Madagascar 3** at Forsyth Park, July 26

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madagascarJoin the Madagascar pals on Friday, July 26 as they seek to get back to the New York Central Zoo with lots of laughs along the way.  Forsyth Park is the perfect backdrop for Madagascar 3**, sponsored by the Junior League of Kingston.  The Nature Center will stay open late to ensure our very own Kingston zoo friends receive some extra love and attention.  Kingston City School District students in Middle or Elementary school can participate in a “book exchange” from 7:30-8:15pm and exchange their free end of the year summer book with a new or gently used one.  The Junior League, our evening’s sponsor, will also be on hand to provide information about Kinderland II, the exciting and much needed rebuild of the Kinderland play structure located at Forsyth Park.   Popcorn generously provided by the 99 Restaurant and ice cold water from our great friends at Binnewater will be available to all guests free of charge.

If you come PLEASE park at Deitz Stadium or take the free Kingston Citibus Trolley.  Parking within the park will be restricted to protect the safety of our guests.  Grab your lawn chairs or throw blankets and come on down for an evening of fun.

** A note on programming: All films are subject to public presentation copyright licensing.  Although Kingston Parks Movies Under the Stars reserved and paid for the Lion King movie license for this evening, Disney pulled the film from public presentation licensing nationwide after our program had gone to print.  We will do our best to obtain another license next year.  Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the first two-Madagascar 3 is super fun; both grown ups and kids will share many laughs!

We’ll see YOU at the Movies!


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

August 9 – West Side Story, Rotary Park, Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Kingston & 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.

August 30 – Far and Away (Grown up night), Gallo Park, Bonus Night

September 6 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Hasbrouck Park


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)