The Jim Henson Hour: Dog City / The Song of the Cloud Forest—35th Anniversary

Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Jim Henson Hour with a screening of two programs from the series directed by Jim Henson himself. Inspired by the classic paintings of dogs playing poker, the canine gangster comedy “Dog City” won Henson an Emmy for Outstanding Direction. “The Song of the Cloud Forest,” a product of Henson’s goal to…

Suggested Ages: All
🎟 $15, $11/seniors & students, $9/ages 3-17, free/3 and under

Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson Museum 75 Varick St,

Commemorate Jackie Robinson’s enduring legacy on and off the baseball diamond with fun-filled events for fans of all ages featuring special museum tours, film screenings, hands-on activities, games, and more. Learn about Robinson’s trailblazing career and legacy in baseball, play Jackie Robinson trivia for prizes and join art activities. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $18/adults, $15/ages 5-17 & 65+, free/ages 4 & under

Classic Warner Bros. Cartoons

Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria

See a selection of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies classics on the big screen. These nine shorts showcase some of the studio’s most celebrated classics and several of the most beloved Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Sylvester, and Tweety. Directed by Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Art Davis, and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $15, $11/seniors & students, $9/ages 3-17, free/3 and under

Noguchi Museum Education Resource Room & Film Screenings

The Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City

In celebration of Earth Day, visitors of all ages are invited to explore resources related to Isamu Noguchi and the Museum in the Education Studio. At 1 pm and 1:30 pm, join screenings of Isamu Noguchi (1972), a 30-minute documentary film by Michael Blackwood that illuminates Noguchi’s unique perspective on the way we as individuals and as a…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $12, $6/students & seniors, free/ages 11 & under

Free Barbie Screening

New York Hall of Science Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, Queens

Join Rooftop Films  for a one night only revival of the Queens Drive-In, outdoors at the New York Hall of Science. Drive-in parking will be first come, first served.  Viewing will be available for those attending without a car. Presented in partnership with NYC Council Member Francisco Moya, NYSCI, and the Museum of the Moving…

Event Series Elemental


Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria

See a screening of Pixar’s 2023 release in a lovely theater. Brilliantly rendered flames, water drops, clouds, and soil come alive as characters inhabiting a New York–like metropolis. Director Sohn finds inspiration from his own immigrant family’s story while taking the opposites-attract theme to its extreme with a romance between Fire and Water. Sassy, loyal,…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+
🎟 $15, $11/seniors & students, $9/ages 3-17, free/3 and under

ENCOUNTERS: a day of experimental performance and film

Hauser & Wirth 18th St 443 West 18th Street,

Join a day of experimental performance and film presented by Hauser & Wirth Publishers, MACK, and SPBH Editions in conjunction with the Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair. Artists including Teju Cole, Carmen Winant, Stephen Shore, Justine Kurland, RaMell Ross and Vince Aletti will activate the gallery, amphitheater, and bookstore of Hauser & Wirth…

Wall to Wall Prince

Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th Street,

Join an unforgettable extravaganza of music, film, dance, stories, and more, as an incredible roster of artists pays tribute to the legendary Prince through a nonstop celebration and exploration of the icon and the work he created, championed, and inspired. Happenings include a sing-along, original choreography, an exclusive conversation with the team bringing Purple Rain…

Star Wars Screening

Rooftop Cinema Club Midtown 60 W 37th St,

Celebrate Star Wars Day with special themed screenings of the original late 70s/early 80s trilogy. Before the film and enjoy Star Wars trivia, photo ops, and a costume contest. Starting at 4 pm, settle in and watch Star Wars: A New Hope on a big screen under the stars. Stick around for screenings of the…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
🎟 $35

Classic Fleischer Cartoons

Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park 188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn

See family friendly classics at a chic cinema with waiters serving food & drinks during the movie, plus retro video games in the lobby. A block of Max Fleischer cartoons featuring new restorations of Betty Boop, Popeye, Koko the Clown and more. Max Fleischer is one of the most renowned pioneers in animation. From 1919…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
🎟 $15

May the 4th Be with You: A Tribute to Star Wars

The Paley Center for Media 25 W 52 Street,

Celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th with the screening of three treasures from the Paley Archive. See the original cast of Star Wars on The Muppet Show, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Star Wars, and a special in-depth look at the Star Wars legacy from the History Channel.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $20, $16/students, free/ages 1 & under

Movies Under the Stars: The Muppets Take Manhattan

Sara D. Roosevelt Park Rivington Street between Chrystie Street & Forsyth Street,

Grab a blanket and enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park. See The Muppets Take Manhattan, a 1984 American musical comedy where Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's more difficult than they anticipated.

