DUMBO is a neighborhood in Brooklyn; its name comes from the union of the words Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The area has two sections; one located between Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, which connects Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River, and one that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area, this can be reached after crossing the Brooklyn bridge, an area that originally was home of artists and designers, that took advantage of the wide open spaces in the buildings to suit with large lofts, this is a sector with a great view of the East River, with quiet streets that attracts tourists, the park with tables next to the river, where you can enjoy different perspectives of New York buildings; During the summer the park offers a large selection of movies that can be enjoyed under the stars, with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan, naturally this park, located between the two bridges, has been used as a location in numerous films, it is ideal for taking pictures of Manhattan from below the imposing structure of the Brooklyn Bridge.
If you come to New York in late September, you can’t miss the Art Under the Bridge Festival, organized by the Dumbo Arts Center, where emerging artists interact with the audience in public spaces. If your visit doesn't coincide with this festival, do not worry, there is a guided tour of Dumbo art specialists, where you will learn about the galleries and art movements of the area.
DUMBO offers an eclectic and enticing dining scene, such as Pete's Downtown Restaurant and Grimaldi's Pizzeria, as well as specialty shops such as Jacques Torres Chocolate. In addition to food there are many more "American" options, as the exquisite Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (corner of Old Fulton Water Street), or Bubby's pancakes and pies, worshiped by the neighbors (corner of Main with Plymouth Street). In any case you must visit it in any season, especially in the evening with the Manhattan lights heating up.
And if you need an internet connection, remember that there is free Wi-Fi at New York parks, just make a small entry in their databases.
Location: BRYANT PARK
Schedule: From June to August
Every Monday between June and August, Bryant Park, located behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets and 5th and 6th avenues; opens the doors at 5:00 p.m. The spectators spread their blankets and start to enjoy the food that is allowed to enter and get ready to enjoy the film that is projected from 8:00 PM.
The entrance to Bryant Park is on 42nd Street with 6th Avenue, parking is available on the 6th Avenue and 41st Street and it is free for bicycles.
A communication service in real-time translates subtitles; help devices are available for every movie.
For the security of all the attendees to the Film Festival, bags, briefcases, backpacks will be inspected before entering the lawn area (the garden and surrounding gravel).
The gravel area surrounding the lawn opens at 4:00 p.m. The lawn opens at 5:00 pm.
In case of leaving the grass area, all packages, bags, etc… will be inspected once again for re-entry.
Enjoy the movie!
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8:30 pm between July and August
During the summer, movies under the stars are projected around 70th Street. Families, friends and lovers prepare picnics and settle in for a movie in the evening at Pier 1. The film begins when it’s dark enough to see the image on the screen, depending on the sunset, generally at 8:30 pm. There are only 250 seats distributed, you can book your seat when you are on the site. If there are not seats available, sit in front or behind the chairs section. Pets (dogs) are welcome on a leash. Space is limited, if rain occurs, the film is canceled.
This program is free, seats are limited so arrive early; if you cant bring your own chairs or blankets.
It’ll be open two hours before starting the film. Some of the movies are presented with subtitles.
There is also the Pier 1 Coffee shop for those who want to watch the film accompanied by some snacks and a drink in the moonlight.
Visit this page to see the schedules: https://www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/series