August 9 – West Side Story, Rotary Park, Sponsored by The Rotary Club & Sunshine Rotary Club
Come early for the The Gold Hope Duo: Stripped down upbeat Rhythm & Blues, Country, folk and a pinch of Rockabilly, The Gold Hope Duo is a joint effort between front-persons Lara Hope and Matt “The Knife” Goldpaugh. Lara strums the guitar while Matt slaps the Upright Bass or picks the 5 String Banjo. They share percussion duties with their fast feet and live by the motto “If you can’t do it, kazoo it!” Their powerful voices intertwine, harmonize and amaze. A duo sure to make you dance, laugh, drink and grab your partner’s behind. They’re made of fun! Check them out at
August 16 – Back to the Future, Hutton Park, Sponsored by RUPCO
The Kingston Federation of Teachers will host a “Book Exchange” from 7:30pm-8:15pm for any Elementary student wishing to exchange their free end of the school year summer book for a new or gently used one. This free summer reading program is funded by the Kingston Federation of Teachers and Senator Larkin.
August 23 – Men in Black, Academy Green Park, Sponsored by Academy General Insurance
DJ Jilly is back for season 2’s ending celebration so come early for dancing and karaoke! Special treats and lots of fun as we celebrate another great season of movies under the stars.
Kingston Parks Movies under the Stars is an all-volunteer committee of organizations and individuals committed to bringing free, family entertainment to Kingston’s wonderful parks and public spaces. Donations are always welcome to keep this program going. Questions or more information please call 332.6600 or email JenFuentes77(at)gmail.com