20th Annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

August 14, 2023 Desiree Homer

The big screen comes to the lawn from August 15th through the 18th in celebration of the 20th Annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival! Mark your calendars and gather your friends. We’ll share the details for this free-to-the-public Festival so you can make plans to experience this incredible New York event.

Official Film Festival Details

The 20th Annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival will feature a roster of documentary films. Presented by National Geographic, this film festival comes to the park for an incredible lawn viewing experience. Here are the official Film Festival details:

When: August 15th through 18th

Where: Between Sheep Meadow and 72nd Street Cross Drive

Time: Gates will officially open at 6:30 PM, and the movies start around 8:00 PM.

Cost: FREE

Registration: Sign up for the films you want to see

The Documentary Movie Lineup

Check out these films, slated to be featured at this year’s Film Festival.

August 15th: The Space Race (Rain date August 16th)

August 16th: Arctic Ascent with Alex Honnold 

August 17th: Wild Life

August 18th: We Feed People

Other FAQs About the Festival

Have more questions about the 2023 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival? Find quick answers here:

Is parking available? No driving or parking of personal vehicles in Central Park.

Who can attend this Festival? This is a public, family-friendly New York event, open for free to attendees of all ages.

Is it really free? Yes! Attending the Film Festival is free of charge. However, gracious donations to the Central Park Conservancy are always welcome and appreciated.

Will there be concessions and restroom access? There are restrooms at Mineral Springs, and portable restrooms will be available. No concessions will be available. Guests can also bring their own food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Are pets allowed? Pets are not encouraged but can accompany you to the Film Festival. Any pets are required to remain on a leash throughout the duration of the event.

Is seating available? Bring your own favorite blankets and lawn chairs for assembly on the lawn to watch the movies at this year's Film Festival.

The 20th Annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival is always a great summer activity and a family-friendly thing to do in New York City. Start making plans to experience this Festival for yourself! And remember to always rely on the event planning team of professionals at EMRG Media whenever you have a New York event or celebration to plan.

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