All MWAV nights will be open to the public, first come, first served – no advanced registration is required. We recommend arriving early to claim your spot on the lawn when doors open at 6pm.
Yes, Movies With a View is free. If you would like to support the Conservancy’s work providing New Yorkers with hundreds of free and low cost events and activities like Movies With A View, consider making a donation here.
Food and music start at 5:00 PM on the Pier 1 Promenade, the lawn opens at 6:00 PM, and movies begin at sundown (around 8:30pm). We recommend arriving early to move through bag check, stake out a good spot, and take in the spectacular skyline!
Of course. Feel free to bring in your own food, but outside alcohol is still prohibited on the lawn. To that end, be advised that bag checks will be conducted at the entrance.
Outside alcohol and glass bottles have always been prohibited in the Park. With food and drink options from Smorgasburg, we want to remind you of this policy in order to ensure the safety and security of moviegoers.
The movies will be captioned, and if you need a seat, please see a Conservancy staff member at one of our welcome tents upon arrival. There is reserved seating at the top of the lawn (on the hardscape) for people who require physical accommodations.
No and no unfortunately. Chairs (other than wheelchairs) are not allowed on the lawn, so please bring your own blanket. Dogs are not allowed on the lawns at any time, per Park rules.
There is limited reserved seating at the top of the lawn (on the hardscape) for people who require physical accommodations. Please see a Conservancy staff member at one of our welcome tents upon arrival to inquire.
The nearest restrooms are available all night at the Pier 1 Turnaround lot, in Squibb Park and on Pier 2, as well as the Pierhouse bathrooms until 7:30 PM.
We are happy that Transportation Alternatives will once again be providing free bike valet services for moviegoers at the Pier 1 Turnaround lot off Furman Street.
For the 2022 season, Smorgasburg vendors will be opening early at 5:00pm along the Pier 1 Promenade, before the lawn opens at 6:00pm for Movies With A View. Smorgasburg will stay open through the start of the feature film (vendors closing about 15 minutes into the film, depending on demand).
Not planning to stay for the film and just want Smorgasburg? You’re welcome to come by and enjoy!
Since its launch in 2000, we’ve wowed, entertained, thrilled, and pulled at the heartstrings of over 675,000 moviegoers, making our program a summer must and one of New York City’s favorite film series. Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening in July and August on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn. There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film and enjoying the breeze off of the East River with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.
This summer marks the inaugural Festival of New York, a collaboration and celebration of the best this city has to offer: art, culture, and most importantly, US—the people whose hearts beat for New York. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we’re banding together—we’re talking live musical events, city-wide dance parties, neighborhood sports, volunteer opportunities, and so much more. The Festival offers the chance to grow, connect, and take action, all while celebrating everything that makes our city the place to be. Let’s celebrate our resilience and show the world that New York never left. The comeback summer is here!