– August 29 2019

Bring a blanket, food, and friends to Movie Night Under the Arch featuring the cult classic Dirty Dancing. Space opens at 6:00 PM for blankets and picnicking—first come, first served—so arrive early to snag a spot. The movie will begin at dusk (around 8:00 PM).


Baby (Jennifer Grey) is one listless summer away from the Peace Corps. Hoping to enjoy her youth while it lasts, she’s disappointed when her summer plans deposit her at a sleepy resort in the Catskills with her parents. Her luck turns around, however, when the resort’s dance instructor, Johnny (Patrick Swayze), enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two fall in love. Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.

Captions will be displayed for the movie.  No tables, tents, and umbrellas are permitted and strictly enforced by Park Security. All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection. Seating is first come, first served. Free and open to all.

Thursday, August 29th


Under the Arch

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Presented by the NYU Office of Alumni RelationsNYC Parks, and Washington Square Park Conservancy.