Margaret Mead Film Festival: Earth in Focus

American Museum of Natural History 200 Central Park West at W 79th Street,

Five family-friendly shorts from around the world play on a loop throughout the day in Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, celebrating the intricate relationship between humanity and the natural world and remember our duty to cherish, protect, and preserve the Earth for generations to come.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 Suggested $28/ages 12-65, $16/ages 2-12, $22/students & seniors, free/ages 2 & under

A Salute to Television Mothers

The Paley Center for Media 25 W 52 Street,

Celebrate Mother’s Day with screenings of programs that recognize the love and contributions of TV moms for a variety of comic families, both scripted and animated. Survey how mothers have been respected on television for over sixty years, featuring such iconic Moms as Carol Brady, Marge Simpson, and Rainbow Johnson. Many of the episodes deal…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $20, $16/students, free/ages 1 & under

The Muppets Take Manhattan

Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria

See a 40th anniversary screening a screening of the 1984 star-studded Muppet classic on a big screen. When the Muppets’ college revue is a big hit, they decide to take the show all the way to Broadway. Adjusting to the hustle and bustle of New York City, Kermit takes a job at a local restaurant…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
🎟 $15, $11/seniors & students, $9/ages 3-17, free/3 and under

The Masked Singer: Behind the Mask!

The Paley Center for Media 25 W 52 Street,

Step into a world where mystery, music, and masquerade converge in an exhibit featuring the artistry, mystery, and competition of FOX’s hit show. Framed by a stunning selection of the series' costumes, video highlights, artifacts, and photography, this immersive exhibition is a celebration of the innovative and addictive television favorite. Make Masked Singer–themed arts and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
🎟 $21.50/ages 12+, $17.50/students & seniors, free/ages 11 & under 

Backyard Family Day & Mozart for Munchkins Jazzical

Hudson Yards 30 Hudson Yards,

Am all day line-up of family-friendly activities includes a screening of DC League of Super-Pets on the outdoor 30-foot big screen (10:30 am), a special jazzical performance by Mozart for Munchkins (1 pm), and interactive puppet show "The Little Red Hen" by WonderSpark Puppets (3 pm). Inside, enjoy face painting (12 pm–4 pm) and custom…

Lenfest Kids: “Blue Giant”

Columbia University: Lenfest Center for the Arts 615 W 129th Street,

Columbia University School of Arts' monthly series of films for the whole family offers a free screening of the 2023 Japanese animated film Blue Giant. Dai Miyamoto's life is turned upside down the day he discovers jazz. A former high school basketball player, Dai picks up a saxophone and begins practicing day and night, determined…

Open Worlds Opening Weekend

Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria

Celebrate Museum of the Moving Image's Open Worlds,  a new accessible, 15,500-square-foot, climate-controlled, WiFi-enabled community resource for visitors of all ages looking to convene, find creative inspiration, learn about and experience new media technologies, or participate in many diverse programming selections. DJ Stretch Armstrong will kick off the party alongside an installation by artist Joshua…

Event Series FILM FORUM Jr.

FILM FORUM Jr.: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Film Forum 209 West Houston Street,

Film Forum screens classic family films on Sundays, introducing young cinephiles to Buster Keaton, Abott and Costello, Spielberg and other beloved family-friendly films on a big screen. See the 1982 mega-blockbuster, nominated for nine Oscars, winning four (including one for John Williams’ unforgettable score). Left behind by his ship, a friendly alien befriends and bonds…

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+
🎟 $13